Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 36)

BOWOOD HOTEL, SPA & GOLF RESORT, CALNE, WILTSHIRE This luxury countryside resort is surrounded by 2,000 acres of Capability Brown parkland home to local wildlife, an abundance of history and boasting far-flung views. Access to the resort is via the impressive Golden Gates, designed by Sir Charles Barry, chief architect of the Houses of Parliament. The outdoor wedding pavilion that hosts summer ceremonies is located on the large open terrace and enjoys panoramic views. At the far end of the resort is The Kerry Suite situated next to the old farmhouse that also offers a ceremony option for up to 160 guests plus an alternative for the wedding breakfast and can accommodate up to 250 guests for the evening reception. It’s filled with light and furnished in a contemporary style, suiting many wedding themes. It’s made up of three internal rooms; the Kerry, Wycombe and Clanmaurice. Each one can be used individually or combined to create one larger suite. There’s a private bar and lounge and an outdoor courtyard ideal for a drinks reception. Couples booking their wedding at Bowood can expect to receive complimentary food and wine tasting. There are 43 luxurious bedrooms available and discounted accommodation rates for friends and family. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01249 822 228, We love... that the selection of wedding packages on offer includes special dates for last-minute rates plus a bespoke option where couples can design their dream day. Also included is: • Hire of the Kerry Suite for the wedding reception, from 7 am until 1 am • Use of the hotel’s grounds for photographs • Personal chauffeur and golf buggy for the photo session • An arrival drink per person – choose from Pimms, peach bellini or Bucks Fizz • A three-course wedding breakfast from the seasonal wedding breakfast menu including tea, coffee and truffles • Half a bottle of house wine per person • A glass of prosecco per person to toast • An evening finger buffet • White linen and napkins • A wooden dancefloor • A cake stand and knife • Complimentary pre-wedding menu and wine tasting for the happy couple • The Tower Suite complimentary on the wedding night • Preferential hotel rates, subject to availability *Based on a minimum of 40 guests, subject to availability, certain dates are excluded. THE GREENWAY HOTEL & SPA, CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE This 16th-century Elizabethan manor house is home to 21 elegant bedrooms and suites set in eight acres of landscaped grounds enjoying views of the surrounding countryside. The luxurious hotel offers 3AA rosette seasonal cuisine in the Garden Room Restaurant and the indulgent Elan spa with its extensive list of treatments is a must-visit with bridal spa membership available. Weddings take place in a variety of suites including the intimate Austen Room for up to 20 guests; the Panel Room enjoying far-flung views for up to 35 loved ones and the Garden Room and Drawing Room for larger gatherings. There’s also The Hide nestled outside on the croquet lawn providing the perfect backdrop for an open-sky ceremony for up to 60 guests with the option of hiring a marquee for a larger party. Exclusive use can also be booked. Ceremony licence? Yes Contact: 01242 862 352, We love... the many photographic backdrops including the grand oak staircase, stone-framed fireplace and historic oak tree. 16