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“Our wedding day 1/09/14”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rowton Castle

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Rowton Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Certificate of Excellence
Leominster, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Our wedding day 1/09/14”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We could not recommend Rowton Castle more highly to anyone considering booking their special day here because frankly if you want your day to be special this is the place to have it. The staff were all so professional, so calm,so organised , so helpful NOTHING was too much trouble. Keith Blindell who was incharge of managing our day was fantastic he could not have been more cool and confident about everything which enabled us all to relax and enjoy every moment.
The food was excellent ,all our guests were blown away with the service they received throughout the day and night, the accommodation was fabulous the location breathtaking
THANK YOU Rowton Castle for making our day so wonderful xx

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  • Stayed September 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Katie K
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear Katie & David

Thank you for your incredibly kind review regarding your recent wedding with us here at Rowton Castle. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that we contributed to making your day so wonderful.

Weddings are our area of expertise, having the privilege of hosting almost 270 a year, most of which on an Exclusive basis ensuring the Bride, Groom and their family and friends are the only guests at the castle. We couldn't do any of this without our long serving team of staff, and I will be delighted to pass on your kind words to Keith and the rest of the team.

Thank you so much for your recommendation, and for entrusting Rowton Castle with your wedding day.

With very best wishes
Ceri
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I have just returned from my sons wedding here & i can not begin to say how fantastic our day was. From start to finish the staff were great ,even helping to tie numerous ties ! Nothing was too much trouble for them . The rooms are amazing and only surpassed by the breathtaking views out of the windows . The food was excellent & served with ease & speed .I would not hesitate to recommend Rowton Castle for any event . Thanks to all the staff for making our special day so memorable .

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for your very kind review, we are so pleased to read of your fantastic day. It is a real privilege to play a part in what is the most important day of someone’s life; I am delighted that we did not disappoint in any way.

Wishing you and your family the very best for the future.
Ceri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Rowton Castle 18th Aug 2014 and I have to say the staff were amazing. The manager and staff went above and beyond to make the day perfect, even rallying around for a phone charger as my phone battery was about to die and I wanted to take more photos. The food was mouthwatering and given to you via silver service, with really generous portions and extra gravy. One waiter was kind enough to offer me a non alcholic drink to as he noticed I was not drinking the wine.
The dance floor was beautifully lit and other little extra touches were beautiful. In summary, if you are looking to get married this is the ideal place you will not be disappointed. Beautiful location, excellent food and service. Amazing!!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Lisa H
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Lisa

How can we begin to thank you for your kind words regarding a wedding that you attended at Rowton Castle. We strive to ensure that every wedding we have the privilege of hosting is treated individually, but to the same very high standards. We couldn't do this without our long serving, loyal team of staff. Every one of them cares about the guest experience at Rowton, and it shines through in the service that is delivered. I am so pleased to hear that this was your experience.

Thank you so much for your recommendation, I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the castle in the near future.

Best Wishes
Ceri
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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Invited to a wedding here and a beautifully restored place it is mixing medieval and later 18C architecture. The staff worked incredibly hard to make the day special. Both outdoor and indoor ceremonies prepared due to showery weather, then they had to turn round the indoor room for the wedding breakfast as well. The food was very good too, so from the perspective of a wedding guest it is a top venue and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Stuntboys-dad

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to Rowton Castle. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the hotel and very much appreciate your recommendation.
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Rowton in the future.

Best Wishes
Ceri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

My wife and I married here on the 3rd August, and what a day it was.

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the experience were better than could be expected.
The staff were all super, nothing was a problem or a chore.
Duty manager Chris looked after us for the majority of the wedding day and was a true professional, only handing over to Gareth for the evening festivities.

The team of housekeepers need a special mention for getting the rooms ready for the bridal party and guests to such a high standard day in day out, a true credit to the venue.

All our guests loved the grounds, their rooms, the staff and the food and commented on the desire to return, the only problem is that the venues popularity means a return visit is a little difficult to arrange.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank David G
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bcherrington, Manager at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Pip & Dave,

Thank you first of all for taking the time to review your wedding at Rowton Castle, more importantly, thank you for your kind words! The whole team will be so pleased to read of your amazing day; for you to acknowledge their part in making the day a success will be greatly appreciated by all.

As you mention, due to our popularity as an exclusive wedding venue, the times when we are able to take care of care guests visiting the area is limited; I do however hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming those who wish to return in the near future.

Thank you once again for choosing Rowton Castle for your big day, and we wish you every future happiness.

With very best wishes
Ceri
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

WE GOT MARRIED MONDAY 4TH AUGUST 2014,

Castle was breath taking beautiful, castle grounds are well cared for lawns well maintained flowers and all planting are impressive, outside seating area , gazebos etc all make great photos. The staff have been amazing before wedding , during and since, All calls where returned and our questions got answered, wedding department staff where always keen to help, advice , reassure and help from day one.making things a lot less stress full.
on wedding day duty manager Gareth was a total rock supporting us all through the day until he handed over to Chris who was equally as good, all staff in castle where helpful, polite and thoughtful. castle was clean , tidy and comfortable With great views too
. Our guests really enjoyed the day with us. We used some of businesses in the back of the castles brochure We have been more than pleased
,DJ WILL ,amazing DJ made guests feel relaxed and happy as they danced the night away to his music, easy to talk to and arrange friendly,polite ,very pleased.
HARPIST STEPHANIE , beautiful very talented musician a real must have for that extra touch, WENDY FLORIST, very talented good value
STATIONARY, Trish was great value, polite and friendly.
WE HAD A GREAT DAY and my husband and I are very pleased

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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bcherrington, Manager at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Lisa & Gavin,

Thank you for your very lovely review regarding your recent wedding with us 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.

Your staff feedback makes us very proud indeed; I will of course pass on your kind words to Gareth, Chris and the rest of the team here. Our property managers will be so happy that you viewed the grounds ‘well cared for’ and ‘impressive’ – improving the gardens for photographic opportunities is something they strive for.

We are truly flattered by the praise received, and also for that of the suppliers that work alongside us in Will, Stephanie, Wendy and Trish. It is a privilege for us to be supported by such professionals to make planning your day so easy.

We are appreciative of the opportunity to contribute so positively to your wedding day, and we wish you both all the very best for the future.

Kindest Regards
Ceri
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

For those who are looking to have your wedding here I would definitely get it booked! We got married on 28/07 and had the most magical day. From meeting with Jack initially to the day itself the place offers an outstanding service and a setting that is truly stunning! The rooms are beautiful and clean with stunning views to the gardens and countryside and the rooms where the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment takes place are beautifully decorated. The food was beautiful and so many of our guests commented on how slick the service was. We had hog roast which was equally impressive. Thank you to everyone at Rowton, especially to Caroline for her help in the run up to the day along with Alex and Keith who ran the day for us so we could spend time together with our guests! Our wedding will be remembered forever with nothing but happy memories so thank you xxxxxx

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank KSTolley
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bcherrington, Manager at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Kimberley & Steven,

Thank you for your fabulous review of your ‘amazing day’ here at Rowton Castle. There is nothing more satisfying that knowing that we have contributed towards your wedding day in such magical way.

We believe one of the most important roles for us as a wedding venue is to put you both at ease so that you are able to focus on taking in some of the day; it goes so quickly! I am delighted that we were able to achieve this from your very first meeting with Jack, until the day itself. Alex, Keith and the whole team will be thrilled by your comments.
Thank you for your recommendation, and once again for entrusting Rowton Castle with your big day; it was a privilege.

Wishing you and your family the very best for the future.
Ceri
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Property: Rowton Castle
Address: Halfway House SY5 9EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > 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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