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The Lost Village of Dode

Great Buckland Luddesdown Kent DA13 0XF

Great Buckland, Luddesdown
Kent, DA13 0XF

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About The Lost Village of Dode

The Lost Village of Dode Is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive and sought after Wedding venues in Kent.

Its unique marriage room, built over 900 years ago is small in scale and suitable for parties of up to a maximum of only 40 guests – people that are truly special to you as a couple.

Only one wedding per day is held on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays from the 1st April to the 31st October each year. Every wedding ceremony is special and unique to your individual requirements.

We are able to offer Christmas weddings from the 1st until 23rd December.

• The Wedding/Reception Venue of Dode

Facilities at The Lost Village of Dode

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

The Lost Village of Dode Location

The Lost Village of Dode, Great Buckland, Luddesdown, Kent, DA13 0XF

Great Buckland Luddesdown Kent DA13 0XF
01622 734205
104 4.96

The Lost Village of Dode Reviews (104)

Simply Magical
Venue Service

By Michaela & Stuart Cunningham, on 11 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2016

Hi Doug and Mary Want to thank you for a beautiful day, our wedding was simply magical and our guests are still in awe of the day. We did a 4 min video just showing a glimpse of the beauty of Dode and a glimpse of the hand fasting we hope you enjoy it. Michaela and Stu

Wonderful Wedding
Venue Service

By Dermot & Theresa Rooney, on 22 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 22 Oct 2016

We had such a wonderful wedding I can't impress enough how well we were looked after by Graham and Ray. They were so attentive to both myself and all our guests that nothing was too much trouble and everyone commented about how well they were treated. Our whole experience at Dode was beautiful, all our guests said that it was the best wedding they had ever attended and I truly believe this is because of the fantastic venue. Dermot & Theresa

Fantastic time
Venue Service

By Steve & Amy Lawrence, on 07 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2016

We had an absolutely fantastic time at Dode. The building is so unique and perfectly fit our wedding. Both of you went out of your way to make sure it was a wonderful day and we'll always remember it. Steve & Amy

Peaceful and relaxing
Venue Service

By Nigel & Lori, on 07 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2016

Just a quick email to say thank you for a wonderful day at Dode on Friday. The setting was truly wonderful and much more than we could ever have hoped for. All our guests were in awe of the setting and the church and loved every minute of it. The hand fasting was magical and the rain somehow manged to make it more so - they must have known I have love the rain! Incredibly peaceful and relaxing. I have a feeling we will be back. We are certainly looking at coming back on 3 September next year for the blessing.

Venue Service

By Karen & Wayne, on 05 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

Dear Mary, Doug and Graham Just a quick message to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful. Our friends and family are still talking about how magical the day was and that they had never experienced a wedding like it! Thank you all so much With love Karen & Wayne

Amazing time
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By Chris & Alexa Steadman, on 21 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2016

Dear Doug and Mary We just wanted to say thank you so much for renting us The Lost Village of Dode for our ceremony on Saturday. We had such an amazing time and our guests paid the venue so many compliments. It was truly beautiful and we will never forget it! Thank you for all yours and Graham's help on the day it was really appreciated! We loved every moment, I can't wait to get our photos back and I'm sure we will be back to visit in the future. All the best, Alexa and Chris

Memories for a lifetime
Venue Service

By Lewis & Emma Donkin, on 08 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2016

Hi Mary/Doug, Can I just say how much we enjoyed our wedding at Dode at the weekend. Lewis and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and made memories that will last a lifetime. Lewis & Emma 2nd July 16

Simply the best
Venue Service

By Andy and Tracy, on 01 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2016

Hi Doug and Mary We both wanted to thank you both so much for the best day ever at Dode. Everything was just so perfect and beautiful for us, and our guests just couldn't stop talking about this amazing venue.Doug's coolness under pressure and fantastic hand fasting ceremony will never be forgotten in our memories.Anybody looking for the perfect,unique setting for their wedding need look no further. Dode was our first and only choice once we had visited and we are so pleased that our ceremony was held there. Andy and Trace xx

Wonderful and unforgettable day
Venue Service

By Natalie & Rob Fenn, on 22 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2016

Regarding our wedding with you, we both had a wonderful and unforgettable day. Not at all spoiled by the thunder storms!! in fact with the style of the venue it just made everything more atmospheric and cosy inside. With the run up to the wedding, we found you both very helpful and accommodating of requests and any queries we had were answered promptly. The venue itself, is very special and was actually the only one that we visited as we were quite set on it! The ceremony and change over of the venue for the meal all went smoothly and I think everyone enjoyed themselves, commenting how memorable the venue was. Natalie & Rob

Magical Day
Venue Service

By Bobby and Gordon, on 10 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 18 Jun 2016

After being together for many years we finally tied the knot at Dode. We had a truly magical day and it was very definitely the most perfect venue in every way. All our guests were enchanted with Dode and many said it was the best wedding they had been to. Doug and Mary are really helpful. We used one of their recommended caterers, Flying Pig, who were excellent; Ramona, the harpist, whose music was lovely; Bill Farnham, with Matt James photography, who made us feel relaxed; cleverly named "Nuptuowls" owl to deliver the rings and, finally, a spitfire flyover (Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill), organised as a surprise by the groom. Everything ran smoothly and was even better than we imagined.

Our friends say they will remember it for ever!
Venue Service

By Alisa & Robert, on 18 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 07 May 2016

To Doug & Mary - Thank you for letting us get married in your beautiful church. It was an amazing day and it truly was magical, everything was perfect. Dode Church for ll our guests will be a place our family and friends will be talking about for the rest of their lives. Everything was amazing and from the bottom of our hearts thank you.

Perfect setting
Venue Service

By Chris & Bev Irons, on 01 Jul 2016

......... cont/ The breathtaking beauty of the church and the surrounding grounds have a quiet calmness about them that provided the perfect setting for a relaxed and magical day. The people at Dode are really experienced in how to make best use of the venue and were extremely helpful with our requests and adaptable to changes and make suggestions as we went along. The compactness of the church made it more of a friendly family gathering than a formal occasion, which is exactly what we were looking for, while the age of the church gave the ceremony a feeling of historical significance. The birds from Lavenham Falconry were a hit with our guests in the afternoon, and the church seemed to come alive in the evening as it was filled with music and a large amount of laughter during our Barn Dance. We couldn't have wished for a better day and are extremely grateful to be a small part in Dode's history. Chris & Bev 9th June 2016

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