Micro weddings and elopements epitomise creating the exact wedding you want! After all, what could be better than choosing an intimate cabin with breathtaking views, or a private luxury house that can accommodate all your closest friends and family?
Did you know, with a celebrant-led wedding, you can have your ceremony absolutely anywhere you want? Often, the grounds of a well-placed holiday let can make the perfect setting for a private ceremony as well as providing a truly memorable place to stay.
Across the North Wales countryside, in the atmospheric mountains of Snowdonia and along the stunning Anglesey coastline, there are countless holiday let options to choose from. But this is your wedding day and you’re looking for somewhere extraordinary. It needs to have inside and outside space, spectacular views, a little bit of luxury and, of course, the wow factor.
To help you narrow down your search, I’ve selected some of my favourite country houses, unique cottages and enchanting cabins that are sure to add magic to your wedding day. I have divided the recommendations into 2 categories:
Elopements - intimate properties sleeping up to 6
Micro weddings - larger properties sleeping up to 39
If you are looking for an intimate and private retreat for just the two of you, then check out these fabulous options:
Ebony Wood Cabin, Conwy – sleeps 2
On the banks of the River Conwy, with spectacular views of Snowdonia is this hidden gem. Boasting a sunny, private deck, sauna and hot tub, this intimate cabin is nestled on a hillside, surrounded by woodland. The yoga deck, hidden in the woods, provides a stunning spot for your elopement ceremony.
Hafan y Gogarth, Llandudno – sleeps 2
Looking for somewhere with stunning views and privacy, but close to modern conveniences, then look no further than Hafan y Gogarth. Situated on top of the Great Orme in Llandudno, this is glamping at its finest. The Conwy Estuary and Snowdonia provide an epic backdrop for your elopement ceremony and the surrounding area provides some unbeatable photograph opportunities.
Saffron Tower, Beaumaris, Anglesey – sleeps 2
If you are looking for character, atmosphere, luxury and views, Saffron Tower ticks all the boxes. It stands in the corner of a beautiful walled garden on the grounds of a large manor house and boasts wellness facilities as well as an outdoor hot tub.
Estuary Cottage, Dulas, near Moelfre, Anglesey – sleeps 4
You can truly get away from it all at Estuary Cottage. Countryside views and outdoor space make it perfect for an Anglesey elopement.
Bronwen Cottage and Lodge, Conwy – sleeps 2-6
The world heritage town of Conwy sits on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. The town is full of character and has its own stunning stretch of coastline – Conwy Morfa. I think these are two of the best holiday cottages in Conwy.
The owner has an eye for interior design and has carefully selected character pieces that give the cottages a unique feel. Situated on a hill, with expansive grounds, the properties have unrivalled views over Conwy.
For a true elopement in the wilderness, Conwy Mountain and Conwy Morfa Beach are both within striking distance. Alternatively, the outside patio can be dressed for your special day, providing an intimate ceremony space.
Bronwen Lodge (sleeps 2) and Bronwen Cottage (sleeps 4) can be connected to accommodate a family of up to 6.
The Old Lifeboat House, Penmon, Anglesey – sleeps 6
Private, secluded, romantic and atmospheric. A one of a kind property that is truly enchanting.
If you are looking for somewhere a little larger to accommodate your closest friends and family, then these unique houses might be just what you are looking for:
Lligwy Beach Cottage, Anglesey – sleeps 6-8
A beautifully furnished cottage with a fabulous open plan living space, wood burning stove, and outdoor seating areas. The views are gorgeous and you are only 3 minutes from Lligwy Beach.
Sychnant Pass Country House, Conwy – sleeps up to 39
This former hotel is situated 2 miles from the historic town of Conwy and is surrounded by the foothills of Snowdonia. The 13 bedrooms can accommodate up to 39 people on a self-catered basis. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, games room, fire pit and bbq.
Its proximity to Conwy and Llandudno means that you are secluded, but close enough to restaurants, beaches and shops. Outside catering can be arranged for events.
Pen-y-Graig, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey – sleeps 10
Situated on the west coast of Anglesey, this holiday home certainly has the wow factor. Full of character and surrounded by exceptional coastal views and outside space, there are multiple options for your micro wedding ceremony.
Tregennis, Criccieth – sleeps 10
A luxury holiday let with a hot tub, uninterrupted sea views and right by the beach, Tregennis ticks a lot of boxes if you are looking for the wow factor. Within walking distance of the town of Criccieth, the property provides seclusion yet convenience.
Ty Newydd- Llanor, Llyn Peninsula – sleeps 14
In the heart of the Llyn Peninsula, lies this magnificent escape. Hot tub, distant sea views and plenty of flexible living space make this the perfect rural retreat for a micro-wedding celebration. Whether you want your ceremony in the manicured gardens, on the terrace or in the orangery, there is an option to suit everyone’s taste and all-weather eventualities.
Of course, the above options are just a small selection of available options. To widen your search I recommend the following websites:
As your local celebrant, covering North Wales, Snowdonia and Anglesey, I am here to help! Have an idea or simply don’t know where to start, pop a Discovery Call in my diary and we’ll get chatting and set you on your way to your perfect day!
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