your most momentous day

Yours and yours alone, Dodford Manor is here for you to enjoy your most momentous day of your lives!

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 making everything perfect for you!

From 11am on your wedding day the only people within the grounds at Dodford Manor are here at your request, which gives you that unique exclusivity. This adds an extra special dimension to your wedding day.

Surrounded by more than 20 acres of glorious Northamptonshire countryside this award-winning Grade II listed restored barn wedding venue is the perfect setting for your wedding day.

Enjoy your 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 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, visually stunning glass walled Oak Barn…before the light fades, views disappear, and the Oak Barn transforms into a warm atmospheric evening party setting for you to dance the night away.

Relax and enjoy your momentous day in the knowledge that you will be looked after by our multi-award-winning wedding team.

getting ready


The wonderful Bridal Booth is there hidden away for you and your bridal party to prepare yourself for the big moment! The Grain Store is brilliantly located in the Mortain Barn for the wedding itself and transformed into a luxuriously appointed room with en-suite shower room, large mirrors and comfortable furniture. The ideal place to add those finishing touches and start the excitement…

Getting Ready For Your Wedding

your barn


Time to say your all-important “I do’s”!! This is the moment you’ve been building up to for such a long time, the moment all your guests are eagerly waiting for!

Licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, your wedding ceremony will take place in the atmospheric, warm, rustic and very special Mortain Barn, the most historic building of the venue. Constructed in the 1680’s as a large threshing barn…

Barn Wedding Ceremony



Dodford Manor Accommodation offers a range of fantastic wedding accommodation packages with leading local hotels all within 5-10 minutes away. These select 3* and 4* hotels operate a Dodford Manor Preferential Advanced Booking Rate for Dodford Manor wedding couples…

Venue with Accomodation

what is a


A civil ceremony is a non-religious legal marriage ceremony that takes place in the Mortain Barn here at Dodford Manor.

The ceremony is performed by a legal official called a registrar. During a civil ceremony you are unable to have any religious content included in readings, vows or songs played throughout.

About Civil Ceremonies



You are now married!!

You have spent the most magical day surrounded by the people that mean the most, memories to last a lifetime and photographs captured to remember those amazing moments…

After Your Wedding Day

what is


The wedding breakfast is the name given to your first sit down dinner as newlyweds, enjoyed along with your guests on your wedding day.

The name is known to be confusing as the wedding breakfast is not usually in the morning nor does it look like a typical breakfast…

About Wedding Breakfast

ways to


There are two legal ways to hold a marriage ceremony:

  • A Civil ceremony here in our Mortain Barn, which is conducted by a registrar with no religious content throughout.
  • A Church ceremony, with religious content and hymns, usually held by the local parish vicar of the church.
Ways to Get Married

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!

Our Couples Review
Date of wedding
We couldn’t have found a wedding venue that was more perfect for us than Dodford manor. Everything about the venue and it’s staff combined to make our special day spectacular and filled with brilliant memories
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