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Venue hire at Stowe Gardens

A bride and groom on their wedding day in the garden at Mount Stewart, County Down
A bride and groom on their wedding day | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Full of romantic temples and beautiful views in the Buckinghamshire countryside, the gardens at Stowe are the perfect venue for those in search of an extra special wedding or photography location.

Events at Stowe Gardens

Full of romantic temples and beautiful views in the Buckinghamshire countryside, the gardens at Stowe are the perfect venue for those in search of an extra special location. Grand temples, a Palladian bridge, reflective lakes, waterfalls, and woodlands Stowe has it all! We’ll ensure you have a day to remember, whatever the occasion.

Ceremonies and receptions

Looking for the perfect place to tie the knot? Stowe offers a variety of beautiful places for your special day. You hire the space and build your own, bespoke, creative and personal wedding day. Ceremony only or a full reception party, with the support of our dedicated team, you can have the wedding of dreams in a natural, historic landscape.

We now have 5 licensed wedding buildings.

  • Palladian Bridge
  • Temple of Ancient Virtue
  • The Rotunda
  • Temple of Concord and Victory
  • Temple of Venus


View of the Temple of Concord and Victory at sunrise
The Temple of Concord and Victory at sunrise | © National Trust/David Humphries

Temple of Concord and Victory

Set to dazzle your guests and with our largest temple, situated in the Grecian Valley and set in a quiet area of the garden. There's capacity for 120 guests inside for a civil ceremony with a nearby private car park and bridal car access to the temple. With such a beautiful view, enjoy the whole day at Stowe with a large marquee on the lawn for your wedding breakfast and reception.

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Picture perfect

If you'd like to bring a professional photographer to capture a special moment, please get in touch, booking is essential. We charge a fee for personal photoshoots which helps to support the charity. Our photoshoots take place before and after the gardens are open to visitors, giving you privacy and exclusivity for your special moment. Not only that, you will have the services of a golf buggy and knowledgeable guide to escort you around the 250 acres, making sure you get the very best out of your photography session.

Each session can last up to three hours and must be booked in advance. Please note, for the enjoyment of our visitors and to ensure you get the very best out of your photoshoot, we do not permit photoshoots to take place during opening hours.

A photoshoot at Stowe will make you a part of Stowe’s history as much as Stowe will now become a part of yours. When you look at your precious photographs, you will know that your fee has played a part in conserving this beautiful landscape for future generations.

• The cost of a photoshoot session is £500 (photographer not included)
• 3 hour session 07:00 – 10:00 or 17:30 – 20:30
• Golf buggy and guide included


From big budget adventures to historical documentaries, with Stowe as the backdrop, amazing views, historical accuracy and endless opportunities are guaranteed.

Interested in filming at Stowe? Speak to the National Trust film office by calling 020 7824 7128.

Location scouts

Stowe sits at the very top of Buckinghamshire, right on the county border with Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, and Bedforshire with great motorway and A-road connections. It's only just over an hour from many London studios and under two hours from central London, our location provides an easy solution to make logistic plans run smoothly. The nearest train stations are Bicester North and Milton Keynes.

We welcome appointments for scouts to view the gardens and parkland. Please use the film office contact details above to arrange a booking.

Stowe on screen

Stowe Gardens has been featured in various films and TV programmes over the years from historical documentries through to hit factual entertainment shows. You might have seen us on:

  • Netflix - Bridgerton
  • Netflix - The Crown
  • Sony Pictures - Slaughterhouse Rulez
  • Channel 5 - Secrets of the National Trust
  • Warner Brothers - Pan
  • Sky Arts - Landscape Artist of the Year 2016
  • BBC - 24 Hours in the Past
  • BBC - Antiques Roadshow
  • Channel 4 - Titchmarsh on Capability Brown
  • Lionsgate - Pride and Prejudice with Zombies
  • Universal Pictures - Wolfman
  • United International Pictures - James Bond The World is not Enough

Find out more

For more information on holding a wedding, photoshoot, private or corporate event at Stowe Gardens please phone 01280 817156 or email us at We look forward to helping you create the perfect event.

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