How many guests can you accommodate in the day and evening?
Bowcliffe Hall has a variety of venues to suit your needs, for up to 85 day guests and 150 evening guests. There are four distinct options to choose from across the Estate, varying in size and design depending on your discerning requirements. The Bowcliffe Room is the Estate’s original drawing room - complete with captivating original features and French-style doors facing onto the expertly manicured gardens, allowing you bring the outside in. This bright and airy room can accommodate up to 85 guests for a civil ceremony, 60 for your wedding breakfast and 80 for the evening reception. The Ballroom is a grand, awe-inspiring room which has been entirely renovated, complete with 23.5 carat gold gilded ceiling, hand-blocked wallpaper, art deco bar and a fully-integrated sound system and oak dance floor. It can accommodate up to 120 for a civil ceremony, 85 for your wedding breakfast and 150 for the evening reception. Guests will be blown away by the Blackburn Wing, a multi-award-winning building that defies convention. Nestled in ancient woodland, designed to be shaped like an aeroplane, the building pays homage to Robert Blackburn, aviation hero and previous proprietor of the Estate. It’s sure to keep your guests talking for years to come. The contemporary, state-of-the-art building can accommodate up to 60 for a civil ceremony, 60 for your wedding breakfast and 120 for the evening reception. Those looking for an intimate venue may prefer the Drivers’ Club - home of Bowcliffe Hall’s very own private members club. With decor inspired by the opulent 1920’s and the Golden Age of Motoring, it can accommodate 35 guests for your wedding breakfast and 85 for the evening reception. Alternatively in the warmer months you may choose to hold your celebration in an outdoor marquee or tipi, held amongst the extensive landscaped gardens on either the South or East lawn of the Estate, ensuring a beautiful natural backdrop to your celebration.
Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies?
Yes, Bowcliffe Hall is fully-licensed to hold civil ceremonies across its various rooms or within the grounds of the Estate.
Is the venue available for exclusive hire?
We offer total absolute exclusivity to guests and unparalleled flexibility with a breadth of options unsurpassed in the Yorkshire area. With a limited number of weddings held at the Estate each year, our events team can ensure a highly personal service, working closely with you to create the perfect day that truly reflects your individual style.
Do you have accommodation on-site?
Bowcliffe Hall does not offer accommodation, but there are a number of options close-by including plenty of fantastic family-run B&B’s, guesthouses and hotels. For more information, please get in touch with us.
Can we use our own caterers?
No, we do not allow outside catering. Our in-house, highly-experienced chefs will work closely with you to craft a menu that suits not only your specific taste, but the very essence and ambience of your special day. The wedding menu includes breakfast, evening dishes and plenty of options for children and those with allergies and dietary restrictions, all favouring fresh, locally-sourced produce. We offer a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes for your guests to enjoy, along with a comprehensive drinks package. The full menu can be viewed on our website.
What is your closing time?
The bar licence runs until midnight, with last orders at 11.45pm. This can be extended for an additional cost per hour.
“The second we drove over that bridge and saw Bowcliffe Hall for the first time we were hooked, we had to get married there. The venue is absolutely stunning and all of our guests commented on that same feeling when they arrived on our wedding day.”
“We came to the Bowcliffe Hall Wedding Fayre funnily enough to see a Tipi as I was desperate to have a Tipi Wedding. We had looked at a couple of venues and we hadn’t seen anywhere that we both loved and couldn’t seem to agree on what we wanted (maybe we were a bit confused!). We could not believe how beautiful Bowcliffe Hall was as we walked around the Wedding Fayre and when we got outside to the Blackburn Wing we decided that it was the venue for us.”
“Every single member of the Bowcliffe team has been amazing, from start to finish we’ve enjoyed every moment. We couldn’t have asked for a better or more supportive wedding planner – Becky has shared our excitement every step of the way. Her and Oliver curated our day perfectly and nothing was ever too much trouble, the same can be said for Janet who’s calm words, caring nature and good sense of humour have made us feel more at home with every visit.”
“As soon as we visited Bowcliffe we knew it was the venue for us. In terms of variety and sheer quality there is nothing like it. The Blackburn Wing was without doubt the crowning glory for us and we knew we wanted to get married and hold the reception inside this magnificent tree-house. The ability to have our photos in both the modern Wing as well as in the decadent Drivers’ Club and stunning Ballroom was a dream come true. Guests couldn’t stop raving about the venue and grounds…"
“For our wedding, we wanted somewhere different and unforgettable. I’d always thought Bowcliffe might fit the bill but never mentioned it to Michelle. When we first visited together it was fantastic she loved it and made the decision so easy – we didn’t even visit anywhere else. It was the perfect choice. Choosing Bowcliffe was an easy decision as it is so very unique. It was the only venue we visited and were so pleased with our choice. We love the grounds and Hall completely, everything is immaculate and the attention to detail, as well as the quirky individual touches throughout the venue, are second to none…”
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