The Bowdon Rooms

The Firs, Altrincham (Greater Manchester) WA14 2TQ Map · Telephone · Website
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Starting at £1000
Number of guests 30 to 250
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About The Bowdon Rooms

Set in a picturesque Cheshire village, The Bowdon Rooms is a uniquely charming wedding venue with an abundance of authentic Edwardian character and beautiful features.

Dating back to 1903, this award-winning venue is a particularly good choice for exclusive weddings with it's abundance of original charm and grandeur.

Fully licensed for ceremonies, you can spend your entire day at this magnificent venue without the need to worry about travel. You can say your vows in either the intimate executive lounge or, for larger weddings, you can say ‘I do’ in the glorious Edwardian ballroom.

The fabulous and decadent Edwardian ballroom is filled with candelabras and floral opulence, perfect for your reception. You can dine and dance against a backdrop of romantically-lit voiles and art deco chandeliers. This space also makes for some truly stunning wedding photography.

The team behind the enchanting façade are a select group of experienced event managers and wedding planners. With their natural flair for design and décor, they transform the premises into a haven of dream-like sophistication – all brought to you with the personal touch for which the venue is renowned.

Conveniently situated close to a number of large hotels and guest houses, The Bowdon Rooms is also perfect for guests travelling from afar and couples looking for somewhere extra special to spend their first night of marriage.

If The Bowdon Rooms sounds like the venue for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss hosting your special day here.

  • Charming Edwardian venue, showcasing manybeautifully authentic features
  • Set in the picturesque village of Bowdon in Cheshire
  • Classically-romantic, tasteful decor including quaint alcoves, balustrade and pillars
  • Glamorous chandeliers suspended from the dramatic 40-foot domed ceiling in the main ballroom
  • Experienced, friendly wedding planners, on-hand to help create your dream day
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28 Reviews for The Bowdon Rooms

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Mary · Married on 28/10/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everything was personal, friendly and perfect

    The day made us feel magical! It was perfect! We’ve had so many guests commenting that it was the best wedding they’ve been to. Our real must-have was to have a wedding that was not traditional. We didn’t want a white wedding and really wanted it to feel like a family party. The autumnal/Halloween feel was created perfectly by using black linen, fairy lights and pumpkins. We knew after our first meeting that we wanted to have our wedding at The Bowdon Rooms. We were just blown away by how much freedom was allowed with the planning. Karen immediately encouraged us to do things the way we wanted. She helped us with every aspect of the wedding and we felt like she was always there to answer any questions we had. She accommodated everything we asked for including the food, the non-traditional style, the party feel, the music and the decorations. Everything was personal, friendly and perfect for what we wanted in a wedding. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. We can’t thank you enough. It was honestly absolutely perfect and from day one we’ve been in awe that you’ve let us customise so much about the day when other venues have been very strict about what their weddings had to be like. Thank you!

    Sent on 29/03/2018
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    Diane · Married on 15/07/2017

    5.0
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    • Value for Money:
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    The day was beyond perfect! Thank you

    We decided on The Bowdon Rooms pretty much as soon as we saw the hall and the beautiful high ceilings, it was perfect for what we were looking for… a blank canvas that we could decorate to our specifications. We had seen a couple of other venues but they were no where near as good as The Bowdon Rooms. As nice as country manors can be… they’re not exactly willing to let you dress the room the way you want! The wedding planners were there every step of the way with us. We had meetings every so often and all my queries were answered and they helped with everything we were struggling with. We were so happy when we saw the venue all dressed for our wedding – it was beyond perfect. We had made everything ourselves and The Bowdon Rooms put them all up for us. I love that they let you create the perfect bespoke décor for you! Everyone loved the venue and the theming and they said it suited my husband and I to a T. I can honestly say that The Bowdon Rooms don’t need to improve a thing – just keep doing what you’re doing.

    Sent on 05/04/2018
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    Georgina · Married on 01/07/2017

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    Made the evening part of our day really special

    Once we decided to have our wedding in the UK we actually chose The Bowdon Rooms very quickly. The fact that The Bowdon Rooms did everything for us was great. Because of where we live we knew it wasn’t possible to choose a venue where we arranged everything ourselves. We had loads of assistance from the wedding planner Karen – she was absolutely fantastic! She had all my wishes laid out and knew everything that I wanted… Without her I don’t think it would have been possible to have the event in the UK! I was blown away when I first saw the ballroom all decorated – it looked amazing, really beautiful. I hadn’t imagined it would look like that! I thought I knew how everything would look but in reality it surpassed my expectations ten fold. Our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and they particularly loved the flowers (created by Sheila Halkyn) and all the decorations. The food was also lovely. I had so many compliments from the guests about how tasty the meal was! I was also really grateful that we had access to the lighting and sound system – it was brilliant, truly made the evening part of our day really special.

    Sent on 02/11/2017

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The Bowdon Rooms FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Unique Weddings
  • 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:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests

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