Dorton House Wedding Venue

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Are you licensed for civil weddings and Partnership Ceremonies?
  • A. Yes, we are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in The Saloon, The Library, The Large and The Small Dining Room. Please contact Buckinghamshire Register Office on 01296 382 581 to confirm their availability.
  • Q. How many guests can you accommodate in your venues?
  • A. Civil Ceremony in The Saloon up to 120 guests, Dining in The Saloon 90 guests, Civil Ceremony in The Large Dining Room 90 guests or up to 60 for dining, The Small Dining Room 30 guests for Civil Ceremonies and a maximum of 30 guests for dining. Marquee Extension on South Lawn up to 140 guests. Stand alone marquee on the lawns, up to 2000 dining guests.
  • Q. What venues are available to site a marquee?
  • A. With thirty acres of Parkland to choose from the choice is entirely yours, whether it be the Walled Garden, the North terrace, or the Front Lawns.
  • Q. How many car parking spaces do you have for guests?
  • A. We have 100 hard standing parking spaces available for guests, but for larger functions we have the option of temporary soft standing spaces for a further 500 vehicles.
  • Q. Do you allow fireworks at the venue?
  • A. Yes, please confirm arrangements with Events Manager.
  • Q. When can we have access to the venue for dressing the room?
  • A. Access to the venue is allowed from 9am on the day, unless previously arranged with the Events manager.
  • Q. Do you have a secure room to leave wedding presents, and will they be insured?
  • A. Yes, however all presents and belongings are left at your own risk.
  • Q. Do you insist on doing all the Catering?
  • A. Amuse Bouche Events is our in house caterer. If you wish to arrange an alternative caterer a surcharge will be charged.
  • Q. Can you supply sample menus and prices?
  • A. Please contact the events manager for further information on menu's and pricing.
  • Q. Is there a corkage charge if we supply our own drinks?
  • A. Yes. Dorton House has an extensive wine list but if you wish to supply your own Wine, Champagne or other drinks a corkage charge will apply.  Dorton House will provide a cash or free Bar on the clients request, but does not allow an outside Bar unless in exceptional circumstances.
  • Q. At what time do we have to finish the reception?
  • A. We ask that you respect local residents and the function must finish by midnight, unless prior agreement has been sought with the Events Manager.
  • Q. Can the photographer or other suppliers visit the venue before the wedding?
  • A. Yes, We have supplier open days once a month when we encourage all suppliers to familirise themselves with the venue. Please ask your supplier to contact the Events Manager to arrange a visit.
  • Q. Do you have any accommodation on site?
  • A. No, although Dorton House can provide a list of local accommodation upon request.
  • Q. Does Dorton House provide the table and chairs for our function?
  • A. We have a limited number of antique wooden tables and chairs which are available for use at no charge, but in most circumstances tables and chairs will be hired in on your behalf at an additional cost.
  • Q. Are we able to access the venue the day before our function?
  • A. If prior agreement with the Events Manger has been sought and no other function is taking place the hirer and the hirers contractors may have access to the Dorton House on the day prior to their function for the purpose of deliveries and preparation. This would be restricted to a 4 hour time window.
  • Q. Do you allow confetti to be thrown at the venue?
  • A. Yes but the throwing of confetti at Dorton House is strictly limited to the use of natural rose petals only
  • Q. Do you allow the use of candles or fireworks at your venue?
  • A. Yes Dorton House allows the use of candles within our venues and fireworks within our grounds, both are subject to strict guidelines regarding health and safety.

2018 Wedding Offers

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