Venues Fonmon Castle
Fonmon Castle
  • Located in the Vale of Glamorgan
  • Norman castle originally constructed circa 1180
  • Exclusive-use wedding venue
  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies
  • Can accommodate up to 110 guests indoors
  • Option to have a marquee for up to 250 guests
  • Dedicated wedding planner
  • Choice of two catering companies
  • Preferential rates at local hotels
  • Special marquee weddings offer for 2018 and 2019

Located in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, this striking and romantic castle was first built in the 12th century and remains a remarkable location to this day. Available for exclusive-use weddings and licensed for civil ceremonies, this is surely one of the most idyllic wedding venues in Wales.

Able to host up to 110 guests indoors or up to 250 outdoors, Fonmon Castle is the perfect setting for weddings of all sizes and styles. How you utilise the Castle's various rooms and grounds is entirely up to you, allowing you to hand craft your perfect day from start to finish.

History

Although it is difficult to be entirely certain of the year of Fonmon Castle's construction, there is evidence to suggest that a stone structure was first built on the site around 1180 by Adam de Port, who came from a family of early Norman lords.

The Castle's ownership changed hands a few times and was continuously altered before being bought by Colonel Philip Jones in the 18th century. Colonel Jones' great-great-grandson is the current owner of the property.

Facilities

Ceremony and Reception Spaces

With so many rooms to choose from at Fonmon Castle, it's understandably difficult to pick just one for your celebrations! That's why the Castle is entirely yours for the day, allowing you to use all of the rooms however you see fit.

The Library

This extravagant, gilded room is an atmospheric and visually stunning setting for a civil ceremony or a wedding breakfast.

Ceremony capacity - 110 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 80 guests

The Drawing Room

A smaller - yet no less elegant - space, this is ideal for smaller, more intimate celebrations, or as a place to gather for a drinks reception following your ceremony.

The Hall

Fonmon Castle's extraordinary galleried hallway is the perfect backdrop for photographs and for hosting a drinks reception.

Other Facilities

Marquee

For those with a larger guest list, having a marquee erected in the gardens of Fonmon Castle is the perfect option. Marquees from Fonmon's approved supplier, Alpine Marquees, can be attached as a direct annexe to the Castle, allowing you to still take advantage of all the Castle has to offer.

Ceremony capacity - 110 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 150 guests

Evening reception capacity - 250 guests

The Bride's Room

This tranquil, newly-refurbished room features a dressing table, multiple mirrors, and an en suite bathroom, making it the ideal place in which to prepare for your big day. Brides and bridal parties getting ready in this room are also treated to a complimentary continental breakfast.

Catering

Couples may choose from two pre-approved caterers who are regularly used by Fonmon Castle; Spiros and Really Fresh. Both are extremely experienced and professional companies who are able to create bespoke menus to suit their clients individually.

Accommodation

Although there is no accommodation available at Fonmon Castle itself, the Castle has negotiated preferential rates with a number of nearby hotels for couples and wedding guests.

To book Fonmon Castle as your wedding venue, get in touch via the contact buttons to the right of this listing.

Address
Fonmon Castle
Vale of Glamorgan
South Wales
Barry
CF62 3ZN

Reviews

  • Lisa Sheree Cartwright - 5 September 2017

    We had our wedding here 28/8/2017 we are finishing up our minimoon and just about coming down from cloud nine. The venue is the epitome of beauty, the grounds are incredible it's unique, grand but also very intimate and is a great little hidden gem. The staff were second to none on the day and in the run up towards the wedding, nothing was to much trouble and I was actually very surprised by how much was done by the staff (hannah and Casey thankyou!!) before and on the day I expected to have had to have done a lot more of the set up ourselves!

    This venue was our perfect fairytale and I couldn't compliment it enough, perfect for any wannabe princess for the day, couldn't be happier to have started our next chapter here. Utterly incredible would recommend to anyone

  • Rebecca Archer - 25 February

    Well - what can we say...Hannah and the team were exceptional. They bent over backwards to make sure that we had nothing short of what we saw as the perfect wedding. Nothing ever seemed too much effort for Hannah and it was because of her and the team that we were able to relax and actually enjoy our wedding day. Fonmon Castle as a venue is not only interesting, but also stunning. We had so many compliments on the day and after about the venue itself and how enjoyable the whole day was - from beginning to end. Thank you so much!

  • Hannah - March 2017

    We had our wedding here in March. The venue is hands down the best venue we have ever been too and the day was perfect. Hannah and Casey were helpful, kind and just down right amazing from day one. They were prompt with contact and never kept us waiting long for answers. The bar prices are the best we've ever experienced at a wedding and the bar staff were just as much fun! We can't thank you all enough at Fonmon for the experience you gave us. Thank you.

  • Lisa - August 2017

    We had our wedding here and are just about coming down from cloud nine. The venue is the epitome of beauty, the grounds are incredible it's unique, grand but also very intimate and is a great little hidden gem. The staff were second to none on the day and in the run up towards the wedding, nothing was to much trouble and I was actually very surprised by how much was done by the staff (Hannah and Casey thank you!!) before and on the day I expected to have had to have done a lot more of the set up ourselves!
    This venue was our perfect fairy tale and I couldn't compliment it enough, perfect for any wannabe princess for the day, couldn't be happier to have started our next chapter here. Utterly incredible would recommend to anyone x

  • Charlotte - August 2017

    We had our wedding here in August and it could not have been more wonderful. A huge part of this was down to the beautiful venue itself and the amazing hard work of Hannah and her team. Everything ran like clockwork and any little last minute changes Hannah was on it immediately. The planning was a breeze and anything we wanted was accommodated for. Our guests could not compliment the hospitality enough and how stunning the venue is kept - thank you so much Fonmon Castle for us our day was just perfect x

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