Hay Castle

£1,000 - £8,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 70
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Offering a relaxed and elegant environment, Hay Castle provides both a fascinating and stunning space to hold weddings, blessings and civil ceremonies.
Hay Castle Pricing & Costs

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Please note Hay Castle can accommodate 70 guests for ceremony and main food offering. This number reduces to 60 if a band or DJ will be part of your celebrations. For total evening guests we can accommodate 100. £1,000 for ceremony (inside castle or outside on lawn*) £7,000 for reception (until midnight) *weather permitting
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
External caterers not permitted
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In-house catering
(price per head)

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What is included in this pricing:
Wine allowance per guest
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Minimum numbers apply
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Hay Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence
Wildflower or Biodegradable confetti permitted
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available


Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Scheduled Ancient Monument including Norman Tower viewing platform view stunning views
Open Flame Permitted
Pet Friendly
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Hay Castle Full Description
Hay Castle warmly invites couples to unite in a unique and special way; an ancient monument beautifully embellished with contemporary design. A site of great historical interest and a centre for literature, the arts and education. Hay Castle sits proudly in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, the famous Town of Books; an inspiring location, home to the globally renowned Hay Festival and set against the impressive backdrop of the Black Mountains. Offering a relaxed and elegant environment, Hay Castle provides both a fascinating and stunning space to hold weddings, blessings and civil ceremonies. And with just a small number of weddings taking place at Hay Castle each year, this is a rare opportunity to weave your story into the fabric of Hay Castle's history. Our tale goes back almost a thousand years, from medieval sieges to the swinging sixties. Make your mark and start the next chapter of your new lives together in a majestic and magical setting.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Hay Castle Location & Contact Details


Oxford Road, Hay On Wye, Powys, HR3 5DG, Wales

Nearest Town

Hay on Wye

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 J24

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Cardiff or Bristol

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

An LED light up sheep - the family were sheep farmers!

Where’s the best photo spot at Hay Castle?

Norman Tower viewing platform overlooking the roof-tops of Hay-on-Wye, the Radnorshire Hills and the river Wye itself.

What is Hay Castle most unique feature?

Ancient wooden gates upon entrance to Hay Castle.