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Garwnant Visitor Centre

Garwnant Visitor Centre

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Garwnant Visitor Centre

Wedding Ceremony Venue, free entry

Merthyr Tydfil,
CF48 2HU



Garwnant Visitor Centre is a brand new wedding venue that is bound to become a firm favourite with brides looking for something special.

The state of the art building which sits at the southern gateway to the Brecon Beacons, reopened its doors earlier this year following a £1.7m refurbishment.

Situated in Coed Taf Fawr, this beautiful slate and wood building is surrounded by idyllic waterfalls and woodland with sweeping views across the valleys making a perfect location for photographs of your special day.

Garwnant is ideal for those looking for an exclusive bespoke wedding. This beautiful venue is licensed so you can enjoy full use of the facilities for both your ceremony and reception. There is also a massive children’s play area that is guaranteed to keep your younger guests fully entertained.

Garwnant is a very versatile venue. In addition to the wedding hall, which can seat 60 in formal dining or 80 buffet style, there is an elegant facing outside terrace. This is the perfect place to greet your guests for a champagne reception with canapés or even a delicious BBQ prepared by Just Perfect’s Executive’s chefs.

Marquee Option Available

The adjoining lawn is also an ideal position for the marquee, which can hold up to 150 guests. This is an elegant setting surrounded by woodland, for your just perfect wedding breakfast. It is also the perfect place for your evening reception as you can dance the night away deep in the forest and under the stars.

The experienced Just Perfect team at Garwnant offer tailor made packages to suit all budgets using the freshest ingredients sourced only from local producers .The Chef’s have created a selection of menus including BBQ’s traditional three course banquets and buffets and also offer a bespoke service so couples can discuss with their personal Just Perfect Executive Chef.

Garwnant has plenty of onsite free parking and disabled access is available in all areas. The venue, which is part of the Brecon Beacons National Park Forests, is just five miles from Merthyr Tydfil and conveniently close to Cardiff and Swansea. You are guaranteed exclusive use of the venue and the Events team is happy to guide all couples through the pre planning stages to ensure a smooth running and worry free celebration for everyone.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedHearing Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Garwnant visitor centre

Garwnant Visitor Centre is open seven days a week, all year round.

The visitor centre and toilets are open from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

The café is open seven days a week, all year round.

The opening hours are:
Term time: 11am to 3pm (Monday to Friday) and 11am to 4pm (weekends)
Easter and summer holidays: 10.00am to 5pm (all week)


Free entry

There is a charge for onsite parking to help towards the upkeep of the site.

The parking charge per day is:
£2 for cars
£5 for minibuses
£10 for coaches

An annual season ticket is available for £20. (Please note: you need to bring coins with you for the pay and display machine, then take your ticket to the visitor centre to collect your yearly pass).

Car park entry barrier

From March to October: the car park entry barrier is open from 8am to 8pm.
From November to February: the car park entry barrier is open from 9am to 5pm.

The exit barrier has “paddles” which allow vehicles to exit the site after the entry barrier has been locked which means you may leave the site whenever you are ready.


Merthyr Tydfil,
CF48 2HU

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SO 010120  Lat: 51.75073 Long: -3.37757


Garwnant is situated just off the A470 5 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. It is well sign posted from the A470

The OS grid reference is SO 003 132.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Merthyr Tydfil station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
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