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“Perfect in every way”
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Rowton Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Certificate of Excellence
Kingswinford
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7 reviews
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“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

A truly wonderful location. We celebrated our daughters wedding on 9th August 2013. Everything was planned and executed in fantastic detail. The wedding breakfast was scrumptious and everyone is still talking about the fayre.
We chose to use Wendy Shaw, florist, D J Will Tudor and Stuart Hay, photographer and may we say we were not disappointed.
Our M C Keith was a joy and an integral part of the day.
The rooms were perfect and the staff were attentive to every detail.
Our breakfast next day was also superb.
We cannot give sufficient praise to this wonderful venue and its vibrant and knowledgeable family of staff.
We look forward to staying again in the future, bookings allowing.

We chose 2xl limo's Telford for the wedding car hire and their care and expertise was wonderful.

Sue & Bill Simcox

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We got married at Rowton Castle on 9th August 2013 and cannot put into words how magical it was. From start to finish our day was amazing and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We booked our wedding in February 2012 after being shown around by Jack. Our wedding planners Karen and Caroline were brilliant. During each meeting when we were discussing our wedding preparations we were made to feel extra special with drinks and biscuits provided whilst we chatted. On the morning of our wedding we arrived at the castle a little later than scheduled and Keith (Master of ceremonies) was there to greet us and make us feel at ease. We really don’t know what we would have done with Keith – he was a very important part of our day, very professional and very personable. I think I must have called him to our room several times whilst we were getting ready and nothing was too much hassle. As we got married at Oxon church we returned to the castle about 2:30 (approx) and once again Keith was there to guide us through the rest of the day. He was also very helpful to our best man who had endless photo’s and props ready for his speech! Our flowers were lovely (Wendy Shaw) and photographer was very professional (Stuart Hay) - see attached photo's all taken by Stuart. We also had DJ Will Tudor as recommended by Rowton and wedding cars from 2XL limos. The bridal suite we stayed in was wonderful with four poster, very comfortable bed and lovely Jacuzzi bath. It was also great to have air conditioning in this room particularly whilst we were getting ready on the morning. All of our guests commented on how extra special and comfortable their room was. The staff that look after the rooms work so hard to keep them looking spotless (we saw this when we ‘toured’ the hotel during one of our visits). The grounds at Rowton are beautiful, very picturesque - this is reflected in our photographs, we were very lucky with the weather on the day. The wedding breakfast was to die for – we had slow cooked lamb and it was cooked to perfection! Vegetarians also commented and their option saying how tasty it was. All guests were also very impressed with the bacon baps and chips option for the evening – it went down a treat! The following morning the breakfast buffet was also amazing – you could eat as much or as little as you like and staff are more than happy to give you exactly what you want. All in all we cannot fault any aspect of our wedding day and wish we could do it all over again. To anyone getting married at Rowton or thinking of doing so then don’t hesitate – you will be treated like royalty all day. The staff cannot do enough for you, a huge thank you to everyone at Rowton who was involved in our special day.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear StaceyW1987
Thank you for your fabulous review of your wedding with us in August.
We are always delighted when all elements of the day come together in unison to make a "magical wedding!"
Everything we strive to achieve at Rowton Castle is summarised in your comments, and we are proud to be able to contribute towards your memories of the day in such a positive and comprehensive way.
The team will be delighted to read your feedback; there are numerous beautiful wedding venues throughout the UK, but we believe the team at Rowton are what set us apart from the competition, and lead you to remark "If you are thinking of getting married at Rowton, do not hesitate".
Thank you once again, and very best wishes for the future.
Bryan
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I attended a two day conference here and the experience was brilliant. My room was large but cosy with a four poster bed! The staff were extremely attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. Lovely grounds and a serene setting. Definitely worth a weekend visit.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Lisa H
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent Residential Business Conference here at Rowton Castle.
I hope that in such serene and lovely surroundings, your conference was even more productive than expected!
We believe Rowton Castle is the perfect location for conducting business away from the distractions of the office, due to its rural setting in the Midlands, within easy reach of the motorway network. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you back with us in the future.
With very best regards
Bryan
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Lovely reception, operations manager did a great job, wedding breakfast menu was good, nice food and good service.
Bedrooms were good, however the bathrooms could have been cleaner (around the hand basin taps was very grimy)!
Lovely grounds, must be lovely to have a wedding there in the summer months.
In all a great day.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear DerekKyte
Thank you for your constructive review of your family wedding at Rowton Castle.
I was delighted to read that you had a great day; apologies that you found a small issue with the bathroom. High standards of housekeeping are something we are praised on time and time again, so I offer my apologies if we fell short on this occasion.
We hope to welcome you back to Rowton Castle at some stage in the future.
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very difficult to put into words just how professional, friendly and helpful the staff were. From the first tentative enquiry about Rowton Castle as a wedding venue, to the breakfast the day after a wonderful ceremony, over a year later, everything has been perfect.
We cannot single out individuals for praise, everybody made us very welcome every single visit and made our wedding a day that we will always remember.
Reception, housekeeping, wedding planners, the management and the owners all worked together and created perfection.
Thanks to Wendy (florist), Will (DJ) and Stuart (photos) for their part in the day's proceedings, true professionals also.
Mandy and Nick shaw

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Mandy S
Thank you for your lovely words regarding your recent wedding with us here at Rowton Castle.
For you to state we "created perfection" is high praise indeed, and also your feedback for Wendy, Will & Stuart is greatly appreciated. Having suppliers who compliment our offerings, particularly when couples book from all over the world, is key to our success.
Thank you once again, and very best wishes to you both
Bryan
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

I had my wedding here at Rowton in September 2013. My partner and I came to see the venue in the may 2013. As soon as we came for the initial viewing we were surprised at how warm the staff were. Even though the venue it beautiful and formal the atmosphere is warm and homely and intimate. We booked it the next day. With only three months to plan I started to panic whether I would be organised in time. We had the fixed price midweek package and luckily a lot of our wedding essentials were included in the package. The day before the wedding I went into the hotel to drop off some bits and the staff brought us in and made us feel so special! When I turned up the next morning with my bridesmaids the staff already felt like old friends! They were so friendly and relaxed but also professional. They made sure everything went perfectly. I was so nervous and they made me feel really at ease! We had 70 guests and they are all still raving about it now! The rooms are lovely and everyone was impressed with theirs. The day went perfectly and the food was amazing. Much better then other weddings I've attended. Our DJ was Will Tudor who was AMAZING! He played all our songs and was brilliant. Everyone had an amazing day...my only downer was that it went too soon! I wish I could do it all over again and I wouldn't change a thing!! I'm hoping one of my friends marries here so I get to experience it again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Isthom 83
Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent wedding with us here at Rowton Castle.
The warmth of welcome you received from all the staff is something we are very proud of; we are privileged to have a team who have worked with us for a number of years, and this stability ensures a high standard of service, knowledge, and welcome!
It's lovely to read that the Fixed Price package that you booked, with the key supplier services included, made the short notice planning so easy.
Please ensure you encourage you friends to consider us in the future, and maybe we will see you back!
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Attended a family wedding here in Sept and can say without any hesitation it was fantastic from start to finish. We checked in the morning of the wedding and most of the guests stayed here over night. From check in to check out the next morning everyone was made feel more than welcome. The staff were fantastic and so attentive and the castle was spotless. The grounds were perfect for the wedding photo's and so well kept. A definite beautiful spot for any function and wedding breakfast was beautiful as was the buffet and the breakfast next day. Well done to everyone involved and we would certainly be back for another stay.

Room Tip: All rooms were perfect.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Marie K
Thank you for your review regarding your recent family wedding at Rowton Castle.
I was delighted to read that your stay was fantastic from start to finish; I will of course pass on your comments to our team for the fantastic, attentive service, high standards of housekeeping throughout and perfect grounds. Also I am sure our chef's will be proud of your high praise regarding the quality of food prepared for all meals.
As a business that specialises in weddings, we are constantly fine tuning our offerings to ensure the day runs smoothly, whether couples book on our Exclusive or Non-Exclusive basis, and if they choose one of our "All In Fixed Price Packages" this ensures budgeting is easy, and a large part of the stress of planning the big day is removed. I am so pleased we did not disappoint.
Thank you once again, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
With very best wishes
Bryan
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Property: Rowton Castle
Address: Halfway House, Shrewsbury SY5 9EP, England
Location: 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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