Up to 130
18 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £10900
Berkeley Castle in Gloucester is a magnificent medieval fortress, exclusively yours for you to have the day you have always dreamed about!
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire is a magnificent medieval fortress, exclusively yours for you to have the day you have always dreamed about! Your wedding at Berkeley Castle will be unique and tailored to you and your fiancee, our friendly professional wedding coordinators will guide and advise you every step of the way, from your very first meeting through to the big day itself. Whether you choose to host a civil ceremony in our grand Great Hall seating upto 130 guests or marry in a more intimate ceremony in the romantic Long Drawing Room for 70, walk down the aisle amongst the magical backdrop of Berkeley Castle. There is no set way to host a wedding at the Castle, only many enchanted spots to enjoy. Beautiful views await you while you are served drinks on the Gun Terrace and Lower Lawns, while the terraces boast wonderful rose boarders on the way to our tranquil Lily pond. Live music is welcomed so why not arrange for live music to set the scene for your drinks reception. Thinking of an autumn or winter wedding? The Drawing Rooms offer a wonderfully romantic spot with roaring fires to warm your guests. Guided Tours of the Castle are a fantastic way to break the ice between your guests or entertain them whilst you sneak off for some private photos, plus they are complimentary and can be arranged at one of the meetings with your wedding coordinator prior to the big day. Invite upto 130 of your closest family and friends to help celebrate your marriage in our Great Hall for your Wedding Breakfast. With a vaulted ceiling, striking tiled flooring and stunning stained glass windows, sit back and soak in the day while our caterers tempt you with all manner of delicious cuisine, with menu's carefully created by you and your fiancee alongside the expert team at Napier Catering. Dance the night away with your guests before being whisked away to Blossom Cottage, the honeymoon suite, with a tasty champagne breakfast waiting for you in the morning.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Pippa & Jenny
We wish you the best of luck in the search for your dream wedding venue and if we can be of any help please do get in touch with any questions or to arrange a private viewing.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lorna & Harry
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Absolutely perfect!
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for everything yesterday, it was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have hoped for a more magical day. You (and your team) must have worked so hard yesterday and yet it felt so smooth and calm - we are so grateful for everything. The venue, Brook House, Blossom cottage it was all absolutely perfect.
Sarah & Andy
Married in November 2019
January 2020
Thank You
Before we go away on our honeymoon we just wanted to say we had the most incredible day and all our guests couldn't get over how beautiful the Castle was. The Castle will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Roxy & Matt
Wedding: November 2019
December 2019
What an amazing day in a wonderful setting
What a fantastic day. We feel very privileged to have been in a Castle with so much history. Roxy & Matt's happiness was written on their faces, such joy was contagious. We could not have wished for more, thank you so much.
Becky & Keith
Married in November 2019
December 2019
I’d just like to say a big thank you, you were absolutely amazing from start to finish with everything concerning our wedding. It was magical and we cannot thank you enough.
Sara & Paul
Married in October 2019
December 2019
Best venue ever!
Words cannot describe how amazing our special day was for both Sara and I. From the word go everything was just perfect, after arriving on the Thursday and being faced with film set chaos to see it looking flawless just hours later was a sign of just how good you guys really are & how going the extra mile for you guys is no problem at all. Jenny, every time we needed you, you were there with your Walkie talkie and the problem was dealt with there and then, seamlessly. We've had almost our whole list of guests expressing that was by far the best venue they've ever been too and that it was also the best wedding they've ever attended and that's a testament to all of you behind the scenes (one guest said "the only way you could beat that venue is by booking Buckingham palace") As for us, our minds we're blown with the perfection we received from Berkeley and Napier catering. Not one thing went wrong whatsoever, so many thanks to people behind the scenes, both from the castle and from Napier, thank you all so much.
Clemence & Nicholas
Married in October 2019
December 2019
An unforgettable weekend.
We just wanted to say thank you again for an unforgettable weekend spent in Berkeley! It was a once in a lifetime experience and we are so, so happy!
Location & Contact Details


Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ, England

Travel Notes

Even though we are set in rural countryside we are just a short 10 minute drive from junction 14 of the M5, which is around 20 minutes north of Bristol

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J14

Nearest Train Station

Cam & Dursley

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Wedding Ideas Magazine - Highland Shoot Feature

Industry Awards (1)

Best UK Wedding Venue - The British Wedding Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It is impossible to choose the best wedding that ever happened at Berkeley Castle as all our weddings are special and it is the people that make each day the best!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if you think they are silly, we have probably heard them before and will be more than happy to help every step of the way

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Message in a Bottle - where you have 3 wine bottles, one that says "1 year" one that says "5 years" and one that says "10 years". Guests are invited to write a message to put inside one or all of the bottles. It is lovely to think of the messages that the couple will be reading in 10 years time, especially from those that perhaps are no longer with us.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Awe Inspiring, Magnificent, Stunning, Personalized, Grand

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There to many to mention .... but Jenny's favourite is on the Lower Lawn with the Castle in the background and Pippa's is on the little bridge that leads into the woodland.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Many lords, ladies and royal's have visited Berkeley Castle over the years and the Shakespeare play "A Midsummer Nights Dream" is even said to be inspired by a Berkeley family wedding. In more recent times though Graham Norton, Clive Woodwood, Olga Kurylenko, Elliot Daly, Matt Edmonson, Niomi Smart & Daniel Day Lewis

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mozzarella Arancini

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A "naughty" hot chocolate

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our history, which dates back to 1153!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our Team!!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne