Clearwell Castle Wedding Photography

Clearwell Castle Wedding Photography

Clearwell Castle

Many future brides dream of their fairy tale wedding being in a Castle. The beauty of being a wedding photographer in the Cotswolds is the array of stunning venues and locations. Angelina and James chose the majestic splendour of Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean.
Preparations for Angelina and her bridal party took place at the castle and began with a cool glass of Prosecco.  Is there any other way to begin your wedding day? 
Angelina and James had asked me to start documenting their day from the preparations of the bride and groom. I enjoyed an early morning drive through this beautiful area on a clear crisp winter’s morning.
As always my photography of the preparations was unobtrusive capturing the pure emotion of the bride with her closest friends and relations as they got ready for an amazing day.
The ceremony was as special as the couple could have hoped. Despite a distinct chill in the November air, we were able to venture out to capture some amazing portraits of Angelina & James. As Angelina is originally from Canada, the winter in Gloucestershire is positively mild!
We then completed the formal group pictures and headed in for the wedding breakfast followed by some great speeches. It was then downstairs to the cellar bar for the first dance and party time. What a great bunch of friends and family who were up for a party.  Some great celebration images followed as the dance floor filled up.
Clearwell castle entrance
Clearwell castle Gloucestershire
wedding dress hanging on fourposter bed
bridal party getting ready in the bridal suite
bride looking in a make up mirror
bride in weddin gdress looking out of the window
bride walking down the stairs at clearwell castle
wedding ceremony room at Clearwell castle
bride walking down the aisle
bride and groom getting married at clearwell castle
bride and groom exchanging vows
bridesmaid crying during wedding ceremony
bride and groom exchanging rings during church ceremony
wedding group picture outside clearwell castle
group picture outside clearwell castl
bride and groom on stairs at clearwell castle
bride and groom walking at the front of clearwell castle
bride and groom next to the lake at clearwell castle
bride and groom at clearwell castle
wedding speeches toast
wedding speeches at clearwell castle
grooms speech at clearwell castle
guest cheering at speech
best mans speech at clearwell castle
bride and groom on sofa under a chandelier
bride and groom at clearwell castle under arch at night
bride and groom first dance in the cellar bar clearwell castle
bride dancing at wedding party
boys partying at clearwell castle
bride and groom in bandstand at night at clearwell castle


Clearwell Castle

Planning your wedding can be a long and exuberating process, particularly in a day and age where the options for venues and ceremonies are plentiful. Casting your mind over and deciding on the very specifics of your wedding can be time consuming – particularly if venue choice is something that you’ve been relatively indecisive about. If you’re looking for a stunning, sophisticated venue located in the most spectacular of forest settings – with the added bonus of it being like a castle from a fairytale. Then Clearwell Castle may well be the venue you’ve been envisioning and will be reimagining for years to come.

Set across 20 vast acres of charismatic grounds, Clearwell Castle is likely the fairytale venue of your dreams. Choosing to hold your special day here means that you’ll be treated to the stunning backdrop of the charming Forest of Dean which contrasts beautifully with the rustic, traditional castle setting. Drowning in romanticism and character, Clearwell Castle gives you the option of making your fairytale wedding a reality, whilst also providing you with all the traditional benefits that you would expect from a contemporary wedding.

A fairy-tale Wedding

It’s fair to say that walking down the aisle should be a lasting and most-treasured memory of your special day – Clearwell Castle hosts a golden, 75 foot long aisle, giving you the opportunity to really enjoy the moment of walking down it. After all, you’re probably only going to do it once in your life! The aisle, coupled with raised dais and lancet windows, give that additional ‘wow’ factor to a charming ballroom that wouldn’t look out of place in a historical period drama. Clearwell Castle has licenses that enable it to host both civil ceremonies and weddings, with the stunning ballroom as a most-appropriate backdrop to the spectacular festivities. 

Planning your wedding also involves ensuring that your menu is perfect down to the last grain of seasoning – and Clearwell Castle prides itself in ensuring that they are able to provide you and your guests a menu that will be fully accessible and versatile enough that it caters to all dietary requirements. They will provide you and your guests with mouth-watering options created by a small team of culinary experts – all whilst providing the efficient and effective service that you would expect from a team of highly trained hospitality staff. Weddings and exquisite food, quite naturally, comes hand in hand and the team at Clearwell Castle will do everything in their power to ensure that the menu you choose will leave your guests with a lasting impression.

Photography at Clearwell Castle

You can rest assured that looking back over the photographs of your happily ever after will bring only joyful memories for you, your partner and your loved ones. With a vast array of picturesque locations to fully document memories of an unforgettable day, including the grounds themselves, the bandstand and the ‘lime walk’, you’ll find yourself remembering a day filled with love, celebration and bliss and your photographs will allow you to reimagine every last feeling with ease. 


If you need a photographer to capture your wedding day at Clearwell Castle this is MY CONTACT FORM. Look forward to hearing from you.

Phil Webb Photography – Capturing your Wedding Day Without Controlling It

Wedding photographer Clearwell Castle Gloucestershire

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