Stowe School, Buckinghamshire

Stowe School is a selective coeducational independent school for children aged 13-18 based in Stowe, Buckinghamshire which also offers outstanding facilities for hire.

Stowe School
Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EH

Outstanding school facilities for hire

Stowe House offers the perfect setting for both business and leisure events, with outstanding facilities available for hire. Stowe’s unique blend of character and facilities, coupled with its rural but central location, makes it a natural choice for your event. We tailor our corporate events and team-building days uniquely to your requirements. We have extensive experience offering conferences and meetings, product launches, corporate team-building days, corporate family days, Christmas parties, dinner dances and balls.We have a range of venues to choose from, including our historic State Rooms, stunning South Front lawn, on-site theatre and auditorium to ensure your day is truly special and memorable.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • Catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Accommodation

Dance, Drama & Music

Filming Venue

Stowe House is an established filming location with many feature films and documentaries having been filmed here. The stunning architecture and beautiful interiors make Stowe an ideal location for you. If you’d like to make the most of magnificent setting of Stowe you can have filming in the gardens of National Trust Stowe and we’ll jointly manage your shoot across the site.

Music School

The Chung Music School includes the Ugland Auditorium, recording studios and practice rooms. Each room has one of our signature Steinway pianos. The Music School can be hired for a variety of musical events, and lessons.


The Roxburgh Theatre seats 400 (323 on seating rake with additional chairs to take it up to 400) and is the perfect setting for talks, lectures and drama events and productions. Features: Catering, Disabled Access, Parking,

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

The Drayson Sports Hall has a newly laid floor and high lux lighting, with a refurbished fitness suite located within the sports complex. The Sports Hall is marked out for a wide variety of sports and games, and cane be hired out for regular training sessions or one off matches and tournaments.


Stowe has a 9-hole course situated in the historic setting of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s landscaped garden. The Club has an extensive range of social gatherings and competitions to get involved in.

Swimming Pool

The 25m, 6 lane heated indoor swimming pool is available to hire as part of your event at Stowe.

Celebrations & Events


The 18th-century splendour of the magnificent historic Stowe House offers the perfect backdrop to your special day. The House was built for lavish entertaining – large parties and celebrations took place here during the period of Jane Austen. We have a dedicated team of Wedding Planners ready to help you design your perfect day. We can offer you tailored advice as to which combination of State Rooms to choose for your Wedding Breakfast, Reception and evening entertainment to ensure that your special day flows as it should.

Historic Entertaining Areas

The majestic State Drawing Room is a stunning interior. Its monumental portraits of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos provide the perfect backdrop for social and corporate functions. With lots of natural daylight and the beautiful proportions of the high ceiling this is a beautiful room throughout the day. With the light reflecting off its gilded ceiling the State Drawing Rooms acts as the perfect room for evening social events. Max Capacity (Round Tables): 80, (Long Tables): 100.

Historic Dining Hall

The State Dining Room is a splendid rectangular room with an elaborately decorated ceiling designed by Francesco Sleter. The three octagonal paintings, from the 1820s, all feature Venus. The magnificent windows look over breathtaking views of the South Front, Corinthian Arch and Octagon Lake and fill the room with natural light whatever time of the year. Max Capacity (Round Tables): 112, (Long Tables): 160.


For over 30 years the Stowe House catering team have provided the most exquisite, sumptuous and delectable fine dining to a host of weddings and special events. As the in-house caterers for weddings and events at Stowe House, the catering team have unrivaled experience and knowledge to make the catering at your special event something to remember.

Historic Entertaining Areas

The Music Room, which was exquisitely decorated by Vincenzo Valdrè, is truly one of the jewels of Stowe’s interiors. The room is lavishly decorated in 23 ½ carat gold leaf, with hand-painted walls. Like all of our State Rooms, it offers wonderful views of the South Front vista. Max capacity: 120 (Music Room only), (Round Tables): 80, (Long Tables): 100.

Historic Hall

The Marble Saloon is a spectacular elliptical hall, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. The Saloon doors can remain open throughout your day, offering a view of the stunning Octagon Lake and Corinthian Arch as the backdrop to your ceremony. Max Capacity (Theatre style): 200, (Round Tables): 112.

Historic Entertaining Areas

The Blue Drawing Room is a beautiful parlour room, perfect for smaller social function. Newly restored, this more intimate space has a ceiling themed with bacchic celebration and is named after the Blue Silk damask which lines its walls. Max Capacity: (Theatre Style) 40 , (Round Tables): 32.

Outdoor Space

The beautiful space in front of the South Front Portico provides for a fantastic location for photos for all events. The stunning grounds can be hired for a wide range of social, corporate and community events in the stunning backdrops within the National Trust grounds.



On-site accommodation is available with 13 boarding houses located both in Stowe House itself and also in the stunning grounds of the School. Over 600 beds are available for residential courses and events. These are a mixture of modern, en-suite rooms and traditional school dormitories.

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