First Xmas party night of 2016 tonight, a brilliant night so far with the fantastic Tom Jones Tribute! dont forget we have penty more tributes throughout the month (limited availability though) just check out our events page to buy tickets direct from us.
Brides-To-Be! Let us introduce you to our new wedding coordinator, Claire Dowd. Claire will be your personal Wedding Planner for Gellifawr & Gwesty'r Emlyn. She will take you step by step, idea to aisle, to ensure that you have the wedding of your dreams. As well as keeping you updated on the latest news in the hotels, she'll be on hand with lots of useful tricks and tips to help you plan the best day of your life.
How did you enter the world of weddings?
It’s a funny story actually. I worked as a waitress at The Celtic Manor in Newport Gwent from the age of 17-20. Every now and again, I would see the Events Manager with her clients, showing them around and having endless cups of tea, laughing at ideas and enjoying the couples’ company. I would purposefully rush over to serve her just so I could have an insight into what she was talking about. I hung around her table like a fly trying to get a glimpse of what it was to be her!
Since then, I have dreamed of being a Wedding Planner so I could be just like her! One friend said to me recently ‘You are now the lady we used to see at The Celtic!’
What do you love (and not love) about your job?
I honestly don’t think there is one thing I don’t like about a Wedding. Sore feet after a long day? I don’t know. But I am so passionate about my profession. Watching the Bride walk down the aisle to meet the Groom is probably what I love most. You see couples that get so tied up in the planning that they forget what they are actually doing it for. To to see the couple lay eyes on each other as she walks down the aisle is the most precious moment. Also, I have a creative background – so I absolutely love coming up with fresh, new ideas and being able to share this with a couple really is something to behold.
What advice would you give to a potential bride & groom?
Remember the reason you are getting married and spend some time together, just the two of you to reflect on that. You are together because you love each other and have expressed that through a binding contract. You’ll see family you haven’t seen in years and may end up separating on the night to talk to others. Take 5 minutes, just as husband and wife, away from photographers & guests. Reflect & cherish the moment.
What do potential & existing couples need to do now?
Just get in touch! I will do my very best to make sure I am free for a quick chat or a meeting over coffee, so give me a call on 01239 820343 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org We can arrange to meet and discuss anything you need to go over. Also, watch this space as I will be posting lots of ideas and tips!
We brought back our ever popular Sunday Carvery recently - It is going very well, as well as one of the freshest offerings around we also have a live musician every week! The atmosphere is terrific.Come down and try it for yourself - To book just call 01239 710217.
We had an excellent reception at last Sundays wedding fayre in Cardiff city Stadium. The stadium was a great venue and the show proved to be very popular.. We have dates left for 2017 but their now filling fast!! don't forget if your looking for you venue to visit us and Gellifawr Woodland Retreat. You can download our brochure and our sister hotels below - to arrange a show around at Gwesty'r Emlyn email me at
email@example.com or to visit Gellifawr contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Saturday we held a tribute to the wonderful Olly Murs - it proved to be a brilliant night attracting over 150 people!! Keep an eye out for other great tributes this December and don't forget you can now buy tickets online on our events page.
It was such a good night intact that our very own Daniel the bar man couldn't help but join in the dancing & who are we to hold him back?!!
To celebrate our new garden we have held a photoshoot to showcase what we have to offer, Gwesty'r Emlyn now sits proudly up there with the very best wedding venues across Wales if not the Uk! We still have limited availability for 2016 & 2017.. contact us by email email@example.com or by calling 01239 710317 to find out what we can do for you.
We have also taken photos of our sister Country House Hotel & Cottages Gellifawr. Keep your eye out over the next week for that.
If your looking for something to do during the School Holidays look no further than West Wales. The weather at the moment is glorious so I took a trip to Newport Pembs which is only 25 minutes from Gwestyr'r Emlyn & 5 from Gellifawr.. really great place to visit in this weather, trip was complimented by some delicious anchovies from Newcastle Emlyn's own 'Carrot Cruncher' organic store (for more on carrot cruncher click here)
We still have some late availability in both Gellifawr & Gwesty'r Emlyn so if your looking give us a call as availability won't last to long if this weather continues.
We are all very much looking forward to our upcoming Tributes, we have Olly Murs 24th September followed by everyones favourite singer Tom Jones. Jane is so excited she has asked to take the posters home for the kitchen wall!
Book tickets through our page here using PayPal or Credit Card or telephone 01239 710 317
Fantastic night Saturday when we welcomed the arLog 2016 tour to Gwesty'r Emlyn. Really good turnout for what was a top class performance by one of Wales most loved performers.
Don't forget you can now look find out whats coming up at Gwesty'r Emlyn by visiting our events page, you can even by your tickets there!