With so many wedding venues to choose from, how would you choose the one that’s unique to you? We asked newlyweds Robert and Kelly Walsh what made them choose the stunning Pencoed House in Cardiff. Robert tells us more.
Where did you meet?
We met Boxing Day 2011 in the Golden Lion pub in Penarth.
How long have you been together?
We’ve been together for seven years.
How and where did Robert propose?
I took Kelly on a surprise Christmas market cruise over to Bruges Belgium and proposed on board the ship over evening dinner. It was the weekend of my birthday in December 2015.
Why did you choose Pencoed House for your wedding venue?
We looked at a few venues and Pencoed House was our favourite. Also, our friends got married there and had already decided it was the venue for us.
Did you work with a wedding planner there?
No, we organised the whole wedding ourselves (with the help of Jamie and Jo).
Describe the day?
Incredible! From start to finish, it was everything we could have hoped for. The weather was superb. The whole event ran like clockwork, and Jamie was amazing as MC!
How special were you made to feel by the staff at Pencoed House?
Very! We cannot say enough about how fantastic they all were.
What were the “best bits”?
It’s hard to put a finger on it, but if we were to say one thing, it was just how relaxed the whole day went. The evening party and accommodation and morning breakfast were just fab! The food was amazing too!
Did you stay at Pencoed House and, if so, what was that like?
Yes, we did. We rented the entire place for family and friends (all 26 of them) and all we can say is WOW! Just amazing! Everything was spotlessly clean, modern, and it was fantastic to wake up in such beautiful surroundings with all our family there.
Did you use the venue’s caterers, or did you hire your own? Who were they?
Out of the three caterers that Pencoed House work with, we chose to go with Cresta Caterers and the food was fab.
Did you go on honeymoon? If so, where did you go?
We went to Budapest.
Would you recommend Pencoed House to anyone thinking of getting married?
Absolutely! The place is perfect.
Where did you get your dress Kelly?
Where did you get your and your groomsmen’s outfits Robert?
I had a custom suit made at Moss Bros in Cardiff I hired suits for the groomsmen there as well.
And the rings?
Northern Star Bespoke Jewellery in Penarth.
What about the cake?
Kelly’s cousin made it.
Did you have entertainment? If so, what was that?
We had a disco and live Motown band.
Pencoed House Estate
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