If you would like information on booking Cowden for occasions such as weddings, ceremonies, photo shoots, engagements, special visits etc, please call 07876117703.

Please note that the garden can not be hired exclusively during normal opening hours. For up to date opening times please see our Information page.


Weddings at The Japanese Garden at Cowden

At The Japanese Garden at Cowden, we can provide an intimate and beautiful small wedding venue to suit your needs. Submerse yourself in the ancient trees and the unique beauty of a traditional Japanese garden set in the Scottish countryside. Have your ceremony in our Azumaya overlooking the tranquil pond or in our Garden Pavilion with a view out towards the Scottish Ochil hills. Spend the evening exploring the grounds and enjoy a drinks reception and buffet in the Garden Pavilion.

Come and Visit the Garden

Please contact our Weddings Co-ordinator to check availability and to arrange an appointment for a personal viewing of the garden and available facilities.

Wedding Ceremony

Our Garden Pavilion can comfortably accommodate 30 guests and is available to book from 4pm onwards. If you are looking for an outdoor wedding we can accommodate up to 40 standing guests around our Azumaya from 3.30pm onwards. 


After your ceremony continue your celebration in the Garden Pavilion, also available to add to outdoor weddings with a maximum of 30 guests. With a selection of food and beverage packages available to make your complete your day.

While you’re having your photographs taken in the beautiful Japanese garden your guests can relax with a glass of bubbly and enjoy a selection of Canapés made fresh on the premises by our talented Chefs.

From 5pm you and your guests can have exclusive use of the Japanese garden to explore and continue your evening with a cake cutting ceremony and a finger buffet served by our team.

For information on our food and drinks packages contact for a wedding brochure. 

Facility fees

In common with all similar venues a facility fee is levied to partially offset other services which are not charged individually. 

The following services are included in the facility fee:

  • Facility Hire
  • Only one wedding function is permitted on any one day
  • A supplied list of local wedding suppliers
  • Car Park
  • Choice of indoor or outdoor venue
  • Unlimited photography within Health and Safety parameters
  • Services of a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Table and tablecloth for signing the register
  • 6 Chairs for outdoors ceremony

Platinum service includes:

  • Cake stand & knife for cake cutting Ceremony
  • 26 chairs for indoors ceremony 
  • A selection of tables and chairs available on request for reception and buffet 
  • Exclusive access to the garden after 5pm

Conditions of Booking

We will hold all provisional bookings for two weeks thereafter a non-refundable deposit of £100 is required together with a signed letter of confirmation. 



For our venue and package prices please contact: 

Wedding Co-ordinator Rachael McGaffney 07493018700
The Japanese Garden at Cowden
Upper Hillfoot Road, Dollar,
Clackmannanshire, FK14 7PL /