Clearwell Castle Wedding Venue


Looking for an award-winning wedding venue in Gloucestershire? Set in twenty acres of grounds, complete with a cocktail terrace and croquet lawn, Clearwell Castle is embedded within the romantic Forest of Dean and offers an enchanting venue for your wedding day.

A Fairy-tale Castle Wedding Venue in the Heart of Gloucestershire

Clearwell Castle is a magnificent wedding venue located in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Clearwell Castle has been lovingly restored to provide an exquisite setting for your wedding day. The historic building is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, offering you the flexibility to have your service inside or out. This castle has been family-owned for over three hundred years, and its rich history and stunning architecture create an idyllic setting for a traditional and romantic atmosphere. The grand interior can accommodate up to 150 day-time guests, 250 evening guests, and accommodation for 79 guests.

The Ballroom at Clearwell Castle

Ceremony and Reception Spaces

High ceilings, lancet windows, and marble pillars adorn the Ballroom at Clearwell Castle, making it a fabulous setting for your wedding ceremony and fine dining. Located on the ground floor, this elegant room is filled with natural light from the large windows overlooking the gardens and is complete with a 75-foot aisle for your grand entrance.

Or you may choose to hold hands on your big day as you say ‘I do’ in front of close family and friends in their picturesque outdoor courtyard area, ideal for couples looking to say their vows under the open skies with a castle backdrop.

The castle is available to hire on exclusive use basis and allows you to provide your guests with the full castle experience. The Ballroom is complemented by a network of adjoining staterooms including the Drawing Room and Cocktail Bar, Main Hall, Library, Cellar Bar and Disco, Quiet Room, Children’s Room, manicured grounds and a croquet lawn.

Whether planning to transform your wedding day into a whole-venue elegant celebration, or keeping it intimate with close friends and family, Clearwell Castle will take care of every detail of your special day making for an occasion to remember.

Stately Room at Clearwell Castle

Pricing and Packages

According to the Clearwell Castle website, an all-inclusive package for 60 guests starts from £7995. This includes exclusive hire of the estate along with extensive catering for your guests; welcome drinks, canapes, a three-course meal with wine, sparkling wine for a toast, and an evening buffet. Additional guest prices start from £135pp and evening guests at £25pp.

Lion statue at Clearwell Castle


  • Ceremony Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 250
  • Licensed for Marriage: Yes
  • Catering: In-house
  • Bar: In-house
  • Accommodation: 35 bedrooms
  • Child Friendly: Yes
  • Pets Welcome: Ceremony
  • Late License: On request
  • Exclusivity: Yes
  • Disabled Facilities: Yes


Clearwell Castle, Clearwell, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LG