The Lost Village of Dode

Luddesdown

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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P.O.A
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Type of Venue
Historic
Unique Venue
Exclusive Use
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 42
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Reception Capacity
Up to 42
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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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