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Last update: April 2024

Dodford Manor is a barn wedding venue nestled in the gorgeous countryside of Northampton, England. This award-winning destination has become a highly sought-after spot for celebrating romantic milestones. Its breathtaking stone and oak barns have been impeccably restored to let in natural light while preserving their timeless 17th-century charm.

Facilities and Capacity

Dodford Manor welcomes couples and up to 200 guests to celebrate their love within the walls of a historic country estate. Begin your special day in an elegant get-ready space, complete with an en-suite shower room, lush furnishings, and large mirrors. Primped and ready, meet your beloved in the Mortain Barn, a rustic space teeming with natural light. The Oak Barn is equally enchanting and ideal for a lavish wedding breakfast overlooking the countryside. You're welcome to opt for exclusive access to the venue and enjoy complete privacy. This venue's barns are fully licensed for civil ceremonies, allowing you to hold each milestone of your day in one beautiful location.

Services Offered

Dodford Manor is a family-run venue known for its exceptional team of event professionals. They're rightfully proud of their work serving couples and will go above and beyond to bring your dream wedding to life. You can expect this team to personalize each element, from your wedding breakfast menu provided by their in-house caterer to each impeccably arranged tablescape. Whether you're planning an intimate and casual BBQ or a formal plated dinner, they'll craft an incredible spread to entice your guests. To top it all off, they don't require additional corkage fees.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Historic
Landmark
Church
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Dodford Manor - Barn Wedding Venue

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229 reviews
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Sarah
Sarah C. Sent on 23/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing venue with an Amazing team

We chose to have our wedding at Dodford manor, and we do not regret our decision in the slightest. The venue was incredible, and the team were just as amazing - working hard behind the scenes to ensure our wedding day ran smoothly.
From our initial viewing day to the wedding day itself, we had nothing but great experiences. The Team is very good and quick to reply to any emails, phone calls or any enquiries and we found them very accommodating, informative, professional, and very friendly.
Our wedding co-ordinator for the day was Abbie – she was an absolute superstar; we were very thankful to have her as part of our team. Both me and my husband said how well run and stress free the day felt for us as the bride and groom.
All our guests commented on how amazing the venue was from how beautiful the barns were to how incredible for the food was. If you are looking for a wedding venue – we would highly recommend Dodford Manor.
Nyasha
Nyasha Sent on 19/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our special day

Words can’t express how much the team made our special day beautiful and so memorable. We had evening guests that turned up during the day and the team were able to make adjustments to accommodate everyone. Our wedding coordinator Kayleigh was amazing! I couldn’t praise her enough. The venue was beautiful, and honestly we would do it all over again at Dodford Manor! I would 100% recommend.
Kate
Kate G. Sent on 22/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue!

We cannot recommend Dodford Manor enough! We spent a long time looking for venues online and when we found Dodford Manor, it was the first one that ticked all of our boxes. We went to view the venue (the only one we liked enough to go a view!) and immediately knew this was the venue for us. The staff were all so lovely, positive and enthusiastic - you really got the impression they loved their jobs. We felt like they understood our requirements and were accommodating to all of our suggestions. They made the whole process so enjoyable and both my now wife (ahhh!) and I were able to just have fun planning rather than feeling stressed. A real bonus for us was that we were able to drop off all of our wedding stationary and equipment the 2 mornings prior to the wedding (both mornings). They came out to help with transporting all of it and kept it safe in a shed to the side of the venue, ready for them to set up and take down for us, so there was no stress or pressure on us or our loved ones on the morning of the wedding or the day after. We also got married on site so there was never any travel necessary behind venues which we were looking for. Not to mention the venue itself is stunning and the location is perfect for those sunset photos! I had the privilege of using their beauty room on the morning of the wedding which is another unique benefit - it had everything we needed!
Jenkinsons caterering were the caterers that came with the venue and everyone commented on how lovely the food was. We had a food tasting day with other couples which they set up in the way a wedding would flow which was a really nice touch! We ate SO MUCH food (it’s a definite tasting!) and this really helped us picked our menu for the wedding. They were very accommodating of our guests and any dietary advice also!
We would really like to highlight one member of staff in particular: Skye! She was our wedding coordinator on the day and my gosh she absolutely smashed it! Nothing was ever too much, communication was spot on and we seemlessly went through the day without a hitch because of her busy bee-ing behind the scenes! We couldn’t believe she was there from 8am until we left at around 12:30am! It also helped that she was the loveliest person so everyone got on really well.
Overall, we couldn’t have asked for anything more from a venue and we so appreciate all of the time and effort that went into making our day so special. Thank you, Dodford!
Sam
Sam M. Sent on 25/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue with staff that go above and beyond.

Sam and Izzie 19.02.2024

My wife and I chose to get married in the beautiful setting of Dodford Manor after finding it online we fell in love with the views and character.

We visited the venue after 2 weeks of being engaged and booked it the same day. This was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding.

The staff answered all our questions (even at unsociable hours!) from 18 months away to less than 24 hours away. We were able to make the day completely our own; particularly with decorations as we made a lot of our own things and had very specific instructions regarding them. These were followed by Abbie to the exact letter, we couldn't fault a thing. This made our morning a lot less stresfull knowing everything was being looked after and would be exactly as requested.

We had a few somewhat unique special requests, with my wifes family being Polish, and the traditions that come with this. The venue upheld these tradition as far as physcailly possible and this really helped make our day even more special.

Guests came away from the day saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to and one of the most gorgeous venues. As well as remarking how full they were and how good the food was, Jenkinsons Caterers (the in house required caterers) did a fantastic job with our (somewhat complex) food requirements.

Not sure how they do this evey day, but I hope for peoples happiness they never stop 5000/10 :D

This was our dream day, that went off without a hitch, this wouldnt have been possible without the hard work, care and consideration of everyone at Dodford,

Love and thanks,
Mr & Mrs Metcalfe
Lydia
Lydia D. Sent on 19/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Could not be happier with Dodford for our wedding day

My husband and I got married here in September 2023 and had the most amazing day, Abbie and the the team did an incredible job of making it as stress-free as possible for us. One of the things that drew us to look at this venue was the no-corkage perk which was perfect as our friends and family are big drinkers, but there was a good selection of drinks at fair prices at the bar for after the wedding breakfast. The barn itself is gorgeous, set in the beautiful countryside in Northamptonshire with sheep and llamas in the fields close by. We were able to get some beautiful wedding photos with the sunset over the fields. The courtyard was ideal for providing games for the kids and ensuring they weren't out of sight. The white company soap and hand cream in the toilets was a lovely touch. Whilst we were provided a PSL to choose a DJ/band from, Dodford were very accommodating when we asked to use a band that wasn't on the list so we were able to enjoy our wedding party as we'd planned. The food was exquisite, we loved that we were able to go for a free meal tasting session before and enjoy some wine along with a taster of many of the dishes where a lot of venues would charge for this. We had lots of compliments at the quality and quantity of the food, guests told us it was the first wedding they've been to where they were stuffed after the meal. Abbie was our coordinator for the day and did an outstanding job of making the whole day run seamlessly, we were really lucky to have her there. A massive thank you to the whole team at Dodford for making our day so special. Friends advised me to expect for something to go wrong on my wedding day but not one thing did and that's largely down to the team for helping us prepare so well and supporting us on the day.
Angus
Angus T. Sent on 30/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

December Wedding

Just amazing from start to finish. Could not have asked for more. The staff is really ‘made it’ as genuinely enjoyed the day too. Thank you. Angus & Sarah x
Kimberley
Kimberley Sent on 05/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely magical venue

Honestly the most incredible venue with the most supportive staff. This was the first venue we went to see and we fell in love immediately. It is the perfect balance of rustic barn with a modern twist. Very little decoration is needed, because it is already such a beautiful space. And so convenient being able to get ready, get married and then have the reception all on site - but in different rooms so there isn’t the worry about waiting whilst rooms are turned around.

Special mention to the staff, and Lauren who was our event coordinator on the day. Every single one of them is so helpful and happy to answer any questions in the lead up to the day. You get a planning meeting prior to the wedding which goes over every little detail and really put me at ease - especially as someone who is a big planner! Then on the day, we knew we didn’t have to worry about a thing because Lauren had it all covered!

The price for hire is also such good value - you do have to go with their chosen caterers - Jenkinsons - but they are also very reasonably priced, with so many options and honestly the tastiest food we have ever tried. Guests were complimenting the food constantly!

Couldn’t recommend this venue more and I’m so glad we chose it to have our special day. It will always hold a special place in our hearts now and hopefully we can return one day for one of their catering events for couples married there!
Sophie
Sophie Sent on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

We had our wedding day at Dodford Manor at the end of November and it couldn’t have been more perfect! From our initial enquiries and booking to the day itself, every member of the team were so friendly and prompt at responding to any of our questions. Our event manager on the day Lauren ensured the day ran as smoothly as possible and was so helpful throughout. We would absolutely recommend this venue to any couples for your special day.
Sarah
Sarah F. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day

Fantastic from start to finish. All the support you need.
Amazing venue. Lydia was amazing and so well organised. The day went smoothly.
Had so many comments on the venue and the food.
Laura
Laura N. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Venue

We had seen 2 or 3 other venues before coming to Dodford for a viewing morning. Although there were other couples there, we were made to feel like the only engaged couple in the world, so special and tailored to us. We booked there and then after 30 seconds of deliberation. The team were so responsive to all our random questions during the planning period, it felt simply easy (and when planning a wedding, that's no easy feat in itself!) On the day itself, our venue coordinator Lydia couldn't do enough. It was so perfectly run, nothing was out of step, and we had an absolute blast. We would relive the day over and over if we could, and holding it at Dodford Manor was the best decision we made!
Sophie
Sophie C. Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Team of Staff at Dodford

We had an August wedding at Dodford Manor and we were so so pleased with how the day turned out - what a fantastic team of committed and enthusiastic staff they have at Dodford. Everybody, from start to finish, was professional, friendly, kind and helpful - we couldn't ask for more. Our coordinator on the day, Lauren, was great - so friendly and organised. The caterers, Jenkinsons, were exceptional- so many guests commented on the food and everyone was well fed all day (not always the case at weddings!). Venue is a great size - not too big, so it feels intimate and warm. Cannot fault the venue, the service or the team - thank you Dodford!
Holly
Holly R. Sent on 28/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

⠼best wedding ever⠝

It is all thanks to Lydia and the team at Dodford that my husband and I have spent the first days of our honeymoon being flooded with messages of admiration of our wedding. The venue itself is stunning but the magic that Lydia sprinkled into our special day is what makes her so outstanding. Could not recommend highly enough! 🧡
Jodene
Jodene S. Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect venue! Can I give 10 stars?!

My husband and I got married at Dodford Manor in February 2022 and I cannot say enough amazing things about the venue and the team. We were planning and coordinating our wedding from our home in Los Angeles which was no easy feat but the team at Dodford seriously took the reigns for us and worked around the time difference so that we could “view” the venue over FaceTime. My sister in England was able to view it all and was even able to schedule herself for the taste test on behalf of myself and my husband. They have amazing catering and lists of DJs and florists and decorators and other vendors so you don’t have to think too much about all your choices as you know if Dodford says they’re good then they’re good! I was able to be such a hands off bride and just show up and have the wedding happen around me which was 100% what I wanted. They really treated us like royalty and went out of their way to ensure everyone had an amazing time. Oh and it’s wheelchair accessible which was a must for us!
We went with Rob Lawes for the music and Beau Weddings for the decor and flowers. Everyone made is so easy and for such an amazing price too. Cannot thank them all enough. If we had to do it all again I’d pick Dodford every time!!
My photographer was Motiejus and videographer Luke Pilbeam who I highly recommend. I love all my photos and my video is perfect.
Megan
Megan H. Sent on 17/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

I couldn’t fault the service at Dodford - everything was perfect. Abi our coordinator was incredible, nothing was too much. It was absolutely amazing and we had the best day ever.
Megan
Megan H. Sent on 13/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue ever!

I can not recommend this venue enough! Dodford Manor is absolutely stunning. We need as soon as we went to view that it was the venue for us. The grounds are beautiful and there is so much space. The staff make this venue even better. They are so helpful and support with everything from recommendations to the set up of the day they really do go above and beyond. The catering is amazing. Our guests couldn’t believe how good the food was. Everything about this venue is incredible.
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