Project overview

GJP secured permission for a wedding events venue at Fonmon Castle in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. The Grade II listed historic park and garden will now host a high-quality venue to support the wedding ceremonies that the Grade I listed castle already facilitates.

The permission comprises an orchard tipi and wedding village, together with associated facilities and services. The application was granted approval by Officers on 3rd November 2020 and the proposals will help to support the variety of events and services that Fonmon Castle site now caters for, expanding the offer of the site.

A medieval village and dinosaur walk form key educational elements of the site for visitors advertised as a ‘step through time’, encouraging them to learn about and discover the history of medieval and jurassic Wales.


GJP secured multiple permissions for multiple schemes, and are continuing to assist to date on multiple aspects and developments for/at the site.

Fonmon 2
I’ve been working with Geraint, Osian and the team for the best part of four and a half years. It’s been an amazing journey. I have to say they’ve done a fantastic job – not only have they been highly professional, they’ve also been very kind and very supportive. We’ve actually had quite a few laughs! Fonmon’s a bit of a challenging site – it’s Grade I listed, with Grade II listed gardens, so a lot of cost, a lot of expense. Despite this, the team have been great, really nice people. I can’t recommend them highly enough and I look forward to working with them in the future.

Nigel Ford, Owner, Fonmon Castle

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