Awards & Testimonials

We are delighted to announce that Clearwell Castle has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Castle Wedding Venue’ 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.

25th March 2019

Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end. The staff were brilliant, every single one. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.

15th March 2019
Ian & Naomi

Ann, we wanted to send our thanks for last Friday and all your help leading up to the wedding! The day went so smoothly and everything was perfect, so much of this was down to you and all of your hard work. Thank you so much for making our day so special, we really appreciate it.

27th February 2019
Tom & Ellie

Tom and I would just like to say a big thank you to you, also to each and every one of your staff members for making our day so special. It truly was absolutely perfect from start to finish. We are so, so grateful. Thank you Ann, we will remember this day for the rest of our lives!

21st February 2019
Darren & Emily

We just wanted to email to say a massive thank you to you for making our day so perfect. All our guests complimented how good you were! You made us both feel so relaxed and allowed us to enjoy our day. Cant believe all the planning and stress is over. Everything went exactly how we wanted and couldnt of asked for anything more. Again we just want to say a huge Thank you!

19th February 2019
Philip & Kate

A wedding day that made us feel like royaltyMany of our wedding guests told us it was the best wedding they’d ever attended. We first came across Clearwell through a bridal forum, and happened to be passing so thought we’d give it a visit. We were blown away and every other venue we visited (and there were lots!) felt inferior. They offered everything and more at a price we could afford! Michelle worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was thought out and the day would run seamlessly. The day itself was the best day of our lives. We did not have to worry about any of guests enjoying themselves, as Clearwell had more than enough to enchant and entertain them. The food was outstanding, not just the main meals, but also the beautifully presented canapes, wedding wine and the best evening buffet at any wedding we’ve attended. Our guests cleared it! They catered excellently for those with dietary requirements. The day was topped off by the luxury of the bridal suite – full jacuzzi, beautiful four poster bed. We really did feel like Royalty. The morning after the wedding a lovely full course breakfast was provided. We cannot thank Clearwell enough. They thought of everything – decorating the table, putting out the guestbook and table plan etc- they did it all! All I had to do was leave my place cards, wedding favours and table plan in the night before accommodation and they did everything else! They even tied ribbon around each of the napkins which looked beautiful. We had the fire lit, candles all through the venue- everything was just seamless. Most stress free wedding experience I think there could have been! Thank you!!

9th February 2019
Aaron & James

Thank you Clearwell Castle and the incredible staff who took the extra mile to look after us on our wedding day. From the food to the service, it was top notch. To our wedding manager, Michelle Marfell, you have been absolutely fabulous, we couldn’t have asked for more! We have truly enjoyed our day!

26th January 2019
Mother and Father of the Bride

We wish to thank you and all your team for your excellent assistance throughout the process of arranging and then conducting the wedding on Saturday. The ambience, as well as the excellent quality, of Clearwell Castle was widely appreciated by ourselves and all our guests and everybody had a wonderful time. Ann on a personal note, your calmness and attention to every detail was exceptional and we thoroughly appreciated your care and attention to every aspect of the wedding.

We both wish you well for the future and, rest assured, we will be pleased to recommend Clearwell to any friends who may be seeking an excellent wedding venue.

19th January 2019
Ben & Rachel

My husband Ben Payne and I have just returned from the most perfect wedding day at Clearwell Castle yesterday. Stunning venue and amazing staff, in particular our wedding coordinator Michelle who made sure the day went smoothly. Thank you, thank you, thank you! To all of you with weddings to come at this amazing place, you have chosen well and really will have the best day of your lives!

19th January 2019
Sister of the Bride

Stunning setting, unobtrusive and accommodating staff and a truly memorable wedding for my sister!

10th January 2019
Sister of the Bride

My sister was married here. This has to be the best wedding I’ve ever been to and a truly magical venue to get married in! Nothing is too much trouble for them – they really do go above and beyond to make everything perfect. We stayed in the cottages the night before as well which was an awesome treat! If your looking for a venue seriously look no further. Book it! Now!!! You won’t be sorry trust me.

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