Top 5 Wedding Venues in Gloucestershire
We sometimes get asked by wedding suppliers and friends our opinion on the top wedding venues in the UK. So we thought we'd make a list. This list features just some of our preferred wedding venues in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds and is from our perspective as wedding videographers. Of course we may be a little biased towards those that help us to make the best wedding videos possible...
The following are just our opinion based upon our experiences at wedding venues throughout Gloucestershire. We'll be adding to the list as we visit more places and create more wedding videos.
Clearwell Castle is a stunning Castle location deep in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Clearwell was always going to make the list as my own wedding took place there so of course it holds fond memories for me. As wedding videographers we have shot some truly lovely weddings at Clearwell Castle. What makes it such a good venue for us is not only the fact that it's a castle, but also the space. There are so many rooms; the bedrooms are large and the ceremony hall is spacious. I know that sounds dull but space is so important for us. As discrete wedding videographers we like to be in the background; Clearwell's spacious rooms let us do just that.
Clearwell Castle is now one of the most popular wedding venues in Gloucestershire but has a history dating back to 1727. It's a great example of Gothic revival architecture and was the first neo-gothic mansion to be built in England. It's located in Gloucestershire, 20 minutes from the Severn Crossing and 25 minutes from Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester.
We have a few upcoming weddings at Clearwell Castle in 2014 and are very much looking forward to creating some fantastic wedding videos for our couples at a truly impressive wedding venue.
Great Tythe Barn
The Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury, Gloucestershire makes our list for a number of reasons. We shot our first wedding video at the Great Tythe Barn back in 2012 and it was such a great experience that we're disappointed we haven't been back since. The day we filmed was a very hot day and I think that the barn is probably best when you can get outside and explore the grounds. There's nice open spaces , places to walk and the farmyard surrounding really helps to create a countryside feel. It also gives us the odd animal to shoot (with a camera).
The barn itself is large and suitably rustic. It also has nice balcony spaces which is great for guests to escape the dancefloor and great for us to get some different angles of the ceremony and first dance.
Lower Slaughter Manor
Lower Slaughter Manor is a luxury hotel situated in the pretty village of Lower Sluaghter. We've made something like 5 wedding videos at Lower Slaughter Manor and it's always a pleasure filming there. The staff are superb and the church next door has one of the nicest Reverends you are ever likely to meet.
Lower Slaughter appeals to me because the inside is so warm, cosy and comfortable. It's such a relaxing place and the weddings that take place there always have a chilled vibe. It's amazing how a venue can change the atmosphere of a wedding.
Berkeley castle is one of the most historical and magnificent wedding venues in Gloucestershire. Dating back to the 12 Century the buildings and setting makes it a truly memorable place and when you have a wedding there the castle and grounds are exclusively yours for the day. From the Great Hall to the intimate drawing room to the outside gardens it has a variety of stunning locations and the spacious and picturesque rooms make for fabulous photo and filming opportunities.
We are filming a number of weddings at Berkeley Castle in 2014, so watch this space for some wedding video highlights.
There are a great deal more wedding venues in Gloucestershire where we'll hopefully be creating wedding videos for couples soon. We're looking forward to filming weddings at all of the venues below and I'm sure there are plenty more we're yet to hear of...
Barnsley House, Lords of the manor, Cripps Barn, Elmore Court, Cowley Manor, Cotswold 88 Hotel and many more..