De Courceys Manor
De Courceys Manor
Tyla Morris Avenue
tel:- 029 20 89 22 32
fax:- (029) 20 891949
web address:- www.decourceys.co.uk/
De Courceys Manor :-
Venue type - Restaurant
Venue type Manor House
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3
Function room names and capacities: Floral Room - 80
Oriental Room - 30
Tapestry Room - 175
Honeymoon suite available: Coming in 2011
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes
Local accommodation: Copthorne Hotel - 10 minutes from venue
Village Hotel - 10 minutes from venue
Vale Hotel - 15 minutes away from venue
Choice of wedding breakfast menus yes
Alcohol License yes
Toastmaster Available Yes
Entertainment Available Yes
Dedicated wedding planner available Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted Yes
Dance Floor Yes
Evening Reception Facilities Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Entertainment is available: House DJ
Wedding services provided: Personalised bespoke wedding planning with the opportunity to sit with our head chef to discuss menu requirements.
Total exclusivity on the venue - we never take more than one wedding a day
Guests tables decorated with floral centrepeices and use of our beautiful cake stand and bridal knife
Choice of cream of white linen to compliment the bridal colour scheme
Stunning garden swing dressed in choice of colours
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: De Courceys is situated in 3.5 acres of magnificent grounds - perfect for wedding photography.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Glass roofed Atrium which had brickwork features and plenty of natural light and also our Floral room with dramatic chandeliers.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: St Fagans History of Welsh life Museum - Entry free of charge
Local rural area of Pentrych
Venue special features: Neo Georgian building with impressive fagades creat a venue with wow factor. Ample free parking and only 10 minutes away from Cardiff City Centre and M4 motorway.
Venue History: The story of De Courceys starts back in 1890 when the imaginative Mr. Hamilton De Courcey had a magnificent wooden hunting lodge shipped over from his native Sweden to placate his homesick wife. When the testament to his love sadly burnt down in the late 80's the owners decided to rebuild on the present site to keep his legacy alive.
The Manor was designed with a vision and commitment to fine dining excellence and to ensure that De Courceys remained truly unique.
vThat is still the case and De Courceys certainly needs to be seen to be believed.
Recommended by Photographer:- Photography by Jon Jenkins
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.