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Glen Yr Afon House Hotel

Wedding Venue
Glen Yr Afon House Hotel
Pontypool Road
Usk
Monmouthshire
NP15 1SY
Wales

tel:- +44 1291 672302
fax:- +44 1291 672597
web address:- www.glen-yr-afon.co.uk
e-mail:- weddings@glen-yr-afon.co.uk

Glen Yr Afon House Hotel :-
Venue type - Hotel
Venue type - Restaurant

Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3

Function room names and capacities:
Ballroom - Ceremony capacity 150; wedding breakfast capacity 150; evening function 200
Library - Ceremony 30; Wedding Breakfast 20;
Restaurant - Wedding Breakfast - 40

Guests rooms available: 27
Honeymoon suite available: Yes
Garden suitable for marquees: Yes

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
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes
Car Parking Facilities - Yes
Ideal Honeymoon Venue: Ideal Honeymoon Venue
Entertainment is available: Disco, band

Wedding services provided:
We only have one wedding on any particular day.
Choice of three starters and two dessert (in addition to your choice of main course) on the day.. (no-re orders required.

Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: Yes
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Yes
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Usk Castle
Venue special features: Victorian villa

Venue History: The Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel was 36 years old as a business in March 2010. Throughout the whole of this time it has been in the continuous ownership of Peter and Jan Clarke since it's purchase as a country house in 1973. The original house was built in 1868 for a Richard Satchell whose occupation on the conveyance is given as a draper. The grounds to the house included the field next door in which the hotel extension now lies (purchased back in 1991).


Wedding Trivia:
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.

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