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— EVENTS AT THE SANDCASTLE —
I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. - Anais Nin
THE SANDCASTLE is meant to be your home away from home - but even better. To us, hospitality is about creating a personal experience, so we have carved out easy, flexible spaces where you can have the holiday or special event that you want: from intimate corners to spacious rooms for entertaining. All of the events here are events that are held a few times a year for the public. But they can also be created privately for your stay and make your tailor-made holiday that much more memorable.
WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS
What better way to get married than with the feel of cool sand between your toes? Currently, we offer Handfasting ceremonies and receptions, either pool-side, or on the beach, with a seafood BBQ and bubbly ... We soon hope to also be a licensed venue for civil marriages and partnerships, with our own registrar. This way, you can have as much freedom planning your special day as you like, or, leave it all to us! We can provide local catering, a bespoke wine list, musicians, and a 1952 Buick convertible to transport you in style...
WINE & FOOD TASTINGS
Our resident wine expert, an award-winning wine critic and author (Good Food Fine Wine, Wine and Climate Change, Pairing Wine and Food, The Home Cellar Guide) hosts several public events throughout the year, usually based on local ingredients and European wines. (See www.thewinelady.com). Specific tasting themes can be requested and added to your stay per prior arrangement.
PRIVATE TOURS IN A 1952 BUICK CONVERTIBLE. AKA "BETSY".
If you have not yet discovered the magical wonders of South Pembrokeshire, then let us be your guide. From the mystical, history-laden castle remains to the myriad of secret beaches, quirky museums, tucked-away gardens, specialist local food producers, and original shops, there is an adventure around every corner awaiting you. "Betsy" can also be available for drop-offs and collections from local train stations and the airport at Haverforwest.
YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREATS
We also have our favourite Buddhist female monk on hand to run our Retreats. These include Yoga for all levels, meditation, chakra cleansing and energy healing, massage, a specific "light" menu, and walks on the Coastal Path. We can also organise a Retreat for you and a group of your friends, or, you can hire the venue to run your own events.
WELSH WINERY TOURS
If you have not yet tasted a Welsh wine, then you are in for a treat. THE SANDCASTLE c0-owner, wine critic and author, Linda Johnson-Bell, is also a regular judge of the annual Welsh Wine Awards and will take you on a vineyard tour where you can meet the owners and taste their wines.
BEACH AND WOODLAND FORAGING - and COOKING!
Have you ever wanted to know what in the wild is edible and what is not? Our local experts will guide you through tasting and picking the best edibles from the varieties of seaweeds to wild onions and mushrooms. And even better, when you get back to THE SANDCASTLE, you'll learn how to adapt them into easy recipes so that you can enjoy your day's foraging!