Weddings and Special Occasions

Our charming and historic Walled Gardens provide a picturesque setting for summer wedding receptions and special occasions. 

Weddings and Special Occasions

Our charming and historic Walled Gardens provide a picturesque setting for summer wedding receptions and special occasions.

Venue Hire for Weddings and Special Occasions at Claydon Estate

Claydon Estate’s historic Walled Gardens are a perfect setting for large summer celebrations, or classic English country wedding receptions.

The gardens are a classic example of fine English country house gardens and were initially laid out in the 18th century for the 2nd Earl Verney by James Sanderson, a pupil of Capability Brown. Successive generations have made their mark on them, with beautiful herbaceous borders, unusual features, and stunning views over the estate’s parkland.

A unique and inspirational setting to create an unforgettable experience.

Wedding Rings

Walled Gardens

The Walled Gardens are available on a dry hire basis, giving you the flexibility and freedom to create a unique and bespoke event.

Wedding Planners

We like to work with wedding and event planners, who can make your dream become a reality!


We are not licensed to hold civil marriages or civil partnerships, so our venue is for wedding celebrations and receptions only.


We strictly limit the number of weddings we have here in our Walled Gardens, so you will have a truly exclusive and special venue to yourselves.

Walled Gardens Venue Hire

Our charming and historic Walled Gardens provide a picturesque setting for a range of outdoor occasions, such as wedding receptions, festivals, club gatherings, fayres and shows.

The Kitchen Garden is the principal open space measuring over 6,000sqm and offering great flexibility. The gardens extend into the tranquil Pool Garden, Florence Nightingale Garden, and natural wooded areas including Yew Tree Walk and the Woodland Garden. 

The location offers excellent access during an event and for set up and breakdown. 

Walled Gardens

  • Kitchen Garden
  • Pool Garden
  • Florence Nightingale Garden
  • Woodland Garden
  • Yew Tree Walk
  • Bowling Green


If you are organising a larger event, the scenic and versatile parkland spaces are ideal.

  • Areas include:
    • Englands(67 acres)
    • Church Park (25 acres)
    • Lime Avenue (22 acres)


Weddings and Special Occasions

The perfect setting for a relaxed and unique outdoor occasion, or a luxury, classic English country wedding reception.


All Saints’ Church, Middle Claydon

All Saints’ Church is located within Claydon Estate and next to Claydon House, which is in the care of the National Trust.

All Saints is a sister church to St Mary’s East Claydon and St Michael’s Steeple Claydon. Claydon Estate has been the ancestral home of the Verney family for more than 400 years; Claydon House is a testament to their past fortunes, from their close involvement in the English Civil War to the family connection with Florence Nightingale, whose life is celebrated for her well-known role in the Crimean War. Her local work can be explored here and her relationship with her family. Florence may have worshipped in this church when visiting her sister, Parthenope.

Parish of the Claydons –Church of England

  • All Saints’, Middle Claydon: Capacity 100
  • St Mary’s, East Claydon: Capacity 200
  • St Michael’s, Steeple Claydon: Capacity 200

For all information relating to church marriages, please contact the Reverend Rickey by phone: 01296 706694 or email: [email protected]

Visit: Weddings at The Claydon Parish

Location and Access

Claydon Estate is less than 60 miles from central London. 

By Car (please check exact address for your specific event)

Middle Claydon, near Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2EX. 

Signposted A413 (Buckingham), A41 (Waddesdon crossroads). M40 junction 9 (Bicester) follow A41, turn off to GrendonUnderwood and Calvert, signposted from Calvert Crossroads. 

By Train

Aylesbury Parkway          10 miles

Bicester Village                12.2 miles

Bicester North                  12.2 miles

Milton Keynes Central    16 miles

By Bike

Cycle Route No 51. The Varsity Way Cycle Route between Oxford and Cambridge –120 miles.


Claydon Estate Holiday Cottages

We have two charming holiday cottages located in Claydon Estate’s historic Courtyard. Courtyard Cottage and Brewery Cottage are both two-bedroom cottages, with enclosed gardens.

Available for holiday lets at

Embers Camping

Located within Claydon Estate’s parkland, Embers campsite provides a fabulous back-to-nature location with pre-pitched bell tents, fire baskets, wood fired pizzas, modern wash blocks and plenty of open space.

For more information visit

Price Guide and Capacity


Walled Gardens

  • Kitchen Garden
  • Pool Garden
  • Florence Nightingale Garden
  • Woodland Garden
  • Bowling Green
  • Yew Tree Walk
Max Capacity

Up to 500


Over 11,000 sq m

Cost for a one day event ( inc VAT)*


Price is for a ONE day event ending at midnight.
Price includes five days in total = 3 days for build 1 day for event 2 days for breakdown.
Build and breakdown days from 8.30am-5pm.
Venue excludes marquees, catering, electricity, water, wifi , toilets, staffing, licences etc.
Prices apply to private events only. POA for public events.
Prices valid for event dates prior to 31st December 2022.

Get in Touch

The Claydon Estate
Estate Office, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire
MK18 2EX

Opening Hours

Claydon Courtyard and Phoenix Kitchen are open daily, between 10am-5pm.

We recommend you check with individual Courtyard businesses and the National Trust Claydon House for their opening times.

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