Hire a venue at Stourhead

An garden picnic at sunset

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 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

The gardens offer a silent calm, with the lake at the centre of a 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.
On your final walk around the lake you will be joined by a million glinting stars.

Dinner in the Temple of Apollo

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.
This is the stuff of dreams, and it can be yours for a night.

A picnic on the lake

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

To discuss any of Stourhead's many 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

The ultimate thrill and challenge is to take part in one of our tree-climbing experiences. Travel across the lake by boat and scale a tulip tree before picnicking on your own private island.
Once at the top of the tree you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view of this 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.
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.