Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire Events
Tucked away in a leafy Cotswold valley just 8 miles from Cheltenham, is the undoubtedly romantic Sudeley Castle. This Grade I listed Tudor mansion is steeped in history, with award-winning gardens, impressive ruins and several stunning event spaces to boot. The estate even has its own 15th century chapel – the final resting place of Catherine Parr.
Whatever type of celebration you’re planning, this Cotswold wedding venue has it covered. Opt for an outdoor ceremony in the garden or an intimate blessing in the chapel. Then follow up with dinner and dancing in the Old Coach House or a bespoke pondside marquee. Either way, you can expect great photo opportunities and exclusive grounds access in the evening.
Highlights of Sudeley Castle Events:
- 1200 acre estate in the Cotswolds countryside
- Beautifully manicured gardens and historic ruins
- Multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces
- On-site accommodation for up to 90 guests
- Wedding coordinator included in the hire fee
Spaces At This Venue
This light and airy glass room boasts floor to ceiling windows, pretty chandeliers and castle views. Accessed via a stone archway in the Old Coach House, it features simple décor and an open-plan design to customise however you like.Read More
The library is a private ceremony space within the main castle. Characterised by oak panelled walls, antique furnishings and a rare book collection, it is certainly unique. Its large windows, original fireplace and baby grand piano also add to its charm.Read More
Striking St Mary’s Chapel provides a magnificent backdrop for weddings. From its colourful stained glass windows to its ornate wood carvings and pretty garden setting, it’s certainly popular for ceremonies. It also has royal connections as Catherine Parr’s burial place.Read More
Old Coach House
Want to make the most of this iconic castle setting? With exposed stonework, rustic beams and mediaeval armour adorning the walls, the Old Coach House will transport you back in time. Dine by candlelight beside an open fire for an authentic experience.Read More
- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
- Broadway Tower
- Cotswold Farm Park
My favourite local venue! The events manager Annie is so approachable and the castle is really breathtaking. There are so many opportunities for photographic backdrops, an wedding photographers dream!
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of hiring this Gloucestershire wedding venue depends on the day of the week and the time of year chosen. Here are the current prices, inclusive of VAT:
- Tues, Wed & Thurs (May-Sept) – £7,500
- Sat (May-Sept) – £9,600
- Tues, Wed & Thurs (Oct-April) – £5,500
- Sat (Oct-April) – £7,500
NB: All ceremony and reception spaces are included in the standard hire fee, with the exception of the library, which costs an additional £450.
- Chapel – 130
- Orangery – 150
- Library – 50
- Old Coach House – 80
Wedding receptions at this Cotswold wedding venue can end as late as midnight, with most ceremonies starting from 2pm. You’ll also be granted access to the grounds for setting up from 8am on the day. Unfortunately, there are no late licence extensions available.
Yes, the expansive 1200 acre Sudeley Castle estate has accommodation options for up to 90 attendees. This includes a mix of gatehouse apartments, cosy cottages and a large family farmhouse that can be hired in full.
Yes, there is parking for up to 1000 cars within the Sudeley Castle grounds. As such, your guests won’t need to worry about missing out on a spot for the big day.