Useful Information

We know how much time and energy goes into planning a special event. The following is designed to guide you through some of the options, but please take advantage of our many years of experience – we will be delighted to help.

We can provide details of reliable caterers and suppliers who have provided good service previously, and contacts for accommodation. We can also supply details of florists, fireworks suppliers, horse-drawn carriages, musicians, photographers, printers, etc.

Catering / Marquee Hire

We offer you the flexibility to choose your preferred catering and marquee supplier – Usk Castle is one of the few venues that does!

The space is suitable for marquees seating up to 160. County Marquees of Chepstow is a regular supplier of ours and can be contacted on 01291 629377.

Sound & Lighting

It is the client's responsibility to arrange lighting and sound equipment; marquee companies will often offer these services.

Insurance

The Castle has public liability insurance covering visitors, however clients are responsible for their own event insurance and we strongly advise this.

Access Times

You have access to the castle from the day the marquee goes up – usually a day or two beforehand, as well as on the morning of the wedding. You also have until 11am the morning after to collect your belongings and tidy up.
On the night of your event, out of consideration for our neighbours we ask that music be turned down at 12pm, and the guests leave by 1am.

By law, fireworks now finish by 11pm. Suppliers must be approved before you book them, so please provide contacts as soon as possible.

Pricing

Please see our Tariff page for full details and a copy of the current price list.

Castle Opening Times

Usk castle is open every day, only closing for private events. Evenings visits to see the ruins lit up are by appointment.

Bridal Path

On the wedding day access to the venues is via a rustic Bridal Path from the nearby car park. There is a drop-off place for non-walkers.

Parking

There is ample parking in the nearby paddock that leads to the Bridal path. Cars may be left overnight. 

Toilets

The toilets, recently constructed to a high standard, are of home-grown green oak. There is mains water and electricity on site (11kw), but you are welcome to hire a generator if extra power should be needed.

Green Practices

Please leave the castle as you find it, and recycle as much as you can, making sure that rubbish will be disposed of. Animals and hens graze the castle green so we ask that all table decorations and confetti be bio-degradable. Chinese lanterns are not suitable.

Information for Caterers and Suppliers

We provide site information for caterers and entertainers, and ask that all waste be recycled or disposed of.

For caterers and supplies, access to the castle is through a paddock and the North Tower.  4WD vehicles may be required.

A secure room in the North Tower can be used to store items overnight, for a small charge.

Glasses are to be used only inside the marquee (except for Champagne receptions).  Plastic or other types should be used if they are to be taken outside after a meal.

Ash trays must be supplied.

 


 

 

 

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