Welcome to Court Colman Manor

Situated just outside of Bridgend, South Wales and nestled at the foot of the Garw Valley, we’re a peaceful country house retreat perfect for all occasions.

A Beautiful Country House Hotel in South Wales

Court Colman Manor Hotel has so much to offer; with our convenient location and unique setting, it's the ideal place for your business meeting or wedding. With the benefit of a civil ceremony licence along with all the facilities to make any important celebration a memorable one, there's truly no greater venue.

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Happy couple at Court Colman Manor
Court Colman Weddings

We understand just how important your wedding day is – that's why we strive to meet every need and requirement you have.

Whether you're planning a wedding and reception that's intimate or grand, our experience and passion for quality will ensure that your big day goes without a hitch.

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Award Winning Restaurant
Award Winning Restaurant

Our on-site restaurant, Bokhara Indian Brasserie, promises an exceptional dining experience. We can accommodate large functions and offer a variety of dining options for our hotel guests as well as outside visitors.

Having been awarded Best Curry Restaurant in Wales and placed in the Top 10 Indian restaurants in Britain by the Independent, our accolades speak for themselves.

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"Stunning Hotel & Grounds"

Stunning hotel and ground. Super friendly staff and of course the boss Ollie the cat. My room was stunning very well decorated clean and warm. The food was also amazing. All in all the nicest place i've stayed. I'll definitely be returning. Thank you for a wonderful experience xx

Reviewed Facebook,
"Cannot fault this Hotel"

We did Wedding photography here yesterday (4/11/2017) and the staff really looked after us. Supplied us with cold drinks throughout the day and our meal was really lovely. Best meal we have had in a long time and we’ve covered many weddings and never had a meal as nice. Thank you. We hope to cover another wedding here in the future

Reviewed Facebook,
"Amazing Day"

What an amazing day we had and all thank to Alison the food was outstanding and so many people commented how great the food was and how the day went so smoothly the staff was so polite our day couldn’t have been any better we want to thank you ever so much for making our day so special, can’t wait to come back and show you photos and have our first anniversary thank you again for making our day so special lots of love Mr and Mrs Winter x

Reviewed Facebook,
"Very nice two night stay"

I stayed there on business for two nights, the staff were all very friendly. It was being done up for Christmas and was looking nice. The Indian restaurant was excellent, you did have a choice of normal food,

Reviewed Trip Advisor,
"Huge thank you to all the staff"

Had our wedding at Court Colman Manor on the weekend, just sending a huge thank you to all the staff for working so hard and making our day so special. The venue looked beautiful and was exactly how we envisaged! Highly recommended

Reviewed Facebook,
"Such a beautiful place!"

Had my wedding here last year and the whole day was fantastic! And stayed in the honeymoon suite for our anniversary (the room is gorgeous)! Also had a meal in the Indian which was lovely! All the staff so helpful and friendly! xx

Reviewed Facebook,
"Fantastic stay"

I had a lovely time here with my family. My suite was spotless as was the family room. Breakfast was stunning... Lovely views over the garden in the breakfast room.Thanks for having us. Hope to return again.

Reviewed Trip Advisor,
"Super dog friendly hotel"

2 night stay with our dog, wasn’t sure how taking our little dog to a hotel would work out, but need not have worried as it was fantastic. The hotel is set in lovely grounds with plenty of room for dog to run around, the hotel is dog friendly inside and outside and the staff were very friendly and accommodating...My husband had the Indian meal sat out in the beautiful gardens and said it was one of the best he had ever had

Reviewed Trip Advisor,
"Anniversary Stay"

We got married here back in 2012. We booked to celebrate our 8 year Wedding Anniversary. As luck would have it we stayed in the same room as our wedding night. Room 209. So that's extra special to us. We had our evening meal in Bokhara Indian restaurant. The food was out of this world. Especially the Peshware Naan! Delicious. Looking forward to our next stay already.

Reviewed Trip Advisor,
"Weekend Break"

I recently stayed here as a weekend break with my husband and 3 year old son. The hotel was very accommodating, the staff were lovely and could not do enough to help. The rooms were clean and quirky. Would highly recommend the Indian restaurant on site. Have booked again for next year. Thank you all for a lovely stay.

Reviewed Trip Advisor,
"Absolutely Fantastic"

Staff were amazing and always happy and helpful. We stayed in the French suite which was absolutely fantastic. The room was clean and tidy with a superb bathroom. The evening meal in the restaurant was outstanding, great food and great service. Breakfast the next day was equally delicious with happy, attentive staff. Another great stay in this first class manor.

Google Review ,
"The perfect venue"

Such a lovely hotel in an ideal setting. The grounds and gardens are fabulous and the outside seating area is so tranquil. The bar and lounge areas are ideal for relaxing and chilling out. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. It's the perfect venue for a wedding, birthday or any other celebration or party.

Google Review ,
"One of our favourite places to stay"

We had a wonderful weekend stay while we visited family, the hotel us just the right mix of splendour and warmth thanks to the wonderful team of people, which made us feel at home. We'll be back here again its now one of our favourite places to stay... The restaurant is excellent, both the food and the service are fantastic and well worth a visit.

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Welsh Wedding Traditions

In today’s digital and globalised age, the regional and national traditions surrounding festivals and weddings are easily forgotten. This is a shame, because such habits are a charming and revealing part of our history. The romantic traditions ...

Inspiration for your Big Day & Our 2015 Wedding Fair

What turns an ordinary wedding into something fantastic and unforgettable? At our autumn Wedding Fair in South Wales, we aim to answer that question in style! With a variety of the very best wedding services and suppliers joining our friendly team at...

Festive Welsh Treats, Tricks and Traditions

If the modern Christmas season ever seemed like perfect madness, the festive traditions of Wales make for even more interesting reading. From the charming to the downright bonkers, here are some forgotten customs and seasonal surprises worth revisiting...

Celebrating Court Colman Manor’s 250th Anniversary Year

Having stood for two-and-a-half centuries this year, 2016 is more than a little special for Court Colman Manor. In today’s restless, rapidly-shifting world, you have to stop for a moment just to let that figure register. In 1766 Captain Cook had...

Glamorgan Heritage Coast Highlights: Unsung Gems & Places to Visit

Whether you are looking for great walks, photography locations or simply some of the best picnic spots in South Wales, the Glamorgan heritage coast has a huge amount of space to roam. And the best part of all? The visitor will find some of the most magical...

Seasonal Wedding Ideas and Themes from Summer to Winter

When is the best time of year to get married? The honest answer is simply the time that fits your plans and budget best. After all, these days the wedding calendar extends well beyond the traditional May to August period. From early spring, right through...

Different Ways to Get Married, From Supersized to Surprise Weddings

Did you ever look at the way your friends or family got married and jump a mile? Or perhaps necessity or your own personalities demand some more unconventional wedding ideas? For millennials, there has never been more choice when it comes to tying the...

Past Times & Future Plans at Court Colman

As we approach the end of 2016, there is plenty to reflect on & look forward to at Court Colman Manor. The year was a remarkable one in so many ways, not least of all because it heralded 250 years of the manor itself. We are thrilled so many guests...

5 Top Events for 2018 in South Wales

What do the coming months of 2018 have in store for you? Whether you are looking for great food, romance or pure escapism, Court Colman Manor have plenty to treat our guests this year. Here are just some of the reasons we look forward to welcoming you...

Our New Hotel 'The Great House'

It's the rumoured one-time home of Anne Boleyn and even William Shakespeare. And now this much-loved Tudor-era boutique hotel – which has also hosted Prince Charles – is starting another chapter in its remarkable history....

Wedding Trends & Ideas for 2017 & 2018

From a return to regionalism to the trappings of social media, things rarely stand still in the world of weddings. So what are the emerging current trends? Nobody can predict the future, but over the course of each season, we see new ideas taking shape...

Beautiful Country Parks and Nature Reserves to Visit in South Wales

One of the things we love best about living in South Wales is the contrast between town and country. Indeed, we are close to Cardiff, but judging by the variety of beautiful wild places, nature reserves and idyllic parks you might never guess so. Here...

Try Our Chef's Banana Kofta Recipe

We offer a wide variety of tasty dishes for you to enjoy throughout the year, try out this delicious veggie dish yourself. We have over 15 dishes on our menu, see our sample Bokhara Brasserie menu....

10 of the all time best and worst wedding stories

When it comes to arranging the perfect wedding they say that planning makes perfect. So what are the things that can go wrong (or very right), at weddings? Some of the following wedding tales are life affirmingly beautiful; others are, well, less so! ...

Romantic Getaway Ideas, from Anniversaries to Weekend Breaks

When was the last time you planned something truly special for your partner? For their next important date, whether it's a birthday or anniversary celebration, why not surprise them with an experience to remember? Here are some tips and ideas for the...

Festive events, markets and Christmas Parties in South Wales

Fancy spicing up the festive season this year? Whether you want to go Christmas gift shopping, plan a party for friends and colleagues, or get away from it all this year, there is plenty to enjoy here in South Wales for November and December 2017. Here...

Top 10 Special Features, Add Ons & Ideas for your Wedding Reception

From the ceremony itself to the cutting of the cake, some things simply come with the territory on your wedding day. But what about those other special surprises? A wealth of fun, quirky and unique features are available to spice up any reception these...

Which Wedding Traditions & Superstitions Still Apply?

If ever there was one social event where new and old were completely mixed in the same pot, it would have to be the wedding. But which of the time-honoured traditions still apply? For every custom that endures as romantic or endearing, another looks ...

Wedding Invitations - Where to Start?

So, congratulations! You’re getting married. Now what? Never under estimate the importance of the invitation. Your invitation will set the tone for what your guests are to expect from your wedding day. People lead increasingly busy lives and the...

Wedding Seating Plans: The Pros, Cons and Tools

Do you really need a seating plan at your wedding? Surely your guests are more than capable of seating themselves?...

Top Wedding Music Trends 2018

Oh, look. There’s the DJ. Deejay. He’s wearing a bright white suit… And sunglasses too – at night. A bit weird… What’s he saying? He talks like an old-time radio presenter, but the words are blurred. His lips are...

Top Wedding Ideas for 2018 – Bohemian Crystals & Celestial Chic

At Court Colman we love this time of year. The chills of the darker seasons are gone, and the warmth of summer is here. When running a country house hotel, in the idyllic Welsh countryside this means one thing. The wedding season 2018 has arrived, and...

5 Reasons Winter Weddings are better than Summer

Picture a moody, candlelit backdrop to your wedding celebrations with sumptuous materials, rich colours, decadent decorations, roaring fires and magical landscapes. Winter weddings are cosy and totally romantic. There are lots of reasons why a winter...

Top 5 Gifts for a Winter Wedding in Wales

What better place to celebrate the happiest day in a couples’ life than in Wales? Here are our top 5 gifts for a winter wedding in Wales. While the high-season for weddings is most often summer (we all heard that sigh of relief when it ended at...

12 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas

As the old saying goes, Christmas is coming! And with it comes Christmas songs playing along with our favourite crimbo treats: Mince Pies, stockings, mistletoe, gingerbread men, Christmas pudding and sherry (preferably lots of sherry!). As well as Christmas...

Top Wedding Trends to Look Out For in 2019

The days are getting longer and spring is finally peeping around the corner which can only mean one thing here at Court Colman Manor Hotel, the wedding season is on the horizon once again....

Just for Men: Top Trends & Tips For Grooms 2019

With the big day just around the corner, the chances are that your bride to be has planned everything down to the finest detail.   But have you done your part to get ready?...

Our favourite 2019 summer wedding trends

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10 Hot Wedding Invite Trends for Your Big Day

So, you’ve picked a wonderful wedding venue, all signed and paid for. What now?Well, it’s time to broadcast it to your friends and family. Be there or be square.Obviously, you want to broadcast it in style, but where to start?...

10 Super Romantic Proposal Ideas You Can Steal

Maybe you haven’t given it a second thought yet. Maybe you’ve been scouring jewellers for the right ring. Maybe you have a ring, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket—but you’re fresh out of romantic proposal ideas. That...

Top 2020 Wedding Trends

Are you planning a wedding in 2020? Whether your wedding is fast approaching or you’ve still many months before it arrives, there’s always time to get some inspiration for your big day. Here are some of the biggest 2020 wedding trends to ...

How to celebrate what would have been your wedding day

Whilst we can’t change the situation, we have put together some ideas to help you keep your spirits up and mark your original wedding date from home....

Top 10 Wedding Trends For 2021

Weddings may have resumed after a long hiatus, but a lot of what we associate with them hasn’t. Big crowds, congo lines, photoshoots and drunken debauchery…a lot of people want these on the guestlist.  If you're marrying in 2021, we...

Cosy Cwtch: Welsh Slow Living for Autumn

Summer has a fleeting ripeness. Each long day is a blessing, but also a challenge. Many of us feel a pressure to live life to the fullest, and squeeze from the day every last drop of sweetness. Then autumn arrives and the crispness in the air and the...

Post Lockdown Wedding Trends to Give You Inspiration

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#What About Weddings – An Industry Forgotten

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The Best Walks & Views in the Brecon Beacons

Rising from the soft hills of South Wales, are blunt summits bare and bleak, looming under changing skies. The Brecon Beacons are a wild place. The type that broods beyond rural villages, inviting wayfarers. A mountainous landscape of swirling cloud ...

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As autumn kicks in, few things appeal as much as some perfectly spiced food. Perhaps it’s the depth of the warmth it delivers on a cold day. Perhaps it’s the all enveloping aromas. Or perhaps it’s the comfort it provides – after...

Six Top Tips for a Winter Wedding

 So what are the best tips for planning a wonderful winter wedding? One overarching notion is to embrace the season. Don’t think ‘how can we have a fabulous wedding despite the winter’, but ‘how can we have a fabulous wedding...

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Outdoor Wedding Proposal Ideas

South Wales has it all. Fairy tale castles, cascading waterfalls, golden beaches, plunging valleys. It’s not surprising that the Celtic region has become quite the idyllic backdrop for romantic wedding proposals and indeed, the driving force behind...

Best Walks in South Wales

Nothing beats a good walk. Whether it’s a gentle saunter to clear your head or a 10-mile hike to get your heart pumping, a bit of fresh air never goes amiss. But nothing quite compares to a stroll out in the vast and picturesque countryside of ...

The Top Wedding Colours of 2022

Want to know the top wedding colours of 2022? You're in luck. We've welcomed many brides and grooms this year, and we've kept a keen eye on the shades they've sported. Did we spot any trends? You bet. While traditional palettes still rule the nuptial...