Location: Wiltshire
Venues Bowood Hotel Spa & Golf Resort
Bowood Hotel Spa & Golf Resort
  • Set in stunning Wiltshire countryside
  • Licensed to host civil marriage ceremonies
  • Ceremony and formal meal for up to 160 guests
  • Evening reception party for up to 250 guests
  • Bowood 'Boutique' Hotel
  • Queenwood Lodge
  • Late availability dates listed below

Found in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, midway between Chippenham and Calne, lies the elegant and truly historic estate surrounding Bowood House. The celebrated site of the discovery and isolation of oxygen, and original home of the 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, this fascinating 2000-acre estate has a great deal to offer wedding couples who set foot on its prestigious grounds.

Ceremonies and receptions taking place at Bowood benefit from a wide range of facilities, luxurious bedrooms, private and lavish function suites, spa facilities, top-end cuisine and so much more.

Find out more information from the team at Bowood either by clicking the 'Email this business' button above, or by revealing the telephone number and giving them a call.


Bowood's history is of political, literary, even scientific intrigue.

The original estate was bought by John Petty Fitzmaurice, 1st Earl of Shelburne from the crown in 1754, and his family have resided here ever since. It was John Petty's son, William, who gained the title of Marquess of Lansdowne for the family, after negotiating peace with America after the War of Independence.

The element of oxygen (phlogiston) was officially discovered and isolated in one of the rooms of the surviving left wing of Bowood House by the philosopher-scientist Joseph Priestley in 1774.

Unfortunately, the 'big house' was demolished in 1956, owing to financial pressure surrounding inheritance, but nevertheless, the remaining wing is still of substantial size and of sufficient cultural significance to warrant prestigious Grade I listing, putting it in the same category as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

Today Charles Maurice and Fiona, 9th Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, enjoy the property as their principal residence.


Set in 2,000 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is a stunning wedding venue.

The impressive 'Golden Gates' entrance and tree lined driveway lead to a selection of beautiful and unique venues, varying in size and style, to suit the size of the wedding you are planning.

Their magnificent Kerry Suite, accommodating up to 160 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 250 guests for an evening reception, includes its own private bar, courtyard garden and terrace, with spectacular views across open parkland to the woodland beyond.

For a smaller celebration, The Fitzmaurice Room, situated in the original farmhouse, can hold up to 50 guests for the ceremony and up to 24 for a seated wedding breakfast.

Alternatively, for the ultimate intimate celebration, The Old Dairy Office is the perfect spot for fine-dining for up to twelve people.


The estate has a strong catering team who can whip up a culinary storm of fine cuisine. Talk to our wedding coordinator to come up with an ideal menu (including a tasting) for you and your guests to enjoy on the day.

Take a little peek at Bowood's selection of sample menus, here.


Their 43 bedroom 'Boutique' Hotel and 4 bedroom Queenwood Lodge offer you and your guests luxury accommodation and facilities, including a Championship golf course and relaxing spa, with treatment rooms, infinity pool, jacuzzi, sauna and bar.

Wedding Packages

Included within each of their wedding packages:

  • Room hire for both your ceremony and wedding reception (subject to a minimum spend)
  • A dedicated wedding co-ordinator to guide you through the arrangements for your day
  • A red carpet welcome on arrival at the venue
  • Your choice of one arrival drink per guest
  • A member of our banqueting team to act as a toastmaster on your wedding day
  • A complimentary glass of Champagne for the Bride and Groom on their wedding day
  • An exquisite 3 course wedding breakfast, freshly prepared by our own team of chefs, plus coffee and chocolate truffles
  • Half a bottle of house red or white wine for each guest with their meal
  • A glass of sparkling wine to toast the Bride and Groom
  • A round or square cake stand and knife for use on your wedding day
  • Your choice of 'light bites' in the evening - Mercer Winter Package is based on wedges/bacon rolls
  • A complimentary overnight stay for the Bride and Groom within a four poster suite (subject to availability) on your wedding night - subject to minimum numbers
  • Complimentary on-site car park for all guests
  • Use of the Hotel grounds and public areas for photographs
  • Private bar facilities within the Kerry Bar
  • A complimentary menu tasting for the Bride and Groom prior to the event

Late Availability

Late availability wedding dates in 2017 from just £92 per person!

Many couples spend years organising their wedding, but sometimes true love can't wait!

Whilst planning a last minute wedding can be little daunting, Bowood's professional team will always be willing to offer advice to help you to create your perfect day.

Their packages start from just *£92 per person, including a stunning venue for your ceremony, reception and evening celebration, drinks on arrival, a three course wedding breakfast menu with coffee and chocolate truffles, half a bottle of house wine per guest, a glass of fizz to toast the happy couple, delicious evening catering and much, much more!

Feeling excited? They currently have a limited number of dates remaining during early 2017, including:

Saturday 8th April 2017

Packages available from just £92 per guest

Saturday 20th May 2017

Packages available from just *£98 per guest

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Packages available from just *£98 per guest

Saturday 1st, 8th and 13th July 2017

Packages available from just *£98 per guest

Saturday 26th August 2017

Packages available from just *£98 per guest

*Rates subject to minimum numbers and availability. Terms and conditions apply.

For further details and to check availability, please contact their Hospitality Team using the call now or email supplier buttons listed above and below.

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
Derry Hill
SN11 9PQ

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