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On since 2012

Last update: March 2024

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel is nestled in the gorgeous Gloucestershire countryside in the South West of England. This stunning four-star wedding venue is a Grade II listed building, and visitors can enjoy an elegant, romantic atmosphere. The Georgian Regency hotel's recent refurbishments have made the interior just as magical as its exterior.

Facilities and capacity

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel boasts several unique ceremony rooms for guests to choose from. Whether you are looking for an intimate affair or a larger celebration, the team will provide you with a romantic space to say 'I do'. The elegant Senate Suite accommodates 25 people, the Ambassador Suite accommodates 30 to 80 people, and the newly refurbished Lakeside Suite accommodates 200 guests. Out in the grounds, couples can take a walk by the lake, explore the woodlands, and enjoy the 12 acres of scenic parkland.

Services offered

The venue's professional team is on hand every step of the way to guarantee a dream wedding for every couple. To-be-weds can work with a personal wedding executive who knows exactly how to create a beautiful, personalised celebration. This experienced professional will ensure a big day that's as joyful and individual as your relationship is.


Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel is conveniently located on the outskirts of Gloucester and Cheltenham, near the M5 motorway. Its location is ideal for wedding guests travelling from further afield, yet despite its great transport links, it still feels like a countryside idyll. The unique grace of this venue, combined with the attentiveness of its staff, makes it a wonderful space for any wedding.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Meet the Team

Vicky Ferguson
Vicky Ferguson
Wedding & Events Sales Executive

Hello, I’m Vicky. I’m a wedding planner based at the hotel. I’m here to help you plan your wedding day, relaxed and stress free!

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