Sudeley Castle

(18)
£6,250 - £30,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 600
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Sudeley Castle is the most beautiful and historic castle in a perfect Cotswold setting with stunning gardens and grounds.
Sudeley Castle Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£6,250
Maximum Price
£30,000
We offer an 'almost dry hire' experience. You have the use of our stunning gardens and grounds, Orangery for dining with rustic trestle tables and oak cross-back chairs, The Old Coach House for dancing (you can use the spaces how you wish but this is our favourite combo) and the Chapel for your ceremony if you wish to. We do not charge corkage, so you are welcome to provide all your own drinks, including delicious cocktails. There is also extensive free parking.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Choice of preferred caterers
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Sudeley Castle Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
600
Reception Capacity
600
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
Alcohol Licence
External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Sudeley Castle 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 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. We are also able to host outdoor ceremonies with the castle, gardens and ruins as your back drop. Wedding breakfast Within the Castle and grounds we are able to provide spacious dining and celebration areas with our new glass Orangery for up to 150 people. The historic Old Coach House is then the perfect spot to dance the night away. For larger parties from 150 to 600, marquees can be positioned on our North Lawn, having its own stunning backdrop of the most photogenic castle and tithe barn ruins which can ‘wow’ your guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Annie Quinton Smith
Working at Sudeley Castle is a genuine pleasure. Being a family-owned business and historic house makes for the most unique and personal weddings which feel so inspiring. We only host a small number of weddings each year, meaning I get to know our couples and welcome them back for visits. I often walk around the gardens during the day and always find something new I have never seen before. It really is like stepping back in time.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1969
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(18)
Nikesh & Taijal
Happy couple married in June
August 2023
A dream come true!
Sudeley Castle is breathtaking and it’s magnificent scenery is only boosted by Annie the events coordinator who went above and beyond into making our day run as smoothly as possible! Not only is the setting absolutely breathtaking, it’s vast size allowed us ample room to be able to take a whole range of photos with our friends and family on our special day. We were so soaked up in the moment that we wish we had time to take more!
Andrew & Haruka
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
Couldn’t recommend it more highly!
The majestic and traditional feel of Sudeley Castle and St. Mary’s Chapel were the quintessentially English backdrop we sought for our international wedding and the support from Annie, the event manager, was second to none and we knew we were in safe hands from the start. The suppliers recommended by Sudeley Castle also exceeded our expectations and helped to deliver a magical ceremony and unforgettable experience which both we and our guests were immensely impressed by.
Jessica & Zac
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
Thank you for everything!!!
We honestly had the best day of our entire lives. It was everything we dreamed of and more. Everyone has been flooding us with messages saying what an utter blast they had too. Sudeley was just the best venue. The buildings and grounds are beautiful and breathtaking. I wanted our guests to continually be surprised throughout the day with different locations for different wedding elements, taking them on a journey. Sudeley really facilitated that and gave our guests a really magical experience.
Jack Holuba
Happy couple married in October
June 2023
I’m still daydreaming of how wonderful a wedding
The setting of my magical wedding. One of the best days of my life. Professional staff helped work with my planner to ensure a magical day. It’s worth visiting in regular time too. Only place on private property where a queen is buried in England. The gardens are spectacular and a real treat to visit. I’m still daydreaming of how wonderful a wedding I had there!
Olivia and Jordan
Happy couple married in July
July 2023
The most wonderful day of our lives
Wow. Simply wow! What a venue! Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds is the most magical and spectacular wedding venue you could ever imagine. I have always dreamt of having the perfect wedding day and getting married in this spectacular venue sure lives up to it. Annie, the wedding co ordinator was simply amazing, she took away ever single stress or worry that I had and took it on as her own. She simply is the best asset to Sudeley! The castle will always hold a special place in my heart. It truly is the most wonderful and spectacular venue ❤️
Georgie & James
Happy couple married in June
June 2023
The most beautiful venue
Sudeley Castle was the most perfect venue. We had a blessing in the Chapel and had our wedding breakfast in the Banqueting Hall following drinks in the Rose Gardens. All our guests said how beautiful the venue was and we could not have had a more beautiful venue.
Sudeley Castle Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Nearest Town

Winchcombe

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Cheltenham Spa

Nearest Airport

Gloucestershire Airport

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Sudeley Castle Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues
Frequently Asked Questions
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at Sudeley Castle ?

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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 Sudeley Castle in 5 adjectives

Elegant, divine, magical, romantic, opulent

Where’s the best photo spot at Sudeley Castle ?

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 Sudeley Castle ?

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 Sudeley Castle 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.

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