The West Usk Lighthouse

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Business Category: Hotel

  • The West Usk Lighthouse is a cosy bed & breakfast and small wedding venue (voted best in the region) situated near the City of Newport, Gwent, at the junction of the Severn and the Usk Estuaries which overlooks the Bristol Channel.

    Built in 1821 by Scottish architect, James Walker, it is unique among lighthouses having all the accommodation situated within the building itself creating a distinctive design that is bigger in circumference and shorter in height.

    The interior tends to be described as quirky and comfortable rather than luxurious. All the rooms are wedge-shaped with en-suite facilities. We have a stone spiral staircase, which runs though the centre of the lighthouse and beneath that is the rain collecting well – which is now our wishing well and wine cellar! The entrance hall is slate bedded and at the bottom of the stairs we have our resident Dalek (with an interesting story) and a TARDIS on the roof (changing room for the hot tub). They are an added bonus for Doctor Who fans.

    The Lighthouse must be one of the most unique and intimate places to get married. We have been voted ‘Best Wedding Venue’ in the region twice in the past year, so we know what it takes to make your day extra special.

    For the ceremony, we can seat up to 25 guests, while a marquee can be hired additionally for a larger reception on the lawn (up to 70 guests). The ceremony can be held in either the Wedding Room, Entrance Hall (only up to 10 guests), the Roof Garden, or outside along the Sea Wall & Garden (weather permitting).

    To give you an idea on costs, room hire for a four hour wedding (12pm-4pm) would be priced at £995. For longer (through to the night and exclusive use of the Lighthouse) would be from £1950 (Mon-Thurs) and £2450 (Fri, Sat or Sun). The flowers and seat dressing would be included in these prices, but would exclude Registrar fees. We can advise you on marquees and catering separately. Three bedrooms can be hired at an additional cost for the night before and/or the night after the ceremony.

    Please feel free to call us for late availability and to discuss your wedding in more detail, as well as to arrange to be shown around by prior appointment.

    If you do stay with us, do not forget to have a dip in the hot tub situated the roof garden. It’s a wonderful spot to watch the sun go down (it is doubly nice with a glass of champagne). Please have a browse of our website and if you would like to stay with us then please book through the online booking system, by telephone on 01633 810126 or via email at

    Danielle is also a hypnotherapist and healer. She does bioresonance health and food testing. Her website is She can do networking events at the lighthouse. She also organises annually a UFO and Paranormal Conference.

    Hope to see you soon!

    Danielle and Frank Sheahan

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