Plas Dinam is beautiful and full of antiques, yet still being a friendly and comfortable home. We had 30 family members from the US and the U.K. to celebrate my 80th birthday and we enjoyed the lovely rooms, the music room, the elegant dining room and the spacious well equipped kitchen. Ages ranged from 8 to 80 and we played croquet, snooker, enjoyed walks, fed the ponies, sang and played the piano, and made full use of the drinks room before retiring to our comfortable bedrooms. We all had a wonderful time and Eldrydd and Tyson could not have been nicer or more helpful. The entire family wants to return..the scenery was breathtaking!
Plas Dinam was the perfect location for our wedding weekender. There is nothing quite like it as a wedding venue and provided superb, clean and comfortable accommodation for 32 of our guests from Friday to the Monday as well. We wanted a venue that could sleep all our travelling guests and that we could spend more than a day at together. We hired extra catering to help us out over the weekend including welcome drinks and pizza (on site pizza oven!) and a large family meal for 50 on the Sunday evening which meant we had lots of time with our guests over the weekend and I would highly recommend it as an alternative to the usual one-day package wedding!
Eldrydd and Tyson were on hand when necessary and offered advice during the run up to our celebrations on all aspects of the day. The house provides ample room for entertaining as well as lots of on site entertainment with snooker room, tennis court, children's playroom and beautiful surroundings to explore (the children loved the ponies!)
For the wedding there are various options as to where you have the ceremony and reception. We decided to have an intimate ceremony in the beautiful drawing room accompanied by music played on Plas dinams grand piano, followed by drinks on the lawn and dinner and evening reception in the stables.The stables are beautiful with quirky features and stylish WC's as well as a bar and dance floor all ideally located just down from the house.
As it is a DIY venue there are no constraints to what time you do each part and you have ample choice of recommended caterers and other providers. We used Dawn cordingley as she's local to the venue and offered a fantastic choice. She didn't let us down and prepared beautiful food for all requirements and was genuinely lovely to deal with! Would also recommend having a band if using the stables as it is set up perfectly for them and makes a truly great atmosphere!
We couldn't of asked for any more from the venue, the owners or the suppliers. It was an amazing weekend that we shall treasure forever!
Whilst we have no particular family/ancestral ties to Wales (we're from London), we chose Plas Dinam as our wedding venue because it seemed to offer everything we wanted from our day. When it came to the day itself, it completely exceeded our expectations.
Elddryd and Tyson own and run this stunning venue in the midst of the rolling Welsh hills, and were a fabulous help in the run up as well as during the wedding itself - both present as well as tactfully invisible, they judged it perfectly.
We booked the house from the Thursday to the Sunday, with rooms that could sleep up to 32 people all classily dressed, and all our guests loved staying there - the kitchens are well equipped, there's a tennis court and snooker table, and lovely reception rooms - you get exclusive use of the space, so it's not run like a hotel.
The stables held our 140 guests comfortably, with characterful annex areas for cheese/cake/anything else you might want to set up. You don't need to spend money on much extra lighting or decoration, it's well rigged (do an image search on google for evidence).
What appealed to us about Plas Dinam was the DIY nature of it - this is not a venue who pump out wedding after wedding every weekend of the year and tell you what to do, so there's lots of room for you to stamp your own mark on it. Pick your own wines, don't pay corkage, find your own caterers (though their recommendations are worth listening to), end the night at the time you want, stock the bar yourself, make it cash or not, do it up, don't do it up, set up a fire pit for stragglers to have whisky round at the end of the night, bring 400 sausages for a bbq the next morning. It'll feel like your own day.
We were blessed with the weather, but we also picked Plas Dinam because it's somewhere that would not be affected by a wet day - whilst the wildflower meadow of June is a huge plus, and the landscape it stunning, it's the indoor areas that make it.
Nothing but happy memories from a unique venue that stands out from the crowd.
We filled the house with friends and family including children from months to not many years. It was an amazing experience. We cooked and laughed and played games and talked through a fantastic few days.
Everything was clean and welcoming. The beds soooo comfy. Bathrooms everywhere. We didn't have an ensuite though some did, but we only had to turn left out of our bedroom door to hit two beautiful bathrooms.
Our hosts had chosen the 'let's do it all ourselves' option and I am glad they did. It gave us a chance to bond and work together.
The Wedding in the middle of this house party was so beautiful it made more than me fumble for a hanky. The settings are ideal for the romance of a wedding. Beautifully proportioned rooms and elegant gardens overlooked by the mountains.
If you are thinking of a family get together or a wedding or important party I cannot recommend Plas Dinam Country House highly enough.
We gathered for a family wedding at Plas Dinam last week; my son and his Cardiff-born wife had found out about the manor on a previous visit. So glad they did. Thank you to the owners and hosts for sharing this beautiful manor! The house's 15 bedrooms held us all warmly and comfortably. The bathrooms were gorgeous. The land was beautiful, and many of us were delighted to see the afternoon sun, and various paths for walking. The bedrooms were large and warm, the dining and drawing rooms ample... and the well-equipped kitchen became our gathering place morning and night. The stable was the venue for celebration and dancing. What a lovely beginning for the newlyweds, who brought us from Wales, Scotland, England, and New Zealand, with a few from US. High praise for the local caterers, photographer, cake lady, and florist (who brought flowers from her own garden), food suppliers and cleaner. Local officiants sealed the vows. We loved staying at Plas Dinam, which welcomed us all so warmly. Thank you for these lasting memories and good fun together! This beautiful manor in Wales has captured our hearts, and I hope one day we'll return for another family gathering and reunion.