Stowe school Wedding – Temple of Concord and Victory
Stowe school is one of Buckinghamshire’s absolute gems.
Here’s a load of reasons why you should absolutely consider getting married at Stowe if you live in and around Milton Keynes, of if you simply want an entirely unique venue to get married.
Exclusivity and privacy
The wedding below was held at the temple of concord and victory in the grounds of Stowe. It’s a national trust park which means anyone wanting to visit has to pay to get in. You may have a few amblers, but during the whole day, I think we saw four. That’s because concord and victory is so far up one end of the park, no one ever walks that far, the grounds at Stowe are that expansive.
Only a hundred yards walk from the temple is a private car park only for your guests. There is a security barrier to pass through on the way to the event area which is manned all the time so there’s no worries about leaving vehicles in public car parks. Not on the list, not getting in!
The grounds are so huge that you need a golf buggy to navigate them for pictures. This also means that even if there is another wedding happening on the estate, you will one never hear them and two never see them. This really can’t be underestimated as I’ve seen estates where they have put two wedding parties in too close proximity. Of course everyone is convivial, but I think it detracts from the uniqueness of your wedding experience.
Stunning and unique photo locations
Stowe is full of unique locations for pictures. Dotted with interesting temples, statues, archways and bridges, the grounds have so much potential for awesome pictures that you could photograph thirty weddings in a year there and never come away with the same set of photographs. Not only are the architectural features really cool, but so are a lot of the trees – i’m being serious. I love trees, so much so that I donate part of your wedding fee to a tree planting charity. They weave and knot and bend and hug, all different varieties offering plenty of different backdrops and spaces to interact with.
Any outdoor catering you want
Because there is no kitchen in the temple, you can have whatever you want around it. These cool cats opted for a really cool tipi to have the wedding breakfast in and barbecued everything for the food. After dinner, an ice cream van rocks up to dish out all the sweet goodies, it gets your guests up off of their feet and ready to mingle. Then in the evening, a wood fired pizza van shows up to help soak up the free espresso martinis they’d been drinking all day.
I don’t think there is anywhere else in the area that offers you a unique place to get married that is set in amazing scenery, with entirely unique surroundings AND let’s you decorate, dress and cater the event however you want. If I was going to plan a second wedding (to my Jen again of course) Stowe would be top of my list.
Ah yes, flowers by the immensely talented and all kinds of lovely girls from Herbert & Isles, check them out for all your wedding floristry needs.