£3500 - £7500 for Venue Hire
Up to 96
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
We are so excited to be reopening soon for ‘in person’ viewings so please contact us to organise an individual appointment with one of our wedding coordinators. They will remain outside at all times to ensure your safety but you will still have full opportunity to look round the inside of the barns!
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
25% Off
Bridebook Deal
Unlimited Drinks Packages
Unlimited Drinks Packages
Dodmoor House is a stunning, award-winning barn wedding venue with a commitment to friendly, personal service near Northampton.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Dodmoor House is an award winning wedding venue in Northamptonshire, with gorgeous grade II listed barns as the perfect setting for your special day.  The venue is exclusively yours for the day and evening, with four acres of landscaped grounds and a rustic courtyard area for you and your guests to enjoy.  We are a family-run wedding venue, and place huge emphasis on giving the best levels of friendly customer service possible.  Our goal is for each of our couples to feel like they are the only people in the world getting married.  We welcome different ideas and love to help your dreams become a reality! Dodmoor is fully licenced to hold civil ceremonies in rustic and romantic surroundings.  We can host up to 96 guests for your wedding breakfast, and up to 180 for the evening. We have been announced as the Best Barn Venue in the Hitched UK Wedding Awards and and we are a National Finalist in the Guides for Brides 2020 Customer Satisfaction Awards, British Wedding Awards and National Awards! Our past achievements include winning the Wedding Industry Awards "Wedding Event Team 2019" as well as 'Best Barn Venue' in the 2017 UK Wedding Awards where our couples praised us for our high levels of customer service and attention to detail and the National Countryside Venue in both 2013 and 2016. We are located three miles from Junction 16 on the M1, next to the Grand Union Canal, and close to Northampton, Rugby and Milton Keynes. One of our friendly wedding coordinators would love to give you a tour of Dodmoor House and hear about your wedding plans.  Please feel free to contact us to arrange a viewing or to receive a brochure.  To see a virtual tour of the barns please go to https://www.dodmoorhouse.co.uk/virtual-tour

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tanice
Hi, We are Mark and Louise, who set up Dodmoor House as a wedding venue back in 2006 after a painstaking restoration of the Grade II listed barns next to our family home. We have since hosted more than 1,000 weddings and have lots of lovely wedding coordinators to help make sure that every wedding is entirely unique. We pride ourselves on offering also a very personal service, with your own dedicated wedding planner who is with you every step of the way to organise the wedding of your dreams!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Anna & Colin
Married in June 2021
June 2021
Best Day Ever
Well...what can I say! When our wedding in Greece couldn't take place due to Covid there was only one UK venue that we considered to host our wedding and that was Dodmoor House. Having been a recommended florist at the venue for over 10 years I knew that the level of service would be second to none. I have worked at many venues in my 15 years as a florist and Dodmoor House has the best customer service of any. The professionalism, attention to detail and customer service is outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a better day and this was all down to Mark and Louise and the amazing staff. I've always sung Dodmoor House's praises and now I can say first hand that if you chose this venue you will never be disappointed. You couldn't be in more capable hands. As a bride all the worries of the day are taken out of your hands managed by the amazing wedding coordinators. We just want to say a huge thank you. We had the best Day Ever and it was all down to you! Anna and Colin xx
Wedding: May 2021
June 2021
I came here today in May for my brothers wedding, and asides from the COVID restrictions we’ve been treated like absolutely royalty. Never and empty glass nor lack of staff, always someone with a warm smile to meet our needs. Absolutely fabulous and couldn’t sing enough praises. Thank you for having us!
Abi & Dale
Married in December 2020
June 2021
Perfect in every way
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Louise, Vicky and all of the team at Dodmoor for hosting our dream wedding yesterday. If you are reluctant to go ahead with a small wedding I can reassure you, you will not regret it! Although the numbers were small, so much love filled our day, and we could not have wished for more. All at Dodmoor have been incredibly supportive in ensuring our wedding went ahead safely. It was perfect in every way! Thank you thank you thank you!! Abi and Dale xx
Francesca and Jonathan
Married in September 2020
December 2020
Our amazing 'Covid' Wedding Day
We got married here on Saturday. Numbers reduced to 28 from an 84 guest list, we decided to go for it still. We were nervous but we were not disappointed. In fact the opposite. What a wonderful intimate wedding we had. All the style and charm of Dodmoor with our nearest and dearest. I don’t know what we were expecting but it wasn’t this. We had the best day and everybody said how much better an intimate was. We got to spend real time with each other and our chosen guests. With more budget we could have the wedding we wanted, not needing to find funds for more guests or reduce the days events. We had a beautiful eight course meal prepared by Portfolio Events and were able to eat in the stunning Courtyard Barn, only able to accommodate smaller numbers. The dining layout was a cleverly social distanced banquet table which felt like one group and we spread our speeches out through the meal for diversity and a more less-structured feel. Our ceremony was beautiful. We entered from the mezzanine of the Catesby Barn and the photographs are unbelievable gorgeous, with the lit up LOVE sign above us. It was truly heavenly as our flower girl and page boy threw rose petals from above. It was perfect in ever way. The first couple to do this but I don’t think the last! The Dodmoor team were incredible. You pay for experience and the confidence that they will deliver. We could not recommend them enough. They did all the Covid necessity without it even feeling like it was there. The preparation done is so detailed and they manage the day perfectly. Small weddings are a thing of the future. Realistically, we have no idea when larger weddings will be allowed again. If you are looking, do not put off marrying the love of your life waiting for your big wedding. Remember what it is all about, it’s ultimately about you and your love for each other. Right now, there are high class venues available for fair prices, and Dodmoor is high class! Contact Louise and the team and see. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you to all at Dodmoor House for giving us something so special... Our amazing ‘Covid’ wedding day. We honestly wouldn’t change a thing about it x
Ashish and Dixy
Married in September 2020
December 2020
Simply Amazing
We recently had our special wedding day at Dodmoor House (September 24 2020) - the venue and team were simply amazing. We decided to get married just over 4 weeks before our wedding date - and Mark & Louise from Dodmoor did not hesitate to support us from the get-go. We fell in love with the venue from the viewing and reserved it immediately. Louise helped explain everything needed to organise a wedding during COVID, with all the restrictions while still making sure it was a special day for us. We even had challenges getting in contact with registrars and Dodmoor helped escalate to make sure that we could serve our 28 day notice period. Without them, this would not have been possible. Once we booked the venue, Louise spared time on the phone to start the wedding planning. She gave a list of things to think about and guide us through the process over the coming weeks. Closer to the time, she met with us and both the parents to write down a schedule for the day that would suit us. She fully understood how to run the day and make it special and tailored for us. She also dealt with all the suppliers with no hesitation. We also had some ideas on how to tailor the venue to our needs, she was patient with us - and made us feel like none of our requests were too much. Our wedding day went exactly how it was planned. Louise and the team were very adaptable on the day with a few changes in timings and guest requirements. We could not have asked for a better day. We spent the day with our loved ones and big smiles on our faces. The Dodmoor team worked tirelessly in the background making sure everything was going smoothly & impressively even clearing up all the decorations etc and packing it into our cars, to make sure there was no post-wedding hassle. All of our guests and people we've shared photos with always commented on how beautiful the venue was. I am sure a lot of people are hesitating to get married due to COVID and we feel so lucky and happy that we decided to embrace it & do it now. Having our loved ones there, with the perfect balance of making us feel safe and secure and it being our special day. For any couples considering if to get married - our advice is simple - do it & do it at Dodmoor House!
Ruth and Dom
Married in August 2020
December 2020
Absolutely Fantastic
Thank you so much for everything during the planning for our wedding and, of course, during the day itself. Despite this year’s unprecedented challenges, you were thoroughly helpful and professional throughout and took the stress out of the situation for us as much as it was possible to do so. Despite the restrictions on numbers, our wedding day was absolutely fantastic – your team were brilliant on the day and everything ran superbly, we couldn’t have asked for more. Everything looked & happened just how we’d envisaged it. Everyone commented on how well organised everything was and how friendly and attentive all the staff were on the day. It felt like a long journey to get to the day but we made it!
Location & Contact Details


Weedon Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 4TA, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Daventry or Northampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 junction 16

Nearest Train Station

Northampton or Long Buckby

Nearest Airport

Birmingham and Luton

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (6)

Guides for Brides Finalist
Hitched UK Wedding Awards Best Barn Venue 2017
The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 Best Countryside Venue
The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 National Wedding Event Team
Hitched UK Wedding Awards Best Barn Venue 2020

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's absolutely impossible to say! We've had so many weddings and each one has their own best parts! We remember having an actual ball when a mariachi band came in and played to everyone during dinner when we threw sombreros to guests from the mezzanine! A petting zoo with the cutest animals ever came and we cuddled rabbits, lambs and baby goats.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

If someone is willing to help you, take their help! It's so amazing to have people who want to contribute towards your day whether that's helping to make favours, driving your Nan to the venue or doing a reading in the ceremony. Anything that helps take a little stress away from planning really has a huge effect!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

One of our favourite parts of seeing lots of weddings is seeing the personal touches our couples do to put their stamp on Dodmoor House! We love a bit of photo bunting up at the bar, it's always lovely to see pictures of our couples throughout the years they have been together.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, Exclusive, Friendly, Warm and Happy!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Being next door to the Grand Union Canal is a treat, we are right next to a lovely bridge which provides such beautiful photos.

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

Being so close to Northampton, we've had a Saints Rugby player get married here and also a few guests from the Made in Chelsea cast!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We are partial to a little Yorkshire Pudding with beef and gravy!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cake and biscuits - and not just at midnight! We are known for having a constant biscuit supply in the office and for having cake at our weekly meetings (and any other occasion that calls for it)!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team!