no daytime corkage

no corkage or service charge during your wedding day

We do not believe in all-inclusive wedding packages and want to offer a unique and flexible wedding service.  Dodford Manor offers you three No Corkage Charge wedding day drink options, beginning from your Drinks Reception until the end of your Wedding Breakfast!

The three options for your No Corkage drinks are:
1. Supply your own drinks!
2. Order drinks from the Dodford Manor Cellar on a sale or return basis
3. Choose a drinks package for your guests for Dodford Manor

A perfect set up for both feast and fizz for a truly wonderful day that is personalised as much as possible! A set up for you to have the most memorable day with your loved ones!


Dodford Manor is delighted to be a no daytime corkage wedding venue in Northampton. 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!

To supply your own drinks for your guests and make your day even more personal all you have to arrange is delivery of your choice of drinks to us in the morning a few days before your wedding day. We will double check quantities, cold store as required, then cool/heat/mix and serve out to your guests throughout the day until the end of the wedding breakfast in the Oak Barn. WOW!

Once toast drinks are poured or when tea & coffee is served the ‘no corkage charge’ offer closes. At this time any drinks not brought forward during the drinks reception or wedding breakfast are stored safely for pick up by a member of your wedding party before 10am the next day.

In the evening drinks are purchased from the Dairy Bar at fairly priced local pub prices!


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. An added benefit is using The Dodford Manor Cellar means you don’t have to rush about trying, choosing, organising, storing, moving, repacking and delivering the wines to us – we do it all!

All you have to do is choose the wines and other drinks you would like on your wedding day at Dodford Manor and let us know.  You can try the full range of Cellar wines at one of the fabulous Dodford Manor Taster Days or alternatively order yourself a lovely Dodford Manor Cellar Wine Tasting Pack.

Make it a Wine Tasting party at home with friends and family trying some selected wines and make your decision on THE wine with your loved ones.


Is the cellar choice too much? We even offer Dodford Manor drinks packages…to make it even easier if you can’t choose from the cellar list! These wonderful packages are wrapped up in seasonal and affordable bundles of happiness! Plenty to choose from and great combinations with recommended quantities for you to choose from!

The drinks packages are fixed in terms of drinks, types and scales; however they do include the recommended quantities for guests to enjoy a drink on the day as: 3 Drinks Reception drinks, ½ bottle of Wine during the Wedding Breakfast and one toast drink for during the brilliant speeches!

These three ‘drinks’ options give you the opportunity to serve your guests the drinks YOU love!

We are always on hand to advise as necessary and can help with calculating quantities and what works well saving you incurring potential unnecessary costs!

the Diary Bar

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.

special moments


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!