Nanteos Mansion is the ideal place to hold your wedding, reception or corporate function - or just to escape to for a weekend getaway.
Set in 30 acres of stunning scenery, this beautiful Georgian house and estate provide impressive surroundings for your perfect day. We hold a marriage licence and weddings usually take place in the breathtaking music room, which is considered to be one of the finest 18th century rooms in Wales. We offer the following services:
All of our packages are tailored to meet your individual needs, so contact us today to discuss how we can be of service.
Bed & Breakfast:
Nanteos is the perfect setting for a romantic weekend getaway, or to use as a base for exploring Wales's beautiful countryside and rich heritage. We have five comfortable guest rooms, all with en-suite bathroom. Rates are based on single or double occupancy, PER PERSON/night. All prices include breakfast and VAT. Dinner can be provided (24 hours notice). Please note: there is no restaurant or night porter service. Not all rooms have showers. Phone +44 (0) 1970 624363 during Office hours for rates and availability. All major credit cards accepted.
Weddings / Receptions:
Why not have your wedding and / or reception at Nanteos Mansion? We are fully licensed to hold wedding ceremonies, which usually take place in the breathtaking music room, considered to be one of the finest 18th-century rooms in Wales. What's more, our stately function rooms and gardens provide the perfect setting for your reception party afterwards. The dining room seats 80; numbers can be extended with a marquee on the lawn. We work with outside caterers to ensure that your special day runs trouble-free. Contact us to discuss rates, menus and availability. (NB Corkage is charged. Licensed bar open until 1 a.m. or later by arrangement)
Functions / Conferences:
With easy access from Aberystwyth, ample parking and a suite of large conference rooms, Nanteos is an ideal choice for hosting a wide range of functions, conferences or other gatherings. We have four large conference rooms, each of which can seat 80-150 people, as well as a smaller room which seats 10-20. We can arrange catering, accommodation and a range of auxiliary support facilities. Hire our big (50-inch|) digital screen for laptop presentations. Contact us to discuss rates and availability.
Nanteos Mansion is a Grade-I listed, Georgian-period country house situated in private grounds just outside Aberystwyth, on Wales’s west coast. The house was built in 1738 by William Powell, and it remained the Powell family home for over 200 years, until the 1950s. Constructed mainly of locally-quarried stone, the house is a fine example of the Palladian style favoured by architects of the time. An east wing was added in the mid 1800s, and a number of other modifications were carried out around the same time. The interior of the house, however – in particular the kitchen and first floor – remains largely unchanged and rich in period detail.
The entrance to the Grade-II listed stable complex
The grounds of the house are also home to a number of other buildings, including a Grade-II listed stable yard dating from the 1830s. Two large coach houses and eight stables are arranged around a cobbled courtyard, accessed via an impressive neo-classical archway.
The Holy Grail:
Many legends name Nanteos Mansion as the one-time resting place of the Holy Grail, the chalice that Jesus and his disciples are believed to have drunk from at the Last Supper. A wooden bowl, the Nanteos Cup was famous as a cure for diseases. It is no longer on the premises.
Nanteos Mansion is also reputed to be home to a number of ghosts. These include the spirit of Elizabeth Powell, the late wife of William Powell, who wanders the hallways looking for her lost jewels; a phantom horse and carriage that pulls up to the front entrance in the middle of the night; and a candlestick-bearing lady whose appearance on the staircase is meant to forewarn of a death in the Powell family.
Nanteos sits in a secluded and private position 3 miles south-east of Aberystwyth. From Aberystwyth take the A487 signposted to Cardigan. Turn left onto the A4120 signposted to Devil's Bridge, then immediately right onto the B4340. Continue along the road for approx. 1 mile, until a left hand fork signposted to Nanteos. Follow this lane past the lodge house and up to the mansion.