VENUES

We look forward to welcoming you to our wedding on August 11th 2017. Times are detailed below and a map with pins on the exact location provided. If you are looking to car share then please discuss this on the car sharing forum.

 

 

Wedding Vows

Time: 12:00

Venue: St Basil’s Church, Bassaleg, 1 Station Approach, Bassaleg, Newport, NP10 8LD

 

 

Wedding Breakfast

Time: 16:00

Venue: Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Chepstow, Caldicot NP26 4HU

 

 

Evening Reception

Time: 19:00

Venue: Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Chepstow, Caldicot NP26 4HU

12:00 at St Basil's Church

4:00 & 7:30 at Caldicot Castle

Why St Basil’s Church?

Whilst Aimée was born in London, she lived in Wales for 8 years whilst growing up and her family has had a strong connection to Wales over the years. Aimée’s mother Heidi served as a curate at St. Basil’s Church for exactly 2 ½ years between 2012 and 2014 and remembers it as one of the most special times she had during her curacy.

The Benefice of Bassaleg, of which St. Basil’s is a part of, houses 3 churches, the other two being St.  John’s in Rogerstone, a Victorian building and St. Anne’s Highcross, which has a more modern architecture. The millennia old St. Basil’s was the primary church that Heidi served at in the Benefice, and it is the last Church that Aimée has memories of her mother serving as a priest before she left for Japan in 2014.

St. Basil’s is a beautiful church with a very warm and welcoming congregation and both Aimée and James are excited to have Heidi officiate over their marriage at this church.

http://www.bassalegbenefice.org/page5.htm

 

Why Caldicot Castle?

Aimée and James first met on August 4th 2012, in a field, in the dark, surrounded by re-enactors of various kinds. This was Midfest; a multi-period reenactment event, which Aimée and James were attending as a Viking and Saxon respectively as members of Oxford University’s ‘Wychwood Warriors’.

James has since gone on to be a medieval warrior with the University of Birmingham reenactment society, whilst Aimée found disappointment in the lack of Samurai reenactment in Japan! To remember their ‘historic’ first meeting, they thought it would be appropriate to find a historical place to hold their reception and are delighted to welcome people to celebrate with them in the 900 year old Caldicot Castle.

http://www.castlewales.com/caldicot.html