Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire

Winchcombe, England, GL54 5JD, United Kingdom


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Sudeley Castle Weddings

When it comes to Cotswold wedding venues, it doesn’t get much more spectacular than Sudeley Castle. From saying “I do” amongst the striking Tithe Barn ruins to tying the knot in beautiful St Mary’s Church, there’s a setting to suit every preference. Meanwhile, the rustic Old Coach House and spacious adjoining Orangery are ideal for receptions. Or you can erect an elegant marquee on the picturesque North Lawn to accommodate larger parties.

The Scene at Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire

Whichever ceremony or reception venue you choose at Sudeley Castle, it is sure to impress. Each one is offset by the estate’s striking castle with original crenelations, manicured gardens and crumbling ruins. Then there’s the age-old chapel surrounded by roses and peonies, where King Henry VIII’s 6th wife was eventually laid to rest. With that in mind, if you and your other half loves history, this Cotswold wedding venue is a no brainer.

Other indoor event spaces include the quaint oak-panelled library and the characterful Old Coach House with exposed stonework and beams. Plus the more modern Orangery with full-length windows on three sides for superb views of the gardens and castle. This spacious room is deliberately simple to allow for a range of table configurations and decorations tailored to your theme. From lanterns to floral garlands, you can really make it your own.

Prefer to celebrate outside? During the spring and summer months, Sudeley Castle’s vast gardens are an unrivalled spectacle. From champagne celebrations around the fountain in the Rose Garden to slow dances in the shadow of the castle walls, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Sudeley Castle Wedding Ceremonies

Planning wedding nuptials or a vow renewal ceremony at this rural Gloucestershire wedding venue? Choose an afternoon blessing in the 15th century chapel with beautiful stained glass and direct garden access. Or opt for a civil ceremony in the charming library during the morning. There are also several hand-picked garden settings for scenic outdoor ceremonies.

Sudeley Castle Wedding Receptions

Sudeley Castle also has various event spaces suitable for post-wedding parties. Want a fuss-free drinks and canapé reception before making a quick exit for your honeymoon? The Queen’s Garden is a popular choice for informal daytime celebrations. Alternatively, the Orangery and Old Coach House are ideal for more formal wedding breakfasts. And if you’re inviting more than 150 guests, a lawn marquee set on a private lawn is the perfect solution.

Wedding Photography at Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire

  • Tithe Barn ruins
  • St Mary’s Chapel
  • The Secret Garden
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sitting Up to 150 Sitting

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 17
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces 1000

Spaces At This Venue

  • Orangery Setup At Sudeley Castle


    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.

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  • Library

    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.

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  • Chapel Blessing At Sudeley Castle


    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.

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  • 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.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
  • Broadway Tower
  • Cotswold Farm Park

Venue Testimonials

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!

Jade T

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.

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