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As a wedding venue we pride ourselves on giving our couples exactly what they want on their wedding day. From your decorations to your music, your food to your choice of table layout – everything can be totally personalised and every little wish can be accommodated. We love creating weddings that are as unique as the couple themselves!

That’s why when we first met with Diane and Chris we were very excited to help such a lovely couple bring their unique ideas to life for their big day. Photography of Diane and Chris’ wedding was captured by Nikki Cooper Photography.

With totally individual ideas for their ceremony and wedding reception, one of the main requirements on Diane and Chris’ tick-list was the ability to plan their day and dress their venue to suit their own personalities and styles.

“We decided on The Bowdon Rooms pretty much as soon as we saw the hall and the beautiful high ceilings,” explained Diane “it was perfect for what we were looking for… a blank canvas that we could decorate to our specifications.”

“We had seen a couple of other venues but they were no where near as good as The Bowdon Rooms. As nice as country manors can be… they’re not exactly willing to let you dress the room the way you want!”

Deciding to hold both the ceremony and reception at The Bowdon Rooms the couple worked hand in hand with our experienced wedding planners to design their perfect day from start to finish. As Diane added “The wedding planners were there every step of the way with us. We had meetings every so often and all my queries were answered and they helped with everything we were struggling with.”

Impressively making all of their stunning decorations themselves, the couple handed everything over to our Event Team before the big day so that every piece could be arranged to perfection in our dramatic ballroom.

“We were so happy when we saw the venue all dressed for our wedding – it was beyond perfect. We had made everything ourselves and The Bowdon Rooms put them all up for us. I love that they let you create the perfect bespoke décor for you!”

On the day itself the couple got ready surrounded by their friends and family before heading down to The Bowdon Rooms for a stunning civil ceremony in our beautifully decorated ballroom.

Complete with fairy lights, vibrant streamers, twinkling stage lighting and paper floral displays it was a wonderful occasion exploding with happiness and colour. “Everyone loved the venue and the theming.” added Diane “They said it fit my husband and I to a T.”

With the happy couple having said their I-do’s the guests celebrated the newly weds outside our ‘Georgian building’ with colourful confetti while we transformed the ballroom for dinner.

From the incredible themed cake (by Pink Cocoa) to the ribboned chairs and the awesome dinosaur favours and cactus biscuits (by Honeywell Bakes)  – every single element of the wedding styling was hand-picked by Diane and Chris.

Embracing every moment of their day, Diane and Chris even had time to enjoy some special moments alone.

With a stunning sit-down meal cooked by our acclaimed chefs and wonderful speeches enjoyed by all, the guests settled into a smile-filled evening with plenty of laughter, fun and… dancing!

The couple’s first dance was followed by happy family and friends dancing the night away!

As Diane added “I can honestly say that The Bowdon Rooms don’t need to improve a thing – just keep doing what you’re doing.” High praise indeed!

To get a magical glimpse into Diane and Chris’ big day you can also watch their wedding video shot by Tregoning Weddings:

What an utterly wonderful day which we very proud to have hosted for the happy couple… Huge, colourful and happy congratulations to the lovely Diane and Chris!