tel:- 01545 570200
fax:- 01545 571759
web address:- www.nationaltrust.org.uk/llanerchaeron
Venue type - Historic Building
Other title: National Trust Property
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3
Function room names and capacities: Civil Ceremony location
Carriage House Courtyard (large room) 65
Carriage House Courtyard (small room) 30
Billiard Room 30
Croquet Lawn (in Parkland and close to the front of the main Mansion House)
Garden Courtyard (centre of the property close to the Walled Gardens)
Garden suitable for marquees: Croquet Lawn and Garden Courtyard suitable for Marquees
Local accommodation: Full list of local accommodation providers available on request
Alcohol License - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes: Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Wedding services provided: Civil Ceremony venue and co-ordination
Venue for marquee receptions
Intimate Canape and Champagne receptions
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Extensive Walled Gardens
Front of Mansion House
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Carriage House
Main Staircase in Mansion House (bride and groom only) certain dates.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Harbour and coast at Aberaeron (2 miles)Venue special features: Unique Civil Ceremony location with cobbled yards and mature grounds.
Guests can make the most of your special day by having complimentary access to the house and gardens.
Full entertainment Licence.
Venue History: Llanerchaeron near Aberaeron is a National Trust gem. Open since 2002, this fascinating 18th century time capsule offers a unique insight into life in the 18th century.
The elegant Villa, designed by John Nash in the 1790's was a cosy family home, and its estate was totally self-sufficient. Its many unaltered features include the laundry, brewery, cheese-parlour and salting house, which all give a fantastic insight of how Welsh country gentlefolk lived 200 years ago. Its Home Farm is now a working organic farm with plenty of Welsh Black Cattle, Llanwennog Sheep and Sty’s full of Welsh Pigs.
If you’re after peace and quiet and fresh air, breathe in the tranquillity of the enchanting walled garden, with its fabulous collection of fruit, vegetables, herbs and plants. You can even get to buy the garden’s seasonal produce to take home. The pleasure grounds with ornamental lake, which have been newly restored also provide perfectly peaceful walks.
Llanerchaeron is situated 2˝ miles east of Aberaeron off the A482, and is open form Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 11.00am – 5.00pm (Villa open 11.30am – 4pm). Also open 7 days per week in Summer School Holidays (14 July – 5 September). For more information phone 01545 570200.
Other information: Each ceremony is tailor made and can be as low key or as lavish as you want. Extensive list of local contacts with everything from carriages to caterers, florists to photographers. Bookings can be taken for any combination of your day's requirements - Civil Ceremony, Champagne Reception, Photographs, Marquee Receptions or Evening Parties.
WHY IT BECAME "BAD LUCK" FOR THE GROOM TO SEE BRIDE BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Until relatively recently, brides were considered the property of their father. Their futures and husbands were arranged without their consent. The marriage of an unattractive woman was often arranged with a prospective groom from another town without either of them having ever seen their prospective spouse. In more than one instance, when the groom saw his future wife, usually dressed in white, for the first time on the day of the wedding, he changed his mind and left the bride at the altar. To prevent this from happening, it became "bad luck" for the groom to see the bride on the day of the wedding prior to the ceremony.