Unique, exclusive-use, lovingly restored Norman Church is available for intimate civil ceremonies, hand fastings and private events for up to 42 people.
As voted in the Independent as being one of the country’s 50 best Wedding venues, the Lost Village of Dode Is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive and sought after Wedding venues in Kent.
Far, far away, in a magical place, where time has stood still, in an almost forgotten valley between Luddesdown and Holly Hill, nestled in the North Kent Downs in the South East of England, there stands a beautiful, charming, enchanting, privately owned, romantic, former Norman church – the only trace of the now ‘lost’ village of Dode.
The Lost Village of Dode is perfect for couples who want to begin their tale of love, romance and desire, either inside or outside. You can choose from an intimate indoor Civil Ceremony or Partnership and Renewal of Vows. Or for an outdoor Blessing or Pagan Handfasting Ceremony, you can hold your event within the ancient Stone Circle followed by a lavish Wedding Reception, with dancing and then stay overnight, onsite, in one of the two superb award-winning cottages.
We offer bespoke weddings, tailored to each couple, or package weddings, so you can have your perfect day exactly the way you want it. After your ceremony guests usually spend time in the stunning grounds, enabling you to have your group photos and enjoy a glass of bubbles and perhaps a selection of canapes. And for your evening reception, we work alongside a number of fantastic professional caterers who can provide a Medieval Style Banquet Wedding Breakfast Reception with all the trimmings. Your Wedding Breakfast might include a hog roast or a roast lamb or we can cater for various dietary requirements...We can also offer a number of unique additions to your day including Ollie the Owl to deliver your rings, or bubbles as you leave the church.
No hidden charges and no corkage charge either!
To end the evening why not choose to add a final chapter to your epic love story by booking one of our award-winning on-site cottage retreats.
For more information please contact our Wedding Coordinator Becky who would be more than happy to discuss your requirements with you.
145 Reviews for The Lost Village of Dode
Recommended by 100% of couples
Len · Married on 03/06/2021
Everything was perfect on the day
Good afternoon,Sent on 12/06/2021
I am the father of Jon Hughes, who was married to Liz last Thursday, at your beautiful venue.
I really would like to thank you for the wonderful occasion you helped to create. Everything was perfect on the day and whilst I am sure you cannot take credit for the lovely weather, everything else could not have been better.
Graham was excellent, making sure everything ran smoothly whilst maintaining a friendly reassuring but low profile presence. I am not sure whether the bar and catering people were introduced by you but their contributions to the day were equally as good.
Thank you, again, for helping to make it a memorable day.
With best wishes,
Eddy M. · Married on 19/09/2020
We got married here on 19.9.20 and had an absolutely amazing day the pictures do not, do this place justice Graham was very helpful and made everyone welcome and at ease and was very accommodatingSent on 20/09/2020
Thank you to everyone at Dode for making our day amazing
Eddy & Cheryl
Rachel · Married on 27/09/2019
Best time ever...
Becky we had the best time ever! So happy we chose dode it was truly magicalSent on 16/10/2019
Flying pig were fantastic flowers from no were just perfect and the cottages just topped it off. Ray and Graham were brilliant too. So helpful and really friendly made it run smoothly x
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