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The Bowdon Rooms

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Altrincham, Greater Manchester View map Visit website
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Starting at £1,000
30 to 250 Guests

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Starting at £1,000
30 to 250 Guests

The Bowdon Rooms is a uniquely charming wedding venue with an abundance of authentic Edwardian character. Dating back to 1903, this award-winning venue is the perfect choice for your exclusive wedding with its wealth of original charm, beautiful features and elegant grandeur.

Fully licensed for ceremonies, you can spend your entire day at this magnificent venue. 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.

Our decadent Edwardian ballroom offers glamorous chandeliers suspended from the dramatic 40ft domed ceiling and original Edwardian features including quaint alcoves, balustrade and pillars. This space also makes for some truly stunning wedding photography.

Recently renovated, The Bowdon Rooms offers a variety of stylish and comfortable additional spaces, for you and your guests to enjoy your special day.

As a premier music venue, The Bowdon Rooms boasts an unrivalled raised stage with ultra-high specification digital lighting and sound, which will enhance your evening entertainment giving you and your guests a night to remember. Furthermore, the stage area offers a Green Room and Dressing Room, complete with full-length mirror, professional make-up mirrors and bathroom facilities.

As a family-run business, the team behind The Bowdon Rooms are a select group of experienced and friendly event managers and wedding planners, who will work with you and be on-hand to help create your dream day – all brought to you with the personal touch for which the venue is renowned.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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    Averil K. Married on 17/09/2021
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    I'd rather give 100 stars than 5

    We had our wedding here on Friday. I would rather give 100 stars than 5.
    Allison, Ed, Anthony and Helena were the most supportive, outstanding, patient, professional.....you get the idea. Nothing we say could possibly do justice to how amazing this team of people are. Meticulous to every single detail before and during the day. Treated us a king and queen on the day. My husband is a professional wedding singer and has performed at 100s of weddings, taking side the obviously bias, they are the best team he has ever seen by miles at any venue. This wasn't just a wedding to them....they went to extraordinary lengths to make this the best wedding and day for us both. If anyone is ever questioning to chose The Bowdon Rooms above anywhere else, my advice would be just book it and watch your perfect day unfold.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and our guests hearts. You were all perfect.
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    Mary Married on 28/10/2017
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    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!
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    Diane Married on 15/07/2017
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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.
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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.
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    Georgina Married on 01/07/2017
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    Truly made the evening part of our day special

    Once we decided to have our wedding in the UK we actually chose The Bowdon Rooms very quickly. My aunt had her wedding reception at The Bowdon Rooms in 1991 and I had grown up in the area so I already had an idea of what the venue looked like from primary school singing competitions. 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 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.
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    Rebecca Married on 03/12/2016
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    The team brought everything together prefectly!

    TBR is a lovely old building with bags of character and had lots of space for all our guests and the many activities we had planned. The wedding planners really helped us to bring it all together perfectly.

    As our wedding was in December, we had a festive theme and guests commented on the Christmas tree which was huge and fit perfectly with our themes. And the food was excellent!
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    Hayley Married on 28/10/2016
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    Our wedding was better than we had ever imagined!

    We knew immediately that this venue was for us – it was large and seemed to work perfectly with our theme.

    Karen was exceptional, she went through every detail with us several times so we had confidence everything would be perfect.
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    Laura Married on 24/09/2016
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    We just knew our wedding would be perfect here

    As soon as we arrived at The Bowdon Rooms, we instantly got that feeling that everything would be perfect in this venue. We were absolutely wowed.

    All our guests commented on how beautiful the venue looked, and how it felt different from other weddings - it was more like a party than a wedding. We loved it!
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    Joanna Married on 17/09/2016
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    I was standing in a venue I had always dreamed of

    Everything was absolutely stunning! I felt so overwhelmed and never felt so happy as that moment standing with my new husband, in front of a room I had always dreamed of. It was perfect. Better than we’d ever imagined.

    Friends said how beautiful the venue was dressed – and both sets of parents were amazed and stunned by the team and how they had decorated everywhere. They commented on how organised Karen was and the fact that everything ran so smoothly.

    I was glad that Karen and her team set it all up – this was a great weight lifted off our minds, knowing that it was all going to be done for us. And all the staff were so friendly and approachable.
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    Pauline Married on 09/09/2016
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    We could not fault this venue. We loved it all!

    All of our friends and family said they had a wonderful time. The venue was great, the food fabulous, and the entertainment was awesome!

    As far as we were concerned, The Bowdon Rooms offered us everything we required and more. We simply loved the venue and could not fault the team
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    Katie Married on 13/08/2016
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    We cannot thank The Bowdon Rooms team enough!

    Karen and her team were absolutely amazing from start to finish. When it came to organising the day, there was no request too big or small. Karen is an absolute pleasure to work with and a consummate professional.

    The wedding we had planned was executed to perfection. We could not have asked for more from The Bowdon Rooms team.

    We were very emotional when we first saw the room dressed! It looked absolutely stunning! Thanks to the team of wedding organisers, we had our dream wedding day!
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    Kimberley Married on 30/07/2016
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    We are eternally grateful to The Bowdon Rooms!

    We had the most amazing day that we will remember for the rest of our lives. The Bowdon Rooms played a huge part in this. The venue was exactly what we wanted as we felt our wedding was individual and unique to us.

    I am a perfectionist and therefore it was just brilliant to be able to trust the wedding organiser, Karen, and hand over control as I knew she would create our perfect day - and she did!
    We will be eternally grateful!
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    Emma Married on 18/06/2016
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    It was love at first sight...ten out of ten!

    We originally came for a vintage wedding fair to get some inspiration, and came away having booked it! Loved the history of the place – over 100 years of Edwardian fabulousness.

    Karen (the planner) was brilliant. I knew I didn’t want a conventional wedding; I wanted quirky and different which is why this venue was perfect. Karen understood this from the word go and helped us every step of the way – from décor, to food …everything!”

    The Bowdon Rooms made our perfect day even more perfect and we can’t thank them enough!
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    Joanne Married on 14/06/2014
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    Wonderful!

    Thanks so much to The Bowdon Rooms for all their efforts, and creating such a special day for us.
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    Some said it was the best wedding they had been to

    Wedding: July 2015

    We were ecstatic with the attention to detail. The Bowdon Rooms exceeded our expectations.

    The venue made our day as special as we had planned. We couldn't thank the team enough for their efforts to keep us, our family and friends happy.

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