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Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue

£5500 - £15000 for a package
Up to 150
39 Bedrooms
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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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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


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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Mr and Mrs Farrington
Married in October 2019
November 2019
Perfect day at a dream venue
Our wedding at Clearwell Castle went so smoothly and every detail was perfect! We were blown away by the amount of effort that all the staff put in, making sure that the ...
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Juliet & Romeo
Wedding: October 2019
October 2019
Great Venue, great food
Gabriella and Darren
Married in July 2019
October 2019
From the moment we visited Clearwell Castle we knew it was where we wanted to get married. It had everything we could ask for, and more, and nowhere else had ticked every...
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Mike & Chloe
Married in May 2019
June 2019
It could not have been more perfect!
It could not have been more perfect. Everyone loved it and we had a lot of people saying it was the best wedding they have been to.. so that’s gotta be a good thing!
Christopher & Victoria
Married in May 2019
June 2019
Really went above and beyond
A huge thank you to everyone at Clearwell for making our day beyond amazing. Everyone said how great the staff were and how beautiful the venue was. You really went above...
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Andrew & Zoe
Married in May 2019
June 2019
The most magical day
Zoe, we really can’t thank you enough for everything you done for us on our special day. You and the team are truly amazing, it really was everything we dreamed of and mo...
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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.
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