Grand and intimate, historic and contemporary, one-of-a-kind and indescribably romantic. Getting married at Dorfold is a magical and exceptionally personal experience.
With the captivating setting of the Estate and its grounds as your canvas, weddings at Dorfold are all about you and your vision. We are flexible and open-minded, allowing you to build your perfect day from the ground up – supported by a dedicated wedding coordinator and team every step of the way. Together, with L’Écurie and within the grandeur and beauty of Dorfold, we will bring your dream to life, creating a once in a lifetime celebration of this new chapter in your life.
And with a number of individually designed bedrooms and cottages on site for up to 20 guests, we have plenty of room for your family and friends to stay over.
“Dorfold provided the most beautiful backdrop to our wedding! It was the most spectacular day and made our dreams of a fairy tale wedding a reality. They couldn’t have done more for us and we will remember Dorfold Hall not only as our fabulous venue, but for the gorgeous team of people who made us feel at home from the first time we drove down that breath-taking driveway.”
Gia & John
A glorious tree-lined avenue, and vast lawns with secluded nooks and dells. The lake shimmering with the reflection of remarkable Jacobean architecture…
Dorfold Hall is an intimate sanctuary, where every view, every structure, is imbued with history and refinement, allowing an incredible journey of discovery for you and your guests on your wedding day.
Your Wedding Ceremony
Our private estate is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, affording you the luxury of your entire wedding day to seamlessly unfold in a series of changing scenes at one location. Choose from the characterful and versatile Coach House or the lawns with their never-ending views of the Cheshire countryside beyond. For those seeking something more traditional, there are several beautiful churches just a stone’s throw away, offering yet another possibility for your nuptials.
Champagne toasts amongst scented borders, decadent feasting in contemporary style, the evening breeze and twinkling lights in the courtyard…
With so many characterful and atmospheric spaces to discover and delight your guests, the Estate is yours to use as you wish.
Your Wedding Breakfast
Bespoke in every way, your wedding breakfast inside L’Écurie is all about expressing your personal taste and style in every detail. And when it comes to the food and wine – something we’re really passionate about – our carefully chosen catering and bar partners are dedicated to designing a feast for the senses, tailor-made for you.
“Dorfold Hall is an oasis of everything you want from a wedding: fabulous fun atmosphere, beautiful grounds, a historic, magnificent building with exceptional accommodation, and an unrelenting focus from staff to ensure only the very best will do.”
Escape to another world with your loved ones, where time has no meaning and irreplaceable memories are made. For a magical few days Dorfold Hall is your very own country hideaway.
True to our ethos of offering you maximum flexibility, there are many options when it comes to hiring Dorfold for your wedding, and we don’t do set packages. As an example, exclusive use of L’Écurie and the grounds can be yours for one, two, or three days, with pricing starting from £5,500 (inclusive VAT, venue hire only).
You may dream of hosting an intimate dinner in the Hall the night before, or perhaps you’d like to stretch out the festivities by inviting everyone back after the wedding for a long lunch. We love creating unique celebrations, so please do get in touch and we can create a bespoke proposal for you.
“We wanted somewhere we could be creative and design a wedding that would reflect our personalities, and we got everything we ever dreamed of and more at Dorfold. Our intimate ceremony in the coach house, watching our family and friends enjoy the beautiful gardens, the fire pits – these are all things we will never forget. So many guests have told us it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and we feel privileged to have got married at such a magical venue.”
Ambrine & Richard
The Coach House
Over 200-years-old and recently renovated, our Coach House sits in the shade of a thousand-year-old Spanish Chestnut Tree, offering a captivating space to say “I do”. Brimming with character and charm, it has enormous double oak doors, white washed walls and a spectacular chandelier hanging from the lofty ceiling, as well as a gallery for musicians.
Juxtaposing the historical and the contemporary, while enhancing the setting it is nestled within, L’Écurie is an atmospheric backdrop for feasting and celebrations. Unique and sophisticated in style, its main feature is the original brick wall of the former stable yard, which is how the space gained its name – L’Écurie is the French word for stable yard. This is balanced on the opposite side by the fabulous view onto the Hall and Clocktower, where light pours into the space from many angles, highlighting the elegant proportions and minstrel’s gallery.
The Tack Room sits across from L’Écurie, providing an intimate and adaptable additional space. Together with L’Écurie and The Coach House, these three main structures surround a secluded courtyard that is perfectly contained within one of our walled gardens.
An exclusive haven, where you and your guests are free to roam anywhere you please, glass in hand. The gardens comprise vast lawns, a peaceful lake, a magical Victorian Dingle, a romantic Arcadian walk, and scented borders galore. The diversity is breath-taking and remains true to its traditional stately landscape architecture. When shelter is needed, L’Ecurie’s courtyard and its adjoining Tack Room can be used.
With an unexpected juxtaposition of contemporary art and furnishings set amidst period features and antiques, Dorfold is an inspiring place to stay and just get away from it all…
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