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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Weddings in Wales

Posted on Thu 19th Mar 2020 at 15:09

WEDDINGS UPDATE As of hrs on Saturday th August Wales will move into Alert Level Zero This means from hrs on th August there are no legal limits on the number of people who can meet including in private homes public places or at events In addition all businesses and premises may be open We have summarised below the position in anticipation of questions couples holding their celebrations here will undoubtedly have at this stage ...... More

Job Vacancies

Posted on Tue 10th Sep 2019 at 12:44

Do you want to work for an award-winning wedding venue in the Monmouthshire countryside This family run hotel has been a popular choice as a wedding venue since and we currently have the following vacancy Applications are invited for a part-time Kitchen Porter Duties include pot-wash general cleaning and vegetable preparation Weekend and evening work is essential To apply please send CV or letter of interest to Mr T Strong General Manager Glen Yr Afon ...... More

A Trip to Downton Abbey!

Posted on Mon 2nd Sep 2019 at 11:52

On the th August we held another successful trip to Highclere Castle to go behind the scenes of the lsquo Real Downton Abbey rsquo The trip allowed visitors to explore the castle and beautiful gardens and see many of the settings from Downton Abbey as well as learn more about the history of the castle itself The castle is currently home to the th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon but it was previously converted into ...... More

May Weddings

Olivia and Robs May Wedding

Posted on Tue 16th Jul 2019 at 14:47

Olivia and Robert celebrated their wedding reception with us on th May They arrived in style in a vintage car from their wedding ceremony They chose a gorgeous dusky pink colour theme perfect for the spring weather Olivia had a minimalist yet beautiful bouquet of ivory roses while the bridesmaids also had dusky pink flowers in their bouquets Olivia and Robert chose our Ballroom for their special day The room was beautifully laid with ivory ...... More

Christmas at the Glen-Yr-Afon

Posted on Tue 4th Dec 2018 at 10:44

lsquo It rsquo s beginning to look a lot like Christmas hellip rsquo Christmas is a wonderful and magical time of year and here at the Glen-Yr-Afon we really get into the festive season it rsquo s pretty fun putting up the decorations hellip The decorations are up Christmas lunches are planned special events are organized and we rsquo re all rearing to go Without a doubt the busiest time of year at the ...... More

Blogging Behind The Scenes: Car Photoshoots

‘Lights, Camera, Action (ok maybe not action but definitely shoot)’

Posted on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 at 12:22

Now it is normally safe to say that no two days are ever the same here at the Glen-Yr-Afon A couple of weeks ago however was an exception and we ended up having not one but two car photoshoots here It was a pleasure to meet the owners of these fantastic vehicles and they were nice enough to let us take some lovely photographs of our own so all of you could see them too ...... More

Charity Vintage Tea Party

Charity Tea Party

Posted on Wed 5th Aug 2015 at 11:54

In the last month one colleague and one former colleague have both had close relatives who have undergone liver transplants at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Birmingham As part of our charity fundraising for it seems fitting that the next event we arrange should be in aid of the Children s Liver Disease Foundation ...... More

Velothon Wales Wedding 2015

Sunday 14th June 2015 and Velothon Wales day dawned!

Posted on Sun 14th Jun 2015 at 16:55

Photograph Treasured Photography Having only been made aware that the Velothon would result in prolonged road closures in March the team at the Glen Yr Afon House Hotel Usk faced a considerable amount of additional planning to make sure the day s events at the Hotel went to plan As a popular wedding venue ...... More

40 years of service

Glen Yr Afon House Hotel celebrates its 40th birthday

Posted on Tue 18th Mar 2014 at 13:19

The Glen Yr Afon House Hotel in Usk will celebrate its th birthday on rd March - years to the day when it opened its ... More

Charity Donations

Charity Cheques presented

Posted on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 at 13:27

The Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel held a presentation ceremony recently to donate funds raised at the Usk Show in September to local worthwhile charities A beautiful wooden dolls house kindly crafted and donated by Mr and Mrs Drew of Cwmbran was raffled at the Show by staff from both the Glen-Yr-Afon and its sister Hotel The Three Salmons raising a total of pound This years charities of choice were The Jane Hathaway Leukaemia Fund and Ethan ...... More

Best Wedding Venue in Wales 2012

Title retained in the 2012 Welsh National Wedding Awards

Posted on Mon 19th Nov 2012 at 09:23

Best Wedding Venue in Wales Retaining the title awarded in we are very grateful to those of our couples who voted for us and we very much appreciate the support of our customers who took the time to recognise the hard work of our dedicated team of staff Tim Strong General Manager at the Hotel said lsquo we are delighted to receive this award for a second year To be recognised at this level ...... More

Welsh National Wedding Awards 2012

Now nominated in two categories!

Posted on Fri 5th Oct 2012 at 11:39

We are really pleased to have been nominated for Best Wedding Venue in East Wales at the Welsh National Wedding Awards for In we were ... More

Best Wedding Venue Award


Posted on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 at 15:18

We are delighted to announce that the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel has been voted as Best wedding venue in Wales in the Welsh National Wedding Awards ... More