The Hawarden Castle Pavilion Spring Open weekend; what's in store 🏰


We hope you can join us for our Spring Open Weekend Marquees + Suppliers Showcase this weekend at the Hawarden Castle Pavilion.


Saturday 27th + Sunday 28th April
11am - 4pm


Here's what we've got in store...


Throughout the weekend our Score Hut Bar will be selling the best sausage rolls and tartlets made fresh from the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop Deli as well as some sweet treats to keep you going.


Stay with us after your wedding or event. You and your guests will wake up to the view of two historic castles in beautiful surroundings - guaranteed to blow away any cobwebs from the evening before. We'll have our glamping tents set-up for you to see first-hand this weekend.


Nythu offers a bespoke online wedding gift list service; working with established craftspeople and emerging talent from Wales and the UK, Nythu carefully curates ranges of homewares including cushions,  blankets, tableware, glassware, artworks and more for the perfect wedding wish lift. Elen, the founder of Nythu, will be with us all weekend - come along and say hello!


Safe and Sound Outdoors will be providing archery for all throughout the weekend. Craig and the team offer a range of outdoor activities whether it be archery, axe-throwing, archery tag and more, these guys can add a whole new dimension to your event.


Fierce Blooms is an artisan florist and flower grower with a design studio and cutting garden nestled beside a historic canal in rural Cheshire. Kathryn will be joining us on Sunday 28th April running two Floral Crown Workshops at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Please contact Kathryn directly via to book your place.


Lou's Awesome Arty Party will be hosting some pop-up arts and crafts sessions on Saturday 27th April to entertain the little ones whilst you take a look around!


David and Sabine will be set-up on Saturday 27th April offering spoon whittling sessions. David, aka The Whittlings, is a regular here, offering workshops at the Farm Shop and the Good Life Experience Festival. This is your perfect opportunity to try wood carving. You never know - this could be the start of your new hobby!


Throughout the weekend we will be joined by Simon Howe, a solo guitarist performing beautifully crafted arrangements of classic and modern romantic songs from the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sting, Ed Sheeran, Nora Jones, Tracy Chapman and many more! 


Posh Frocks and Wellies are the contemporary marquee people from Cheshire. We have worked with Sarah, Steve and their team for years and we love what they do. They will be setting up a range of their traditional marquees and stretch tents decorated in a variety of ways this weekend.


Event Equipment will be lighting up the Pavilion and surrounding woodlands this weekend. We have been working with Richard and his team for years with our sister business the Good Life Experience Festival. The team offer lighting and power distribution for small parties, weddings, markets and town events to large festivals adding the wow-factor to any event.


Blue Loos will be proving their luxury loos and powder rooms throughout the weekend. Everyone knows that loo's can be a real talking point of any event so it pays to get them right, which these guys do.

and finally…

The Hawarden Castle Pavilion itself will be fully dressed for a range of events; Spring wedding feast, party and private meeting space. If you would like any information about hosting your event with us, please make sure to chat with us during the weekend. If you can't make it, get in touch to make an appointment at a more convenient time for you.
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We hope to see you there!
Vicky & the Hawarden Castle Pavilion Team x

Please navigate to the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop and follow the signs to the Pavilion.

What's on over the Easter Holidays 🐣

We've got lots of events happening next two weeks for the Easter Holidays!

To round-up, here’s what you can look forward to. Click on each event to find out more about how to book.

Don’t forget you can take part in our =free= Easter Scavenger Hunt around the Farm Shop from Saturday 13th til the end of the month!


Murmurations #makechester


Our friends over at Murmurations #makechester have released tickets for their fourth event and we just know we're in store for another brilliant and inspiring day. 

Murmurations is day of bold ideas, for culture, community and business. For the doers, the makers, the connectors, the questioners and the creators. Chester folk, citizens of the world, newbies and friends get together to celebrate the city and to make it even better.

Hear purpose-led pilots of the future bringing you their experience, mistakes and magic. Sit-down together for lunch and share local treats, break-bread, listen and begin something new.

The Good Life Experience 2019


The Good Life Experience takes place in the fields, woods and lake of the Hawarden Estate.

The location is amongst the most beautiful anywhere in Britain. Everything takes place in or around two castles set in historic listed parkland and gardens, private nature reserve, in the keep of a 1400s castle and a 1700s drawing room. It is the only weekend of the year that this site is open to the public. You can run wild or you can knuckle down and learn a new skill.

Who's coming?

Hawarden Castle Pavilion Suppliers. Meet; Nythu


We've just added a new supplier to our line-up for our Spring Open Weekend. Meet; Nythu.

Nythu works with established craftspeople and emerging talent from Wales and the UK to carefully curate a bespoke wedding gift service. Nythu's product range is made up of beautiful homewares including cushions, blankets, tableware, glassware, artworks and more.

Provenance is key. Each product can be traced from who made them, how they were made and where their story began. These are future family heirlooms to be used, enjoyed and gifted with love!

Join us - Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April, 11am- 4pm. 

Spring at the Hawarden Estate


Spring on the Estate is one of the best times of the year. With endless trees in blossom, shoots starting to appear all around and endless amounts of wild garlic lining the rivers and streams. There are lots of footpaths and trails to explore. Take the family for a walk over the holidays and finish at our sister pub in the village; The Glynne Arms.

Don't forget children eat free throughout April when you order a main meal. 

Hawarden Castle Pavilion Spring Open Day; meet the suppliers


We are counting down the days until our Spring Open Weekend here at the Hawarden Castle Pavilion and we hope you can join us!

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April. 11am - 4pm. All are welcome.

We are being joined by some brilliant suppliers and independent businesses meaning you can truly get a feel for what it would be like to host your own event at the Pavilion and cricket pitch.

During the weekend you can expect;

Posh Frocks and Wellies with their traditional marquees and stretch tents decorated in a variety of ways.

Event Equipment will be providing power, sound and lighting up the Hawarden Old Castle and around the cricket pitch in spectacular fashion.

Blue Loos will be proving their luxury loos and powder rooms

Nythu will be displaying some of the very best handmade Welsh products available to purchase through a truly unique Wedding gift list service.

The Hawarden Castle Pavilion will be fully dressed for a range of events; Spring wedding feast, party and private meeting space.

A mini Glamping village will be set-up for you to explore.

We will also have lots to keep you, your family and friends entertained throughout the weekend with spoon carving taster sessions from The Whittlings, craft fun with Lou's Awesome Arty Party and more. There will be food from the Farm Shop and areas to sit, relax, enjoy Spring and the beautiful surroundings. 

If you would like to book a specific time to chat to myself or a member of our team throughout the weekend, please get in touch.

Easter is on the way!


We have planned plenty to keep everyone entertained over the Easter Holidays. Being so close to the border, we make sure to cater for both Wales and Cheshire school calendars.

We’ve got Easter craft workshops with the Minimakery, Creation Station and Arty Party POP up, Chocolate Workshops, Chilli Chocolate Scotch Egg butchery workshops and of course three-whole-days of iZorb inflatable assault course fun across the bank holiday weekend.

It’s going to be great.