Intimate wedding parties are becoming increasingly popular, and here at Old Downton Lodge we give you the chance to celebrate in style with close friends and family, where the quality of the event creates the sense of occasion rather than the number of guests.
Owners Willem and Pippa both know how to organise a wedding: they have built their reputation by organising some of the regions grandest receptions and now they use their experience to bring the same high standards and attention to detail to exclusive weddings at the Lodge.
Old Downton Lodge is self-contained and far away from the crowds, making an ideal canvas to plan a perfect, exclusive use wedding!
The Sitting Room and Museum provide dramatic and spacious backdrops where you can entertain your guests – not to mention all the inspiration for you to organise floral displays and unique decorations to make sure that your wedding really does reflect your own personality.
The Dining Hall combines both drama and grandeur with an intimate feel, and is perfectly sized for 60 guests in real style. Our head chef, Karl, can create the most fantastic menus that will impress even the fussiest diners.
At the end of your wedding celebration at Old Downton Lodge, you can rest knowing that each of your guests has retired to a luxurious bedroom that is unique, and full of character!
Reviews for Old Downton Lodge
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mr and Mrs Wright · Married on 29/09/2018
Wedding at Old Downtown Lodge
To everyone at Old Downton Lodge, Thank you for allowing us to hold our wedding ceremony at your beautiful venue. The day was absolutely perfect, and it was so lovely to come back to the venue to stay in the wedding suite at the end of the night. Everyone was so kind and helpful. The barn looked absolutely stunning and the canapes and drinks were delicious.Sent on 02/08/2019
Kes and Rena · Married on 04/03/2017
Old Downton Lodge
Old Downton Lodge is an absolutely beautiful venue that has everything you would want for the perfect wedding. We got married in Downton's Museum Room with its amazing apple press as the back drop for the ceremony that we covered in candles too, to make it look even more tranquil. Each of the Lodge's 9 rooms are unique in their own small way, so our guests each enjoyed a slightly different experience. The highlight for us and our guests was the 5 course taster menu that chef Karl produced...all of it was truly delicious! There is no other way to say this...Willem and his staff have made Old Downton Lodge into a very special venue, where you will feel blessed to have it as yours, on you own very special day.Sent on 03/04/2017
Corry & Liam · Married on 24/06/2016
Perfect intimate wedding venue
If you're looking for a venue that offers a bespoke, intimate wedding then this is the perfect location for your big day. For us the 2 most important factors in choosing our venue were intimacy (under 40 guests) and the quality of the food (The groom is a chef). When researching venues I found that many places felt like a wedding production line but this is not the case at ODL. The staff could not have been more welcoming or accommodating and made us feel completely at home. The 9 guest rooms are all beautiful and individually designed. The Bridal suite is gorgeous with a 4 poster bed and huge bathroom. The wedding breakfast was a 7 course menu designed by the head chef (Karl) and the groom, with home made pizzas for the evening (not forgetting the post wedding breakfast the next morning and the pre wedding breakfast provided for the bride and bridesmaid). We had a few guests with dietary requirements who all commented on how well the venue catered for their needs. The venue is beautiful inside and out giving lots of options for photographs whatever the weather, although the outside views are outstanding with beautiful countryside as far as you can see. There is nothing at all that we can fault about Old Downton Lodge, I cannot thank them enough for making our day perfect.Sent on 22/03/2017