Welcome to Your Bespoke Barn Weddings
Whatever you want your celebration of love to feel like we’re here to help guide the way.
WE PROVIDE VERSATILE OUTDOOR & AGRICULTURAL SPACES TO ENTERTAIN YOUR LOVED ONES creating fond memories together that will last a lifetime!
OUR FLEXIBLE OPTIONS AND LAID-BACK ATTITUDE MAY NOT SUIT ALL COUPLES… BUT WE BELIEVE YOUR CELEBRATION OF LOVE SHOULD BE AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE!!
South Wales Venues
A message from your wedding Co-ordinators, Helen & Alex.
Once seen as an alternative, outdoor weddings are now more popular than ever offering a beautiful informal environment for guests to enjoy time together without having to deal with legal formalities and the ease of not having to move between locations, for ceremony, party & accommodation, meaning more time to enjoy each others company and celebrate.
Over the past 11 years, we’ve been lucky enough to work at venues across the Uk and Europe now coming to settle together in beautiful South Wales. So much has changed in those 11 years!! Whereas our clients once paid extravagantly for the luxury of losing consciousness, today’s clients are spending their money on raising it, and why should this not extend to your wedding?
We’ve certainly learned a lot along the way as well. From our first wedding back in 2010 in a very soggy field by a lake with no electricity or water on-site let alone toilets to today with our Beautiful Barns fully kitted out with showers, electricity, furniture, sound system, and more!! Thankfully times are changing and we’re so pleased to have learned these lessons for you in the past so we can help guide you today in curating your perfect celebration. Gone are the days of wasted table wine and half-eaten pre-booked plated dinners, Hello sparkling English wine, craft beers, mocktails, and sumptuous grazing feasts. We got rid of all the airbeds in our glamping tents, no one needed their night to be deflated by a leaky bed, so we replaced them with a raised memory foam mattress. We let you stock the bar, You know when you turn up to a “wedding venue” and its warm bottled Stella at £7 a pop, yawn, not us, we work with local breweries and producers to make sure we’re fully stocked with you cult favorites and there is plenty to whet your appetite from our doorstep too!!
The reason we love outdoor events is the freedom and space that you have to create an experience for your guests. Free from other people’s decoration choices and clipboard-waving wedding planners, your not on a conveyor of daily weddings crammed into the same tired space, you are able to curate your whole celebration in one place, to your taste, keeping the party going with all your loved ones, we’re a FOMO free wedding zone, well unless you’re not getting wed with us of course!! 😉
After all, weddings are expensive, The average total cost of a wedding in 2019 was £31,974, which was actually £299 less than the previous year and in 2021/22 we’re already seeing massive price increases due to limited dates available for venues, suppliers & honeymoon destinations. Luckily this didn’t affect us too much as we only opened in 2020 so it’s been a blessing in disguise, we have had time to source and build lots more elements into the venue taking away the stress of not being able to source suppliers and doing away with the hidden costs of outdoor weddings, like utilities, furniture, and venue sound system. Not only that its saves you time! There is a lot of planning that goes into the weekend, a survey in 2019 from Hitched.com estimated that 200-300 hours of planning go into a wedding. No amount of money can free you from the stress of having to deal with your own supplier’s dramas the night before your big day and that’s why having a co-ordination team that has done it all before, on standby is so important in making sure you get Hitched without a hitch!!
We’re really happy with our current wedding packages, we feel sure we have all the essential bases covered so if you wished you could just turn up with some food and enjoy the weekend without the flowers or extra decoration, tho why would you, that’s the fun bit!! You’re not restricted by pre-set choices for food, decor, or entertainment, tho we are able to recommend award-winning local suppliers to bring you a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
let’s celebrate together
Contact Us for Availability
E-mail – BBW@42castles.com
Watsapp – 07873 854525
BBW Office Address
Swallow Barn, Berthlwyd Farm
Thursday – Sunday: 11 AM – 8 PM
The best way to contact us is via e-mail. Office not open to the public, please make an appointment before visiting.
Why not spread your costs by asking guests to pay for their own glamping accommodation?
Your upgraded wedding suite is our gift to you for your wedding night.
Some of the weddings we have been lucky enough to co-ordinate
Although Our Welsh Venues are relatively new we have been helping couples get married in many other locations across Europe for over 10 years.
We are so happy to have settled in South Wales and to be able to share the farm with all the new couples we meet.
Here are a few images & videos from some of our favourite weddings so far.
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Friends & Suppliers we would recommend
- Venue Photography & Video/Drone pilot TTWWR Photography & Becky Weir Photography & Michelle huggleston Photography & Pulman services (Ski, Snowboard, Bike) & Make Love Not Landfill
- Tamsin & Craig – For renovating and sharing their beautiful home, Swallow Barn.
- Alex Harris – Spelling & Grammar, because without him this site would make a lot less sense!