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The Jane Seymour Package
A stunning 16th Century Tudor castle perfectly situated in the beautiful Cotswolds.
Pricing & Costs
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
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
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
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
Full Description
Let us take the effort out of your wedding day, so you can genuinely enjoy the splendour of the surroundings. We’ll organise the finer details, from photographs on the immaculate lawns and picture-perfect cuisine in an opulent dining room to a splendid ball in the Tudor Hall and a luxurious night in a giant four-poster bed. Our wedding planners can help to organise your big event to incorporate every feature of this unique venue. With gorgeous landscaped grounds and an ancient walled kitchen garden, not to mention the architectural splendour of the Castle itself, this is a place of great romance, infused with history. While secluded and tucked away in its extensive private estate, Thornbury is within easy reach of the M4, M5 and Bristol. The castle is renowned for its 2AA Rosette cuisine, with our award-winning chef conjuring up mouthwatering dishes using the best quality – mostly locally sourced – ingredients. 27 unique bedchambers for you and your guests, with suites ideal for big day preparations (and recovery). Take a pre-party nap on a giant four-poster bed, get ready for the ceremony in an ornate dressing room, and smarten up in a beautifully designed spacious bathroom. All of the bedchambers are regally decorated and appointed to the highest standard. Our wedding planning team are genuine experts: they know the castle inside-out and can guide you through every step of the way, whether you’re organising an intimate family affair or a no-holds-barred ball in the great hall.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Charlotte Rhodes
I would be delighted to hear from you, and very much look forward to assisting with your wedding plans!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kirsty & Justin
Married in January 2021
February 2021
A Big Thank You for Charlotte & the Team
We have had to move our wedding due to COVID and she (Charlotte) has been so helpful and kind and I just wanted to say a big thank you to her and the team for being able to accommodate us. I understand that under the current circumstances planning a wedding is stressful for all brides but she has really put our minds at rest and done everything she can to help us. I am really pleased with the service we have received and im so glad we went ahead and booked our wedding at Thornbury Castle which will now be taking place in 2022.
Jenna & Evan
Married in September 2019
February 2021
I cannot say enough good things
I cannot say enough good things about you and our wedding day to everyone I know. It really was absolutely perfect, and I miss it daily. I wish I could relive it again! I'm anxiously awaiting our photographs, and that should help :) ... I have become obsessed over all things Tudor over the last several years, so its very intriguing to hear your story. I wish I lived in Thornbury so we could talk about it over coffee or a cocktail! It sounds like you were just meant to be part of the castle, no matter what.
Diana & Steve
Married in July 2019
February 2021
Absolutely thrilled and so very glad that we chose Thornbury Castle for our wedding venue
We had the best day ever!!! You and your staff and anyone else that assisted us from the hotel in any way at all in the last two days was absolutely wonderful. The staff are extremely professional and give excellent service, so considerate of our needs they took care of any issues that may have arisen (which were minimal). I am absolutely thrilled and so very glad that we chose Thornbury Castle for our wedding venue. We have both said that it was one of the best days of our lives, it was that good. Your staff went out of their way to make sure that our day was nothing but perfect. We had everything we could possibly need. Steven and I would like to thank you and everyone at Thornbury Castle for making our day glorious. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone, I would like to say what an exceptional team you have there. Oh and we have already decided to return for our first anniversary!
Heather & Rob
Married in June 2019
February 2021
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for all your hard work and amazing efforts to make our day so incredible. We will pop into the castle again to thank you properly but I just wanted to send an email to Express our gratitude for such a wonderful experience.
Rhian & Paul
Married in December 2018
October 2020
Our dream wedding venue
Thornbury Castle already held a special place in our hearts but since we got married there it is even more special. Just the most perfect venue for our mid winter wedding, I loved everything about it! Charlotte the wedding coordinator is brilliant and goes out of her way to ensure your day is all you dreamed of ❤️
Location & Contact Details


Castle Street, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HH, England

Travel Notes

Why not drive through the historic town of Thornbury and enter the Castle through our Grand Entrance!

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 15

Nearest Train Station

Bristol Parkway

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

In Summer 2019 we were lucky enough to host a two day Exclusive Use Wedding, where the guests had knights turn up and have a sword fight, and a party all the way through to 1am with fireworks to finish the night off. Truly spectacular!

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

Be true to yourselves - It's your day, it's about you and don't worry about pleasing everyone coming to the wedding

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

One of my favorite moments, is the Couple seeing the Wedding Cake for the first time in person - it's such a wonderful moment where they can see their dream cake for the first time.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Luxurious, Regal, Grand, Splendid

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The best spot in the Castle for me, has to be in the Summer House, looking up at the gorgeous Castle and St. Mary's Church.

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

Absolutely, however every wedding is just as important as the last to the team at Thornbury Castle.

What’s your favourite canapé?

I would have to say anything is Salmon and Caviar because it's perfect with a glass of bubbly!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Well, it has to be a platter of locally sourced cheese, biscuits and compliments with a cheeky glass of Port.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

King Henry VIII used to walk the same steps as you would do on your wedding day!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The hard working and excellent team, our gorgeous and sustainable food and the incredible sense of history that the surroundings provide.