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Hire a venue at Stourhead

Women at a wedding at Mount Stewart House, Co Down
We'll help you plan an event you'll never forget | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Whether you are looking for a picturesque backdrop to your wedding ceremony or a truly beautiful location for your engagement photoshoot, Stourhead provides the perfect location.

Why choose Stourhead for your celebration?

This 2,650-acre estate at the source of the River Stour in Wiltshire is a place like no other. Designed in the 18th century by Henry Hoare II, this colourful landscape is renowned for its spectacular vistas, walks and monuments, which led one magazine to describe it as ‘a living work of art’.

Whatever you are celebrating, our friendly team will help to make it an occasion you will never forget. We will work closely with you to understand your requirements, before curating a package that’s tailored to your budget and tastes.

Weddings at Stourhead

Congratulations on your engagement, we are delighted that you are thinking of Stourhead for your special occasion.

What could be more romantic than holding your wedding or civil ceremony amid the surroundings of the Stourhead estate? Each of our lakeside temples along with Stourhead House are licensed for ceremonies and can accommodate guests from between 12 and 80 people, dependent upon location.

The events team can also recommend local caterers, florists, musicians, and photographers to make your occasion extra-special.

We are proud to host weddings between April and September each year.

The house at dawn Stourhead, Wiltshire
The house at dawn Stourhead, Wiltshire | © National Trust Images/Betsy Ogilvie

Engagement Proposals at Stourhead

A moment to remember and treasure against the backdrop of Stourhead garden.

A champagne toast set against beautiful backdrop of Stourhead lakeside and temples makes the ideal setting for your proposal of marriage.

Engagement and Wedding Photography at Stourhead

The iconic gardens and beautiful wider estate make a beautiful backdrop for your wedding and engagement photoshoots. We can offer wedding photography packages from January through to the end of October.

Photoshoots must be booked in advance and all commercial photographers must hold a Stourhead license to photograph on the property.

By booking your wedding, engagement proposal or photography at Stourhead you are helping us to look after this special place for future generations.

The Temple of Apollo at Stourhead, Wiltshire
The Temple of Apollo is a classical structure dedicated to the titular sun god | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Stourton Memorial Hall

Situated at the heart of the Stourhead estate and only a short distance from the garden entrance, Stourton Memorial Hall (run by the local community) is ideal for larger celebrations.

Maximum number of people: 80

How to book a function at Stourhead

To request a copy of our brochure please contact the events team on 01747 841 152 or email

Family exploring the garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Discover more at Stourhead

Find out when Stourhead is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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