CAN WE BOOK OUR WEDDING ALL YEAR ROUND AT LLANTRISANT GUILDHALL?
Yes, absolutely! We are available to take wedding bookings throughout the whole year at the Guildhall. For more details about our booking dates, options and prices, please click here.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We can offer various packages to suit your requirements depending on how many guests you expect to invite. Our wedding ceremony prices start at £750.
ARE YOU LICENSED FOR WEDDING CEREMONIES AT THE GUILDHALL?
Yes, we are fully licensed to hold wedding ceremonies in our stunning and beautifully restored Guildhall for up to 40 guests. If you have any further questions about arranging your wedding ceremony, please ask our team.
WOULD YOU PERMIT US TO HIRE IN A MARQUEE?
We would be absolutely delighted if you wished to hire a marquee to extend your wedding celebrations! It can be situated on the Castle Green, adjacent to the Guildhall for an additional fee of £1,500. Our preferred marquee partners are Alpine Marquees, who can advise on the perfect size and any suitable styles available for the space.
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE FOR A SIT-DOWN MEAL?
We are able to accommodate 40 guests for a sit-down meal in the Guildhall and a maximum of up to 70 for your evening party. Alternatively, should you wish to hire in a marquee for your wedding, we can accommodate up to 150 in the grounds for a sit-down meal and up to 180 evening guests.
HOW LONG DO WE HAVE THE USE OF THE GUILDHALL FOR OUR BOOKING?
On the day of your wedding, access is provided from 10am to set up.
Please note that the earliest ceremony time we can accommodate you on site is 1pm, with guests arriving from noon. Due to our residential location and licensing restrictions, we have a maximum finish time of midnight. Please note that the bar will stop serving half an hour before this time.
* For marquee bookings, access is provided for three days prior to your event (e.g. for a Saturday wedding: the marquee company has access from the Wednesday).
CAN WE SET UP THE DAY BEFORE OUR WEDDING?
You may set up on the morning of your wedding from 10am. However, if we have no bookings the day before your wedding, you may be able to set up the day before. We are unable to guarantee this until a fortnight before your wedding day however.
WILL YOU BE HOSTING ANY OTHER WEDDINGS ON THE SAME DAY AS OURS?
We only ever take one wedding booking per day, so we guarantee that our venue will be exclusively yours for your celebrations.
WILL THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO THE VISITORS’ CENTRE ON THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING?
The Guildhall at Llantrisant is a visitors’ centre which is open to the general public Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The centre will be closed to visitors on wedding days however. Signs and information on the Guildhall’s website and social media pages will announce this.
WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR DECORATIONS?
You are very welcome to bring decorations into the Guildhall for your wedding. Unfortunately, we do not permit naked flames within the Guildhall, as our smoke alarms are highly sensitive! We only permit rose petal confetti outside the entrance. Unfortunately, paper confetti (even biodegradable) doesn’t actually degrade in the majority of circumstances and creates a mess on the ground (and we don’t want to upset our neighbours!)
We also do not permit balloon decorations or flip-flops for guests’ use as these are single-use plastic items and very damaging to the environment (for more about flip-flops, please see below).
If you have any queries about decorations, please discuss these directly with our team.
WHy do we not permit flip-flops?
Whilst you’re more than welcome to visit the Guildhall wearing flipflops (we’re not the fashion police after all!) we are taking a stand against buying single-use plastic, sweat-shop produced, cheap, largely disposable flipflops, displayed in a basket for your guests to grab, to wear when their heels get too painful!
There is no environmentally-friendly option available at a sufficiently cheap price point to ensure that they have been ethically produced by workers receiving a decent wage. Therefore, we request that you ask your guests to bring their own flip flops or ballet pumps with them if they think their Jimmy Choos won’t see them through until the early hours. Thank you!
WHAT DOES THE VENUE PROVIDE AND WHAT DO WE NEED TO HIRE IN?
We have 50 attractive gold banqueting chairs which suit the backdrop of the Guildhall perfectly. You are welcome to use these at no additional cost.
Due to our lack of storage space, tables will need to be hired in at your cost. However, please discuss this with us first, as we would be delighted to help you organise this and enable you to share the cost with other bookings if this is possible. Linens, crockery, cutlery and glassware as well as a cake stand and knife are provided by our catering partners as part of their service. You can even use our Victorian cake stand, which has adorned wedding breakfasts in Llantrisant for over a century.
DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF PREFERRED CATERERS?
All catering is provided through our catering partners.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN ALCOHOL? IF SO, DO YOU CHARGE CORKAGE?
Unfortunately, corkage is not an option at the Guildhall, due to our licensing arrangements. All bar services and the provision of alcohol is arranged through ourselves.
DO YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF A PAID BAR?
Yes absolutely! A cash/card bar provision is available.
CAN WE BOOK A LIVE BAND OR DJ?
Yes, but space is limited at the Guildhall, so please discuss this with our team.
ARE FIREWORKS PERMITTED AT THE GUILDHALL OR ON THE CASTLE GREEN?
Unfortunately, fireworks and Chinese lanterns are not permitted inside or outside the building. We also do not permit balloon, butterfly or dove releases, due to the adverse impact on our environment. If you have any queries on what is permitted, please do speak directly to our wedding manager.
WILL THERE BE A VENUE CO-ORDINATOR AVAILABLE ON THE DAY?
Yes, our team will look after you throughout your wedding planning journey and ensure the entire day runs smoothly.
WHO ARE YOUR PREFERRED SUPPLIERS?
Please visit our Recommended Suppliers List
HOW DO WE SECURE THE BOOKING WITH YOU?
You can hold a provisional booking with us for two weeks. After this time, we request a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the booking fee, otherwise your date will be released. The balance is required in full, eight weeks before your wedding day.
DOES THE GUILDHALL HAVE ACCESSIBILITY FOR WHEELCHAIRS?
Yes, we have a ground-floor access to the side of the building and a fully-equipped accessible lift, which gives full access to each floor within the Guildhall for visitors with mobility issues. Due to the location of the Guildhall, accessibility to the site can be challenging for guests with mobility issues. Therefore, we have created the provision for guests needing assistance to park directly outside the entrance. Please do let us know in advance if any of your party will require accessible parking, so that we can ensure that sufficient space is available for your use.
IS CAR PARKING/COACH ACCESS AVAILABLE AT THE GUILDHALL?
Unfortunately, there is very limited parking in Llantrisant, particularly around the Guildhall (other than two spaces for guests with mobility issues on site). It is difficult for coaches to get close to the Guildhall due to the narrow and cobbled streets. As a result, we highly recommend that you or your guests pre-book taxis or minibuses to bring guests to the venue and return them to their hotels at the end of the evening.
DOES YOUR VENUE HAVE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes, we are fully insured for all weddings and events. Documents are available to view on request.
IS VAT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
There is no VAT payable to the Guildhall.
IS THERE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE NEARBY?
We are very fortunate to have a number of fantastic local hotels to suit all tastes and budgets within a short taxi ride of the Guildhall. Many of these offer group booking discounts if you let them know that we referred them to you:
Miskin Manor Country Hotel
The Vale Hotel & Resort
Premier Inn, Llantrisant