Clearwell Castle

Clearwell Castle, Church Road, Clearwell, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LG
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Reviews & Ratings (from 31 reviews)


Clearwell Castle Highlights

Exclusive use of the Castle for your wedding party Set in the beautiful and tranquil Forest of Dean Stunning marriage room with 75ft aisle and leaded bay window Beautiful lawns and reception rooms for drinks and photographs Seating for up to 160 guests for the main reception meal 15 lovely bedrooms for guests to stay overnight
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About Clearwell Castle

Clearwell Castle, winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine 'Best Wedding Venue' in 2010 and 2012, is offered to you exclusively and provides the perfect fairytale setting for wedding day dreams to come true. 

The magnificent Ballroom is licensed for Civil ceremonies and has a 75ft aisle and leaded glasses windows, offering a unique and serene setting usually only found in Churches. The Ballroom can also seat up to 160 people for the wedding breakfast and the elegant reception rooms and the vaulted cellar can easily accomodate 250 guests for evening dancing. 

There are also 15 beautiful bedrooms within the Castle and grounds which are reserved exclusively for you on your wedding night ensuring the perfect end to a perfect day as well as beautiful properties within the grounds for the Bridal part and Groomsmen to stay in the night before the big day. 

Clearwell Castle is located 20 minutes from the Severn Crossing and 45 minutes from Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester. 

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Reviews for Clearwell Castle (31)

Just got married on Sunday 16th March

By Adel and Ian Duffield, on 20 Mar 2014

Just wanted to recommend Clearwell Castle and it's amazing team of staff. We got married on Sunday and arranged the whole day in less than 5 weeks from start to finish. Every contact point with Clearwell has been exceptional. The team have been always there to help and offer advise. Nothing was ever sold to us and we were completely looked after. The day itself was perfect! They even managed to sort the weather and we basked in 20 degree sunshine! The food was amazing the staff friendly and engaging and nothing was to much for any of them. We would highly recommend the idyllic venue for its beauty and seclusion but more so we recommend the people that made the castle into our home for the day. Thank you Adel and Ian Duffield

Truly Exceptional

By Rhianydd and Paul, on 18 May 2011

We could not have chosen a more perfect venue or experience! All of our guests commented on how good the food was, it was perfectly done. Suzanne our Front of House Manager was especially good and made our day perfect! It was truly exceptional, well done to all involved.


By Vicky and Darren, on 18 May 2011

Vicky and I could not have asked for a better wedding and the Clearwell Castle team were fantastic!! I supply catering staff to a lot of companies so I understand the difficulties involved and you were faultless. I just wanted to say thank you to Clearwell Castle for ensuring that we would never forget our special day.

Amazing Wedding Day

By Sarah and Paul, on 18 May 2011

We cant thank Clearwell Castle enough for giving us an amazing wedding day we will always remember, everything was perfect. The guests haven't stopped talking about how wonderful the day and venue was, how gorgeous the food tasted and those who stayed were totally blown away by the spectacular rooms in the castle. Throughout the whole planning we always felt in very good hands and everyone did such a good job of organising everything.

Extremely High Standard

By Samantha and Glen, on 18 May 2011

We got married in March 2011 and could not have asked for a better day. Every member of staff at the Castle was polite and went out of their way to fulfil our needs. Everything was kept clean and tidy all day and to an extremely high standard.

By Sarah and Chris, on 18 May 2011

We want to thank Clearwell so much for all their help and professionalism in making our wedding day the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect, including the weather! The setting is beautiful and it meant so much to know that such an important day was being dealt with by such a professional but approachable team. Thank you so much for all your organisation and help on the day and in the run up Clearwell Castle! They really did make our wedding day perfect.

Absolutely Amazing

By Amy and Gavin, on 18 May 2011

We got married on 12th March 2011 at Clearwell Castle. Many of our guests commented on how well we had done in organsising our wedding at such short notice but we quickly pointed out to them that there was no way we could have done it without the help from the fantastic staff at Clearwell. Having them with us all day made everything run so smoothly and meant we were able to relax and enjoy our special day. I can not thank everyone at Clearwell Castle enough for making our wedding an absolutely amazing day.


By Sophia and Richard, on 18 May 2011

There is only one word that can describe how we feel about our wedding day 'Perfect'. Our day was so amazing! We got married on 27th March 2011 and from arrival in the cottage to our departure 2 days later the transition from single to married was seamless! The venue is breathtaking, the food was divine and the service was impeccable!!! We had the fairytale dream wedding that we have always wanted; and know that both ourselves and our guests will cherish the day for many years to come!

Truly Perfect

By Sarah and David, on 18 May 2011

We would like to say how much we appreciate all of your support on and before the day. You made it truly perfect. A special thank you to our Front of House Manager Suzanne.

Simply Amazing

By Jo Wright and David King, on 06 May 2011

We planned our wedding at Clearwell Castle in just 5 weeks and it was simply amazing. We got married on Tuesday 15th February 2011. Val our wedding co-ordinator was absolutely brilliant and ensured that the whole day went without any problems. She really did look after us and our guests. The food was scrumptious and there was so much of it... I started the day feeling that my dress was slightly loose… which was not the case by the end of the day! We would recommend Clearwell Castle to anyone!!


By Catherine Kingsman, on 02 Feb 2011

Absolutely perfect in every way- totally exceeded my expectations. Food amazing, staff amazing, castle amazing Word of warning though do not use Lavenders Blue Floristry in Mitcheldean- flowers totally wrong and no reply to several complaints!


By Kate Gilday, on 27 Aug 2010

My husband and I got married at Clearewell 26th October 2009 and the only way I can describe it is...simply perfect. The staff are amazing, offering outstanding service throughout the whole day and the food is amazing too. Our front of house manager (Sally) could not do enough to make the day go smoothly...even noticing that a guests name was missing from our seating plan- that is how much attention they pay to detail. Nothing was to much, or too little. Our guests commented on the beautiful surroundings and many said how it was the best wedding and venue they had ever been too. Clearwell is worth every penny for your wedding is magical. If you can afford it... book it now! It you can't afford it, save so you can!

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Clearwell Castle Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment License
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol License
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

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