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St. Davids DayHappy St David’s Day to you all!!!

To all those that have chosen to get married on our national day, Hooray! We hope you have an incredible day :)

And to those celebrating wedding anniversaries today, Happy Anniversary!

To all those planning their big days STOP what you are doing!!! We are running a 24 hour FLASH SALE on our Cwtchfest tickets to celebrate.  WHOOOPPP!


That is a massive 50% off for just 24 hours!!! What are you waiting for?  Just click here

Cwtchfest is our brilliantly amazing wedding festival which is taking place this year on April 9th at St Fagan’s National History Museum- you cannot get more Welsh than this incredible museum. If you want to know more just click here

Did you know that you can also get married in this iconic welsh location?  No?  Well why not contact the team to find out more and come down to meet them on the day?

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CWTCHFEST: One Sleep To Go

Eek… its Cwtchfest Eve and we are like little kids running around, ridiculously excited at the delights that await tomorrow.

We do hope you will all be joining us. If you are yet to buy your ticket, you can do so by simply clicking on the link below.


What time does it all start? 

The event opens at 11am and there are 100 AMAZING goody bags (full of actual goodies!) for those arriving first (one for each engaged couple)

You’ll be given a site plan (see below) upon arrival which will detail where everything is and a timetable for when the workshops, live music & tours of the Glanusk Estate are running.

Our huge exhibitor tent is full to the brim of Wales’ leading wedding professionals. In the Yurt we have our fabulous workshops. There is a pop up tea room in the tipi and Live music and a bar in the main stretch tent. PLUS lots lots more…

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You need to come in the main gates to the Estate off the A40 – look for the Cwtchfest banner.  The entrance is about 2 miles out of Crickhowell on the A40, travelling in the direction of Brecon.

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When you arrive on site, you will be directed to the parking area. There will be stewards onsite to direct you. Once parked you will need to make your way to the registration desk to collect your ID&C wristband.

PLEASE remember to bring your ticket with you! Eventbrite will have sent you an email which includes a barcode. We can simply scan this for speed.ID&C wristbands

Can I buy a ticket on the door? 

Yes… but you will need to pay £10 cash (each) as there is no card facility on the site.

Children are very welcome at CWTCHFEST. An entry fee of £1 each is payable on the door.

Who is exhibiting?

A full list of all our exhibitors is printed on our site map which you will be given upon arrival. We have a main exhibitor tent where you will find most of our exhibitors such as photographers, florists, bridal wear etc…  However, across the field there will be many other exhibitors showcasing their larger products and services such as the incredible Show Marquees, Stretch tents, Yurt, Bell tents, VW camper vans, live music, pop up tea room plus most of the catering companies.

There is also a very special surprise waiting for you to discover in the secret chapel! Make sure you make some time to visit it during the day. We promise you won’t be disappointed! There is something truly beautiful in there waiting for you to discover.

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Any other info I need to know?

  • Glanusk is a private estate with stunning grounds please make sure you all wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for all weather eventualities- the weather forecast is looking good but we do live in beautiful Wales- so bring your suncream and your brolly!
  • We are sorry but no dogs are allowed onto the Glanusk Estate.
  • PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING CASH. There are NO card facilities on site
  • #Cwtchfest2016 is the hashtag of the event- use in your social media feeds so we can find you and see your amazing festival pics.

Last but not least, we want you to all have an amazing day!

My team and I have all worked tirelessly to bring you one epic wedding festival that we hope you will all love. We have collaborated with so many local businesses which have all gone above and beyond what they normally would for a wedding fayre which is what makes CWTCHFEST the best wedding event taking place in Wales. We look forward to meeting you all for a drink at the bar later. ~ Maria x


Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight: Part 8


Hello Cwtchers, Today on the blog we have a Cwtchfest exhibitors spotlight showing you a little of what you can expect from #Cwtchfest2016 on April 17th April at Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell. These three fantastic suppliers are just a taste of the amazing … Continue reading


Stop what you are doing Cwtchers!!!

Today we are launching a fabulous week long Cwtchfest competition for you and your wedding party to win tickets to come along to this years highly anticipated Welsh wedding festival – Cwtchfest on April 17th.

Let’s forget the grey winter weather for a moment and let us transport you to a day of Wales’ best wedding suppliers in the stunning location that is Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell




Cwtchfest is a different kind of wedding planning experience, we have combined the traditional element of a wedding fayre and shaken and stirred it to give you a fabulous cocktail of music, workshops, food, cool bars, demos and lots more.

This day is all about you- our brides to be having an absolute blast!!  Wedding planning should be fun and exciting and we can guarantee you and your wedding party will have LOTS at Cwtchfest!



This fabulous competition allows you and your wedding party to come and join us on the day!!!

To be in with a chance all you have to do is simply fill out the below:

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The winner will be announced on Saturday 5th March.   If you cannot wait to hear if you have won the tickets you can buy some by simply clicking on the below picture!

click here for tickets

T&C’s- Maximum of 7 tickets




All of us ladies that work at Cwtch HQ would like to wish you our lovely readers a Very Happy New Year! 

There will be some of you who are brand new to us and the beautiful, crazy and sometimes overwhelming world of weddings and we would like to give you a HUGE hello and welcome and also a BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement.

As a welcome we are extending our CWTCHFEST EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER for this weekend- See below!

We are all here to offer our individual and collective advice and experience as wedding industry professionals, newly married brides and brides to be.

The main thing you need to know is that we are a loveable bunch who do this because we love this industry and being involved in your very special day.  Every wedding we get to see and work on and every bride has their unique touch and we love to celebrate that.

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We would like to introduce to our new readers and also refresh our current to our kick ass Wedding event which is going to be filled with some flipping awe inspiring suppliers.



As a thank you for all the support we have had so far we offered an Early bird price of £7 for December.

We have extended the offer for this weekend to welcome any new readers!

*normal price £10


Last years tickets SOLD OUT! So be quick.



CWTCHFEST 2016 will be full of ideas, inspiration, workshops, entertainment and plenty of food & drink to help you feel happy & full :)

Planning a wedding should be fun and that’s exactly what this event is all about. Having great fun booking the best suppliers and coming away with some brilliant ideas for your wedding.

We have partnered up  the incredible Glanusk Estate (home of the Green Man Festival), Crickhowell. 


We are thrilled to be working alongside County Marquees & Wedding Tipi to bring you inspiring ways to showcase an outdoor wedding!

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The iGency will be giving us live music that will keep us dancing until the early evening. TheiGency are a small, unique live music agency representing the very best wedding entertainment South Wales has to offer. They supply top quality professional entertainment to hundreds of weddings every year.

The iGency is run by partners Suzanne & Ryan who have over 30 years professional, first hand industry experience. They are experts in music and performance and use their experience to create, manage and mentor cool, stylish, contemporary bands.

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You can expect lots of exciting ideas from the very best the Welsh wedding industry has to offer.

We will have our exhibitor tent open between 11-5 allowing you to peruse at your leisure a world of inspiration and to meet face to face the people who work so hard to make your day unique.

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The inspiration won’t stop in the exhibition tent!  Outside in the beautiful surroundings of  Glanusk Estate and Park you will find the best in food outlets who will be serving their delicious treats giving you a wealth of ideas for your day and evening receptions.

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