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Conferences in the Conservatory

Prince Charles giving a speech in the Conservatory at Craig y Nos Castle - Prime Cymru Awards Conference

Craig y Nos Castle's Conservatory is a Wedding and Conference Venue near Swansea overlooking the Brecon Beacons National Park; the mountain scenery will lift your spirits!

The Conservatory is a magnificent Conference Venue in South Wales with a view of mountain scenery all around - let the towering Brecon Beacons to inspire your Conference Delegates to reach new heights!  

Outdoor activity groups may opt to climb the mountain opposite!

During rest periods and conference breaks, pop out on to the Conservatory terrace to take in the fresh mountain air and 'wake up' your conference delegates if they need a rest perod.

In one of our own small business conferences, we used one end for screening persentations on our projector and the other end as a conference area arranged as a large lounge.

The Conservatory has been used as Conference Venue for small outdoor groups, training presentations and product launches.

It has its own loos and private bar so is a self-contained conference venue, meetings and training room for use by day or as a dining room in the evening.

Conference Venue - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory
Conference Venue Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory

The Conservatory can seat 120 on round tables, or more banquet style.

It can be usefully split up into a smaller dining area at one end and a lounge area the other end.

We have tall screens you may use to create separate 'breakway rooms' for training purposes.

Arrange the room to suit your conference group.

Conference Venue - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory Terrace
Conference Venue  - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory
Brecon Beacons Hotels - Conservatory, Craig y Nos Castle
Conferences in Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory
Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory set up ready for a wedding
Conservatory as Conference Venue South Wales showing meeting in progress
Conference Venue - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory set up as dining room
Conference Venue showing a conference in Session - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory
Conference Venue Wales - Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory Terrace
Craig y Nos Castle Conservatory Conference Venue set for dining

Conferences in the Opera House

Conference Venue for presentations and product launches
Conferences in Swansea - Theatre at Craig y Nos Castle in South Wales shown set up as a Conference Venue
Conference Venue - Theatre at Craig y Nos

This room is a unique and historical venue for any major show-piece occasion. It has been used in film, a BBC TV Series and well known entertainers such as Joe Longthorne have performed here.

Opera House at Craig y Nos Castle set up theatre style for a conference

The Grade One listed Theatre at Craig y Nos, modelled on the Bayreuth Opera House, is one of only eight Grade One theatres in the UK, and one of only two in private ownership.

Craig y Nos Castle's opera house can be used as a stylish and historic conference venue. It is mainly used for weddings, but has also been used for product launches.

We have held our own conferences here for our cleaning business, and it is used occasionally for large day conference presentations and as an entertainments venue.

The theatre at Craig y Nos seats 150 'theatre style' or can be set up with round or square tables for around 50 conference delegates.

The theatre is available for conferences in Wales, theatre groups, operas, ticketed entertainment events and music shows. Many live performances have been put on privately in the Theatre. One Birthday Party Group even put on their own opera!

Behind the curtains there is a large stage area, with working backdrops. The orchestra pit willl take a 16 piece orchestra. It is suitable for small charitable operas and entertainment events.

If you wish to hire an entertainer of your choice, to enthrall your guests, or to find somewhere unique and historical to hold your conferences, hire the Theatre at Craig y Nos!

Patti Backdrop Patti on Chariot in Semiramide in Craig y Nos Theatre
Craig y Nos Castle's Theatre in use as a Music venue

Conferences in the Function Room

Prime Cymru Awards 2017 at Craig y Nos Castle

The main function room is used for:

  • Morning Breakfasts for B&B guests, with breakfast served from the Hot Serving Station.

  • Evening Dining / Formal Dining Room - waitress service or carvery style.

  • Private dining with tables arranged as squares, rounds or as banquet style.

  • A Disco room using the wooden dance floor in the Music Room for parties (as shown on right)

  • Meeting, Training or Conference room with tables arranged to suit - as shown below.

Prime Cymru Awards 2017 with Prince Charles at Craig y Nos Castle
Brecon Beacons Hotels - Aerial View of Craig y Nos Castle

There are many rooms at Craig y Nos Castle which can be used as meeting rooms or individual conference venues.

Prime Cymru Awards 2017 with Prince Charles at Craig y Nos Castle
The Music Room (now part of Function room) as it was in Patti's day circa 1900
  • Carvery Meals from the carvery serving station

  • Large Birthday Parties in conjunction with the Patti Bar

  • Evening Function room for wedding parties

  • Office Parties, Christmas Parties, Ghost Hunt Dinners, Calendar events such as Halloween, Mothers Day, Fathers Day etc.

See more pictures of the Function room (comprising the Music Room and Billiard Room) and some fascinating historical pictures of the Music Room and Billiard room here.

There is ample parking both in the courtyard car park in front of the car park (25 cars) and in the main car park south of the castle (50 - 60 cars).

The large function room with its many divider screens sub-divides into many break-away rooms.

Prime Cymru Awards 2017 with Prince Charles at Craig y Nos Castle
Music Room at Craig y Nos Castle set up with screen small conference
Craig y Nos Castle South Wales - Dining in the Music Room
Brecon Beacons Hotels - Function Room, Craig y Nos Castle

Shown here, see one end of the Music room used for a small conference, with dining areas, lounges and break-away rooms in other parts of the room.

Your conference delegates and training meetings can be kept moving, to give them regular breaks and opportunities to meet each other in smaller groups and training workshops.

The main function room at Craig y Nos Castle South Wales is also used for:

  • Evening Buffets - hot and cold buffets, often before a performance or in the interval between performances or presentations in the Theatre.


Why Choose Craig y Nos Castle?


Craig y Nos Castle was pretty well purpose built for large Group Accommodation in Wales. It used to house 40 servants in Adelina Patti's day, as well as a number of staff who retired and had nowhere to live.

Castles are generally large and interesting historically, and Craig y Nos is no exception to this rule! Craig y Nos can easily host large groups in a setting that is gothic and striking - surrounded as it is in the Upper Swansea Valley, surrounded by the beautiful mountain scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park. No room is the same, many period features remain, and many beamed rooms and a host of wood burning fires add to the ambience of this unique conference and meetings venue.

Not many castles however have oodles of accommodation. Craig y Nos Castle's group accommodation facilities range from en-suite to budget hostel standard and so can suit any group or conference organiser's pocket.

Our Conference Venue is half-way between Brecon and Swansea. Craig y Nos Castle is used as a venue for Group activity breaks, conferences, and even group self catering. It is mainly used by Wedding Parties with large group accommodation needs, sleeping up to 64 in our en-suites and 20 in our budget hostel standard annexe, the Nurses Block.

Craig y Nos Castle in South Wales is ideal for large group holidays, group accommodation, and for large groups visiting Wales, Brecon, or Swansea, walking in the Brecon Beacons and requiring large group accommodation.  

We are one of the few large hotels for groups in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with both en-suite accommodation and Hostel style budget accommodation.

We are near many venues for outdoor activities in Brecon and Swansea area, and are a central location between Swansea, Cardiff and Brecon for Meetings and Conferences.

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