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A fairytale wedding in a Castle to call your own. A Castle wedding doesn't get much more authentic than at Fonmon Castle! Dating from the twelfth century, Fonmon has only ever been lived in by two families - in 1656 it was bought by the ancestor of the current owner, Sir Brooke Boothby.

From the moment your family and friends first turn into the grounds of Fonmon Castle, they will realize that they have arrived somewhere very special. The approach along the tree lined drive passes under ancient oaks and tall pines while glimpsing the emerald lawns and Castle beyond. Passing the old well and through the inner gates, the creeper clad Castle is romantically revealed before them.

The Castle has many wonderful period features with stunning Georgian interiors. Because it is still a family business and a home, the welcome you and your guests will receive is always warm and a personal one. The Boothby family believe that on the day of your wedding - Fonmon Castle is your home.

All weddings offer exclusive use of the Castle and the extensive gardens, giving many opportunities for memorable moments and wonderful photos. The Castle with its stunning high ceilinged rooms including the delicate and light filled Library and the dramatic galleried Hall can be used alone or with a marquee for larger celebrations.

Fonmon Castle does not operate a like a museum and much of the Castle's art and antiques are on show, including many rare and old books in the Library. Personal touches can add a unique sparkle to your day such as cutting the cake with the ceremonial sword that belonged to Sir Brooke's father when he was Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan.

The huge lawns in front of the castle can provide large spaces for outdoor drinks receptions and that all important group photograph. Both lawns have direct access to the house and / or a marquee.

Fonmon is licensed for wedding ceremonies and caters for all style of receptions. The Library is licensed for civil ceremonies and can then accommodate up to 80 people for seated wedding breakfasts, more can be accommodated using a marquee. Up to 160 can be welcomed for evening receptions with buffets suppers.

Each event is uniquely tailored. All wedding couples have exclusive use of the Castle, extensive lawns and romantic walled gardens throughout their day.
The Castle welcomes guests into a warm, friendly atmosphere where the experienced team including a dedicated Wedding Coordinator are on hand throughout the run up to your wedding, to make your sure your day is nothing short of perfect.

Make an appointment today to come and explore how Fonmon can help you have the wedding of your dreams.

Additional details:

Your Castle for the Day:

Because we are still a family business, the emphasis is very much on the individual. We believe that every wedding is unique, guaranteeing you total exclusivity and privacy for your special day.

When you hire Fonmon Castle, we also do not present packages but prefer to work with couples on an individual basis to ensure that your day is bespoke and completely personal to you.

Complimentary wedding venue services:
• Dedicated wedding coordinator to support you through the planning of your wedding
• Professional team on hand from the morning of your wedding throughout the day to ensure that your day runs smoothly
• Continental breakfast for the bride and bridesmaids if getting ready at Fonmon
• Traditional garden games: croquet, jenga, hoops etc
• Silver wedding cake stand and a ceremonial sword to cut your cake
• Red carpet on arrival at the venue
• Free parking for 200+ cars
• Free wifi, plus use of projector and screen
• Preferential accommodation rates for wedding guests at local hotels
• Your national flags flying from the Castle towers

Make this unique castle, owned by just two families in 800 years, yours for the day

For further information and prices, please get in touch.

Type of Cuisine:

All types of cuisine are catered for by our experienced caterers the Really Fresh Company. Specialist caterers can be sourced for


Fonmon Castle Features

Minimum guests10
Maximum guests250
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersNo
Venue type: Castle, Historic Building, Marquee

Fonmon Castle Location

Fonmon Castle
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 3ZN
Map of Fonmon Castle
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Directions to Fonmon Castle

Directions by car:

How to Find Us
•From Junction 33 of the M4 follow A4232 towards Cardiff.
•At the first major intersection take A4050 following signs to Cardiff Airport. (The A4050 becomes A4226 north of Barry.)
•Bypass the airport to the north following A4226/B4265 towards Llantwit Major.
•Do NOT take 1st left, which is signposted Fonmon (the village), but continue under bridge for another two thirds of a mile.
•Follow brown tourism signs, firstly left towards Rhoose and East Aberthaw.
•Then, 100 yards beyond the top of the small hill, turn left again into Castle Road.
•Go over traffic lights and our lodges are at the end of Castle Road, with the gates on the left.

Directions by public transport:

There is no public transport immediately near the castle. However Rhoose rail station is only 1.2miles and Cardiff International Airport is the same. Visitors would normally need a pre-booked taxi from either - the largest local cab company is A2B Tel. 01446747500.

The nearest bus stop is Fonmon Cross, 0.35m, there is one quite steep hill on the route to the Castle. Go north from the bus stop into the village and turn left over the bridge adjacent to the pond.


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