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Rowton Castle

Shrewsbury, Shropshire View map Visit website
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Starting at £1,995
Up to 150 Guests

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Within the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Rowton Castle is a highly desirable wedding destination. As you approach the breath-taking venue, allow the view of the grand Grade II listed castle capture your imagination as you picture your big day.

Rowton Castle is an "Exclusively Yours" wedding venue, independently owned and managed for over 24 years, with an in-house team to take care of every detail for you. With its superior, traditional style and elegant atmosphere, Rowton offers the perfect location for a small, romantic service or an extravagant, lavish celebration. For civil ceremonies, our grand Cardeston Suite boasts gothic character with unbeatable, ornate original features; beautiful when bathed in natural light, the suite is the perfect spot in which to say your vows. Alternatively, if you would like your ceremony within the grounds of the castle, our Linden Belvedere Roman-style structure has pride of place, a beautiful setting surrounded by rolling countryside for the most romantic of settings. For a very intimate occassion, our cosy Jaci Vianna Room is decorated in 18th Century style.

The 17 stunning acres of land are a picturesque vision of English country gardens. With walled gardens and woodlands, hidden ponds and orchard, the scenery is a charming setting for photographs, enhanced further as the evening sun sets.

Our accommodation options are sophisticated and beautifully finished. Our Tower House is available for the night before the big day with three en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to 6 people offering opulent luxury! The spacious Orchard Suite for the following morning has been designed with bridal preparation in mind, with convenient beauty counters. For the first night of married life, you can enjoy our sublime Honeymoon Suite. Elegantly decorated, the room is a peaceful, private retreat from the busy day complete with a stunning four-poster bed. Your overnight guests are not forgotten and can retire to one of our luxury en-suite bedrooms within the castle.

All these elements are included with any wedding booking Rowton Castle - an Exclusive Wedding Venue offering an Inclusive Pricing Policy.

To add to this, Rowton Castle has won many accolades over the years, including being shortlisted for Hitched "Castle Wedding Venue of the Year", the title of Best Countryside Wedding Venue at Wedding Industry Awards (West Midlands Region), and being listed as a National Finalist, as well as being shortlisted as one of TripAdvisor's best Castle Hotels in the World, the only UK venue to reach the top ten. Rowton Castle is a truly spectacular venue that will impress your guests and provide the setting to an unforgettable day.

Please get in touch to come and see for yourself, we would love to hear more about your dreams and vision for your big day, and we will explain how we can help you achieve it!

  • Exclusively Yours for you and your invited family & friends
  • Beautiful scenic countryside for outdoor weddings in the castle gardens
  • Stay night before in our "Party House" & Salon for relaxed wedding day preparations
  • Gorgeous accommodation with 19 luxury bedrooms for the wedding evening
  • Garden Bar & Terrace Grill offering Street Food, Fire Pit & Marshmallows
  • A dedicated, experienced in-house team on hand to help at every stage

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Outdoor License

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

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
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    Tara O. Married on 30/07/2022
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    Perfect Wedding Day

    Rowton castle are simply the best. If you are considering having your wedding here, just do it! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and magical, especially if you able to get married outside. The staff are second to none, they are just incredible and all of our guests commented on it. We opted for a late availability package which had so much included, the whole wedding process from start to finish was so easy and stress free, they take care of everything and guide you through everything. They made our wedding day faultless, and we loved every minute. And tower house for bride and bridesmaids/family the night before is an added bonus. So many of our guests have said it is the best wedding they have ever been to! The food was really very good, and lots of it, and their recommended suppliers are all reliable and offer high quality services. Although every single staff member is amazing, Special thanks has to go to Ceri and Corryn pre wedding who dealt with any queries promptly and were super friendly and helpful, Abbie our MC on the day who was absolutely brilliant and put us completely at ease and Ryan who took over in the evening and helped us deal with an incident calmly and quickly. Couldn’t recommend highly enough it was truly our dream wedding and we wish we could do it all over again!
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    Tina F. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Rowton Castle

    Such a wonderful experience at a very beautiful setting would recommend this to everyone.
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    Izabel W. Married on 27/05/2022
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    Fantastic experience! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

    We made the best choice when we hired Rowton Castle for our wedding venue!
    It was a fairytale wedding, with sophisticated decoration, amazing food, a breathtaking and wonderful venue, and a great and dedicated staff. They made us feel special and took care of us; we didn't need to worry about anything.
    They have a list of suggested suppliers, and they are the best!
    We hired the last availability package for 40 people, and it was just what we needed. We had some flowers included, and we hired their florist Wendy Shaw, and she did a great job in the Castle and Church. The DJ was fantastic, and a buffet too! The venue also offered options for entertainment which didn't cost too much, and all guests had a lot to do during the day.
    We also had a photographer included, we could choose from 3, and we got Si Medlicott - he is a fantastic person and the best photographer ever, great sense of humour, attention to every detail, so kind and sweet. We felt blessed that Si was available for our big day!
    The sweet table was a success; we also had delicious evening food and a lovely fire pit.
    We had the best room in the castle, including a jacuzzi, most of our guests stayed there with us, and we had a great breakfast together before the check-out.
    It felt like a city break for everyone, and all the guests were amazed by the experience; it was magical and unforgettable.
    I highly recommend this venue! ❤️
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    Jade G. Married on 05/11/2021
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    Wedding5/11/21

    On behalf of me and my husband! We cannot thank these guys enough. From the first appointment to all the covid restrictions to changed dates, to every little detail. Not one thing fazed them! Nothing was to much trouble! We had the most perfect wedding day! More than we could have dreamed off! Every last member of staff at rowton are amazing! It was worth the wait and more!!! The venue is absolutely stunning and the grounds are breath taking. It was the best decision in the world choosing rowton and their amazing staff. From the bottom of our hearts Thankyou !! Mr & Mrs green
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    Holly Married on 20/10/2021
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    The best day ever!

    Rowton Castle was the only wedding venue we looked around, finding out it was only 15 minutes away from where we live was the icing on the cake for us. From the day we enquired, asked lots of questions and to every question told we could have everything we asked for... what else would a marrying could want?! We went to look around the castle, spoke to a variety of different members of staff, we just knew this was the venue we wanted to have our wedding at. The organisation from Ceri from start to finish was out of this world, nothing was too much. We stayed the evening before and my whole wedding party just couldn't stop saying how amazing everything was, the staff were on hand for anything. Our guests loved the venue, the relaxed atmosphere suited us all. The guests that stayed the night loved everything about their rooms and the breakfast the morning after. With my brother having to leave to fly back home early the next morning the kitchen put together a breakfast for him to take away which he assures me was fantastic! This is just one of the many things that made our wedding day perfect in every way. Thank you to all at Rowton Castle for making our day everything we could have dreamed of.
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    Carol Married on 27/02/2020
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    I would recommend you whole heartedly

    Coming from Kent I had no knowledge about the venue and had only seen photos that had been taken by my son.
    Well all I can say is wow they could not have made the day more perfect for them.
    Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.
    The food was perfect as we were there for two nights we had a hot and cold buffet on the first night, breakfast had everything you could want and our wedding breakfast was superb.
    We had the brides two young children with us and again the staff gave so much time to them.
    All I can finish saying Rowton is keep up the good work and I would recommend you whole heartedly and THANK YOU for making our day perfect.
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    Hannah Married on 25/01/2020
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    Venue is stunning, a dream location!

    I got married this week at Rowton Castle, and it was the wedding of my dreams! All our guests commented on how calm and smooth the day ran. My partner and I didn't have to worry about a thing, it was all taken care of. The staff did keep checking in with us to make sure we were happy with the order of the day, layout of the room etc. just to make sure everything went perfectly and it did. In particular, Gareth was the most amazing help, he is a credit to the staff and venue. He was on top of everything, so talented and you could tell he really cared about his role. He definitely stood out to us, very professional! The venue is 10/10, so stunning, a dream location! Thank you for having us.
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    Emma Married on 06/01/2020
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    The Late Availability Package is the best thing

    Myself and my HUSBAND (ahhhh) got married here on Monday 6th Jan 2020 and I don't have enough words to thank all of the staff for all they have done. The little touches and the expertise of the staff was incredible. We utilised the 'Late Package' which is the best thing in the world- well without exaggeration, we wouldn't have been able to get married without this and we will always be grateful to Rowton for allowing us our perfect day. Can't recommend enough!!
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    Chris Married on 28/12/2019
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    The most beautiful place

    What can I say. Rowton Castle is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been and myself and my wife were fortunate enough to get married there on the 28th of December 2019.

    The organisation, presentation and politeness were outstanding, all members of staff were extremely professional.

    Lewis was up until we finished at 12:30 and he was at the breakfast area first thing in the morning ????.

    Abi our wedding organiser was the real impact on our day. Everything was organised for us, any questions were answered and taken care of. Abi was incredible ??.

    We can’t recommend Rowton castle enough, your wedding day is special, make it even more special by having it at Rowton Castle!

    Love the Jacksons x
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    Andrew Married on 27/12/2019
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    Expensive Buffet Very Poor, Argumentative Owner

    We held my daughters Wedding there in December 2019. we dealt with Jac, great guy, however, when it come to the day the staff were great but very laid back when changing the room around in order that the evening entertainment could start.

    The Buffet was however really poor. we paid for 80 people total of £1200.00. Dry sandwiches, Cold Pizza, inedible Chicken, and soggy fruit tarts, all of which worth nowhere near the amount paid.

    we advised the staff on the day however nothing could be done. when we discussed it with one of the owners (Brian) he was argumentative and discourteous.

    all in all, shocking..... YOUR WEDDING DAY IS A SPECIAL DAY, DO NOT TAKE RISKS.
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    Emma Married on 16/11/2019
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    Emma Aston

    Absolutely love this place!!! We celebrated our wedding here last weekend and it was the best weekend ever. The staff were so helpful and accommodating nothing is too much trouble and they were very helpful in the planning and preparation of the day recommending companies which all helped with the process. So many things the castle helped with or took care of which was so good and less things for me to worry about. The food was amazing and was defiantly a talking point from all our guests who commented how much they enjoyed it. The accommodation itself was amazing I stayed in Tower House the night before our wedding and the room 1 on our wedding night and both were amazing. We are already planning on returning for an evening. Thank you so much to everyone at Rowton Castle so professional and just out right amazing.
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    Tom Married on 29/10/2019
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    We thoroughly recommend you make your booking!

    We had our wedding here last week and despite being probably demanding and fussy in what we expected, the day was completely and utterly perfect in every way. From The way we were looked after when we arrived the night before to the absolutely fantastic service we received from the team on the day, in particular our wedding planner/MC Abi, it was just incredible and everything that we both wanted our dream wedding day to be. Our guests and family have all commented on how smoothly the day went and are referring to it as the best wedding they have ever been to! We are already planning an anniversary celebration at the castle as we can’t wait to go back. We used the events company (little gem Fx) and the florist (Wendy Shaw) and the photographer (Si Medlicott) recommended by the castle, and we could not fault any aspect of the service provided by any of them. If you have any doubt as to whether or not this is the most wonderful place to have your wedding, then based on our experience, that doubt should be thrown away and we thoroughly recommend you make your booking! ????
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    Anna Married on 04/10/2019
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    We will forever be in awe of this day

    Friday 4th October was the best day of our lives. We viewed rowton castle in March this year with the idea of seeing a few venues, we fell so in love with this beautiful castle we booked a late availability package! The help and support we received has been exceptional from the wonderful ladies within the wedding sector and the master of ceremonies both day and night to the florist who provided a perfect dinner setting. The night before was a night I’ll cherish forever with my bridesmaids in the stunning tower house.
    We truly will be in awe of this day for the rest of our lives ??
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    Hayley Married on 06/09/2019
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    Words cannot describe how wonderful the venue is

    We highly recommend this wedding venue, we can not thank them enough! They are very professional, friendly and welcoming. We have been so impressed from start to finish! We could not fault any staff from the planning until the day.

    We had such amazing feedback from all of our guests! We are so happy we chose Rowton Castle for our big day we definitely was not disappointed. It really was such a perfect day. Words cannot describe how wonderful the venue and staff are, their hard work makes peoples dreams come true!
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    Chezanne Married on 17/04/2017
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    An Amazing Venue I'd recommend to anyone!

    Our special day was on the 17th April 2017 and it was made extra special thanks to Rowton Castle. They were amazing from the very beginning when we showed up for a Show around day last December (2015). They have always been very welcoming, attentive and have a keen eye for attention to detail. On the run up to and on the day of the wedding they made us feel calm and relaxed ensuring us that they day will run smoothly...without fail it did! The venue is stunning, their staff are friendly and helpful and the food is devine! Rowton Castle is an amazing wedding venue that I would recommend to anyone! Again, thank you so much Rowton Castle for making my husband and I's wedding day so special!

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