If you are looking for a rustic barn with modern amenities within Northamptonshire, then you would struggle to find anywhere better than Dodford Manor.

As you drive down the driveway, you are greeted with countryside views, sheep crossing the road and the beautiful barn in the distance.


The staff at Dodford are always incredible, and are always on hand to make sure that everything is running smoothly.

It really is the perfect venue!

The Mortain Barn

This Grade II listed building really is pretty spectacular. With its flagstone floor, high beams, and stonework, you can get swept away in all of its loveliness.

The barn has huge windows either side, creating a lovely light area, which is quite unusual with barn venues.


The Oak Barn

The wooden beams, the views of the countryside and its overall vibe, makes the Oak Barn just perfect for your wedding breakfast.

With plenty of space for all your guests, you will just love looking out from your top table and seeing all of your friends and family enjoying the day.

The food at Dodford is always brilliant, and you and your guests will love what is in front of you. You can opt for five course dinners, informal BBQ platters or table Roasts, where you carve your own meat and get to wear a chef’s hat!

The Dairy Wedding Bar is just a few steps away and provides a variety of all alcoholic beverages, so suit all your guests.


Wedding Style

  • Intimate weddings – 30/40 guests
  • Large weddings – up to 170 guests
  • All weather weddings

One of the loveliest moments at Dodford, is when the bride is getting ready in the Grain Barn (bridal booth) and gets to look into the barn (from a small one-way window) where she can see all of the guests arriving! It really gets exciting (and real!)

The perfect place to get ready for your big day.
This barn is also perfect for a drink’s reception and group photos, should the weather be less than lovely!


The outside area of Dodford really is something special. With grass areas for garden games and a courtyard feel, it really does have it all. With plenty of seating and views across the Northamptonshire countryside, your guests will love just relaxing during your drink’s reception. The bar is literally located right next to the courtyard so they don’t have far to go!
The stunning Northampton countryside provides the perfect backdrop to your special day.

Must Have Photo Opportunites

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There definitely isn’t a shortage of photo opportunities at this venue. My Favourite Spots include:


The Barn and Courtyard

The light just always seems to be wonderful at Dodford, and I have created some of my favourite photos when it has been a little breezy too!

The Wooden Gates

Leaning against them with the beautiful countryside providing a stunning backdrop, or a classic 'almost kiss' over the gate... this spot is a super romantic place for couple photos, but also a good space for group shoots too.


Other Must Have Shots

  • The walled walkway

  • The Garden

  • The Sheep... trust me!

  • Behind the Oak Barn, which is even better if we get a sunset.

Other Highlights

  • Easy to travel to
  • Hotels nearby (Staverton Park and The Mercure Hotel offer preferential rates)
  • No corkage (daytime)

This venue is great because everything is situated quite closely to each other, so if you have gone for heels – there isn’t loads of walking to do!

If you haven’t visited the venue yet, make sure you drop them a message and arrange a walk around. You won’t be disappointed!

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