The Bowdon Rooms

£3,300 - £5,940 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
Exclusive Use
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An attractive fully-licenced venue dating back to 1903, which offers exclusivity, with a stunning Grand Edwardian Ballroom, fully equipped stage, Executive Lounge and beautiful additional spaces.
The Bowdon Rooms Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
This includes our dressed ceremony room, dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator, complimentary menu tasting, in-house lighting & sound, banqueting chairs and covers and principal room dressing.
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Exclusive use
External caterers not permitted
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included

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Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
The Bowdon Rooms venue exclusivity Dedicated wedding coordinator Complimentary menu tasting Complimentary on-site parking Dressed entrance Personalised welcome message Welcome drinks reception Ornate easel for seating plan Atmospheric lights Master of Ceremonies Three course Wedding Breakfast Use of cake stand and knife Wedding Breakfast toast Mirrored centre pieces Table standing Georgian candelabras Star Cloth backdrop DJ for evening reception Evening food Ivory postbox for cards We are pleased to offer this at an exclusive rate of £5,795+ VAT - weekend rate or £3795+VAT - Special midweek offer Additional day guests from £69.00pp Additional evening guests from £12.50pp
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
The Bowdon Rooms Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering
Halal Catering
The Bowdon Rooms Full Description
The Bowdon Rooms is a uniquely charming wedding venue with an abundance of authentic Edwardian character. Dating back to 1903, this award-winning venue is the perfect choice for your exclusive wedding with its wealth of original charm, beautiful features and elegant grandeur. Fully licensed for ceremonies, you can spend your entire day at this magnificent venue. You can say your vows in either the intimate executive lounge or, for larger weddings, you can say ‘I do’ in the glorious Edwardian ballroom. Our decadent Edwardian ballroom offers glamorous chandeliers suspended from the dramatic 40ft domed ceiling and original Edwardian features including quaint alcoves, balustrade and pillars. This space also makes for some truly stunning wedding photography. Recently renovated, The Bowdon Rooms offers a variety of stylish and comfortable additional spaces, for you and your guests to enjoy your special day. As a premier music venue, The Bowdon Rooms boasts an unrivalled raised stage with ultra-high specification digital lighting and sound, which will enhance your evening entertainment giving you and your guests a night to remember. Furthermore, the stage area offers a Green Room and Dressing Room, complete with full-length mirror, professional make-up mirrors and bathroom facilities. As a family-run business, the team behind The Bowdon Rooms are a select group of experienced and friendly event managers and wedding planners, who will work with you and be on-hand to help create your dream day – all brought to you with the personal touch for which the venue is renowned.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Allison Prophet
Thank you for viewing The Bowdon Rooms as a prospective wedding venue. We would be thrilled to offer you a private tour of our stunning venue.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Leanne & Glen
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
The perfect wedding day
My partner and I got married here in November 2023 and we could not be happier with how the day went! We fell in love with the venue on our first visit. Its location and the unique character of the building made it stand out from others that we had viewed. From viewing the venue, right up to the big day, Helena and the Bowdon Rooms team were incredibly helpful and were always on hand to answer any questions we had, no matter how small. We were made to feel at ease throughout the whole planning process. Helena made every effort to ensure that each and every small detail was captured and communicated to everyone. As a result, the entire day was amazing and ran smoothly from start to finish. All of the guests at our wedding commented on how professional and friendly the team were and we could not agree more. The venue looked amazing and was decorated beautifully for all aspects of the day, from the ceremony, wedding breakfast and the evening reception. Honestly, if you’re even thinking of booking this venue for your wedding (or any other event) don’t think about it….just do it. We cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you so much to the Bowdon Rooms team for all of their hard work to make our day truly magical – it was perfect! It’s definitely one we’ll never forget.
David & Olga
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Bowdon Rooms Wedding Event October 2023
The Bowdon Rooms is a lovely wedding venue. The interior is fresh and attractive with plenty of space for guests and evening entertainment. The events manager guided and supported us through the options available in hiring the venue. We choose a package offering with catering included and on reflection, we have no regrets in that selection. The included on site catering was excellent and the events manager communicated and worked with us very well very in organising our day at the venue. This included accommodating a piano player and a 35 piece showband in the evening. The catering and staff at the venue are excellent. If you looking for a wedding venue go have a chat with them and they’ll arrange to show you around the venue.
Liz Whitby
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
The Bowdon Rooms were amazing. Allison, Héléna and the team were outstanding. Their attention to detail is second to none and we had nothing to worry about. From our first initial enquiry, right through to the wedding day itself Any questions we had were dealt with quickly. They put us at ease and let us enjoy the day. We couldn’t recommend The Bowdon Rooms enough for a wedding. Our guests were blown away and we’ve had nothing but compliments since. A beautiful unique venue.
Wedding: September
September 2023
What an exemplary venue
I thought as it’s human nature for people to moan about stuff to do the very opposite. So an enormous big up to you all at the Bowdon Rooms for Saturday 23rd. My partner and I agreed that it was a simply perfect event made so by the venue ,the food and especially the staff who were exemplary. Ed and Alison, you have taken this iconic beautiful Cheshire venue and revisited and reinvented it through love and professionalism, this has filtered down through the staff and their approach. We were mere guests yesterday taking some pictures for our friends but we were made to feel special as well. I fabulous big thank you to you all bloody well done
Anne Marie fox
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Beautiful wedding venue, the best day of our lives
What a fabulous venue to get married. Allison and her team are amazing, helping every step of the way to make our day so special. So attentive, warm and friendly team We have a fabulous day and we thank all the team for helping stay stress free and enjoy our amazing day x
Joy Duncan-Fletcher
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
The best wedding venue we could have wished for!
We had our wedding at the Bowdon Rooms in September 2023 and we couldn’t have wished for a better venue. From our initial enquiry Allison and Helena were friendly, professional and excited for our big day. They accommodated all of our requests and made some of their own brilliant suggestions. Everything was well organised and prepared leading up to the day. The team always made it clear that they didn’t want us to worry about anything and nothing was too much trouble. On the day everything went smoothly and we were able to just enjoy ourselves. The venue looked beautiful and we truly had the best day. I would 100% recommend The Bowdon Rooms as a wedding venue!
The Bowdon Rooms Location & Contact Details


The Firs, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, WA14 2TQ, England

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

M56 J7

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The Bowdon Rooms Press & Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Bowdon Rooms?

As each wedding is entirely bespoke, it's impossible to describe the best. Each wedding at The Bowdon Rooms has it's own magic!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Arrange a meeting with the wedding co-ordinator at your venue as early as possible. Your personal wedding co-ordinator at The Bowdon Rooms will help your vision come to life with a wealth of experience, ideas and trusted contacts.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A Groom surprised his Bride (and guests) by singing behind the curtains on the stage. The curtains opened to reveal the Groom (a professional singer), who sang his Bride down the aisle.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Bowdon Rooms?

We hosted Seema Molhotra's 50th Birthday Party (as featured on The Real Housewives of Cheshire). We have also hosted the following celebrities (to name but a few) Brian Blessed, Rowen Atkinson, Sir Lenny Henry, Sir Tony Robinson, Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Shaun Ryder & Bez (Happy Mondays), Brian McFadden (Westlife), Paul Gasgoine, Brian Robson, Norman Whiteside, Denise Walsh & Jenny Powell

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef & horseradish

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Fish (and / or Halloumi) and chips with tartare sauce

What is The Bowdon Rooms most unique feature?

The Grand Edwardian Ballroom with 40 ft vaulted ceiling, art-deco chandeliers and fully equipped raised stage

Bridebook Benefits

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