Bowlers Restaurant - Weddings


Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding

With its majestic views and tranquil setting, Bowlers Restaurant is the perfect venue for your wedding reception. Ideal for wedding breakfasts of 20 - 70 guests and evening receptions of up to 200, our friendly and professional staff will ensure you have a day to remember.

  • Set Wedding Breakfast Package - from £36
  • Stunning backdrop for photographs
  • Arrival drinks served on our patio
  • Ample parking
  • Professional & friendly staff

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Chair covers not included

Wedding Etiquette

Father of the Bride Speech

The bride’s father will be called upon by the toastmaster to propose a toast to ‘The Bride and Groom’. Before doing so he will normally welcome the groom’s parents, relatives of both families and any other guests, and also welcome the groom to his family

Best Man’s Speech

It is the best man's duty to respond to this toast on behalf of the bridesmaids, his speech should be light hearted and fun. It should be the high spot of the reception and it is very often his ability to make this particular speech, with humour and interest, that is the deciding chapter on the selection of the best man (no pressure then!).

Groom’s Speech

The bridegroom replies on behalf of himself and his bride, taking the opportunity to thank his parents. He will also take this opportunity on behalf of his wife and himself to thank all those present for their gifts.

To conclude, the bridegroom will propose the toast of the bridesmaids, and thank them for a job well done, he may also present them with a small gift as a token of their appreciation.

Bride’s Speech

It is now quite common for the bride to say a few words on her wedding day, especially if someone close to her could not be present, or if she would like to express her feelings about her entourage, the day or her new husband.

Thank you for making our wedding reception such a fantastic experience...

Set Package

  • Arrival Drink
  • 3 Course Traditional Roast Meal
  • Coffee or Tea
  • 1/4 Bottle of Wine per adult
  • Glass of bubbly for Toasts per adult

Also includes all hire & linen charges from £36pp

Weddings TablesTables are dressed in white linen complemented by slip cloths and serviettes to co-ordinate with your chosen wedding colours.

For more intimate receptions, our private committee room can seat up to 30 guests with outstanding views over the course.

Wedding Breakfast Menu

Pimms or Bucks Fizz on Arrival


Homemade Soup with Roll & Butter
Classic Prawn Cocktail
House Pate with Toasts


Roast Topside of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Chicken with Sage & Onion Stuffing
Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint Sauce

All served with Roast Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables

¼ Bottle of House Wine Per Adult


Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce
Apple & Cinnamon Crumble
Toffee Cheesecake


Coffee or Tea


Set Menu for Wedding party £36.00 per person

Alternatively, you can offer your guests a choice of meals: 2 options £38.00 per person
(to be pre-ordered)

Under 14s £14.00
(Small Roast, Starter & Sweet)

Under 6s £8.00
(Chicken Bites & Chips + Ice-Cream)

Arrangements can be made for vegetarian guests or guests with special dietary requirements.

Evening Reception

Finger Buffet - £7.50 per person

Selection of Sandwiches & Bridge Rolls (with ham, egg mayonnaise, cheese & pickle, tuna mayonnaise), Quiche, Chicken Drumsticks, Sausage Rolls, Mini Cheese & Pineapple or Onion, Cocktail Sausages, Vol-au-Vents, Crisps

Finger/Fork Buffet - £9.50 per person

As above with a selection of Gateaux

Premium Finger Buffet - £10.50 per person

Selection of Sandwiches & Bridge Rolls (selection as above plus smoked salmon, chicken mayonnaise and prawn), Quiche, Chicken Drumsticks, Sausage Rolls, Mini Cheese & Pineapple or Onion, Cocktail Sausages, Vol-au-vents, Crisps together with a Gateaux & Cheesecake Selection.

Fork Buffet - £12.95 per person

Selection of Cold Meats, Pasta Salad, Rice Salad, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Lettuce, Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Quiche, Sandwiches, New Potatoes, Crusty Bread Roll & Butter. Selection of Gateaux

Summer BBQ - £8.50 per person

Burger, Cheese Burger or Hot Dog, plus Jacket Potato, Chicken Drumsticks, Selection of Salads and Coleslaw

Our buffets are for a minimum of 50 people. We can cater for up to 150 and are licenced for 200.  BBQs are based on pre-agreed numbers.

After your wedding breakfast, we can accommodate up to 200 guests for the evening reception from 7.30pm - midnight with no extra hire charge.

We have a selection of DJs who can be booked with music to entertain your guests and party the night away. And don’t forget the all important ‘First Dance’.

Please call to arrange a viewing or consultation. We require a 25% nonrefundable deposit to secure your chosen date. Approximately 8 weeks prior, we will have a second meeting to confirm details and a final meeting 1 month prior to confirm final numbers and settle your balance.

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Call Us on 02380 767996 to discuss your requirements

Contact us

The Pavilion
Golf Course Road,
SO16 7LE

tel: (023) 8076 7996
fax: (023) 8076 8927


Bowlers Restaurant is the clubhouse for the Southampton City Golf Course. Situated off Bassett Avenue, just minutes from the City Centre and with free car parking, licensed bar and majestic views over the course, it really is the place to go for a lunch time snack, an after work drink or just to meet friends.

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