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Last update: March 2024

Rowton Castle is a historic wedding venue in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Nestled within the beautiful Shropshire countryside, this magnificent castle is a highly desirable wedding destination. As you approach the breathtaking venue, allow the view of the grand Grade II-listed castle capture your imagination as you picture your big day.

Facilities and Capacity

Rowton Castle is an "exclusive use" wedding venue; it has an expert team to take care of every detail for you. With its romantic style and elegant atmosphere, Rowton offers the perfect location for a cosy and intimate service or an extravagant, lavish celebration.

For civil ceremonies, their 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, the Linden Belvedere Roman-style structure has pride of place.

This beautiful setting is surrounded by rolling countryside for the most romantic of backdrops. For a very intimate occasion, the cosy Jaci Vianna Room is decorated in 18th-century style.

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

Services Offered

The accommodation options at Rowton Castle are sophisticated and beautifully finished. The Tower House is available for the night before the big day with three en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to six people in opulent luxury.The spacious Orchard Suite for the following morning was designed with wedding preparation in mind, and features convenient beauty counters.

For the first night of married life, you can enjoy the 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 the luxury en-suite bedrooms within the castle.

Furthermore, the venue's Garden Bar and Terrace Grill offer delicious street food, and a fire pit and marshmallows are available for a fun, relaxing evening.

The dedicated, experienced in-house team will be on-hand throughout your event to provide any assistance you may need. Rowton Castle is a truly spectacular venue that will impress your guests and provide the setting for an unforgettable day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Outdoor license

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Rowton Castle

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49 reviews
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Emily
Emily O. Sent on 10/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fairytale Wedding

Rowton is not Rowton without the people at the heart of it, I do not say it lightly when I say from the initial booking with Johan to the planning with Elise & Corryn to the actual hosting of the day with Lewis and Lucy, there was no stone left unturned.

Lewis, we want to say a special thank you to you because although you have been in the game for 20 years, there is no level of complacency or emotional disconnect. He so clearly feels every emotion with you and it鈥檚 so heartwarming that someone who does this regularly hasn鈥檛 become desensitised from it

We honestly owe you all our biggest gratitude and send all our love your way for making it such a special and memorable day

They say planning a wedding in 5 months is crazy but with the Rowton team, it felt like we鈥檇 been planning for years. They really are professionals on their field 鉂わ笍
Gemma
Gemma Sent on 29/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we wanted.

The team at Rowton were fantastic from start to finish. Nothing was too much and the day ran exactly as we wanted. It was so relaxed. The food was fantastic for the wedding breakfast. Mouth watering and cooked to perfection.

Only negative, we had steak sandwiches for the evening and the steak was not good. Most of our guests said it was horrible and chewy. So maybe avoid the steak sandwiches.
Melissa
Melissa Sent on 13/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

An effortless wedding

We got married at Rowton in March and I can鈥檛 thank the staff enough for how effortlessly and beautifully the day ran.

We booked a late availability deal but had just under a year before the wedding. The package was brilliant, the staff were impeccable and the day ran like clockwork. They never lost patience before or during the wedding and catered really well for all requirements including one of my bridesmaids who has multiple allergies and intolerances. She usually feels like a problem when she goes out for food but it seemed like no problem at all for the team.

If you want a day with nothing to worry about but getting in that dress and marrying the person you love in a beautiful location then Rowton is the place for you.

It鈥檚 a day we鈥檒l never forget, Rowton was the best choice of venue and I鈥檓 so glad we did it.

Thank you so much to everyone at Rowton who made my wedding a success.
Tara
Tara O. Sent on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 recommend highly enough it was truly our dream wedding and we wish we could do it all over again!
Izabel
Izabel W. Sent on 17/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic experience! 猸愶笍 猸愶笍 猸愶笍 猸愶笍 猸愶笍

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! 鉂わ笍
Jade
Jade G. Sent on 14/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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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Mollie R. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Flawless venue

I can鈥檛 explain how amazing our day was with the help of rowton they are an amazing venue that goes above and beyond to make your day special. Thank you so much!

They guide you the whole way with planning making sure you don鈥檛 miss anything and answer questions promptly. Couldn鈥檛 of asked for a better experience!
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Madeline M. Sent on 17/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

December wedding

Absolute perfect day!

Joe and I chose to only have 3 months between our engagement to our wedding day. We chose Rowton Castle based on how stunning it is and the affordable price of the late availability package. From the day we confirmed / chosen a date, the wedding coordinators (particularly Corryn) were exceptional in taking time to speak with us on multiple occasions and promptly answering email questions we sent. They were so kind and genuine throughout the whole planning process. We were lucky that there was not a wedding the day before ours, so our guests were able to spend two days and two nights there. This meant we were able to catch up with family/ friends beforehand and spend more time together as a couple the day of. The castle was beautifully and tastefully decorated for Christmas (which helped keep our decorating costs down). A nice little surprise when we arrived was that the in house florist already scattered vases of white roses and eucalyptus around the lounge and reception which was what we decided on as our wedding flowers. There was not coordination, it was a happy little coincidence. Lewis was our MC the day of and he was just the best ever! Lewis kindly assisted my dad and I in running through our walk down the aisle the night before which helped us feel more at ease during the ceremony the next day. The day of, Lewis constantly checked on both Joe and I and reassured us of everything he and the staff were taking care of. He was just amazing and helped make our day perfect. Thank you also to Abi who was there the night before and helped me and my family settle in. I truly cannot thank all of the people at Rowton Castle for making our day the absolute best. I would 100000% recommend!
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Tina F. Sent on 16/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Rowton Castle

Such a wonderful experience at a very beautiful setting would recommend this to everyone.
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Holly Sent on 02/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 03/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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 Sent on 17/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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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Anna Sent on 05/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檒l 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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Tom Sent on 05/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 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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Emma Sent on 05/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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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