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On since 2012

Last update: July 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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Reviews for Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel

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Raksha Sent on 26/06/2024
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Indian/English fusion dream wedding

We had an Indian/English fusion wedding earlier this year at Bowden Hall and could not recommend this venue enough! It was in a beautiful area and had plenty of rooms for all of our guests to stay. Vicky helped us throughout the whole wedding planning process and no request was ever too much! The communication throughout the process was excellent which was really important to us! We had our Indian wedding ceremony in the Lakeside Suite, with afternoon tea in the lounge, followed by our civil ceremony in the Ambassador Suite, and the reception back in the Lakeside Suite. It was excellent value for money, with such great help and organisation from Vicky and Rachel on the day to help everything run smoothly. Our guests loved the venue, and the Chef, Shaun, was happy to prepare a lovely ample Indian buffet which our guests loved! We really didn't have to worry about a single thing since the team at Bowden Hall had everything under control, and really took care of us and made us feel like VIPs the whole weekend we were there! The venue was stunning as well so we have some beautiful outdoor photos. We would definitely recommend having your wedding here!
Estelle B. Sent on 01/06/2024
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April Wedding

We had the most wonderful, special day! From the moment we decided to change venues due to our previous venue not communicating at all with us, Vicky and Chelsea saved our wedding! They were honestly the most amazing people throughout and probably the reason I was a very chilled out bride! They communicated throughout our planning and no question went un-answered! The day ran smoothly from start to finish with the lovely Rachel helping from the moment I stepped out the wedding car and needing my change of shoes!! To organising when everything was taking place through the day! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day and the food was incredible! The bridal suite is gorgeous, even if we didn't spend much time there after getting to our room about 2am!! But it was the rest we needed after a really spectacular day! Thank you so much for making our wedding dreams everything we ever wanted and more! Estelle and Jonathan xx
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Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel Real Weddings

Coral & Richard
589 photos · 01/09/2023



13 Oct
Open Door

On the day you will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of fizz and canapés. Bowden Hall will be dressed to impress in order to help provide you with inspiration for your own big day and to help provide you with information regarding the latest wedding trends and style ideas.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet their highly recommended suppliers, who will be able to offer professional help and advice for your big day. Many of the suppliers you'll meet on the day will also be offering some exclusive offers only available to people attending this event.

Date: From 13/10/2024 to 13/10/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 14:00
Place: Bondend Lane, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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!

Arrange a show-round with complimentary champagne and get the opportunity to ask all the questions you’re dying to ask.


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