The Dairy

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Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP18 0JW
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About The Dairy

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JW

Nestling in a tranquil waterside setting amidst glorious gardens, the Dairy is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Estate, created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th century and for over 100 years the country retreat of the Rothschild family. Breathtakingly beautiful, with architecturally elegant rooms, roaring log fires in winter and two outside pavilions overlooking the lake.  The Dairy offers a wonderfully romantic backdrop - whatever the season. You and your guests can enjoy a taste of that privileged lifestyle: superlative food, excellent wines and friendly, professional service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed.

Civil ceremonies
The Dairy is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and partnerships in the Inner Courtyard, West Hall, Wintergarden, Lakeside Pavilions and the Secret Garden.

Church weddings
Our local church, St Michael and All Angels, is just a short walk from the Dairy

Drinks receptions
With its clean lines and manicured lawns, the Dairy Courtyard is an ideal space for alfresco summer drinks. Alternatively the beautiful lakeside terrace pavilions are perfect for those looking for summer shade. The Wintergarden with its contemporary glass design and beautiful views across the private lakes provides a fabulous winter option.

Wedding receptions
An impressive room with vaulted ceiling and two huge open fireplaces, the West Hall can seat up to 110 guests for dining and up to 160 for dancing and evening entertainment. Adjoining the West Hall, the Wintergarden is a contemporary glass room which can seat 70 guests for dining and up to 130 for evening entertainment. The stone floors in both rooms make them ideal for dancing.

Take advantage of our cloise working relationship with many superior hotels in the local area.

Larger Weddings
A marquee to seat up to 160 people for a wedding breakfast and a maximum of 200 people including evening guests, can be positioned in the central courtyard of The Dairy.

Information from this secondary site will be passed directly to Waddesdon. For their privacy policy, visit their website.

• Fantastic waterside setting and glorious gardens • Facility fee starting from just £2950 • Exclusive Waddesdon Manor photo opportunities • Bespoke menus using only the best of British produce and seasonal ingredients • Your own personal wedding co-ordinator

Facilities at The Dairy

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Dairy Reviews (22)

Amazing Venue
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By Sian, on 21 Dec 2015

I wanted to thank you very much for all your hard work in helping to make Katie and Steve's wedding on 3 August such a memorable day. You were such a calming influence and professional through and through. In the build up to the wedding you helped us to feel confident that it would all run smoothly and from the moment we arrived at the Dairy on the wedding day you were there to ensure we relaxed. The Dairy is an amazing venue and all our guests commented on the beauty, cleanliness and also the professionalism of your team. The service at the wedding breakfast was second to none and the food was delicious. (August 2015)

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By Karen, on 21 Dec 2015

I just wanted to write and thank you for everything. It was such a magical and emotional day - I didn't want it to end. Even though it was cloudy, the ceremony was so beautiful by the lake. The flowers and the surrounding willow trees were stunning and I loved hearing the ducks during the quiet moments of the ceremony! However, as you know, the sun did appear late afternoon, and it was a glorious evening by the lake. I received so many lovely comments from guests who were totally taken aback by the beauty of the venue. Many of them told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to and felt honoured and privileged to have been part of it. Your staff were wonderful. I must mention the young man who is in charge. He was so very helpful and even at the end when I came back to collect everything, he was there to help. The food was excellent - and again, I had many good comments on it. - particularly the deserts!! So a huge thank you to all involved. It would be lovely to use the Dairy again in the future, I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a venue. (June 2015)

Amazing Day
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By Mr and Mrs, on 21 Dec 2015

Thank you to you & your colleagues for yesterday. We had an amazing day & it all went very smoothly. (September 2015)

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By Chris Webb, on 21 Dec 2015

Many thanks for hosting our wedding on Saturday - it was a very happy day! I didn’t hear anything other than good words about the venue and the food. All our international guests really enjoyed every single aspect. Please pass on all 73 compliments to the chef!

Best Venue
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By Paul, on 21 Dec 2015

We had such an amazing day! Everything was perfect. Paul and I still can't stop smiling! Lots of people have said they had a brilliant time an that it was the best venue they have been to Thank you so much to you and the whole team. It was the best day of our lives. (October 2015)

The perfect venue with the perfect service
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By Katie Rolfe, on 15 Nov 2011

You cannot beat The Dairy at Waddesdon as a wedding venue. The venue is excellent whether you are having a summer wedding or a winter wedding. The staff are also wonderful, nothing is ever too much trouble for them. You will not get better food at a wedding either! Highly recommended - wish we could have our wedding all over again this Christmas!!

Best day of our lives
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By Paul and Roxanne, on 24 Jul 2011

This was the best day of our lives and the venue and staff were all truly amazing. The food is also fabulous. Really can't recommend The Dairy enough.

Our Wedding at the Dairy
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By Anne and Matt Pedlow, on 23 Jul 2011

Perfect location for our special day. Getting married outside and having a civil ceremony was on the top of our list and to beable to ddo so in such a lovely setting. knowing we had an inside option should it rain was also really reassuring. Every one of our guests has commented on how lovely the setting was and what amazing food they had and we agree it sure was! The whole day and lead up to the day was so well organised by the staff at the Dairy Matt and I didn't have to worry about a thing. We wish we could re live the day again!

A fantastic private wedding venue
Venue Service

By Sabuhi and James Gard, on 23 Jul 2011

My friends and family had a wonderful day and night at the Dairy. All the staff were friendly and the wedding co-ordinator Claire was amazing. For myself and James my husband, it was a very special day.

If I could rate this venue higher I would.
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By Dean Moore, on 23 Jul 2011

Our Special Wedding Day 27th Feb 2010 We had the most special day and a lot of thanks goes to The Dairy for making it so special. Our friends still talk about it as the best Wedding they have ever been to. The marriage service was really personal and after that the food was exceptional which is what my wife really wanted. The Silver Service was amazing, you hardly noticed your plate being removed as it was done in a synchronised motion which was classy. The approved DJ made the night so great for our evening guests to arrive and get straight into it. We also used Stuart Bebb who was one of the approved photographers and the whole experience was exactly what we wanted with a mixture of contemporary and reportage photos. All memories to last a lifetime. Dean & Kerry Moore

Intimate venue for elegant exclusive weddding
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By Tim and Manisha Hardacre, on 22 Jul 2011

Our experience with Waddesdon Dairy could not have been better. The venue was universally praised by our guests and our interaction as clients was faultless from start to finish. The fact that it's a venue you can use all day with no one else around is a huge benefit. The venue is versatile for competing guest demands and looks amazing when prepared for the wedding day. Local accomodation is one issue but we stayed in the Old Bank in Oxford and made a weekend of it.

Breathtaking venue!
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By Mr and Mrs Norman, on 19 Jul 2011

The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor was the first venue we visited and we fell in love with it instantly! The venue is beautiful and we had so many wonderful comments from our guests that they had never seen anything like it. The staff at the venue are brilliant from the start of planning through to the day itself. We felt totally at ease that everything would go as planned. The food and wine was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Overall, we were thrilled with our choice and would not hesitate to recommend the Dairy.

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