Sudeley Castle and Gardens

£6250 - £16950 for Venue Hire
Up to 600
46 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Sudeley Castle is the most beautiful and historic castle in a perfect Cotswold setting with stunning gardens and grounds.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
As a guide, as each wedding is different, for 100 guests we provide the gardens, the spaces for your celebrations, and the tables and chairs for your wedding. The wedding team will work with you from initial enquiry and show around to being with you on the day - and all the stages in between. There is also extensive free parking.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
We have nominated caterers, able to provide you with exactly what you want from traditional canapes and wedding breakfast to casual, informal, fun food. We will be pleased to put you in touch.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


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

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Church Within Walking Distance
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Within the Castle grounds we are able to offer couples a choice of ceremonies and we will be pleased to take the time to discuss all of the available options. St Mary’s Chapel, dating from the 15th Century, sits within the heart of the gardens and is the resting place of Katherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII. The beautiful building has the most wonderful uplifting atmosphere and couples are able to have their blessing ceremony with around 140 happy guests. We also have 3 rooms licensed to hold a civil ceremony from the historic to the informal: The Library - This small, private library is a treasure trove of fine art and priceless antiques and offers a perfect location for intimate civil ceremonies from between 2 and 50 guests. The Pavilion – This large airy space with floor to ceiling glass walls can accommodate around 120 guests and has the most wonderful outlook across the Terrace to the Cotswold Hills beyond. The Medieval Banqueting Room - Decorated with an impressive display of armour, featuring a roaring fire and can be magically lit by candlelight, accommodating around 100 wedding ceremony guests. Alternatively, our beautiful gardens offer you the opportunity to hold your blessing in one of the areas of the gardens that is right for you… perhaps in the spectacular Queens Garden, over-looking the Castle or surrounded by flowers in the walled and intimate Secret Garden. Wedding breakfast Within the Castle and grounds we are able to provide spacious dining and celebration areas within the Banqueting Hall and the Terrace Pavilion to seat up to 140 people. The historic Banqueting Hall is both warm in winter and cool in summer and the Terrace Pavilion has breath-taking views of the surrounding Cotswold Hills. For larger parties from 140 to 600, marquees can be positioned on our spacious lawns, each lawn having its own stunning backdrop of the most photogenic castle and ruins which can ‘wow’ your guests.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Louise & Mike
Happy couple Married on August
August 2019
Cherished memories that will linger forever.
We also wish to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Sudeley for their help and enthusiasm. There's a special culture evident amongst the staff whether it be the sincere well wishes of the volunteers or those directly involved in shaping and coordinating our wedding celebration. Special thanks go to Sarah for her guidance, navigating the proceedings, which made the day such a success. Lee's mouth-watering menu and Greg overseeing the evening catering ensured it really was a peerless service. The day was an astounding celebration beyond all our expectations, with cherished memories that will linger forever.
Pippa Ward - Celebrant
Wedding: August
August 2019
Air of enjoyment and enthusiasm...
Just a quick message to say that I conducted my first ceremony at Sudeley Castle last Saturday and felt the need to send feedback regarding my experience at your beautiful venue. Immediately I was made to feel welcome (trust me, not always the case at a wedding venue where things are frenetic). Sarah was very efficient and exacting in her approach with a lovely air of enjoyment and enthusiasm for her role. She was also seemingly relaxed which really helped everyone involved in the smooth running of proceedings. Every member of staff I met throughout the afternoon was extremely professional and I cannot speak more highly of them. I would have no reservation in recommending your stunning venue to any prospective couples.
Annie & Rob
Happy couple Married on June
June 2019
Massive thank you...
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with the preparations and smooth running of our absolutely magical big day. We had such an amazing day and want to do it all again. I can’t believe it’s all over.
Mr & Mrs Hodgson
Happy couple Married on June
June 2019
We really can’t thank you enough.
We just wanted to say thank you so so much for everything last weekend for our wedding. Where to was just amazing from start to finish. A completely magical day at such a perfect venue and we had the best time. We knew we were in safe hands from our first meeting with you, Sarah, and the day didn’t disappoint - everything was truly perfect. Thank you so much for all the help you gave us in the days leading up to the wedding and on the day itself!! You made the process so smooth and stress free - nothing was too much trouble and it was a delight to work with you both.
Matt & Vicky
Happy couple Married on February
February 2019
We felt so lucky...
We felt so lucky to be able to get married at Sudeley and your help made the day perfect! We are really thankful for all your support in preparing for the day, we would recommend Sudeley Castle to everyone!
Simone & Andy
Wedding: September
September 2018
I wanted to thank you personally...
I know that Simone & Andy will be writing to you separately but I wanted to thank you personally for everything that you and your staff did to make their wedding absolutely fabulous. Your attention to detail, the way you listened to our requests and dealt with them and all the wonderful suggestions that you came up with was first class. It was so fantastic to relax as we knew that we were in safe hands. I will be highly recommending you to other people if they want a magical event!
Location & Contact Details


Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Cheltenham Spa

Nearest Airport

Gloucestershire Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues

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

Enjoy the journey, not just the day.

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

Every guest received a hand written note from the couple and placed it on the tables

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Elegant, divine, magical, romantic, opulent

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many but one of our favorites is at the Tithe Barn in front of the water having the ruins and flowers in the background and with the reflection of the water.

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

We have but we never kiss and tell

What’s your favourite canapé?

A mini Yorkshire pudding, with rare roast beef, and horseradish cream

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Boa Buns bursting with flavor

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The historical figures who have walked these halls is something so special about Sudeley, as well as its private location and the castle being hidden within the trees.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are a family owned business and it truly feels like family here every day.