Describe the best wedding that happened at Hensol Castle ?
We have enjoyed hosting each and every wedding at our castle. Each couple styles our venue completely differently so we particularly enjoy helping them decide on details of their special day and see photographs afterwards! At the moment we're really enjoying weddings which have the ceremony outside under our bandstand. Overlooking the lake, this area is beautiful for summer wedding ceremonies.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Decide on a budget in advance. To do this we advise couples decide on their 'non negotiables' which they absolutely need to have included in their wedding against things which are additional extra's if they can afford them closer to the wedding date.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
There are so many to choose from! Some that have stood out over the years are when children of the couple have made speeches, family dogs attending for photographs around the grounds and so many others! Recently one of couples had a private first look with one another before the ceremony and they also had their DJ play a song and counted from 1-50 with couples leaving the dancefloor for how many years they had been married, leaving the longest married couple on the dancefloor by the end of the song!
Describe Hensol Castle in 5 adjectives
Fairytale, stunning, charming, grand and unforgettable.
Where’s the best photo spot at Hensol Castle ?
There are so many to choose from but two of our favourites are outside the front of the castle and/or on our pontoon overlooking our 15-acre lake (perfect for golden hour shots).
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Hensol Castle ?
Yes we have!
What’s your favourite canapé?
Mini smoked salmon blini, crème fraiche, dill and lemon
What is Hensol Castle most unique feature?
You don't get more unique than a 17th century castle!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our exceptional team who go above and beyond for all our couples on prior, during and following their dream day.