The Lost Village Of Dode
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Unique with no other venue offering the seclusion, history or atmosphere in an original medieval building and approached by a winding lane overhung with trees and lit by candles and braziers.
Features & Capacity
Place Of Worship
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Unusual or spiritual, we can cater for pagan ceremonies.
The Lost Village of Dode: Romance in the Stones - A historic, legendary, hidden gem of a wedding venue, in the heart of the Kent countryside. An incredibly special, atmospheric, exclusive use, lovingly restored Norman Place of Worship. A Venue perfect for all couples who want to begin their tale of love and desire with an intimate Civil Ceremony, outdoor Blessing or Hand Fasting in the Stones, followed by a lavish wedding reception and dancing - a charming medieval venue that is akin to stepping into the most romantic mythological film set.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Becky Bosman
We look forward to your email or call to make an appointment to come and visit us - you will not be disappointed.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lauren & Anthony
Married in July 2017
Everything was perfect. Dogs were allowed (horse would have been too!) As many visits as you want before your day. It's picture perfect, no decorations really needed. Han...
Wedding: August 2018
Simply the best wedding venue
Intimate, magical - like walking into a novel!
Karen & Jim
Married in December 2017
There is nothing else like this!!
What can I say about this place? It is truly magical, we had our wedding here on December 16th and it is a day I will never forget, a beautiful building with a kissing bo...
Treats on a Tricycle - Cliff Bolton
Wedding: December 2018
No other place quite like it
As a wedding industry provider we have attended hundreds of weddings venues across the South East. Dode is unique, there is no other place quite like it and the word 'Mag...
Matt James Photography
Wedding: December 2018
Love being the recommended photographer for this place ... never had anything but amazing days here.
Andrew & Diane
Married in July 2018
Dear Doug & Mary We had a fantastic day at Dode - Graham couldn't have been more helpful! Best wishes Andrew & Diane
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Too many to pick one out
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Just stay relaxed and enjoy your day, if things go wrong your guests don't know so don't panic.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A tattoo on the foot of one of our couples.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Romantic, unique, Intimate, historic
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
So many, it's hard to choose....one of my favourites has to be the back wall of the building, the old stone and greenery climbing up really add a stunning backdrop to any photo.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Our stones in the grounds where we hold spiritual ceremonies.