discover Dodford Manor
Available exclusively for you and your guests, Dodford Manor is the barn wedding venue of your dreams. Surrounded by more than 20 acres of glorious Northamptonshire countryside, there is no better place for you to enjoy the most momentous day of your lives. This multi-award-winning Grade II listed restored barn wedding venue is the ideal setting for your big day.
Your wedding day will flow seamlessly from the excitement of the morning preparations in the Grain Store (the Bridal Beauty Booth) to your marriage in the historic ironstone Mortain Barn, which dates back to the 1680s.
Dodford Manor is a barn wedding venue full of surprises, with guests able to enjoy food and drinks in the naturally lit, oak framed, glass-walled Oak Barn while soaking in the beautiful uninterrupted views of rural Northamptonshire.
When daylight fades, the building transforms into a warm atmospheric barn wedding venue, providing you with the perfect place in which to dance the night away at your evening celebration.
From 11 am on your wedding day the barn wedding venue and surrounding grounds are exclusively yours. The only people at Dodford Manor are here at your request, giving you a unique exclusivity and adding an extra dimension to your wedding day.
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 even packing away too! It is a privilege to be involved in your special day and we love what we do. We want you to relax and enjoy your day confident in the knowledge that you will be looked after by a multi-award-winning team focusing solely on you.
IN SERIOUS STYLE
Our wonderful Bridal Beauty Booth is tucked away for you and your bridal party to prepare yourself for your magical moment walking down the aisle. Transformed into a luxuriously appointed room with en-suite shower room, large mirrors and comfortable furniture, it is the ideal place for you and your bridal party to add those finishing touches and enjoy the excitement of your dream barn wedding.
Licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, your wedding ceremony will take place in the beautiful Mortain Barn. Bathed in natural light, with its mixture of stone flagged flooring, rustic wooden beams and carefully restored ironstone walls, the Mortain Barn makes every wedding ceremony feel extra special. It can be configured for intimate weddings for 30 to 40 close family and friends or bigger parties of up to 170.
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IN THE OAK BARN
The stunning Oak Barn provides a magical setting for your wedding breakfast, your first meal as a married couple. Kept hidden until it is time for your guests to enjoy your wedding feast, The Oak Barn is packed with wow factor. The beautifully crafted oak-framed barn, with walls of glass reveals magnificent long-ranging views over miles of Northamptonshire countryside as you tuck into a sumptuous wedding breakfast feast, as chosen by you.
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AT YOUR WEDDING BAR
For the evening festivities, the Dairy Barn Bar (adjoining the Oak Barn) operates a full pay wedding bar and typically opens as evening guests arrive and teas and coffees are served. The comprehensive wedding bar offers your guests a wide range of beers, ciders, wines, fizz, spirits and soft drinks at local pub prices. As the Dairy Barn Bar is open to the Oak Barn, it also provides a great chill-out area without missing out on the party!
Situated in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside, Dodford Manor has been a settlement dating back to Saxon times. It was more formally recorded in the Domesday 1086, book in was originally owned by William the Conqueror’s half-brother Robert, the Count of Mortain. Through the centuries it has been owned by a succession of knights (several buried in the adjoining Dodford Church) before changing to a farmer owned dwelling in more recent times!
Whether you go for an intimate ceremony or great big party, Dodford Manor can be adapted to suit your ideal wedding venue layout. The fabulous courtyards, rural grounds and incredible views ensure a gorgeous summer location for your reception while you can get warm, cosy and atmospheric in the winter.