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.

31st October 2019
Karl & Patti

Me and my beautiful bride got married at clearwell on the 31st October 2019. It was an absolutely fantastic day and we wouldn’t of changed anything. Lottie our wedding planner was amazing and so organised, she made our day unforgettable! 100% would recommend this beautiful venue!!

26th October 2019
Brides Parents

We just wanted to express our warmest thanks to your wonderful team at Clearwell Castle where our daughter Emma and son-in-law Josh had their wedding on Saturday. Despite the most horrendous continuous heavy rain that threatened to dampen the day, we had just the best time. The Castle was cosy, welcoming and friendly with a perfect space and layout to relax, chat to old friends and meet new. The whole day was filled with fun, love and laughter, and was organised brilliantly with seamless transitions that perfectly executed the wedding that Emma and Josh had envisaged.

In Em’s words – it was perfect in every way, I’m still getting goosebumps thinking about it’.

The Castle Team absolutely did make their Dream Wedding come true. Thank you so much to each and every one of them.

26th October 2019
Josh & Emma

We fell in love with Clearwell Castle from the moment we first saw it. The castle, with its sweeping drive and beautiful beech trees, took our breath away, and we loved that charming St. Peter’s Church was nearby, as well as lots of excellent accommodation options for our guests.
It meant a huge amount to us to celebrate in the beautiful Forest of Dean, and our day surpassed our wildest hopes and dreams. It truly was more special than we could ever have imagined, and the castle and its fabulous staff had a huge part to play in that.
We loved how friendly and welcoming everyone was, right from the beginning, and how relaxed and understanding they were about little touches we hoped to incorporate.
Emily was wonderful at helping us plan; very efficient and her diligence made bringing our plans together as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Our wedding manager, Ann, was exceptional, and it felt like having a family member with us on the day. Ann is incredible; very friendly, professional, calm, organised, kind and the safest pair of hands. Ann blended perfectly into our day, making sure we were in the right places at all times, acting as a toastmaster, and taking care of all of the tiny details that made our day so special.
We really relaxed and fully enjoyed ourselves, as did our families, knowing everything was completely taken care of. We will never be able to thank her enough.
We really felt that the castle was our home for the day and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is such a beautiful venue on the inside and out, and the castle team are absolutely exceptional.
Do not hesitate to visit or book the castle for your own wedding. It truly is very special.

19th October 2019
Alex & Sarah

Fabulous location. Wonderful team, so friendly but professional at the same time. Food was amazing too. Special thanks to Michelle, the wedding planner for my son and new daughter in law, you did such a great job Michelle you actually felt like part of the family! Thank you everyone.

6th October 2019
Jodie & Chris

We had such an amazing day with you all at The Castle – everyone said what a fantastic day it was and have even asked when we’re getting married again so they can go back!

4th October 2019
Carl & Alice

We would like to thank you and all the staff at Clearwell Castle who helped make the wedding of Carl and Alice Carter on Friday 4th of October such a great occasion.
The day went so well and everyone enjoyed themselves. The food was great ‘ the rooms were a real treat and the DJ was absolutely fantastic. Your hard work Aimee and professional aattitude throughout the whole day was very much appreciated.

27th September 2019
Kieran & Sam

We literally can’t thankyou enough for being soooo amazing on our wedding day! You all made it so special and we loved every minute of it! We will definitely be back

21st September 2019
Chris & Hannah

Ann, we just wanted to give you a quick email to say a massive thank you much for everything you did for our wedding.

The day was perfect and even the weather held out for us! You made the day run so smoothly which made it completely stress-free for us.

14th September 2019
Daniel & Laura

I just wanted to pass on our thanks to everyone who made our wedding yesterday so wonderful. Zoe was outstanding, and made the day run so smoothly. The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic.

12th September 2019
Brides Parents

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for James and Frans wedding on the 12th Sept.The whole thing went so well and all of Lottie’s help was fantastic. The food was wonderful, accommodation lovely, setting fantastic. Well done to all those behind the scene as well as all the staff we came into contact with who all has a pleasant smile on there face. Nothing was too much trouble for any of you and you all made the day very special.