Cheshire Wedding - Nicola and Luke Stubbs, Bowdon Rooms
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Set in a picturesque village in Cheshire, The Bowdon Rooms is a charming building that offers an abundance of authentic character and beautiful features. More than 100 years old, the property’s Edwardian splendour serves as a truly unique venue for couples celebrating their ‘I do’s.
Nicola and Luke Stubbs chose The Bowdon Rooms as their picture-perfect venue for their wedding. The day was filled with effortless joy and laughter – beautifully captured by Michele Jones Photography.
On entering The Bowdon Rooms during a regular mid-week afternoon, you may be forgiven for thinking that it’s simply a nice, local music venue in Altrincham; hosting charity choral concerts and Latin dance classes. But, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to feast your eyes on the grand ballroom fully dressed and exclusively prepared to receive the new Mr and Mrs and their guests... you’ll understand why Bowdon Rooms couples really are happy couples. It’s simply glorious. Transformed into a haven of dream-like sophistication, the venue is the epitome of a bride and groom’s fairytale vision – flower-filled, gleaming, luxurious.
As the award-winning venue is now in its eleventh year, the team behind the charming facade are highly experienced event managers with an ingenious flair, having created a vast portfolio of spectacular weddings. And for Nicola and Luke, it was no exception: black and white themed tables; palms amongst the voiles; sparkling fairy lights and candelabras making the ballroom – with its impressive art deco chandeliers – everything the couple wanted.
“The audible ‘wow’ when the ballroom was opened said it all,” says Nicola. “We knew then that we’d got it right! We knew that The Bowdon Rooms wanted our wedding to be as special as we did.”
Before visiting The Bowdon Rooms, Nicola and Luke had rather specific ideas of what they wanted, but struggled to find just the right premises.
Nicola explains: “None of the other venues really had the wow factor and they had lots of restrictions. But then we found The Bowdon Rooms ...and what a hidden gem it is! You can feel the history of it when you enter the building and it felt very friendly before we had even met anyone. Once we saw the chandeliers and heard the story of the venue, we knew it was special.”
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Among the many fabulous qualities that make this establishment stand out, versatility is one which every bride enjoys: from Great Gatsby to vintage tea party, Art Deco to gangster glamour the team are poised and prepared to accommodate any couple’s desires, ensuring their dreams are morphed into an idyllic wedding reception.
More than just event organisers, the dedicated team are also wedding specialists – offering a complete bespoke package including bridal gown sourcing; floral displays by Barkers; talented musicians, and much more.
Nicola says: “We simply could not have done it without the expertise of the team. They interpreted our vision perfectly!”
The Bowdon Rooms wedding planners work seamlessly with their select contacts to create just the desired effect.
Karen Halfpenny, Wedding Planning & Events Manager says: “We simply love bringing together a couple’s dream day. Every wedding is so individual and each one a challenge, but we achieve fabulous results and have delighted brides and grooms every time. It’s always worth every last effort!”
By using their know-how just when it’s needed, these wedding specialists are always on-hand to alleviate the stress, as Karen explains: “Our job is all about going out of our way to ensure that couples and their guests are as happy as possible. This is paramount.”
And as for the photos... the nearby beauty spot of Denzell Gardens provided a simply stunning backdrop to add to the couple’s wedding album. With an ornamental pond, rich and varied vegetation and a beautiful 19th century house, this peaceful paradise is but five minutes’ drive from The Bowdon Rooms.
Taking the wedding party into the early hours, naturally the festivities included some wonderful music – and the sprung maple dance floor is one of the ballroom’s key features: “The guests were amazed at the dance floor and stage - perfect for dancing to our wedding band.”
On the bride’s final reflection of the best day of her life: “In the words of my mum, ‘it was spectacular’. It was exactly what a bride and groom should expect from a venue ...we were overwhelmed!”
With so many years of creating innovative and bespoke weddings it’s no wonder that The Bowdon Rooms really is the definitive choice for so many brides and grooms. With lovely period premises and professional planners at the helm, this venue has what it takes to be the icing on your wedding cake.
If you would like to discuss your own big day, or to attend the next Wedding Fayre on 2nd November, contact The Bowdon Rooms on 0161 926 8992. n
Images by Michele Jones Photography: mjphoto.co.uk
Flowers by Barkers The Florist: barkerstheflorist.co.uk