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The British Wedding Awards


We are thrilled to have been awarded Best UK Wedding Venue at The 2015 British Wedding Awards. The awards ceremony was held at The Tower Hotel, London and the votes cast were all from our wonderful couples and their guests. 

The Wedding Industry Awards



Berkeley Castle was nominated for the Wedding Industry Awards 2014 in the categories of ‘Best Wedding Venue’ and ‘Best Wedding Coordinator at a venue’. We were thrilled to be nominated for the awards and made it through to the Regional Finals. We were privileged to have seen the casting votes from Brides and Grooms and we were overwhelmed by the beautiful comments they made.

General Comments

“Berkeley Castle is the most amazing venue. We couldn’t picture getting married anywhere else - it is the true fairy tale. Picturesque grounds, historical great hall, options for wet and sunny weather and the photo opportunities are endless. We felt like part of the family with such a personal touch.”

“I am from the UK but live in Australia. It was extremely difficult planning our wedding from so far away. The staff at Berkeley castle were fantastic. They made the process a whole lot easier, and were incredibly helpful and attentive both on the day of our wedding and throughout the planning process.”

“Beautiful dramatic castle. We loved that we could pop in the night and morning before to finalise a few details - it didn’t feel like you were in and out and the venue was onto the next wedding. Plus everything was included in the price - rooms, staff, wedding night accommodation and taxi there!”

“Berkeley Castle is an absolutely stunning venue. Our interaction with Pippa was excellent from the start and nothing was ever too much trouble. She was always on email to answer any questions and on the day she ensured everything went perfectly. All of our guests were overwhelmed by the venue.”

“Berkeley Castle is honesty the perfect venue for those looking for a fairy-tale wedding. The history, the size, the location and the character all combine to create an incredibly impressive venue with a charming feel to it. Long may it stay in the Berkeley family!”

“A beautiful venue with a wealth of history in the countryside, what more could you want. There were options for whether the weather was good or bad, there was flexibility in terms of use of rooms, room layout, tours put on for the guests at no extra cost. Just an amazingly accommodating venue.”

“The perfect wedding venue! Would not of changed it for the world!”

Why They Booked

“Nowhere else was comparable for friendliness, flexibility, intimacy, and historical luxury. This was the first venue we visited, and we spent the next few days visiting others to effectively prove that we had done a comprehensive survey - it was still by far the best! It is also completely weather-proof, and allowed us choose a winter date which fitted in perfectly with our honeymoon destination plans and work stresses. In fact it was a beautiful crisp day without a cloud in the sky, but we would have had an equally good time in torrential rain. The rooms are magnificent, complete with galleries and beautiful tapestries. It was altogether faultless in our venue evaluation!”

“Berkeley Castle is a diamond in the rough. The location is superb with amazing views. The castle has the spectacle of medieval pageantry uniquely mixed with a homely feel so that the reception is intimate yet extravagant. The castle also has a wealth of history and this makes you feel special as your wedding day has taken place in a site of so many important pieces of history.”

“Our attraction to Berkeley Castle was its authenticity, and the history behind the castle. The rooms were impressive, especially the great hall - intimate but also incredibly grand. The grounds surrounding the castle are also stunning and were a great photo opportunity. We could also tell from the onset that the venue was really well run by the wedding events department.”

“Pippa the wedding co-ordination was amazing and we felt confident in her and the support she offered, plus we fell in love with the uniqueness and history the castle offered which was incomparable to every other venue we saw. Berkeley was by far and away the most welcoming and flexible, as well as beautiful venue and we loved every second of our wedding day there. The whole team at Berkeley are amazing."

Wedding Co-ordinator Comments

“Pippa was absolutely fantastic! She was great before the wedding - it felt like nothing was a problem. On the day she was incredible - completely unflappable - even when the sound system didn’t work a few hours before! I’m a control freak but with Pippa there I just relaxed and had fun!”

“If you look up "going the extra mile" in the dictionary there should be a picture of Pippa Crossman. She surpassed all expectations to be nothing more than the perfect organiser. Enthusiastic but not overbearing, personable and consultative, she was the expertise we needed to organise our special day”

“Pippa was the epitome of perfection in all the help she gave my husband and I leading to the big day and to the end of that day. Recommendations from the ’Little White Book’ were perfect and included money saving tips. Nothing was too much trouble and the day itself was seamless.”

“Pippa was without doubt one of the strongest pulls to choosing Berkeley. We loved her. She was attentive, genuine and pleasant but best of all intelligent and listened to us both (unlike others we met who thought it would be all about the bride!) and she got to know us and took all the pressure off.”

“From our first enquiry into the venue, to the last call before leaving the day after the wedding, Pippa was there throughout the process to organise, advise and add the finishing touches. She would work despite being ill, take calls despite her days off, all to ensure we were able to organise our wedding exactly the way the wanted it. Her suggestions were thoughtful and we trusted her experience and expertise which essentially meant we got the wedding we dreamed of! She is well regarded by her suppliers and I understand why. I assume she delivers fantastic weddings week by week and for that reason she deserves to be recognised with an award. The experience and service from start to finish was impeccable! Good luck Pippa!”



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