The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor


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You and your guests can enjoy a taste of that privileged lifestyle: superlative food, excellent wines and friendly, professional service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed.

From the moment you choose the Dairy for your wedding, our experienced and friendly staff will help you with everything from the early planning stages and devising menus right through to managing arrangements and supporting you on the day. Such individual and personalised service is designed to calm any nerves, creating a relaxed atmosphere. We can recommend an extensive portfolio of suppliers, all of whom have been well tried and tested, having worked previously with us. Take advantage of this huge bank of knowledge to find just the right florist, musician, entertainer, photographer, car hire company or hotel: finishing touches which make all the difference to creating a very special, unique day. A wedding at the Dairy also offers the truly exclusive opportunity to have photographs taken outside Waddesdon Manor itself. The perfect memento of your special day.

Guests enter the Dairy via the peaceful inner courtyard leading to the West Wing overlooking the lake, home to an unusual collection of waterfowl. Running along its entirety is a wide terrace with two pavilions extending out over the lake, ideal for summer drinks receptions. Or in winter, gather round roaring fires inside the West Hall. The Dairy is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and partnerships in the Inner Courtyard, West Hall, Wintergarden and Lakeside Pavilions and the Secret Garden. Our local church, St Michael and All Angels, is just a short walk from the Dairy.

Adjoining the West Hall, this classical room is made predominantly of glass with exterior wooden slatted blinds and has as its focal point a Roman sarcophagus, now used as a water feature. The stone floors in this room make it ideal for dancing. An impressive room with vaulted ceiling and two huge open fireplaces, the West Hall can seat up to 136 guests for dining. Additional guests, up to a total maximum of 160, may be invited for dancing and evening entertainment. Doors from the West Hall open directly onto the terrace.

The Dairy’s Executive Chef meets all wedding clients to create a bespoke menu, using only the best of British produce and seasonal ingredients. He can also advise on appropriate accompanying wines, chosen from a banqueting wine list reflecting Waddesdon’s links with Rothschild vineyards around the world.

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Each couple will have a dedicated wedding coordinator to support with the running of the day and answer any questions the couple may have Situated on the Waddesdon Estate every couple will have the opportunity to have photography outside Waddesdon Manor and within the grounds The Dairy is a private building which for over 100 years was the country retreat of the Rothschild family Licenced for ceremonies Two indoor venue spaces The Dairy has their own Executive Chef offering bespoke menus for wedding clients, using only the best British produce and seasonal ingredients No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The Countryside

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The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor Reviews

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Amy Louise
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17 Jul 2019
The ONLY venue I went to see and I knew there and then it was the one for us. The most magical wedding day and the help and support throughout the whole thing was amazing. Such a beautiful venue and I’m so glad we got to share our wedding day here. Highly recommend!
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Rachel Flynn
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02 Apr 2019
The Dairy is the MOST stunning venue for a wedding. Beautiful surroundings whatever the weather (married there in March) and the staff are above no other. They couldn’t do enough for us, were polite, friendly, professional and attentive. The food was second to none, tasted fantastic and lots of it! They really went above and beyond for my husband and I and we can’t thank them enough! 100% recommend to anyone.
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Danny 'Simmo' Simmons
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28 Nov 2018
Our wedding venue was absolutely amazing, the staff was more than helpful on the day and I highly recommend the venue for weddings, you won't be disappointed.
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Michelle Davis
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18 Jan 2017
I got married here last August and the venue was absolutely perfect. It's a stunning place to get married and the staff were fantastic too in making sure the day ran perfectly. I would absolutely recommend The Dairy as a place to get married.
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Wedding Date
20 Jun 2015
I just wanted to write and thank you for everything. It was such a magical and emotional day - I didn't want it to end. Even though it was cloudy, the ceremony was so beautiful by the lake. The flowers and the surrounding willow trees were stunning and I loved hearing the ducks during the quiet moments of the ceremony! However, as you know, the sun did appear late afternoon, and it was a glorious evening by the lake. I received so many lovely comments from guests who were totally taken aback by the beauty of the venue. Many of them told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to and felt honoured and privileged to have been part of it.

Your staff were wonderful. I must mention the young man who is in charge. He was so very helpful and even at the end when I came back to collect everything, he was there to help.

The food was excellent - and again, I had many good comments on it. - particularly the deserts!!

So a huge thank you to all involved. It would be lovely to use the Dairy again in the future, I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a venue. (June 2015)
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Chris Webb
Review Date
21 Dec 2015
Many thanks for hosting our wedding on Saturday - it was a very happy day! I didn’t hear anything other than good words about the venue and the food. All our international guests really enjoyed every single aspect. Please pass on all 73 compliments to the chef!
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Katie Rolfe
Review Date
15 Nov 2011
The perfect venue with the perfect service
You cannot beat The Dairy at Waddesdon as a wedding venue. The venue is excellent whether you are having a summer wedding or a winter wedding. The staff are also wonderful, nothing is ever too much trouble for them. You will not get better food at a wedding either! Highly recommended - wish we could have our wedding all over again this Christmas!!
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Anne and Matt Pedlow
Review Date
23 Jul 2011
Our Wedding at the Dairy
Perfect location for our special day. Getting married outside and having a civil ceremony was on the top of our list and to beable to ddo so in such a lovely setting. knowing we had an inside option should it rain was also really reassuring.
Every one of our guests has commented on how lovely the setting was and what amazing food they had and we agree it sure was!
The whole day and lead up to the day was so well organised by the staff at the Dairy Matt and I didn't have to worry about a thing. We wish we could re live the day again!
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Sabuhi and James Gard
Review Date
23 Jul 2011
A fantastic private wedding venue
My friends and family had a wonderful day and night at the Dairy. All the staff were friendly and the wedding co-ordinator Claire was amazing. For myself and James my husband, it was a very special day.
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Dean Moore
Review Date
23 Jul 2011
If I could rate this venue higher I would.
Our Special Wedding Day 27th Feb 2010

We had the most special day and a lot of thanks goes to The Dairy for making it so special.

Our friends still talk about it as the best Wedding they have ever been to.

The marriage service was really personal and after that the food was exceptional which is what my wife really wanted. The Silver Service was amazing, you hardly noticed your plate being removed as it was done in a synchronised motion which was classy.

The approved DJ made the night so great for our evening guests to arrive and get straight into it.

We also used Stuart Bebb who was one of the approved photographers and the whole experience was exactly what we wanted with a mixture of contemporary and reportage photos.

All memories to last a lifetime.

Dean & Kerry Moore
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Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JE

The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor

  • Waddesdon Manor
  • Aylesbury
  • Buckinghamshire
  • HP18 0JE
  • United Kingdom