Meet the Emlyn Hotel team

Meet the team

Our wedding team has years of experience and are here to help you create your perfect day – suggesting locations, sharing ideas with all of the excitement and none of the stress.

Our Head Chef can create menus designed especially for you utilising tried and trusted local suppliers, while the wedding team can recommend bands, DJs and work with you to help you find your perfect entertainment.

Whatever your requirements, the Emlyn Hotel team are here to help create your dream woodland wedding in West Wales.

“Our Co-ordinator captured everything we’d had spoken about, she did a fabulous job – she was even at the venue at 6 a.m the morning of the wedding!”

Emma Rich

Simon John

Cawdor Collection General Manager

​​In charge of the whole Cawdor Collection – from Gellifawr to the Emlyn Hotel and Arosfa House – Simon is the one keeping tabs on everything to make sure each venue is running smoothly.

Simon’s top wedding planning tip:

My top wedding planning tip would be to take a chance with your date of choice and book it in early. This gives you more time to plan (and be excited), and it will often save you money in the long run as it means you can book everything else (like food, music, decorations, etc…) well in advance.


Hotel Manager

In charge of making sure the Emlyn Hotel’s well deserved reputation as the ‘best hotel in Carmarthenshire’ stays as true as the day we won. Whether you’re planning your big day, an important corporate event, or a weekend away – Emma is working hard behind-the-scenes to make sure everything is just right.

Emma’s top wedding planning tip:

When you go to visit your wedding venue it’s great to think about photo locations for both your photographer and your guests. If you want some inspiration for how you can get some great shots you should check out the venue’s Instagram before you book your private tour.


Wedding Coordinator

There are a lot of elements to consider when planning a wedding, and Rachel is here to make sure every detail is coordinated. From menus and schedules, to decorations and ‘first dance’ music – Rachel has you covered.

Rachel’s top wedding planning tip:

Deciding who to invite can be a difficult task, but I suggest you send out invites as early as possible. People can sometimes take a while to respond and it can slow the whole planning process down.

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Get in touch with us to discuss hosting your wedding at the Emlyn Hotel riverside retreat.