Clearwell Castle

(55 reviews) 55 4.98
Church Road Clearwell Forest of Dean Gloucestershire GL16 8LG
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About Clearwell Castle

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

Clearwell Castle is one of Gloucestershire’s finest wedding venues. Set within the enchanting and tranquil Forest of Dean, the venue offers an idyllic, fairy-tale setting for a truly memorable wedding day.

The spectacular Ballroom is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and offers a grand setting. The impressive 75ft aisle and the leaded glass windows create a unique and peaceful setting, usually found in elegant churches. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 seated guests for your ceremony and your wedding breakfast. For the evening reception, the newly transformed Vaulted Cellar Bar can accommodate up to 250 guests.

The Castle provides many wonderful features for your guests to explore and for you to capture the most magical photographs. The Bandstand, situated above our Croquet Lawn, is the perfect place for an intimate shot with you and your loved one. Take a stroll to our Portcullis at night, beautifully lit by the lantern above for a minute alone.

You and your wedding party can enjoy exclusive use of the Castle for a wonderful and private wedding celebration.

The Castle also has 15 stunning bedrooms which can be reserved for the night of your wedding. The superb rooms offer a delightful night’s stay after the excitement and emotion of your big day. In addition, there are 3 beautiful cottages within the glorious grounds providing the bridal party and groomsmen with a wonderful place to stay ahead of the wedding - taking away the pressure of having to travel on your big day. Finally, just a short stroll away from the castle, Crosswell House now provides an additional 24 bedrooms (and bar facilities!) making it the ideal night-before solution. If one night is not enough, why not upgrade and stay for two?

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

Over the years, Clearwell Castle has been the proud winner of numerous awards. Most recently, this fantastic venue earned the title of the British Wedding Awards’ “Best Wedding Venue” in 2018 for the THIRD year running! They are committed to maintaining high standards so you can relax knowing that you’ve chosen the perfect venue.

• Exclusive use available of the Castle & Grounds for your wedding • Beautiful marriage room with a 75ft aisle and leaded bay windows • The stunning lawns and reception rooms are perfect for drinks and photos • Can seat up to 150 guests to dine & host 250 guests for the evening reception • 39 bedrooms for your overnight guests + 3 estate cottages • Night before event facilities at Crosswell House for upto 50 guests

Facilities at Clearwell Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
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

Clearwell Castle Reviews (55)

Could Not Fault a Thing!
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By Barry & Leigh, on 23 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2019

Thank you from Barry and I for the most beautiful day on Sunday it was perfect, the whole wedding was amazing could not fault a thing! Anyone getting married at Clearwell will not be dissappointed and we want to do it all over again.

The perfect venue
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By Mike and Chloe, on 10 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2019

We had the most perfect wedding day and it was all thanks to Ann and her team and the beautiful castle. Ann couldn’t have done any more to help make the day exactly what we wanted and we can’t thank her enough! The castle looked beautiful and the grounds are immaculate. Everything ran exactly to time and our guests never stopped telling us it was the best wedding they have ever been to! Thank you Ann and the team!

Beautiful
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By Christopher & Victoria, on 27 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 26 May 2019

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.

Wish we could do it all over again
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By Kyria & Nathan, on 08 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 19 May 2019

Best Day Ever! Wish we could do it all over again. Thank you so much to Louise who coordinated the day perfectly. We couldnt have asked for more. Anyone with a wedding coming up, you will not be disappointed

Perfect in Every Way
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By Kyle & Charlotte, on 17 May 2019Date of Wedding - 15 May 2019

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.

The Perfect Wedding Venue
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By Mr & Mrs Fulford, on 17 May 2019Date of Wedding - 15 May 2019

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. There was not a second of the day where "nothing" was happening. Guests of ours had made many comments throughout the day that it was the best wedding they have ever attended and the messages are still flooding in 2 days later. Our wedding planner, Ann, was absolutely outstanding ensuring the day ran as smooth as possible. The venue is perfect in every way and I am struggling to put into words how to sing their praises enough.

Absolutely Incredible
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By Simon & Kayleigh, on 14 May 2019Date of Wedding - 12 May 2019

We had our big day at Clearwell on the 12.05.19. What can I 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 for your wedding 100% do both you and your guests will be grinning ear to ear. Amazing day, Thank you for making it possible!

So Perfect
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By Nicholas & Laura, on 27 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2019

Our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be and more, we can’t thank you and your team enough for making it so perfect.

Helpful and Accommodating
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By James & Stephanie, on 02 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

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!

Our Day Was Extraordinary
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By Jessie & Curtis, on 28 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Mar 2019

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.

Ran Like Clockwork
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By Edward & Laura, on 27 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Mar 2019

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.

So Smoothly
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By Naomi & Ian, on 27 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Mar 2019

Ann, we wanted to send our thanks for last Friday and all your help leading up to the wedding! The day went so smoothly and everything was perfect, so much of this was down to you and all of your hard work. Thank you so much for making our day so special, we really appreciate it.

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