Couples seeking a less traditional site for their ceremony can take advantage of a new venue located on a farm in mid-Wales.
This new event space, called the Giraffe Shed, is the creation of Hannah and Neil Evans. Returning to the area where they grew up, the couple came up with the notion to build a wedding setting on the family farm.
The couple describe the Shed as a venue “Nanna won’t approve of” but add she’s sure to enjoy herself when she gets there.
Evans handled much of the Shed’s heptagonal construction himself. An award-winning wedding photographer, his wife Hannah was a strong influence on the Shed’s design, with specific attention paid to lighting. Her photography work involving many festival-style weddings was a source of inspiration for the Shed and the occasions that might take place.
Questioned by WalesOnline.co.uk on the look and feel she was aiming for, Hannah stated:
“Alternative, relaxed, festival, unwedding, and non-traditional.”
Situated in the small village of Tregynon in Powys, the venue has not yet opened but is already fully booked for 2019, so the Giraffe Shed will be a name much seen on wedding invitation cards in Wales in the months to come.
The Giraffe Shed can accommodate up to 80 day guests and 100 guests for evenings.
The venue takes its name and design from an older structure that once stood on the farmland and was nicknamed the Giraffe Shed by Neil’s grandfather, although exactly why remains a mystery.