At Gliffaes we can cater for intimate celebrations for up to 64 guests, in our stunning location here in Wales
For larger, or evening wedding parties, the hotel is available for exclusive use; for afternoon weddings, we ask that celebrations finish at 5.30pm.
Gliffaes is licensed to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies in our drawing room, in which we can seat up to around 40, with standing room for a few more. The fee for using our Drawing Room for the ceremony is £330.
It is the responsibility of the engaged couple to make arrangements and book the Powys Registrar.
You have the option of having live music/musicians during your ceremony or we can play your chosen tracks on CD.
Suggested Timings For Your Wedding Day
- 12pm- Civil wedding ceremony
- 12.30pm- Drinks reception and photos
- 1.30pm- Wedding lunch in the dining room.
- 3.30pm- Speeches and cake cutting
- 4.00pm- Tea, coffee, and a few more drinks
- 5.30pm- Guests depart Gliffaes
If you wish to have your marriage ceremony in a church nearby, we recommend you plan to eat no later than 2pm.
Why don’t we allow weddings to go beyond 5.30pm?
Gliffaes is small Country House Hotel with just 23 bedrooms and no separate function suite for weddings and parties. There is just not enough room in the evening for a wedding party and our resident guests. The only way around this is to book all the bedrooms and book the hotel for exclusive use.
Costs start from £49.50 per guest. (really depends on what you choose to eat)
To give some idea of what this cost includes, please see below an example bill for a couple expecting 48 guests, who have the following requirements:
- Civil Ceremony (£330)
- Reception drinks with sparkling wine (£400*)
- Sit down wedding lunch (based on £50 per guest; £2640)
- House wine with wedding lunch (based on 18 bottles at £19; £342)
- Tea and coffee
GRAND TOTAL = £3712
*Rather than tie you into a complicated ‘drinks package’, we charge you for what you drink; we just serve what you ask for and can easily work to a set budget or a set number of bottles.
Now that the mad rush is over – and the guests have left, in this moment of relative calm, Alex, Tina, David and I just wanted to thank you and your staff at Gliffaes Hotel for making our wedding so special on the 4th and 5th of July.The food was amazing, the service so kind and thoughtful – and even the decorations surpassed our expectations!!Thank you very much indeed for your hospitality. “
The costs above also include a cake stand and knife if you wish, linen, cutlery, glasses, place cards etc. The only thing not included is flowers as most couples like to arrange for their own. We have a list of useful contacts to help you with your planning.
For your meal, we prefer that you discuss your requirements with our chef to construct a delicious menu that suits you and the time of the year. We do not have set menus, although you can see examples of our cuisine here.
For drinks, you can take advantage of our wine selection, or if you wish to bring your own, we make a charge of £12 per bottle.