Whatever the style of Wedding your dreams are made of, Fonmon can help make them a reality
Every Wedding at Fonmon is unique and so each couple has exclusive use of the Castle and gardens for themselves and their guests.
We take great care to create your perfect atmosphere and arrangements are always flexible with every Wedding individually tailored, but please find below some useful information on elements of your big day
The Library can seat up to 110 guests for a larger ceremony but is equally suited to smaller and more intimate occasions.
Please note for a Civil Ceremony, a Registrar will need to be available:-
Registrar’s Office, Vale of Glamorgan Council Tel: 01446 709490.
The Castle can also be used for receptions after a church or other service.
The Hall, Lady Ann’s Room, the Drawing Room and Bar area may be used for receiving after the Ceremony where your guests can be greeted with a glass of chilled champagne ready to welcome the newly weds. Alternatively on fine days, the beautiful Fonmon gardens can be used to their best effect for outdoor receptions.
If you choose to hold your wedding breakfast in the Castle, the Library can hold a maximum of 80 people for a formal meal. More can be accommodated for buffet style meals or formal meals using more than one room.
The Hall can then be used for dancing in the evening and is directly connected to the Drawing Room and Bar and the South lawns if the weather is fine.
With over twenty years experience, our supplier Alpine Marquees is now firmly positioned as a company with a reputation for reliability and attention to detail. The ambience within the marquee is unique to every occasion and they are always happy to offer help and advice with choosing the best design and layout for your wedding.
All arrangements for the hiring and interiors of a marquee should be made by each couple directly with :-
- Jackie & Duncan Joyce – Alpine Marquees
- Tel: 02920 891 008
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fonmon Castle works with Spiros and The Really Fresh Food Company so that you have the choice of two of South Wales finest caterers
Spiros award winning bespoke caterers provide an exceptional range of dining solutions, enhanced by the flair and creativity of their restaurant experienced chefs. Their thirty years experience, focussed on individual service, coupled with a friendly, professional can-do attitude will ensure you get exactly what you want for your big day
Really Fresh was founded ten years ago by Beppe & Christine Villa after many years of running successful restaurants and the husband and wife duo have a dynamic hands on approach: Beppe acts as front of house ringmaster and Christine leads the first class catering team.
Both companies offer a wealth of experience and can discuss with you arrangements for the reception, wedding breakfast and evening buffet plus table linen and glass hire. Each couple receives a personal consultation and menu planning service, so you get exactly what you want for your wedding day – whatever you choose
To discuss all your catering requirements, please contact
- Telephone: 02920 494 425
- The Really Fresh Food Company
- Telephone: 01446 740 781
Where there are any requirements for specialist cuisine e.g. religious, these may be discussed directly with the Fonmon Castle team.
Fonmon Castle provides the venue and our fully licensed bar but we have partnered with Alpine Marquees & Really Fresh because we believe they are the best at what they do.
For all other aspects of your wedding, you are free to use family, friends or other suppliers to ensure all the details are exactly as you want them and the Fonmon Castle team are on hand to help you plan and discuss your ideas at every step of the way.
To help you with the planning, we have made a list of suppliers that other couples have reported as having delivered well and a helpful list of local Vale of Glamorgan accommodation for your guests. You can also see some of the creative ideas for weddings we have loved in our Wedding Thoughts blog
Finally, whilst we do not offer accommodation at the Castle, we are happy to provide a list of suppliers, including the Holiday Inn Express, less than three miles from the Castle who have provided Fonmon Castle wedding couples with a special package, details of which can be found here
The beautiful gardens and grounds of the Castle are always exclusively available for photographs or video recording so you can take your time to get the perfect picture. Photographers are always welcome for pre-wedding “scouting trips” to help you plan where to take your shots.
We regret that, due to the historic nature of Fonmon Castle no confetti, naked flames or fireworks are allowed.
There is ample free parking for cars and coaches. Vehicles may be left overnight, but both vehicle and contents is left at the owner’s responsibility. It is essential that taxis are booked in advance, especially for evenings at weekends.