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Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel - Cotswolds

Location pin

Bondend Lane, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester, GL4 8ED - 

  • Users

    Up to
    250 guests

A grand grade II listed building, set in 12 acres of beautiful countryside, Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is 18th century period venue, steeped in History.
The hotel is located within easy reach of Cheltenham and Gloucester and has plenty of parking onsite, making it ideal for travelling guests. We also offer 72 bedrooms so your guests can relax and enjoy the celebrations before an overnight stay.
Planning your wedding is an exciting experience and we are on hand to offer help and support to ensure you have the day of your dreams. We have a completely flexible approach to your wedding and will put together a package especially for you, tailoring the details to suit your theme and guest list.
We are able to offer you wedding exclusivity as we only accept one wedding booking on any day making sure that our venue feels even more special on your big day.
We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you to spend your whole wedding day in one location. We have a choice of stylish rooms for as little as 2 guests and a maximum of 200.
Bowden Hall offers a wide range of food and drink, allowing you to select a menu guaranteed to impress your guests.
Sample wedding menu (Menu 1 from our brochure):
Slow roast tomato soup, basil pesto cream (v)
Prawn & crayfish cocktail, bloody Mary sauce, rustic bread
Ham hock and pea terrine, pickled red onion salad, mustard dressing
Pimm's marinated melon, raspberry sorbet (v)
 
Proscuitto-wrapped chicken breast, mushroom & tarragon sauce
Honey-roast loin of pork, sea salt crackling, sage & onion stuffing, apple sauce
Seared salmon, crispy leeks, Champagne sauce
Beetroot and blue cheese risotto, candied walnuts, thyme (v)
 
Rhubarb and custard Eton Mess
Chocolate orange profiteroles, orange cream filled, dark chocolate
Individual apple, pear and walnut crumble, vanilla custard
Tea & Coffee served with a chocolate mint

The average cost of a wedding at Bowden Hall in 2016 was just *£3497 proving that your dream day with Bowden Hall can be truly affordable *Based on guest numbers. 
We regularly hold wedding open evening showcases and set up the hotel as it would be on your wedding day, allowing you to see all we have to offer.

Our staff are committed to delivering an excellent service, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 250

Theatre

Theatre

up to 250

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 20

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 250

Location

Reviews

  • Hannah Bain

    May 2024

    I couldn't have picked a better place to hold my wedding this weekend. Beautiful building, reception room, ceremony room, service from everyone was impeccable!!!! The team cared so much about making our day perfect that they exceeded our expectations!!! Yes, like some of the comments made, carpets do need replacing and a lick of paint would be good but it's a very old building which is always busy!! If they shut down for this people would be moaning about something else!! Honestly, best day ever!!! Thank you so so much.

  • John Webb

    April 2024

    We loved our stay here. Not our usual preferred smaller country hotel. However we immediately sensed the warm efficiency and genuine friendliness of the staff. Our room was clean and the bed really comfortable. We didn't dine in the restaurant so cannot comment but the bar menu and food were excellent. As was breakfast. We were greeted each morning with broad genuine smiles as welcome guests, indeed friends. One morning the room was quite busy but the buffet arrangements and locations are such that we never had to wait or queue. I like my croissants warm – not a problem a warmed one produced in a few minutes.

  • Denise Saul

    May 2024

    Our 3 night stay at Bowden Hall was beautiful. The staff were very friendly (I have mobility issues) the staff were very understanding and willing to accommodate. The breakfast was amazing and our afternoon tea was gorgeous. The first night of our stay included an evening meal but was not overly impressed and nothing special there was an awful long time to wait for dessert I really couldn't sit any longer but the staff were very good and allowed my husband to take it to our room. Nothing was too much trouble can't wait to visit again.

  • sophia oakley

    May 2024

    Just come back from staying a few nights here whilst visiting the Cotswolds which I booked via secret escapes. I was very impressed with our stay here from the very beginning and throughout our time here. The staff were very friendly and professional. The staff all made us feel very welcome especially in particular member of staff at breakfast time called Tina. She was first class. Excellent customer service. The food was amazing breakfast and dinner, top chef. The room was excellent too, and double bed was huge!! 10/10

  • Hayley Plumb

    June 2024

    We stayed for one night, check in was easy the girl on the desk was very helpful. We had a meal in the restaurant all 3 courses were lovely highly recommend the food. Had a good night sleep. Great selection of hot and cold food for breakfast.