Groom's Guide to Wedding Planning in the Brecon Beacons

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Whether you’re a local or have chosen this picturesque part of Wales for your big day, the Brecon Beacons offer a breathtaking backdrop for any wedding

Traditionally, wedding planning has been seen as the bride’s domain, but modern grooms are stepping up and getting involved in the process. Here’s your comprehensive guide to ensure you’re an integral part of creating a day to remember.

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Start with the Venue

Explore Local Gems

The Brecon Beacons are home to some fantastic venues that offer everything from rustic barns to luxurious country estates. Here at Peterstone Court, we offer a stunning Welsh backdrop, beautiful grounds and a picture-perfect 

Tips for Venue Selection

Visit in Person: Photos online can be deceiving. Take a tour of your shortlisted venues to get a true sense of the space.

Check the Weather: Welsh weather can be unpredictable. Ensure your venue has suitable indoor and outdoor options.

Tackle the Guest List Together

Creating the guest list can be one of the trickiest parts of wedding planning. Sit down with your partner to discuss:

Family Dynamics: Be mindful of any family tensions and aim for a balanced list that includes both sides.

Budget Considerations: The number of guests will directly impact your budget. Set a realistic limit and stick to it.

Personalise Your Ceremony

Choosing a Celebrant

In Wales, you have the choice between a religious, civil, or humanist ceremony. For a personal touch, consider a celebrant who knows you well or someone local who can incorporate elements of Welsh culture and traditions.

Adding Welsh Traditions

Incorporate local customs such as:

Loving Spoons: Traditionally carved and given as a token of love and affection.

Handfasting: A Celtic tradition where the couple’s hands are tied together with a ribbon or cord, symbolising their union.

Craft Your Own Style

Suit Up

The Brecon Beacons’ landscape calls for stylish yet practical attire. Consider:

Tweed Suits: Perfect for a rustic, country feel.

Kilt: If you have Celtic roots, this can be a striking and meaningful choice.

Local Tailors: Support local businesses like David Spear Menswear in Brecon for a bespoke experience.

Accessories and Details

Add personal touches with:

Cufflinks: Choose designs that reflect your hobbies or interests.

Pocket Squares and Ties: Coordinate with the wedding’s colour scheme for a cohesive look.

Contribute to the Reception Planning

Food and Drink

The food and drink can make or break the reception. Get involved by:

Tasting Sessions: Attend these with your partner to choose the best menu.

Local Produce: Highlight Welsh cuisine by incorporating local specialities like lamb, cheese, and cider.


The Brecon Beacons boast a vibrant local music scene. Consider:

Live Bands: Opt for local talent to keep guests entertained.

Ceilidh: A traditional Welsh or Celtic dance can be a fun and interactive way to celebrate.

Peterstone Court: The Perfect Venue

As you embark on this incredible journey toward your wedding day, consider Peterstone Court as your Brecon wedding venue of choice. With its exceptional beauty, stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, and unique charm, it provides the perfect backdrop and venue for a day filled with love, joy, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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