The grandeur and beauty of Stowe has inspired writers, philosophers and artists since the 18th century. One of the finest English landscaped gardens, Stowe is a treasure trove of temple monuments, ornamental lakes and hidden corners. There are two licensed ceremony venues - the Temple of Concord and Victory, and the Temple of Venus. A reception can be held at a number of marquee sites.

GUEST LIST Up to 100 for ceremony, up to 1,000 for a reception in a marquee THE BILL From £2,400 for ceremony LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01280 822850; nationaltrust.org.uk/stowegardens/weddings.