What a lovely idea for two sailors to get married at West Usk lighthouse, With a strong nautical theme it was the perfect backdrop for their big day. The west Usk lighthouse is now run by a husband and wife team who attended to the guests needs all day with no fuss and a smile.
The lighthouse was the first to be built by renowned Scottish civil engineer James Walker in 1821. Amongst other projects, Walker went on to build another 21 lighthouses. The land around the lighthouse has been reclaimed as farmland but it stood on an island until 1856. It was decommissioned as an operational lighthouse in 1922.
The Lighthouse is available to hold Civil Ceremonies. Which is held downstairs in the large Dining Room, This has a sea view as well as landward view, with seating for 20 guests. You can also have the ceremony in the slate bedded Entrance Hall for 10 people, with the spiral staircase as a backdrop. As we are a B&B, the Lighthouse will be entirely at your disposal for 4 hours on the day, preferably between 12pm-4pm. You can bring your own refreshments for afterwards. You will have access to the lantern Room, the Roof Garden, the Wedding Room, and the Garden where you can continue with your celebration afterwards if you wish.
With full use of the lighthouse it was something new for us at Dave Packer Photography, and so a quick recce to find the best light and that was all we needed before we captured the day in our usual informal style of documentry photography. The day came to a close with the kids relaxing the hot tube and the bride and groom providing everyone with an evening fire works display
A private road off the B4239 (Lighthouse Road) leads to the lighthouse. Alternatively, it may be reached by a 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) walk along the sea wall footpath from the car park of the Lighthouse Inn on Beach Road. The lighthouse is situated next to the Pont-y-cwcw Reen. Give me shout out if you want more information about our wedding prices
by Dave Packer