A magnificent castle hidden in the stunning Forest of Dean in the tiny village of Clearwell, the venue is conveniently located only 45 minutes from Bristol.


What is your maximum capacity for a Ceremony?

Our beautiful Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests in total for your civil ceremony.

How many guests can stay on the night of the wedding?

Our 15 Castle bedrooms can sleep a total of 34 guests. We also have a further 20 bedrooms located at The Wyndham within walking distance, which will sleep a total of 45 people. The Wyndham can also be booked for the night before your wedding.

What is your maximum capacity for a sit down meal?

The castle will accommodate a sit-down meal for up to 150 guests in the Ballroom. We offer a range of seating options, including banqueting and round tables.

Is the venue wheelchair friendly?

The castle has disabled parking facilities as well as access into the castle. We also have one ground floor bedroom with disabled facilities, along with a further six ground floor bedrooms at The Wyndham a short distance from the castle.

What flowers are included?

We offer in-house silk flowers throughout the venue. Our silk flowers displayed in the Ceremony room will remain neutral in colour. Should you wish to add additional flowers to the decorations, you are welcome to arrange this with your florist, who will be able to set these up on the day from 11am.


We just wanted to say thank you once more for everything!! The day was so special, despite the Covid restrictions, and now I don't think I would have wanted it any other way! You really did make us feel at ease on the day! Everyone worked so hard, and was so lovely throughout the entire process, and we are extremely grateful!

Catherine & Joe

We had the most amazing wedding at Clearwell Castle, the service we received with planning the day was fantastic and they did an amazing job of making sure the day ran smoothly and everyone was happy. Such a lovely venue and our friends and family really enjoyed celebrating our special day. We were impressed with the menu choices that catered for any special dietary requirements and the food was amazing! We would highly recommend Clearwell Castle for celebrating your special day

Dan & Laura

Absolutely amazing venue! So happy that I chose to get married here. My Personal Wedding Manager Tally was absolutely fantastic! Couldn't have picked anyone better. I could write a massive essay on how attentive and helpful she was, not only on the day but in the lead up to it as well. All the staff were amazing though. The food service was fabulous and quick! The Christmas tree was just amazing. Thank you so much to everyone at the castle for the wedding of my dreams but that special mention to Tally for everything she did for us.

Adam & Yasmin

I am so thrilled we chose Clearwell Castle as the venue to hold our celebrations. It was perfect in every way. Zoe and the team were absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to make the day better than we ever imagined. The guests all commented on how amazing the place was, how superb the food and drink was and how relaxed the event was. We are so grateful and can’t thank you all enough. We can’t wait to book in for a night just to see you all again. From the bottom of our hearts a big thank you again, Mike and Hannah.

Michael & Hannah

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.

Curtis & Jessie

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