Review: Llangoed Hall

We were delighted to be invited to Llangoed Hall to experience for ourselves what makes this venue so perfect for your special day.

Llangoed Hall is a beautiful country house hotel, near the village of Llyswen in Powys, Mid Wales. As you approach via the long drive, the grandeur of the house and it’s setting completely overawes! Seeing it in the distance and then pulling up in front, wow! Turn around and all you see are fields, hills and trees. This is a pretty idyllic setting!

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Style and rooms

In 2013 the hotel underwent a complete refurbishment at a price of £2 million. As soon as you walk in it doesn’t feel like a hotel, it feels more like a home. The reception is tucked away in another room, making it feel like a proper country house. The hotel was bought by Sir Bernard Ashley, husband of Laura Ashley in 1987, it was then restored to its former glory. Today the hotel still has Laura Ashley furniture and the style of the rooms are simple yet luxury.

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Our room was beautifully furnished and decorated. It was quite a warm day when we arrived, so was lovely to turn up, windows open and the light sound of birds (yes really, it was that quiet). Our room was big with probably the biggest bed I’ve seen! We had a beautiful view over the front of the hotel and the garden maze, which we did rush out to after (such children). The bathroom was modern but very in-keeping with the country house style. Oh and the bath (as you can see in the photo’s) was probably the best!

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The reception rooms were the perfect place to relax and read a book. However I wouldn’t have concentrated on a book, there was so many beautiful pieces of fine art dotted around. We spent the majority of our time walking round and reading about them!

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The grounds

The hotel is surrounded by 17 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, making this the perfect backdrop to a wedding! Step out of one of the reception rooms onto the patio and all you see are beautiful rolling hills. The patio was the perfect place to sit and drink tea, or wander round the side of the hotel and relax on a bench and still enjoy a stunning view. We had a walk round the working kitchen garden then of course ended up in the maze. Yes we did get lost in it, plenty of times.

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In our room we were provided with a couple of recommended walking trails. We decided to do one of the walks which wasn’t supposed to take too long, but we took longer than planned! We only managed to do half the walk, but the scenery was absolutely stunning. Should’ve taken a picnic really!

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Sorry, didn’t take photos of our meal. Here’s some chocolate instead!

Food & drink

On the first night we dined at the hotel. We made our way downstairs where we sat down in the lounge where we had some canapés and drinks. There was a large choice of food and even larger choice of wine! It was actually quite hard to choose because everything sounded absolutely delicious. Everything that was cooked in the kitchen either came from the hotel gardens or was sourced from the local area. Head Chef Nick Brodie and his team put together dishes which are fresh and delicious!

It’s clear to see why the hotel’s restaurant has won so many awards! Fine dinning is in a beautiful large room, with paintings adorning the walls. White table cloths and candles make it feel very comfortable and intimate. The service was perfect!

Each evening we ordered some tea from room service. Within 5 minutes a pot of Twinnings English Breakfast was here for us, and some delicious chocolates. Perfect end to the day!

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Local area

On our second day it was warm and sunny so we decided to take a 20 minute drive to the nearby town of Brecon. We walked one of the trails up to a church and spent some time down by the river. The town is full of shops, boutiques and places to eat. Brecon is the heart of the Brecon Beacons, so is the perfect starting place for exploring the National Park.

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Before we went back to the hotel we decided to visit Hay-on-Wye, known as the town of books. It’s situated just on the border of the country and is a book lovers paradise! This small town has over 20 bookshops, with most of these independent. From a small corner bookshop to the larger ones with 3 floors. The town has many little boutiques and lovely shops surrounding the castle.

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Venue space

Llangoed Hall is the perfect countryside venue. It was even voted ‘Best British Wedding Venue’ in Sky Television’s competition! It’s easy to see why! Only one wedding is hosted a day, this ensures the hotel team are totally dedicated to you.

The hotel has two licensed rooms, the Garden Room and the Morning Room. Or you can get married at a registry office or a local church and use the beautiful space for your reception.

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Llangoed Hall can accommodate eighty guests in the Orangery, forty in the Garden Room. If your wedding has more guests it is possible to have a marquee. The hotel is also available for exclusive use, meaning absolute privacy for you and your guests. This means you can have a whole house and turn the Orangery into a party room in the evening. The grounds are perfect for photographs and fireworks in the evening.

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If you’re looking for a stunning countryside venue then Llangoed Hall is for you. For more information contact the events team at Llangoed Hall.

Call: 01874 754525
Visit the website: llangoedhall.com
Email: [email protected]

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