Dorfold Hall

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Dorfold Hall Chester Road NANTWICH NANTWICH Cheshire CW5 8LD
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About Dorfold Hall

Dorfold Hall, Chester Road
Cheshire, CW5 8LD

Dorfold Hall is one of Cheshire’s hidden gems. Nestled within a quintessentially English landscape, the privately owned Jacobean stately home offers an unquestionably romantic setting for a truly memorable wedding day.

Available to hire exclusively, so that you and your guests can enjoy it in complete seclusion and built 400 years ago, the grade I listed Dorfold Hall with its stunning architecture and enchanting gardens provides a spectacular backdrop for your wedding. A tree-lined driveway, a lake, lush gardens and hidden dells, not to mention the uninterrupted views as far as the eye can see from the South lawn, the grounds are captivating and have often been described as "reminiscent of (Burnett's) The Secret Garden". 

Whether you choose to tie the knot in the beautiful gardens, in the Hall (for smaller ceremonies) or in the Coach House - which lies in the shade of a 1000 year old Spanish Chestnut tree - or indeed if you have chosen to get married in one of the local churches, Dorfold Hall has the flexibility to deliver your dream.

The King James I bridal suite with all its grandiose splendour ensures the most romantic and luxurious of wedding nights. Designed for King James I in the 1620s, this room boasts original wood panelling and plasterwork, as well as glorious views of the English countryside. Additionally to the bridal suite, we have four gorgeous bedrooms inside the Hall itself, each with their very own style and history attached to them. Redwood  and Lakeside Cottages are a pair of cottages framing the entrance to the circular courtyard in front of the Hall. Having been recently renovated they blend some fascinating historical features with all the modern amenities one yearns for. Redwood has 3 double bedrooms and Lakeside has 2 double bedrooms.
In total, you can have up to 20 adult guests (including yourselves) staying in the Hall and grounds.

The venue’s discreet and dedicated team believe in a truly bespoke service, in the belief that each and every event must be tailor-made to help bring to life each couples very own vision of their day.

The Hall is conveniently situated 15 minutes from the M6 and also 12 minutes from Crewe train station. In turn, the station is only 90 minutes from London and 35 minutes from Manchester. As for accomodation for your guests - there are innumerable hotels and B&Bs on our doorstep. 

Dorfold Hall offers an idyllic setting full of history, charm and outstanding location for an extraordinary event!

• Enchanting historical wedding venue in Cheshire • Stunning architecture and 19 acres of fabulous gardens to roam in • Dedicated, passionate wedding co-ordinator • A 200 year old Coach House - for ceremonies or drinks receptions - sitting beneath a 1000 year old tree • 20 guests can stay on site • Cheshire

Facilities at Dorfold Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Dorfold Hall Reviews (6)

They say they can deliver the dream and they reall
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By Katherine & Feroz, on 25 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Jun 2018

When we first met Candice and Charles in 2016 and saw how beautiful Dorfold Hall was, we knew straight away it was the perfect venue for us. We watched over time as their vision for the Hall turned into such a wonderful reality and became something really special. Their dedication to and passion for the hall, and their home, really shone through. They were fantastic through our wedding planning and really created the feeling that our wedding was so special and unique. When it came to our wedding weekend in July, everything was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble, from a lovely dinner the evening before to the big day itself, we could really rely on Emmylou and the team with their attention to detail and precision planning. We truly had the most amazing wedding day at Dorfold and we can't thank them enough. They say they can deliver the dream and they really did!

We Fell In love With Dorfold
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By Jo George, on 20 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

We fell in love with Dorfold Hall the moment we drove in through the gates for the first time on the day we came to look around. As a venue it is simply stunning, with so many gorgeous spots for guests to wander and opportunities for gorgeous wedding photos. Our children too had an amazing time playing in the grounds on the day, the ability to close the gate of the walled garden was perfect as if meant the very small ones couldn’t run off! We chose to hold our ceremony at Dorfold too and although the weather didn’t let us have our planned outdoor ceremony, the gorgeous coach house provided a perfect location for our vows. Candice and Emmylou couldn’t have been more helpful in the initial planning stages with suggestions for suppliers, through to the last minute preparations and on the day itself. Nothing was too much trouble and they made sure our day ran seamlessly. We stayed at Dorfold on our wedding night in the fabulous bridal suite. A perfect end to a perfect day. Jo George

It was the most spectacular day...
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By Gia & John Ashton, on 25 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

Thank you for providing the most beautiful backdrop to our wedding! It was the most spectacular day and made our dreams of a fairy tale wedding a reality It is impossible to express our gratitude for all of your help along the way and over the weekend itself. You couldn’t have done more for us and we won’t only remember Dorfold Hall as our fabulous venue but as gorgeous team of people who made us feel at home from the first time we drove down that breath-taking driveway. Lots of love, Mr and Mrs Ashton

Our Daughter's Wedding
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By Jill and Colin, on 20 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 12 May 2018

Jill and I would like to thank you once more for everything you did to make Joanna and Ed’s wedding such an enjoyable occasion. We acknowledge so much of you care and attention to every detail in the planning and realisation of their wishes. Dorfold is truly an exceptional and beautiful location and your sacrifice to share your home with ourselves was greatly appreciated. It gave the day a special quality being your house guests and I hope as a wedding venue, it will continue to flourish and to the success you deserve. Your preferred partners that provided the catering and drinks were exceptional and could not be faulted. Although I did have a little ‘wobble’ over the canapes when the undernourished needed food when I perfectly content with the drinks! I regret making a comment at the time but appreciated Catherine’s explanation and clearly she had everything under control. I hope a father’s anxiety will be forgiven and should not detract from the quality of the food and service. Weddings are a stressful situation not just for parents, but the pleasant and friendly manner of everyone I think contributed to the success of the day. Once again, thank you for making such a memorable day possible. Best Wishes, Colin and Jill Bowen.

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By Amy Bibby, on 04 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

I have just returned from my best friend's wedding at Dorfold Hall. The entire weekend ran so smoothly, with Candice and her husband, Charlie, helping with everything. They were always on hand to help us and went above and beyond the call of duty. The grounds, rooms and marquee are beautiful, everything is so well maintained. The food and wine was also incredible, I am unsure if this is linked to the venue by a caterer but definitely worth a mention. If I had seen this venue myself, I am certain we would have booked it for our own wedding. Candice and Charlie have created the perfect wedding venue from their beautiful family home - you must visit this venue.

Candice Roundell, Owner/Coordinator at Dorfold Hall responded to this review on 04/09/2017 14:24:57

Thank you do much Amy for such a fabulous review! It was such a pleasure getting to know you and Charlotte. Charlie and I wish you all the very very bets for your wedding early next year. Best wishes, Candice

Just perfect!!
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By Kelly and Andy Bibby, on 03 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

My husband and I waited 17 years to make our vows so we wanted something personal, unique and reflective of our relationship and personalities. We saw hotels, wedding venues where we would be one of several couples in a weekend and we're losing heart that we would find somewhere different. Then we contacted Dorfold Hall. What a decision!! We were invited to visit, where we were met by the owners!! I knew straight away nothing would compare. There is so much to see and unlimited possibilities. We had so many ideas and questions and each one was met with positivity, enthusiasm and further suggestions from Mr and Mrs Roundell. We set a date and booked the ceremony at the beautiful 12th century church next door. We held our wedding on 3Rd September 2016 and it was even more magical than we could have hoped for, even though it was raining. We had so many comments about the venue my husband and I cannot recommend Dorfold Hall highly enough if you are looking for a dream wedding. And if you do read this and book your wedding there, please invite us so we can visit and relive it's magic again!!!!

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