£2200 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
A beautiful Jacobean house in the heart of Buckinghamshire provides the perfect backdrop for stunning wedding photographs!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,200
Maximum Price
£3,000

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£120
Maximum Price
£135
Minimum Number of Guests
80
Excluisve use of venue on day of wedding from 9.00am-midnight, with access the day prior for the purpose of set up & decoration Furniture Table linen, crockery, cutlery & glassware Cake stand & brides knife Drinks & canape reception Three course wedding breakfast Wine for wedding breakfast Evening food Flowers Wedding stationary for your tables & table plan Evening DJ
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and we are delighted that you are considering using our venue for your wedding day. Our aim at Dorton House is simply, to create bespoke weddings. We pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible to the extent of offering couples a blank canvas to create their own bespoke wedding day. Whether you decide on a small and intimate service or a large glamorous event, our 15th century Mansion nestled in idyllic rolling Buckinghamshire countryside offers a stunning backdrop against which to capture beautiful memories of your very special day. From the moment you book your wedding at Dorton House to the big day itself, our experienced team are on hand to provide information, personal advise and support if needed, so you can relax and enjoy the experience to the full. All you have to do is let us know what would make your wedding perfect and we�ll help you create it. Dorton House is only ever hired out on an exclusive use basis, below is a brief overview of the rooms available to you to use as you wish on your wedding day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jamie
If you are looking for a flexible wedding venue then Dorton House is the place to come to. Flexible & bespoke catering, flexible access & termination times, great child facilities, fireworks & confetti permitted, on site church.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(1)
Jamie Ewers
Married in December 2018
January 2019
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Dorton House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP189NG, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Thame

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 Junc 7

Nearest Train Station

Haddenham & Thame parkway

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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Press & Awards
(2)

Press & Awards (1)

Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

The only wedding venue in BuckInghanshire & Oxfordshire to be shortlisted
FAQ
(6)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Too many to capture one as a snap shot

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your civil ceremony time with the local registry office at the same time as venue. You can book up to 2 years in advance so dates/times can get booked up.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A home made photo booth using a VW Camper Van

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Too many to list

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

As we are such a small team, we have a very personal relationship with the bride and groom, and their big day means and much to us as it does to them!