Our Story

St Tewdrics, Everything You Love

St Tewdrics House, nestled in the Welsh countryside is owned and run by husband and wife team, Geraint Thomas OBE and Sara Thomas, along with Sara’s parents Eifion and Beth. 

The family transformed the stunning 19th Century Italianate Villa from a family home into a luxury wedding venue, where Geraint and Sara held their own wedding reception. 

Geraint proposed to Sara in 2013 and, after the initial engagement celebrations, they set about looking for the perfect venue for their wedding reception. They looked at a number of wedding venues but struggled to find somewhere that offered everything they wanted. 

“So many country houses that we looked at were vast and impersonal and, while beautiful, often had a traditional décor that didn’t fit with our style or image of what we wanted our wedding to be. We also felt that we were being tied into set food and drink packages that didn’t allow for our own personal ideas or requirements. We fell in love with St Tewdrics House as soon as we saw it. Its romantic, Italian renaissance style was just what we were looking for and the classic, yet modern interiors fitted perfectly with the look and feel we were trying to achieve.”

“St Tewdrics House was the perfect setting for what was the most amazing day. So many of our friends and family commented about how beautiful the venue was and we then began to think that we couldn’t be the only ones that were looking for this.”

So that’s when the idea first came to mind to use St Tewdrics House as a wedding venue. That is where the St Tewdrics wedding experience really began, centred around everything that is important to us, and, important to our couples looking for a wedding venue that plays a part in one of the biggest days of their lives.

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It’s Personal, Family, Moments, Detail

A wedding is everything. A wedding is everyone you love, all in one place, for more than just a day. It’s about every fine detail and every moment shared, the moments that come before and the moments that come after. 

Every old friend and every new friend. Every private joke. Every Song. Every Speech. Every hug. Every guest you didn’t think would make it. Every cocktail. Every Canape. Every moment. Everything you love. 

Your family, the friends we call family. It’s personal. Whoever comes together with you to celebrate your day, you see them as family. And we do too. 

We know how important the details are in creating and tailoring the perfect wedding experience. We want you to be as relaxed as the people around you, free to enjoy one of the most important moments of your life. It’s in the detail

We want every bride and groom to enjoy St Tewdrics House and its romantic setting as much as we did and use it as their home from home on what is the most special day of their lives.

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Crafting The St Tewdrics Experience

Our branding here at St Tewdrics House echoes Sara Thomas’ beautiful original hand drawn logo. With the personal touch so entwined in everything we do here at St Tewdrics House, it was important to keep Sara’s drawing at the heart of the brand.

The font is modern, and crafted to reveal its beauty, just like the beauty found within St Tewdrics House.

Our illustrations are reflective of the style found throughout St Tewdrics House. Detail oriented in nature,  they speak to the tailored approach each wedding is given, and are a nod to the beautiful grounds and wildflower meadow within our venue.

We wanted the branding to reflect everything we are about here at St Tewdrics House. It’s personal, it’s family orientated, it shows the attention to detail.

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Extensive Renovations

After deciding to open St Tewdrics House as a wedding venue, Sara, Geraint and their family started the extensive renovation project. The original stable block and courtyard was rebuilt to create what is now known as The Courtyard. The contemporary design retained many of the original features and it is now the perfect place for couples to celebrate with family and friends. 

The tower, which had been derelict, was a major project and they decided to turn the iconic feature into a bedroom so that guests could wake up to the panoramic views from the top of the tower. It gives guests the wow factor and is now one of our favourite bedrooms!

The renovation project was completed in 2016 and on 22nd October 2016 St Tewdrics House opened its doors for the first wedding. Since then we have had the pleasure of helping many couples plan their dream wedding and have loved every minute.

Geraint Thomas OBE is the 2018 Tour De France winner, a race which saw him win 2 stages including on top of the iconic Alpe d’Huez – the first British rider ever to do so. Over his 12-year career as a professional cyclist he has become one of the sport’s most explosive, versatile, and celebrated riders. Away from the road, Geraint is a double Olympic Champion on the track.

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Welcome to St Tewdrics, Everything You Love

We look forward to opening our arms to you and welcoming you to the St Tewdrics family. Come and experience the magic of a St Tewdrics wedding and experience home away from home with everyone you love.

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