Nigel Ford and family took ownership of Fonmon Castle on 19th January 2019. As a boy Nigel had always wanted to own his own castle and it was on a day visit with his family when he fell in love with the estate.
In just over a year the castle has fulfilled all pre-booked events and then closed in October to undergo a full renovation including a new roof, electrics, plumbing and re-instating the chimneys. A new biofuel boiler will soon be installed in line with their ethos of sustainability. This is carried through to their current project of re-wilding the woodland with the support of local nature organisations.
In addition, a brand-new wedding and events facility opened on Saturday 21st March showcasing the castle and new Orchard Tipi and Wedding Village.
Easter weekend sees the launch of the brand-new family attraction! The medieval farm and dinosaur experience will open with a spectacular horse jousting event, combat display and live re-enactments on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th April. Actor Ross O’Hennessy and team will be hosting this exciting event with horses, knights of honour, company of chivalry, medieval combat display and jousting plus so much more. The farm includes a recreated working medieval grange for children to see and interact with history as costumed staff are available to talk about what life was like living at that time. Don’t forget the dinosaur woods and enjoy life sized dinosaurs as you walk around the woodland trails.
Fonmon is a family home which was also designed for parties and entertaining. The village and Orchard Tipi can be used for all kinds of celebrations and events. It’s not only weddings that Fonmon Castle are renowned for. Exceptional parties and events are also an important part of what the castle does best. The village and tipi offer all the essential elements required for a fun party within proximity to the castle creating a blank canvas and perfect backdrop to your treasured memories.
Whether it’s a special birthday party, engagement, corporate dinner, sporting event, conference or fundraiser, the tipi provides the wow factor for you and your guests. Open air theatre evenings are also planned for later this year. Look at the website for further details of all up-coming events.
The convenient location of the castle within twenty minutes of Cardiff makes it an ideal location to hold larger events.
There are two interconnected fields spread over seventy acres available to hire separately or together. The fields have direct access from the main coastal road A4226 and tracks laid to accommodate larger vehicles.
The Castle is the proud host of the Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show held annually in August which regularly attracts crowds of 25,000 people, ideal for a family day out. The event field is available to hire for all kinds of large-scale events like concerts and festivals and a full feasibility study is available on request to interested commercial promotors or event organisers.
Fonmon CF62 3ZN