£13,400 - £16,900 for Venue Hire
Up to 130
16 Bedrooms
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Berkeley Castle is an exclusive luxury weekend wedding venue on the edge of the Cotswolds with accommodation for upto 36 guests.
Pricing & Costs

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Exclusive hire of the Castle & Grounds on the day of your wedding, access the day before as well as two nights accommodation for up to 36 guests in two stunning Grade II listed houses and a honeymoon cottage for the night of your wedding complete with Champaign Continental breakfast.
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
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Furniture included

In-house catering
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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, your bespoke menu will be created just for you. All dietary needs can be catered for and prices start from £165 per person to include food & drinks for your reception, wedding breakfast and evening food.
What is included in this pricing:
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Wine allowance per guest
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
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
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Berkeley Castle is an exclusive luxury weekend wedding venue on the edge of the Cotswolds with accommodation for upto 36 guests. Your wedding at Berkeley Castle will be unique and tailored to you and your fiancee, our wedding & events manager Pippa 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 would be delighted to show you round the Castle and grounds either virtually or in person, so don't hesitate to get in touch so we can start to plan your perfect wedding


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Fran & Greg
Happy couple married in November
December 2022
The happiness weekend of our lives
We always wanted to get married in a castle, but we got so much more with Berkeley. A weekend filled with love, happiness and fun! The roaring fires, grand piano, historic tour for our guests, the cottages all weekend were like a home away from home, a dedicated supplier list who know and love the castle, and the best food our guests have ever experienced at a wedding from Napier catering! The team at the castle care, they show kindness and professionalism in all the support they offer. And a Special shout out to Pippa who was the discreet puppeteer behind the success of our wedding! Her expertise, calm attitude and HUGE smile throughout our year of planning and during the day has been an absolute pleasure and one of our main reasons for booking in the first place. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
James T
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
A magical day!
Berkeley castle is a truly fantastic venue, run by incredible people who are passionate and great at what they do. Bring that all together and the wedding of your dreams can be realised. That’s the experience we had which we’re incredibly grateful for!
Mr & Mrs Price
Happy couple married in June
November 2022
Everything we ever dreamed of
Berkeley castle was just everything a wedding could ever wish for. Pippa was absolutely incredible from start to finish, everything on the day was seamless. Every angle at the castle is so picturesque! We had our reception drinks by the lily pond looking up at the castle finishing with an 80’s band in the evening. My dream came true in June 22! (1 year later than planned!)
Jocelyn and Leo Saunders
Happy couple married in April
December 2022
Fairytales Come True at Berkeley Castle
Berkeley is a small town located between Bristol and Gloucester, in the English county of Gloucestershire on the edge of the Cotswolds. The historical town has existed in the Vale of Berkeley for over 9 centuries, as long as its main tourist attraction, Berkeley Castle. Our wedding was the best day of our lives. We had more than 120 guests from around the world coming to Berkeley Castle to celebrate this once in a lifetime event. Thank you so much to our fairytale godmother Pippa and the Berkley Castle team who ensured the bride and groom could focus on the celebration and having fun. We enjoyed every minute of the day, as all the details behind the scenes, communication with excellent vendors who regularly work at Berkeley and proactive planning were handled seamlessly. Guests took a tour before they moved to the Great Hall for the wedding breakfast. The castle is rich with history, everyone from King Henry VIII to Shakespeare. And how could you not uncover the story behind the murder of King Edward II? In the Great Hall, the guests were treated better than kings and queens of yesteryear and the room is absolutely breathtaking. Movie stars have filmed dramatic scenes in the same place. It transforms into a stunning place to party in the evening. Guests continue to say (8 months later) 'that was the best wedding we've ever been to!' If you’re wondering if hiring a Berkley Castle is worth the investment, a 1000 times yes!
Sam and Katie
Happy couple married in August
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
Happy couple married in February
February 2020
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!
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 (2)

Wedding Ideas Magazine - Highland Shoot Feature

Industry Awards (1)

Best UK Wedding Venue - The British Wedding Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)


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