Cowley Manor is a stunning Gloucestershire wedding venue in the heart of the countryside, available for both exclusive use and for daytime and evening ceremonies & receptions. With 30 bedrooms, a contemporary and award-winning spa, picturesque 12th century church and 55 acres of grounds, this venue is still just 2 hours from Central London and provides all the elements needed for a fantastic wedding.
Ceremonies can be held in the Garden Room, the Restaurant or the charming St Mary’s Church – a 12th century Norman church seating 60, nestled within the grounds and overlooking the River Churn.
The Garden Room is particularly popular for summer weddings due to its glass front and access to the terrace, while The Restaurant offers a more homely, warm and traditional feel. Both are designed for intimate ceremonies, and seat around 15 – 40 people. It’s possible, however, to seat your guests outside on the terrace during summer months, while you say your vows (inside the building, but only just) underneath one of the beautiful arched windows.
The ancient fairytale woodlands, expansive wild meadows and immaculate feature gardens around the Manor offer a varied and consistently scenic backdrop for your wedding photography, with the house itself also being a beautiful subject for shots.
For your reception, the Terrace, Sitting Room and the Bar combine to create an open-plan area able to hold up to 100 guests standing. for the wedding breakfast, places can be set for 80 people in The Restaurant – which features high ceilings, far reaching views and oak paneled walls. There’s also a fireplace here, and several built-in leather seating areas – which has proved useful for those looking for an area to entertain children.
The Bar is all yours until the early hours of the morning, and provides plenty of space for drinking and dancing, and the Sitting Room acts as the ideal chill-out space.
The Bridal Suite (picture below) boasts incredible views and an enormous private balcony with far-reaching views of the lake and lawns. With a seating area, huge bathroom with a bathtub designed for two, and plenty of space for the bridal party’s preparations, you’ll have exclusive use of this room for both the night before your wedding, and your first night as a married couple. The room also comes with vouchers towards a group pampering session at the spa for the day before your event!
You can hire this venue exclusively, with one price covering use of the 30 bedrooms, the grounds, full use of the facilities at the spa with 20% off all treatments, and a package for your food, drinks, staff and facilities. This sum depends upon the time of year, the number of guests you’re inviting, and what your requirements are. You can ask for anything from a luxury hog roast to a five-course meal, and from an intimate champagne reception to a large-scale party with tequila shots. The choice is entirely yours, but of course, the price will reflect your decisions.
For the reception itself, Cowley Manor offers a great package of drinks and canapés on arrival for your guests, a three-course meal with half a bottle of wine per person, tea and coffee, room hire and a midnight snack bar.
Call Function Fixers to discuss what your requirements, budget and numbers are, and we’re certain that this versatile and creative venue will strive to create a bespoke service that suits your exact needs at a very reasonable price. Our service is 100% free of charge, and we can guarantee the best rates on the market – so contact us today to book the wedding of your dreams at Cowley Manor, or you can browse our other wedding venues here!
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