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Clearwell Castle Weddings

Clearwell Castle, nestled in the heart of Clearwell, is a topnotch wedding venue that combines historic charm with modern convenience. This award-winning venue is renowned for its beautiful Ballroom, with its leaded glass windows and 75-foot aisle, creating a distinctive setting for wedding ceremonies. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests for a sit-down meal, while the Cocktail Lounge, Dining Room and Disco Room can host additional guests, providing a versatile flow throughout the day. Clearwell Castle offers 15 luxurious bedrooms within the Castle and a further 24 in the outlying properties, offering couples and their guests a variety of elegant overnight accommodations. Added amenities include a splendid grand piano, late bar license until 1 AM, and a team of professional wedding coordinators dedicated to providing a seamless bespoke service. Moreover, the venue is surrounded by ample grounds, providing scenic backdrops for wedding photographs. Unique features such as the stunning croquet lawn and the atmospheric Cellar Bar add to its charm and appeal. With its fusion of historic architecture and modern facilities, Clearwell Castle makes a captivating choice for couples searching for a distinctive wedding venue.

The History of Clearwell Castle

Clearwell Castle, located in Clearwell, Gloucestershire, holds a rich historical narrative that adds to its charm and appeal as a sought-after wedding venue. The castle’s history dates back to the 1720s when it was first built by Thomas Wyndham. It was, however, in the 18th century, under the ownership of the Clearwell Mining Company, that the castle experienced significant development, becoming a showpiece of the Forest of Dean, famous for its Gothic architecture. In the 20th century, following a period of neglect, the castle was restored by the Verey family, keen to preserve its neo-Gothic architecture, and it subsequently garnered attention as a premier location for large gatherings and celebrations. Clearwell Castle exchanged hands once again in the 21st century, securing its place as a luxury wedding venue when bought by Country House Weddings. Its transformation includes 15 opulent bedroom suites, a grand Ballroom that can seat up to 150 guests, and beautifully maintained grounds. The castle’s architecture and interiors honour the period of opulence it was built in, adding an historic backdrop to every wedding. Well-preserved through the centuries, Clearwell Castle stands as a testament to enduring elegance and style.

How To Find Clearwell Castle

Clearwell Castle is a magnificent wedding venue nestled in the charming village of Clearwell, in the serene Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. This romantic location is enveloped by enchanting woodlands, offering an idyllic setting for a fairy tale wedding. It is easily accessible from major routes through Gloucestershire, yet retains an air of mystique and tranquility. This historical English landmark showcases the timeless beauty of Gloucestershire, providing an unrivalled backdrop for unforgettable nuptials. Mixing history, tradition and natural beauty, Clearwell Castle truly embodies the quintessential English wedding venue.

About Clearwell

Clearwell is a charming, rural village nestled in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. It’s steeped in history and boasts an intriguing mix of architecture including quaint stone cottages, a historic church, and the impressive Clearwell Castle – a popular local wedding venue. The entire village is set against the backdrop of verdant forests and rolling hills, exuding a serene and homely atmosphere. Clearwell is also known for the Clearwell Caves, a natural cavern system that has been mined for iron ore over the centuries and now serves as a tourist attraction, offering a glimpse into its geological and industrial heritage. The village supports a rich biodiversity, making it attractive for nature enthusiasts. Educational and leisure facilities such as schools, pubs, and hotels can be found within its boundaries, embellishing the charm of rural living. The community spirit in Clearwell is robust, forged through annual events and festivals. Despite its rural character, the village is well connected to other parts of Gloucestershire, granting it a balance of tranquillity and accessibility. Every aspect of Clearwell reflects a quintessential English village, making it a delightful place to live and visit.

Pedge Photography – Clearwell Castle Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Pedge – a Clearwell Castle wedding photographer passionate about storytelling. My style is all about visually representing the essence of your special day by capturing natural moments brimming with emotion, love, and laughter. I deeply value the significance of family and prioritise capturing those cherished moments with grandparents, children, and other loved ones. Recognising the rarity of such large family gatherings, I ensure no moment is missed.

My Wedding Photography Style

I’m adaptable to various lighting conditions and have all the necessary tools to photograph weddings in any setting. I’m confident handling group shots and guiding couples in posing, ensuring everyone feels at ease. My photography style is characterised by punchy colours, vibrance, and contrasts, but I always maintain a balance to avoid over-saturation. Above all, I aim to deliver high-quality images that encapsulate memories and love while ensuring everyone has fun in a relaxed environment.

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Picking your Clearwell Castle Wedding Photographer- why Pedge Photography?

Besides the fact that you are getting a highly professional, experienced, and creative photographer who will capture all of the special moments of your wedding day, family and friends, you are getting someone that goes in to each wedding knowing that every couple is unique and that all weddings deserve their own twist and personality, rather than be provided a conveyor belt experience. I take great pride to subtly merge into your day and to be approachable for all your guests. The Cotswolds is an area I grew up in and I am all too familiar with everything the region has to offer. 

What products do you offer as a Clearwell Castle Wedding Photographer?

This can bespoke based on your needs. All packages include a digital gallery in which you, your family and friends can enter with a password and download to any device. On top of this, you can also purchase prints, framed goods and albums through the digital gallery. If you would like me to build you an album, I offer an additional album package as well. Other bits, should you wish to choose them, include a pre-wedding shoot in the cotswolds or a second photographer for your wedding day.

How long do you stay with us for our Clearwell Castle wedding?

I’m an all day photographer and will be with you from roughly two hours before your ceremony until at least the first dance ( and beyond – got to catch all those drunk friends cutting some shapes on the dancefloor!).

Will you travel beyond the Cotswolds for our wedding day?

Of course! Although I describe myself as a Cotswolds wedding photographer, I am happy to travel beyond. Drop me a message to find out more!

Get In Touch

Get in touch if you’re looking for a Clearwell Castle Wedding Photographer – here’s my contact page.