Welcome Drinks in Nicolini Lounge
The Nicolini Lounge was originally the Study and Library.
Your guests will enjoy their welcome drinks in Craig y Nos Castle's Nicolini Lounge before moving through to the Wedding Breakfast in the Conservatory.
At night, the Nicolini Lounge allows your guests to get away from the bar and noise of the disco in the main function room - to enjoy a quiet chat, catching up with friends and relatives.
A door leads to the breakfast room which features an original Edwardian fireplace with illustrations of Sir Walter Scott’s novels.
Welcome Drinks Designs
You can ask our staff to arrange the welcome drinks glasses into hearts and words (you just need enough guests and glasses to make up the letters!) or simply to spell out L O V E. You can really go to town with decorative themed welcome drinks.
Locations for Welcome Drinks
The most popular area for serving Welcome Drinks is the Nicolini Lounge. Some wedding couples even hire a small gazebo for the flat lawned walled garden area beside the theatre. If the weather is fine you may serve your welcome drinks outside the theatre or in the courtyard. Welcome drinks are always offered after the Ceremony, so having your welcome drinks in the courtyard or in the lounge means all your guests are centrally located close to where your after-ceremony wedding photographs are taken.
Welcome Drinks inside or Outside?
Offer welcome drinks outside the theatre and then your guests can collect their welcome drinks as they leave the wedding ceremony. Or offer your welcome drinks inside in the Nicolini Lounge if the weather is wet or if its cold outside.
Welcome Drinks are either included in some of our Wedding Packages or they form part of the Wedding Drinks Packages. You may offer individual bottles or glasses, or even jugs of Juice and Pimms. A jug may allow for refills though normally welcome drinks are one glass per guest.
Craig y Nos Castle Wedding Venue - an hour from Cardiff, halfway between Swansea, Brecon, right on the southern border of the Brecon Beacons National Park.