Venue Name: Château Rhianfa
Location: Isle of Anglesey, North Wales
Please tell us a little about Château Rhianfa’s history
Château Rhianfa was built in 1849 for Sir John Hay Williams, a descendent of Sir William Williams who created the much larger Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire. Together with his wife Lady Sarah Hay Williams he spent ten years creating a magnificently lavish mansion surrounded by enchanting gardens.
In 1859 Sir John died leaving Lady Sarah to live in the house until her own death in 1876. At this point Lady Margaret, one of their two daughters, inherited the property. In 1922 the house was advertised for sale, the reasons for which still remain unknown, but a sale never materialised and Lady Margaret remained in the house until her own death in 1930.
Little is known about what happened to the property following Lady Margaret’s death, but in 1955 the house was given to her grandson, Dr Andrew Verney and his wife as a wedding present. Due to work commitments in London the couple sold the house in 1957. It was converted into apartments and much of the land sold off, leaving only 3 of the 12 acres in the possession of the estate.
Despite the many changes over time Château Rhianfa has retained much of its remarkable character. The sensitive restoration by AmaZing Venues has restored the property to its original splendour with all the quirky charm intact.
What type of venue is Château Rhianfa?
Château Rhianfa, on the Isle of Anglesey, provides a wonderful setting for entertaining on a grand scale and weddings that are truly extraordinary.
Is Château Rhianfa licensed for wedding ceremonies?
We have a host of delightfully atmospheric rooms where you can tie the knot and then celebrate in fine style. What’s more, the AmaZingly picturesque setting and glorious gardens beside the sea provide breathtaking backdrops for your wedding photographs.
What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Château Rhianfa?
A fairytale setting for your most romantic day. For wedding days made in heaven there’s nowhere better than Château Rhianfa – a glorious combination of Grand Siècle French architecture and romantic Welsh vision. Our dedicated and experienced wedding manager will work tirelessly to ensure everything on your big day runs smoothly and that you enjoy an utterly idyllic start to married life.
What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and reception at Château Rhianfa?
Eight individual function rooms with capacity for 80.
Do you offer exclusive use?
Yes, exclusive use of this venerable venue enables you to create an event full of activities and festivities that people will remember fondly for years.
Does Château Rhianfa have its own caterers or can couples choose to bring in their own caterers?
Our Head Chef and his team source locally where possible, with meats supplied by our local butcher and fine cheeses from the Snowdonia Cheese Company. Fresh fish is the speciality (as we’re on an island!), delivered fresh to the hotel every day. Our chefs can tailor menus to your exact requirements, making your experience personal to you.
What types of packages are available at Château Rhianfa?
With wedding packages to suit all budgets please call us to discuss your wedding proposal or visit our website
Can packages be tailored to a couple’s needs?
Our Exclusively Yours Package offers you exclusivity on your wedding day, your own personal Wedding Manager who will be there to assist your with every last detail and a toastmaster for the day. This option offers you the luxury of choosing the level of your banqueting requirements from our Gold or Platinum banqueting and beverage packages.
Does Château Rhianfa have any rooms for guests to stay?
Spectacularly luxurious, magical and completely unique, this one time stately home has 21 delightfully decorated rooms for guests to enjoy as well as three self catering options.
As far as boutique hotels in Wales go, Château Rhianfa is an unusual treasure. We’ve transformed each of our suites, rooms and self catering accommodation into luxurious places to relax and unwind whilst enjoying all of the comforts you would expect from sumptuous surroundings – but with that little something extra.
All of our rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi access, plus use of the onsite facilities including the hot-tub, wine cellar, games rooms, bars and unrestricted access to the grounds.
Does Château Rhianfa have a wedding co-ordinator on site and are they available on the day of the wedding?
It depends on the package you choose, but we do have a personal Wedding Manager who will be there to assist your with every last detail and a toastmaster for the day.
Where can I find out more about Château Rhianfa?
Visit our website chateaurhianfa.com.