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.

5th March 2020
Wedding Guest

Stunning venue, what a location and very intimate for a family wedding. Highly recommended and loved the Castle and the rooms. Amy the wedding planner and the team did an amazing job looking after Jake and Thea and guests on the 5th March 2020. Thank you so much.

4th March 2020
Grandparents to the Bride

The best place ever for a wedding to be remembered forever. The venue was perfect for a fairy tale wedding day. The beautiful Castle was wonderful for the pictures the whole day planned to every detail and the staff did everything to make it a most memorable day, always with a smile on their face. The group taking the photos were everywhere not one moment would be forgotten. From the ceremony going through to the day and evening, it was one surprise after another. After such a great day what better way to end the evening than going to bed in a comfy warm room in the Castle and having the best breakfast ever before saying goodbye. 24hours in a Castle what a way to celebrate the wedding of a much-loved Granddaughter. A day never to be forgotten, pure magic.

28th February 2020
Wedding Guest

We had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Paul and Charlotte. The venue was an amazing day, the service from the staff was friendly and helpful. One young lady in particular who served our table was fantastic. We could not fault it was outstanding The whole day from start to finish was exceptional.

22nd February 2020
Craig & Hannah

I just wanted to say a huge thank you again for all you did! You went above and beyond! It was such a perfect day, and went like clockwork! I haven’t really got the words to express how grateful we are!! You were brilliant!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

16th February 2020
Owain & Sian

We can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us on Sunday it was fantastic and we couldn’t have wished for more.

14th February 2020
Nickie & Kate

Wow. What an amazing day and a beautiful venue! I’ve seen some feedback that the castle needs an update etc but this is just not true! Its a castle! It is brilliantly done so although it has modern amenities, it still feels like a glorious castle! I walked down the aisle to game of thrones and it couldn’t have been more fitting! The venue is breathtaking and as our friends and family hadn’t seen it before the day it was really exciting seeing their reactions for the first time, no one expected it! Beautifully lit at night too!

We had no idea what an asset Tally and her team were going to be! I don’t even know how to start writing this review. Tally is a machine. A very talented and professional machine! She handled every question, every request, every marked up floorplan effortlessly and delivered EXACTLY what we imagined! Better even! I don’t think I will ever experience a service like it! Absolutely nothing was too much, even on the morning of the wedding when everything was go go go! She felt like a real friend, laughing with us, and always checking in! We had such an incredible day, and I really seriously mean it when I say this wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good if it wasn’t for Tally. Her entire team are incredibly organised. Everyone played their part to perfection! I understand Tally even jumped on the bar at one stage to cover a break, and it was thanks to Tally that we invented a new drink ‘The Hersey’ which everyone loved! (Though we have no idea how to do it again!) She also was great with dealing with our crazy guests too when they wouldn’t stop clapping.

We had no idea what to expect as we’d never done anything like this before but we are absolutely incredibly blown away. I could never do what Tally does. I don’t think many people could! And even better she absolutely bosses it! The only sad thing is now the wedding’s over, we don’t get to see her again! 10/10, would recommend, think she might be an actual hero. All in all Clearwell Castle was the perfect ending to our fairytale and the perfect start to our next adventure. We couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! The food was devine! The setting was beautiful and we really felt special all day long!! We opted to have very minimal extra decorations as we felt it was perfect as it was. Thank you all so much!!

7th February 2020
Jeremy & Amanda

Our wedding day exceed all our expectations. The venue looked stunning and was beyond what i had envisaged when choosing our décor.  We had a lot of feedback from guests about how beautiful it looked. The staff were absolutely superb, attentive and polite, they were friendly whenever i spoke to them and looked great. We honestly didn’t feel at all worried that something would get missed, it all seemed so under control.  Aimee was calm and knew exactly what she was doing, i had complete faith in her. Tom the night porter was also lovely and very helpful. The food was incredible and portions were good, the guests all seemed happy and they had enough refreshments and food available to them. We were so pleased with the whole day, it truly was the best day of our lives from start to finish, I’m so happy that we chose Clearwell Castle.

25th January 2020
Adrian & Danielle

Thank you so much for everything that you did for me and us in the lead up to and on my wedding day. You honestly did the most amazing job and we have had so many lovely compliments from our guests about our day, the venue, the food, everything. The most important thing is that the whole way through you made me feel like anything and everything  I wanted was achievable and on the day I felt like a superstar all day long. So from the bottom of my heart thank you very very much. Adrian and I had the most wonderful day from start to finish, we absolutely loved every single second of it. We couldn’t have wished for anything to have been better than it was and would do it all again in a heartbeat. Thank you again a million times over for doing everything that you did to help make our day as perfect and magical as it was. You are worth a million times your weight in gold.

18th January 2020
Wedding Guest

Stunning place, special wedding venue.

17th January 2020
Matt & Alison

There are no words to convey what a fabulous day we had! You are an absolute star! So calm and patient, but a little pocket rocket too! We could not have asked for a more perfect day.

Thank you to you and the team for making it so amazing! We received so many compliments on the choice of venue and the food!

Thank you!

Ali and Matt xx

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