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Immersed in 800 acres of the English countryside in Nantwich, Cheshire, couples will find the family-owned stately home and romantic wedding venue, Dorfold Hall. This enchanting Jacobean country house provides an outstanding location for to-be-weds seeking a sophisticated celebration. Dorfold Hall is easily accessible, located just 45 minutes from Manchester Airport, 15 minutes from Crewe station, and 90 minutes from London. Steeped in charm and history, this breathtaking setting will have everything you need for a fairytale wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled amidst the mesmerising pastoral landscape, Dorfold Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies and offers the gorgeous Coach House. Enormous oak doors, white-washed walls, and a musician's gallery create a versatile haven where you can leap into your exciting adventure. The manicured lawns provide never-ending views of verdant rolling hills for an outdoor ceremony. For a traditional ceremony, the estate lies close to many beautiful churches. After you've said 'I do,' you and your loved ones can head to L’Écurie for a memorable reception. This unique space blends contemporary style with timeless architecture, featuring the original brick wall of the stable yard and tall, vaulted ceilings. The charming Tack Room sits adjacent to L’Écurie, providing additional space if needed. Up to 180 guests can join you here for your momentous occasion. You and your loved ones can take in the unparalleled beauty of the grounds and captivating lake, creating lasting memories and fabulous photographs. With plenty of room for a seated meal, wedding entertainment, and a spacious dance floor, you will have everything you need for an unforgettable affair. At the end of your magical day, you and your loved ones can retire to 10 luxurious double rooms available on the property.

Services Offered

Highly experienced in hosting momentous occasions, the dedicated staff at Dorfold Hall will strive to bring your vision to life. This esteemed venue is renowned for its remarkable culinary team, who will design the perfect menu for your evening meal. Professional wedding planners will work closely with you to plan and execute a glorious celebration that is uniquely yours. This idyllic setting will provide a wonderful escape for your milestone event.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Dorfold Hall

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
96% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
Philip S. Sent on 08/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Luxury Wedding Venue

A simply incredible venue with unprecedented staff.

If you're looking for a Luxury wedding venue with people who genuinely care about your wedding day, look no further.

Alex M. Sent on 02/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Meace

When you enter the grounds of Dorfold Hall and you begin the journey up the long driveway with the perfectly manicured grounds, you are immediately blown away by its beauty and all it has to offer. You are then treated to a tour of the amazing grounds and the hall itself. Every room is steeped in history and impeccably decorated whilst managing to keep with the original theme and feel of the hall.
Once you book your wedding at Dorfold Hall, you are made to feel truly special. Through their constant communications, the little touches of sending you a card at Christmas, right the way through to keeping you up to date and involved in all of the preparations. The whole team are incredibly thoughtful and will go above and beyond always offering their advice and expertise to help guide you. There is an immense eye for detail gone into the design of the newly opened L’Ecurie which is just the most spectacular venue you could ever wish for. Hosting your wedding at Dorfold Hall will blow you and all of your guests away.
Michelle J. Sent on 18/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous Cheshire Venue with fabulous event spaces

I planned a wedding at Dorfold Hall last summer for a couple who wished to marry in Cheshire in a venue with a beautiful outdoor setting. I am a wedding planner and it was clear to me that Dorfold would tick all of my couple's boxes. A gorgeous historic property with newly built modern, contemporary event spaces, spectacular gardens and stunning views. It was the first venue I visited with my couple and they booked!
From then on the planning journey - working with the event team at Dorfold - was a dream. They could not have been more helpful, professional and lovely to work with.
Now, I just can't wait to go back there to plan another wedding.
Michelle Jacobs - Elegante by Michelle J - Wedding Planner
(Photographer - Elsie Love Photography)
Phoebe C. Sent on 17/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking venue and amazing staff

I’ve had the pleasure of attending a number of weddings at Dorfold. The warmth and hospitality of the team are second to none. They can’t do enough for you, and treat every wedding with such personal and individual attention to detail.
The grounds are just breathtaking, with so many areas to explore. One of the personal highlights is the gorgeous purpose designed ‘dressing room’ for the bridal party. It’s absolutely perfect for getting the bridal party ready, whilst over looking the grounds.
I cannot recommend enough
Lindsay P. Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fabulous!

Dorfold Hall is the most fabulous venue with the most incredible team, We could not have asked for a better setting for our wedding day, every part of Dorforld is sublime and gives you the feels as soon as you drive down the beautifully grand, long driveway. Apart from the obvious beauty of the venue, they have perfectly combined the classic with the modern which really made it our first choice. The team are what make this venue head and shoulders above the rest though, Candice, Jen and Ceri could not have done more for us leading up to the big day and on the day itself, they made the whole day run effortlessly and all with beaming smiles, nothing was too much trouble and they made our wedding feel like the most special day in the world (although they do a million weddings it was like ours was the only one!). Thank you all so, so much!
Holly W. Sent on 29/03/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue and fabulous staff

Dorfold Hall has a stunning old house juxtaposed against new build reception facilities that are accommodating, flexible and opulent. We were made to feel exceptionally welcome, guided through our planning process and had an absolutely wonderful weekend. Zoe is a fantastic organiser and Ceska who is new to the team also did a fabulous job over the entire weekend.
Tom B. Sent on 07/01/2024
1.4 out of 5 rating

Overall a disappointing experience

Unfortunately, we had a disappointing experience with Dorfold. Don't get me wrong, the venue itself is stunning which is why we picked it in the first place. It has the potential of being an all-round great venue, having such beautiful buildings and gardens. However, we were let down by the inflexibility, lack of clear information and at times poor communication from the Dorfold staff. For example, there was no wedding the day before ours and when booking the venue, we were told that we would be able to get early access if this was the case. Our wedding was at 2pm and the staff wouldn't let us check-in earlier in order for family to simply drop their overnight bags into the room to avoid having to do this during the wedding, which seemed unfair to us. Not only this, but one of the wedding coordinators had informed my parents that they could get access to the room but then later changed her position shortly before the ceremony was starting. My mum was left waiting outside the room for 15 mins right before the ceremony was due to start, panicking and stressing about what to do. This is not how my mum had envisaged the start to the wedding and I was deeply disappointed when I learnt of this.

We had sadly experienced another incident of miscommunication by the Dorfold staff the day before the wedding. We had been told that a wedding coordinator would meet us at the venue the day before when we were scheduled to drop off various items for the wedding day set-up. However, when we arrived, we were told that the wedding coordinator wasn’t working that day and wasn't available to help us which seemed very odd. We then bumped into her at the venue showing another potential couple around. She was clearly embarrassed that we had seen her however no apology or explanation was offered. This was far from the high-quality service we expected when choosing Dorfold as our venue.

If you are choosing this venue, I would highly recommend you go around the venue and take photos of everything. They took our security deposit for extremely trivial things, with very high prices for replacements. We disputed these but were rudely told that they simply disagreed with our position and didn’t provide evidence for the high-cost replacements. I’m going to leave it here as it makes me upset writing this. To all those getting married, our wedding day was great, don’t worry too much about the small or material things, we still had a great day because all our family and friends made it so special. I just wanted to write this to let potential couples aware of our experience at this venue. Love wins xxx
The M. Sent on 08/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Super Venue and Staff

Incredibly professional, beautiful grounds and site, wonderful staff and a joy to be a part of the day,
Richard B. Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Who could ask for more?

We love working with Dorfold, lovely venue, great staff, stunning location...who could ask for more!?
Jo Bradbury Sent on 16/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dorfold Hall Review

I have photographed the most beautiful weddings at Dorfold Hall, always a joy to work at, warm welcoming staff, an exquisite location, and the utmost professionalism every time. An absolute gem of a wedding venue xxx
Ewer R. Sent on 15/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exquisite Cheshire Wedding Venue

Set in the most beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside, Dorfold Hall truly is a dream come true. The attention to detail, the architecture and the whole vibe is loaded with style and refinement, yet relaxed and individual.
They know how to bring a team of suppliers together to provide the best day for the couples who choose Dorfold for their wedding.
A pleasure to work with each time we provide flowers in this dream venue.
Jenny S. Sent on 14/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue!

I love working with Dorfold - it is a great venue which offers couples a versatile and flexible event space.

The team are great and really easy to work with. I would highly recommend!
Jessica R. Sent on 13/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The only reason i'd get married again!

Dorfold Hall is like stepping into a dream. Beautiful scenery, architecture and formal gardens run by Candice and Charles and their team. Nothing is ever too much trouble. If I were to get married again Dorfold Hall would where I would do it.
Dj Coast2Coast Sent on 13/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream venue, dream team!

I have DJed at Dorfold on many occasions now and it’s one of my absolute favourites. The staff are fantastic, the set up is top quality and I’ve never had any problems with sound here. It’s been recently refurbished with a perfectly kitted out room to host a top wedding in. It’s absolutely stunning inside and out - an absolute must see if you’re looking for a high quality wedding venue 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Plenty of 22/23 weddings here which I can’t wait to be part of 🙌🏽🙌🏽
Mrs Sent on 10/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A truly memorable wedding

From first visiting Dorfold we fell in love with the venue . We were not disappointed.The professional way it was run with the personal touch was faultless. Catherine Skaites’ food was memorable.Her attention to detail was superb. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone working to create such a wonderful occasion. You could completely relax knowing the standard was exemplary at all times. I could not recommend this venue more highly. I did not want the day to end.!
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