Wedding venue at a glance

Clearwell Castle

Day capacity: 150
Evening capacity: 250
Accommodation capacity: 79
Night before capacity: 50
Packages from: £7,995
  • Exclusive use
  • Dedicated wedding manager
  • In-house catering team

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A Hidden Gem in The Stunning Forest of Dean

Complete with grand reception rooms, a 75-foot-long aisle and accommodation aplenty, the multi-award-winning Clearwell Castle offers a magnificent backdrop for your fairy-tale castle wedding with all the comforts of a traditional country manor.

A Fairy-tale Castle Wedding Venue in the Heart of Gloucestershire

Set in 20 acres of grounds, complete with a cocktail terrace and croquet lawn, Clearwell Castle boasts a dreamy castle exterior paired with charming decor, plush furnishings, and comfort around every corner. Our beautiful manor house & grounds are nestled within the romantic Forest of Dean and offers an enchanting venue for your wedding day.

Make your way through the forest and notice the magnificent facade, which affords picture-perfect photo opportunities. Despite its elegance and grandeur, this Gloucestershire venue is warm and ready to welcome you.

The church-like Ballroom boasts a 75-foot-long aisle, raised dais and leaded windows. Alternatively, couples can opt for an al-fresco affair on the bandstand within our manicured gardens with their very own Castle backdrop. Fine dining follows, with our team of in-house chefs able to create menus to suit any taste, with hand-picked house wines available to complement the exquisite wedding breakfast.

The modern Cellar Bar has been designed with your evening reception in mind and offers a contemporary setting to end your night in further celebration with a spacious dancefloor and disco lighting. The addition of The Wyndham just a short stroll away means there are now an additional twenty-four bedrooms (and bar facilities) on top of the fifteen Castle bedrooms for your wedding night. If one night is not enough, you can upgrade and stay for two!

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What Our Couples Say About Us

As an exclusive-use wedding venue,
we know a thing or two about running perfect wedding days,
but don't just take our word for it...

29th September 2023
Bride & Groom - Natalie & Stephen

We had the perfect wedding at Clearwell Castle, their team were superb in providing planning assistance from the point of our booking, guidance on all aspects of our wedding choices from registrars and suppliers, and coordination on the day of the wedding to make sure it flowed seamlessly.

23rd September 2023
Bride & Groom - Julie & Darren

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Simon and all the team for all the work you did for us before, during and after our big day. We could not have asked for anything more.

9th September 2023
Bride & Groom - Rhiannon & Mark

We wanted to take a moment to say a HUGE thank you to Hannah and the amazing, incredible staff who made our day so incredibly special on Saturday. Everything was fabulous.

8th September 2023
Bride & Groom - Alix & Tom

We are still very much on cloud 9.

Thank you so much Phaedra, for all your hard work, our wedding day was perfect. Everyone was asking me if it was what I had thought it would be, and it was so much better!

14th August 2023
Bride & Groom - Marlene & Gary

Ann, once again, thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. We will cherish the memories forever, and you played an instrumental role in making them as perfect as they were.
Wishing you and the team a continued success and happiness in all your future endeavors.

11th August 2023
Mother of the Bride - Karen

I cannot let this wonderful occasion pass by without also expressing my thanks to you all at Clearwell Castle for a splendid day. I can easily see why you are one of the top wedding venues in the UK.

28th July 2023
Bride & Groom - Em & Jay

We married at Clearwell Castle and we honestly could not recommend this venue highly enough.

22nd July 2023
Bride & Groom - Laur & Ryan

Wow, wow, wow! We had high expectations, and knew it was going to good, but oh my days you blew us away!

8th July 2023
Bride & Groom - Gabi & John

We wanted to share our gratitude for making our big day a reality. It was a long tale of planning and Ann, we cannot thank her enough for helping us to create what was the best day of our lives. We are so pleased we chose Clearwell Castle as our venue.

2nd June 2023
Groom - David

Just wanted wanted to say thank you to Hannah for everything she did for us in making our wedding happen.

20th May 2023
Mother of the Groom - Maria

We had my sons wedding at Clearwell Castle and from start to finish the staff were all amazing and worth their weight in gold, I cannot praise them highly enough.

29th April 2023
Bride & Groom - Joanne & Steve

Thank you Hannah so much for organising and planning our big day, you did an outstanding job and our day was perfect.

10th April 2023
Bride & Groom - Kirsty & Tom

We would like to pass on our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Simon. Our day could not have been any better, it went so smoothly, we will absolutely cherish his role in our wedding forever. Simon made the stress of arranging our big day disappear!

30th March 2023
Bride & Groom - Mr & Mrs Kolbe

We just wanted to take the time to say a huge thank you to everyone at Clearwell Castle for giving us the most magical Wedding Day. Ever since I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted a real-life fairy-tale wedding and Clearwell Castle made that dream a reality.

How our couples rate us across the web...


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Catering & Services

We have developed our own in-house services and forged relationships with trustworthy suppliers that know our venue and how we work. All of which means that everything you need for the perfect wedding is at your fingertips.

Events & Open Days

  • Tuesday November 28th 2023
    Midday - 5pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Saturday December 2nd 2023
    7pm | Christmas Party Night
  • Tuesday December 5th 2023
    Midday - 7pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Thursday December 7th 2023
    Midday - 5pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Friday December 8th 2023
    7pm | *FULLY BOOKED* Christmas Party Night
  • Sunday December 10th 2023
    1pm | Sunday Lunch in the Ballroom
  • Friday December 15th 2023
    5pm | **Winter Ball**
  • Thursday January 4th 2024
    5pm | Exclusive Dinner Date
  • Wednesday February 14th 2024
    5pm | Valentine Dinner Date
  • Monday February 26th 2024
    5pm | Exclusive Dinner Date
Viewing appointments available - Perfect opportunities to see our stunning venue! Book a viewing