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In the swirl of general wedding terminology, you may ask what is a micro wedding? Whilst there is no set definition, a micro wedding is generally deemed to be an intimate wedding comprising of 20 guests or below. In this brave new age, we are all greatly joined up with our wider friends and family, supported by the positive sides of social media and our friends can sometimes be counted in the hundreds! With this backdrop, and contrary to the social media friend/follower numbers, there has been a steadily increasing trend of couples seeking to tie the knot with their immediate family and a handful of close friends.

There are a wide range of benefits to a micro wedding and you do not need to forgo any wonderful celebratory or traditional elements of a wedding day! Benefits of a micro-wedding include:


A more intimate wedding means less logistics and a more low key gathering of your family and closest friends. As a couple, you have more time to spend with individual guests rather than trying to whirl round after photos for an hour during your drinks reception and welcoming people. Your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations again, can be a more relaxed coming together and we have watched wedding couples walkabout their wedding feast, joining guest tables and enjoying the informality of their day.


Micro weddings are more affordable than larger wedding gatherings. Wedding Catering can amount to be dearest element of a couple’s wedding day (numbers dependent). Micro weddings of 30 guests can be a fraction of that of say 80-90 guests, for a wedding breakfast, evening buffet and drinks. If your wedding breakfast (including all wedding catering service) was £45 per guest and evening feast £12 per guest, add £12 per head for daytime and wedding breakfast drinks (before the bar opened!) this is conservatively £71 per guest x 90 guests = £6390. Compare this to the same catering for 30 guests at £2130 or an 67% saving!


Whilst couples can absolutely put their stamp on their wedding day whether large, small or more intimate, there is certainly more opportunity for personal touches to be noticed. From photo collages of family and friends, gifts to guests, speeches mentioning all your wedding guests(!) and having the opportunity to perhaps being even more creative/personalised with your wedding catering and drinks!


Similar to Elopement Weddings and Intimate Weddings, Micro weddings are currently quick to organise with wedding suppliers (florists, photographers, venue decorators, transport, musicians) being more readily available and as your wedding involves just over a dozen family and friends, it is easier to assemble your wedding guests (and as said a micro-wedding is also a more relaxed wedding day!).


If you would like to know more about micro weddings at Dodford manor venue please contact us [a multi-award winning wedding team!] by visiting our contact page and sending us an email or by giving us a call. Pricing for your micro wedding pricing at Dodford Manor venue hire and services can start from £2360 (including a 20% discount in 2020) with wedding catering for your wedding breakfast and onward evening feast starting at £46 per person. We are also a no daytime corkage venue!

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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!