Rowton Castle is a wonderful venue, situated in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, close to Shrewsbury, the Midlands and on the edge of the Welsh border, it is a much sought-after exclusive use wedding venue.
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Steeped in history, Rowton Castle is an impressive building with its sweeping driveway, authentic stone exterior, arched entrance and towers; it is guaranteed to take your breath away. Full of prestige, the castle is traditional in style, making it a wonderfully enchanting setting for any wedding; you can enjoy your Civil Ceremony, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception; be it intimate and romantic or a lavish affair with friends and family.
The Tower House at Rowton Castle is a turreted home, containing the Orchard Suite (a twin bedded room with salon and luxurious bathroom) and a further two en-suite bedrooms for the night before the wedding day. The Orchard Suite has been designed with morning preparations in mind, with beauty counters for makeup and hair, and plenty of room for everyone to get ready.
For the civil ceremony, the Cardeston Suite is a magnificent room which enjoys a gothic interior style, with an ornate fireplace, carved pelmets and striking chandeliers. Natural light floods the space, making a most romantic setting to say ‘I do’. Alternatively, the Georgian Dining Room is decorated in a classical 18th Century style, with gilded and painted panelling, creating a cosy place to exchange vows.
For magical open air ceremony, Rowton Castle offers the Linden Belvedere; a classical Roman-style cream structure. With an artistic floral mural on the interior wall, creating a pretty backdrop, and four pillars commanding a prime position at the front, the Linden Belvedere is a most romantic spot for a rendezvous.
Awash with soft warm colours and boasting a majestic four-poster bed, a magnificent Jacobean fireplace, a comfortable sofa for quiet relaxation and en-suite facilities, the Bridal Suite at Rowton Castle is spectacular. Spacious and sophisticated, benefiting from rich fabrics and distinctive pieces of furniture, it is a private and peaceful retreat for the happy couple after all the celebrations.
Completing Rowton Castle are the grounds; 17 acres of tranquil land that features quintessential English walled gardens, woodlands and hidden pools, presenting an idyllic place to spend time with family and friends as well as the perfect backdrop for photographs. Lush lawns, mature trees, fancy foliage and wonderful walkways provide a pretty and picturesque view.
As the night draws to a close, some guests can retreat to one of the 19 individually designed en-suite bedrooms within the castle, seven of which boast period four poster beds. Truly luxurious, the rooms are warm and welcoming with a rich décor expected of castle accommodation; they will not disappoint.
Oh and just so you know… TripAdvisor have named Rowton Castle as one of their top ten Castle Hotels in the World. The only English wedding venue on the list, Rowton joins an elite group!