Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue

£5,500 - £15,000 for a package
Up to 150
39 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Just £8995
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!
Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue 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.)
Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue 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

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue 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
Emma and George
Happy couple married in February
March 2023
The Perfect Venue
We got engaged back in September 2021, and after visiting Clearwell Castle, knew immediately that this was the place where we wanted to get married. With its stunning castle grounds, dramatic architecture and picturesque countryside, we felt like we were stepping into a fairy tale. Everyone who works at Clearwell Castle are so friendly, helpful and welcoming; going above and beyond to meet our needs and expectations. From our first visit up until the big day itself, all of the staff took the stress out of planning the wedding, always giving us peace of mind and answering our questions quickly. They were incredibly accommodating and made it so easy for us to arrange additional visits throughout the year to see the venue, and even allowed us to test the sound system and other services before the big day. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Clearwell Castle, especially Lottie, Simon, Ann and Hannah for making our wedding the best day ever. In our first visits, we were met by Lottie, who showed us the grounds and guided us through the process and recommended suppliers. We then met our wedding co-ordinator Simon, who was incredible and even went out of his way to organise video calls with us because we lived far away. Simon gave us some brilliant ideas on how we can make our wedding day even more special, and gave us confidence in our own ideas too. He also clarified the day’s itinerary so we were able to inform our suppliers and wedding party early in the process. Simon was even available during weekends and evenings to answer all of our questions, and always found time for us. On the wedding day, both Hannah and Ann worked so hard to make sure everything ran smoothly, from helping set up and organise our suppliers and centrepieces, to welcoming the wedding guests and making everyone feel relaxed (including ourselves!). Many of our guests provided amazing feedback about the staff. Despite us needing to make last minute changes to the guest lists, Ann and Hannah were so helpful in being prepared for this and made everything on the day look effortless (even though we know so much hard work went on behind the scenes). They decorated the tables using our own homemade centrepieces and they made it look so much more amazing than what we first envisioned. The food was delicious, the portions were extremely generous for both the wedding breakfast and evening buffet. Hannah even helped keep the evening entertainment and cellar venue a surprise for our guests. We’re so pleased we chose our wedding to be at Clearwell Castle. We cannot fault them in any way and they are worth every penny. The venue is absolutely incredible and the staff even more so!
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.
Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue Location & Contact Details


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

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M48 or M50

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Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Clearwell Castle Wedding 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 Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue in 5 adjectives

Picturesque Exquisite Breath-taking Homely Unexpected

Where’s the best photo spot at Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue?

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

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Clearwell Castle Wedding 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 Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue 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.