The Lost Village of Dode

Luddesdown

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Information For The Lost Village of Dode

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.• Kent Countryside venue with a Church for non religious civil ceremonies• Exclusively yours for the day• Gay friendly• Winter/Christmas Weddings• Professional team of caterers and no corkage fees• On-site award winning cottage retreats including hot tub

The Lost Village of Dode at a Glance

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£2820 - £7800
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. 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.   No hidden charges and no corkage charge either! • Kent Countryside venue with a Church for non religious civil ceremonies• Exclusively yours for the day• Gay friendly• Winter/Christmas Weddings• Professional team of caterers and no corkage fees• On-site award winning cottage retreats including hot tub Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 42Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 42Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Standard RoomSleeps No Of People : 6 View More
HistoricNumber of People In Team : 3No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : LuddesdownNearest Airport : GatwickNearest Motorway : A2 Nearest Train Station : Sole Street Station MeophamAlternativeUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualIntimateOpen Flame PermittedCeremony LicenceBYOB PermittedExternal Catering PermittedBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpTables And Chairs ProvidedTastingsCeremony MusicReception MusicPackagePublic Liability InsuranceDisabled AccessExclusive UseOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticRusticSame-Sex View Less

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Colin & Susan
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14 Dec 2019
Everything was perfect
Just a small thank you please to yourself, Graham and Doug for all your help and hard work in making our Wedding the special day it was. Everything was perfect and we cant thank you enough for all you did.
A heartfelt thank you to you all , Love Sue & Colin
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Mark & Jen
Wedding Date
24 Aug 2019
Every single thing that happened was perfect
Well what can we say? We have just had one of the best days of our life. Every single thing that happened was perfect. Graham and Ray were great all the way through the day. Graham I especially want to single out for just making us and everyone feel at home and relaxed the whole time we were there. The dode is wonderful and all of our guest were so stunned by just how beautiful it was. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts so letting us use your amazing place. Its now a very special place to us too.
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Carolyn & Stephen
Wedding Date
06 Sep 2019
Wonderful Memories
We had our wedding at Dode on Saturday and it was a lovely day. On behalf of Stephen and myself I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping us to achieve a memorable day that was loved by us and our guests. Sally and her staff were great, we could not have asked for better caterers and the food was well received too. I would also like to say a special thank you to Graham, he was brilliant from our first meeting with him on the Friday to the clearing up Saturday evening. He was constantly attentive, extremely helpful and very patient with a nervous bride and a certain guest who managed to drink far too much! All in all we could not have chosen a better location for our wedding. Our thanks to you, Doug and everyone who helped us create such wonderful memories.
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Mr & Mrs Gibbons
Wedding Date
06 Sep 2019
Everything was better than perfect...
We just wanted to thank you for what was the most truly incredible day. Everything was better than perfect, the ceremonies, the food, the venue itself, just magical. The whole wedding party said it was the most amazing wedding they'd been to. We can't express our gratitude enough. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. Mr and Mrs Gibbons
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Rachel & Andrew
Wedding Date
21 Sep 2019
Best Time Ever...
Becky we had the best time ever! So happy we chose dode it was truly magical 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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Great Buckland, Luddesdown, Kent, DA13 0XF

The Lost Village of Dode

  • Great Buckland
  • Luddesdown
  • Kent
  • DA13 0XF
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Becky Bosman