The Dower House

£5,000 - £17,300 for a package
Up to 120
21 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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The Dower House Hotel is an elegant and intimate country house hotel, full of character and charm, located in the lovely village of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.
The Dower House Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Elegance Package Ceremony & Drinks Reception Venues hire Wedding Breakfast & Evening Reception Venues hire Wedding Dressing Room AV set up for microphones & background music at all venues Cake table, gift table, guest book/momento table Staffing and bar service for event (midnight close) A glass of Prosecco after Ceremony 3 course wedding breakfast, with coffee & mints from Elegance Menu 1/2 bottle wine per person from Elegance Wine Menu 1 x glass of Prosecco for Toasts Evening Buffet from Elegance Menu Complimentary honeymoon suite for the wedding night with complimentary room service breakfast 40 Day Guests and 60 Evening Guests or 80 Day Guests and 100 Evening Guests We have an Indulgence Package starting at £12,800 for 80 Day Guests and 100 Evening Guests, and for 40 Day Guests and 60 Evening Guests the Small & Indulgent package starts at £7100. We also have an Intimate Package for up to 30 guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Canapés included
The Dower House Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Outdoor Ceremony Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
The Dower House Full Description
The Dower House Hotel offers a delightful choice of setting, whether your wedding is a small intimate affair or a larger celebration. Inside the atmosphere of The Dower House Hotel creates a sense of romance and charm. Outside, the grounds provide the ultimate backdrop for your wedding photography. Our fabulous Folly in the beautiful hotel grounds is licensed for Civil Ceremonies, and our elegant Orchard Suite will accommodate you and your guests for your delicious Wedding Breakfast meal. You can then dance the night away under our stunning sparkly ceiling. We will take care of every detail from the planning through to your big day. Our excellent team will be on hand to help every step of the way to ensure your dream day is everything you could wish for and more. We have packages, carefully planned to ease your wedding planning worries, and if these don't suit your dream day, our experienced Wedding Planner will create a bespoke package just for you. Don't want anyone else at the hotel apart from your guests for your dream day? No problem! Enquire about our exclusivity packages. But rest assured we only host one wedding per day so yours will be the only celebration hosted at the Hotel on your special day. Please enquire today to discover the details of our Elegance & Indulgence packages and our specially created wedding menus. Details: We have licensed venues both in our lovely hotel and in our beautiful grounds for Civil Ceremonies. We have a variety of rooms for your wedding breakfast and evening receptions depending on the size of your wedding. We only host one wedding per day. We have packages designed for 80 day guests and 100 evening guests and for 60 day guests and 80 evening guests. We can accommodate a maximum of 120 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 180 for your evening Reception. We can offer exclusivity of our entire Country House Hotel. We have 21 bedrooms available for your guests to book for overnight accommodation.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carolyn Hutchison
Thank you so much for thinking of The Dower House Hotel for your wedding celebrations. We would love to host your special day. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to ask about our packages and book a tour of our beautiful venue. Looking forward to planning your big day with you!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Olivia Scott
Happy couple married in June
July 2023
Amazing venue
Carolyn and her team made our wedding day feel magical. The food was incredible and the staff were so organised. The day ran like clockwork and we've had so many friends and family telling us how lovely the day was. From the beginning, Carolyn answered all of our many questions, nothing was too much. She helped us throughout the whole process and made us feel so relaxed. You won't find this attention to detail anywhere else
Response from the venue
Thanks so much Olivia & Tom - that's a lovely review. I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful day and that your friends and family enjoyed it too! It was a pleasure helping to plan your wedding 😍. Hopefully see you both again soon.
Venue responded
Paul and Vicki
Happy couple married in June
July 2023
Absolutely beautiful service
We had a beautiful day at the dower house hotel they looked after us as bride and groom and my guests perfectly, the staff are all friendly the venue it’s self is very beautiful and the getting ready room was a plus the girls loved going in there, we got married outside and it was the most perfect day the food is lovely and is perfectly served up
Response from the venue
Thanks so much for such a lovely review Vicki & Paul. I'm so glad to hear you had a perfect day! Our team are wonderful; we'll all be glad to see you both again soon!
Venue responded
Lee & Jacqueline
Happy couple married in June
July 2023
Professional, personable, perfect!
The team at the Dower House could not have been more helpful, from the first meeting with Carolyn (their wedding planner) to discuss initial dates, through to the eventual wedding some 18 months later. We felt engaged with and in control every step of the way. Communication, mainly by email, was always efficient and engaging and nothing was ever too much trouble. On the wedding day itself, all the staff went above and beyond, taking the time to introduce themselves to us personally and making sure we wanted for nothing. The weather on the day was glorious (10th June) and we were able to get married outside under the folly - the most idyllic and romantic location. We loved the fact that we were exclusive, unlike some of the bigger hotels that perhaps run at least one other wedding on the same day. The food was beautiful and plentiful and all of our guests commented on the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff from the minute they arrived to the minute they went to bed. The following morning, all our gifts and things like left over cake, had been carefully packaged up by the staff and made us packing up much simpler than it otherwise might have been. We have been to other weddings at larger venues, where you simply do not get this level of service or personal touch that you do at the Dower House. Just perfect.
Response from the venue
Thanks Lee & Jacky - that's a lovely review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a perfect day, and that the process from start to the special day was smooth and efficient! Our team are truly wonderful and really do make our couples' days as perfect as they can! Thank you and see you both soon!
Venue responded
Beth Foreman
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
Perfect Day
We had the most incredible experience at the Dower House Hotel and the perfect wedding day. All of the staff genuinely cared about us and our guests and enjoyed the day alongside us, singing along with the band and chatting with guests. I would highly recommend the venue - they were able to cater for our unique requests. Communication was excellent and the planning was spot on all the way through. The planner was calm, professional but also genuine and nothing was too much trouble
Response from the venue
Thanks so much for this lovely review Beth & Darren. We're so glad that you (and your guests) had an amazing day! It was such a pleasure hosting you all. Hope to see you both again soon.
Venue responded
Lou & Col Hind
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
The most PERFECT day EVER!!
We recently got married at The Dower and honestly could not have chosen a more perfect place to hold our special day. From the moment we went to view the hotel back in 2021 Carolyn has been really amazing, always on hand to help and answer any questions we had along the way and running around behind the scenes on the day making sure everything was as it should be! (which of course it was!) The hotel itself is stunning and the grounds are absolutely beautiful, the setting is just lovely and so peaceful. On our wedding day all the staff were so helpful and lovely and could not do enough for us or any of our guests and we got so many compliments from our guests about their rooms and how delicious the food was and the service throughout the whole of their stay. I really couldnt recommend it highly enough to be honest!! x
Response from the venue
Thanks so much Lou & Col! It was an honour hosting your day with your family & friends! Loved your dress too! 🥰 Hope to see you both again soon!
Venue responded
Grace & Jake Stenhouse
Happy couple married in May
June 2023
Our Magical Wedding
We celebrated our wedding at the Dower House in May 2023 and from our very first visit we were made to feel welcome and could absolutely vision getting married at the hotel. Such a wonderful hidden gem! Carolyn was so lovely and really helped the process and was always happy to help and offer support and reminders in the run up to the wedding - especially as we planned it within 9 months. We really got to know a lot of the staff over the planning and can’t thank Carolyn, Max or the rest of the team enough. Always had such a lovely professional experience with the food and wine tasting and every visit we have made. It was a perfect day and everything felt so magical from start to finish. The food was fantastic, the gardens and venue looked beautiful and we have memories to last a lifetime. Already looking forward to coming back! 🤍
Response from the venue
Thanks so much Grace & Jake - that is so wonderful to hear. It was a real pleasure hosting your day - we loved it! Hope to see you again soon!
Venue responded
The Dower House Location & Contact Details


Manor Estate, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6PY, England

Nearest Town

Woodhall Spa

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Dower House ?

Having only joined the Dower House in August 2020, there's not many to pick from, but being able to move a couple's wedding from the 7th November to the 4th to squeeze it in before lockdown was fantastic for me, especially as it was my birthday on the 5th, so it was lovely to know we made that couple's special day able to go ahead with less than a week's notice of the change!!

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

Listen to the advice of others - but it is your day - do what makes you happy!

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

I love dogs, so seeing a a bride walk down the aisle with her Goldie was brilliant!

Describe The Dower House in 5 adjectives

Elegant, gorgeous grounds, tranquil, spacious, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at The Dower House ?

The folly - where our outdoor ceremonies take place. Although the stained glass window on the landing in the main building is also beautiful.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Dower House ?

Not yet- but if George or Ryan ever want to stop by - that's fine with me.

What’s your favourite canapé?

hmmm...something with breaded brie and cranberry

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon sarnie or a hog roast

What is The Dower House most unique feature?

The outdoor ceremony Folly is pretty unique, as is that stained glass window in the main building.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our lovely new website which I worked on from November until it launched in January!!

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