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Neil Hughes


Formerly from the world of IT consultancy, Neil was so taken with the period charm of The Bowdon Rooms that he decided to lovingly restore it, and inject masses of character back into its foundations. This old Edwardian property has since been transformed into an impressive wedding venue; and for more than a decade has been creating spectacular events – delivered with the personal touch for which the venue is renowned.

Karen Halfpenny

Wedding Planning & Events Manager

For more than 10 years, Karen has been an integral part of The Bowdon Rooms’ hospitality. With her expertise and personable approach, Karen has a flair for connecting with the client’s needs and interpreting their desires. Always striving to exceed expectations, she is known for her Midas touch.

Suzanne Rice

Wedding Planning & Events Specialist

Suzanne brings a wealth of experience to the group, with a background in leisure and hospitality. Friendly and knowledgeable, Suzanne has a great professional attitude and, alongside Karen, has helped create some of the most beautiful and innovative wedding concepts.

Duncan Dickinson

Head Chef

No event is complete without an array of delightful dishes to help get the celebrations in full swing… With his worldwide accreditation, our chef and his team will create sensational, tailored menus to wow your guests and bring a refined edge to your exceptional day.