£12400 - £15400 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
Although we are temporarily closed, we are still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch. We are able to offer a ‘virtual viewing’ with our Wedding & Events Manager Pippa so do get in touch to book an appointment.
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £12400
Berkeley Castle in Gloucester, on the edge of the Cotswolds, is a magnificent medieval fortress. A luxury weekend wedding venue. Exclusively yours for the wedding you have always dreamed about!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£12,400
Maximum Price
£15,400
Exclusive hire of the Castle & Grounds together with two nights accommodation for up to 36 guests
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£135
Catering is provided by our sole caterers Napier Catering. There are no limitations on what you would like to have for your catering throughout the day. Prices start from £135 per person to include cuisine for throughout the day & evening as well as drinks throughout the day.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
130
Reception Capacity
180
No. of Bedrooms
16
Sleeps No. of People
36
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
Exclusive Use
Full Description
Berkeley Castle in Gloucester, on the edge of the Cotswolds, is a magnificent medieval fortress. A luxury weekend wedding venue. Exclusively yours for 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
I wish you the best of luck in the search for your dream wedding venue and if I can be of any help please do get in touch with any questions or to arrange a private viewing.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(27)
Emma & Mike
Wedding: July 2019
June 2020
Our wedding day at Berkeley Castle x
We got married on 6th July 2019 at Berkeley Castle, it was a magical day. They staff at the castle are all amazing and made sure our day ran smoothly. We loved working with the team at Berkeley, Pippa and Jenny work so well to ensure you have the best day of your lives. All of our guest still say today how special the venue was on our wedding day, and we can see why, the castle is beautiful and really makes your day feel even more wonderful.
Mr and Mrs Grant
Wedding: November 2019
June 2020
The most perfect day
A wedding in castle, not many people can say they got married in a castle. Everything about the day was perfect. I can not thank the team at Berkeley Castle enough for making our day so special. Nothing was too much, they were completely into our day as much as we were, professional, helpful, incredibly coordinated down to every second and the communication from them was great. We didn’t do the traditional wedding day and asked to change a lot of the dynamics around, it worked seamlessly, thanks to them. It’s been six months and guests from our wedding still talk about the castle and the team. I would highly recommend Berkeley Castle as a wedding venue. Absolutely perfect.
Claire & Ryan
Wedding: February 2019
June 2020
The Most Amazing Wedding We Could Have Wished For!
We cannot thank Pippa at Berkeley Castle enough for the most amazing wedding we could have wished for! Pippa was fantastic and we were given so many compliments throughout the day and for weeks & weeks after about how incredible our wedding was. Ryan & Claire xx
Sarah & Andy
Wedding: 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!
Matt & Howard
Wedding: July 2018
January 2020
Absolutely Incredible Wedding Day
From the bottom of our hearts, a massive thank you to Pippa for her amazing skills and support in pulling off an absolutely incredible wedding day for us! We will cherish the memories forever. Pippa goes well beyond anyone could imagine someone would for their couples, her calm nature, sensible head and eye for detail are just what every couple needs!!
Laura & Sean
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Beyond the fairytale
From the moment we drove up the driveway and saw the Castle for the first time we knew we’d found our venue. It was perfect. We told ourselves that we shouldn’t rush in and pick the first venue we saw and proceeded to visit a couple more but we knew we’d already made our decision. At each stage Pippa and Jenny were there to support and guide our decisions. They have so much experience and are willing to share their thoughts and offer advice without taking away from your individual day. They were a joy to work with and made everything so easy. On the day everything’s run so smoothly, you wouldn’t even have know they were there. The setting and the history are so unique it was the cherry on top to our perfect day!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

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

Berkeley

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J14

Nearest Train Station

Cam & Dursley

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (2)

Wedding Ideas Magazine - Highland Shoot Feature

Industry Awards (1)

Best UK Wedding Venue - The British Wedding Awards
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Mozzarella Arancini

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

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 personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

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!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Awe Inspiring, Magnificent, Stunning, Personalized, Grand

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our Team!!

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

Our history, which dates back to 1153!

What’s your favourite canapé?

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.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A "naughty" hot chocolate

What is your venue's most unique feature?

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 part of your business are you most proud of?

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.
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