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Wedding Planning at Rowton Castle

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Rowton Castle

Open House Event | Wednesday 18th April 2018

How to Choose your Bridal Jewellery in 5 Easy Steps

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Florence Sturt-Joy

Advice from a Jewellery Designer

Have You Entered? #WinAWedding

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Rowton Castle

Have You Entered? - Rowton Castle Launch Facebook Giveaway!

Florence + Michael's Rowton Castle Wedding

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Florence Sturt-Joy

Real Weddings Blog

We Have Been Shortlisted!

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Rowton Castle

We Have Been Shortlisted - 2018 UK Wedding Awards!

A Rowton Castle Commission

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Rowton Castle

Megan Roberts Artist

In the rolling Shropshire countryside, Rowton Castle may be found. Dating back to 1234, the castle has stood in the grounds for nearly 800 years. Rowton Castle, as it stands today shows the work of many periods, generations have added and taken away and we are left with a hotel of amazing beauty.

Unfortunately, more is known about the owners of the castle, than about the house itself. Historians and have been able to offer some detail, but certainly not as much as we had hoped. Like a magpie of sorts, we collect as many ‘Rowton related’ items as we can, eager to find out more.

In recent weeks, a number of photographs and a postcard or two from many years ago were acquired. Small, but perfectly formed, they depict a Rowton that we would never know.

A Guide to Planning the Perfect Winter Wedding

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Rowton Castle

A Guide to Planning the Perfect Winter Wedding

If you are considering a winter wedding or have started the hard task of planning a winter wedding, then this post is for you. It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be a stressful time, especially when you want for everything to be perfect. We would like to help, to share our top tips on these blog pages to make the planning a little easier.

Winter is a beautiful time of year, and choosing to have your wedding at this time will be a truly magical, romantic and unforgettable experience. It undoubtedly comes with a few challenges, so we’ve created this guide to help you create the wedding day of your dreams. 

The Dress

Posted on April 4, 2016 by Jaci Vianna

The Dress

Two words not to be daunted by, but we somehow just can’t help it. Your wedding day is hopefully the one opportunity that you will have to invest in such a beautiful piece – it should be enjoyed, but also gotten right. Our lovely guest blogger, Jaci Vianna shares a few tips to help the wedding dress adventure a little easier.

Grooms Fashion | Advice by Grooms of Hoole

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Jaci Vianna

Grooms Fashion | Advice by Jaci Viana

Men invariably look good in a suit… or so we have been reliably informed.

Groom fashion is one continues to reflect high street style, and step further way from the traditional, some may say glamorous attire, of traditions past. The result is a flurry of styles and never ending inspiration.

But where do you begin? 

Tower House by Interior Designer, Jaci Vianna

Posted on November 6, 2015 by Jaci Vianna

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We are in the midst of an extensive renovation; preparing for our Bride and Grooms, an opulant place to stay the night before the wedding day.

Soon to be available (for January 2016 at least), Jaci Vianna, Rowton Castle's interior designer introduces the Tower House... talks about what it means to her, to Rowton Castle and our couples, and a little about how it will be designed. 

A Competition Announcement

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Rowton Castle

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Last week we welcomed our lovely competition winner Shoana and her husband Harry to the hotel, where were finally able to present her with the very beautiful Diamond Heaven halo ring.

The prize was nothing less than a beautiful 1ct Halo Diamond ring from Diamond Heaven worth over £3,500, as well as a luxury stay here at Rowton Castle in our timeless four poster bedroom and an exquisite three course meal in our gourmet Cedar Restaurant.

Set in the gorgeous Shropshire countryside right next to Shrewsbury and recently voted Trip Advisors’ 6# Castle Hotel in the world, needless to say, we found a massive response to our giveaway with over 3,000 people entering the competition.

A Spring Wedding

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Rowton Castle

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Spring... the perfect season for a wedding. 

One of the most beautiful times to get married, the fresh dewy days bring brightness and hope as the new season begins.

A stunning time of year to marry, with it the season brings an abundance of styling options; spring weddings can be soft, muted and romantic with oh-so-pretty pastels in abundance through to the vibrant brights of bold floral hues of the season.

This morning we are feeling inspired, let us share with you some of our favourite springtime weddings and wedding looks. 

Win with Rowton Castle & Diamond Heaven

Posted on June 15, 2015 by Rowton Castle

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We have teamed up with our friends at Diamond Heaven to bring to you an amazing competition!..

To enter this competition, it's ever so simple. You need only do the following:

  • Like both Diamond Heaven & Rowton Castle Facebook pages

  • Share Both Competition Facebook posts 

Now all you have to do is keep those fingers crossed and wait for the announcement of the winner, on July 10th 2015. 

Click 'Read More' to find out whats on offer and how you can enter!

Good Luck x

Love Stories

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Rowton Castle

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In a recent post discussed proposals, and how nerve racking they could sometimes be; but we forget that the proposal is just a defining moment in a whole love story.

The story starts with once upon a time, as all good stories do. There's a spark, which may flare into a blaze quite quickly, or smoulder quietly like an ember. It begins before, and will end long after the proposal. We hope it never ends at all...a happily ever after.

The sad thing about the love story in the real world is that they stay in a private place between two people, and are hardly ever told.

This year, there's much ado about the two world wars, and along with a refinement of history, a great many personal stories are being unearthed. Photograph albums, medals and letters are being rediscovered, and a whole world of love, loss, and reunion now lies tipped out from old chocolate boxes and scattered on carpets across the land.

The Proposal

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Jaci Vianna

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Here's something we have never considered;-

Did you know that for most men, the biggest moment of their lives is the proposal? The wedding day, he thought, was the big event for a woman, but for a man, the whole magnitude of it was in the proposal.

And so gentlemen, now you're reading the Rowton Castle blog, is contemplating your wedding only the second most important event? 

How did you do it? Did you fall on one knee and utter the time old words? Or was it a quiet mumble while unloading the shopping? If it's the second, better do it again over an intimate dinner. People will ask about it, and you wouldn't want it to be remembered as a scrabble over the carrier bags.