Bowley Court Weddings

Weddings at Garden Court

Your countryside wedding, your way

Garden Court is a truly unique and idyllic venue set in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, with far reaching views and stunning gardens. This is the ultimate blank canvas to create a completely personalised wedding. From small intimate weddings, to weddings for up to 250, Garden Court offers complete flexibility. 

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How it works

Garden Court offers three inside spaces and two further principal outside spaces for wedding ceremonies. 

For larger ceremonies, the fold yard is a lovely outdoor space and can be framed under a canopy or in a bespoke tented structure to create a magical inside/outside setting for your wedding, whatever the season. The fold yard can cater for anything from a small gathering up to 169 guests, with the wedding ceremony taking place under the licensed loggia. For indoor weddings of up to 100 people, the low beamed upper barn is also available and can be bedecked in fairy lights and foliage to make a magical space.

For smaller ceremonies, Garden Court has two beautiful rooms within the house, which can host up to 60 guests. Both the oak-panelled drawing room with a full length bay window, and the inner hall, have views out onto the David Austin rose garden and elegant stone fireplaces, making both incredible backdrops for your big day. There is also a lovely summer house in the gardens which is perfect as a place to sign the register after an outdoor service.

Couples can choose to have a ceremony outdoors in any space around Garden Court's grounds, whether that be the rose garden, the woods, the south facing lawns or any of the other beautiful settings. Ceremonies outside can be for numbers up to around 250, with the ability to move guests into a marquee, a tipi or under a canopy in case of bad weather.

Alternatively, you may wish to marry elsewhere and hold your reception at Garden Court. Whatever you choose to do, Garden Court is completely yours.


Because of the individual nature of each wedding at Garden Court, it's not possible to present a standard price for a wedding. Your costs depend on the number of guests, catering required, staffing needs, any tipis/marquees required and season. 

All weddings start with a base price for exclusive hire of the house which accommodates 18 guests. Typically guests opt to book exclusive use of Garden Court for 2 nights. For the peak Spring/Summer months of 2024 (April - September), this is from £6,950 (weekend) or £5,850 (mid-week) and in the Autumn/Winter months of 2024 (October - March, excluding the festive period), this is from £5,950 (weekend) or £5,150 (mid-week). 

The base price includes the use of the upper barn or the drawing room for the wedding breakfast, which can seat up to 70 or 50 guests respectively. For larger weddings, Garden Court has excellent tipi or marquee suppliers to recommend, or you can go with a different supplier if preferred.

Catering is not included, but a wonderful catering proposal can be tailored to your requirements.

Note that one night, and single day-only enquiries are also welcomed, as are longer stays to really extend your celebrations.

Garden Court will be very happy to prepare a proposal for you based on your ideas for your special day. 

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Price includes

Garden Court's one and two night wedding offers include the following:

  • Exclusive use of Garden Court's house, bar, gardens and grounds
  • A choice of civil ceremony locations, including Garden Court’s loggia and fold yard, inner hall, drawing room, upper barn or summer house, and a choice of locations for your wedding breakfast and reception
  • Eight bedrooms with luxury bathrooms, sleeping 16 guests (or nine bedrooms sleeping 18, should you use the bridal suite dressing room as a bedroom)
  • Luxury bathroom products and fluffy towels
  • Teas, coffees and biscuits in the kitchen for guests to help themselves
  • Flowers around the house, logs for the fires and all the other touches you’d expect from a country house stay

Not included

There are separate costs to consider:

  • Catering for your wedding guests
  • Housekeeping - this can be booked for the morning of the wedding to tidy through the house for you
  • Registrar fees & booking
  • Alcohol
  • Any live music 
  • Lighting
  • Marquee or tipi
  • Staffing

Get in touch

We'd love to hear all about your wedding plans. Give the team a call on 01242 352 747 or email [email protected] for more information, or to arrange a viewing.