Real Life Weddings: Claire and Dan

If you’re thinking of tying the knot here on the beautiful Bowood Estate, read some of Claire and Dan’s special highlights…


Why did you choose Bowood as your wedding venue?

We thought the grounds were stunning and the package was flexible and suited our budget. After being shown around we stayed for brunch and we were really impressed with the quality of the service and the high standard of food. I had stayed at the hotel a few Christmases beforehand and was really impressed with the care and attention the staff gave.

How did you find the planning process?

It was really straight forward and our Wedding Co-ordinator was able to answer my questions really promptly. Even through covid when the venue was shut and through the cancelling and changing dates process, Bowood were extremely helpful and accommodating. I always felt like the venue were looking after us. We wanted a military wedding but we also wanted to make sure the venue knew what that would look like and I felt so confident that they knew how to get this right. Rebecca’s military experiences ensured this could be done to perfection.

What are your favourite moments from the day?

I couldn’t pinpoint a particular moment in the day because it all went so smoothly and was a complete dream of a wedding day.

What did you love most about Bowood?

It felt like we were the only wedding to be taking place that weekend. We were so well looked after and so cared for. Our Wedding Co-ordinators did lots of running around after us and checking on things and it felt like Bowood were hosting us, not us as the couple hosting our guests which made it so relaxing! Everything from a tour for the photographer, to helping sort the music out was just sheer perfection.

What advice would you give to future couples planning their wedding?

Ask all the questions you need to and ask what couples have done before as it’s great for getting new ideas. We saw lots of previous photos of the venue all set up for various weddings and we used this to create our own style for the day.

Images by Hazel Whittall Photography

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