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Last update: March 2024

Thornbury Castle is a luxury Five Star Relais and Chateuax Castle, built in the reign of Henry V111 and classed at that time as one of the grandest buildings in England. This unique 500 year old Tudor Castle has recently undergone a ten million pounds investment, and now truly combines history, elegance and boutique style luxury. With five acres of manicured scented gardens, and grounds, nestled in the South Cotswolds with views of the River Severn, it offers a perfect backdrop for your Wedding photography, creating magnificent memories.

Facilities and Capacity

There are two superb event spaces to choose from, both offering unique Tudor features, garden views, stone mullion windows and a blank canvass for you to theme the spaces to your own unique design and taste. You also have the opportunity to host your ceremony out in the Gardens, or for a totally unique experience, why not take the Castle over exclusively for your family and friends, and take full advantage of the Castle grounds to host activities, entertainment and even a firework display.

Services Offered

Thornbury Castle is known for its superb cuisine. The hotel was awarded a Third AA Rosette in February 2023, and all of the ingredients are either locally sourced or freshly picked daily from the Castle kitchen garden. Nothing goes to waste as scented herbs and edible flowers are also used to decorate cocktails and cakes, and bringing a splash of colour from the seasons. After your wedding festivities, you and your loved ones can retire to one of the Castle's 26 unique bedchambers. Each of these stunning bedrooms is unique in decor, large stone fireplaces, roll top baths, beautiful garden views. There is a beauty treatment room for a relaxing massage or treatment, and many activities are available, such as archery, laser clay shooting, axe throwing and lawn croquet.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Horse baraat permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
Anonymous Sent on 02/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating


Charlotte and her team were just brilliant. They really made us feel like our wedding was important to them and were straight on to anything we asked of them, nothing was too much trouble.
Jules D. Sent on 01/02/2014
4.2 out of 5 rating
Thornbury Castle exceeded our expectation as a wedding venue and accommodation. They catered for our every wish. The interior was delightful. The food lovely. The service fantastic. We would highly recommend.
Charity B. Sent on 07/08/2011
Thornbury Castle was the absolute perfect wedding venue for us. I am an American woman who married a British guy, and of course getting married in a castle was like a dream.

The venue is absolutely breathtaking and has incredible opportunities for wedding photos. Additionally the staff were absolutely amazing. The hotel manager did a great deal of the work and did an absolutely fantastic job both before with the planning and on the day. I would absolutely recommend this venue...
Mrs Sent on 13/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Enjoyed every minute

We had a lovely time at the castle and enjoyed every minute of it. We really appreciate your help with everything in regard to the wedding.
Anonymous Sent on 13/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Pleased, blissful, ecstatic!

We arrived home from our trip late last night, so absolutely pleased, blissful, ecstatic, and somewhat in-disbellef with how perfect our wedding day (and the trip as a whole) was. Thank you so much for all your assistance, recommendations, and coordination!! What a wonderful planning experience from beginning to end! You helped give us memories that will last a lifetime!
Anonymous Sent on 13/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded our Expectations

Thank you to everyone at Thornbury Castle who helped to make our daughter Jill’s marriage to Chris such a memorable day. We would also like to give a special thank you to Hannah, who so efficiently took away all the stress from arranging the wedding.

We had an amazing time, all our expectations for the day were met and then exceeded! Every member of staff made us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We cannot praise you enough.
Mrs Sent on 13/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much

...Thank you so much for everything you did for us at our wedding on the 31st of March, and for all the care you gave before and just after. It was very much appreciated and I can honestly say no one could have done better to make our wedding dream a reality!
Mrs Sent on 13/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievable experience!

I just wanted to thank Thornbury Caste and Hannah again SOOOO much for hosting our wedding party in March. We had an unbelievable experience. Thank you again so much for all of your help
Nat Sent on 10/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You

Thank you for making our special day complete. Everyone enjoyed the venue and all the staff were great!!
Thank you so, so much
Sara Sent on 10/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

It was perfect

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It was perfect. Thank you to the Chefs - all our guests thought that the food was exceptional - particularly the trio of beef! A special thank you to the sommelier and his team who went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. Many of our guests said that it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to, so thank you to everyone for all their hard work.
Steff Sent on 10/07/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Our special weekend was amazing

A massive thank you for making our special weekend amazing, we had the most fantastic time and you were all brilliant. We hope to see you all very soon!
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