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Thornbury Castle

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Thornbury Castle is a five-star deluxe Relais and Chateaux Tudor castle in the heart of Gloucestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Steeped in history, Thornbury Castle boast a unique and magical setting perfect for a fairy-tale wedding. Whether you're looking for a grand showstopper on your big day allowing you exclusive use of the whole castle and its grounds, or a more intimate celebration with a handful of loved ones, Thornbury Castle offers packages to suit all requirements and dreams. 

Recently awarded a Traveller's Choice Award 2024 from Tripadvisor, Thornbury Castle is now in the top 10% of hotels in the world, based on traveller's reviews and ratings collected over the past year. 

With luxurious furnishings sympathetic to the time at which Henry VIII reigned, who was incidentally a previous guest of the castle, the dining rooms, lounges, and bedchambers, not to mention the exquisitely maintained gardens, will provide the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable day!

Set in the South Gloucestershire countryside, on the edge of the Cotswolds, and conveniently located within an hour of Bristol and Bath, Thornbury Castle is easily accessible via a short drive from the M4/M5 motorways, Bristol Temple Meads, and Bristol Parkway railway stations. Bristol International Airport is also less than an hour away, making it hassle-free for both local and international guests. While the castle envelops you in an atmosphere of history, luxury, and boutique elegance, the nearby small market town of Thornbury is just a five-minute walk away, ensuring all your last-minute essentials are within easy reach. 

Thornbury Castle ensures your wedding day is as unique as your love story, offering a fully bespoke day and access to a comprehensive selection of trusted suppliers. From florists to entertainment companies, photographers, activity providers, linen and furniture hire, the castle's dedicated team of wedding planners support you on your journey, and can help bring your vision to life, taking care of much of the organisation so that you can relax and enjoy the whole experience. 

What sets Thornbury Castle apart as a wedding destination is its ability to create timeless moments that you'll never want to end, to make the outside world melt away for every bride, groom and guest that gathers to celebrate, to conjure a singularly unforgettable experience; a sense of romance in every photo taken, every dish served, every dance enjoyed. Thornbury Castle offers the perfect setting in which to do this. The timeless grandeur of its exteriors and the luxuries that lie within evoke something rooted in history and inspired by a love story all at once. 

Dating back to 1510 Thornbury Castle was once the honeymoon destination to none other than Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and boasts a history that few other English hotels can match. 

What could be more perfect than waking up in the castle on your wedding day? a complimentary bridal suite is included the night before. Enjoy breakfast in bed and bring all your bridesmaids together for hair and makeup with a bucks fizz. 

Suites have everything you need to start your special day in style, with a wealth of space for your photographer to capture those special moments. Say 'I do' in a totally unique setting that's perfect for you. Choose between the elegant large church adjacent to the castle, timeless rose garden with a quaint gazebo, historic Tudor hall, or intimate library. The experienced wedding team can discuss the best options for your party size. 

Sit down as a newly married couple to enjoy a three-course wedding breakfast with all your loved ones. Delicious menus are created by the head chef using the freshest of ingredients, many of which are grown in the castle's own kitchen garden and served with the perfect wine pairings. 

Seating up to a maximum of 70 guests, the Tudor hall is a beautiful historic backdrop with it's own private bar and late license.

Boasting 26 luxurious bedchambers guests are encouraged to stay overnight (with preferential rates) and experience the true magic of the castle, which will extend the party into the next day and beyond. Weddings requiring evening entertainment are priced to include 12 bedrooms as part of the package. 

Every individual room in the castle is as unique as the history it is built on, as contemporaneously luxurious as a modern-day retreat should be. Standard Deluxe rooms (indeed, all the rooms) boast iconic period details alongside lavishly realised bathrooms and furnishinigs. The more singular suites - from that once stayed in by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, to the Catherine of Aragon Tower Suite that can only be reached by a spiralling stone staircase - ensure a stay that will live long in the memory.

The award-winning gardens and castle exterior offer the most unique backdrop to capture photographs of your special day. Talk to the team about the various options such as the original castle walls, wildflower garden, yew tree topiary, and pretty rose garden.

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