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“PERFECT WEDDING DAY”
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Rowton Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halfway House
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“PERFECT WEDDING DAY”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

We got married here on the 17th December this year. I won't go on an repeat what most other reviews say as this place is perfect an looks stunning. But for me an my new wife what made the day even more special was the staff at Rowton Castle they could never do enough for you. We were looked after by Debbie on our day an she was fantastic when I arrived all pressure was taken off me to do anything other than go to the bar an sit down!! Debbie was in control of everything from start to finish before leaving for the night Debbie even came to find us to check we were ok before she went home. The bar staff were fantastic also DJ Will Tudor is a TOP bloke. We also booked Stuart Hay as our photographer he is also superb in everything he does.he is professional and there is not one picture we are not in love with. All in all if you are looking for a wedding venue that not only looks stunning but you are made to feel like the only people that matter then this REALLY is the place to book. We will be returning hopefully for our first year anniversary!!!! Thank you again all the staff at Rowton in particular Debbie an her daughter for looking after us!!

Stayed December 2013
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Thank Lee J
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Lee J
Thank you for your very kind words regarding your recent wedding here at Rowton Castle, I know Debbie and the rest of the team will be delighted to hear they contributed so positively to your memories of the day.
As I have said before, there are some beautiful wedding venues in the UK, but we genuinely feel that our team of staff are what makes Rowton Castle truly special. Thank you for giving us the honour of hosting your wedding day!
With very best wishes for the festive period,
Bryan
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Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed here after a family wedding which I have to say was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to. Such a. Wonderful venue and the setting was just perfect. However, the room we stayed in had a few flies in, the hotel did spray the room but that left dead flies on the floor. That was the only downside. Otherwise we had a fab time.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Dear Lisa T
Thank you for your review regarding your recent family wedding here at Rowton Castle, and please accept my apologies regarding the few flies in your room.
We are delighted you considered it as one of the most beautiful weddings you have been to, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
With very best wishes for the festive season,
Bryan
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Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We had our wedding at Rowton Castle on the 7th of December 2013 which has to now be the most amazing day of our lives.
Firstly as a hotel the rooms are beautiful, spotlessly clean, the food is amazing, the service impeccable. The bridal suite is just wonderful, the jacuzzi bath especially with the TV in the wall was just fabulous.
The castle itself is stunning, beautifully furnished and set in the most beautiful grounds. It has the most welcoming feeling which is in part down to the house itself and part down to the most amazing staff. We knew the first time we met with the wonderful Jacque that we didn't want to look at anywhere else.
Everyone working at Rowton know your wedding plans inside and out mot just the wedding planners. The planning is meticulous and as a result you can just enjoy your day. One of the wedding party said I was so calm prior to the ceremony and that was because I had complete faith in the castle staff and I was right to. Lewis and Keith were wonderful to name but two and we can't thank them enough. To hear the staff saying how much they loved working at the castle was wonderful to hear and it certainly comes across.
Our guests have all said it was the most relaxed and the best wedding they had attended and this is all down to the castle.
Another point is we had a few guests with mobility problems and the castle ensured there were ramps etc to ensure there were no problems. The castle were wonderful with parents who needed to stay at Rowton Barns, ensuring they could come up to the castle to be with all the guests the following morning. They were just wonderful.
Will Tudor DJ was fabulous, we will never forget our first dance, Stephanie Roberts out harpist, the most beautiful music, just exquisite,Wendy who did the chair covers and gorgeous top table flowers, all castle recommendations were wonderful. We had John Poole photographer and Andy from Cam3 taking the video both of whom were wonderful to be with on the day. The photos are amazing and we can't wait to see the video, again castle recommendations.
Vicky from hearts and flowers in Manchester is the most amazing wedding venue dresser, simply stunning and our magician Ian Knowles, how did he do that!! Simply magical.
Clare and Nicola hair and beauty again castle recommended were just wonderful ladies combined with the beautiful ladies from Brides by Natalie who came to dress us made me feel like a princess.
Thank you to the castle who welcomed all the people involved in the day and helped them so much.
Rowton will always be special to my husband and I and we look forward to coming back to the castle many times in the future. Saying thank you doesn't seem enough.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank 1697
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear 1697
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review.
We always believe that although we are the "custodians" of a beautiful building, our greatest asset is our team of staff. For you to observe that they were amazing, meticulous, wonderful, and clearly demonstrating that they love their jobs is praise indeed!
We are very proud of what we have to offer couples here at Rowton Castle, and this is complimented by the selection of local professionals that we recommend. They certainly make planning the big day a little easier, and offer peace of mind that a wonderful, reliable service will be provided.
Finally we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for highlighting our assistance with your family and friends who have mobility issues. Where we can, within the restrictions of our Grade II* Listed property, we are only too pleased to assist.
With very best wishes to you both over the festive period, and for the future.
Bryan
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2013

we stayed 1 night in rowton castle on a wedding experience night.
we were greeted by friendly staff on arrival and given the key to our room for the evening, we stayed in room 8 with a fabulous 4poster bed. we stayed in our comfortable room till it was time for our evening meal.
we were greeted by kieth with welcome drinks,great service and a smile.
we had canapes while we were given a menu to choose our 3 course meal.we had originally decided not to have canapes but after tasting them we have now reconsidered they were lovely.
we had our meal and the service was just perfect. we are so pleased to have already booked our wedding here. the evening spent here had just re confirmed that.
thru out the meal kieth and the staff made sure our drinks were topped up all night.
much to our disapointment we didnt have brekfast due to us having to leave early to rush back to work, but lorraine got us some bacon buttys to take away.

i am looking forward and i will be so proud to have my family and friends going to rowton castle for my wedding to see and experience the warmth and helpfulness of the staff as they really cant do enough for you

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Katherine M
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the recent "Wedding Experience" here at Rowton Castle. We find that these evenings help couples who have already booked with us to make decisions for their big day, and also for couples considering us as a venue to get a flavour of what Rowton Castle has to offer.
We are delighted that you are pleased with your choice of wedding venue, and that the meal, service and warmth of welcome were exactly as you hoped for. Lorraine actually embodied what Rowton Castle is all about; as you did not have time for breakfast, she ensured you left with some bacon sandwiches - we are glad you enjoyed them!
We will of course pass on your comments to Keith, Lorraine and the team, and we look forward to planning your wedding day with you.
With very best wishes for the festive season,
Bryan
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

For anyone researching a wedding venue this hotel is worth looking at. Lovely room for the ceremony, sit-down meal very good with excellent service and room for disco or entertainment. Also plenty of areas to sit for a bit of peace and quiet! Views across the Shropshire countryside very nice. We stayed at the Rowton Barns walking distance away but the rooms at the Castle looked really inviting.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear David W
Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to Rowton Castle.
You clearly enjoyed your day as a guest at a wedding, which is lovely to hear. Also your observations regarding the beautiful views that we enjoy as a backdrop are greatly appreciated. We are very fortunate that with a central England location, with easy access from the motorway network, we are still surrounded by glorious views in a rural location.
Thank you again, and compliments of the season to you and your family.
Bryan
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Walsall
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

My wife and i got married here recently and we had a brilliant time, Keith (who guided us through the day) made the day even better than we dreamed. He took all the worry and stress out of the day allowing us to soak it all up and just enjoy ourselves (which we did!) With Champagne for my wife and bridemaids and beer for myself and my best man on arrival the day couldnt have started better. The grounds are very well looked after with beautiful surroundings, with the castle itself very well maintained. Our wedding breakfast was amazing, with some people asking fro seconds! The chiken comes highly recommended along with the hog roast fo the evening, which was eaten in record time i should think (i was hoping to take some back for our dog, but no such luck!) All the bedrooms are ample in size with half of them having 4 Poster Beds (which some of our guests really enjoyed!) the beds were very comfortable and clean and especially the jacuzi bath in the bridal suite! The breakfast the next morning was a great way to finish off our stay as the full english is excellent. We cant recommend this hotel highly enough but we really enjoyed it and dont think we woulod have had a better wedding anywhere else! Thank you to all at Rowton but especially Keith.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Chris18Walsall
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bcherrington, Owner at Rowton Castle, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Chris18Walsall
Thank you for your very complimentary review!
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!!
We were delighted to read that everything went to plan, and at times we exceeded your expectations. Keith and the whole team will be delighted to read your comments.
Thank you once again, and we wish you both well for the future
Bryan
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Kingswinford
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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