Couples are able to tie the knot at one of Swindon's oldest and most unique venues for the first time.

Town Gardens in Swindon, managed by South Swindon Parish Council, has officially launched Weddings at the Bowl, a new outdoor wedding venue located within the picturesque setting of the park’s amphitheatre known as the Bowl.

The Bowl, situated in the middle of the landscaped Town Gardens, is now licensed to host marriages and civil ceremonies.

The dry-hire venue offers a unique blank canvas that can be shaped to fit weddings of all types. There’s room for up to 200 guests, and the entirety of the park is available for the all-important wedding photos.

The venue held its inaugural wedding ceremony on Friday, June 14, when local couple Ola and Danny became the first to tie the knot in this one-of-a-kind setting.

The venue was also used for a wedding on April 27, when couple Jill and Steve, celebrated their marriage after tying the knot at the civic offices.

Jill said: "Steve and I had the privilege of being the first couple to ever have a wedding ceremony and reception held at The Old Town Bowl and in a word, it was wonderful! 

“So many of our guests commented on what a special venue it was and how that was part of making it such a wonderful and personal day. 

“Seeing a couple of months later that the team have now delivered legal marriage licencing for the site too means that hopefully many others will be able to follow in our footsteps and have the same amazing experience we had delivered for us.”

Councillor Neil Hopkins, Chair of South Swindon Parish Council said: "I’m delighted that the Bowl is now a licensed wedding venue, offering a unique venue within our beloved Town Gardens.

“Congratulations to the couples who have celebrated their special day in the Bowl. I can’t wait to see many more ceremonies and celebrations over the coming years.”

Weddings at the Bowl are available for the 2025 and 2026 wedding seasons. With its sloping grassy banks, lush floral surroundings, and semi-circular amphitheatre design, the Bowl offers an enchanting space for wedding ceremonies.

Couples wanting to follow in Ola's and Danny's footsteps can find out more about Town Garden Bowl weddings at