Clearwell Castle is situated in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, on the edge of the beautiful English Cotswolds. It is a picture perfect setting for a magnificent castle wedding.
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With its imposing towers, turrets and windows, Clearwell Castle is a striking example of an historical castle and a splendid setting for a grand wedding day.
Nestled in a privileged position overlooking Clearwell village, the property sits proudly at the heart of the estate and is accessed through a grand portcullis in the ancient castle wall. A short drive through the well-tended and landscaped grounds brings you to the entrance with its ascending steps and stately period doorway.
One of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK, Clearwell Castle boasts an impressive façade and stylish Georgian interior; the Grand Ballroom is complemented by a network of adjoining state rooms including the Drawing Room and Cocktail Bar, Main Hall, Library, Cellar Bar and Disco, Quiet Room, Children’s Room, manicured grounds, a croquet lawn and luxury overnight accommodation.
With its elegant corniced ceiling, tall leaded windows and dramatic 75ft aisle, the Grand Ballroom is an impressive setting for the wedding ceremony. Reminiscent of days gone by, the period charm and grandeur are evident in this room through its many historical features that include arches, alcoves and a large fireplace. Vows are exchanged under the archway in front of the Dias and large leaded windows that flood the room with natural warmth and light.
The adjoining Main Hall is equally as grand. The focal point is the traditional fireplace that crackles with a roaring fire in the winter making the room a lovely place to linger for a drinks or canapé reception in the colder months.
Externally, Clearwell Castle has an aura of serenity seldom found elsewhere. The manicured croquet lawn is the perfect place for guests to gather in the summer months and offers endless opportunities for picturesque photographs with the immaculate castle grounds and lake as a backdrop.
At the end of a perfect day, the bride and groom and immediate wedding party can retire to the venue’s luxurious lodges and bedroom suites. Tucked away at opposite ends of the castle driveway, Keeper’s Cottage, Portcullis View Studio and North Lodge provide sumptuous accommodation for the Bridal Party and Groomsmen the night before the wedding. The Gresham Bridal Suite is particularly special with its grand four poster bed with drapes, elegant period bedroom furniture and relaxing spa bath.
Nestled in a secluded setting in picture perfect English countryside, Clearwell Castle is a spectacular venue that will suit a couple looking for a majestic and unforgettable wedding venue steeped in history, character and grandeur.