Wedding Finishing Touches

We can help with arranging every aspect of your wedding day leaving you stress-free in the lead up to the big day

Wedding evening celebrations

Its the little finishing touches that make all the difference

After your wedding breakfast, guests will generally retire to the bar area or use the grounds to mingle while the Ballroom is being prepared for your eveing reception.

If you require a disco at your wedding evening reception we are delighted to offer the service of a DJ to entertain your guests. Our Platinum, Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire wedding packages include a disco for your evening celebrations. However, if you choose not to have a wedding package, our Wedding Co-ordinator will be happy to arrange a DJ for your celebration. You can be assured that all of the presenters carry a diverse and comprehensive selection of mainstream music. 



Please note that the wedding disco will commence at 7.30pm unless exceptional circumstances apply. Our Wedding Coordinator will be happy to discuss timings to ensure that your wedding celebrations run at an appropriate pace to allow you and your guests to enjoy a truly memorable day.  We generally offer your evening refreshments at 9.30pm.
 

Glen -Yr- Afon Wedding DJ’s
The Glen -Yr- Afon Wedding DJ’s offer the very best quality in a Wedding DJ. They provide unforgettable wedding entertainment for your special day. From the time the booking is made until the end of your evening celebration they guarantee a stress free quality service that is second to none.


Introducing Darren

Darren Ganderton is a professional wedding DJ with many years experience and has provided high quality DJ entertainment at hundreds of weddings. He is able to create the right mood and atmosphere that will ensure your guests have a fantastic time and dance the night away!

Darren is an entertaining Wedding DJ  and, combined with a stylish modern look, makes for the perfect, memorable night of music and dancing suitable for all ages and we are delighted to work with him and his partners to provide that perfect end to your perfect wedding day!

Prior to your big day, you will be able to discuss music preferences with him.


What’s included?
• Full time professional DJ with many years experience
• Smartly dressed, punctual, friendly and approachable
• Music preferences and playlists always welcome
• Extensive music collection of over 50,000 tracks
• State of the art lightshow and the highest quality sound systems
• They listen to your requirements and always fulfill your wishes

 

Ballroom Hire
Please note that a room hire charge may apply for packages where no Wedding Breakfast is included i.e. evening celebration and buffet or where wedding breakfast numbers do not meet the minimum package requirements on prime dates ie. during the Christmas period.


Wedding Venue uplighting Services
For an additional cost, we can also provide twinkling ceiling drapes, LOVE letters, LED dancefloor, uplit backdrop and elegant uplighting, which can help to create the perfect atmosphere and mood for your special day. Using the latest LED technology colours can be blended together to create unique shades to match your colour scheme! 

Bands
Should you prefer a live band to entertain your guests we are pleased to recommend The Elastic Band who have a long association with the Hotel.  Contact Don Stacey on 01633 483225 or ask our Wedding Coordinator for further details.

Public Liability Insurance
Please note that where should you choose to arrange your own choice of entertainment for your celebrations, we will require a copy of their public liability insurance in advance of the day.

Wedding Chaircovers

Our supplier has specially made a supply of covers to fit our chairs to ensure a truly professional finish.

We have established a relationship with a local supplier who will be happy to provide a variety of room dressings and wedding chaircovers for your big day. Our Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire wedding packages include chaircovers but even if you choose not to have a package, our Wedding Co-ordinator who will be happy to arrange them on your behalf.

We have a variety of colours available for the sashes for your chaircovers to match or compliment your chosen colour theme. Table runners matching your colour theme can be included free of charge with any chaircovers booking made through the Hotel. Please ask for details and colour samples.

Should you decide to use your own supplier, we ask that they be advised that we will require the covers to be removed immediately after your evening celebrations in order that our night staff can prepare the room during the small hours for the following morning's events.  

Flowers for your wedding day

We understand the importance of beautiful flowers for your wedding day

 

At the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel we understand that it is every Bride's wish that her wedding flowers blend seamlessly into the chosen colour theme.   

With their years of experience, our florists have a keen attention to detail and they will be able to create unique wedding bouquets, buttonholes and of course church / wedding ceremony arrangements to compliment the style of your wedding. We are delighted to work with the team at Love Lily in Abergavenny who have an excellent reputation for their creative designs.

Love Lily offer a level of service nothing less than 'perfect' when it comes to providing you with your wedding flowers. Your wedding day is an event to remember for the rest of your life. Beautiful flowers and stunning decorations create an event for everyone to enjoy. The designs, fragrance and colours chosen can bring your wedding alive. Book an appointment with Emma, our extensively experienced florist & event planner, to discuss your requirements further Tel: 01873 856618

Our wedding packages offer flexibility with the fresh flowers you can have within our Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire and Small Intimate packages. Our florists will work with you to provide arrangements to your individual requirements.

The budget allocation varies depending on the wedding package package chosen. Please note that the Emerald Wedding Package doesn't include flowers but these can be arranged at an addiitonal cost.




You are welcome to make contact with the florist to chat through your requirements. They will advise what is available within the package budget or you are welcome to add to the budget and pay Love Lily separately for any additional items required. You may also wish to take the opportunity to chat through your requirements in respect of bridal flowers / buttonholes etc (costs to be met by yourselves).

We have every confidence that Emma and her team will help you choose the best ideas for your day by offering advice and solutions to suit all budgets. From the initial free consultation to the delivery day, they do all the work allowing you to sit back and simply enjoy the floral experience.

Contact : Emma Lynch or Jo Goodwin at Love Lily’s Design Studio on 01873 856618

Wedding Harpist

We have great pleasure in offering the bespoke services of our resident harpist - Lois Davies

Lois has been associated with our hotel for many of the years that she has been performing and is guaranteed to delight your guests.

Lois performs as a solo artist and accompanist for many organisations in the UK and abroad including the Wales Tourist Board and the Welsh Development Agency.

Performances include recitals, recording and accompanying solo artist and choirs at major international venues such as The Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Carnegie Hall, New York and The Sydney Opera House.

Music will be played as the guests arrive for your civil wedding ceremony and until the entrance of the bride, the selected music will then be played as the bride walks down the aisle, if requested harp accompaniment may be played for communal signing during the ceremony.

Whilst you and your guests celebrate the wedding and enjoy the meal, Lois will play background music of all styles for your enjoyment and will be pleased to take requests if suitable for the harp. Lois will play until approximately 15 minutes prior to the speeches commencing.

If you would like any further information on Lois Davies or would like to discuss other musical accompaniment please contact our Wedding Coordinator.

Wedding Party options

Starlit white - LED dancefloor - make an amazing transformation of the Ballroom floor for your evening celebrations.

Ceiling Drapes - twinkling drapes add an elegant touch to the Ballroom ceiling

Full room mood-lighting - additional lighting effects that can be colour-themed and programmed to your requirements for the Ballroom walls.

Post Box- to keep your wedding cards safe until you check out after the big day!

Fireworks - light up the night sky with our firework package. (for safety reasons only fireworks arranged through the hotel will be permitted).

Wedding Table Plan

We will help you arrange a suitable table plan for your wedding reception

Whilst we can offer a wide variety of room layouts in our Ballroom, we would ask that you seek our advice on the best arrangement to suit the numbers in your party for your wedding reception. We are happy to provide you with a bespoke seating plan that will allow your guests to be seated comfortably and take into account any high-chairs, wheelchairs or other requirements you may have.

For numbers up to 110 with a traditional rectangular top table, we can generally use 10 round tables each occupying 10-11 guests. Where guest numbers exceed 110, we will arrange a seating plan that includes some rectangular tables at the entrance to the Ballroom to accommodate your number of guests in comfort.
 


We encourage all of our couples to involve us in this process to ensure the maximum comfort and most efficient use of the space as is possible. Our Ballroom can offer a wide variety of formats that are both dependent on the number to be seated as well as any other specific requirements that my also need to be accommodated e.g. musicians, displays etc.

Here are some helpful seating plan hints that will ensure all of our arrangements for your wedding day can be followed to the letter.

1. Please ask our wedding co-ordinator for a bespoke seating plan that will allow your full number of guests to be seated comfortably in the ballroom;

2. Care should be taken to include any high chairs, wheelchairs or carrycots in the seating arrangements as they do occupy the same space as a chair on each table;

3. When listing the guests on each table please use a Title as well as their initial and surname e.g. Mrs A. Bride. This will ensure that favours and any other gifts specifically for ladies or gentlemen can be easily allocated with out the complications of Christian names that can be either, e.g. Leslie, Sam etc.

4. Place cards should also be presented this way, put together and boxed for each individual table.

5. In order that your place cards and guests are positioned exactly where you wish on each table we have a proven method to help solve this problem. The person with best view of the bride and groom on each table is then allocated No.1. We then continue around the table in a clockwise direction finishing with No.,10. Please list your guests, and put your place cards in this sequence before bringing them to us.

6. Please remember that your seating plan forms the blueprint for your Wedding Breakfast and all details on it must be 100% accurate. Any special diets such as vegetarians, coeliacs, gluten free etc., should be indicated on the plan together with any special requirements for children's meals, high chairs and wheelchairs.

Alcoholic Miniatures

We are pleased to offer all of our weddings the opportunity to provide their guests with a little extra wedding spirit during the wedding breakfast and treat them to a further taste of Wales at the same time. Please ask for current costs.

  • Welsh Gin Miniatures
  • Merlyn Miniatures
  • Penderyn Whisky Miniatures

Please note that should you wish to provide your own miniatures as favours, a corkage charge (per 5cl bottle) will be charged.