We were recently invited to attend a friend's wedding at Rowton and were very impressed will all aspects of the wedding day, the hotel grounds and facilities. We decided to pay the extra for the Baldwin room suite. A nice large room with lovely views over the rear gardens and surrounding country side. A couple of issues with the room. If you are tall (my husband is 6 "3) there is a wooden board at the end of the bed that meant he was unable to stretch out fully. The room and the upper floors in general were also very warm at all times of the day. This made sleeping uncomfortable and getting ready a rather sweaty and uncomfortable experience. A small, cylindrical room fan is offered as due to council regulations, the windows cannot be opened fully. We also found the tap in the bathroom in need of some maintenance as it not only leaked but was difficult to regulate the water temperature. The wardrobe offered was also a bit on the small side, especially when you have clothes in cover bags, as you tend to for weddings etc.
The grounds are stunning and beautifully kept. As is the castle. All staff are friendly and willing to help. The wedding breakfast was well organised and all food was served together with silver service. I had the vegetarian option, which was nice. Some people did pass comment that the beef could have been more cooked as they preferred not to still have blood running from it.
I would recommend Rowton for a wedding venue or special occasion. I do however feel the feature rooms are slightly overpriced and would consider a standard room if I were to return.
- Also Known As:
- Rowton Castle Hotel Halfway House
- Rowton Castle Halfway House
- Rowton Castle Halfway House, UK - Shropshire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rowton Castle is a beautiful 17th century, grade 2 listed building, set in 17 acres of tranquil grounds, six miles west from the historic town of Shrewsbury. We are the perfect venue for a prestigious function, or a few days away from it all. We are the fairytale venue for a Wedding. A perfect setting, coupled with excellent food and service, guarantee you and your guests a most memorable occasion. ... more less
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