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Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue

£5500 - £15000 for a package
Up to 150
39 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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£6000 Off
There can hardly be a more perfect setting for a wedding than a castle hidden in an enchanting forest, especially when it can be all yours for your special day!
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Number of Guests Included
INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE: • A choice of cocktails and classic welcome drinks (60 glasses) • Delicious canapes to accompany your welcome...
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Features & Capacity


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


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Everyone welcome!
Full Description
There can hardly be a more perfect setting for a wedding that a castle hidden in an enchanting forest. Clearwell Castle, nestled within the natural beauty of the Forest of Dean, is a dreamlike award-winning wedding venue. A fairy tale land just 45 minutes from Bristol, the castle can host both civil ceremonies and receptions in its gorgeous Ballroom and it can accommodate up to 250 guests for the reception and party. The whole property can be yours for a day, or even two.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Georgie
We very much look forward to welcoming you through the doors of our magical Castle venue!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Steve and Beth
Married in December 2018
March 2019
Simply the best
From the moment we had a tour of the venue to the after care, everything was absolutely perfect! Nothing was too much trouble and our wedding manager Georgie made the exp...
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Karen and Gav
Married in October 2018
March 2019
Fantastic venue
What can we say? We had the perfect wedding for us. Wonderful venue, great food and brilliant staff. We picked Clearwell Castle as we wanted a venue with exclusive use wh...
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Ross and Amy Bartlett
Married in January 2019
March 2019
Beautiful Venue for a Beautiful Day!!
We had the most beautiful day here at Clearwell Castle for our winter wedding.. !! The venue, accommodation, food, service and evening do exceeded all our expections.. !!...
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Nicole Lloyd
Married in March 2019
March 2019
Best day of my life
Everything for planning to the big day was amazing. Couldn't thank the staff enough for everything they did for us. The venue was stunning, food was amazing and I couldnt...
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Dan and Cerys
Married in February 2019
March 2019
Wonderful venue
Clearwell provided everything we could have possibly imagined for our wedding day. A gorgeous venue brilliantly run by wedding professionals. Amazing food and a great lis...
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Hannah and Deryk
Married in February 2019
March 2019
The best day of both our lives
The best decision of my life (along with saying 'yes' to my wonderful fiancé) was choosing to have our wedding at Clearwell Castle. My Scottish fiancé (now husband!) and ...
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Location & Contact Details


Forest of Dean, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LG, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

M48 or M50

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Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is individual and unique and we strive to create the dream wedding day for each and every couple that hold their day at this spectacular castle. A wedding is a special occasion and we feel privileged to get to play a part for so many people.

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

Relax and enjoy it!

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

The speeches – laughter and tears, stories and jokes, insightful and reflective, a chance to say thank-you and a chance to say welcome, speeches are both emotional and personal.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Picturesque Exquisite Breath-taking Homely Unexpected

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Portcullis. Day or Night. A fabulous backdrop for photos within the Castle grounds.

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

Many a time but sadly we have to keep the who and the when to ourselves!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Rare peppered roast beef served in a mini Yorkshire pudding with a horseradish cream mousse! Yum!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

The night porters cheese on toast with a splash of Worcestershire sauce – a classic and a favourite for lots.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our beautiful ballroom; the perfect ceremony location with its 75-foot aisle giving a grand entrance. The Ballroom exudes elegance. A feature fireplace, high ceilings, arched windows with views in to the grounds. The backdrop for the ‘I do’s’.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Being a team who deliver exceptional customer service to our couples and their guests to make their dream wedding day happen.