Thornbury Castle


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Offering intimate packages starting from £4000 through to Exclusive Use of the whole Hotel; Thornbury Castle is the perfect location for your unique and unforgettable wedding.

There is also the option of hiring your own marquee to seat up to 200 guests on our lawns. Our Wedding Planner will help to assist and organise your special day to incorporate every fabulous feature of this unique venue. Thornbury Castle is renowned for its fine dining, with our award-winning chef conjuring up mouth-watering dishes using the best quality – mostly locally sourced – ingredients. Our experienced Food and Beverage Manager is also on-hand to advise you on the perfect wines for your choice of food, and our terrific waiting staff will ensure that yourself and your guests are catered for in the best possible style.

As the only Tudor Castle in the UK which you can stay in as a hotel, Thornbury Castle offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Set on the edge of the Cotswolds in the South Gloucester countryside, and close to the M5, Thornbury Castle is in the perfect location for your wedding guests. Drive through the same archways leading to the castle as King Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn did on their honeymoon 500 years ago.
The dramatic outline of the Castle creates an unforgettable backdrop for weddings. With its historic Tudor gardens, where you can say your vows, the historic Tudor Hall with stone walls and original fireplace, it’s hard not to feel like King or Queen. Its interior is just as opulent and luxurious, where you can lavish in traditional Tudor style. Each of the 27 bedchambers are truly unique with four poster beds, stone walls and spiral staircases in abundance.

The castle offers 5 areas licenced for civil ceremonies, both inside and out. You also have the option of hiring the castle exclusively, for larger weddings, with the option of hiring a marquee in the grounds.
Our Weddings Team will give you as much guidance as you need to create your perfect bespoke day, and assist with your plans right up to the day itself.

Ceremony locations
The Tudor Hall is a magnificent room with a large original fireplace, tapestries, suits of armour, stone walls and is our largest room. We would have the pleasure of accommodating up to 75 of your day guests and 120 evening guests for a late-night reception.

The Library and the Lounge create an intimate environment for your perfect warm ceremony. With roaring fires, book shelves, stone walls, high ceiling accommodating historic portraits on the walls, lavish furnishings & original Tudor carvings these ground floor rooms are perfect for guests up to 16 (The Library) or 24 (The Lounge).

Set in our beautifully romantic rose garden, the Summerhouse is a wonderfully English setting for parties of up to 16 guests, ideal for May or June when the roses are at full bloom!

The Yew Tree set in the Goodly Gardens, the oldest Tudor Gardens in the UK, is legally licenced for 6, however we would welcome up to 75 guests in the gardens for a ceremony. With truly stunning and unique views of the Castle & neighbouring Church, surrounded by original stone walls, this is a gorgeous setting for your ideal summer ceremony.

Wedding Reception Locations
The Barons Sitting Room creates a seamless transition from a ceremony in the Lounge or Library, into reception for your guests. With Wood panelled walls and an original Tudor Fireplace, views of Wales to gaze on whilst dining and a private lounge for coffee following your Wedding Breakfast, this room will perfectly accommodate up to 24 guests.

Following your ceremony for up 75 guests, we would then create the most perfect Wedding Breakfast environment for yourselves in the Tudor Hall enclosed by the beautiful stone walled, dressed in traditional furnishings. With the fire roaring, enjoy up to a 5-course menu with wine and good company galore! For an Evening Reception, will transform into your dancefloor, with the most beautiful bar for you to party the night away!

Come midnight and ‘Congratulations!’ become ‘Goodnights’, should you choose to stay in one of our 27 splendid Bedchambers, each as individual and luxurious as ever, this makes for an unforgettable evening. With 4 poster beds, original features, and a breakfast fit for a King always included, your perfect day doesn’t end; it simply becomes a perfect weekend.

Thornbury Castle at a Glance

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Price Range
From £4000
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Hotel Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 75
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Reception Capacity
Up to 120
27 beautiful and historic Bedchambers through out the Castle 2 Rosette AA award winning Restaurant on-site The option of hiring the Castle & Grounds exclusively for your event 5 separate & individual Ceremony spaces A dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator from Enquiry through to breakfast the morning following your magical Wedding day Exclusive Use of the whole Hotel Pricing Category : LuxuryHas AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 54HistoricCastle View More
LuxuryConfetti PermittedFireworks PermittedOpen Flame PermittedCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseIn House CateringIn House Wine ListSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available PackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationHotelSame-Sex View Less

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There are no silly questions – Please don’t feel embarrassed should you need to ask a question!

Book your registrar whilst you have your perfect Wedding day on hold at Thornbury Castle!

Take time to enjoy your first evening as a married couple! Why not order a Bottle of Champagne for us to take up to your room with a slice of Wedding Cake or two following your fairy-tale day.

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Mr & Mrs Watson
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Dear Charlotte,

Thank you so much for everything you and your team did for us on our Wedding Day and all the months of work before that. Thank you for helping us to have our dream Wedding!

You did so much for us that we will never forget but especially everything you did to help our son, I don't know what we would have done without you. You were amazing and we can't thank you enough, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding co-ordinator.

Lots of Love
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Rowena & Tim
A Great Big Thank You for Everything
To Charlotte,

Thank you for helping make our Wedding dreams come true!
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Mr & Mrs Edwards
To Charlotte & the Staff of Thornbury Castle
Thank you so much for making our day absolutely perfect! Charlotte went above & beyond, we are so grateful for her hard work. You guys pulled off an amazing day!

Thank you again
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Lyn & Mike Shillaber
To Charlotte & all the Castle Team
Mike & Myself would like to Thank you all for making our Wedding Day as perfect, it was everything we had hoped for. You all worked so hard to make our day what it was, and we can't find the words good enough to say how thankful we are.

Many many thanks to the whole castle team, even our friends and family still talk about the fantastic weekend we all had, and it will never be forgotten.
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Dean & Julia Ashfield
We just wanted to say a big thank you
To Charlotte,

We just wanted to say a big Thank you for everything you did to make our Wedding Day so special.

Everyone at Thornbury has been so great but you have made it so special for us.

So, Thank you again, with love,

Dean & Julia x
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Mitchell & Eleanor
Thank you so much
Dear Charlotte & Team, Thank you so much for all your help every step of the way, you were an absolute dream to work with.

Charlotte, thank you so much for just being lovely. And also for your guidance, patience, kindness and advise not just for the day but with my bridal woes!

The day was perfect - For all my planning I ended up being so distracted the day was an enjoyable blur!

Every single member of the team were fantastic too. Down to the early hours of clean up, waving goodbye to Mitchell and I as we took a late stroll. We really would love to come and see you if you would be up for a visit!

Love of love, Ellie & Mitch
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Great Place for a Wedding
From Tripadvisor: We are not accustomed to staying in hotel rooms with a £400+/night price tags but if you are going to spend that sort of money Thornbury castle is a pretty good choice.

Fortunately, for us, we didn't have to pay for our room since we were attending our daughters wedding and as part of the wedding package the hotel includes 6 guest rooms plus the sumptuous bridal suite
Wedding packages are not cheap but given everything that was included in the package we felt that it represented very good value for money for such an upmarket location and Charlotte the wedding coordinator was excellent at ensuring that everything worked perfectly.

Our room was on the ground floor (though it did have a couple of steps) since my wife cant manage stairs and was huge and comfortably furnished, the bathroom was as large as the lounge in our house! In the morning we enjoyed a freshly cooked breakfast with a communal table arranged for the wedding guests


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Luxury Tudor Castle Hotel in Gloucestershire | Thornbury Castle

Step back in time in this extraordinary Tudor castle on the edge of the Cotswolds. This hotel offers the perfect luxurious retreat – combining 500-year-old architecture with sumptuous facilities. Thornbury Castle is a place to de-stress – take a stroll around the manicured lawns and landscaped grounds, book a massage in your own bedchamber and relax over a delicious meal in our exclusive restaurant.


AA Two Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Two Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence


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Thornbury Castle Hotel, Castle Street, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HH

Thornbury Castle

  • Thornbury Castle Hotel
  • Castle Street
  • Thornbury
  • Gloucestershire
  • BS35 1HH
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Charlotte Rhodes

As the Wedding and Event Manager at Thornbury Castle, I have the pleasure of creating the perfect “fairy tale” wedding day for each of our unique couples, tailoring our services to their requests with dedication and pride. Working in such a historic and beautiful Tudor Castle Estate, assisting and delivering a couple’s dream wedding alongside an experienced and professional team, is my own personal dream come true!