Situated in the quaint town of Berkeley, and set in the glorious Gloucestershire landscape is Berkeley Castle, a beautiful and bespoke wedding venue.
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With its enviable position in the Gloucestershire countryside, Berkeley Castle is a unique and most inviting wedding venue.
Truly luxurious, the castle is grand. Steeped in 860 years of history and boasting an magnificent style suitable for many celebrations; a suite of stately rooms and glorious grounds, St Mary’s Church and the beautiful Blossom Cottage.
Dating back to 1153, the castle itself is an impressive building; with its sweeping driveway, authentic stone exterior, arched entrance, courtyard and towers. Full of prestige, the castle is fascinating in style, making it a wonderfully enchanting setting for any wedding.
With its cosy fireplaces taking centre stage, oak panelled walls, historic décor and vintage-style chairs, the Long Drawing Room is an intimate and inviting space to say ‘I do’. For couples looking for a church ceremony, the charming St Mary’s Church stands majestically next to the castle.
After the ceremony, let your guests enjoy drinks and canapés on the Gun Terrace, in front of the striking inner Bailey. With views over the Lower Lawns, Terraces and Lily Pond, the Gun Terrace is a unique spot for sipping champagne. There is even a secret hideaway; a quaint and quirky stone opening within one of the great walls, where chairs can be positioned for the bride and groom to sit and steal a few precious moments together.
For an iconic and memorable wedding breakfast, the Great Hall is an exquisite room where kings and queens have both been entertained and hosted banquets. From the stunning stained glass windows and ornate ceiling, to the stone pillars and mosaic floor, the room is atmospheric and magical, providing a breathtaking place for dinner and dancing.
As the night comes to a close the couple can escape to Blossom Cottage; a picture perfect classic English cottage featuring a lovely bedroom suite with antique bed, chandelier, plus two cosy armchairs and a coffee table, and a romantic bathroom with roll top bath. For guests, the estate boasts Brook House and Pedington Manor, two delightful houses just a short walk from the castle, with each property offering nine pretty bedrooms.
A venue that holds a special place in history, Berkeley Castle blends old and new; creating a bespoke wedding venue that offers brides and grooms the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic and memorable wedding weekend with their guests.