£2250 - £8950 for Venue Hire
Up to 170
On-Site
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We are open for both viewings and weddings with Covid-19 secure measures in place. Contact us today to be shown around this beautiful venue by one of our award winning event managers!
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Dodford Manor Barn Wedding Venue features rustic ironstone barns & contemporary oak framed barns with glazed walls looking miles of countryside & a multi-award winning wedding team too!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,250
Maximum Price
£8,950
Includes exclusive use of the entire venue, no corkage charges for your drinks, 24/7 access to our Award-Winning Event Managers, full wedding co-ordination and set up on your big day, zero hidden charges and all essentials included (linen, cutlery, glasses, chairs, tables etc). All prices include VAT.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£40
Maximum Price
£65
Our incredible in-house caters Jenkinsons provide extensive menu options and complete flexibility, whether your preference is 'Queens Dinner' formal or more a more informal Gastro style! All prices include VAT.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
170
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
11:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Kosher Catering
Halal Catering
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence

Venue

Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Pet-Friendly
Ballroom
Landscaped Gardens

Cultural Specialists

Other
Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Dodford Manor barn wedding venue is a multi-award winning rustic barn wedding venue. The midlands wedding venue is a stunning collection of rustic ironstone barns & contemporary oak framed barn with glazed walls looking miles of countryside. Recently awarded HITCHED/Your & Your Wedding's Best UK Countryside Wedding Venue 2018 we happily added this to our clutch of Best Regional Wedding Events Teams awards and Wedding Industry award! In short you are in safe hands and a beautiful venue. We are absolutely dedicated and genuinely care about ensuring you have the perfect wedding day. Our family run team are warm, friendly and down to earth, whilst also being highly professional and always aim to exceed a couple’s expectations. We never forget it is a great honour to be involved in your wedding day, but also want you to have a great, fun and engaged experience from your initial viewing, to subsequent visits, throughout your wedding planning and on the Big Day itself! From the outset we aim to put you at ease and build your confidence in us delivering your perfect day. You are in safe hands, with a depth of wedding expertise to rely on, but it is your unique wedding day and we do not direct you down a set wedding format. – On hand 7 days a week. Our Wedding Event Managers are available to field any questions you have and provide as much or as little advice and wedding ideas as you seek. Open, approachable and knowledgable, we really do enjoy being involved. – Your Wedding Planning meeting. Whilst we will be in contact throughout the approach of your wedding day, around 3-4 months prior, we sit down with you and work through the detailed format of your day, your wedding suppliers and how you would like the barns set up!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Simon & Annabelle
Our sincerest congratulations on your engagement! We do hope you fall in love with the venue as we did when we very first found this beautifully situated collection of old rustic barns and their stunning venues. We carefully restored the Grade II Listed farm barns and added a rustic oak framed barn with glazed walls, to link the rural surroundings with wedding celebrations! We and our multi award winning wedding team are dedicated to ensuring you enjoy the best day ever at Dodford Manor!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(10)
Mr & Mrs Bryne
Married in July 2021
July 2021
The most perfect day
To the whole team at Dodford (including our lovely caterers), Thank you very much for your continuous understanding, flexibility and guidance over the last 3 and a half years, since we’ve first booked. We both had the most perfect day, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more! Our family and friends all enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and for many of them, this was the first time that they had experienced a bit of normality in recent times. Special thanks to Lydia for making the day go so smoothly, she was amazing and made us feel so at ease. Please also pass on our thank yous to all the catering team - the service and food was perfect. We couldn’t recommend you enough to all future couples. All our best, Matt and Louise (The new Mr and Mrs Byrne 08.07.21)
Mr & Mrs Jeffery
Married in June 2021
July 2021
Mr & Mrs Jeffery
Amazing venue with incredible staff! Planning a wedding during covid isn't easy but this fabulous team helped us every step of the way and made our day so special. This is a beautiful countryside venue and the caterers were fab.
Mr & Mrs Datson
Married in January 2021
June 2021
Our day could not have been more perfect
I don’t even know where to begin! We begin our journey with Dodford back in 2018, little did we know back then the events that would unfold. We instantly knew they were the ones after an amazing visit. Our original date to be married was March 27th 2020, but due to covid and the first lockdown this could not go ahead. We were devastated to say the least. However, the amazing staff at Dodford help us set a new date. Throughout the 8 months we received regular contact and support from Dodford. And it is so clear the attention and care they give to each individual couple. 5 days before our second wedding date, came the blow that we would be going back into lockdown and it would be on our wedding day. No sooner the announcement had finished we received a call from Dodford offering to help us move the wedding forward. The next coming days they worked tirelessly to help us and many other couples. They managed to arranged a new date in just 48 hours. The care and compassion they give cannot be brought. Throughout the journey we always were made to feel important and it is clear they do what they do because they love their job. Our day couldn’t have been more perfect. Yes, it’s not what we originally planned. But it was so magical and amazing. I couldn’t have been more pleased of how it all came together. And we have Dodford to thank for that. The food and service from Jenkinson’s was impeccable. I want to say a special thanks to our wedding coordinator, Lydia. What a beautiful soul!!! Instantly, on meeting Lydia, she makes you feel as if you have known each other for years. She was so attentive, relaxed and helped create an amazing experience. We couldn’t be more grateful The only thing I am sad about is that the day is over and I won’t get to see the beautiful venue and amazing team again. Thank you for everything 👰🏻🤵🏼 Mr & Mrs Datson
Mr & Mrs Franks
Married in December 2020
June 2021
They were there for us 24/7
Dodford thank you so much for letting us celebrate our special day at you AMAZING venue. When we was looking at getting married I booked in 4 different places to look at and Dodford was the first one on the list. As soon I walked into the venue I just fell in love with it and I knew I didn't even need to look at the other 3 venues and just like that we booked it there and then. Unfortunately the first date we booked got cancelled due to Covid but Dodford was on the phone at all times putting our mind at ease and helped us rearrange another date. Any questions I had they was there to answer 24/7. They just made the day go so smooth and easy and made it look exactly how I had it in my mind. I think Dodford are AMAZING in every way and I can't thank them enough. So if anyone is looking at getting married here I promise that you would not be disappointed . Thanks again MR and Mrs Franks xx
Mr & Mrs Rogers
Married in October 2020
June 2021
The best wedding venue in the country!!
Where do I start! 5 stars is just not enough for this amazing wedding venue. Dodford Manor as a venue is impeccable. The styling, the layout and the feel about it was perfect on our wedding day, 25th September 2020, after a whirlwind year of restrictions, frustration and sadness. We first booked this venue back in February 2019. It was a faultless process with their professional, attentive and responsive team who made us feel at home from the first time we visited the venue. The teams passion and love for this venue and their jobs really shone through. We knew this was the venue for us, so decided on the date of 7th October 2020 (way before Covid was a thing) and they kept us updated throughout the planning and lead up to the big day. The team was always on hand whenever we needed questions answered or when we wanted to have a quick visit to help us plan our big day. One year before our big day, we were invited to a taster day and to get a good feel for how our wedding would play out. Seeing the venue alive and with people in it was amazing. The caterers, Jenkinson's, who are partnered with Dodford, were faultless. The food, service and attention to detail was incredible, let alone the no corkage for your day either, what other venue offers that? Covid-19 then hit the UK and the wedding industry took a massive hit. Despite the pandemic, this amazing team were always on hand to help us in these worrying times and still did it all with a smile. At this point back in March, we were still confident that our wedding date wouldn't be affected, but weren't we wrong. When Boris made the announcement that weddings would be cut to 30 it broke our hearts. After many sleepless nights, we made the decision we were still going to get married and took the hard decision to cut our numbers down to 30. Dodford's amazing professional team were on hand and kept us updated on new rulings and how restrictions would take place on our day. We even asked Dodford if we could cut our day shorter to 9pm, to which they only charged us for the hours we had the venue. If that isn't customer service, I don't know what is, especially in these hardship times. I was at work on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 when Boris made the announcement that from 28th September 2020, weddings and receptions would be reduced from 30 to 15. The unthinkable had happened. All the hard work, upset and heart-breaking decisions to reduce our wedding to 30 was taken away from us. My wife to be was devastated. After consoling her and saying "we will get married Friday, don't worry", an ambitious thing to stay let alone promise, the Magical team and Dodford then really proved that they are the best wedding venue not just in Northamptonshire, but in the country. I was on the phone to Rachel the General manager and wow! she was like a guardian angel that day. She managed to reorganise and make our wedding happen in just 2 days! yes 2 days! when a wedding usually takes 2 years to plan. We had the venue secured for Friday. Rachel even lined up and confirmed the caterers for us too. Our biggest worry was trying to get hold of the registrars. I had no luck with this, but Dodford manor pulled out all the stops and not just got them confirmed for Friday, but for our exact same ceremony time. AMAZING! All our other suppliers were our true hero's too, pulling out all the stops in 3 days to supply our day. Thank you; Jenkinson's Caterers, Jack Haddon Florist, Gardners Bakery, White Violet Venue Decorators, Fogarty Formal Suit hire, Make up by Sarah Evans, Bridal Hair Design, Northampton Vintage Wedding Cars and finally Mark Fraser Photography, you made our day perfect. Dodford Manor and Team made our wedding day amazing and pulled off the miracle of making it happen in just 3 days. Ashleigh our wedding manager for the day was perfect and was always on hand. From the bottom of mine and my wife's heart. Thank you. If you're still deciding whether to go for this venue and their magical team, you will not be disappointed. Love, Mr & Mrs Rogers
Alex
Married in October 2020
June 2021
Beautiful venue and amazing staff
Me and my partner had the pleasure of having our wedding at Dodford Manor on the 30th August 2020. It was the most fantastic and memorable day of our lives, of which a large proportion of that was down to the beautiful venue and the amazing staff! With our original date cancelled in April we had everything ready to go so wanted to move our date forward once we knew restrictions were easing. Dodford Manor were hugely accommodating in working with us to find a new date which we settled upon the 30th August. Throughout the whole process from booking the venue to having our big day (which was a long time for us) each element was thought through so carefully by the team and anything we needed, questioned or wanted to talk through was dealt with quickly and professionally we couldn't have asked for anything more. The venue itself is gorgeous, even without additional decorations. The barns are beautifully done with key features like the beams, stonework and lovely large glass panels it's the perfect wedding venue for anyone looking in the Northampton area. Even though there were a few restrictions due to the current time we live in it didn't make much (if any difference) to the day apart from a few more masks in the ceremony but the team were fantastic throughout the whole day. Thank you Dodford team for a wonderful day!
Location & Contact Details

Address

A45 (London Road), Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 4SR, England

Travel Notes

Access directly off the A45 (London Road). Postcode NN7 4SR will take you directly to the top the drive on Google/Siri Maps.

Nearest Town

Northampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction 16

Nearest Train Station

Northampton or Long Buckby

Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Press & Awards
(7)

(1)

Best UK Countryside Venue 2018 - HITCHED/Your and Your Wedding!

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Multi-Award Winning Wedding Events Team

Industry Awards (5)

2015 Regional Winner
2014 Regional Winner
2016 National Finalist
2016 Regional Winner
2018 Best UK Countryside Venue - HITCHED/Your and Your Wedding!
FAQ
(7)

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful Rustic Barn Wedding Venue

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The west-facing fields (for those beautiful sunset shots)!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes we have!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Pork and Apple Bonbon or the Mango and Brie Pastry Parcels

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Definitely the pizza or the vegan burgers!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Connection with the rural countryside via the stunning glazed walls in the Ironstone Mortain Barn (for your wedding ceremony) AND the Oak Barn (for your wedding breakfast and party!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The Multi Award Winning Wedding Team (and unsung heroes, the Estate Team!)

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer'Locked Down in Lockdown'! All prices have been frozen at the current 2020 rate for all weddings booked up to the end of 2023!