DORFOLD HALL – GENERAL INFORMATION
How many guests does your venue hold?
Our venue holds up to 180 seated guests for your day, 200 total guests for your evening reception.
Does your venue have minimum numbers?
We have minimum numbers of 80 guests for all weddings held at Dorfold, with the exception of Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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?
- In 2021 our wedding season will run from May until December.
- For 2022 and beyond, we will be able to host weddings all year round.
Does your venue allow dogs?
Do you have WiFi?
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, however if you would prefer to hire in your own dancefloor, that is no problem at all.
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?
Yes, however, they will be asked to enter Dorfold via an alternative entrace and if they are taller than 10ft (most larger coaches are) they must enter through our Showground entrance ONLY and not via the main gate. Guests will then walk from the car park to the reception by foot.
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?
Do you provide a wedding coordinator?
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, 20 of your guests can stay on site in 10 double bedrooms. From 2021 we will have an additional 1 bedroom cottage available, which will then bring the number of guests we can have staying on site at Dorfold, to 22.
FOOD AND DRINK
Can we bring in our own caterer?
Unfortunately not. We have three fabulous accredited caterers,The Cheshire Dining Experience, Samuel James Events and Catherine Skates.
Can we provide our own drinks?
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.
Can we hold our wedding outside?
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.