On Sunday 2nd July, hundreds of Welsh soon-to-be-newlyweds arrived at The Springs in Dyffryn for Cwtchfest 2023 – Wales’ only wedding festival, now in its 7th consecutive year!

The Springs is our most recent venue partnership, run in conjunction with Jonathan and the team at Dyffryn and offering completely bespoke, indoor /  outdoor weddings in South Wales.

Set in acres of natural, tranquil countryside with four lakes, it’s a beautiful backdrop for a couple’s big day – and a fantastic place for a wedding festival, too!

That’s why we teamed up with the incredible Cwtch The Bride team to host Cwtchfest 2023, where guests could enjoy live music, workshops, street food and meet the loveliest wedding professionals that Wales has to offer. There’d be exclusive on-the-day offers, cocktails, wedding wares and stalls covering everything from dresses right down to the little details.

Wedding demos, talks and workshops were peppered throughout the event, and guests could meet other couples and suppliers to help plan that all important day.

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography. Can you spot Spiro? Look to the very right of the crowd!

And what’s more, the money raised from tickets has been donated to the Know Your Lemons campaign in memory of Dawn Wilson, who was one of the much loved Cwtch the Bride team.

With hundreds of happy guests in attendance, we’re thrilled that Cwtchfest 2023 was a huge, deserved success – a phenomenal day celebrating all things weddings!

It was great to be able to showcase The Springs as the beautiful venue it is, and chatting to couples about catering (it’s what we love most, after all!).

A big thank to you to Maria for organising this brilliant event, and to all the suppliers, experts and attendees who made it the most memorable Cwtchfest so far.

Here’s to next year’s event!

This must be the place… ❤️

If you’re planning your wedding and want a beautiful, natural venue with the ability to customise every aspect of your day, discover The Springs. Our base cost starts from just £4,000, which includes all the essentials including:

– Venue hire & access
– Marquee hire (including swags & lining)
– Tables & chairs
– Dedicated team including bar & wait staff
– Cutlery & crockery
– Table linens

Set on acres of open parkland with lakes, trees, wildlife and manicured lawns, we bring the sparkle outdoors at The Springs ✨

And with our experienced team and ‘up for anything’ attitude, we can help you design your own wedding day to be exactly what you want – your imagination is your only limit.

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Spiro & Joe were a dream to work with on Cwtchfest 2023. From concept to completion, they were professional throughout and I have huge respect for them. Organising such an event can be very stressful and you need a team that is totally on board, shares the same objective and respects you throughout. If you are planning to book your wedding at The Springs, you really are in safe hands with them.
We look forward to seeing all the amazing, creative weddings that are coming up from this exciting venue and we’re excited to share some with you soon.

– Maria Farrelly, Cwtchfest / Cwtch The Bride founder


Highlights from Cwtchfest 2023

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography


Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

Spiro food at CwtchfestPhotos: Spiro Borg

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography


Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

Cwtchfest 2023 at The Springs at Dyffryn - Tipsy Mule cocktails van
Photo: Maria Farrelly Photography

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