Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies


The end of University and College life is a big moment for anyone. That’s why you want the occasion to be as memorable as possible.

Friends, family and fellow students all make such days great fun and something to be remembered forever.

We can help with every aspect of planning and coordinating a graduation party or ceremony, so that everyone is sure to have an incredible time.


Celebrate Prom Night in style!


Celebrate the end of exams, the end of school and the end of an era with our great Prom Packages.

We’ll help you make sure the party goes off in style, with up to 250 Prom Kings and Queens.

Let us take the strain of planning, so that the guests can get down to the serious business of partying.




What better way to celebrate the christening of a child than with friends and family in beautiful surroundings.

We can help you to plan every aspect of the happy day to ensure that it’s perfect.

Baby Showers in Gloucester

Baby Showers in Gloucester

There isn’t a better way to celebrate your Baby Shower in style than with our superb inclusive package. Bring friends and family to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and great food and drink options from just £20 per person.

We can help you to plan every aspect of the happy day to ensure that it’s perfect, leaving you to enjoy every minute of your celebration.

Our inclusive Baby Shower package from just £20 per person includes:

  • Event host
  • Peach Bellini on arrival
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Cluster of baby blue or baby pink balloons

Served in the Bar and Brasserie at Bowden Hall Restaurant.

This package is based on a minimum of 15 guests. For smaller groups contact us directly. Upgrade options available such as finger buffet option and drinks packages at an additional charge.

Terms and conditions apply.

Wakes, Memorials & Celebrating a Life

Wakes, Memorials & Celebrating a Life

Our highly experienced team understands that it can be difficult to face organising post-funeral arrangements for a loved one. The last thing you want to worry about is managing caterers, florists, room layouts and everything else involved with organising a gathering of this nature.

Our experienced staff at Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel are here to help and can tend to your requirements with the sensitivity and professionalism you would expect.

We are here to help…

  • Experienced and understanding staff
  • Professional and sensitive approach
  • Private and respectful
  • Assistance for infirm and disabled guest if required
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator
  • Flexible food and refreshment packages
  • Our dedicated Event Coordinator will look after you and your arrangements, helping to ensure all of your specific requirements are met on the day.

Please contact our Event Coordinator to discuss your requirements and arrange a time to view the hotel’s facilities

Bicester Village

Discover a world of luxury at Bicester Village, the ultimate shopping destination. Home to more than 160 fashion and lifestyle boutiques, Bicester Village is located in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, only 20 mins away from Oxford.

Find boutiques of leading British and international luxury fashion brands with savings of up to 60%* all year round, including Alexander McQueen, Armani, Bally, Coach, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Saint Laurent Paris, Stella McCartney, Tod’s, Valentino and many more.

The Village offers a wide range of services to enhance your visit, including Hands-free Shopping, VIP Lounge, Valet Parking, the award-winning Bicester Visitor Centre, an onsite Tax Refund, currency exchange service, personal shopper, luggage drop and home delivery. The Village has a comprehensive multilingual concierge service and you can also earn miles and rewards with 14 airlines via Frequent Flyer programmes when you shop at Bicester Village.

Spacious boulevards, attentive service and a friendly, unhurried atmosphere combine to offer a truly unique retail experience. So much to enjoy, whether it’s browsing prestigious boutiques, or sampling fine food and drink in the Village’s cafés and restaurants.

Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s Dinner

Celebrate the love between you and your partner in our elegant Bar & Brasserie at Bowden with a special three course dinner with a bottle of Prosecco!

Dine with us on Thursday 14th or join us on Friday 15th or 16th February to enjoy live romantic music while you eat. 

Just £35 per person or stay with us, with residential packages starting from £139. Make the most of our 1 night ready for romance package with more details here.

Only Fools & 3 Courses Comedy Dining: The Sequel, Friday 8th March 2019

Only Fools & 3 Courses Comedy Dining: The Sequel, Friday 8th March 2019

Join Marlene and Boycie alongside Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert for an ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES Gala Dinner!

This tribute dinner, hosted by COMEDY DINING will dish up chaos and mayhem over a three course menu on Friday 8th March 2019 at 7pm.

Expect a BIG FUN NIGHT OUT in a friendly party atmosphere with some of the finest comedy actors in the land, professionally produced to the highest standards with your entertainment at the top of the menu.

Tickets from only £38 per person or stay over with our exclusive B&B rate* of £69. Lovely Jubbly.

Booking is essential You Plonker.

*Must be booked direct with the hotel.

Mothers Day, Sunday 31st March 2019

Mothers Day at Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel, Sunday 31st March 2019

Treat your mum this Mothers Day with a special 3 course lunch in our Bar & Brasserie at Bowden along with Tea & Coffee and a special gift for Mum!

£25.00 per adult

£14.50 per child under 12 (under 5’s eat free)

Fawlty Towers Comedy Dining, Friday 28th June 2019

Fawlty Towers Comedy Dining, Friday 28th June 2019

Join us for fine food and classic comedy as Basil, Sybil & Manuel do their best to look after you in their typical crazy style!

Ticket includes 3 course dinner, entertainment and a disco until late.

Only £38 per person | Stay overnight with rooms from £69 for a classic double or twin room with breakfast the following morning