The State Dining Room was pivotal to many grand occasions.
Raising the funds necessary for this phase of restoration is now critical. The State Dining Room, and its adjacent State Drawing Room, are the last of the major State Rooms at Stowe requiring significant restoration. Over the years, thousands of pairs of feet have trodden on the floorboards which now require replacement, while the ceiling has suffered the ravages of time. The State Dining Room remains in use today, with 1,000 staff and pupils using it during term time. It also serves much grander purposes, as it has welcomed royalty and revellers over the years.