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Plas Mawr Elizabethan Townhouse, Conwy, was built between 1576 and 1585 at the heart of the medieval town’s narrow cobbled streets. It is probably the best-preserved Elizabethan townhouse in Britain.

The interior, with its elaborately decorated plaster ceilings and fine wooden screens, reflects the wealth and opulence of the Tudor gentry in Wales. The house, courtyards and garden, have been painstakingly restored, and provide a unique backdrop for photography.

Ceremonies can take place in the Great Chamber, which was the ceremonial centre of this late sixteenth-century household.

The venue is available for civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies for a maximum of 40 guests. Due to weight loading this is the total number of people who can attend, including the registrar, photographer and musicians etc. The Great Chamber is located on the first floor and is accessed by a narrow wooden staircase.


"From the moment we booked, the staff at Plas Mawr were wonderful, we discussed decorations and flowers for our day, which the staff wonderfully placed for us on the day. After the ceremony, we had a small champagne reception in the walled garden, which was lovely and gave us a fantastic opportunity for photographs... Overall, we had the most amazing day and really couldn't have asked for anything more, Plas Mawr and the staff were wonderful and we feel very lucky to have been married in this wonderful place hidden within the town walls of Conwy."

Leah and Anthony

Times may vary depending on seasonal opening hours. Please note that Plas Mawr Elizabethan Town House is closed November to March.

Eleni Duo playing harp and flute in Plas Mawr

We can accept bookings for the hire of Plas Mawr 13 months in advance of the date. For example, bookings for any date in June 2021 can be taken from the first working day in May 2020.

Please note that once the booking has been confirmed you will need to sign our Location Agreement, and provide us with a copy of your Public Liability Insurance one month prior to the function.

Wedding Package

  • Consultation by appointment with custodian
  • Free recce of the great Chamber  for the bridal party
  • Bench seating  set up herringbow style with central aisle by custodial staff
  • Wedding photography in pre-arranged areas

Hire Fees

The charges for 2020 are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday £570
  • Saturday and Sunday £695

If you would like to discuss use of the Great Chamber or Gatehouse Gallery at Plas Mawr, check availability or book, please contact the custodian directly on 01492 580167.

Charges are inclusive of VAT.

Plas Mawr Conwy