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Cowley Manor Weddings

Cowley Manor, situated in Cowley, is an idyllic setting for a wedding, elegantly blending classic English charm with contemporary design. This notable venue offers luxuriously stunning accommodation complete with 30 spacious bedrooms boasting spectacular views of lush gardens, to ensure a comfortable stay for the wedding party. The facilities available exude modern luxury and include a remarkable spa and two heated pools. When it comes to the ceremony and reception, Cowley Manor offers several options. You can choose from grand rooms or more intimate spaces depending on your preference. The billiard room is a popular choice for ceremonies due to its unique glass circle bay window offering a stunning backdrop. The Garden Room is a splendid choice for the reception, it accommodates up to 80 people and opens onto the terrace overlooking the gardens. A distinguishing feature of Cowley Manor is its award-winning architecture and design, which pairs perfectly with its intricate Italianate gardens, lakes, and parkland, making it a highly sought-after wedding venue. Its skilled and dedicated staff strive to ensure a memorable and seamless wedding experience tailored to your specific needs.

The History of Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor, located in Cowley, Gloucestershire, carries with it a rich and multifaceted history that harkens back to Roman origins. The manor, as we know it today, was built around 1855 but the history of the estate is woven into the fabric of British history. It is believed that the Roman villa, located on the estate, denotes a rich agricultural heritage of the property that continued until the late 16th century. With its distinct Italianate style, Charles Hanbury-Tracy, also known as Lord Sudeley, commissioned the current manor, reflecting the mid-Victorian architectural tastes of the time. Transforming into a hotel in the 20th century, the manor has seen its fair share of notable guests that add a touch of glamour to its already illustrious history. Over the years, it has become a favorite venue for weddings, thanks to its unique quintessentially English charm, beautiful surroundings and romantic ambiance. Today, Cowley Manor combines its historical essence with modern luxury, offering a perfect blend of past and present. Its impressive tale of transformation stands as a testament to its enduring allure, making it one of the finest wedding venues in all of Gloucestershire.

How To Find Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor is a prestigious wedding venue nestled in the scenic countryside of Cowley in Gloucestershire, England. This grand Victorian mansion is surrounded by 55 acres of enchanting woodland, gardens, and lakes, exuding a tranquil ambiance perfect for momentous occasions. It is conveniently accessible, just five miles east of enchanting Cheltenham, and a two-hour drive from London, yet it offers an oasis of calm far removed from the crowd. This unique location coupled with the Manor’s architectural grandeur makes it a sought-after venue in the heart of the Cotswolds.

About Cowley

Cowley is a quaint and historic village located within the District of Cotswold in Gloucestershire, England. Set amidst the idyllic Cotswolds Hills, the town is renowned for its pastoral landscapes and tranquil ambiance. Recognized for its rich British heritage, Cowley flaunts numerous ancient architectural marvels, most notable of which is the St. Mary’s Church, dating back to the 12th century, showcasing striking Norman and Gothic architectural elements. The town’s intimate population combines the warmth of rural living with the sophistication of modern life, an intersection of tradition and contemporary dynamics. Furthermore, Cowley’s peaceful environment is infused with a lively spirit as it hosts many country events such as infamous fairs, village fetes, and markets. Notable too is the Cowley Manor, a prestigious Victorian Italianate mansion turned hotel, which exemplifies the town’s historical elegance blended with modern luxury. In essence, Cowley is more than a mere town in Gloucestershire; it is the embodiment of the perfect English countryside, boasting an intrinsic charm that captivates its visitors and endears it to its residents. It is a charming treasure trove of rural, historical, and cultural gems waiting to be discovered.

Pedge Photography – Cowley Manor Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Pedge – a Cowley Manor wedding photographer passionate about storytelling. My style is all about visually representing the essence of your special day by capturing natural moments brimming with emotion, love, and laughter. I deeply value the significance of family and prioritise capturing those cherished moments with grandparents, children, and other loved ones. Recognising the rarity of such large family gatherings, I ensure no moment is missed.

My Wedding Photography Style

I’m adaptable to various lighting conditions and have all the necessary tools to photograph weddings in any setting. I’m confident handling group shots and guiding couples in posing, ensuring everyone feels at ease. My photography style is characterised by punchy colours, vibrance, and contrasts, but I always maintain a balance to avoid over-saturation. Above all, I aim to deliver high-quality images that encapsulate memories and love while ensuring everyone has fun in a relaxed environment.

Client Reviews

What previous clients have said about my work as a Cotswolds Wedding Photographer.

Latest Blog Posts

Some of our latest blog posts with wedding tips and real weddings we have covered in Gloucestershire and beyond.

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Picking your Cowley Manor Wedding Photographer- why Pedge Photography?

Besides the fact that you are getting a highly professional, experienced, and creative photographer who will capture all of the special moments of your wedding day, family and friends, you are getting someone that goes in to each wedding knowing that every couple is unique and that all weddings deserve their own twist and personality, rather than be provided a conveyor belt experience. I take great pride to subtly merge into your day and to be approachable for all your guests. The Cotswolds is an area I grew up in and I am all too familiar with everything the region has to offer. 

What products do you offer as a Cowley Manor Wedding Photographer?

This can bespoke based on your needs. All packages include a digital gallery in which you, your family and friends can enter with a password and download to any device. On top of this, you can also purchase prints, framed goods and albums through the digital gallery. If you would like me to build you an album, I offer an additional album package as well. Other bits, should you wish to choose them, include a pre-wedding shoot in the cotswolds or a second photographer for your wedding day.

How long do you stay with us for our Cowley Manor wedding?

I’m an all day photographer and will be with you from roughly two hours before your ceremony until at least the first dance ( and beyond – got to catch all those drunk friends cutting some shapes on the dancefloor!).

Will you travel beyond the Cotswolds for our wedding day?

Of course! Although I describe myself as a Cotswolds wedding photographer, I am happy to travel beyond. Drop me a message to find out more!

Get In Touch

Get in touch if you’re looking for a Cowley Manor Wedding Photographer – here’s my contact page.