Cowley, Near Cheltenham, GL53 9NL | (01242) 870900
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Couples looking for a stunning Gloucestershire wedding venue that effortlessly marries contemporary chic with a traditional setting are spoilt for choice at Cowley Manor near Cheltenham.
The spectacular manor house hotel is nestled on 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows, with pretty water lily-dappled lakes adding to the romantic feel of the countryside venue, which offers endless photo opportunities.
The licensed hotel has several options for couples wishing to tie the knot, including Cowley Manor’s Garden Room or Malt Restaurant; or St Mary’s Church – an impressive and serene 12th-century Norman church which can seat up to 60 guests – while the church in the nearby village of Coberley can welcome up to 100 guests.
Plus, there’s also the option to host blessings in Cowley Manor’s stunning grounds – an ideal choice if couples want to incorporate an outdoor element into their special day.
Couples wanting to enjoy being lord and lady of the manor can hire Cowley on an exclusive basis.
The stylish sitting room and bar area combine to offer a spacious open-plan setting for hosting post-ceremony drink and canapé receptions – while the terrace can also be used for celebrations taking place during the warmer months of the year.
The hotel’s Malt Restaurant, complete with oak-panelled walls, high ceilings and beautiful views of the grounds, offers a delightful space to celebrate your wedding breakfast – with capacity to seat up to 94 guests.
Couples can expect to choose from a comprehensive wedding breakfast menu which favours quality seasonal, sustainably-sourced food, along with an extensive wine list to complement their chosen dishes.
The bar plays host to the evening bash and makes a perfect setting for dancing the night away, while those looking to take a break from the dance floor can relax in the adjacent sitting room.
Couples wanting to enjoy being lord and lady of the manor can hire Cowley on an exclusive basis, encompassing all 30 bedrooms, the gardens, the Main House, the Stable Block, and use of the facilities at the luxury C-Side Spa, complete with heated indoor and outdoor pools.
Exclusive hire, available Sundays to Thursdays, includes full use of the venue; two glasses of prosecco and five canapés per guest; a three-course wedding breakfast and half a bottle of wine per person; tea and coffee; a glass of Champagne for the toasts and midnight munchies.
Brides and grooms can also benefit from complimentary accommodation in the Best Room, both the night before the wedding and on the day, when booking an exclusive-use wedding.
Plus, Cowley Manor also lends itself to hosting more intimate weddings, along with offering a completely bespoke service for couples.
So, whether you want to host a barbecue summer party or an afternoon tea celebration, the dedicated wedding team are on-hand to help you create a memorable big day.
Licensed for civil ceremonies?
Number of guests
Up to 94 for the wedding breakfast and 120 for an evening reception
Best spot for photos
Without a doubt, the grounds of Cowley Manor make a stunning backdrop for wedding pictures.
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Real weddings at Cowley Manor
Samantha Hawkins and Darren Silverthorn fell for the modern interior and beautiful grounds of Cowley Manor where they held their summer wedding, followed by a fun-filled barbecue evening do at The Green Dragon, on Saturday 15 August 2015.
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