Wedding venue at a glance

Clearwell Castle

Day capacity: 150
Evening capacity: 250
Accommodation capacity: 79
Night before capacity: 50
Packages from: £6,000
  • Exclusive use
  • Dedicated wedding manager
  • In-house catering team

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A Hidden Gem in The Stunning Forest of Dean

Complete with grand reception rooms, a 75-foot-long aisle and accommodation aplenty, the multi-award-winning Clearwell Castle offers a magnificent backdrop for your fairy-tale castle wedding with all the comforts of a traditional country manor.

A Fairy-tale Castle Wedding Venue in the Heart of Gloucestershire

Set in 20 acres of grounds, complete with a cocktail terrace and croquet lawn, Clearwell Castle boasts a dreamy castle exterior paired with charming decor, plush furnishings, and comfort around every corner. Our beautiful manor house & grounds are nestled within the romantic Forest of Dean and offers an enchanting venue for your wedding day.

Make your way through the forest and notice the magnificent facade, which affords picture-perfect photo opportunities. Despite its elegance and grandeur, this Gloucestershire venue is warm and ready to welcome you.

The church-like Ballroom boasts a 75-foot-long aisle, raised dais and leaded windows. Alternatively, couples can opt for an al-fresco affair on the bandstand within our manicured gardens with their very own Castle backdrop. Fine dining follows, with our team of in-house chefs able to create menus to suit any taste, with hand-picked house wines available to complement the exquisite wedding breakfast.

The modern Cellar Bar has been designed with your evening reception in mind and offers a contemporary setting to end your night in further celebration with a spacious dancefloor and disco lighting. The addition of The Wyndham just a short stroll away means there are now an additional twenty-four bedrooms (and bar facilities) on top of the fifteen Castle bedrooms for your wedding night. If one night is not enough, you can upgrade and stay for two!

Complete Wedding Packages

Your wedding is unique to you, and as such, we’ve designed our all-inclusive packages to provide you with a range of options to suit all tastes, preferences & budgets.

What Our Couples Say About Us

As an exclusive-use wedding venue,
we know a thing or two about running perfect wedding days,
but don't just take our word for it...

29th April 2024
Bride & Groom - Rhiannon & Joel

We cannot speak highly enough about Clearwell Castle as a wedding venue. The venue itself is absolutely stunning. Our Personal Wedding Manager, Phaedra, was absolutely incredible, both before and during the wedding.
Our day was incredibly special.

28th April 2024
Bride & Groom - Victoria & Andrew

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Hannah and her team for all their help and effort on our special day!

8th April 2024
Bride & Groom - Zara & Sam

We would both just like a say a big thank you to Phaedra, our Personal Wedding Manager for all her organising and planning for our wedding day and ensuring everything ran smoothly, we both really appreciate it.

3rd April 2024
Bride & Groom - Grace & Jack

Our wedding was everything we dreamed of and more!

3rd January 2024
Bride & Groom - Bethany & Adam

The standard of our wedding was everything we could have ever hoped for!

15th December 2023
Bride & Groom - Mr & Mrs Bubb

Clearwell Castle looked incredible, the staff were amazing and the day ran so smoothly!

24th November 2023
Bride & Groom - Sarah & Steven

We had the most amazing wedding day at Clearwell Castle.

17th November 2023
Bride & Groom - Hannah & Daniel

We loved the historical charm of Clearwell Castle, perfect for our wedding day!

6th November 2023
Bride & Groom - Claire & Tom

Clearwell Castle is beautiful inside and the grounds are immaculate.

29th September 2023
Bride & Groom - Natalie & Stephen

We had the perfect wedding at Clearwell Castle, their team were superb in providing planning assistance from the point of our booking, guidance on all aspects of our wedding choices from registrars and suppliers, and coordination on the day of the wedding to make sure it flowed seamlessly.

23rd September 2023
Bride & Groom - Julie & Darren

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Simon and all the team for all the work you did for us before, during and after our big day. We could not have asked for anything more.

9th September 2023
Bride & Groom - Rhiannon & Mark

We wanted to take a moment to say a HUGE thank you to Hannah and the amazing, incredible staff who made our day so incredibly special on Saturday. Everything was fabulous.

8th September 2023
Bride & Groom - Alix & Tom

We are still very much on cloud 9.

Thank you so much Phaedra, for all your hard work, our wedding day was perfect. Everyone was asking me if it was what I had thought it would be, and it was so much better!

How our couples rate us across the web...


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Catering & Services

We have developed our own in-house services and forged relationships with trustworthy suppliers that know our venue and how we work. All of which means that everything you need for the perfect wedding is at your fingertips.

Events & Open Days

  • Monday May 20th 2024
    Midday - 7pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Tuesday May 21st 2024
    Midday - 7pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Friday May 24th 2024
    Midday - 5pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Thursday May 30th 2024
    Midday - 5pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Friday June 7th 2024
    Midday - 5pm | Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Sunday June 16th 2024
    Midday | Father's Day Sunday Lunch
  • Sunday June 23rd 2024
    Midday - 4pm | *OPEN DAY* - Viewings Available By Appointment
  • Tuesday July 16th 2024
    5.30pm | Dinner Date Event
  • Tuesday September 3rd 2024
    5.30pm | Dinner Date Event
  • Wednesday October 23rd 2024
    5.30pm | Dinner Date Event
  • Wednesday November 20th 2024
    5.30pm | Dinner Date Event
  • Friday December 13th 2024
    7pm | Winter Ball
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