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Talyllyn

Talyllyn

Talyllyn
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  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wedding Ceremony Venue

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Contact

Civil Marriage Coordinator

01654710472

Address

Gorsaf Wharf Station,
Tywyn,
Gwynedd,
LL36 9EY

Events at this Venue

Details

The Talyllyn Railway's tea room at Abergynolwyn Station is licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies. Make your Wedding Day extra special, yet different and less formal - hire a steam-hauled train to collect you and your guests from one of our Stations between Tywyn and Dolgoch and carry you to Abergynolwyn Station for the wedding ceremony.

The tea room will be reserved and prepared with flowers, table and seating for the formal ceremony. Afterwards, light refreshments can be served followed by photo opportunities around the station and train before it takes you and your party back down the line to the Station of your choice - you might think of using the Dolgoch Falls Hotel for your Reception, for example. We'll provide a special, personalised headboard for your own train service which is yours to keep.

All the possibilities and arrangements can be discussed with us and we will be pleased to offer help and advice as you plan your special day.

Each station you will use is a working one and your wedding will be individually organised to suit the requirements of everyone involved. The facilities are available most days of the year although it may be difficult to arrange matters for weekdays during our peak season (late July to end of August) because of the frequency of service trains. Your train and arrangements will therefore operate to a timetable suggested by the Talyllyn Railway and largely dictated by the normal service in operation on your chosen day.

The ceremonies are performed under the authority of Superintendent Registrar Mr. Dylan Jones, Meirionnydd Area Office, Cae Penarlag, Dolgellau, Gwynnedd, LL40 2YB who can be contacted on 01341 424341 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. The date and content of the ceremony must be agreed with the Registrar before we can accept a final booking.

Typically, the Wedding Party and guests (wedding groups of up to forty people) join a special train at Tywyn Wharf station for the forty-five minute journey to Abergynolwyn. They are met there by the Registrar who will spend a few minutes talking to the Bride and Groom before the ceremony.

After the ceremony there is time for photographs with the train and light refreshments before you return to Tywyn in your special train, the total time taken being about three hours. The train carries an individual headboard which is yours to keep and you can choose the locomotive and carriages from the stock which is operational at the time.

You can download our wedding brochure using the link below or obtain a printed copy by contacting us.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (Free). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Open all the time

Prices

Each wedding is tailored to suite your needs and numbers of guests, contact us to discuss your special day this and pricing.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 585004  Lat: 52.58294 Long: -4.08988

Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau. Approaching from Aberdyfi Wharf station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Rail station for 300yds and we are on the right. Large car park 100 yards away.

Parking is also available at Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations, located on the B4405 Bryncrug to Talyllyn road.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Tywyn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (Free). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 8
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Disability Access Statement is available online at http://talyllyn.co.uk/access or by phoning 01654 710472.

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