discover Dodford Manor
Yours and yours alone, Dodford Manor barn wedding venue is here for you to enjoy your most momentous day of your lives! Surrounded by more than 20 acres of glorious Northamptonshire countryside this multi award-winning historic Grade II listed restored barn wedding venue is the perfect setting for your wedding day.
Enjoy your countryside wedding day as it flows seamlessly from preparations and excitement in the Grain Store (the Bride’s Beauty Booth), to your marriage into the historic 1680’s Mortain Barn. Surprise your guests as they are invited into the previously hidden Oak Barn; where you can ‘Feast and Fizz’ your way through the afternoon in the naturally lit, oak framed, glass walled Oak Barn with beautiful uninterrupted rural views…before the daylight fades, views disappear, and the building transforms into a warm atmospheric barn wedding venue and ultimate evening celebrations setting for you to dance the night away.
From 11am on your wedding day the barn wedding venue and surround grounds is exclusively yours. The only people at Dodford Manor are here at your request, which gives you that unique exclusivity. This adds an extra special dimension to your wedding day.
You are our sole focus throughout the day and you will have your own Dodford Manor Wedding Event Manager and Catering Team looking after you from start to finish (setting up, ensuring your day runs perfectly and packing away too)! It is a genuinely privilege to be involved in your special day and we love what we do. We want you to relax and enjoy your momentous day confident in the knowledge that you will be looked after by us (a multi-award-winning wedding team)!
a moment to prepare
BRIDAL BEAUTY BOOTH
Having your wedding in a barn doesn’t mean you have to rough it! When we lovingly restored the 1680s threshing barn, the Mortain barn, we renovated the Grain Store too and converted it into a wonderful on site Beauty Booth. The Beauty Booth is within the same barn you are getting married in and is hidden away for you and your bridal party to prepare for the big moment!
There is even an ancient looking stone vent window with one way glass, so you can watch the guests assemble for your barn wedding from the Beauty Booth; just to add to those butterflies!
The Barn Wedding venue layout was designed so you don’t have a mad dash from incelement weather to your wedding ceremony in the Mortain Barn!
your momentous occasion
THE MORTAIN BARN
Time to say your all-important “I do’s”! This is the moment you’ve been building up to for. The ancient stone walled Mortain Barn provides a charming natural solemnity and historic setting for your marriage ceremony with a vaulted glass wall, stone walls, flag stoned floor and light oak chairs.
The wedding barn, a 1680s threshing barn, is fully airconditioned and cool during the hot summer day and toasty and warm in the winter; with none of the drafts typically associated with holding your wedding in a barn!
The historic farm layout means the barn wedding venue forms a series of yards. Your guests enter the Outer Yard on arrival, with the ancient Mortain Barn and glimpses of the long ranging rural views.
The landscaped lavender lined pathway, central signature olive tree, lap boarded barn and stone walled Mortain barn provides a variety of backdrops for your outdoor wedding photographs.
WINTER BARN WEDDING VENUE
Due to the British weather not always being as reliable as we want it to be we have of course ensured that no matter what the weather does you will still be able to enjoy the day you have always dreamt of…
feast & make merry
THE OAK BARN
After your beautiful ceremony and your fabulous drinks reception your big day isn’t over yet, it has only just started …. It’s nearly time for those long-awaited speeches and some glorious food…
dance the night away
PARTY WEDDING BARN
The ‘I do’s’ are reality, the socialising together with bubbles and congratulations have been flowing, food is settling nicely… and the best man can breath a sigh of relief that he has made it through his very important speech…
THE LITTLE PEOPLE
Whilst the adults play…. we can certainly not forget the Little People! Dodford Manor’s grounds are endless in providing great opportunities to keep those little ones entertained…
Whether an intimate wedding or great big party, the flow at Dodford Manor works to great effect. The Mortain Barn provides a charming, airy, naturally lit setting for your wedding ceremony…