‘Tis the Season to be Wed!

The magic of a winter wedding in a secluded castle creates more than just memories but moments that standstill in time that you can cherish forever…

Perched on the edge of a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Clearwell Castle is more than just a romantic castle with a rich history; it is a breath-taking hidden gem that transforms into a fairy tale backdrop for your special day.

We invite you to take a step back from the hustle and bustle that comes at Christmas and instead step into a wonderland of grandeur and charm that resonates throughout 20 acres of immaculate grounds.

A multi-award-winning venue, Clearwell Castle is surrounded by enchanted woods and a private lake – a highlight of the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside – and at this time of year, it is particularly magical.

During December, you become immersed in the delights of Clearwell at Christmas. As you head down the sweeping driveway towards the entrance, which is tucked back from the road, the first sighting of the castle is even more awe-inspiring. With the trees blessed with a beautiful layer of frost and twinkling lights entwined throughout the branches, you find yourself in a winter escape. This beauty is echoed throughout the castle, with Christmas sparkle around every corner.

Every moment of your wedding at Clearwell is full of the sights, sounds and smells you know and love at Christmas. Throughout the day, enjoy the 18ft real Christmas tree in the main hall, the Christmas carols playing on the grand piano, the log fire crackling in the Grand Reception room, and the smell of cinnamon in the air.

A 18th-century haven, you can enjoy a traditional ceremony in our Ballroom with high ceilings and grand windows that give the illusion of a church wedding. As you glide down the 75-foot-long aisle, time almost stops, allowing you to cherish every moment before the ‘I dos.’

To ensure your day is unforgettable, you can be greeted by donkeys on arrival, enjoy a lakeside stroll, be captivated by the candle-lit entranceway, or take photos in the Bandstand with the castle in the background.

Once the festivities start to wind down, you can take a moment to yourself in the Library. Sink into the imposing armchairs, reflect on the beauty of the Christmas decorations, and enjoy the music with a glass of bubbly before you and your guests retire to your rooms.

A choice of luxury rooms awaits the guests and, much like the newlyweds, they will spend the night in our lavish and plentiful castle bedrooms. For the happy couple, the Gresham Honeymoon Suite is a standout room; with high ceilings and a four-poster bed, plush furnishings and views over the grounds. The perfect way to end a perfect day.

At Clearwell Castle, we love to pull out all the stops for the perfect Christmas wedding, and we know it’s the finishing touches that make a Christmas wedding spectacular. So, why not add that extra sparkle to your wedding this Christmas and enjoy a special gift from us with a complimentary upgrade?


We have a few dates available in December 2022 for our all-inclusive 60-guest package, and for those last remaining dates, we will upgrade your wedding to our ‘Sparkle’ package free of charge. The package includes a £500 bar tab, 40 extra evening guests and festive must-haves such as mince pies and drinks on arrival – who doesn’t love mulled wine on a cold day? – and candy canes and crackers for your banquet. It also includes a midnight treat of hot chocolate and gingerbread to end the night on a wintery high note!

If your dream is to be married at Christmas, call our team to find out how you can add extra sparkle to your wedding with our free upgraded packages this Christmas. Call 01594 832 320 or contact us via info@clearwell-castle.co.uk

Molly & Tigger look forward to welcoming you to The Castle!

Call the Office on 01594 832320 for details…

If you have any questions relating to having your wedding at Clearwell Castle, please don't hesitate to call Charlotte via the contact details below:


T: 01594 832 320
E: info@clearwell-castle.co.uk

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