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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

The Dairy is a historic wedding venue situated within Waddeson Manor in Aylesbury, England. This one-of-a-kind Buckinghamshire estate is nestled above its own lake and provides sweeping views over the lush grounds. The breathtaking Victorian building has a number of beautiful indoor and outdoor areas where you can host your fairy tale celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The grounds at The Dairy are bursting with romantic and picturesque locations for all aspects of your wedding. The Courtyard and Buttery both offer manicured lawns with a backdrop of terracotta and steepled roofs. A secret garden supplies a rustic gazebo, while the Lakeside Pavilions provide a marquee under which you can enjoy al fresco drinks. Throughout these outdoor sites, you will find unique and striking statues that pay homage to the estate's heritage. For your wedding breakfast, the West Hall, South Hall, and Wintergarden will all be at your disposal. The West Hall features two large open fireplaces, and together with the South Hall, can accommodate 110 seated guests and 160 standing. The Wintergarden boasts a contemporary glass design that will bathe your loved ones in natural light. It can hold 70 for dinner and 130 for the evening reception. All three of these rooms are lined with stone floors that make them ideal for dancing late into the night.

Services Offered

When you wed at The Dairy, you will enjoy a luxurious and exclusive experience. The finest cuisine and wines will be at your disposal, and all 16 bedrooms at The Five Arrows Hotel will be reserved for your guests. This includes the four-poster bridal suite for you and your new spouse. The staff will ensure a seamless affair that you will treasure the memories of forever.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence

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

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for The Dairy

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Karen Sent on 21/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating


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)
Kate G. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding venue!

We got married on 4th November 2023 at this incredible venue!

From start to finish it was such a pleasure speaking to the team at Waddeson events , they were so helpful and so quick at responding to questions over the past 11 months. It made the process of planning a wedding - especially doing dry hire - so easy and we can’t them enough.

The venue itself is absolutely spectacular and I still can’t quite believe we got married there! Having the drinks reception in the winter garden was magical, the wedding breakfast in the south hall with the candles, chandeliers, fires and dimmed lighting was incredibly romantic and then going into the west hall for dancing all flowed so nicely! It meant we didn’t have to worry at all about moving tables or furniture as everything flowed into the next room.

Having accommodation at the Five Arrows for closest family and friends was brilliant and lovely to be able to get ready at the gorgeous cottage. The staff were brilliant at showing us round and sorting everything out. We also used The Buttery for the children during the wedding reception, meaning they were able to join us for dancing later that evening.

The grounds at the venue are breathtaking, so many of our guests commented on the beautiful trees (particularly the willows!), entrance, courtyard and lake. It’s such a beautiful setting. Not to mention having a bit of rain when we were just about to do photos, that didn’t dampen the mood or photos as there are so many gorgeous spots to have photographs outside that are still undercover! When it brightened up, having a photo outside the wedding cake and gardens felt like we were in a magazine shoot.

We can’t thank the team enough and would recommend this venue to anyone. It was the best day of our lives and we shall cherish the memories from The Dairy forever.
Sian Sent on 21/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating

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)
Anonymous Sent on 21/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Day

Thank you to you & your colleagues for yesterday. We had an amazing day & it all went very smoothly. (September 2015)
Chris Sent on 21/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating


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!
Paul Sent on 21/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating

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)
Katie Sent on 15/11/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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!!
Paul Sent on 24/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Anne Sent on 23/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Sabuhi Sent on 23/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Dean Sent on 23/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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
Tim Sent on 22/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Anonymous Sent on 19/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Natalie Sent on 18/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Lisa Sent on 16/07/2011
5 out of 5 rating


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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