Real Life Weddings: Quita and Pete

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


Why did you choose Bowood as your wedding venue?

Bowood is the most stunning setting with magical sunlight during the day, from sunrise to sunset, that captivates everyone. It is also a place that Pete and I spend a lot of time together relaxing in The Spa or enjoying a cocktail in the Shelburne restaurant overlooking the Academy Golf Course. I have been so lucky in the past to be able to watch the Bowood deer herd come out at sundown.

How did you find the planning process?

It was so simple. Our Wedding Co-ordinator listened to what we wanted which was to create an intimate day that was fun and bespoke. They also arranged for us to have our favourite wine (which is local to the area) brought in, adding to our day with her amazing recommendations for the evening party with a local DJ who spent time with us prior to the day planning the evening and our 1st dance. So many of our guests shared with us how they truly had a fun day with the pre-wedding activities. For the day before the wedding, family and friends arrived early to make the most of all that Bowood has to offer. Golf was organised for the Groom (Pete) and Afternoon Tea for the Bride (Quita), and so many of our guests shared with us how they had a truly fun day.

What did you love most about Bowood?

The sunlight at ‘golden hour’ when our amazing photographer captured special, intimate pictures in the grounds of Bowood – a treasured memory full of fun and laughter in an idyllic setting. Also, the attention that the Bowood team gave to our guests. From arrival to departure, they were made to feel very special and welcome.

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

Know what you want and ask for it, be clear in what you want YOUR day to be, and make time to enjoy to the magic of Bowood prior to your day and all it has to offer.

Images by Red Maple Photography

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