£12400 - £15400 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
Although we are temporarily closed to hosting weddings, we are still taking bookings for 2021 and beyond, so please do get in touch. We are able to offer both a ‘virtual viewing’ with our Wedding & Events Manager Pippa as well as an "in person" viewing at the Castle. 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

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

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

Year Business Was Established
1990
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(36)
Sam and Katie
Married in August 2020
August 2020
Could not be happier that we chose Berkeley Castle
Whilst our wedding has not yet taken place (it is planned for Winter 2020), we could not be happier with how we have been supported by Pippa and her team at Berkeley Castle throughout the pandemic. We have had regular catch-ups by Zoom, have been given priority over a ‘reserve’ date in 2021 in case we do not wish to go ahead this year due to restrictions and could not have asked for more in terms of support. The Castle itself is such a beautiful venue and we cannot wait to get married there.
Caroline & Doug
Married in February 2020
June 2016
Absolutely Incredible!
One massive thank you to you all. You were all incredible and I am so grateful. From the moment we met you all last summer, you instilled confidence and professionalism on all matters of the wedding and you’ve all been a pleasure to work with. You all made the wedding go beautifully and I’ll never forget that. Doug and I had the best time - literally the best day of our lives. Pippa, you and your team were so brilliant and thank you for thinking of everything. Blew me away with your thoroughness and the day flowed perfectly thanks to you. Phil+Kathryn, the food was amazing and everyone said so. The canapés were delicious and the meal itself was perfect. Absolutely delicious. I think food is such a memorable aspect from a wedding, so a massive thank you. Could not falt it. Plus all your staff were brilliant. So polite, friendly and happy to help anyone. Please thank them all from us. Doug is very grateful to one of the waiters who looked after him with water and drinks before guests arrived in the great hall. You’ve made our wedding day just perfect in every way possible and we are eternally grateful. You are all superstars and all the guests said so! We’ve had so many comments of it being the best wedding they’ve been to. And it’s down to you all. So a huge thank you and I’ll be singing your praises to anyone who asks about weddings at Berkeley castle!
Lorna & Harry
Married in December 2019
June 2016
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
June 2016
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.
Mr and Mrs Grant
Married in 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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Berkeley

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J14

Nearest Train Station

Cam & Dursley

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Press & Awards
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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?

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!!