Sudeley Castle is a truly unique venue, with a rich history and more than 1,200 acres of grounds nestled in the heart of the Cotswold Hills. Romantic ruins, sweeping valleys and magnificent, award-winning gardens combine to create a beautiful venue and the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding day.
Within the Castle grounds we are able to offer couples a wonderful choice of ceremonies to suit them and we will be pleased to take the time to discuss all of the available options.
St Mary’s Chapel, dating from the 15th Century, sits within the heart of the gardens and is the resting place of Katherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII. The beautiful building has the most wonderful uplifting atmosphere and couples are able to have their blessing ceremony with around 140 guests.
We also have 3 rooms licensed to hold a civil ceremony from the historic to the informal:
The Library – This small, private library is a treasure trove of fine art and priceless antiques and offers a perfect location for intimate civil ceremonies from between 2 and 50 guests.
The Pavilion – This large airy space with floor to ceiling glass walls can accommodate around 100 guests and has the most wonderful outlook across the Terrace to the Cotswold Hills beyond.
The Banqueting Hall – Decorated with an impressive display of armour, featuring a roaring fire and can be magically lit by candlelight, accommodating around 100 wedding ceremony guests.
Alternatively, our wonderful gardens offer you the opportunity to hold your blessing in one of the areas of the gardens that is right for you… perhaps in the spectacular Queens Garden, over-looking the Castle or surrounded by flowers in the walled and intimate Secret Garden.
Within the Castle and grounds we are able to provide spacious dining and celebration areas within the Banqueting Hall and the Terrace Pavilion to seat up to 140 people. The historic Banqueting Hall is both warm in winter and cool in summer and the Terrace Pavilion has breath-taking views of the surrounding Cotswold Hills.
For larger parties from 140 to 600, marquees can be positioned on our private North Lawn with a stunning backdrop of the most photogenic castle and ruins which can ‘wow’ your guests.
We currently have 17 beautiful cottages on the Estate which can sleep up to 90 people, including a fabulous Cotswold stone farmhouse to sleep 14 and one of the unique castellated gatehouses at the foot of the main drive.
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