Venues Thornbury Castle
Thornbury Castle
  • One of the UK's most romantic venues
  • Magnificent early Tudor architecture
  • Available for all-inclusive, exclusive-use weddings
  • Dedicated wedding planner
  • Double AA rosette-winning cuisine
  • 27 characterful guest bedrooms
  • Luxurious in-room spa treatments
  • Ideal location for relaxing Hen weekends

Situated on the western fringe of the picturesque Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, this impressive Grade I-listed Tudor castle is an ideal location for exceptionally magical wedding ceremonies and receptions.

During its remarkable 500-year history, previous visitors to this magnificent castle include Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Queen Mary.

About

As you'd expect, this magical Tudor castle is immersed in history. King Henry VIII commissioned the building in 1510 and, a few years after, revisited with his second wife Anne Boleyn. Later on, in the 1550s, Queen Mary also resided at Thornbury for several years during her brief reign.

To this day, Thornbury Castle still retains many features of the original 16th-century edifice. Magnificent coats-of-arms, tapestries and beautiful paintings adorn the walls, and the majority of the beautiful chambers and bedrooms contain roaring log fires.

The castle offers three stunning rooms licensed to host civil marriage and partnership ceremonies for up to 70 guests, plenty of space for larger evening reception parties, and 27 breathtaking bedchambers, each with its own individual design and decor.

Catering is produced and served by a team of double AA rosette-winning chefs, and the wide-ranging selection of sumptuous menus can be further customised to meet your every requirement.

Facilities

Thornbury Castle has three areas licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies:-

The Library

This intimate room is perfect for civil ceremonies owith your close friends and family.

Ceremony capacity - 18 guests.

The Lounge

This beautiful wood-panelled chamber, features an authentic Tudor fireplace and scenic views out onto the walled garden.

Ceremony Capacity - 24 guests

The Tudor Hall

The exposed stonework walls of the atmospheric early 16th-century Great Hall are decorated with imposing tapestries.

Ceremony capacity - 70 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 70 guests

Reception capacity - 120 guests

For a truly memorable day, why not hire the castle exclusively and feel like royalty for the day?

Catering

Created from fine, fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, all of Thornbury Castle's two AA rosette-winning and artistically presented wedding menus can be customised to your every requirement.

The castle has received The Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence' for its extensive wine-list, some examples from which are produced directly from the venue's very own vineyard!

Example Menu

Starter

  • Foie Gras and Truffle Terrine, Apple and Sultana Chutney, Toasted Brioche
  • Cerviche of Orkney Scallops, Chilli and Lime Dressing, Crispy Soft-Shelled Crab, Coriander Cress
  • Duo of Quail, Braised Leg, Roasted Breast, Herb Puree, Pancetta

Main Course

  • Poached and Roasted Monkfish Tail, wrapped in Pancetta, Crayfish and Crab Risotto, Braised Shallots
  • Duo of Hereford Beef Slow cooked Featherblade, Roasted Fillet, Boulongere Potato, Red Wine Jus
  • Roasted Cannon of Lamb, Dauphinoise Potato, Celeriac Puree, Green Beans, Rosemary Jus
  • Poached Wild Bass, Stuffed with Coriander Crushed Potato, Mixed Peppers, White Wine Veloute

Dessert

  • Pear and Almond Tart, Clotted Cream Ice-Cream, Raspberry Coulis
  • Iced Berry Parfait, White Chocolate Foam, Marinated Fruits
  • Collection of Chocolate, Parfait, Warm Brownie, Cheesecake, Sorbet

Special Offers

Seasonal wedding offers and packages available

Send over an enquiry to arrange a viewing of this majestic Tudor castle - use the contact buttons to the right of this listing.

Address
Thornbury Castle
Castle Street
Thornbury
Gloucestershire
BS35 1HH

Reviews

  • Lizzie & Frank Armstrong

    After getting married at Thornbury Castle two years ago (which was incredible!), we returned for our wedding anniversary yesterday. We stayed in the Henry Viii suite, which is huge and opulent, with an amazing 4 poster bed, walk in wardrobe and Jacuzzi bath. There was even an anniversary card waiting for us, along with a special complimentary pudding with dinner, adorned with the words 'Happy Anniversary'. Such a special experience! Our meal last night was delicious, as was the afternoon tea we decided on today. The staff are so attentive and friendly here - they really do go the extra mile to make your stay special. I cannot recommend Thornbury Castle highly enough - we will definitely be back again! Thank you for making our stay so memorable!

  • Jeff Moore

    The castle was beautiful, the service impeccable, food delightful. We stayed as part of our honeymoon, and Thornbury treated us with every courtesy, an amazing meal, and the best room in the house. My wife and I have decided that next time we're in the UK we must go back, and for more than just one night. In a word: Magnificent.

  • Richard & Philip

    Your effort, support and attention to detail are beyond compare. Every one of our guests has subsequently told us that our wedding was the best they had ever been to...and we agree!

  • Sarah & Adam

    Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It was perfect. Thank you to the chefs – all our guests thought that the food was exceptional – particularly the beef!

  • Fiona Sheehan

    The friendly and professional staff at Thornbury Castle helped to make our wedding day perfect! Everything was looked after and the staff even learnt our names! They were attentive and made the day run smoothly.

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