Penallta House: Caerphilly Register Office Wedding Venue
Special Price for 1 Hour’s Mid-Week Short Wedding Coverage at Penallta House
Special Price for 1 Hour on a Saturday
1 hour + beautifully edited photos uploaded in a mixture of colour and black and white.
Includes some arrivals shots, the ceremony, congratulations and posed shots in the gardens.
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Penallta House (Ty Penallta) is an ultra-modern council building built at a cost of £28m in 2008. It serves as the headquarters for Caerphilly County Council. The Council regularly conducts Civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships here. The venue is sited in Tredomen, just outside Ystrad Mynach and about 5 miles north of Caerphilly town.
The building is very striking in appearance, and although not to everyone’s taste makes a memorable backdrop to any smaller wedding. The frontage is predominantly glass with a large paving area and planted tress. Ystrad Mynach Registry Office weddings are sure to be memorable occasions.
The venue is ceremony only with no facility for catering. Wedding parties must go elsewhere for the wedding reception and dinner but there is plenty of choice locally. Popular options include the Maes Manor Country Hotel in nearby Blackwood, the Manor Parc Country Hotel near Cardiff and the very close Bryn Meadows Hotel & Spa.
Wedding Photography at Penallta House: The registrars are generally very relaxed at Caerphilly Council with ample opportunity for photography before, during and after the marriage ceremony. However they do not allow photography of the register signing, but set up a dummy register for photos afterwards. The attractive garden and woodland at the back may be used for some beautiful family group and couples portraits.
There are two rooms where civil marriage ceremonies take place:
The larger room holds up to 70 guests. A central aisle for the bride to walk down and readings and music help to enhance the ceremony. The venue can provide a list of appropriate music or you can choose your own. These enhancements must not be religious in content and be approved by the registrars prior to your wedding.
Statutory Register Office:
The smaller of the two rooms serves mainly as a ‘no frills‘ option with only the marriage or civil partnership ceremony taking place for the couple and two witnesses. I can provide short and good value wedding photography coverage for ceremonies taking place in this room, so contact me to discuss.
Contact the venue on 01443 863478 to discuss your requirements.