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Rowton Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Certificate of Excellence
Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
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“amazing wedding at rowton castle”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

A big thankyou to keith, caroline, and all the staff at rowton, we had our wedding there on 15 may 2014, and from the time you got to the castle the staff could not do enough for you, the castle and grounds are amazing very well kept, rooms amazing, the food was amazing, so tasty and generous portions, the pig roast on the evening fantastic, ourselves and our guests all agreed it was the best venue we have ever attended, if I could we both said we would get married there again it was magical and the best day off our lives, thankyou rowton for making our day so special don't ever change,
thankyou from Debbie and keith x

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Debbie & Keith
Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent wedding here at Rowton Castle.
I was delighted to read that your guests commented it was the best wedding venue they had ever been to; I will of course pass on your comments to Keith, Caroline and all the team.
It is always lovely to contribute so positively to a couples big day, and we thank you for the opportunity.
With very best wishes to you and your family for the future,
Bryan
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Attended my friends wedding here over the weekend and it was beautiful. The castle and it's gardens are stunning and staff are so friendly they cannot do enough for you. The wedding was very well organized and the food was delicious. Lots of rooms to spread out in. We stayed over night also and our room was lovely and big, and very clean.

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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Xxxxxjsjdbdkd
Thank you for your kind words regarding your friends wedding here at Rowton Castle over the weekend.
We are delighted to read that the "castle and gardens were stunning", "staff couldn't do enough for you", "food delicious", and bedrooms "big and very clean"; the whole team will be delighted!
Thank you once again.
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Paphos, Cyprus
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Even though it's over 4 and half years ago since we got married (26/11/09) at Rowton Castle, i never really got round to writing a review. Daily we see pictures on facebook that reminded us of what the staff and the venue amazingly delivered for our special day. On the day we found Rowton Castle (the first and only venue we looked at), we called and where invited down 2 hours later. Within minutes of looking around both of our eyes were welling up, as we knew that this was the classy, elegant venue that we'd dreamed of. We paid our deposit on the spot.

Having the whole venue to ourselves for the 24 hours was just the best decision we made and just made it all that extra special.

We would like to apologize for not knowing how to work the big Jacuzzi bath in the main suite. I didn't realize it needed a certain level of water before the jets kicked in. So we found every bottle of liquid soap we could and tried to foam up some bubbles by swishing the water around.

You can imagine our surprise when we thought Rowton Castle was going to be holding it's first wedding with an Ibiza style foam party in the honeymoon suite. The foam was everywhere. Just lucky the bathroom is nearly as big as the bedroom.

Amazing place.

Thank You Rowton Castle

P.S. Hope we didin't cause any damage

John & Debbi Gittoes
Marine Divers Scuba Centre
Paphos, Cyprus

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear MarineDiver.
Thank you for feeling compelled to leave such a lovely review after such a long time!
Having put your faith in us by paying your deposit during your first visit to Rowton Castle, I am delighted we did not disappoint!
The Exclusive Use package that you booked is so very popular, with over 240 weddings a year booking us on an Exclusive Basis; the main attraction of course is that the castle is reserved solely for you and your guests throughout the afternoon and evening, enabling you to relax and enjoy your intimate day with family and friends.
Thank you once again; absolutely no need to apologise for the Jacuzzi Bath confusion, and we wish you both well for the future.
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We had our wedding at Rowton Castle and were totally astounded by the level of service. The castle and its grounds are amazingly beautiful, but the reason we chose this venue was that from the first visit, we were totally looked after and felt cared for. The day was phenomenal, our MC put me at ease from the start of the day and we didn't have to worry about a thing, everything ran smoothly and the staff even let us stay in the bar until 3am! The food was amazing, the rooms were fantastic and I can't recommend them highly enough. At least 10 guests told me it was the best wedding they'd ever been to.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear HeatherFromMidlands
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review regarding your wedding here at Rowton Castle.
I am delighted you found that from the first welcome you were cared for so well, and that this continued throughout the planning process and the day itself.
Our property management team will be so happy that you viewed the castle and grounds "amazingly beautiful" - something they constantly strive for, improving the gardens for photographic opportunities on an ongoing basis.
I think your guest feedback says you made a good choice, and we thank you for that! We hope to welcome you back in the future.
With very best wishes to you both
Bryan
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Hi there I am mother of the groom and I must say how utterly fantastic the wedding was. Your grounds are just beautiful. We had a sunny April day and it looked beautiful. I was astounded by the castle. It was a magnificent sight when we drove in. Our room was room four. It was just luxurious, warm and the four poster bed was really comfortable. We left the wedding party about 11.30 pm as we wanted to use the hydro therapy bath. I was not going home without using it. The whole experience made me feel like a queen. Your staff were so professional and very helpful. The food was delicious, never had beef like it...just melted in the mouth and the hog roast and breakfast in the morning was just perfect. There was no negatives.....we took the key home by mistake....the staff were lovely and just asked us to post it back, we have done, no fuss , no fines , how nice. Image a memory of my son and his beautiful bride that will stay with me till I die. If I can experience this again I will......please book your wedding here, it is unbeatable.....love and thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make my son and daughter in laws wedding the best day ever....Rowton Castle you are in my heart forever xxxx

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear hilary3205
Thank you for your kind words regarding Dave & Carly's wedding with us this month; I was so pleased to read your glowing praise and to note that the weather was good!
I will of course pass on your comments to the whole team. It seems that from housekeeping preparing the room, to the service you received throughout, the quality of the food, and even receptions handling of the missing key met or exceeded your expectations.
To 'be in your heart forever" really is a privilege, and we are delighted you had such a wonderful time.
With very best regards
Bryan
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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I had our ceremony here last year and we were looked after the moment we stepped through the entrenched nothing was too much trouble staff were very helpful and the rooms were beautiful, it really is the perfect venue and the food was fantastic could not find a fault with this place and would recommend to anyone who truly wants their day to be special. People still talk about this place a year on and I fell in love with it as soon as we stepped inside

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Mel B
Thank you for feeling compelled to write a review a year after your wedding. We are delighted your friends and family are still talking about your wedding in such a positive way, and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to host your big day!
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

One of my friends held her wedding here last summer and it was a stunningly beautiful place that had that real wow factor. It helped that it was a glorious sunny day but honestly if is not already booked my own venue I'd have considered this one. The place is not too big so has a real intimate feeling that is perfect for a wedding. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a wedding venue!

  • Stayed August 2013
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 1 April 2014
Dear Anna S
Thank you so much for your kind words; it was our pleasure to arrange the weather for you on the day - all part of the service!
Joking apart, we are delighted you enjoyed the day so much that you felt compelled to recommend us, and only dissapointed that we missed out on the opportunity to host your big day also.
Thank you once again.
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Property: Rowton Castle
Address: Halfway House, Shrewsbury SY5 9EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury > Halfway House
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 19
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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