Brecon Castle is a hotel of charm and character, built around the walls and tower of historic Brecon Castle (built by the brother of William the Conqueror). The hotel, the oldest in Wales, is located right in the centre of the Georgian City of Brecon, but still with extensive grounds and beautiful views all around to the Brecon Beacon mountains. The hotel enjoys an original Georgian ballroom with an adjoining private bar located in the 11th Century Great Hall. Why not enjoy a memorable evening buffet with a traditional hog roast in a marquee in front of the castle walls or for a dramatic touch, arrange for one of the hawks from our falconry centre to fly the rings in to the bride and groom.
We welcome all weddings from the very small to the very large. We can also offer excellent discounts for mid-week weddings and Friday/Sunday or winter weddings.
The hotel operates a falconry centre nearby and we can arrange for hawks to fly in the rings.
The hotel is licensed for weddings in all of its rooms.
We can organise a range of activities for hen and stag nights from any outdoor activity available in the Brecon Beacons to intimate parties in the hotel.
The hotel can offer a range of children's activities including a special children's room with child minder, DVD player, games, etc, the hotel's own bouncy castle, magicians and children's entertainers.
We have organised a number of successful and fun gay weddings.
Type of Cuisine:
Any - upon request
Directions by car:
From Southern England via the Severn Crossing:
Leave the M4 at junction 24, and follow the signs towards Monmouth (A449) and Abergavenny (A40). After about 14 miles branch left at Raglan to join the A40 to Abergavenny and then to Brecon.
From the Midlands and North:
Take the M5 and then the M50 to Ross-on-Wye. This road becomes the A449. Go to Monmouth and 9 miles past, branch right at the A40 to Abergavenny and on to Brecon.
From the South and West Wales:
From Carmarthen follow the A40 to Brecon. From Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, approach on the A470.
Unless you are very local, the simplest way to find us approaching the town is from the Southern roundabout, where the A470 meets the A40. Follow the signs to the town centre, continue for about a mile. After crossing the bridge over the river Usk at the traffic lights turn immediately left, signposted towards Cradoc, and after 200 metres turn right, into Castle Square. You will see the hotel and the castle from the bridge as you cross the river Usk. It's quite a landmark!
Directions by public transport:
Nearest train station: Abergavenny, Builth Wells, Merthyr Tydfil.
Nearest airport: Cardiff, bristol
Bus: Brecon Bus Station
We can arrange transporation from any of the above - from small to large groups