Clearwell Castle

Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue


Making Wedding Day Dreams Come True

110 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £9,000

Price Range: £6,000 - £12,500

Guests for a ceremony: 150

Guest Capacity (min / max): 30 / 250

Guests for sit down meal: 30 - 150

Space for more? (e.g. marquee): Yes

Accommodation Rooms: 15

Accommodation Capacity: 34

Features & Services

Wedding venue

Civil Ceremoney venue

Guest Accommodation

Castle

Max capacity for ceremony & wedding breakfast: 150

Max capacity for evening reception: 250

Overnight accommodation: 15 bedrooms for 34 guests (including the bridal suite)

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed

Venue Setting

Countryside

Venue Type

Castles & Palaces

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Exclusive use
Bridal suite
Guest rooms
Orangery Or Marquee
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Fireworks permitted
Wedding coordinator
Onsite car parking

About Clearwell Castle

Wedding venue in Gloucestershire. Clearwell Castle is set within the stunning Forest of Dean and provides the perfect fairy tale setting for your wedding day dreams to come true.

The award winning Castle is offered exclusively to you for your magical day.
Located in Gloucestershire it is just 20 minutes from the Severn Crossing and 45 minutes from Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester making it easily accessible from all directions.
The magnificent Ballroom is licensed for civil ceremonies and boasts a 75ft aisle allowing the Bride/Groom to really make an entrance. The Ballroom offers a unique and serene setting that is usually only found in churches created by the ornate leaded glass windows and Dias at one end.
For sunnier days the Terrace provides a stunning setting for an outdoor ceremony.
The Ballroom can also seat up to 160 people for the wedding breakfast and there are several other grand and elegant reception rooms for your guests to enjoy. As the entire house and grounds are exclusively yours you can also invite up to 250 guests for the evening wedding reception and party.
There are 15 beautiful bedrooms within the Castle and grounds which are reserved exclusively for you on your wedding night ensuring the perfect end to your perfect day at Clearwell Castle. There are also beautiful properties within the grounds for the Wedding party to stay in the night before the big day. If one day is simply not enough, why not upgrade to one of Clearwell Castle’s Two Day Weddings?!
The photograph opportunities are endless and will create lasting memories of your special day.

Special Guides for Brides Offers

Magical Christmas Wedding at Clearwell Castle

Instructions

There is something truly MAGICAL about Clearwell Castle at Christmas time! Book one of our remaining dates in December 2022 at just £7,995 for our all-inclusive wedding package for up to 60 guests - plus 40 additional evening guests free of charge. To find out more about this offer please contact us. We can't wait to show you our stunning wedding venue!

Terms and conditions

This offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

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Instructions

Want a winter wonderland wedding for less? Book your January 2023 wedding with us in August and enjoy an all-inclusive wedding for 60 guests for just £5,995. This is a limited-time offer, so book before 31st August to make sure you’re not missing out the winter wedding of your dreams. To find out more about this offer please contact us. We can't wait to show you our stunning wedding venue!.

Terms and conditions

This offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

Customer Reviews

Myself and my husband Michael had our wedding at Clearwell Castle on Thursday 26th May and I generally cannot put into words how amazing it was. The venue it self speaks volumes and our wedding planner Sian was the best! Made the day go so smoothly. Would highly recommend to anyone. Best day of our lives!

We had the most perfect wedding day! The setting is completely beautiful and the staff are professional & attentive. Highly recommend!

I attended my nephew's wedding here and frankly 5 stars are not enough, the venue is absolutely stunning, the staff are very professional and genuinely friendly, the food is superb. If I could give Clearwell Castle 10 stars I would. My wife and I will definitely be returning..

I recently visited the castle with my partner as we are beginning to plan our wedding. The castle itself is easy to find and access and it is absolutely stunning, we immediately fell in love with the venue. We received a thorough tour of the whole venue which allowed us to take the time in each part of the castle to take it all in, the staff were very welcoming and made us feel comfortable. After our tour we were allowed to look around the castle ourselves so that we could fully take it in whi

We had the most perfect Valentine’s Day wedding! Our Wedding planner was called Jo, and she was absolutely amazing! The day went so smoothly, All of our guests had the most amazing time. This was the best day of our lives and I’m so glad we chose this venue as it was perfect💍👩🏻‍❤️‍👨🏻❤️

Wow!! If I could give this venue 10 stars I would! Me and my husband got married here yesterday and it was absolutely perfect! I booked this venue 2 years ago and they have gone above and beyond to make sure our day was special. My dad unfortunately had a fall and hurt himself the morning of the wedding where an ambulance had to be called. As you can imagine this was very stressful and upsetting but the staff were excellent!!! They calmed us down and were so helpful. A massive thank you to Ann w

I've held off writing a review of my wedding day to see if I was able to get any sort of resolution to the issues that have been raised but unfortunately this hasn't really workout out for me so I'm just going to put this up. Had my wedding on 26th August at Clearwell Castle and they day was to say the least a bit of a let down. The wedding manager that we had was horrible to all my guests. Was rude to my husbands 80 year old Nan, rude to my Mum his mum and just genuinely all of my guests. It all started when the wedding coordinator didn't bother to come and get myself and my bridesmaids from the bridal cottage the day before. My hair lady had to run over and see if it was okay for us to go across. Then I specifically said my son needed feeding at 12 o'clock (he's only 1) and I gave her food to give to him and she wouldn't warm it up for my husband without making a deal about it. She then told my husband that he (MY 1 YEAR OLD) WAS GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT TO EAT...HE'S 1. She didn't go down to North Lodge to get my husband so the guests started arriving before he even did. Never told either of is how our day was meant to be going ahead. This issues carried on throughout the day. Then in the evening party 1 of my guests lost their shoes and she was rude to them. The worst part was in the morning following the wedding, she decided to start slagging off myself and my guests in the kitchen so loud that everyone could hear her. At this point I was absolutely fuming at the situation and asked her if she though it was appropriate to do this. She then started SHOUTING IN THE FACES OF MY GUESTS. We put money behind the bar but rather than telling all my guests there was money, they just allowed people to buy 20 pound drinks so they money didn't get shared around. I was running around like an headless chicken on my wedding day and they genuinely think that it's acceptable for that to happen. Just wanted to give people a heads up so someone else's day doesn't get overshadowed.

Clearwell Castle is simply stunning. The gorgeous building is set in compact, but beautiful grounds, in an idyllic countryside setting, on the edge of the Wye Valley.

I wanted to say thank you for the day, it was the best day of our lives and you guys made it a pleasure. Everyone had mentioned how they had a great time and couldn’t believe how happy and helpful every member of staff at the venue was.

Well where do we begin! It’s done and it’s over and it was the best day of our lives. I know every bride and groom or couple say the same thing, but from the bottom of our hearts thank you... You made our day the spectacle we’ve always wanted! You're kind and sweet which made us feel at ease and completely content knowing our day was going to be what it was. We have already had continuous feedback from guests saying the day was flawless and ran so incredibly smoothly. The food was top notch and you were so quick on the service! The rooms in both the Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast were exactly how we’ve been imagining them since day one...if not better! We just can't express our gratitude towards you! We are completely devastated it’s all over and have been feeling the Wedding Blues for the last two days! Nobody mentions that part! We cant wait to make an appearance at The Castle soon!

We just wanted to say thank you for making our day run so perfectly! Everything was literally how I imagined it would be if not better. You couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating for us. Everyone said how great the day was!

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 so 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.

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.

My daughter got married there on 31st May. Beautiful ceremony room, bedrooms, grounds and disco in the cellar. Ann and her team looked after us and I cannot praise them highly enough. They were so helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The food was superb and i have had many guests say how wonderful and beautiful the castle and whole day was. I highly recommend Clearwell castle to anyone thinking of getting married.

From gardeners, cleaners, kitchen staff, serving staff and especially Lottie a huge thank you from the Morris Family. On  the Bank Holiday Monday David and Grace got married and everything was perfect. We would never have known it was your 5th wedding in five days! Everything ran like clock work from morning until midnight. Your staff were invisible but worked so hard. The Dj was amazing too! They really do deserve medals. Keep doing what you do the way you do, as it obviously works! We have great memories of a special day!

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.

We had our big day at Clearwell Castle on the 12th May.  What can we say! Absolutely incredible! The venue is amazing, the rooms were perfect! The staff both front and back of house work so hard to make your day perfect. The food is incredible! If you are looking to book Clearwell Castle for your wedding then we recommend it 100%.  Both you and your guests will be grinning ear to ear. Amazing day. Thank you for making it possible!

I am so thrilled we chose Clearwell Castle as the venue to hold our celebrations. It was perfect in every way. We are still on cloud 9! Zoe and the team were absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to make the day better than we ever imagined. The guests all commented on how amazing the place was, how superb the food and drink was and how relaxed the event was. We are so grateful and can’t thank you all enough. We can’t wait to book in for a night just to see you all again. From the bottom of our hearts a big thank you again, Mike and Hannah.

Our wedding by far exceeded our expectations it was perfect in every way THANK YOU !!! We hope to return at some time to your beautiful venue, our guests were very impressed with everything as was Barry and I.

Thank you Aimee and your team again for all your help on Saturday. The day was absolutely perfect and ran so smoothly thanks to all your help.

Me and my partner got married here on the 18th August. It was everything we imagined and more! it was so magical and we still cant stop talking about it. The staff are amazing and know exactly what's going on. Special thanks to Lottie who made everything so smooth and she was so calm throughout the day. We had an absolute blast and cant wait to visit again for one of the evening meals. Thank you so so much for giving us the best day of our lives x the Watson's x

We can’t thank you all enough for everything that was done to ensure that our day went smoothly! It was without doubt the most perfect day not only for the two of us, but also a great experience for our guests, we have had many comments on how great the venue, food, and staff were. We have to say a massive thank you to Zoe who has been absolutely amazing throughout, from questions, to general check up, and attentive nature on the wedding day she truly has been amazing. Even our photographer said and I quote “BIG special mention must go out the wedding co-ordinator on the day, Zoe. Seriously one of the best I have ever worked with in my 13 years as a full time wedding photographer.

A magnificent venue for a magical fairytale wedding. The castle and grounds all ours and ours alone for 24 hours! The day flowed gracefully from second to second with excellent staff whom were organised and efficient! Divine food. Peaceful location. Makes you feel majestic having your wedding here! All in attendance loved this venue! A truly heavenly day!

Our special day would not have been the day it was without Ann at Clearwell Castle.  Also, the team were brilliant too.  I wouldn't hesitate for a microsecond to recommend you and Clearwell Castle. I have always wanted to get married in a castle so along with marrying Michael, all my dreams came true that day back in August.

Paul and I would like to thank Lottie and all of the staff at Clearwell for making our wedding day truly memorable. We had the most amazing day. We have had so many comments about yourself and how well organised and run the day was. Lottis is a true asset to the Clearwell team.

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for James and Frans wedding on the 12th September. The day went so well and all of Lottie's help was fantastic. The food was wonderful, accommodation lovely, setting fantastic. Well done to all those behind the scene as well as all the staff we came into contact with who all has a pleasant smile on there face. Nothing was too much trouble for any of you and you all made the day very special.

Ann, we just wanted to say a massive thank you to Ann and her staff for everything they did for our wedding. The day was perfect and even the weather held out for us! You made the day run so smoothly which made it completely stress-free for us.

We literally can't thank Clearwell Castle enough for being soooo amazing on our wedding day! You all made it so special and we loved every minute of it! We will definitely be back

Fabulous location. Wonderful team, so friendly but professional at the same time. Food was amazing too. Special thanks to Michelle, the wedding planner for my son and new daughter in law, you did such a great job Michelle you actually felt like part of the family! Thank you everyone.

We just wanted to express our warmest thanks to your wonderful team at Clearwell Castle where our daughter Emma and son-in-law Josh had their wedding on Saturday. Despite the most horrendous continuous heavy rain that threatened to dampen the day, we had just the best time. The Castle was cosy, welcoming and friendly with a perfect space and layout to relax, chat to old friends and meet new. The whole day was filled with fun, love and laughter, and was organised brilliantly with seamless transitions that perfectly executed the wedding that Emma and Josh had envisaged. In Em's words - it was perfect in every way, I'm still getting goosebumps thinking about it'. The Castle Team absolutely did make their Dream Wedding come true. Thank you so much to each and every one of them.

We would like to thank you and all the staff at Clearwell Castle who helped make the wedding of Carl and Alice such a great occasion. The day went so well and everyone enjoyed themselves. The food was great ' the rooms were a real treat and the DJ was absolutely fantastic. Aimee's hard work and professional attitude throughout the whole day was very much appreciated.

We had such an amazing day at The Castle Castle. Everyone said what a fantastic day it was and have even asked when we're getting married again so they can go back!

We fell in love with Clearwell Castle from the moment we first saw it. The castle, with its sweeping drive and beautiful beech trees, took our breath away, and we loved that charming St. Peter’s Church was nearby, as well as lots of excellent accommodation options for our guests. It meant a huge amount to us to celebrate in the beautiful Forest of Dean, and our day surpassed our wildest hopes and dreams. It truly was more special than we could ever have imagined, and the castle and its fabulous staff had a huge part to play in that. We loved how friendly and welcoming everyone was, right from the beginning, and how relaxed and understanding they were about little touches we hoped to incorporate. Emily was wonderful at helping us plan; very efficient and her diligence made bringing our plans together as seamless and stress-free as possible. Our wedding manager, Ann, was exceptional, and it felt like having a family member with us on the day. Ann is incredible; very friendly, professional, calm, organised, kind and the safest pair of hands. Ann blended perfectly into our day, making sure we were in the right places at all times, acting as a toastmaster, and taking care of all of the tiny details that made our day so special. We really relaxed and fully enjoyed ourselves, as did our families, knowing everything was completely taken care of. We will never be able to thank her enough. We really felt that the castle was our home for the day and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is such a beautiful venue on the inside and out, and the castle team are absolutely exceptional. Do not hesitate to visit or book the castle for your own wedding. It truly is very special.

Me and my beautiful bride got married at Clearwell Castle on the 31st October. It was an absolutely fantastic day and we wouldn't of changed anything. Lottie our wedding planner was amazing and so organised, she made our day unforgettable! 100% would recommend this beautiful venue!!

We had the most amazing wedding at Clearwell Castle. The service we received with planning the day was fantastic and they did an amazing job of making sure the day ran smoothly and everyone was happy. Such a lovely venue and our friends and family really enjoyed celebrating our special day. We were impressed with the menu choices that catered for any special dietary requirements and the food was amazing! We would highly recommend Clearwell Castle for celebrating your special day

Clearwell Castle is a truly stunning venue! The staff, the service, the food, the decorations, the music played by the DJ, the setting are just lovely. We would like to thank you our planner as well Aimee for looking after us the whole day and being so on time and punctual with everything! We can’t thank this venue and the staff enough for such an amazing day!

Mine and my husband’s wedding day at Clearwell Castle couldn’t have been more perfect. We were cared for in every regard, down to the tiniest detail. Our guests were simply blown away by the venue itself, and the service was immaculate. Clearwell made our dream wedding a reality!

We just wanted to say thank you again to Lottie and her team for a gorgeous weekend. It was completely perfect and ran so smoothly. Everyone complimented everything all day!

Absolutely amazing venue! So happy that I chose to get married here. My wedding manager Tally was absolutely fantastic! I couldn't have picked anyone better. I could write a massive essay on how attentive and helpful she was, not only on the day but in the lead up to it as well. All the staff were amazing. Food service was fabulous and quick! The Christmas tree was just amazing. Thank you so much to everyone at the castle for the wedding of my dreams but that special mention to Tally for everything she did for us.

Thank you so much to Linda and her team for making our day so special. We got married on 22 December 2019 and everything was perfect. It's the perfect venue for your fairytale wedding and our guests were blown away. Thank you once again, Clearwell Castle, for such a magical day.

My daughter had her reception at Clearwell Castle on New Year’s Eve and it was magical!! The staff are so professional, courteous and couldn’t do enough for us. Lottie the wedding planner was there from start to finish she was invaluable. The food surpassed my expectations and the waiting staff and breakfast staff were the best. Thank you all so much

We got married on 8th December 2019. Amazing venue and so organised. No problems at all everything was taken out our hands the whole day. Our family and friends were amazed by how beautiful the venue was. I can't recommend it enough. Our wedding coordinator Lottie wouldn't allow a single thing to go wrong and made the day more than perfect.

Got married here December 2019 and was very impressed with the service throughout. Everyone was helpful from the planning stage and on to the day. Lovely team of people and a beautiful venue made for a stress-free wedding we will never forget. Also, the food was very good. Thank you very much

Wow, what a venue. We just celebrated our wedding at Clearwell Castle and I can not recommend it highly enough. The staff are super professional. I would like to say a massive thank you to Ann, Zoe and Lottie for making the day perfect.

Thank you so much for everything that you did for us in the lead up to and on our wedding day. You honestly did the most amazing job and we have had so many lovely compliments from our guests about our day, the venue, the food, everything. The most important thing is that the whole way through you made me feel like anything and everything  I wanted was achievable and on the day felt like a superstar all day long. So from the bottom of my heart thank you very very much. Adrian and I had the most wonderful day from start to finish, we absolutely loved every single second of it. We couldn't have wished for anything to have been better than it was and would do it all again in a heartbeat. Thank you again a million times over for doing everything that you did to help make our day as perfect and magical as it was. You are worth a million times your weight in gold.

We both want to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. We both really enjoyed our special day it was amazing! Thank you so much again

We got married here in January this year. Absolutely fell in love when we viewed and loved the fact you had the whole castle exclusively for your wedding day! It was one of the best days of my life and from beginning to end, it went without hitch thanks to our wedding planner Tally. Tally was absolutely amazing, answered every question in the build-up to the wedding and was also full of useful suggestions! There was a prosecco cart on offer but we opted for gin instead which was amazing and Tally sorted this all out for us. The venue is stunning and they know exactly how to run a wedding down to every last detail.  We have been told more than once its the best wedding our guests have been to. I would definitely recommend Clearwell Castle, its a day I will never forget.

There are no words to convey what a fabulous day we had! You are an absolute star! So calm and patient, but a little pocket rocket too! We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you to you and the team for making it so amazing! We received so many compliments on the choice of venue and the food! Thank you!

We really loved our wedding day at Clearwell Castle. A really stunning venue with real history and the staff were so helpful, particularly Lottie our wedding planner who couldn't do enough for us. We were lucky to find such a gem!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you again to everyone at Clearwell Castle for all they did! They went above and beyond! It was such a perfect day, and went like clockwork! I haven’t really got the words to express how grateful we are!! They were brilliant!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Stunning venue, what a location and very intimate for a family wedding. Highly recommended and loved the Castle and the rooms. Amy the wedding planner and the team did an amazing job looking after Jake and Thea and guests on the 5th March 2020. Thank you so much.

For anyone wondering about booking a venue perhaps without being able to visit it in person first - just do it with Clearwell Castle. You will NOT be disappointed! They exceeded our expectations and I have two other friends who also got married here and they feel the same! Best day of my life to this day!

Attending the wedding of a very close friend, at such a beautiful venue.  Clearwell Castle delivers on all counts – the staff are very friendly and completely efficient, attending to every need and more and they can’t be faulted. They help to make the day run seamlessly. A perfectly beautiful venue that delivers exceptional quality with views to match.  Picturesque gardens for photos and canapes, top notch food and wonderful accommodation. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this venue for any memorable occasion.

Our wedding day exceed all our expectations. The venue looked stunning and was beyond what i had envisaged when choosing our décor.  We had a lot of feedback from guests about how beautiful it looked. The staff were absolutely superb, attentive and polite, they were friendly whenever i spoke to them and looked great. We honestly didn't feel at all worried that something would get missed, it all seemed so under control.  Aimee was calm and knew exactly what she was doing, I had complete faith in her. Tom the night porter was also lovely and very helpful. The food was incredible and portions were good, the guests all seemed happy and they had enough refreshments and food available to them. We were so pleased with the whole day, it truly was the best day of our lives from start to finish, I'm so happy that we chose Clearwell Castle.

Wow. What an amazing day and a beautiful venue! I've seen some feedback that the castle needs an update etc but this is just not true! Its a castle! It is brilliantly done so although it has modern amenities, it still feels like a glorious castle! I walked down the aisle to game of thrones and it couldn't have been more fitting! The venue is breathtaking and as our friends and family hadn't seen it before the day it was really exciting seeing their reactions for the first time, no one expected it! Beautifully lit at night too! We had no idea what an asset Tally and her team were going to be! I don't even know how to start writing this review. Tally is a machine. A very talented and professional machine! She handled every question, every request, every marked up floorplan effortlessly and delivered EXACTLY what we imagined! Better even! I don't think I will ever experience a service like it! Absolutely nothing was too much, even on the morning of the wedding when everything was go go go! She felt like a real friend, laughing with us, and always checking in! We had such an incredible day, and I really seriously mean it when I say this wouldn't have been anywhere near as good if it wasn't for Tally. Her entire team are incredibly organised. Everyone played their part to perfection! I understand Tally even jumped on the bar at one stage to cover a break, and it was thanks to Tally that we invented a new drink 'The Hersey' which everyone loved! (Though we have no idea how to do it again!) She also was great with dealing with our crazy guests too when they wouldn't stop clapping. We had no idea what to expect as we'd never done anything like this before but we are absolutely incredibly blown away. I could never do what Tally does. I don't think many people could! And even better she absolutely bosses it! The only sad thing is now the wedding's over, we don't get to see her again! 10/10, would recommend, think she might be an actual hero. All in all Clearwell Castle was the perfect ending to our fairytale and the perfect start to our next adventure. We couldn't imagine being anywhere else! The food was devine! The setting was beautiful and we really felt special all day long!! We opted to have very minimal extra decorations as we felt it was perfect as it was. Thank you all so much!!

The best place ever for a wedding to be remembered forever. The venue was perfect for a fairy tale wedding day. The beautiful Castle was wonderful for the pictures the whole day planned to every detail and the staff did everything to make it a most memorable day, always with a smile on their face. The group taking the photos were everywhere not one moment would be forgotten. From the ceremony going through to the day and evening, it was one surprise after another. After such a great day what better way to end the evening than going to bed in a comfy warm room in the Castle and having the best breakfast ever before saying goodbye. 24hours in a Castle what a way to celebrate the wedding of a much-loved Granddaughter. A day never to be forgotten, pure magic.

Firstly thank you for a wonderful day, Jamie and I had a lovely day. We are happy we went ahead and celebrated our marriage with both our families. Thank you to you and the team for being great on the day and making everything run so smoothly. We will send some photos when the official ones come through.

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Ann was absolutely superb and we could not have had a more perfect person running our Wedding day. Thank you for making the day the amazing day it was, and for making it a dream come true. I really do appreciate all the hard work, patience and commitment you gave us from day 1.

Thank you so much for everything you did for us for our wedding, from helping so much with the planning process and everything you did on our wedding day. Our wedding day at Clearwell Castle was literally amazing, everything we had dreamt of.

We wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for our absolutely fantastic wedding day! Myself, Nick and the children have been on a bit of a high and now wishing we could do the whole day again, such a wonderful memory and our guests could not fault a single member of your team, you are an amazing group!

Just wanted to say, on behalf of myself and Pete, a huge thank you to yourself and all staff at Clearwell Castle for our wedding day. You were so helpful all the way through leading up to the wedding itself, the speed in which the team turned the castle around for us from the previous days wedding was simply incredible, and the wedding day went like absolute clock work and it’s credit to all of you guys. All guests had an amazing time and commented on how fabulous the venue and staff were. We had the dream wedding.

The team at Clearwell Castle - thank you so much for looking after us and making sure the day went as planned, we had a perfect day. We were so pleased with the castle as a venue and all the staff who worked hard all day/evening.

Everybody we met was lovely, kitchen staff, grounds waiters & waitresses, night porter, bar and housekeeping. A week later everyone is raving about our wedding day. Tally our Wedding Manager was very personal, professional, fun, hardworking & dedicated. Thank you so much we had the most perfect wedding day!

I just wanted to say thank you all so much for everything. We had an amazing wedding day. Truly the best day of our lives! We were so impressed by how the smoothly everything went on the day. Tally you were brilliant. There wasn’t a single stress or issue that you didn’t handle. Everyone has said to us what a wonderful day it was and how smoothly it ran. Thank you so much. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you or Clearwell to anyone.

Our wedding manager was very professional and great communication. The day could not of flowed without her! Guests were also overwhelmed with the venue, staff and food.

We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work on our wedding day! You treated us as if we were the most important people in the world. You deserve every award you have received! Best Wedding Venue!

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to you all and the staff who supported in making our wedding as special as it was. All of our friends and family had a great time and all have had nothing but praise about how smoothly the day went. Getting married at Clearwell Castle exceeded any expectation we had, it really was a dream come true. We are very much looking forward to returning to one of your events in the future as the castle has a special place in our Hearts.

Thank you to Ann and the entire Castle team. We had the most amazing day and cannot thank the Clearwell Team enough. Everyone had a wonderful time and everything was impeccable.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Georgie and her team at Clearwell Castle for helping us have a truly magical wedding day. Both of us look back on our wedding day with so much happiness and joy and Clearwell Castle went a long way into making our day a fairy-tale dream. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to you for helping us achieve what we wanted on the day and your knowledge and guidance through this fantastic but sometimes daunting journey. You were always so prompt and supportive. We believed from the very start that our wedding was in safe hands with you and your team! The attention to detail, high levels of customer service and professionalism and good communication was certainly evident throughout our liaison with all of the Castle staff. The quality and presentation of the food during the entire day rated highly with both us and our guests. It was truly delicious and lots of people enjoy telling us this too. Once again, an enormous thank you to everyone at Clearwell for making our wedding day so special and we both look forward to visiting again in the near future.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you ! Mark and myself were over the moon with our wedding day and the planning we thought the day was perfect and everything went to plan which was all down to you so thank you so much for all your hard work. We will certainly recommend Clearwell Castle to all our friends and family.

We wanted to write to thank your wedding planner, Ann and her team for all their work last Saturday.  They worked very hard to make the event a success and a celebration.  Ann was on duty continuously for a long period and remained cheerful and helpful throughout. Despite all the other things she had to do she took trouble to ask us on several occasions whether we were happy with all that was happening.  We are most grateful.

We had our wedding at Clearwell Castle and everything was perfect! We would like to say a big thank you to all the staff in Clearwell Castle and especially our Wedding Coordinator Tally, who was absolutely fantastic! We had the most wonderful day.

Just wanted to say that Ann and her team at Clearwell Castle were utterly brilliant. Lots of people spoke highly of you and your team. Your warmth and professionalism has made all the difference and has had such an impact on us. I cannot express how grateful we are.

We are defiantly still on a high and wish we could do it all over again.  Thank you so much for everything, the food was great, everything went well, the Castle was amazing.

Firstly, thank you for our AMAZING day and for organising everything so well! My husband and I would like to thank you for all your effort and hard work to make our day run so smoothly..!

Thank you so much for such an amazing wedding. It was so lovely and we loved every minute of it! You did such a great job getting everything perfect and we are amazed by how smoothly the whole day went. Could you please pass our compliments to the chef for an amazing meal - everyone loved it, and to all the staff who made our day so enjoyable for everyone.

Paul and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Clearwell Castle for making our wedding day so special. It was absolutely perfect. Everything went so smoothly, the food was fantastic, and we’ve had such positive feedback from all the guest about how well everything flowed and the quality of everything throughout the day.  It was simply magical for us!

We had the most amazing day, could of asked for anything more and the staff were amazing went above and beyond.

I am so thrilled we chose Clearwell Castle as the venue to hold our celebrations. It was perfect in every way. We are still on cloud 9! Zoe and the team were absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to make the day better than we ever imagined. The guests all commented on how amazing the place was, how superb the food and drink was and how relaxed the event was. We are so grateful and can’t thank you all enough. We can’t wait to book in for a night just to see you all again. From the bottom of our hearts a big thank you again, Mike and Hannah.

Ann, thank you and your team for all your help, support and understanding on Chloe and Mikes Wedding day. You really helped make the day go so well! The wedding was so much more beautiful than I ever imagined and most of that is down to you and the team at Clearwell – although the venue is stunning it’s what goes on behind the scenes that makes it all work so well – so well done to you all. Two weeks on and I am still getting messages and comments about their day! Your chefs also are great – the food was delicious.

Zoe, we really can’t thank you enough for everything you did 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 so much we will be forever grateful for everything you did for us and can’t wait to return to the castle one day. It will always be the most special place to us.

My wife and I married at Clearwell Castle in May 2019 and we could not possibly have been happier with the venue, food, events management and everything inbetween. If you are looking for a venue for your big day before you look at any other venue I would highly recommend looking at Clearwell Castle first. We drove over 100 miles to get to the venue but it was worth it. Our wedding planner, Ann, was absolutely outstanding ensuring the day ran as smooth as possible. The venue is perfect in every way and I could not possibly sing their praises enough.

From gardeners, cleaners, kitchen staff, serving staff and especially Lottie a huge thank you from the Morris Family. On the Bank Holiday Monday David and Grace got married and everything was perfect. We would never have known it was your 5th wedding in five days! Everything ran like clock work from morning until midnight. Your staff were invisible but worked so hard. The Dj was amazing too! They really do deserve medals. Keep doing what you do the way you do, as it obviously works! We have great memories of a special day!

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for the most wonderful experience of our lives! It was just the best time ever! Huge compliments to the chef and his team, so many people came up to me to say that the quality and quantity of food was far superior to any they had experienced at other weddings they had been to. Everybody loved the castle and grounds and kept saying what a perfect venue we had chosen and they were right, the whole experience was PERFECT!

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to all of the staff at Clearwell Castle. Our day went without a single hiccup, the food was delicious, the staff attentive, and the venue absolutely perfect. Our day was extraordinary and I cannot thank you enough! Many friends and family have commented that it is the best wedding they have ever been to. Everyone from the housekeeping staff to the night porter went above and beyond for us and it really was noticeable.

Aimee, we just again wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you and all the staff at Clearwell Castle did for us and making our perfect day so amazing and memorable. It all came together so beautifully and ran like clockwork. You and your team should be so proud of what you do. We had the most perfect day and I’m only just getting over my wedding blues…I still want to re-live and do it all again.

We just wanted to email to say a massive thank you to you for making our day so perfect. All our guests complimented how good you were! You made us both feel so relaxed and allowed us to enjoy our day. Cant believe all the planning and stress is over. Everything went exactly how we wanted and couldnt of asked for anything more. Again we just want to say a huge Thank you!

A wedding day that made us feel like royaltyMany of our wedding guests told us it was the best wedding they’d ever attended. We first came across Clearwell through a bridal forum, and happened to be passing so thought we’d give it a visit. We were blown away and every other venue we visited (and there were lots!) felt inferior. They offered everything and more at a price we could afford! Michelle worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was thought out and the day would run seamlessly. The day itself was the best day of our lives. We did not have to worry about any of guests enjoying themselves, as Clearwell had more than enough to enchant and entertain them. The food was outstanding, not just the main meals, but also the beautifully presented canapes, wedding wine and the best evening buffet at any wedding we’ve attended. Our guests cleared it! They catered excellently for those with dietary requirements. The day was topped off by the luxury of the bridal suite – full jacuzzi, beautiful four poster bed. We really did feel like Royalty. The morning after the wedding a lovely full course breakfast was provided. We cannot thank Clearwell enough. They thought of everything – decorating the table, putting out the guestbook and table plan etc- they did it all! All I had to do was leave my place cards, wedding favours and table plan in the night before accommodation and they did everything else! They even tied ribbon around each of the napkins which looked beautiful. We had the fire lit, candles all through the venue- everything was just seamless. Most stress free wedding experience I think there could have been! Thank you!!

Thank you Clearwell Castle and the incredible staff who took the extra mile to look after us on our wedding day. From the food to the service, it was top notch. To our wedding manager, Michelle Marfell, you have been absolutely fabulous, we couldn’t have asked for more! We have truly enjoyed our day!

We wish to thank you and all your team for your excellent assistance throughout the process of arranging and then conducting the wedding on Saturday. The ambience, as well as the excellent quality, of Clearwell Castle was widely appreciated by ourselves and all our guests and everybody had a wonderful time. Ann on a personal note, your calmness and attention to every detail was exceptional and we thoroughly appreciated your care and attention to every aspect of the wedding. We both wish you well for the future and, rest assured, we will be pleased to recommend Clearwell to any friends who may be seeking an excellent wedding venue.

We had the most fabulous wedding day. Everything was managed so smoothly. Lottie, our wedding coordinator, made sure everything happened to time. The venue was stunning, food delicious, staff welcoming and altogether we had a perfect day. We would highly recommend Clearwell Castle to anyone.

We had the most incredible wedding day at clearwell castle. All of the staff went above and beyond their jobs to make sure our day went as smoothly as possible. I honestly can’t fault anything at all, I just wish we could do it all over again!

We had our wedding at Clearwell Castle in April 2019! From the lead up to our wedding to the magical day itself the service we received was second to none! Ann was our wedding coordinator, she made us feel completely at ease and nothing was too much trouble. She took the stress away from us and gave us personal touch, and we became friends immediately! The grounds are so well kept, and when stepping into the castle you get the immediate warmth and grand feeling with a modern touch. We had fantastic reviews regarding the food and could not fault it at all. We had some many comments how smoothly the day ran and no one felt rushed. The serving staff work at a high professional level, and would like to give a special mention to the Restaurant manager, who is bubbly bundle of joy! Our day ran seamlessly and upon looking back on the day we both wouldn't change a thing. Clearwell castle you really made our wedding dreams come true! Thank you! If i had to be picky and fault anything it would be there are no toilets on the ground floor, which made it difficult for elderly/disabled guests to get too. But that didn't stop them once they'd had a whiskey! :) James and Ali xx

We just wanted to express our warmest thanks to your wonderful team at Clearwell Castle where our daughter Emma and son-in-law Josh had their wedding on Saturday. Despite the most horrendous continuous heavy rain that threatened to dampen the day, we had just the best time. The Castle was cosy, welcoming and friendly with a perfect space and layout to relax, chat to old friends and meet new. The whole day was filled with fun, love and laughter, and was organised brilliantly with seamless transitions that perfectly executed the wedding that Emma and Josh had envisaged. In Em’s words – it was perfect in every way, I’m still getting goosebumps thinking about it’. The Castle Team absolutely did make their Dream Wedding come true. Thank you so much to each and every one of them.

We had such an amazing day with you all at The Castle – everyone said what a fantastic day it was and have even asked when we’re getting married again so they can go back!

We would like to thank you and all the staff at Clearwell Castle who helped make the wedding of Carl and Alice Carter on Friday 4th of October such a great occasion. The day went so well and everyone enjoyed themselves. The food was great ‘ the rooms were a real treat and the DJ was absolutely fantastic. Your hard work Aimee and professional aattitude throughout the whole day was very much appreciated.

Ann, we just wanted to give you a quick email to say a massive thank you much for everything you did for our wedding. The day was perfect and even the weather held out for us! You made the day run so smoothly which made it completely stress-free for us.

I just wanted to pass on our thanks to everyone who made our wedding yesterday so wonderful. Zoe was outstanding and made the day run so smoothly. The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic.

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for James and Frans wedding on the 12th Sept.The whole thing went so well and all of Lottie’s help was fantastic. The food was wonderful, the accommodation lovely, setting fantastic. Well done to all those behind the scene as well as all the staff we came into contact with who all has a pleasant smile on there face. Nothing was too much trouble for any of you and you all made the day very special.

Lottie, Paul and I would like to thank all of the staff at Clearwell for making our wedding day truly memorable. We had the most amazing day. We have had so many comments about yourself and how well organised and run the day was. You are a true asset to the Clearwell team.

Me and my partner got married here on the 18th August. It was everything we imagined and more! it was so magical and we still cant stop talking about it. The staff are amazing and know exactly what’s going on. Special thanks to Lottie who made everything so smooth and she was so calm throughout the day. We had an absolute blast and cant wait to visit again for one of the evening meals. Thank you so so much for giving us the best day of our lives x the Watson’s x

We can’t thank you all enough for everything that was done to ensure that our day went smoothly! It was, without doubt, the most perfect day not only for the two of us, but also a great experience for our guests, we have had many comments on how great the venue, food, and staff were. We have to say a massive thank you to Zoe who has been absolutely amazing throughout, from questions to general checkup, and attentive nature on the wedding day she truly has been amazing – thank you, Zoe, for everything!! Even our photographer said and I quote “BIG special mention must go out the wedding co-ordinator on the day, Zoe. Seriously one of the best I have ever worked with in my 13 years as a full-time wedding photographer. If you are getting married here, ask for her!”. Perfect day thank you, Zoe and the wider Clearwell team!

We can’t thank you all enough. Michelle was exceptional throughout, from our pre-wedding visit on the 6th March 2019 to our special day, nothing was ever too much trouble for her and kept in contact with me with the lead up to our wedding, regarding any query that I may have had and ensured that everything went smoothly, which it did. From our first initial visit in January 2018 when we booked our wedding, Barry and I just knew that this was the right venue for our wedding, it gave us goose bumps and made us feel very emotional. Our wedding by far exceeded our expectations it was perfect in every way THANK YOU !!! We hope to return at some time to your beautiful venue, our guests were very impressed with everything as was Barry and I.

We fell in love with Clearwell from the moment we first saw it. The castle, with its sweeping drive and beautiful beech trees, took our breath away, and we loved that charming St. Peter’s Church was just at the end of the drive, as well as lots of excellent accommodation options for our guests. It meant a huge amount to us to celebrate with all of our friends and family in the beautiful Forest of Dean, and our day surpassed our wildest hopes and dreams. It truly was more special than we could ever have imagined, and the castle and its fabulous staff had a huge part to play in that. We loved how friendly and welcoming everyone was, right from the very beginning, and how relaxed and understanding they were about little touches we really wanted to incorporate. We visited the castle several times, and primarily worked with Emily throughout our planning process. Emily was wonderful; very efficient, responding quickly to any questions we had, and her diligence made made bringing our plans together as seamless and as stress-free as possible. Our wedding manager, Ann, was exceptional, and it felt like having a family member there with us on the day. Ann is incredible; super calm, organised, kind and the safest pair of hands. She is very friendly, very professional and we felt very fortunate to have her support and guidance. Ann blended perfectly into our day, making sure we were in the right places at the right times, acting as a toast master, and taking care of all of the tiny details that made our day so special and our own. We really relaxed and fully enjoyed ourselves, as did our families, knowing everything was completely taken care of. We will never be able to thank her enough. The castle’s stunning grounds also really captured us, as well as the spectacular ballroom and entrance hall. The Gresham Suite was the perfect space to get ready in, with gorgeous views over the grounds. It was really exciting to watch our guests arriving, and we have some lovely photos from the morning. The castle was excellent value-for-money, and the food was exceptional. From our welcome canapés to the evening food, everything was absolutely delicious, and the portion sizes were very generous. The gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and Kosher options that the castle offered our guests were outstanding, and they dealt seamlessly with our dietary requests. We are already planning to return for a dinner date evening! We really felt that the castle was our home for the day and truly cannot recommend it highly enough. It is such a beautiful venue on the inside and out, and the castle team are absolutely exceptional. Our guests are still commenting now on how wonderful our day was, and we have goosebumps just thinking about it. Do not hesitate to visit Clearwell Castle, or book it for your own wedding. It truly is very special. Thank you so very, very much again. Emma and Joshua 26 October 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thank you from both of us for making our day such a breeze and an absolutely perfect day. You were just such a star and made us feel very relaxed. Everything was just spot on, food was great, decor and tables were amazing, all the staff were great, friendly and approachable. I honestly think it couldn’t have been any better.

Just a very quick thank you to you and your team for providing an excellent day for me and Sophie. I have received so many comments on how excellent the venue, you and staff were and wished to pass on our thanks to you. Once again a big thank you from us both.

Thank you so much for all the preparation and planning that went into our wedding and your lead on the day. We had a truly magical day and it was everything we could have hoped for. We’ve had nothing but great comments about it!

Myself and Will got married with yourselves on the 15th of February 2018, I just wanted to email a massive thank you to Zoe and the castle team for our wedding. Right from the night before to night after our wedding was amazing so welcoming by all staff members from start to finish, fantastic venue, food, the whole day was more then we imagined and that was all thanks to yourselves. We loved Clearwell castle from the minute we visited and still love it now and will certainly return for events. We really are so grateful for making our day perfect and please pass on our gratitude to Zoe she was absolutely amazing and without her our day would not have been as perfect as it was all. All our guests commented on Zoe and the team and what an amazing job they all did and how beautiful the venue was.

What can I say apart from a truly absolutely magnificent day we had. Everything was just perfect from the minute I arrived. The whole day flowed like clockwork and I really couldn’t have imagined a better day. Thank you so much for making it perfect Zoe. Please also pass our thanks onto the Chef and kitchen staff, the girls who served dinner, prosecco and canapes. Everyone has said that it’s the best wedding they have been to! I must also thank you for putting all decorations together, everything was there and just done ready for me to take home, also for wrapping the cake and putting my flowers in water. Thank you Zoe, and thanks again for everything, I will remember the day for a very very long time

All the staff were wonderful and incredibly helpful, in particular, Emma and Ann, who did a fantastic job of coordinating our wedding day! The venue was flawless, the food was incredible and everything ran exactly according to plan! We had the most amazing day in the most beautiful venue and we couldn't have asked for anything more! Thank you!

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Church Road, Clearwell, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LG