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Wedding Testimonials

Read some of our Wedding couple’s reviews of their special day at Bowood


Thank you so much for being our Bowood wedding coordinator, it was so lovely that we had  someone that was passionate and genuinely excited for us to help us plan our big day. You did such an amazing job and we can’t thank you and the team enough for how smoothly everything went.

Natalie and Dan

21st July 2017

To all the staff at Bowood,

Thank you for making our wedding day so perfect. All the staff were great and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Mr and Mrs Tasker

22nd April 2017

To the Bowood Team,

Thank you so so much for making our day amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day which was all thanks to your hard work. We really appreciate all you did for us and our craxzy requests!

Mr and Mrs Mawbey

April 2017

Please pass on our ‘thanks’ to those that helped make our daughters wedding as perfect as could be on 31st March. Your service was outstanding and your attention to detail was amazing. Thank you for all your hard work, it was much appreciated by us all.

Mr and Mrs Kemp

3rd April 2017

We quite simply had the best day of our lives and a lot of that was down to the efficiency of you and all the staff. All of our friends and family have commented on how organised the day was and were all extremly complimentary of the Bowood Hotel.

Mr and Mrs Lewis

7th August 2015

Our wedding was AMAZING and everything went to plan and really was perfect! Everyone has complemented us on the venue, grounds and especially the food!!!

Thank you again for everything

Mr and Mrs Prudhoe

8th May 2015

I would just like thank Bowood for a wonderful day on Sunday. The day was lovely and went so smoothly. It will be a day I’ll never forget, thank you so much.

Mr and Mrs Murden

 3rd May 2015

Jade / Hannah

I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say a huge thank you on behalf of Elaine and myself for everything you did to make our special day fantastic.

From start to finish everything was seamless.  Our guests were blown away by the hotel, the grounds and especially the staff.  Please pass on our thanks to Arno and the team who did an amazing job with delivering the day as smoothly as they did.

I cannot thank you enough. We had the perfect day and will remember it forever as the best venue we could have chosen to make our day even more special.

Best regards

Mr Lawrenson

6th September 2014

Hi Jade,

I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for your help and planning leading up to the day and to the team on Sunday – they were faultless and made everything run so smoothly! The room looked beautiful and food amazing!

Many thanks

Mr & Mrs Brooks!!

24th August 2014


 Everything was perfect! It was far more spectacular than I ever could have dreamt! Arno and Hansi, well all staff actually, were exceptionally attentive and really made everyone enjoy the night. The fireworks and ice went off without a hitch and it was a mad success!!! Attached 3 pics for you to enjoy – including a very happy father of the bride in the centre!!!

So many thanks,

Mrs Espindola

23rd August 2014

To Jade and all the lovely Bowood Staff!

Thank you all for making our wedding day so perfect and enjoyable for everyone. We had a fantastic day and night.

Thank you to you all

Mr and Mrs Mullings

15th August 2014

Hi Jade,

Ed and I had such a fantastic wedding yesterday. It was absolutely perfect. We just wanted to write to you before we go away later today to let you know how thrilled we were with it all. Arno was brilliant and so were the chaps who were serving us drinks and the meal.  The food was perfectly cooked and extremely good. We wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Thank you again for being the best wedding organiser ever and to Hannah.

From a previously very scared bride!

Amanda and Ed

15th June 2014

Thank you to all that you did to make our wedding day run so smoothly. It was absolutely perfect. Sorry if I drove you mad at all.

Please thank Arno, Hansie and all the other staff that were fantastic. I have had so many lovely comments about the venue, service and food, both the wedding breakfast and hog roast.

Mr and Mrs Arthur

23rd May 2014

Hi Hannah,

I thought I would drop you a quick email to thank you for all your help with our wedding last weekend.

We had an amazing day and all our guests commented on what a wonderful venue Bowood is and how professional all the staff are.

All are expectations were exceeded and we would not haw wanted anything to have been done differently.

Please can you pass on our thanks to Arno and the team. You are all an asset to the Bowood estate.

Thank you once again, we will treasure this forever.

Kind regards

Emma Millar. (Yey….. Finally)

Noyes and Millar

8th March 2014

Thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts towards making our wedding day so special.

We both had a wonderful and perfect day and we were so glad that we picked Bowood as our wedding venue. We really cannot fault the venue, staff, service, food and hotel, it was fantastic and every little detail was covered by the expert wedding team.

Thank you so much for helping us to create the most magical and treasured memories.

Thank you again and very best wishes.

Mr and Mrs Stainer

December 2013

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Sunday. The service, food, organisation and decor was flawless. Everyone commented how service was always given with a smile with all of your staff. Could not fault anything Hannah. Andrew and I were able to relax and enjoy the day with no worries.

Laura and Andrew xx

Cunningham and Wilson

8th December 2013

Many thanks for all your help over the last year to make our wedding day dreams come true.

The Venue and service is all we wanted and more and we could not have asked for anywhere better to have our special day and everything you have done is much appreciated.

Mrs and Mrs Bowden

23rd November 2013

I attended the wedding of Mr and Mrs Miflin Friday 22nd November. I did not get a chance on the day but would like to pass on my thanks to all involved at the Kerry Suite. Such courteous and attentive staff, wonderful venue and the meal was absolutely fantastic, what a chef. The presentation was amazing and the service second to none. Well done to everyone and thank you very much for making a wonderful wedding venue for us.

Mr and Mrs Miflin

22nd November 2013

I can’t thank you and all of the staff at Bowood enough for the amazing job you all did for our wedding. The staff on the day were incredible they couldn’t do enough for us and the guests. Everyone asked us to pass on their thanks to them. The food was delicious and guests were still talking about the duck the next day.

My brother wanted to make a special thanks to Arno (hope that is the correct spelling) who went out of his way to cater to us.

The venue looked amazing and I can’t wait for the photos. We were so lucky with the weather but I think that it was the venue and staff that really made our day so perfect.

Thank you Hannah for all your hard work in the planning of the wedding and answering all my millions of questions. I really can’t begin to thank you enough.

A lady in the spa the next day asked if we would recommend Bowood as a place to get married and you can be assured that we said 100% we would.

We couldn’t find a single fault with the service.

Thank you so much and please pass on our thanks to all the staff who truly did help make our wedding the best day of our lives.

Best wishes

G x

Mr and Mrs Griffiths

15th November 2013

We had such a lovely Wedding day and can’t thank you and your team enough for all your help and effort. Things seemed to run so smoothly and everyone had a great time!

We noticed all the attention to detail that the team provided and this made all the difference.
Thank you so much!
I will send you some pics when I have sorted through them!
Once again, thank you so much, we had an amazing time!

Patton and Rake

9th November 2013

Thank you so much for all your hard work in making Gavin and Catherine’s day so special.We all had a wonderful time in such a beautiful setting.

We were also pleased that the weather stayed fine for the photographs.
Thanking you and your staff once again for a lovely day!

Mr and Mrs Price

26th October 2013

Just wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding day go so smoothly. We had the most amazing day and so many guests commented on what a great venue, how lovely the food was (best wedding food ever as one guest said) and how nice all the staff were.

Thanks again and happy Christmas.

Mr and Mrs Fletcher

19th October 2013

Thank you so much for everything you did in the run up and on the day of our wedding on 12th October.

We had the most fantastic day and couldn’t have asked for it to go any better. My childhood dreams of how my wedding would be absolutely came true that day.
Thank you again

Mr and Mrs Macdonald

12th October 2013

Thank you so much to all the staff at Bowood for giving us the best day of our lives! It was honestly so amazing and all the staff were so good to us and organised everything so well.  It was brilliant to be able to let go, relax and see the hotel bring together all the details we had been planning for so long – so we could just enjoy it all!  All the help in the run up to the days was also fantastic!

The venue looked amazing – from the feeling of driving up the grand driveway as the morning sun shone through the trees, to the grounds themselves and the Kerry Suite.  The room was set up perfectly for the ceremony – really special, and all the personal photos and bits and bobs I had provided were set out beautifully (and I am a control freak)  The room change went smoothly so after our photographs I was delighted to see all the tables and cake ready for us.  The meal was delicious and we were really looked after by the Master of Ceremonies.

Finally, the evening party went off with a bang and again I did not have to worry about a thing other than having fun with my friends and family (and I appreciate the staff patience with some of Dan’s more boisterous friends!).

Our guests have been so complimentary about the venue, food and staff and hotel and some have said it was the best wedding ever!  I would not hesitate in recommending Bowood for a wedding or special occasion.

28th September 2013

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you and all the staff did at Bowood for our wedding on the weekend. We had such an amazing day and everything seemed to Just go so perfectly.

Thank you again for all your hard efforts and everything that went in to preparing our amazing day. All of our guests said how amazing Bowood was and what a brilliant job you had done with the ceremony and reception room, including the evening set up too. All the guests that stayed said they loved the rooms at the hotel and were well looked after. We really enjoyed staying in the honeymoon suite and they had decorated it so nicely after Toms mum had brought some bits and pieces.

We will be sure to recommend Bowood to our friends in the future and we enjoyed it so much that we are going to come back for a 1 year anniversary to relive the fantastic time we had.

Many thanks and best wishes.

The new Mr and Mrs Lowe

21st September 2013 

Just wanted to say thanks very much for all your help and support with the wedding on the 30th of August, it went as planned and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Please pass on our thanks to Hansi and everyone else who helped with the day. We had a wonderful day, as did our guests and had an amazing hunnymoon!

Look forward to seeing you again soon sometime on our travels back to Bowood!

Mr and Mrs Thew

August 2013

Thank you so much for your email. It really was the most perfect day. I would not change a thing. Nick and I had so much fun and the staff at Bowood and yourself were amazing!! You really did play a big part in our special day. The weather held as well which was a great bonus.

The fire evacuation caused some excitement  and added to our day.  I will always remember it , as well as the DJ played the wrong wedding song then changed it and the wedding car not starting so I went to church in a land rover!!!. All makes my memories perfect.

The venue looked amazing with the flowers and the cake, I was so happy as I say everything was perfect. We have had compliments saying that it looked lovely and Bowood was the perfect choice , which it really was. So I hope we did your venue proud too. The feedback I would give to you and the team of staff is simply keep doing what you do, everyone was polite and helpful and the food was fantastic ( I will be coming again) and even when there was a fire drill it was so fast and quiet and no big deal.
Thanks Hannah once again


We have just returned from a relaxing honeymoon and the memory of our wonderful day is still vivid, exciting and fresh in our hearts and minds!

Our wedding day was truly amazing and we enjoyed absolutely every single minute of it…the room looked beautiful and we never needed to worry about anything at any time because you and Hansi had it all under perfect control.

Thank you so much for making our day that special and unforgettable…all of our friends and family commented on what a beautiful venue and great service you provided…in fact – so much so that our friends Ash and Jason got engaged on the night, outside the front doors whilst the Zoots played “Summer of 69″!
All the best for the future…we’ll send a picture when they come back!”

Mr and Mrs Barker

July 2013

It went really well on the day (thanks to you and the team!), we couldn’t have wished for a better day. I think all the guests had fun, and I apologise if you are still finding bits of nerf bullets around the place! (Yes, I will admit to buying them for Sam…) I cannot tell you enough how happy we were on the day and considering everything only have 2 regrets:

1. We both forgot to eat a bacon roll! People keep telling me how amazing they were, and when we got back to the suite neither of us could sleep as we were still on a high from everything and our tummies were rumbling.

2. We both wished we could stay an extra night in the hotel! The suite was gorgeous, and the breakfast was divine. By the time we got back to the room, and then to leave before checkout we feel like we didn’t fully get a chance too truly appreciate the facilities.

We wouldn’t have changed a single thing.”

Mrs and Mrs Bromley

April 2013


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