Bodrhyddan Hall

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Bodrhyddan Hall, Clwyd, LL18 5SB, North Wales
Tel: 01745 590414
email: bodrhyddan@hotmail.com

BODRHYDDAN HALL. Although traces of an earlier building survive, the home of Lord Langford and his family is largely a 17th century house with major Victorian additions.  The house has been in the hands of the same family since it was first built over 500 years ago.

Our collection includes notable examples of arms and armour, period furniture, paintings and a 3,000 year old Egyptian mummy. The gardens include the formal parterre, a woodland garden and extensive lawns. Bodrhyddan is a Grade I listing making it one of only a few in Wales that remains 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 this site for at least 700 years. The first dwelling was probably constructed of timber and thatch so no trace of it remains. However, there survive substantial parts of its successor, a building of grey stone that was erected in the 15th century. The house was remodelled and enlarged in brick during the later part of the 17th century to create an attractive manor house that faced south with a relatively short drive to the road between Rhuddlan and Dyserth.

In 1874 a major conversion was undertaken to a design by the architect William Eden Nesfield. The house was realigned to face west with a much longer driveway and a new front created in the style of the Queen Anne revival. An additional service wing was added and the house enlarged to its present size. At the same time the gardens were recreated under the direction of Nesfield's father who was a noted horticultural designer of the period.

THE GARDENS. The parterre and the avenue, the pleasance and the dingle cover in total some 8 acres. The parterre is replanted each year and provides a superb display of colour throughout the summer and autumn.

Restoration of the pleasance, which had become entirely overgrown, began in the 1980s. The dingle was subsequently remodelled to create a picnic area with woodland walks.


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