DORFOLD HALL – GENERAL INFORMATION
How many guests does your venue hold?
Our venue holds up to 180 guests.
Does your venue have minimum numbers?
We have minimum numbers of 80 guests for all weddings held at Dorfold Hall.
Do you hold winter weddings?
Do you hold New Years’ Eve weddings?
Does your venue allow fireworks?
How much parking do you have?
Can guests leave their cars overnight?
Do you hold weddings all year around?
Yes we are be able to host weddings all year round.
Does your venue allow dogs?
Do you have WiFi?
WIFI is available in all event spaces, as well as the Hall and cottages.
Do you have a PA system?
Can we hire the venue for multiple days?
Are we allowed garden games?
Can we bring our own dancefloor?
L’Ecurie has a dedicated space for your band and dancing area in the evening, including a dance floor. However, if you would prefer to hire in your own dancefloor, that is no problem at all. Please contact the team to discuss costs associated with this.
Are tables and chairs included for the wedding breakfast?
Do you provide any venue décor such as chair covers or table centres?
Is linen included in the venue hire?
Do you allow coaches on site?
Any vehicles over 10 feet (which includes larger coaches) will need to enter via an alternative entrance to the main drive, due to height restrictions.
Are children allowed?
Yes, however, please note that certain restrictions apply in terms of which accommodation we can offer for different age groups, and in which part of the Hall and Cottages. Please enquire for more details.
Is your venue exclusive?
Yes, you will have completely exclusivity of the Hall, associated event spaces and cottages, for the duration of your hire of the venue.
Do you provide a wedding coordinator?
Yes, one of our amazing coordinators will be assigned specifically to you, to help you every step of the way
Do you have air conditioning in L’Ecurie?
What time can we arrive on the wedding day?
This depends on the day of the week that you have booked, but the bridal party are always granted earlier access, generally from 10am if you are not staying on-site the night before. Please contact us for more details and schedules.
Can we set up our own decorations?
Do you have on-site accommodation?
Yes, up to 22 guests can stay on site including yourselves, spread between 10 guests in the Hall and 12 guests in cottages a stone’s throw away from the Hall.
FOOD AND DRINK
Can we bring in our own caterer?
The Cheshire Dining Experience is our sole accredited caterer at Dorfold Hall unless you have specific religious requirements. Please enquire directly for further details.
Can we provide our own drinks?
The Estate Boys provide ALL of the drinks for your wedding. For the hall and cottages, Dorfold Hall can provide drinks for those staying on-site. Please see our Drinks Menu for more information. In our accommodation, you will be able to bring in your own alcohol for whilst you are getting ready, subject to our corkage fees.
What time does the bar and music finish?
Can we have a late night extension?
Is your venue licensed for weddings?
Yes, we are fully licensed to host civil weddings in both the Coach House and South Lawn for up to 180 guests. For more intimate weddings, you can also occasionally hold your ceremony in our Morning Room or Drawing Room within the main Hall.
For information on our local Registrars or Churches, please click here.
Can we hold our wedding outside?
Yes! We are licenced for civil ceremonies on the South Lawn, as long as the official documentation is signed indoors after the ceremony. Please contact us for further information.
How many guests can you seat for your ceremony?
Our maximum capacity is 180 guests.
Our Coach House can seat 164 guests with the option to hire a separate ‘cloak’ extension to enable you to accommodate a further 36 guests (the total number seated could then be 200 guests for your ceremony).
Do you allow bands?
Yes, you can bring in either a band or DJ, or both, this is completely up to you! We do ask that any suppliers provide us with a copy of their PLI (Public Liability Insurance) and PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) certificates.
Do you allow external caterers for evening food?
Yes, however as above, they will need to provide their Food Safety certificates along with their PLI and PAT certificates.
Can we bring our own suppliers?
Yes, apart from the caterers and the bar.