Stacey and Sam
Stacey and Sam
“Sam and I along with our two pugs spend most of our spare time out in the countryside and north Wales is our favourite place in the UK.

As soon as we saw Llyn Gwynant from the top of the valley we knew it was perfect for us. From being able to choose all our own suppliers, hiring the venue between Friday to Monday and being able to camp in the adjacent field helped us really reflect who we are on our wedding day. We were able to have all our loved ones in the same place all weekend enjoying campsite pizzas, campfires, late night kitchen gatherings and the most perfect wedding day. Not having any phone signal was certainly a bonus – people talking, laughing and dancing without staring at their mobiles!

Nic and the team were incredible, making everything flow smoothly and were always on hand for advice. We would recommend Llyn Gwynant to anyone wanting a unique wedding or a special party. When planning a DIY wedding it can be quite daunting considering all the things you have to organise, from tables and napkins to making sure the vendors turn up on the right day, and Nic makes it so much easier.

We will never forget it and our family and friends think it’s a hard wedding to beat – thank you all!!“

Rosy and Dewi
Rosy and Dewi
“We have absolutely no regrets choosing this incredible venue for our wedding. Essentially you’re hiring a stone barn and surrounding land in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

We arrived the day before the wedding and had great fun decorating the barn with our own bunting etc – really making the place feel like our own.

Nic, Charlie and the rest of the Gwynant team looked after us so well giving us a few tips about layout etc (and saving us when we forgot 100 bowls for pudding…) but without being bossy like so many glossy wedding venues! Gwynant is not glossy and that’s exactly why we chose it! Rustic, hearty, earthy and wonderful (and they let you bring your own bar with no corkage!)

We were prepared for bad weather on the wedding day itself (hired pagodas at the ready!)- but in fact we were blessed with incredible June sunshine. A civil marriage plus a multi-faith ceremony with small orchestra and choir (!) followed by drinks and photos in the field, a hearty feast in the barn and real welsh ceilidh. The night ended with a warming campfire complete with guitars and singing.

Our welly-wearing guests camped in the barn’s own private campsite and others stayed in B&Bs in nearby Beddgelert. Most people wait a year (or even 10) to go back and visit the place they got married but we found ourselves back at Gwynant only 2 months later, camping down by the Lake and remembering our very unique wedding. “

Rachel and Gareth
Rachel and Gareth
“Llyn Gwynant barns was the perfect place for us to get married; we met just above the campsite on Snowdon nearly 10 years earlier, and made lots of lifelong friends in the surrounding mountains over the years. The barns provided a relaxed and beautiful setting for us and our mountain loving friends and families.

We were able to hire the venue for the whole weekend, so most of our guests camped and we hired out the canoes on the day for us and our more adventurous guests (yes, a couple did fall in). The day was complete with a hog roast, ceilidh, giant bubbles, games and a bouncy castle (Gareth’s specific request). The Llyn Gwynant team couldn’t have been more helpful, both over the weekend and during the hectic planning. Their flexible and accommodating approach, along with their fantastic website took a lot of stress out of the wedding planning and helped he weekend run smoothly.

Llyn Gwynant is a really unique place. It’s in such a beautiful setting, and the whole venue lends itself to a relaxed atmosphere. There’s something wonderful about stumbling to a tent in the evening and waking up to the most amazing view with all your friends and family (in varying states of repair) waking up around you. We all had an absolutely fantastic weekend; the wedding was exactly what we wanted – informal, fun and definitely memorable. Our guests are still talking about it now; some are even planning the next party at the barns!“

Rhiannon and Dan
Rhiannon and Dan
“Getting married at Llyn Gwynant meant that we could plan our weekend entirely as we wanted to and could avoid all the regular formalities that come with standard wedding venues. Our love of the outdoors and Snowdonia was at the heart of the wedding plans and the Barns, Campsite and Lake allowed us to share our love with all our friends and family. It is a truly beautiful place and it requires very little “embellishment” to make it a stunning place to get married.

The team at the barns are incredibly easy to deal with and we used their guidance for how to plan the barns out and who to use for catering. We were also encouraged by them to do things our own way and we used all our friends and families talents to make the day run smoothly and perfectly individual to us. Planting a tree in the wedding woodland means that we will not only feel connected to this amazing place but have a physical memory to come back and visit in years to come.

It was a phenomenal wedding weekend that will remain with us always. “

Debs and Anthony
Debs and Anthony
“The Llyn Gwynant Barns had everything we were looking for in a wedding venue: stunning scenery, a place for our guests to camp to really make a weekend of it, and a space that we could decorate exactly how we wished.

The entire weekend was just amazing that began with guests chatting over wood-fired pizza in the kitchen the night before the big day, and ended with us taking boats out on the lake the day after.

The wedding day itself couldn’t have gone better, we loved decorating the Barns and picking our own suppliers, but really appreciated that tables, cutlery and glasses etc. could be hired making it much easier to organise. The weather was so good to us and we even got to enjoy drinks around the fire pit at the end of the evening.

I cannot recommend getting married at Llyn Gwynant enough, the staff were lovely and the place is just beautiful, so many of our guests have told us they will be going back, and we definitely will be too.”

Nick and Garry
Nick and Garry
“We’ve stayed at Llyn Gwynant in tents and campervans a number of times over the years, and have many happy memories of Snowdonia. So when we finally got round to tying the knot, we knew that the barns here would be perfect for our day. We really wanted to have a wedding that was relaxed and stress free for everyone involved, and using the barn and field at Llyn Gwynant was the perfect setting.

Nic and the team at Llyn Gwynant were enormously helpful from start to finish, showing us round and explaining how other weddings had been organised before. Over the weekend itself they were always on hand to make sure everything was okay, but left us to enjoy our day. They helped us to get everyone parked up as they arrived, and made sure we had room for any camper vans too.

We barbecued outside on the Friday night, used the huge catering kitchen to do sausage butties each morning, and made use of all of the large tables to serve the lunch and the evening meal as a buffet. As we were so lucky with the weather (It is Wales, so always have a back up plan!) we were able to have a few drinks outside after the main ceremony and take in the stunning surroundings. Once we’d rearranged the hall it was perfect for a sit down meal, and then we changed it round again to make room for some people to dance, whilst others toasted marshmallows around the fire pit outside.

Away from the chaos of the wedding, it was great to see our guests relaxing in the private camping fields, having a stroll along the lake, or keeping their kids entertained in the sunshine. The day after the wedding a few of us headed off up Snowdon, whilst others went out on their bikes or took boats on to the lake.

We had the best three days of our lives – if we could get married again at Llyn Gwynant, we would!”

Laura and Dave
Laura and Dave
“We want to say the BIGGEST thank you for providing us with the most amazing setting for our big day. The views, the barns, the camping – it was all just incredible and it made our wedding so special, not just for us but for all of our guests. Your whole team were so helpful, friendly and flexible and the fact you just let us take control and do what we wanted was amazing. You let us fulfill our vision for our wedding and we will be forever grateful. Thank you for playing such an integral part in what I’m sure will be the most memorable day (or long weekend) of our lives“

Kirstie and Peter
Kirstie and Peter
“Pete and I met at university through our shared love for hiking and the outdoors, so it was important for us to get married in a beautiful mountain setting. We could not have found a better venue for this than Llyn Gwynant barns, situated near the foot of Snowdon by a spectacular lake. It allowed us to have a relaxed and informal wedding with many of our guests camping alongside us, and we loved having the freedom to choose all our own suppliers and make the day as personal as possible.

Despite the weather all our guests said it is one of the most fun and unique venues they’ve been to. The space provided by the field and barns allowed us to have a bouncy castle, beer festival, ceilidh, sparklers and a rounders game, and some guests even swam in the lake the next day!

The whole team at Llyn Gwynant were fantastic throughout, and we would definitely recommend the venue to future brides and grooms.“

Ali and Tom
Ali and Tom
“We were staying at Llyn Gwynant campsite when we got engaged – when we asked could we chill our bottle of celebratory champagne in the staff fridge, we were told that they had a barn which was licensed for weddings! We looked at the venue the very next day while we were there, and never even considered anywhere else.

We could not have asked for a better wedding, Tom and his groomsmen were swimming in the lake on the morning of the wedding, and pretty much the whole wedding party went for a dip the day after. We also hired boats the next day and kayaked and chilled out on the beach. So many people were blown away by the venue, the location, and the whole experience. We encouraged as many of our guests as possible to camp and it made for a fabulous atmosphere. We could not have had a better wedding in any way.

We had an amazing time with you both the wedding day and the day after. Our friend filmed with a drone cam- please take a look at the link below at how amazing the campsite looks from above!

http://vimeo.com/100751499

Jo-Anne and Michael
Jo-Anne and Michael
“We had the most wonderful weekend. It’s a truly special location and we really appreciated the discrete support from you all, and all your efforts to make this weekend truly magical.”

Lyndsey and Ffion
Lyndsey and Ffion
“We wanted a very chilled wedding in a barn which we could arrange. We didn’t want a package wedding. We wanted a rustic wedding which would reflect our personalities and make us feel comfortable! It was our day after all. We were engaged in Dec 2012. Lyndsey was superstitious so we were never going to get married in 2013! Being a ‘camping wedding weekend’, it needed to be in the summer. The long wait did mean that we got the perfect venue!”

Photos were by Vickerstaff photography, check out this link to their chilled out boho wedding blog

Catherine and Ross
Catherine and Ross
“We really appreciated being able to do our own thing, which is precisely why we chose the barns. To have the freedom to choose absolutely everything from the decorations to the wine obviously comes with additional organisational responsibilities, but so many of our guests commented on how personal everything was that the effort was certainly worthwhile. We were also able to relax as everything was to our own timetable and requirements rather than a hotel schedule. We very much felt that it was our day, which was incredibly special.“
Heather and Phil
Heather and Phil
“The moment we found out the campsite was a wedding venue our hearts were set on it. Our wedding day (not to mention the rest of the weekend) was just amazing, I really cannot put it into words. Everyone pitched in helping to organise, which gave it a communal sense of achievement, the day was unforgettable, and to top it off we had an impromptu BBQ, footy match and swim in the lake to finish the weekend off: I could not have asked for more. AMAZING!“

Sally and Seb
Sally and Seb
“Neither of us ever wanted a formal/usual wedding, one day on our way back from a trip up Snowdon we drove past Llyn Gwynant… and we fell in love. It really is a peace of heaven on earth, and was the setting for the best 3 days of our life. Being able to have the wedding we dreamed of without the interference of a big hotel etc was just wonderful. The barn looked amazing (thanks to months of hard work and help from others) and the wedding photos could not have looked more stunning. We both have friends who have never seen the merit of a wedding….. then they came to see us at Llyn Gwynant and changed their minds; it’s how it was supposed to be, instead of how it has now become. We genuinely can not recommend it enough, we are already arranging our reunion at the campsite next year to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you to Rachel and her family, they were all very friendly and helped make it so special xx“

Nia and Kaz
Nia and Kaz
“The best thing about Llyn Gwynant as a venue was the freedom we had to create what we wanted! The barn really allowed us to start with a blank canvas and create an unique wedding. The space in the barn was the perfect size for what we were looking for, also the fact we could have our own campsite for friends and family. But the best thing about getting married in Llyn Gwynant barn was the location and view, stunning!”

Kate and Alex
Kate and Alex
“We had a fantastic wedding at the barns! The best things were the views, the log fire, the space for campers which also allowed the site to be secluded from the main campsite. Our main reason for choosing the barns was that we were able to arrange everything exactly as we wanted it including catering, alcohol, entertainment and decorations. “

Claire and James
Claire and James
“Thanks for everything, we had a truly amazing day and it wouldn’t have been the same without the stunning venue. The best things were the flexibility to host our own celebrations exactly as we wanted, and to have everyone stay over on site with us and in our own area away from the other campers. The kitchen facilities were perfect for us to do our own catering. To have someone on site to help us out if we needed anything, the staff were all lovely. The cost is reasonable too as we have a pretty tight budget. A big win with James was to be able to have campfires on site“

Frankie and Fiona
Frankie and Fiona
“Thank you all at Llyn Gwynant campsite for being such an amazing place to hold our wedding! We had an amazing weekend, it was the perfect spot for our wedding. Thank you so much for all your help – everyone we spoke to was so kind and helpful. Thank you for so patiently tolerating our panicking at various last minute things we’d forgotten. The venue is beautiful and so well set up – and works perfectly in rain or sunshine!“

Rachel and Ross
Rachel and Ross
“We had an amazing day and Llyn Gwynant was exactly what we were looking for. The scenery is spectacular and we got some lovely pictures. The best thing for us was that it was a blank canvas and we were able to source our own food/drink etc and plan the day how we wanted it.

The wardens were really pleasant and always willing to help“

Wendy and Ian
Wendy and Ian
“I find it difficult to put into words how much it means to have had our wedding at Llyn Gwynant. My Dad said something along the lines of (re. Kate and Williams wedding earlier that year), ‘Who’d want to go to Westminster Abbey when you’ve got the Cathedral of the mountains here.’

The staff at Llyn Gwynant Campsite, from our initial enquiry to the wedding weekend, made the experience of booking and organising our wedding a pleasure. The barns provided the perfect space for the ceremony, the buffet, and the ceilidh, and the kitchen was ideal for the catering team. The camping field could easily accommodate all the tents with ample space for children to play, and group photographs to be taken. In our minds, there is nowhere more beautiful and yet accessible, where we would have wanted to get married. The memory of us standing in the camping field, surrounded by our family and friends, encompassed by the mountains of Snowdonia, is one will shall keep with us forever.”

Sally and Darren
Sally and Darren
“Our wedding at Llyn Gwynant was magical and memorable in every way. The setting could not have been any more beautiful, and the barns looked amazing. We just loved having all of our friends camped around us for the celebration, and we feel so lucky to have been married in the most beautiful valley in Wales. It was such a unique location, so reflective of us as a couple – we and our friends will never forget it! Thank you Llyn Gwynant! “