Winter Weddings at The Falcondale

Winter Wonderland Weddings in Ceredigion

Christmas Weddings in Wales

With Christmas festivities and New Year celebrations, there’s a buzz in the air and the potential for new beginnings, lending itself perfectly to wedding season. As the temperatures continue to plummet and the nights get darker, there’s no avoiding the fact that we’re now deep into the winter season. Yet, with the cold temperatures, a lot of people seem to forget that this is one of the most magical seasons to tie the knot.

December is actually one of the most popular months for people to get married, and whilst it might be a little late to secure your 2018 wedding, there’s still plenty of time to plan for a 2019 winter wedding. We explore some of the best ways that you can transform your wedding day into a festive celebration in its own right.


Wedding at The Falcondale, Mid Wales



Winter is the season to eat, drink and be merry. As such, your wedding day gives you the perfect opportunity to create your own festive cocktails to celebrate your big day. Plus, if you were to get married at the Falcondale, your guests could indulge to their heart’s content without needing to worry about getting home at the end of the night. You and your guests would have access to our many luxurious rooms to sleep off the holiday hangover!

If you’re opting for a Christmas wedding, there’s no reason to go cold turkey on a Christmas-themed menu. You could keep it relatively subtle by serving guests mulled wine and mince pies upon arrival, or you could go all out and serve up a decadent Christmas themed roast for your wedding breakfast.


With weddings, it’s often the smallest of details that set the tone for the day. Having a wedding at Christmas time gives you the perfect opportunity to inject little elements of magic into your day without seeming too over the top. From glittered pinecones to fabulous winter blooms; this is the season of the centerpiece. You could even offer personalised Christmas baubles or crackers as place names. Your options are endless.


The winter season arguably has one of the most vibrant colour palettes. With rich reds and mesmerising metallics, you won’t be stuck for inspiration. Aside from the more traditional colours, you can also consider deep berry hues as a modern way to complement winter whites. From your décor to your floral arrangements, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the perfect hues.


Your Christmas presents aren’t the only thing that needs wrapping. Whilst winter weddings are undeniably beautiful, it’s important to address the elephant in the room; those winter temperatures! At our venue, we’ll do our best to keep your guests warm and toasty with our hearty log fires. When it comes to dressing, bridesmaids wearing faux fur wraps always look very chic in photographs. You could even go above and beyond and provide your guests with a blanket bucket for their use when they want to explore our grounds. It’s these little details which make a wedding truly memorable.

Christmas at The Falcondale, Lampeter


Weddings at The Falcondale

If a winter wonderland wedding is at the top of your Christmas list, get in touch to find out more about our venue.

Peek at our Wedding page for details on packages.

To book a showaround give us a call on 01570 422910 or email


Fabulous wedding setting at The Falcondale
Christmas time in Mid Wales

Christmas Break

Planning your Christmas Break

It’s that time of year when the kids are back in school and thought is given to Christmas. You may even start to see Christmas decorations in some shops.

Christmas is a big part of our culture and you would have to go a long way to avoid it. Our advice is to embrace and plan for your preferred festive break.


Home or Away

There are pros and cons to whether you stay at home or go away for Christmas, and will be dependent on you, your friends and your family. Should you decide to spend time away for Christmas 2018 you may want to consider us here at The Falcondale…

Winter at The Falcondale

Christmas Getaway


The Falcondale hotel and restaurant is located one mile outside the town of Lampeter. Day trips can be made to the coast, namely Cardigan Bay and the coastal towns of Aberaeron / Aberystwyth and Cardigan. It is also a gateway to the wilderness of the Cambrian Mountains with many sites available for walking / cycling and scenic drives.

The peaceful Welsh countryside is perfect for couples and small groups to wander and explore.

Festive lunches and dinners


Choose from 17 en-suite bedrooms available at The Falcondale hotel. They vary from luxury suites, four-poster beds, twin bedded rooms, Juliet balconies and super-king size beds. You may need to look at the rooms on offer so that you can decide which you would prefer for your perfect Christmas break.

Room number 23


A bountiful breakfast will be included each and every day of your stay, with cold options including cereals, fresh and poached fruit, fruit juices, jams and marmalades, pastries and freshly made toast. Cooked options vary from a full traditional breakfast, to porridge, pancakes or even kippers. All washed down with plenty of tea or coffee.

Add to your stay as many lunches or dinners that you care to book. Being the time of year, we would suggest that you ensure you pre-book all your dining – whether it be at The Falcondale or elsewhere. Not every establishment will be open, and some may already be full before you get there.

Christmas day lunch at The Falcondale will be a 7-course menu consisting of canapes in the lounge, followed by a delightful menu prepared by our award-winning kitchen brigade. Finish your lunch with tea, coffee and mince pies. The atmosphere on the day is full of festive cheer, happiness and goodwill.

Christmas time in Mid Wales


Get the most out of your stay by planning ahead and checking what attractions will be open on which days. Here’s a suggested itinerary.

Christmas Eve

On your way to The Falcondale call at any of the castles that are on route. Dependent on your starting point these could include

Arrive at the hotel late afternoon and familiarise yourself with the hotel and its gardens.

Christmas Day

During the morning take time in opening your Christmas presents before joining us in the lounge for some festive cheer with the team and other guests.

After a sumptuous lunch you may want to take a short walk around the woodlands and footpaths located around the hotel. Directions can be given for a beautiful 4-mile Longwood walk. Join us back in lounge for some quizzes and board games.

Boxing day

The Llanwnnen farmers hunt will be “tally-ho”ing at around 11am – a site to behold!

Take a trip to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales which will be open on this day. Wonder at the butterfly house and take shelter in the world’s largest single span glasshouse, all set in a regency landscape.

 27th December

Should you be leaving the hotel on this day take time to wander around the unique and independent shops in Lampeter. Be sure to include a stroll around the University campus and its splendid chapel – open most days for quiet reflection and prayer.

Country house Christmas


Christmas Break at The Falcondale

At The Falcondale you can stay as long or as short as you like, and add as many lunches or dinners that you want to create your own festive break that suits you.

  • Book 2 nights and find a complimentary bottle of Moet and Chandon in your room on arrival
  • Book 3 nights and choose a night of your choice for a complimentary dinner for two (Christmas eve, Christmas night or boxing night – to be pre-booked prior to arrival)

For full details of Christmas prices take a look: –


Winter fireplace

Celebrate Christmas at The Falcondale

There’s no denying that Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, but it can also be the most stressful. Fortunately, we’re on hand to deliver an early Christmas present in the form of our relaxing Christmas break. We’ll provide the mulled wine and mince pies, all you need to do is bring yourselves for a Christmas retreat to remember. Here are just a few things you can expect if you choose to celebrate Christmas with us…

A Welsh Christmas to remember

We might not be able to guarantee the snow, but we can certainly guarantee the Christmas magic that’ll evoke the Christmas spirit that you’ve been looking for. You’ll start your break on Christmas Eve where we’ll greet you with our famous Welsh welcome as we invite you into the warmth of our Grade II listed home. Take a brisk walk around our grounds and be enchanted by our very own winter wonderland before joining us for Welsh cakes and mulled wine in front of our roaring fire.

On Christmas morning, you can open your presents at your leisure in your comfortable rooms whilst our award-winning chefs cook up a feast fit for royalty in the kitchen. After you’ve indulged in our lavish 5-course Christmas dinner, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax in the lounge with board games and quizzes, or walk off the Christmas pudding by exploring our gardens. If you’re not too full, there’ll be a light buffet supper awaiting you in the evening.

Of course, the fun of Christmas doesn’t end on the 25th! However long you choose to stay with us, you can expect it to feel like Christmas every day with the choice of champagne breakfasts, 7-course gala feasts and even an annual trail hunt!

Whilst many people think they’d miss being at home for Christmas, the reality can actually be a luxurious treat. Picture the scene; sipping mulled wine around our roaring fire with only closest family members as you take in the splendour of our Victorian Christmas decorations. Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of returning home refreshed and rejuvenated to a tidy house and wrapping paper free zone after the Christmas rush is over!

A Christmas gift tailored to you

Whether you’re avoiding the invasion of in-laws or want to leave the kitchen clean-up to somebody else, you can truly escape in The Falcondale and immerse yourself in the beautiful Welsh countryside. We have packages available for three, four, and five-day breaks, but there’s no such thing as an overstayed welcome at The Falcondale so you can extend your break even further. As the saying goes, your wish is our command.

If you’d like to find out more about our Christmas break packages, get in touch with our team today.


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