Bodrhyddan Hall

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Bodrhyddan Hall, Clwyd, LL18 5SB, North Wales
Tel: 01745 590414

BODRHYDDAN HALL. The home of Lord Langford and his family, Bodrhyddan is basically a 17th century house with 19th century additions by the famous architect, William Eden Nesfield, although traces of an earlier building exist. The house has been in the hands of the same family since it was built over 500 years ago. There are notable pieces of armour, pictures, period furniture, a 3,000 year old mummy, a formal parterre, a woodland garden and attractive picnic areas. Bodrhyddan is a Grade I listing, making it one of few in Wales to remain in private hands and is available for weddings and corporate hospitality.


Wedding Receptions & Civil Marriages

Wedding couple in the gardens of Bodrhyddan

Bodrhyddan is licensed to hold Civil marriage ceremonies as well as being available to host your wedding reception:

Weddings at Bodrhyddan

There has been a house on the site for at least 700 years. The first dwelling was probably of timber or 'wattle and daub'. No trace of it remains but there still exists substantial parts of its successor, a grey stone building which was built during the 15th century.

The house originally faced south, with a fairly short front drive to the road. All this was changed in the 19th century: a new main entrance was made facing west with a mile long drive to Rhuddlan, while the old front door was moved to its present position as the garden entrance. The new west front was designed in the style of the Queen Anne revival and at the same time the house was enlarged to its present size.

THE GARDENS. The parterre and the avenue, the Pleasance and the Dingle cover about 8 acres. The parterre is replanted every summer, currently with geraniums and ageratum and is at its best in late July. Eastwards from the parterre lies the Old Park and at the top of it, the old brick and walled kitchen garden and the Ice House.

Restoration of the Pleasance, part of the larger Grove, began in 1983. Present living memory records it as a Victorian shrubbery but old large scale estate maps show pre-Reformation fish ponds. What is now known as the Dingle is the site of the 15th century fishponds, this is being reclaimed and turned into a picnic area and forest walk.

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