Review: The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

Today we have a wonderful review of the beautiful Angel Hotel, Abergavenny.



Awarded AA Hotel of the Year in Wales, The Angel Hotel is something very special. I was invited to come along to view their wedding showcase a while ago and experience an overnight stay. Our boobless Bride Dawn also joined me for the evening. And what a great night we had too!

There is literally something for everyone to enjoy here. Their award winning Afternoon teas for one are legendary (great for treating mum or your bridesmaids!). But today, we’re focusing on weddings and what they can provide for you on your big day!


If you’ve yet to book your wedding venue, then I honestly think you should take a closer look at The Angel. They have a variety of packages to suit all budgets and if you are looking to get married this year… they have a great offer running too!

When I arrived at the hotel, I was greeted by friendly staff, all very warm and welcoming. I was then shown around the different locations they offer for weddings.

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Inside the hotel itself, you have the Ballroom or Brecon Suite to choose from for the ceremony. Two very different and unique spaces.8788a62158f657378425a5c0a9d74941


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I felt they have all the bases covered. Even with being situated on the high street, once inside, you felt like you were miles away. And if you were worried about where you can have your wedding photographs taken…don’t.  The beautiful Abergavenny Castle is a two minute walk away!


So, if you are thinking of taking a closer look, do it… we did and loved our stay!



Featured Venue- Howell’s School, Llandaff

Today, we want to introduce you to a fabulous wedding venue in Cardiff. Howell’s School, Llandaff.  Natasha from Empire Events is here to tell you all about it. Please note, all images in this post are by © Maria Farrelly Photography

Howell’s School, Llandaff is a beautiful wedding venue set in Llandaff, 2 miles from Cardiff City Centre. With stunning grounds and buildings it is perfectly designed for weddings. The idilic venue offers a beautiful and quaint interior for your perfect day.

Built in 1858, the venue has plenty of History and charm. Situated in the main school, The Great Hall is the perfect backdrop for your wedding reception or ceremony. With original features such as wood panelling, stained glass windows and Shakespearean murals it makes for a unique wedding location.

View from the front of the Great Hall
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Other areas included in our Wedding packages are use of the quaint and intimate Headmistresses Garden which is perfect for reception drinks or lawn games.Howells School CardiffThe Courtyard which is in the centre of the school features garden furniture, a water feature and lots of lovely plants so guests can sit outside on a warm day.

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Your wedding day should be perfect and Empire Events will do everything possible to make sure that you and your guests have a memorable and enjoyable day.
Howell’s School, Llandaff offers several options for arrival drinks with an intimate courtyard and garden. There are many wonderful photographic opportunities so you can capture every moment of your special day.

 Your Event Coordinator will be on hand to discuss a bespoke wedding package that will meet all of your needs. We will be delighted to offer advise and guidance on all the finishing touches available to make your wedding day individual and unforgettable.
We have many years of experience and have worked with some fantastic suppliers from Photographers (such as Maria Farrelly Photography), Florists, Decor suppliers,Weddings Dress shops, Stationers, Car suppliers and much more! We can offer support when you are looking for experienced people who you can trust with your special day.
Working with SW Catering and Spiros offers you a range of cuisine for your big day. From hog roasts, afternoon tea and BBQ’s to a three course wedding breakfast.  They will be able to offer you a personalised service to make your day truly special.
If you are looking for a completely unique venue, within minutes of Cardiff City Centre and with plenty of History and charm Howell’s School, Llandaff is the perfect venue for you!

Would you like to find out more?

Contact Sophie or Natasha on to find out more or book a viewing.

We have a Wedding Fayre on the 26th October 2014 which is a fantastic opportunity to view the venue, meet us and some of our fantastic recommended suppliers.

Please take a look at our website for more information about our Wedding Fayre.