Awards & Testimonials

We are delighted to announce that Clearwell Castle has won ‘Best Castle Wedding Venue’ at the British Wedding Awards 2020! This is an incredible achievement after being shortlisted this category at both Hitched’s UK Wedding Awards 2019 AND the British Wedding Awards 2019!  We were voted ‘Best UK Wedding Venue’ in the British Wedding Awards 2018 by our couples & readers of Wedding Ideas Magazine for the third year running – fingers crossed we can make four in a row!

We were finalists for the same awards in 2015. In addition, we were shortlisted as ‘Best Castle Wedding Venue’ at the UK Wedding Awards 2017, were regional winners at the English Wedding awards 2016, and were overall winners of the Wedding Ideas Awards in 2012 and 2010.

23rd April 2021
Bride & Groom – Laura & Jared

Hi Ann,

Jared and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the team at Clearwell. Our day on Friday couldn’t have gone better, you were all so helpful and attentive and we felt relaxed the whole time.

We also wanted to thank you for being so understanding and helpful throughout the past year, with multiple date changes and the unknown, it was really such a huge help having a venue as understanding and accommodating as you have been. With all the restrictions and lockdown rules changing, the whole wedding planning turned into a bit of a nightmare, but knowing we were lucky to have such a understanding venue and suppliers really made a huge difference! All of our guests commented on how amazing the day was and how fab the venue and staff are and are really looking forward to coming back next year.

We’re really looking forward to next April to come back for the “big do” but have already been telling everyone we know how amazing you all are.

Thank you again 😊

Laura & Jared

23rd March 2021
Bride to Be – Jessica

Myself & my husband to be, have just finished our virtual Zoom meeting with Lottie, at the Castle.

We had no idea, how we could possibly get a feel for the venue this way, but we were so very impressed & she was FANTASTIC.

It’s safe to say, that we will be putting our special day, in the more than capable hands, of Lottie & the rest of the team.

16th March 2021
Bride to Be – Sophie

Thank you for the call today. It’s immensely reassuring to see how on the ball you and Clearwell Castle are – I feel like we’re in very safe hands!

I’d been starting to worry about wedding planning and the mountains of things left to do, but after speaking with you it feels like we’re right on track 😊

19th December 2020
Bride & Groom – Mr & Mrs Hawkins-Welsby

Good morning all,

Hope you’re well and had a very Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take the time to reach out and say thank you for your support during this year. Also for allowing us to have the most wonderful wedding day at the castle.

Dan and I wouldn’t of changed a thing – perfect!

Keep safe and see you next year for the bigger celebration.


10th December 2020
Bride & Groom – Mr & Mrs Stainthorp

To Ann

The wonderful woman who made our dream come true and everyone else at Clearwell Castle!

6th December 2020
Christmas Events – Catherine & Paul

We attended the mini break at the weekend and had an absolutely wonderful time. Loved every minute- thank you!

Catherine & Paul

6th December 2020
Lunch Guest – Lee Cartwright

Just back from a fantastic Sunday lunch celebrating (a little early) our 3rd wedding anniversary which is on 14th, made us reminisce and was unsure if we had ever sent this stunning pic from the day we were married in the snow!

5th December 2020
Winter Event – Mr Taylor


A belated thank you for the wonderful weekend we had at the castle on 5th & 6th December.

It was great to stay at Clearwell Castle again, and great to bring our girls to the castle for the first time.

The Covid precautions were excellent, the food was great, the service was wonderful.


4th December 2020
Kim & Rod – Parents

Dear Anne and Lottie

Just wanted to say thank you for making Emma and Jonathan’s wedding day so special.

It truly was a lovely day in every way, the venue,  the organization and even the weather. We look forward to the big party celebration in May.

Have a safe and wonderful Christmas

Kim Rod and family

2nd December 2020
Bride & Groom – Catherine & Joe

We just wanted to say thank you once more for everything!! The day was so special, despite the Covid restrictions, and now I don’t think I would have wanted it any other way! You really did make us feel at ease on the day!

Everyone worked so hard, and was so lovely throughout the entire process, and we are extremely grateful!

I thought I would send over a few photos as well, though it was hard to choose as they’re all so good!

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!



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