Wedding venue at a glance

Clearwell Castle

Day capacity: 150
Evening capacity: 250
Accommodation capacity: 79
Night before capacity: 50
Packages from: £6000
  • 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-aisle and accommodation aplenty, the multi-award-winning Clearwell Castle offers a magnificent backdrop for your fairy-tale wedding.

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

Set in twenty acres of grounds, complete with a cocktail terrace and croquet lawn, Clearwell Castle is embedded 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 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. 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!

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...

15th September 2021
Groom - Lee

Our wedding was perfect. Clearwell castle is a stunning venue. The food looked great and tasted amazing too.

Sian and the rest of the staff were helpful, friendly and professional. I can’t speak for any one else but can only say that Sian was phenomenal for our wedding.  My wife and I  would like to say a massive thanks to all of the staff but Sian in particular. We look forward to attending one of your evening events.

I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anybody looking to get married.

4th October 2021
Bride - Lauren

We booked our wedding several years ago before the world changed. When it came to us having to move our date Clearwell were incredible, with a special mention to Ann at this point who was incredibly honest, supportive and reassuring and moving without any hassle or stress.

Clearwell have hosting weddings perfected, they have a way of making sure everything runs to perfection without any pressure or stress, thanks to all of their friendly and welcoming staff. The venue and grounds speak for themselves, Clearwell is beautiful and gave us the fairytale we never knew we could have.

Our day wouldn't have been possible without our amazing wedding coordinator Simon Cooper. Simon was friendly, professional and keen to help in any way he could from the moment he introduced himself. Simon went above and beyond in every single aspect of the day and in every way. He was incredibly attentive, helpful and supportive to both of us before the wedding, helping to get everything in place and minimise any stress. Throughout the day Simon was always on hand, was polite, patient and compassionate with all of our guests and this was maintained throughout the entirety of our day and the following morning.

We honestly can't say enough great things about Simon, a very special thank you for all that you did for us, we will be forever grateful to you.

If your thinking about booking your wedding at Clearwell, there is nothing to think about.

They look after you, make sure your day runs smoothly and treat you like your the only wedding they have ever had, in addition you will have a perfect day in a beautiful place.

28th June 2021
Bride & Groom - Natalie & Brett

Wow!! If I could give this venue 10 stars I would! Me and my husband got married here yesterday and it was absolutely perfect!

I booked this venue 2 years ago and they have gone above and beyond to make sure our day was special.

My Dad unfortunately had a fall and hurt himself the morning of the wedding where an ambulance had to be called. As you can imagine this was very stressful and upsetting but the staff were excellent!!! They calmed us down and were so helpful.

A massive thank you to Ann who I have dealt with throughout. Their all amazing people and i will miss talking to them. Thank you Clearwell Castle you made our day perfect and that is something I will never forget!!!

23rd December 2021
Bride - Alex

A massive thank you for making our day so special, I really wish we could do it all over again! Ann was absolutely amazing and we couldn’t of wished for a better person to help make sure our day went so smooth.

Look forward to visiting the castle in the near future.

2nd January 2022
Bride - Emma

Hi Ann

Hope you and your lovely team are well.

Just to say a big thank you for our wedding weekend. You really put me at ease and helped me relax so I could fully enjoy the day!

It went so well and all credit to you and your staff. The venue is beautiful and the food was superb. We have received so much positive feedback from our guests.

20th December 2021
Bride & Groom - Mr & Mrs Kinahan

Happy New Year Sian.

Firstly I wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU to you and all the wedding team at Clearwell. We had an incredible day that ran so smoothly thanks to you and the staff. Everyone was complementary about the politeness and enthusiasm of the catering and bar staff. The dj was fantastic and the castle looked absolutely stunning.

Thank you for listening and answering my millions of questions and for your constant effort to make my day as easy as possible. I am so happy we managed to get in the castle to put on my dress and that we were able to put the cake in.

I actually can't thank you all enough and am so excited to see the photographer and videographers final footage.

Myself and Jon as well as all of our guests had the most fantastic time!

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 August 23rd 2022
    Midday - 8pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Monday September 12th 2022
    5.00pm | Exclusive Dinner Date
  • Monday October 3rd 2022
    5.00pm | Exclusive Dinner Date
  • Monday November 28th 2022
    5.00pm | Exclusive Dinner Date
  • Friday December 16th 2022
    6.30pm | ** Fully Booked ** Winter Ball
  • Tuesday January 10th 2023
    5.00pm | Exclusive Dinner Date
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