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The perfect venue for any occasion

Unforgettable experiences

The Stourhead landscape garden is the perfect setting for any celebration © Arnhel de Serra

The Stourhead landscape garden is the perfect setting for any celebration

You can now hire the house, a temple or an island in the lake for your personal use.

Whether it's a reception for 50, a candle-lit dinner in the Gothic Cottage, a magical supper in the Temple of Apollo or a drinks party by the lake or the Temple of Flora, we're here to help you make it possible.

Supper in the Gothic Cottage

Enjoy a mouth-watering supper in this wonderful stone cottage © Stourhead images

Enjoy a mouth-watering supper in this wonderful stone cottage

Slip into the gardens, breathe in the silent calm of the lake and stroll past temples and grottoes. The surprise destination: a stone cottage with just one simple room, lit by a roaring fire and candlelight ready for your mouth-watering supper.

Blazing torches add drama to a final walk around the lake, reflecting a million glinting stars.

Dinner in the Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo offers fantastic views over the lake © National Trust

The Temple of Apollo offers fantastic views over the lake

Enjoy a supper party among the columns of this classical temple dedicated to the sun god. Take the grand tour of the lake first, pausing in the Gothic Cottage for a glass of champagne before enjoying a feast fit for the gods.

As the moon rises, magic fills the air. This is the stuff of dreams, and it can be yours for a night.

A picnic on the lake

The peaceful serenity of Stourhead makes for a relaxing visit © Nick Daly

The peaceful serenity of Stourhead makes for a relaxing visit

Enjoy a picnic surrounded by temples and wonderful vistas. Here a banquet awaits: an elaborate picnic with the pop of champagne corks while swans glide across the water. It's a picnic like no other.

For small groups with an adventurous streak, take a boat to our island and climb to the top of a tulip tree with our climbing expert.

Find out more

Sit back and relax whilst we work hard to plan your event © Stourhead/Tom Dyke

Sit back and relax whilst we work hard to plan your event

To discuss any of Stourhead's many exciting hiring opportunities, call Graham Puxley on 01747 841 353 or 07734 862820 or email the events team.

Venue hire charges start from as little as £300 and the team can also provide catering, recommend florists, musicians, photographers, and every expert you might need to create the event of a lifetime.

Tree top experiences

Young visitor tree climbing with an expert at Stourhead © BNPS

Young visitor tree climbing with an expert at Stourhead

The ultimate thrill and challenge is to take part in one of our tree-climbing experiences. Travel across the lake by boat and scale the famous tulip tree before picnicking on your own private island.

Tree top experiences

Climbing the Tulip tree on the island at Stourhead. © BNPS

Climbing the Tulip tree on the island at Stourhead.

Once at the top of the tree you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view of this famous landscape garden as the world passes by beneath you.

You can even enjoy a picnic in your very own tree top hammock hanging 40ft above the water.

Tree top experiences

Climbing the Tulip tree on the island at Stourhead and sitting in a hammock © BNPS

Climbing the Tulip tree on the island at Stourhead and sitting in a hammock

Perfect for adults and children alike:

  • £300 for up to five people
  • Includes entry to garden
  • Suitable for children aged 10+
  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Include a traditional picnic for two from £50
  • More than two? Add to the picnic at £12 pp

For more information and booking enquiries please email us.

Leave the romantic Temple of Apollo as newly weds © Red Rabbit Photography

Leave the romantic Temple of Apollo as newly weds

Say 'I do' in the Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo is set above the magnificent lake with a view described in 1765 as 'one of the most picturesque in the world'.

Exchange your vows in front of 30 guests with canapés and champagne, or enjoy a lavish luncheon set for an exclusive ceremony for 12.

We can't imagine a more romantic wedding venue and we think you'll agree.

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