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!
Pricing & Costs

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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 drinks • Chair covers with your choice of sash colour or Chivari chairs for ceremony and wedding breakfast • Delectable three course wedding breakfast with tea, coffee and handmade petit fours • Clearwell Castle house wine to accompany your meal (30 bottles) • Exquisite sparkling wine for the speeches (60 glasses) • Late evening buffet served during your evening reception • Full exclusive use of your very own Castle from midday • House floral decorations throughout the venue • Full bar facilities including staff • All non-consumables including furnishings, linen & decorations • Clearwell Castle DJ and disco playing until midnight • Your own dedicated Personal Wedding Manager to help you plan and oversee your special day.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


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

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
There can hardly be a more perfect setting for a wedding than 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: Lottie
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
No. of People In Team
Mr and Mrs Farrington
Happy couple married in October
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 smallest of requested details was correct. We visited several times in the run up to our wedding and spoke to the team at the Castle frequently, which made it a lot easier to plan and a lot more fun! Our personal wedding manager, Lottie, was amazing. It made me feel so much more confident to know that she was there to keep everything running correctly - and she did an amazing job! The day unfolded so seamlessly, with no stresses or input from us, so we relaxed and enjoyed the day. The food was lovely, can't speak highly enough of that. The downstairs bar and dance floor for the evening do is great, and it's really nice to have a few separate rooms for people who find the disco a bit overwhelming. Good to have the food away from the dance floor in the evening as well! All in all, a simply beautiful day and a wonderful experience. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Gabriella and Darren
Happy couple married in July
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 box. Even the drive to the venue was picturesque. The staff were friendly and helpful in the run up to the wedding and when we took family to open days. Ann, our wedding planner, couldn't have been more accommodating, nothing was too much trouble and I completely trusted the day would run smoothly with her leading it. The day was a whirlwind of magic; everything went smoothly, every detail attended to. A truly unforgettable day from the atmosphere, the food which was outstanding and I can not say enough about the team at Clearwell Castle. We wouldn't have changed a thing. All the guests were blown away by what a stunning area and impressive venue and grounds it was and how it was the perfect day and such an amazing venue. We're still talking about it now and will be for a very long time! As we start our life as husband and wife we will be sure to return on dinner dates you run throughout the year.
Mike & Chloe
Happy couple married in May
May 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
Happy couple married in May
May 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 and beyond for us, which everyone could see, and it made our special day even more special.
Andrew & Zoe
Happy couple married in May
May 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 more. We had the most magical day. Not once did I have to stress about anything, in the build up or on the day as you were so organised. I had nothing to worry about all I had to do was relax and try and take it all in, we didn’t want the day to end and wish we were doing it all again tomorrow. Seeing everything altogether after the months of planning really was amazing. Thank you sooo much we will be forever grateful for everything you done for us and can’t wait to return to the castle one day. It will always be the most special place to us.
Neil & Kerry
Happy couple married in May
May 2019
It was exactly as we had hoped
We had an amazing day and it was exactly as we had hoped. Compliments to the chef as the Wedding Cheesecake was more than we had imagined and it looked and tasted great. All of our guests loved the venue and commented on how seamless the day was and how good all the staff were.
Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M48 or M50

Nearest Train Station


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.