Dorney Court

(15 reviews) 15 5
Court Lane Dorney Windsor Buckinghamshire SL4 6QP
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About Dorney Court

Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor
Buckinghamshire, SL4 6QP

Located in the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire, Dorney Court is one of the finest Stately Homes in England.

The grade I listed Tudor Manor House has been in the Palmer family for almost 500 years and we believe its welcoming family atmosphere sets it apart from other venues.

The venue boasts an incomparable natural landscape or woodland, lakes, its ancient Park and 1000 acres of farmland. The house itself stands surrounded by gorgeous landscaped gardens which are an idyllic and flawless setting for wedding photographs.

Dorney Court has the facilities to accommodate your entire wedding day. The ceremony itself can take place in the St. James the Less Church, followed by a reception in the newly restored Coach House Barn. With several fantastic venue areas, you can choose the one that will suit you and your dream day the best.

The Coach House Barn has been beautifully renovated, retaining its historic charm combined with a refined modern design. The Barn can be used for ceremonies with up to 200 guests and dining for up to 120. For the reception, the barn can accommodate up to 250 with a view to extend with a marquee.

The timeless Great Hall exudes majesty and is a more intimate, romantic setting for a smaller wedding of up to 60 guests.

For the happy couple, or a few lucky guests, our private, charming cottage is a relaxing retreat at the end of the day.

Whatever you have in mind for your wedding, at Dorney Court, it will be tailored to your requirements in order to assure the perfect day.

• Grade 1 listed Tudor Manor House and one of England’s finest Stately Homes • Coach House Barn has been beautifully restored as an ideal ceremony and reception location (launched July 2014) • Exclusive use of venue spaces including; The Coach House Barn, Tudor Great Hall and the stunning Grounds and Parkland • St. James the Less church next to Dorney Court ensures your whole wedding day can take place on site • Convenient transport links

Facilities at Dorney Court

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Dorney Court Reviews (15)

A wonderful setting ruined by the event managers
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By Emma O'Driscoll, on 15 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

Undeniably a beautiful venue. However the small things made this a stressful and unpleasant experience. For example; last minute costs racking up for 'extras' left a bad taste, event finish time of midnight but staff on ladders had half the decorations down by 11.50 (climbing around guests), and to top it all off they locked several guests' bags in the main house despite a big hassle to get them to unlock it and check for bags early in the evening. A real shame that they have got their eye on the money not the customer, and they don't hide it.

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By Carol, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Sep 2016

Dear Christina, Our sincere thanks to you and the Absolute Taste team for managing our wedding event - we had the most perfect day! So many of our guests said how fabulous the food was (well done to the Chefs!). Your advice at the tasting day was spot on for afternoon tea. They also commented on the serving staff saying how helpful and happy they were, so it sounds like we had a top team on the day! And the venue was stunning. The Hall was so atmospheric, just as we imagined, and the barn was light and airy especially as we could sit outside in the evening in the lovely courtyard. Weren't we lucky with the weather? Photos of the guests in the gardens and outdoors are really lovely, and the vintage rolls at the front looked so at home! The jazz band worked really well, the whole day was totally relaxing and we didn't have to worry about a thing - thanks to you! Carol

Thank you
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By Rebecca and Pete, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2016

Dear Rachel and team, Just to say thank you so much for all your help in the planning and on the day - you made it all very simple and delivered a day which was perfect and exactly as we hoped for!! From the food, to staff and service it was fantastic and all our guests feedback exactly the same - there is nothing we would have changed. thank you again Rebecca and Pete

Thank you
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By Anna, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2016

Dear Rachel, Thank you and everyone at Absolute Taste for a wonderful day on Saturday last. It was a perfect celebration and the weather made it, after all the dire forecasts. We were very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and anything that was asked was accomplished without difficulty. A big thank you to yourself on behalf of us all, as you carried a lot of the slack with organising at the last minute. Sorry not to have written before now but I am babysitting the one year old, Milla, while the happy couple are on honeymoon. It is hard work! Kind regards Anne (MOB)

Huge thank you
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By Jenny and Andy, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2016

Dear Christina We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for all your hard work in making our wedding such a success. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day - everything ran so smoothly and it was so lovely to be able to relax and leave things in the hands of your extremely capable team! We have had so many lovely complements from our guests on the incredible food - one family member tell us it was the most delicious chicken he has ever eaten! Dorney Court looked absolutely stunning on the day and we wereso thrilled to have picked it and to have had your help throughout the organisation. thank you Jenny and Andy

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By June, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Jun 2016

Dear Christina Thank you so much for your incredible hard work and efficiency in delivering us a perfect wedding. We were absolutely delighted with absolutely everything,even the weather behaved. Your staff were amazing, everything looked super, and the service was superb. Almost all my guests remarked on the excellent service, and they all raved about the delicious food. Please pass on our compliments and praise to your team. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH for everything June

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By Lizzy and Reese, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 28 May 2016

To Rachel and Christina Just a little note to say thank you so much for giving us such a fantastic wedding at Dorney Court. We had such an incredible day everything was perfect. Thank you for all your help in the lead up and on the day, i know you worked so hard on the day and everyone commented how fantastic it all was. You were a pleasure to work with and so helpful. All the best Lizzy and Reese

Thank you
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By Georgina and Dom, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Feb 2016

Dear Christina Thank you so much for all you help in planning our wedding. We had the best day and are so grateful for all of your help. The staff on the day were fantastic, the venue was beautiful and we enjoyed every second. Thank you, thank you Georgina and Dom

Massive thank you
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By Devika and Patrick, on 08 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Oct 2015

Dearest Christina Just a massive thank you for everything you and your team did to make our day super special. We had the most magical time.

A Perfect Wedding
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By Tom & Laura, on 24 Sep 2014

Dorney Court was our perfect wedding venue at first site. We fell in love with the medieval St James the Less church, the beautiful House and Barn and the amazing gardens, it had everything we were looking for and more. Full of romance and character, Dorney had everything under one roof, we could have the ceremony, day and evening celebrations in one place! We chose the Coach House Barn for our wedding breakfast and evening reception. It’s so beautiful with French doors that open onto the courtyard. It’s also a brilliant blank canvas which was amazingly styled to our rustic bohemian theme with vintage lampshades suspended from the beams and lounge area with chesterfield sofas. We were encouraged to bring all of our ideas to life. Luckily we had fabulous weather with drinks and games on the lawns in beautiful surroundings. Our evening party was amazing with everybody on the dance floor. Absolute Taste created an amazing menu. All of our canapés reflected the countries that we had travelled to over the years, a real fusion of eastern and western delights. We wanted a simple traditional three course menu with a twist. The chefs interpreted our ideas perfectly and our guests were blown away by how fabulous the food was, particularly a dessert trio which everybody adored and photographed before devouring! Absolute Taste provided our evening guests with a fabulous cider infused hog roast with homemade apple sauce, it was a real hit. The staff were fantastic and attentive throughout, nothing was too much trouble. The drinks flowed and all of our guests had so much fun, we really couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day. Thank you so much for making our special day everything and more than we could have hoped for. Tom & Laura x

Thank You
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By Mrs Edwards, on 20 Oct 2008

I would like to thank everyone at Dorney Court for everything, the day went very smoothly and the food was delicious. The marquee looked fabulous and the setting was perfect. I was particlarly pleased with the outside furniture and the pre-meal snacks. I would like to thank everyone who worked hard to make the day a wonderful success, so many of the guests have written to say how much they enjoyed the day so thank you once again

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By Mr Logan, on 20 Oct 2008

Thank you for all your hard work both on the 26th and leading up to it, both Emma and I had a great day from what we can remember! and the common theme on all the feedback we've had from family and friends has been about how good both Dorney Court as a venue is and the high quality of the food, and well done with sorting out the weather too!!

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