Clearwell Castle | Gloucestershire

  • Capacity: 150
  • Hire For: All, Wedding & Reception, Event
  • Accomodation: 35 bedrooms + 3 estate cottages
  • Hire From Price: £5,500
  • DIY Weddings Allowed: Yes

Fairytale weddings are made here. In fact, Clearwell Castle was named Best Wedding Venue 2016 at the British Wedding Awards, and it’s easy to see why. Located in the picture-perfect Forest of Dean, its easy to get lost in the romance of the architecture as well as the scenery.


Clearwell Castle is one of the few true Castle venues that offers each and every couple exclusive use of the entire Castle and grounds for their special day. The Castle is not open to the public and so you can ensure that the only people in attendance are your family and friends. With many grand and elegant reception rooms to explore as well as acres of manicured grounds, your guests will enjoy exploring your venue whilst you can focus on creating memories in front of the camera.


The castle can host weddings of up to 150 people during the day and receptions for up to 250 people in the evenings. Its ballroom – which is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies – is a truly magnificent space in which to say your vows. Walk along its 75ft-long aisle, beneath its ancient leaded windows and up onto its raised dias, and pledge your love to each other in front of up to 150 family and friends.


Welcome drinks and canapes can be enjoyed inside the castle or on the lawn by the lake. All catering is provided by Clearwell Castle’s talented in-house chefs; bespoke menu options are also available.


The brand new Cellar bar offers a modern and quirky space to dance the night away. In the evening the guest list can extend to a maximum of 250 in total. Clearwell Castle is a must see and viewing appointments can be offered on any non-wedding days. Please contact Emma for details.


Clearwell Castle
Forest of Dean
GL16 8LG

t: 01594 832320
e: info[at]

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Registry Office

Cinderford Register Office,
The Oaks
Belle Vue Centre
6 Belle Vue Road
GL14 2AB

t: 01242 532455