In the past, we’ve been very privileged to have had the opportunity to host a number of exclusive weddings here at Bowood. Over the years, we have become incredibly proud of our team and the attention to detail which goes into making each happy couples special day unique and one of a kind.
Due to this, we have accumulated a wealth of recommendations and feedback from our newlyweds and we’d love to use this opportunity to share this with you. Feel free to read about their experiences. All of our testimonials have been written word for word or adapted from detailed surveys completed after our couples’ big days.
“It will forever be our special place. The grounds are stunning, the food is incredible and the staff and their customer service is amazing. You feel as though you’re part of the Bowood family.”
“Our guests were so relaxed and well looked after. Nothing was too much to ask. The food was incredible too! My only regret was not eating more of it!”
“I can’t imagine having our wedding anywhere but Bowood and none of the other venues even came close to it.”
“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.”
‘We would just like to send an email to you all to thank you for everything you did for our wedding. Ellen thank you for coordinating it all and helping our dream become a reality on the day. Thank you to Ellen and Rebecca for the smooth running of the day and being available for help when needed, especially for the first aid for my Maid of Honour's toe after the Conga line! Thank you to all the reception, reservation, and hotel staff for everything leading up to the day, on the day and after, as we had a few people leave bits behind."Clarice & Charlie, September 2023
Absolutely fantastic, everything ran smoothly and we could not have wished for a better venue. Staff where amazing and so helpful. So glad that we choose this venue we could not have wished for a better day."Jess & Josh, August 2023
"We wanted to say thank you again for the amazing day you helped us create, we couldn't have imagined it going better and everyone's comments on how romantic watching fireworks in the rain was. so not even the rain could spoil the day! Yourself, Rebecca and the rest of the team were just superb. I imagined myself running around like crazy on the morning of the wedding, but I couldn't believe how relaxed and at ease you all made me feel with the preparation and just taking care of things. Thank you so much."Mr & Mrs Saunders, July 2023
"Everyone at Bowood involved in our wedding was truly amazing from the planning all the way through to the day. Ellen, our coordinator, was brilliant, so helpful and nothing was a problem, even with our guests with many, many dietary issues! She was always in contact when we had questions or worries about the day. She was very friendly, professional and put us totally at ease during the wedding planning process. The day itself was perfect. We were so anxious about the day and how it was going to run with the chaotic windy, rainy, weather but we needn't of worried. Rebecca was brilliant, she ran the whole day around us and adjusted the schedule so we could have a little time to ourselves, get photos over in the hotel, and even some outside when the weather broke after our wedding breakfast. She was lovely, and always had a big smile on her face but very professional and organized. She made sure all we had to do was turn up, smile, and enjoy the day, which we really did. All of the staff at the Bowood Hotel are excellent. Many of our guests mentioned Ben behind the bar and how great he was. The girls behind the reception were so friendly and happy to help us all weekend, they took us back and forth from the hotel to the Kerry suite on our wedding day and drove us around in a golf buggy to get photographs. Seb was also very helpful and friendly. The whole weekend of our stay we felt like celebrities with all staff we spoke to knowing us by name! We couldn't fault a thing and can't praise everyone involved in our wedding enough. It just goes so quickly and we wish we could relive it all. It was the best day ever."James & Bekki, July 2023
"Where to begin.. our wedding day was the most relaxed, comfortable and beautiful day and the team at Bowood, Ellen and Rebecca raised the bar for expectations. It was the fourth and best place we visited when we started our wedding planning. As soon as we stepped foot on the grounds, it was a very easy yes from us. The landscape made it feel familiar. Getting married in the heart of Spring, yes please was our top priority! Whilst Bowood accommodate for many types of weddings and all year round, we wanted something in spring as we enjoy the warmer cooler months and wanted the summertime feeling with fun festivities and to say they delivered, is an understatement. It honestly was a case of showing up on the day and everything was done for us to an immaculate and beautiful standard. You can see how much Ellen and Rebecca thrive in what they do, the passion and love that goes into their work is something never seen before and we are eternally grateful to them for curating and delivering our special day. One that we will truly never forget. The whole process of coordinating the wedding with the team was relaxed. They brought our vision to life, they are a very easy team to trust. I could break each section down but it would be pointless because all elements of atmosphere, the property and grounds, the food, the smell, the joyous energy, the magic they create, the dedicated duo that are Ellen and Rebecca, everything gets five stars from us. Wedding’s are overwhelming but the pace and relaxed manner of Bowood just puts you right at ease. Somehow they make it feel like home away from home with a sparkle of magic and a whole lot of love. A core memory we will cherish forever. Thank you."Karla & Tenga, May 2023