Dodmoor House


Dodmoor House Weddings

This stunning barn-style wedding venue is located in the Northamptonshire countryside and offers a unique, luxury experience for your special day.

 The grounds of Dodmoor House provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, and there are also several areas for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning views. The house is surrounded by fields and trees, ensuring a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. The gardens are also full of vibrant flowers and plants, which are perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

 The wedding coordinator and the rest of the team at Dodmoor House are experienced and passionate about weddings, and they understand that every wedding should be unique. They are dedicated to ensuring that your special day is a success and they will go above and beyond to make sure that you and your guests have the perfect experience.

 Dodmoor House has a range of facilities and services to make sure your wedding is perfect. They offer a range of catering options to suit every budget, from a traditional 3-course meal to a more casual buffet. The house is also equipped with the latest technology, including a state-of-the-art sound system, a projector and screen, and a professional lighting system.

I have been lucky enough to have photographed a number of weddings at this venue now, as well as capture a styled wedding shoot here, and can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Northamptonshire. I am also a recommended wedding supplier at the venue, which again, is amazing. I look forward to returning very soon, as I have been booked to capture a few more weddings there, and cannot wait! Below you will find lots of information about Dodmoor House.

Dodmoor House Wedding: Your Private Wedding Venue in Northamptonshire

Nestled within four acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, Dodmoor House ensures your day is marked by privacy and an abundance of picture-perfect moments. Along the front lawn, the Grand Union Canal meanders, providing an exquisite setting for your summer drinks receptions. The regal Dodmoor oak tree generously offers refreshing shade, and there’s no shortage of garden games to entertain your guests.

As the seasons change, different areas of our venue come to life. Spring showcases snowdrops, daffodils, and bluebells, followed by a breathtaking display of apple blossoms along the drive. The courtyard then bursts into a riot of roses that retain their beauty even through the winter months.

For your convenience, they offer ample hard-standing car parking spaces with additional grass areas to accommodate any extra vehicles.

Their beautifully landscaped gardens offer enchanting views of the countryside, with the nearby lane and canal bridge adding a unique touch to your photo backdrops. Every corner of Dodmoor House is a picturesque wonder waiting to be explored.

Dodmoor House’s Landscaped Courtyard: The Heart of the Venue

The landscaped courtyard stands at the center of Dodmoor House, serving as the stylish focal point, surrounded by Grade II listed wedding barns on three sides. The flagstone upper patio level is an ideal space for drinks receptions year-round, allowing guests to mingle while photos are captured on the steps or against a vibrant backdrop near the arbour.

As day turns into night, this versatile space offers additional seating during summer or transforms into a dazzling setting for a sparkler arch on chilly winter evenings.

The secluded lower courtyard level provides ample seating, complete with patio heaters, and is enhanced by gentle low-level lighting and flickering candles, creating a warm and romantic ambiance for guests to enjoy in the early evening. For culinary delights, hog roasts and barbecues can be prepared outdoors in the courtyard, and they include two white gazebos as part of the venue hire fee to provide shelter in case of a passing shower.

The Enchanting Lawn: A Summer Haven for Drinks and Photos

Their lawn is a true gem, offering the perfect setting for your summer drinks receptions. It’s an idyllic spot for your guests to sip refreshing drinks and delectable canapés, all beneath the cool shade of the majestic oak tree. Live music can set the mood for an even more delightful experience.

Keep the fun flowing with complimentary garden games, including croquet and boules, which are sure to be a hit with both children and adults. Plus, the front of the house provides an excellent backdrop for photos, providing enjoyment for everyone.

The lawn isn’t just for leisure; it’s also a picturesque canvas for your photos. Explore different areas adorned with lush foliage, rustic brick, charming garden mirrors, and the warmth of wooden textures, all creating captivating settings for your cherished memories.

Wedding Photography at Dodmoor House

Dodmoor House’s Romantic Courtyard Barn

The Courtyard Barn sets the stage for a romantic and intimate civil ceremony, offering abundant natural light and a charming ambiance highlighted by exposed rafters in the ceiling. With underfloor heating beneath the flagstones and the soft glow of candles adorning windowsills and pillars, this barn provides a snug haven during the winter months. In the summer, five glass double-doors open onto the patio, bathing the space in natural light.

Their versatile pallet wall allows you to customize the backdrop with your own decorations, while they provide jam jars as a standard option.

This barn comfortably accommodates around 100 guests for civil ceremonies, offering the flexibility of a traditional long aisle or the ceremony table placed at the center of the room with rows of guests on either side. The Courtyard Barn also serves as a convenient wet weather drinks area. After the wedding breakfast, guests return here for tea and coffee.

During the evening, it transforms into a cozy, tranquil space for guests to mingle. It’s the perfect spot for post-dinner conversations, evening food indulgence, or even setting up some entertaining features like a casino or sweet shop for added fun!

The Catesby Barn: A Stunning space for Wedding Celebrations

The double-height Catesby Barn is a striking and versatile setting for your wedding breakfast and evening festivities. With its oak floor, captivating wooden beams, and a stylish Juliet balcony, it leaves a lasting impression.

This Grade II listed barn has undergone a stylish transformation, accommodating up to 74 guests at round tables or 96 guests at banqueting tables. For evening celebrations, it can host a total of up to 180 guests.

The barn is adorned with enchanting fairy lights that twinkle along the tie bars across the ceiling and the balcony railings. Heart-shaped candle holders cast a warm glow around the walls and window sills. To create a dramatic ambiance, colourful flower baskets or paper lanterns can be suspended from pulley systems in the center of the room. In the winter, modern candelabras add to the soft and inviting lighting.

For added flexibility, the Catesby Barn is connected to the Mezzanine Bar on the first floor, creating the perfect space for your celebration. It offers distinct yet interconnected areas for guests to dance, relax, engage in conversations, and mingle, ensuring a memorable and joyful experience.

The Mezzanine Bar: Dodmoor House’s Hidden Delight

Often regarded as Dodmoor House’s ‘hidden gem’ by couples, the contemporary bar is seamlessly connected to the Catesby Barn through an archway on the first-floor level, accessible from the balcony area. An exterior staircase also leads to the main courtyard for easy access.

This bar serves as a perfect gathering spot for guests to socialise before the ceremony. Plus, there attentive waitress service is always on hand during your drinks reception. After the wedding breakfast and the ‘no corkage’ period concludes, the bar becomes exclusively available until the evening’s end at either 11.30pm or 12am. It’s a fantastic space for you and your guests to savour a drink and engage in conversations while still being part of the evening festivities.

The bar offers a wide array of beverages at pub prices, and they provide a waitress service for guests seated in the courtyard area or the Courtyard Barn throughout the evening.

Why Dodmoor House is Perfect for Wedding Photography

From a wedding photographer’s point of view, the great thing about Dodmoor House is that there is so much variety to the venue. Some venues can be quite limited in terms of the amount of space available and this can sometimes mean that you end up taking similar photographs each time you go there. This isn’t the case with Dodmoor House however, as it has so much space as well as beautiful well-maintained grounds, I would never have to take the same photo twice.

I am now a recommended wedding supplier with Dodmoor House, which is amazing!

Looking for a Northamptonshire wedding photographer?

As a wedding photographer, I pride myself on offering something unique, and I understand it’s not a cookie-cutter approach. It’s about getting to know my couples and understanding what’s important to them. I like to build a rapport with couples so we’re like friends, and when it comes to their wedding day, I can just blend into the action, with no awkwardness, or fuss.

Then using my skills and creativity, I love to craft authentic, creative images that help you relive the moments time and time again. Through my imagery I want you to see how much fun everybody had, and see just how good everyone looked, including you!

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Dodmoor House Wedding Prices

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Dodmoor House accommodation

The only on-site accommodation that Dodmoor House offers is their Honeymoon suite. But rest assured, there are hotels near Dodmoor House, such as ‘The Mercure Daventry Hotel’ and ‘The Holiday Inn, Northampton West’

Dodmoor House Virtual Tour

Click here, to view a number of virtual tours around Dodmoor House. You will see just how stunning this barn wedding venue is!

Dodmoor House Wedding Cost

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Thinking about getting married at Dodmoor House?

Before deciding and booking your wedding day at this venue, why not book a visit with them. Have a good look around inside and out, speak to staff, get to know the place. I bet you will fall in love with it just like I have, as there are many reasons to book at this venue! Dodmoor House even holds it’s own open evenings a number of times a year, and again I would highly recommend popping by to one. Check out their website, which is packed full of useful information!

In need of directions to Dodmoor House, Northampton? Then check out the map below!


Phone: 01327 341736

Email: [email protected]


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