Wonderful wedding venues of the Conwy Valley
It’s no secret that North Wales is home to some spectacular views – from rugged cliffs and sparkling seas to rolling green hills and magnificent forests. The scenery is just one of the many reasons the area is perfect for weddings. We took a look at some of the Conwy Valley’s top destinations and venues for your big day to inspire you.
With an array of accommodation options, exquisite dining and a superb natural landscape, Llandudno is a fantastic wedding location choice. The seaside resort has long been a popular beachside retreat, and its easily accessible location, coupled with plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and attractions, means you and your wedding guests will have plenty to explore. Why not enjoy a photo shoot on Wales’s longest pier, or on the Alice in Wonderland trail?
Imperial Hotel, Llandudno
With a prime coastal location along Llandudno’s picturesque seafront, the Imperial Hotel offers views out over the Great and Little Ormes and the sparkling bay. A recipient of the Visit Wales Gold Award in 2017, the hotel offers Victorian grandeur throughout, with spacious rooms and elegant suites.
Your wedding will be the only one held here on the day, so you’re guaranteed the undivided attention of the experienced team, who will make sure your day is personalised, bespoke and utterly perfect.There are three banqueting spaces to choose from, and the hotel can seat up to 120 guests for a Wedding Breakfast, with space for up to 140 for your Evening Reception.
To make your wedding as perfect as possible, the Imperial Hotel team have put together a blog with their top tips – covering everything from planning to jetting off on your honeymoon.
During the days pre and post your special day, why not make the most of your beautiful seaside surroundings? As well as boasting some of the Conwy Valley’s best shopping and dining, the area is well connected to the rest of North Wales with trains from Llandudno and nearby Llandudno Junction.
Scenic Llanrwst offers photo opportunities galore, along with plenty of incredibly romantic views. The iconic bridge that rises over the River Conwy dates back to 1636, and is postcard-perfect. Locals are fiercely proud of their Welsh heritage, and also extremely friendly and welcoming. Wander the artsy Ancaster Square, or head to nearby Gwydir Castle to explore its beautiful gardens.
Plas Maenan, Llanrwst
A beautiful Edwardian mansion, Plas Maenan is a simply enchanting choice for a wedding. Superbly located, the hotel looks out over a sweeping view of the Conwy Valley. From the glinting chandeliers in the Music Room to the melodic fountain in the Garden Room, the breath-taking terrace to the intimate miniature ballroom, each part of the hotel offers a romantic setting for your big day.
Recently refurbished, the hotel’s centrepiece is the new Restaurant on the Rock, which is helmed by head chef Krzysztof Tkaczyk, who previously worked under celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.
Typical wedding packages here include exclusive use of the mansion, the civil ceremony (with up to 60 guests), a three-course Wedding Breakfast with wine, an evening buffet reception for 120 and all 9 guestrooms so your guests can experience the whole wedding alongside you.
From the moment you arrive – through a striking tree-lined avenue – you will be charmed not only by the location and truly jaw-dropping views, but by personalised, warm and accommodating service for you and your guests.
Being in Llanwrst, why not take the opportunity to enjoy a romantic stroll along the River Conwy’s banks and stop at the iconic Ty Hwnt I’r Bont tearoom?
One of the most charming locations in North Wales, Betws-y-Coed is nestled within dense forest and surrounded by flowing rivers. Although getting married may be the most daring thing you’ve done so far, there’s plenty more to challenge you here – this is the gateway to Snowdonia National Park’s many adventures. The remarkable Swallow Falls are incredibly romantic, and would no doubt make a striking backdrop for photos.
Waterloo Hotel & Spa, Betws-y-Coed
Perfect for couples who wish to combine the luxuries of an opulent ceremony with the majesty of the Conwy Valley, the Waterloo Hotel & Spa has an unrivalled location that makes exploring the area’s rugged mountains, dense forests, sparkling rivers and epic coast easy.
Hotel and lodge-style rooms means there’s plenty of space for your guests. Deluxe Lodges feature a sofa bed, so is the perfect option for families. For an extra touch of luxury, the friendly staff can arrange champagne, flowers and chocolates to be left in your room for your arrival.
Each wedding at the hotel is bespoke and personalised, so you can be sure your day will be perfect for you and extra special. The team’s wedding co-ordinator is on hand to plan just about everything, meaning you won’t need to worry about all the small details; so all that’s left is for you to say “I do”!
The celebrations extend beyond your wedding day at Waterloo Hotel & Spa; you are invited to return to celebrate your first anniversary with a complimentary stay!
Betws-y-Coed is one of the busiest station on the Conwy Valley Railway line, and is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and its surrounds.