Last weekend, we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to a friend’s wedding. The venue was Craig Y Nos in Powys, Wales. Originally the country manor of Captain Rice Powell, this neo-gothic castle was also home to the great Adelina Patti. It’s now a perfect setting for a wedding as well as being host to nightly Ghost Tours of the old TB ward on the top floor.
For our stay, we were in the Gatehouse. This is sleeps 4-8 people and has it’s own living room area.
There was another double bedroom on the ground floor, which I didn’t get a photo of, and then this creepy alcove with 2 more single beds…
The wedding itself was in the theatre that Adelina Patti had specially built. The bride and groom looked absolutely stunning and in a twist that very much suited the couple, they were welcomed in to married life by a pair of Storm Troopers (Courtesy of the 501st UK Garrison, who only accept charity donations for their work).
The afternoon reception was held in the conservatory. The tables were decorated with tea cup posy’s and cake stands with tiny floral arrangements. All of the porcelain and china used was owned by family members who were unable to be at the ceremony.
Of course, you put a plant in a tiny tea cup and someone (me) will end up being silly with it..
Between the afternoon reception and the evening do, we had time for a much needed coffee as well as a wander around the grounds.
The evening event was great fun, even with the rather terrible 90s DJ who announced every single track! There was a hog roast, cake and sweets dotted around the whole venue.
The next morning, we were happily provided with a full English breakfast and we all seemed to have made it through hangover free.
After breakfast, me and PJ took time to properly survey the grounds. It’s such a beautifully quiet location and, luckily, the weather stayed dry.
It was such a perfect weekend and such a fantastic wedding. I’m very grateful tat they invited us to share the day with them.
Did you go on any adventures last weekend? Let me know in the comments.