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what is a Minimoon and why should you book one?

with all the months gone into planning your big day, the whole honeymoon scenario can be a plan too far…



those gorgeous days after saying your I Do’s 

a special little getaway, not too far to travel, not too much to pack, not too much to plan – that’s a Minimoon







This year in particular, there’s so much uncertainty around booking a honeymoon abroad – and with all the months gone into planning your big day, especially if there’s been some postponing along the way, the whole honeymoon scenario can be a plan too far!


This is where the Minimoon is perfect – it can easily be arranged alongside your wedding, leaving you time later on to plan your ‘proper’ honeymoon.


Deciding to plan your ‘proper’ honeymoon after your wedding is also a great way of extending your wedding celebrations too, giving you something very special to look forward to later down the line.






Gileston Manor Estate is a destination wedding venue, which means our 5* accommodation is included in your wedding day, which all our couples love! 


So to keep things as simple as possible – why not simply extend your stay with us after your gorgeous wedding day. Spend a few days (or longer) on the estate, in your own luxury suite and enjoy a wonderfully romantic minimoon at Gileston… and with no passports to worry about, you could even make it a surprise for your new husband or wife.


If you didn’t get married with us, you can still book a perfect mini getaway.





The Apple Store is traditionally our Honeymoon suite.


This elegant first floor apartment, was designed with total luxury in mind. From the gold sleigh bed, ornate furniture to the roll top bath, you will feel spoilt as soon as you arrive.





All our accommodation is on the Gileston Estate.


9 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, all available to you to wander and enjoy – meet our resident animals along the way, Shaun & Sian the sheep, Bill & Ben the alpacas as well as our ducks, swans and chickens…





We have so much on our doorstep too…


You will find us in the picturesque village of Gileston, which won ‘best kept village’ and just a short stroll away from the beach, as well as beautiful Welsh countryside & historic spots.



With restaurants and pubs nearby, and the opportunity for boutique shopping in neighbouring Cowbridge or Cardiff, you have the choice to do as little or as much as you’d like.





We have 8 different suites to choose from – visit our accommodation page to view them all.

Each of our suites are wonderfully unique and offer everything you need for a luxury stay.


The perfect place for a Minimoon – FIND OUT MORE



by Samantha Vogel