Dorton House, Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury

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32 Reviews

Information For Dorton House, Buckinghamshire

Our aim at Dorton House is simply to create bespoke weddings at affordable prices. We believe we have all the key ingredients to create the perfect wedding day which will have your guests talking for years to come. Starting with a beautiful quintessential rolling Buckinghamshire countryside setting dovetailed with award winning service. We also pride ourselves on being one of the most flexible venue in the area to the extent, if required, being able to offer couples a blank canvas to create their own perfect wedding whether it be an imitate affair or a large glamorous occasion . Our in-house wedding planner will be on hand to offer you as much guidance and support as you need including on the wedding day, whether it be recommending and helping you choose wedding suppliers and guiding you to create a tailor made wedding day if desired.

Dorton House is only ever hired on an exclusive use basis. You will have access to virtually the entire ground floor of the mansion (detailed below) and you will also have full access to our stunning grounds to use as you wish. Whether it be for an outdoor drinks reception, garden games and entertainment, endless opportunities for photo's or even siting a marquee. On your chosen wedding day you can have access to the venue from as early as you need in the morning right through until the last dance at Midnight. If midnight is too early for your wedding to concluded we can extend until 1.00am for an additional fee.


In the mansion The Saloon, The Senior & Junior Dining rooms are all licensed to perform civil wedding ceremonies with their capacities being 130, 100 and 30 guests respectively. British weather dependent it is also possible to get married outside our beautiful South Portico, thus giving you the freedom to pick a room/area which suits your taste or to match the size of wedding party. Unlike some venues in the area we still do not charge an additional fee for you to also get married at Dorton House.

In addition to civil ceremonies, Dorton House is in a very unique position of being one of the only venues in Buckinghamshire to be able to offer couples the opportunity of a church ceremony or post ceremony blessing on site. Tucked away a mere twenty metres behind the mansion lies the beautiful 12th century Dorton church.

The flexible approach which sets Dorton House apart from our competitors extends to every aspect of your wedding day and the food and drinks is no exception. Our in-house catering team can offer a wide range of catering and food options so you can decide the style and formality of your wedding breakfast or reception catering. From bespoke formal dining to informal wedding catering such BBQ's, hog roasts & afternoon teas, with evening catering ranging from from traditional fish & chips to Pizzas. We are also more than happy to work with you to create a tailor-made wedding day menu.

Dorton House, Buckinghamshire at a Glance

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Price Range
£1800 - £2500
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Bedrooms
N/A
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Type of Venue
Historic
Stately Home
Marquee Weddings
Same-Sex Weddings
Exclusive Use
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Seated Capacity
Up to 100
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Reception Capacity
Up to 250
Grade 1 Listed Jacobean Mansion set in 34 acres of parkland Hired on exclusive use basis only We pride ourselves on being the most flexible venue in the area to the extent, if required, able to offer couples a blank canvas to create their own perfect wedding In-house wedding planner will be on hand throughout the entire process to offer you as much guidance and support as you need including on the wedding day. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies throughout the Mansion & outside On site church - Dorton House is in a very unique position of being one of the only venues in Buckinghamshire to be able to offer couples the opportunity of a church ceremony or post ceremony blessing on site. Pricing Category : AffordableBridal Suite : Changing OnlyHistoricCountry House Manor HouseNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The Countryside View More
Nearest Town : Thame Nearest Airport : Heathrow Nearest Motorway : M40 Nearest Train Station : Haddenham & Thame Parkway or Bicester Church Within Walking DistanceCheapAffordableConfetti PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListHalal CateringWestern European CuisineBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTableware ProvidedSound Systems Available PackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticRusticGarden OutdoorPlace Of WorshipWedding PlannersSame-Sex View Less

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Top Wedding Tips

Book your registrar simultaneously when confirming your venue. You are able to book your civil ceremony up to two years in advance, so book your slot early & build your day around it!

Book your main wedding day suppliers such as your photographer early, the best ones get snapped up early!

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Dorton House, Buckinghamshire Reviews

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Julie Milne
Wedding Date
21 Jun 2014
Beautiful Wedding Venue
We got married here and absolutely loved it! All our guests also said how beautiful it was
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Kayleigh & Brendan
Wedding Date
15 Aug 2019
Highly Recommended
And I will also take this time to say thankyou so much for all of your help and hardwork. From the moment we saw Dorton house, we loved it!
And from the booking of the venue you have been nothing but so so helpful! We appreciate everything you have done for us, you have made wedding planning so easy and simple and just super relaxed.
As for Saturday.. Well I can't thankyou enough! I have been relaxed all the way up until Friday and then to the very last moment you calmed my nerves, reassured us and just made the whole day flow which is all we wanted. The staff were brilliant, well organised, polite and very helpful. From the moment I walked into the venue before my ceremony I just knew the day was going to be exactly what I wished for. Thankyou for sorting the umbrellas, but even with the rain, everything was so organised!
Thankyou so much for everything
Without you our wedding would not of been what it was. It was the most amazing day which I will never forget! Dorton house is just beautiful inside and out and we've had so many compliments on this venue, I hope your planning goes as smoothly as mine did! And I look forward to seeing some pictures! Good luck with everything and will be in touch soon!
Many thanks and well wishes!
Kayleigh and brendan
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Jamie Ewers
Wedding Date
28 Dec 2018
An absolutely faultless wedding, the best day of our lives!!!
We first saw Dorton House in January 2017 and we instantly fell in love with the venue. We were looking for a venue that had vintage charm, enough space for guests to wander away from the busy areas when needed, and most importantly, something that reflected us as a couple. Dorton House exceeded our expectations from the beginning, mainly down to the beautiful venue and the event manager, Jamie. Jamie met us at the venue and from the first meeting was available to answer all of our queries, no matter how small, with patience and kindness.

There are too many highlights of the day to list every one, but the below are a few bits of feedback from not only ourselves (the bride and groom) but also our guests;
Dorton House itself is absolutely beautiful with plenty of photo-worthy opportunities both in the house and grounds. It is a private hire venue, so there is no potential that strangers could walk into your wedding photos. Also, the areas for the day are large enough to have different areas of circulation for guests, and this was regularly commented on by our guests that the flow of the space was perfect for aunts and uncles to have a chat at the dinner tables, while work colleagues run the bar dry and kept the dance floor full.
The food - catering by amuse bouche events was fantastic. Every single guest has praised the food, especially the Thai-style duck salad starter, but the chefs went out of their way to make sure that all guests were catered for. Our coeliac guest's meal looked exactly the same as everyone else's - and she was delighted to have a sticky toffee pudding she could eat. Another guest had forgotten to let us know that their partner is vegetarian, and as soon as this came to light Jamie and the team sorted out a vegetarian meal for the guest without any fuss or distraction - we didn't know for weeks!
Jamie has gone beyond expectations and provided us with lots of recommendations that we were able to use - but also not scalded us when we didn't use a preferred photographer or supplier.
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Mr & Mrs Crites
Wedding Date
19 Aug 2017
The wedding of our dreams.
We still cannot get over how amazing you and your team were on Saturday. Dorton House was just incredible and the setting, atmosphere and your calm and seemingly effortless management of it all made for the wedding of our dreams.
Thank you so much, it was perfect!
Mr & Mrs Crites
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Sam Langsford & Chelsi Langsford
Wedding Date
05 Aug 2017
We would really like to say a massive THANK YOU!!!
We would really like to say a massive THANK YOU!!!! For making our wedding day feel so extra special! We had an amazing day and it would not have been as smooth as it was.
The venue was a fantastic place to host our wedding, we both fell in love with it the first time we saw it. The grounds were amazing and so picturesque, we have the most amazing pictures all thanks to the lovely decor and beautiful grounds.
You and your staff really went out of their way to make sure us and our guests had an amazing time. Our guests really complimented how lovely and accommodating you all were.
The civil ceremony went really smoothly and the decor looked lovely.The transition from the civil ceremony and the drinks reception was really smooth and the guests really enjoyed the canapes and the drinks. And not forgetting the little plate of canapes you gave us for our little journey in our car. This was so thoughtful, those little touches really make the day feel extra special.
The wedding breakfast food was really yummy, and all the guests thought so too. And thank you for meeting some of our guests dietary (choosen) requirements. They felt extra special that you accommodated to their needs.
Not forgetting the little added touches, such as the pot of nuts for Sam as his trio of desserts (we both thought this was really amusing).
We could not thank you enough.
Best wishes
Sam Langsford & Chelsi Langsford
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Stacey and Arron Perrottet
Wedding Date
15 Jul 2017
Amazing venue......Just book
We want to say the most massive thank you for your help, advise, planning and organisation of our wedding day on Saturday 8th August.
You and your team were amazing! Everyone looked so smart, everything was on time (I know we didn't help as we were not on time for most of the day!) and also so organised.
The food was delicious, every one of our guests said how much they loved the food and the presentation of it.
We are so so happy that we found you and your venue and that you were available for our day.
Once again we don't know how to thank you enough for everything. We are so happy with how the day went, it was just perfect and we know that is all down to you and your team. Thank you!
We will be recommending you to everyone we know who wants to hold an event!
Thank you again and best wishes
Stacey and Arron Perrottet x
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Hazel Lord
Wedding Date
20 May 2017
A note from the Mother of the Bride
Jamie & all the team at Dorton House
The Wedding on Saturday was absolutely fantastic! Everything ran so smoothly and efficiently. You and your team did an amazing job, from laying up to clearing up and everything that went on between. The moving of the church decorations to the house was brilliant, and more than we expected with the removal of and replacing of all the hearts!
The food - superb! The service was exceptional your knowledge and experience obvious from start to finish.
We have had so many comments from the guests all positive regarding the venue , the food and the service.
Thank you for helping to make the day a huge success!
Kindest Regards
Hazel Lord
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Claire & Darren Page
Review Date
03 Sep 2014
Amazing venue
All I can say is book, book, book. Our wedding at Dorton House in July was amazing. Jamie and his staff were incredible. Can't imagine having the wedding anywhere else.
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Emma Surridge
Review Date
25 Apr 2014
Amazing, amazing, amazing
So, it's taken me a few weeks to get this review up, a lovely minimoon along with a serious case of the post wedding blues haha! I cannot recommend Jamie and his team at Dorton House highly enough... If you are thinking of having your wedding here then stop thinking and just book it!
One of the main reasons we chose to get married at Dorton House besides the beautiful setting, was Jamie himself. Jamie is friendly, professional, helpful and genuine. Not to mention accommodating - we had our little Chorkie Max as one of our page boys! Nothing was too much for Jamie, he just wanted to make our day exactly as we wanted it.
Jamie,
THANK YOU SO MUCH! We had the most amazing day, you planned everything so well and we couldn't have asked for anything more! Our wedding breakfast was absolutely delicious (crab cakes, pork belly and lemon tart) so much so that I could eat it all over again - everyday! The wine to go with our food was also delicious - something mentioned by all of our drinking guests! And the fish & chip cones for our evening food - they went down brilliantly - our guests keep mentioning what an amazing idea they were! Our guests also loved you and your team, not to mention the beautiful house itself. We are so happy that we chose to get married at Dorton House. Everything was literally perfect.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Mr & Mrs Surridge X
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Stephanie Elrick
Review Date
25 Apr 2014
Exceeded our expectations
To Jamie and the staff at Dorton House, we can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so incredibly special. Our guests have said they could not fault any aspect of the day and that is down to the great professionalism of your team. We both had a clear vision of what we wanted to the wedding ambience to be and you managed to exceed that. The food was sensational, the venue looked stunning and the wait staff were friendly and efficient. We wish we could live the day all over again - we wouldn't change a thing. This is a magical venue and a fantastic team. Thank you again, the Elricks x
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Dorton House , Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9NG

Dorton House, Buckinghamshire

  • Dorton House
  • Aylesbury
  • Buckinghamshire
  • HP18 9NG
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Jamie Ewers

Hi! My name is Jamie and I am Dorton House's Wedding Coordinator. I have over twenty years of experience in the industry and I have helped hundreds of couples create their dream wedding day. With a passion for weddings and my vast experience and excellent attention to detail I can promise you a day you will never forget and your guests talking about for years to come. I will be with you every step of the way throughout the planning and would love to meet you to run through your requirements. If I can provide you with a quote or if you would like to arrange a viewing of our beautiful venue, then please do not hesitate to contact me.