no daytime corkage

no corkage


Dodford Manor is delighted to be a no daytime corkage wedding venue. We offer no corkage, nor service charge, during your wedding day from your reception drinks, throughout your wedding breakfast meal and including your toast drinks. We open the Dairy Bar once teas and coffees have been served at your wedding breakfast!

We can take delivery of your drinks two days before your wedding. We check your drinks against your Drinks Inventory, (discussed with you at your Wedding Planning meeting) to ensure everything has arrived and then store securely.

Early on your wedding morning drinks are moved to the deep chiller and we get that delicious red wine to room temperature and breathing in good time! Whether champagne, prosecco, cava, beer or soft drinks for your drinks reception, we serve out on polished salvers and correct glassware.

Jenkinsons provide all the necessary glassware, ice (and even the fruit for your Pimms!) and staff for the service of your own drinks throughout the daytime. In the evening drinks are purchased from the Dairy Bar at fairly priced local pub prices!

The Catering Managers are also known for their mixing powers and ready to rustle up Summer Pimms, Mojitos, Barbadian Rum Punch or Traditional Lemonades should they have been planned as the Wedding Reception Drinks. In the Winter and at Christmas weddings we have often spotted a nice cheerful cup of Mulled wine whirring around as a lovely warming brew!

Alternatively, if you wish to leave the provision of daytime drinks for your big day to us, we are happy to offer you wholesale priced daytime drinks from The Dodford Manor Cellar on a sale or return basis. Wonderful wines start from £6.95 per bottle. We even offer Dodford Manor drinks packages…!

For the evening festivities, the Dairy Bar (adjoining the Oak Barn) operates a full pay bar with card facilities provided by Jenkinsons and typically opens as evening guests arrive / teas and coffees are served. The comprehensive bar offers your guests a wide range of beers, ciders, wines, fizz, spirits and soft drinks including premium draught beers Amstel, Kronenburg 1664, Theakstons Pecular IPA, Symonds Cider and quality hot drinks. The Dairy Bar closes at 11:45pm.

Please rest assured there is ‘no hidden bar sting’ and the fully stocked Dairy Bar is priced at normal pub prices! This normally draws many positive comments from those purchasing a pint (£3.40-3.60) or bottle of wine (£14.95) in the evening!

We are here to help and happy to advise you on what works well and ‘how much wine is needed?’; this is useful wedding experience which can save you unnecessary outlay.

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“Bursting with ‘WOW!’ factor, where historic meets contemporary style, bags of warmth, buzzing ambience, well designed spaces and fabulous surprise elements.”

“The best day of my life. I could never pick a better place, there simply isn’t one.”

“We had the most amazing wedding day! Everything ran so seamlessly and we cannot praise the Dodford Manor staff enough. We only wish we could do it all again!”

“Our wedding day was just perfect! The team at Dodford Manor went above and beyond our expectations. The venue itself is amazing but all the staff make it exceptional!”

“We fell in love the moment we saw the venue, it was the first and only one we viewed. Our wedding was fantastic & we had the most amazing memorable day!”