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The Dairy

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75 to 150 Guests

What a privilege and delight it would be, to celebrate a day at the Waddesdon Dairy, which encompasses so many worlds and pleasures. The fairy-tale Victorian building, perched above its own lake, looks out over water towards a landscape of rocks.

Civil ceremonies
The Dairy is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and partnerships in the Inner Courtyard, West Hall, South 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
The West Hall and South Hall are impressive rooms with vaulted ceilings and The West Hall has two huge open fireplaces, the West Hall and South 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.

Accommodation
Our venue hire includes all 16 bedrooms at The Five Arrows Hotel including a four poster bridal suite.

Larger Weddings
A marquee to seat up to a maximum of 250 people for a wedding breakfast and evening guests, this 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
  • Exclusive use venue hire starting from just £9950
  • Exclusive Waddesdon Manor photo opportunities*

*Subject to availability

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad

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    Amazing Venue

    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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    Magical

    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)
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    Amazing Day

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

    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!
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    Best Venue

    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)
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    The perfect venue with the perfect service

    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!!
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    Best day of our lives

    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.
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    Our Wedding at the Dairy

    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!
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    A fantastic private wedding venue

    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.
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    If I could rate this venue higher I would.

    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
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    Intimate venue for elegant exclusive weddding

    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.
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    Breathtaking venue!

    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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    Absolutely stunning

    I had seen a few venues beofre visiting the Dairy and was thinking 'Yes, I suppose I could make these places work...'. As soon as I arrived at the Dairy all the other places went out of the window. It is stunning. Immaculately maintained gardens and buildings, wonderful friendly and professional staff, stunning lake and surroundings, I immediately felt comfortable there. All our guests commented on what a beautiful venue it was, and even though the staff were of the highest standard it didn't feel too formal or intimidating. The food and wine were incredible. I have no doubt the venue made our wedding the success it was and I still think about it now and would love to revisit!
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    Perfection

    The venue, staff, location of The Dairy is absolutely amazing. Our Wedding day was such a magical day, helped by the staff being friendly, accommodating, and efficient. We had two people turn up unexpectedly for dinner, no fuss was made, another place was made up at the tables. We had lots of complementary comments the next day and put on Facebook. A lot of people said it was the best Wedding they had ever been to and were ever likely to attend! I have to say that the food was amazing, and the service was outstanding. The grounds are beautiful, we have so many gorgeous photos of around the Dairy and in the gardens at the back and also at Waddesdon Mannor. 14 months on and we are expecting our first child in 6 weeks! We would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at The Dairy that helped make our Wedding day such a memorable one!

    Kindest Regards

    Mr & Mrs Andrews
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    Service, location and food all excellent

    The food was amazing, we had so many comments from all our guests about it. The location is stunningly beautiful, we have some fantastic photos and the staff were brilliant, especially Claire Wedding Co-Ordinator and Marco Berrini Banqueting Manager. Thank you all for a very memorable day.

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