Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel is the perfect Gloucestershire wedding venue. Surrounded by the Cotswolds and 12 acres of park and woodland, our Georgian hotel is an idyllic backdrop for your dream wedding for up to 200 guests.

Book a virtual show round with our wedding experts! You’ll get to see our stunning wedding venue and explore our grounds from the comfort of your home. Simply email our team and we’ll be happy to arrange a session.

Wedding packages

Plan your perfect intimate wedding in Gloucester

If you’ve been searching for a cosy, romantic place to say ‘I do’ with your partner, Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel is the perfect location for a small, intimate wedding for up to 30 guests.

Your all-inclusive, small wedding package

Enjoy luxury and everything you could wish for as part of our affordable intimate wedding package for up to 30 guests.

From just £65 per guest, our small wedding package includes:

  • A two-night mini-moon in our bridal suite including breakfast served in your room
  • A personal table plan and place cards
  • Your very own dedicated Wedding Planner, who will be with you every step of the way
  • Red carpet on arrival and loan of our cake stand and knife
  • The services of our Master of Ceremonies
  • A private room for your civil ceremony
  • Reception with cocktails and canapés (this can be held outside, weather permitting)
  • Three-course wedding breakfast (with a selection of options) with coffee and hot drinks
  • Half a bottle of selected wine per guest
  • A glass of Prosecco per guest to toast the happy couple
  • Dessert served to the bride and groom by our chef
  • Wedding photo opportunities are also available

Your guests can also enjoy a comfortable stay in our hotel bedrooms and on-site dining and parking.

Customise your wedding package

Make your wedding package even more special and personal to you and your partner with our add-ons:

  • Locally sourced breakfast hamper for two, delivered to you
  • A large table for your guests (please note that this is subject to government guidelines)
  • Central flower arrangement
  • Chair covers
  • Replace your Prosecco toast with a unique Prosecco tower which your guests can toast you with
  • Enjoy an afternoon tea with your loved ones at our hotel
  • Celebrate your big day with a hen party or hold a larger celebration for your loved ones at a later date (please note we can only hold these events in line with the government’s guidelines)

Speak to our team for more information on prices and availability.

Explore our hotel with a virtual show round

Experience our stunning wedding venue in Gloucester from the comfort of your home when you request a virtual tour! From our wedding suites to our bedrooms, dining areas and more you can explore as much of our hotel as you wish and start visualising your dream wedding.

Simply contact our friendly wedding experts and we’ll arrange a virtual tour at the most convenient time for you and your partner.

Contact our wedding experts

Whether you’d like to find out more about planning your wedding at our hotel or you’d like to book our intimate wedding package, contact our wedding experts on or call 01452 255 012.

Terms and conditions. Our hotel can accommodate guests in line with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines. A minimum number of 20 guests, supplements may apply for party sizes below 25.

All Inclusive wedding package highlights

Your dream day filled with everything and everyone you need.

  • Room Hire for your Civil Ceremony
  • Reception Drink of Prosecco
  • Canapés – choice of 3
  • Three Course Wedding Breakfast with Tea & Coffee
  • Glass of White or Red with your Meal
  • Prosecco to Toast
  • Chair Covers & Chair Sashes
  • Centrepieces & Top Table Arrangement
  • Colour co-ordinated table plan, place cards, menu cards & table menus
  • Evening Reception for 80 – Room Hire Included
  • Evening Buffet
  • Resident DJ until 1am
  • Use of the Hotels Cake Stand & Knife
  • Table Linen & Crockery
  • Dedicated Wedding Planner
  • Free Menu Trial for the couple
  • Wedding Host on the day of your wedding
  • Complimentary Bridal Suite for the Happy Couple
  • Free Anniversary Meal for 2

£5,500 for 60 day guests, 80 evening guests Numbers and pricing adjustable

  • An angled view of the car park and frontage of the mercure gloucester bowden hall hotel in floodlights at dusk

Winter Wonderland wedding package highlights

A seasonal themed wedding with magical touches.

  • Reception Drink of Prosecco
  • Three Course Wedding Breakfast with Tea & Coffee
  • Glass of White or Red with your Meal
  • Prosecco to Toast
  • Evening Reception for 50 – Room Hire Included
  • Evening Buffet
  • Resident DJ until 1am
  • Use of the Hotels Cake Stand & Knife
  • Table Linen & Crockery
  • Chair Covers included
  • Dedicated Wedding Planner
  • Free Menu Trial for the couple
  • Wedding Host on the day of your wedding
  • Complimentary Bridal Suite for the Happy Couple
  • Free Anniversary Meal for 2

£3,000 for 50 day guests and 50 evening guests October - March, Monday to Sunday

  • Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel in the snow

Sundown wedding package highlights

We’ll help you to plan and host the perfect reception to celebrate your special day in style.

  • Reception Drink
  • Canapés – choice of 3
  • VIP Red Carpet Arrival for you and your guests
  • BBQ or Hog Roast Wedding Breakfast
  • Toast Drink of Prosecco
  • Chair Covers & Chair Sashes
  • Evening Reception for 50 – Room Hire Included
  • Resident DJ until 1am
  • Use of the Hotels Cake Stand & Knife
  • Table Linen & Crockery
  • Dedicated Wedding Planner
  • Free Menu Trial for the couple
  • Wedding Host on the day of your wedding
  • Complimentary Bridal Suite for the Happy Couple
  • Free Anniversary Meal for 2

£2,850 for up to 50 guests Additional Day Guests £50

  • Large chandelier in the entrance foyer to The Lakeside Suite at mercure gloucester bowden hall hotel

Our wedding offers

Our way of saying thank you.

As a thank you for booking your wedding with us at Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall, we are delighted to let you make the most of one of our fabulous offers:

  • Complimentary £250 bar tab
  • 2 free Classic Rooms, for either the night before or the night of your wedding
  • Complimentary spaces for 20 extra evening guests
  • £250 High Street shopping vouchers
  • Classic room with Prosecco, for when you return for your complimentary anniversary meal
  • Free DJ
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Minimum spend of £3,000 required.
  • Red carpet and red velvet rope leading to the entrance of mercure gloucester bowden hall hotel

Last-minute wedding venue in Gloucester  

Whether you’re planning a spontaneous wedding or you simply can’t wait to start married life with your partner, Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel offers a beautiful setting for your wedding day.

Our team is experienced in planning last-minute and off-peak weddings of all sizes for happy couples, allowing you to enjoy your special day with loved ones.

Why choose us for your wedding?

It’s your special day, and our wedding expert is ready to help you plan an unforgettable wedding:

  • We have a variety of last-minute wedding dates available throughout the year including in the off-peak wedding season – ask us for more details!
  • Choose from our spacious, luxurious rooms for your wedding – whether you’re dreaming of a big, beautiful ceremony or a smaller, more intimate celebration we can create the perfect space for you
  • We have a range of wedding packages tailored to suit every couples’ budget (speak to our wedding planner to check availability)
  • Our wedding planner will work with you and your partner to bring your vision to life, tailoring your wedding package to your unique style
  • As our gift to you, choose one of our complimentary wedding offers when you book your wedding with us
  • Enjoy staying in our comfy hotel rooms which your guests are welcome to stay in (please note that this is subject to the government’s guidelines)

Book a free virtual show round 

You can book a free virtual show round with our wedding planner, where you can explore our beautiful hotel from the comfort of your home! Get in touch with us and we’ll schedule a date that’s convenient for you.

Contact our wedding planner 

To find out more about booking a last-minute wedding with us or to check availability, contact our expert wedding planner on or 01452 255 012.

Wedding FAQs 

Your wedding is one of the most special and exciting days of your life and our hotel is here to ensure you can have the wedding you and your partner have dreamed of! 

If you had a wedding booked for 2021 that couldn’t go ahead and have questions on what happens next, take a look at our Covid wedding FAQs below and contact our friendly wedding experts to find out more.  

What Covid-19 safety measures are in place for weddings at the hotel? 

Our hotel has enhanced Covid health and safety measures in place for all our guests and staff, which comply with the Government’s guidelines and are part of Accor’s ALLSAFE Covid policy.  

Our teams will also take extra care to ensure your wedding at our hotel is as safe and enjoyable as possible.  

Will we lose our original deposit for any wedding bookings that need to move into 2022 or be cancelled? 

If you’d like to move your wedding to 2022, you won’t lose your deposit! Simply speak to our team to pick your wedding date and they will arrange this for you, subject to availability.  

Please note that if you need to cancel your wedding our hotel will be retaining the deposit.  

Will our overall wedding price increase? 

We are freezing our current wedding package prices until end of 2021.  

However, if you’d like to change the day of your wedding or the season it takes place in, this would be subject to a price review and we will discuss this further with you. Weddings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Will the bedroom allocation or price remain constant with our date move? 

Yes, any bedrooms booked directly with our hotel as part your wedding will be moved to the new 2021 date as per the original booking rates and number of rooms (subject to availability). Bookings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Any bookings made via a third party will be subject to their terms and conditions. 

We have booked our bedrooms via, or other online third parties, and our rate is non-refundable. Can we get a refund? 

These bookings will be subject to the terms and conditions of the third-party website that they were booked with. Please contact them directly for more information.  

Will my wedding payment terms still be the same? 

Your payment terms will improve! We are now asking for your 50% payment only 6 weeks before your big day and the final balance 14 days in advance of your wedding date.   

Terms and conditions at the time of booking will apply to weddings taking place after 30th November 2021.  

Will our wedding food or drinks menu change? 

At this point, we don’t anticipate any changes in our menus, however, if there are any changes we will notify you as soon as possible. 

Should we start thinking of postponing our wedding? 

We can only advise guests to follow the most recent version of the government’s Covid guidelines. However, we are happy to discuss your wedding at any time and give you the opportunity to discuss other options if you would like to make any changes. 

What will happen if we cancel our wedding? 

If you have any concerns about your wedding date, please contact our team to discuss this further. We’re happy to work with all our couples to find a solution if possible, and deliver your perfect wedding day! 

We have contacted our registrar/church, but they have not come back to us yet. Can you hold the date for us until we have an answer? 

Yes! We will provisionally hold the date for 7 days. At this stage, you’ll then need to let us know whether you’d like to keep the date or work with you to find a new date. 

Will all my wedding payments be moved across to my new date? 

Yes, absolutely! All payments will be moved to your new date. 

My wedding guest numbers are going to decrease as a few of my guests will not be able to make it. Can we amend or reduce our package? 

Wedding guest numbers will need to comply with any government guidelines in place at the time. However, we will allow guest numbers to be reduced by 10% for any weddings taking place in 2021 if you need to change this. 




Wedding Planner at Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel.

Hello, my name is Vicky. I have been passionate about Weddings for many years now and it’s a real pleasure to be able to bring someone’s special day together and see the happiness that it brings! I will be there all the way to plan your perfect day, stress free.

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