Rowton Castle

(38 reviews) 38 4.95
Halfway House Shrewsbury Shropshire SY5 9EP
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About Rowton Castle

Halfway House, Shrewsbury
Shropshire, SY5 9EP

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 here.

Rowton Castle is an "Exclusively Yours" wedding venue, independently owned and managed for over 22 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 majestic 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

Facilities at Rowton Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Rowton Castle Reviews (38)

Venue is stunning, a dream location!
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By Hannah Wright, on 17 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 25 Jan 2020

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.

The Late Availability Package is the best thing
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By Emma Moss, on 05 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 06 Jan 2020

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!!

The most beautiful place
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By Chris Jackson, on 05 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2019

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

Expensive Buffet Very Poor, Argumentative Owner
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By Andrew Benion, on 13 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2019

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.

Emma Aston
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By Emma Aston, on 05 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

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.

We thoroughly recommend you make your booking!
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By Tom Davis, on 05 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2019

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! ????

We will forever be in awe of this day
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By Anna Turner, on 05 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 04 Oct 2019

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 ??

Words cannot describe how wonderful the venue is
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By Hayley Hardwick, on 05 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 06 Sep 2019

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!

An Amazing Venue I'd recommend to anyone!
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By Chezanne & Andrew Brady, on 06 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Apr 2017

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!

So wonderful!
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By Jessica & Gavin, on 05 Aug 2014

We had a mid-week wedding here in June and I could not fault the staff or venue. The fact that everything comes in with the package made it stress free and everyone recommended by the castle was amazing, particularly the hairdresser Claire who went above and beyond and DJ Will Tudor who was fantastic. We were lucky enough to have the ceremony outside which just made the day so spectacular. I couldn't recommend this place more for a small, intimate wedding...just wish we could do it all over again! A big thank you to everyone at Rowton for the best day of our lives so far.

You will not be disappointed
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By Edwrad & Zoe Gallagher, on 03 Apr 2013

From our first visit we were totally blown away and hoped that the real deal lived up to the initial visit. It didn’t, it exceeded it by leaps and bounds. Weather was against us on 24th March 2013 but that did not deter anything or anyone – well the good lady wanted a white wedding – weatherwise, she got it. We cannot single out one element of our day over the next – it was all fantastic. The team at Rowton lead by Keith during the day and Chris on the evening were so slick and professional in every way. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was something else. We had roasted red pepper and chorizo dumpling soup as a starter, followed by chicken as a main course with fresh veg and the most amazing bread and butter pudding ever served. Guests that didn’t normally eat bread and butter pudding ate it on the day. We also had the hog roast which again was totally amazing. Our DJ – Will Tudor was commandeered by the dancing queens of the guests and kept them dancing all evening – again totally professional and a nice gut to boot. Accommodation is highly recommended – the TV in the bathroom of the bridal suite is a gadget lover’s dream. Everybody loved the day, the venue, the food and well just everything. We cannot sing the praises of our experiences at Rowton highly enough – it was a day we will never forget for all the right reasons. Ed & Zoe

Fantastic Wedding Venue!
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By Gorle, on 10 Aug 2012

We held our wedding at Rowton Castle on the 1st July 2012 and were not disappointed. On our first visit we met with Brian Cherrignton who showed us around the venue and talked us through the various packages/options and you could instantly tell that they specialised in weddings leaving no questions unanswered and full literature was provided to take home. Upon making the booking then dealt with by the wedding coordinators, in our case this was mainly Karen and Caroline who are both lovley and very helpful people, nothing was too much trouble for them, even after the 50th email and phone-call!! All forms of communication were answered efficiently and promptly. On the actual day we were looked after by Lewis who acted as master of ceremonies, again he was such a cheerful and helpful person - he made sure that everything went like clockwork which it did! The food served at the wedding breakfast (which was silver-service), evening buffet and breakfast the following morning was all very delicious and plentiful. We have also had fantastic feedback from our guests about the bedrooms in which they stayed in overnight. Finally, we found that all the staff we met right the way through from House Keeping to Reception were helpful, approachable and very pleasant. We would highly recommend Rowton to anyone who is looking for a first class wedding venue! Elizabeth & Lee

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