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Celebrating with family and friends

Celebrating with family and friends

18 December 2018

As the New Year is just around the corner, you may be looking forward to some family celebrations and events in 2019. Whether it’s a special birthday, wedding anniversary, baby shower, christening, naming ceremony, or a post-wedding party, there’s nothing like spending time with family and friends.

You may be thinking about hosting the celebration at home, however, sometimes the logistics of this can mean you don’t always enjoy the event. Having to plan and purchase the food, decorating your home, getting out the old pasting table to hold the drinks, ensuring you have enough chairs (not to mention the clearing up); it can be a challenge.

Why not bring your special celebrations to the Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel? You won’t have the worry of hosting at home, meaning you can relax and enjoy the event as much as everyone else. A great way to celebrate in style, and ensure everyone is accommodated for.

The hotel is set in 12 acres of stunning parkland, ensuring there is room for all your guests to stretch their legs. With a choice of event rooms, we can accommodate your celebration, no matter what size. From a small intimate room for private dining, to a big event room for a larger party. The Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel provides the perfect backdrop whatever your celebration.

With a choice of event menus, you can choose the meal to match your celebration; whether it’s a sit down meal, informal buffet, barbecue, hog roast, or afternoon tea. We can, of course, tailor menus to suit a particular theme, or even country. If any of your guests suffer from allergies or food intolerances, just let us know, and we can accommodate these too.

With overnight accommodation available, any friends or family travelling from afar can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. A great way to make a real event of the celebration.


“We held a family 70th birthday celebration lunch for 28 people ranging in age from 2 to 76 at Bowden Hall in October 2018. The room and food for the lunch worked very well for the number of people and the younger members of the party enjoyed running along the nearby corridors! We were able to enjoy a leisurely time in the booked room but when our 4 hours were over it was great to be able to enjoy the lounge facilities downstairs. A number of our family group stayed between 1-3 nights over the weekend and so we also made good use of the bar and restaurant facilities. We found all the staff very pleasant and helpful. Our events coordinator did a great job both in liaising beforehand and on the day. There were several events going on at the same time and the bar on the Saturday night seemed to be very short-staffed with long waits but I would have no hesitation in choosing this venue again for a similar occasion.”

Miriam Davis

Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel, working with you to make your family celebrations memorable.