Venue Name: Château Rhianfa
Location: Isle of Anglesey, North Wales
Please tell us a little about Château Rhianfa’s history
Château Rhianfa was built in 1849 for Sir John Hay Williams, a descendent of Sir William Williams who created the much larger Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire. Together with his wife Lady Sarah Hay Williams he spent ten years creating a magnificently lavish mansion surrounded by enchanting gardens.
In 1859 Sir John died leaving Lady Sarah to live in the house until her own death in 1876. At this point Lady Margaret, one of their two daughters, inherited the property. In 1922 the house was advertised for sale, the reasons for which still remain unknown, but a sale never materialised and Lady Margaret remained in the house until her own death in 1930.
Little is known about what happened to the property following Lady Margaret’s death, but in 1955 the house was given to her grandson, Dr Andrew Verney and his wife as a wedding present. Due to work commitments in London the couple sold the house in 1957. It was converted into apartments and much of the land sold off, leaving only 3 of the 12 acres in the possession of the estate.
Despite the many changes over time Château Rhianfa has retained much of its remarkable character. The sensitive restoration by AmaZing Venues has restored the property to its original splendour with all the quirky charm intact.
What type of venue is Château Rhianfa?
Château Rhianfa, on the Isle of Anglesey, provides a wonderful setting for entertaining on a grand scale and weddings that are truly extraordinary.
Is Château Rhianfa licensed for wedding ceremonies?
We have a host of delightfully atmospheric rooms where you can tie the knot and then celebrate in fine style. What’s more, the AmaZingly picturesque setting and glorious gardens beside the sea provide breathtaking backdrops for your wedding photographs.