Guest Information & FAQ

General Information

We have put together some general information to help guests who are attending a wedding at St Tewdrics House, along with some frequently asked questions. We hope you find this information useful and if you have any other questions then please get in touch by phone on 01291 627378 or email on weddings@sttewdrics.co.uk.

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How To Find Us

St Tewdrics House is located in Chepstow (full address below) and is only five minutes’ drive from the M48, making it easily accessible from Wales and England. Please be aware that some satnavs don’t take you directly to St Tewdrics House so we’d recommend looking at our map (on the contact us page) before you visit.

St Tewdrics House
Mathern Road
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 6HX

What is the venue’s maximum capacity?

We can accommodate up to 150 people for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. 

We want to get married at St Tewdrics House, what are the next steps?

If you think St Tewdrics House is the venue for you then great news – we’re so excited! The first step will be to hold a wedding date which we can do for seven days. This gives you a bit of breathing space and time to check that the registrars/church can do a ceremony on that date. If you’d like to confirm your wedding date, then we require a £1,500 deposit which can be paid by bank transfer. We would also ask you to sign and return a copy of our terms and conditions.

We want to get married at the venue; do we have to book the civil ceremony ourselves?

Yes, we are unable to book your civil ceremony for you so you will need to contact the Monmouthshire Registration Service to book this. Their contact details are below.

http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/things-to-do/wedding
Tel: 01873 735435
E-mail: ceremonies@monmouthshire.gov.uk

What time can we access the venue on our wedding day?

You can access The House from 10.30am on the morning of your wedding. The Courtyard will be available for your suppliers to access from 9am so that they can start setting up the decorations for your ceremony or wedding breakfast.

What time will the venue close at the end of our wedding?

The bar will close, and the music will stop, at 12am. We ask that all guests leave the venue by 12.30am. We recommend that guests book their taxis to collect them between 12am-12.15am. Guests that are staying overnight in the bedrooms are welcome to return to The House to relax and share stories from the day over a cold beer or a nice cup of tea!

What time do we need to leave the venue the day after our wedding?

We want you to enjoy the morning after your wedding and make full We want you to enjoy the morning after your wedding and make full use of The House but we ask that all bedrooms are vacated by 10am and that all guests have departed The House by 10.30am.

Accommodation At St Tewdrics House

We have eight bedrooms at St Tewdrics House. All bedrooms are allocated by the couple getting married and therefore we are unable to take any direct bookings from guests. If you are staying at St Tewdrics House then your bedroom will be ready for you to check in by 2pm. We will happily store your luggage for you until 2pm if you arrive earlier. Check out of your bedroom will be by 10am the following morning.

Local Accommodation

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay nearby then we have plenty of recommendations. Please see below a list of local accommodation which are all conveniently located close to St Tewdrics House. 

St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Chepstow
Two Rivers, Chepstow
Ty Hotel, Magor
The First Hurdle Guest House, Chepstow
No8 Chepstow, Chepstow
Willowbrook Guest House, Chepstow
BroadRock Accommodation, Chepstow

What time can we check in to the bedrooms?

The honeymoon suite is available for you to get ready in from 11am. The guest bedrooms are available for guests to check in to from 2pm. We recommend that guests check in during the drinks reception. If any guests arrive earlier and want to bring their luggage to The House, we will happily keep this safe until their rooms are ready.

Do we have to use all of the eight bedrooms?

Yes, we require all eight bedrooms to be occupied. The bedrooms are all included in the venue hire price, however, if you prefer for the seven guest rooms to be charged to your guests instead then these must be paid for in advance. Any rooms that have not been paid for will be charged to the couple. 

Can we choose our own catering company to provide the food for our wedding?

We feel that food is an important part of your wedding, so we’ve carefully chosen Cleverchefs to be our in-house caterers. You still have lots of flexibility with Cleverchefs, everything is possible as they will work closely with you to choose the perfect food for your big day! 
 
In addition to Cleverchefs, Ffwrnes Pizza are also available as an option for your evening reception catering. 

Can we provide our own drinks for our wedding?

All drinks are provided by St Tewdrics House but don’t worry as we have plenty of options available and can incorporate your favourite drinks into the day.

Are we able to decorate the venue in our own style?

Of course! We encourage you to put your own ‘stamp’ on the venue and decorate it with your choice of decorations. Your wedding coordinator will be on hand to help decorate the venue on the morning of your wedding or you may decide to hire a venue stylist instead. The only thing we ask is that your decorations don’t damage the venue (e.g. nails or screws in walls and sticky tape on paintwork), please leave everything in its original condition.

Are tablecloths, linen napkins, cutlery, crockery and glassware etc. included?

Yes. St Tewdrics will supply glassware for your drinks reception – this includes flutes and glasses for soft drinks. We are happy to hire in additional glasses for a gin bar, Pimm’s and cocktails, there will be an additional charge. Glassware will also be supplied for the wedding breakfast (wine glasses, water glasses and flutes for the toast drink), along with tablecloths, linen napkins, cutlery and crockery.

Can we hire in activities for our wedding e.g. photo booth, mini golf, fairground etc.?

Yes, you are more than welcome to hire in activities for your wedding day – this is a great way to keep your guests entertained! Our only requirements are that the activity provider has public liability insurance and PAT certificates for their electrical equipment. They will also need to ‘man’ the activity if necessary.

Confetti

You are welcome to throw as much biodegradable confetti as you wish at St Tewdrics House. We don’t allow the use of confetti cannons.

Car Parking

There is ample car parking at St Tewdrics House. You are welcome to leave your car overnight but all cars will need to be collected by 10am the following morning.

Taxis

If you’re planning to book a taxi from St Tewdrics House you will need to book well in advance. Chepstow is a small town and taxis get booked up very quickly, particularly in the evening and on weekends. Some taxis in the area don’t take bookings after midnight and we’d hate for you to be stuck without a taxi at the end of the night. We recommend arriving at the venue half an hour before the ceremony (if this is taking place at St Tewdrics House) and arranging your taxi home for 12.00am-12.15am.

Bar & Drinks Policy

All drinks consumed on the premises must be purchased at St Tewdrics House and our bar will be available for you to purchase all drinks. We feel it is important that our bar prices are reasonable, so we have made sure our prices are based on local bar and pub prices.Any drinks brought in by guests will be confiscated. We kindly ask guests to respect this policy as we want to avoid any embarrassing incidents on the couple’s special day. 

Smoking & Drugs Policy

St Tewdrics House has a strict no smoking policy; smoking is not permitted within the venue at any time. Wedding days are happy days to be shared with family and friends, many children attend our weddings, therefore St Tewdrics House has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use and/or possession of all recreational drugs. Guests either in possession of or who we believe are under the influence of any recreational drugs will be asked to leave the premises immediately, and the police will be informed.