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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning is so exciting! Here are a few questions and answers to help you.

Can we get married at Lysaght? 

Yes, both our Lysaght Suite and Ballroom are registered for wedding ceremonies

Do we need to book the registrar?

Yes, we are unable to do this for you. Lysaght Institute is registered with Newport City Council - CLICK HERE

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Will Lysaght Institute provisionally hold a wedding date?

Yes, we can hold a wedding date for seven days. To secure your wedding date we require a £100 booking fee which is non-refundable. 

Can we provide our own food? 

We do not allow external catering here at Lysaght (except for a wedding cake) but offer an amazing array of menus to choose from. 

Can we offer guests a choice menu for the wedding breakfast?

We offer a set menu to all our guests, one starter, one main and one dessert. However, we can cater for vegetarians, vegans and any other special dietary requirements. 

Do you offer corkage?

Yes, we are pleased to offer corkage on 75cl bottles of wine for the drinks reception and table wine only. This is priced at £8 per bottle and includes the use of Lysaght glasses

Can we provide our own evening entertainment? 

We are happy for you provide your own entertainment, as long as they can provide an in date public liability insurance and all of their equipment has been portable appliance tested.

Can we use our own decorator?

Due to guests unfortunately being let down in the past, we now only allow Lysaght approved suppliers to decorate your wedding day. 

Can we use candles?

Yes but you are only allowed to use battery operated lights and candles.

How long do we have the venue space for and when can we decorate? 

Decorating time will vary depending upon other events that are booked in the same space leading up to your wedding. Sometimes a group is able to access the room the night before, others will have access to the room on the morning of the event.

Do you offer children's meals? 

Yes we do offer children's meals for our younger guests. One choice for main and one for dessert must be chosen for all of our little guests. All dietary requirements are catered for. 

Are we allowed confetti?

Yes of course, however it must be biodegradable confetti, you are also allowed to use petals instead of confetti. However, they must both be used out doors

Are we allowed fireworks?

Unfortunately, due to the location of the road we are not permitted to have fireworks or fire lanterns.

When do you need final numbers and payment?

We require at least four weeks notice for final guest count for food and beverage. Full payment is due at this time as well

What time is closing time?

The venue closes at 12 midnight to guests and last orders at the bar are called at 11:15pm with the bar closing at 11:30pm.

Do you allow guests to park overnight?

Guests are welcome to leave their cars overnight. However they do so entirely at their own risk.

Do I need to provide my own security?

No, Lysaght have their own security that the booking office organises for each event.

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