At Dodmoor House, a beautiful, romantic converted barn venue in Northamptonshire it’s all about you. Dodmoor’s exclusive use and flexibility in how you use the space for your wedding ceremony and celebrations means that your day should be relaxed, fun and stress free.
The intimate mellow atmosphere at Dodmoor is just perfect for you and your guests to enjoy your day, your way, with a personal, on the day wedding co-ordinator to hand to ensure a super smooth running, totally memorable day for all. Over to the team at Dodmoor now to find out more.
Tell us about your venue
We are Dodmoor House, a family run, award winning wedding venue which can be exclusively yours for the day. Our romantic barns are located in Northamptonshire’s lovely countryside and offer plenty of beautiful indoor and outdoor areas for all seasons.
Our friendly team of wedding co-ordinators can help you as much as you like and are there to make your wedding at Dodmoor a relaxed and intimate affair.
Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?
Yes we can offer both as well as host wedding receptions from couples getting married in local churches.
Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?
Absolutely! There are two amazing barns, an intimate courtyard, our lovely lawn and the Honeymoon Suite which are completely yours for the whole day and night.
Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?
If you would like a sit down meal the maximum number we can accommodate is 96 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. For a more informal day we can fit up to 120 guests. In the evening we can have a massive party of up to 180 guests!
Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer
We don’t have any wedding packages, we work on the basis of being the perfect venue backdrop in which you can bring in all your own suppliers and make the day of your dreams (we are of course on hand to help)!
Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?
We work with two amazing caterers called Lemon Zest and Portfolio Events who do the most fabulous food. We do however also allow you to source your own caterers so you can have the menu of your choice.
Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?
During the day we do allow all your own drinks for the drinks reception, wedding breakfast and speeches at no corkage fee. We are happy for couples to supply their own alcohol in the evening if we do not stock it behind our main bar however this will carry a corkage fee.
Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?
Couples are free to find the right entertainment to suit their particular style! We do have lots of suppliers that we can recommend who do Dodmoor proud every single time!
Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?
We have a lovely Honeymoon Suite for the newlyweds to stay in however do not have any other bedrooms. We do work closely with two local hotels where our couples can set up allocations for their guests to book on to. There are also lots of other local hotels, B&B’s and Air Bnb’s.
Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?
We have a whole team of them! Every single one of them will be a part of your wedding journey, helping to show your parents around, chatting to you at open evenings and finally one will be designated to run your wedding.
We have a detailed meeting a several weeks before the big day to finalise everything and your co-ordinator will be with you throughout your wedding day.
How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?
The venue will be available from 9.30am for all your suppliers to come and set up the venue. Your wedding co-ordinator will be there in the morning to set up all your lovely decorations so you can just relax and get ready!
Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?
We have lots of landscaped gardens surrounding the barns which come with plenty of photo opportunities.
There is also the driveway lined with apple trees, brick walls covered with roses and we are right next to a pretty little bridge on the Grand Union Canal which is a lovely place to sneak off to for a few pictures!
What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?
Choose the venue that is most you; people will have opinions of where they think you should get married but at the end of the day, the wedding is a reflection of you as a couple!
Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?
As a team we have too many to choose from! Some favourites include singing along to a mariachi band whilst throwing sombreros to all the guests from our mezzanine, petting penguins in our courtyard, a
Father of the Bride bursting into song and serenading his daughter (we sobbed) and a famous Dodmoor House sparkler arch is always special.
All images courtesy of Dodmoor House