Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel - Cotswolds

(26 reviews) 26 5
Bondend Lane Upton St Leonards Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 8ED
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About Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel - Cotswolds

Bondend Lane, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester
Gloucestershire, GL4 8ED

We having Late Availibity dates avaliable for May & July 2019 - Contact Alice for more information!

Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, within 12 acres of rolling park and woodland, is the grade II listed Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel. The 18th Century venue combines all the charm of a period gone by with the sophisticated elegance of the modern day.

The hotel is located within easy reach of the bustling town of Cheltenham and city of Gloucester and has plenty of parking onsite; making it ideal for travelling guests and accessing the best local wedding suppliers.

Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you to spend your whole wedding day in one location. We have a choice of two stunning suites; The Lakeside Suite for up to 200 guests and The Ambassador Suite for up to 100.

When it comes to your wedding reception, Bowden Hall offers a wide range of food and drink, allowing you to select a menu guaranteed to impress your guests. Featuring everything from classic favourites to innovative dishes, there is something for every wedding guest.  

We also offer a range of packages to suit different tastes and budgets, drawing food, drink and all of the little details together to create a wedding day with wow-factor. To add to the sense of occasion and exclusivity, you are also guaranteed to be the only wedding at the venue on the day, allowing you to enjoy the hotel and everything it has to offer in privacy and tranquility.

As the festivities draw to a close there’s no need to worry about booking taxis, you and your guests can simply retire to the 72 bedrooms we have on offer. Each room features sleek and stylish contemporary décor with touches such as HD televisions, en suite bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities.

Planning your wedding is an exciting experience and we are on hand to offer help and support to ensure you have the day of your dreams. We have a completely flexible approach to your wedding and will put together a package especially for you, tailoring the details to suit your theme and guest list.

We regularly hold wedding open evening showcases and set up the hotel as it would be on your wedding day, allowing you to see all we have to offer. Our staff are committed to delivering an excellent service, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests. To come and experience it for yourself, get in touch with us directly. 

• Grade II listed Georgian manor house, licensed for civil ceremonies • Variety of suites available, including the newly refurbished Lakeside Suite • Surrounded by 12 acres of beautiful park and woodland, perfect for wedding photos • Can offer wedding exclusivity as the only bridal couple on site on the day • 72 bedrooms, including a stunning four-poster suite • Winners of the Local Wedding Exhibition of The Year - The English Wedding Awards 2017

Facilities at Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel - Cotswolds

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel - Cotswolds Reviews (26)

Incredibly Special Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Charlotte Conolly, on 05 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

We had an incredibly special Wedding Day at Bowden Hall. It was truly a day to remember. The venue and decorations were set out beautifully, the grounds were peaceful, clean and a perfect place for photo's. The food was delicious, our guests had a range of options to choose from and enjoyed a warm hearty meal. Both food and drinks were incredible. The team at Bowden ensured everything went so smoothly and elegantly. Our guests were so impressed and very complementary of the venue and service they received. The day was everything we could have wished for and more. The teams worked incredibly hard, were very tenative, polite and curteous. It's clear how hard the staff work to ensure your day is perfect. Rachel and Alice kept everything to time for us and running the day to absolute perfection. They ensured we had some indivdual time together as a couple and made us feel like royalty. The evening food and entertainment was fantastic, the buffet options were stylish and enjoyed by our guests. The dj did a fantastic set up and made it so easy to select music relevant to us. We recommend Bowden Hall very highly, our day was flawless and perfect- not one thing went wrong. We can't thank Bowden Hall enough they really did make our day so special were fantastic to work with throughout the whole process and kept us updated throughout. From start to finish Bowden Hall were great to work with. We strongly reccomend them to ensure your day is as perfect as ours.

Our Wedding Day
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By Laura Carr, on 05 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Apr 2018

The staff was extremely helpful we were looked after the whole time we stayed and Alice kept us in the loop with everything. It was a brilliant day so thankyou for all your help who was involved and Thank you to Alice you were a god send you were amazing Thank you everyone.

Staff are amazing!
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By Mr & Mrs Castiglione, on 16 May 2017Date of Wedding - 06 May 2017

My beautiful bride and I had our wedding here on Saturday 6th May 2017. Everyone at the hotel were amazing and did absolutely everything to make our day so special. The venue is superb, the staff are amazing and all the trimmings were spot on. I would just like to make a special mention to Becki,Rachel, Elisa,Holly, Mariusz and Oltioh ( sorry about my spelling). You guys were absolutely awesome, thank you so much

We cannot describe how grateful we are
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By Mr & Mrs Stevenson, on 05 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 12 Nov 2016

We would just like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to you and your team at Bowden Hall for making our wedding day so special. From the night before when we checked in, until the morning after when we checked out; everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our guests have also praised you guys to us! The food was fantastic and everyone has told us how much of a great time they have had! Nothing was too much- and that means so much to us. The staff made our wedding day so perfect, everything ran smoothly and was even better than we could have imagined! A massive, whole hearted thank you from us both, words cannot describe how grateful we are!

We had an amazing day!
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By Kerri, on 05 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2016

I just want to again thank you and all the staff at Bowden Hall for making our wedding day so special. We had an absolutely amazing day from start to finish.

Thank you for making our day perfect!
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By Mr & Mrs Brookings, on 05 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

To Becki & Rachel on behalf of myself & my husband we cannot thank you and your staff for making our dream Wedding day Perfect everything went to plan and all the staff were just so helpful and polite and a big thank you to the chef for the wedding breakfast 3 course we had so many compliments look forward to seeing you all in the future at Bowden hall love Mr. & Mrs Brookings X

So many memories
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Wood, on 16 May 2017Date of Wedding - 20 Aug 2016

We got married in August at St Mary's Church in Charlton Kings, who offered a special and truly memorable service. We chose the beautiful Bowden Hall Hotel for our venue, set in 12 acres of land with a stunning lake view. We have so many memories from our day which we will treasure for life. Our highlights from the day include the first glance of each other on the church aisle, our first dance (a mash up of different dance styles and songs) and the breath-taking decoration of the Lakeside Suite. We also had a great wedding band who got the party started and after choosing to have a traditional 3 course delicious wedding breakfast, we opted for an exciting surprise of Dominos pizza for our evening food. Our wedding day was perfect from start to end and we wouldn't change a thing! We even had a sprinkle of good luck rain which added to the fun! Our perfect day would not have been possible without the excellent customer service and attention to detail provided by Becki and the rest of the team at Bowden Hall Hotel.

Had the most fantastic wedding day!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Denley, on 16 May 2017Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2016

Last August we had the most fantastic wedding day. Bowden Hall was a fantastic venue. The buildings, staff and grounds made our day perfect in every way. It was everything we had wished for and more. The bridal party were made to feel so special and nothing was too much trouble. Staff were always on hand if anybody needed them and made the day flow like clockwork. The guests all commented on how beautifully presented the wedding breakfast was and the service. We highly recommend Bowden Hall as your wedding venue - we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Our day was perfect!
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By Mr and Mrs Lipscombe, on 16 May 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2016

Our day was perfect from beginning to end. The stress of all the planning melted away when everyone at the venue sprung into action from early morning. Nothing was too much trouble and the organisation was excellent. We can't thank the staff and suppliers enough for providing a day that we will remember

A Perfect Wedding
Venue Service

By Helen and Tony Chong, on 11 Apr 2016

Our wedding at Bowden Hall on 2nd April 2016 really was perfect in every way. From the moment we settled on Bowden Hall as our venue, the staff cannot have been any more helpful. The planning process was smooth and stress free. The day itself was beautiful. Everything ran according to plan and people where on hand to ensure we really did have the perfect wedding. The food was superb. The venue is stunning. Many guests stayed the night and all had nothing but positive words to say about Bowden Hall and the staff. Would highly recommend.

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By Mr & Mrs nicholl, on 05 Dec 2015

We had our wedding here In November the staff and the venue we're amazing highly recommend it

Amazing Food, Great Atmosphere, Wonderful Staff
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By Anonymous, on 02 Dec 2015

Cannot thak Hannah and Wedding Team enough, amazing food, great atmosphere, wonderful staff. Hannah from beginning to end was amazing nothing was too much trouble, everyone commented on how good the food was, how helpful and kind the team was especially as there was 13 excitable childrens also enjoying themselves. Beautiful Grounds and beautiful looking hotel we would reccomend this hotel highly for any wedding

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