Maes Manor - Rachel & John
Situated at the heart of the Valleys Maes Manor Hotel in Blackwood occupies an elevated position on Maesrudded Hill, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Blackwood was established by a local colliery owner, John Hodder Moggridge in the early 19 th Century and has the Blackwood Miners Institute at it’s heart. Built in 1925 as a snooker hall, “The ‘Stute” as it is affectionately known is the cultural hub of the community playing host to many bands since it’s inception, the most famous of which being that of local boys The Manic Street Preachers. Formed in Blackwood in 1990 by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire , Sean Moore and Richey James Edwards.
The Chartist Bridge which links the east and west sides of the Sirhowy Valley and is clearly visible from the manicured lawns of the Hotel, was designed by Arup, a company whose portfolio includes the Sydney Opera House, Centre Pompidou in Paris as well as working on the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Taking pride in it’s professional attitude. Maes Manor offers a choice of three licensed rooms, the largest being the Islywn Suite capable of accommodating two hundred and twenty guests. The Hotel believes that every wedding is a unique experience making flexibility a key component of it’s wedding service.
The Maes Manor Hotel aims to take the stress out planning and organizing your wedding, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the celebrations on your special day.