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Types of events at Bowood

All of our Private Event rates include room hire at no extra cost*.

The Bowood Estate has been providing a very warm welcome and wonderful hospitality to guests for nearly 300 years. That’s why your guests will feel so at home and well looked after here. We’re highly experienced as an engagement party venue, with many of our happy couples later tying the knot here.

We have a team of experts ready to look after you and a ‘brigade’ of chefs on hand to prepare you some of the best cooked, freshest, local ingredients in Wiltshire.

Our beautifully designed interiors provide a great backdrop for your event meaning that all you need to worry about is who to invite.

Here are some of the private events that work beautifully at Bowood:

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Bowood is the perfect destination for celebrations of special birthdays and anniversaries in Wiltshire with family and friends. Not many birthday party venues have such an impressive entrance and glorious driveway to greet your guests.

Choose a relaxed barbeque on the sunny terrace, or pre-dinner drinks followed by a buffet or dinner to savour, with no room hire charges (subject to minimum numbers), you can create a truly unique celebration.

For smaller parties we can offer intimate private dining in our Home Farm Suite.

For special occasions you could treat the family to a luxurious escape to Queenwood Lodge – our beautiful 4 bedroom house with atmospheric dining room and sumptuous lounge. Enjoy a round of golf or spa treatment before your own host and chef prepare and serve canapés and dinner for you and your guests.

Did you know you could also hold your child’s birthday in Bowood House and Gardens, see more about children’s birthday parties.


A great place to ‘wet the baby’s head; either over a drinks reception on the terrace with its lovely views, a buffet in the library or a sit down meal in the restaurant – we can tailor the event to suit you. Do call us when you are thinking about christening venues.

Engagement Parties

Share the joy with lunch or an evening reception at Bowood. It might prove a useful ‘dry run’ if you want to get married at Beautiful Bowood as well, we offer some of the most competitive wedding packages in Wiltshire. As engagement party venues go this one is rather special, with inside and outside space and dining options that cater to everyone.

Celebration of Life / Funeral Teas

Celebrate the life of a loved one in the serene surroundings of Bowood Estate, set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, guests can share fond memories and time together in peaceful reflection.

Choose perhaps a traditional afternoon tea or buffet to allow your guests the opportunity to mingle together.

To book a private event or for further information, please call 01249 822 228 or email

*Subject to a minimum spend.



Our stunning Kerry Suite, with its own private terrace and bar area is the perfect venue for your school prom in Wiltshire. Catering for parties of 50-200 guests we have a range of prom packages to suit your students’ event.

Make your pupils prom a night to remember with one of our spectacular prom packages!

Our Prom Packages start from just £27 per person and include:

  • Exclusive use of our Kerry Suite with its own private entrance, bar and outdoor terrace until midnight
  • Arrival mocktail
  • Red carpet and oil burner arrival
  • Table decorations with mirror plates, candelabra and tea lights
  • Dedicated event co-ordinator on hand
  • Free parking
  • Choice of dining – choose from either a Summer barbeque served on our stunning terrace overlooking beautiful English countryside, or enjoy a traditional finger buffet menu served in the Kerry Suite.

If you would prefer something slightly more formal we offer a three course menu from just £35.

Look no further than Bowood when you are looking for memorable prom venues.

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