Dorney Court

Nestled in Berkshire's heart, Dorney Court offers an enchanting blend of lush gardens, ancient woods, and historic parkland. Immerse in rural harmony surrounded by vibrant blooms, pristine lawns, and the timeless Saxon Pike Pond. A picturesque haven for weddings and events, where history meets natural beauty.
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Dor­ney Court — A Lit­tle History

Dor­ney Court stands as one of Eng­land’s most cap­ti­vat­ing hous­es, cel­e­brat­ed for its archi­tec­tur­al sig­nif­i­cance and his­tor­i­cal impor­tance, evok­ing curios­i­ty at every turn. Unchanged for six cen­turies, this rare gem, the cher­ished res­i­dence of the Palmer fam­i­ly for near­ly half a mil­len­ni­um, seam­less­ly pass­es through gen­er­a­tions. A Grade 1 list­ed build­ing, Dor­ney Court is marked for out­stand­ing archi­tec­tur­al and his­tor­i­cal dis­tinc­tion, remain­ing the endur­ing manor house of the ancient Dor­ney vil­lage, first doc­u­ment­ed in the Domes­day Book.

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Wed­dings at Dor­ney Court

With its enchant­i­ng gabled roofs, man­i­cured gar­dens, and a quaint 12th-cen­tu­ry church, Dor­ney Court stands as one of the UK’s most exquis­ite coun­try house wed­ding venues. Your entire wed­ding day unfolds seam­less­ly on the estate, from a charm­ing cer­e­mo­ny to late-night rev­el­ry in the metic­u­lous­ly ren­o­vat­ed Coach House Barn. The lush green lawns and vibrant flowerbeds pro­vide a pic­turesque back­drop for drinks and pho­tographs, while the sun-drenched court­yard adjoin­ing the Coach House Barn imparts a Mediter­ranean ambiance for joy­ous cel­e­bra­tions. Indulge in the fairy tale allure of Dor­ney Court for an unfor­get­table wed­ding experience.

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Drinks Recep­tion

The North Lawn

Step into the serene embrace of The North Lawn, a pic­turesque haven open from April to Octo­ber. Posi­tioned fac­ing the North Door, the Dell wel­comes you with a shrub-fringed path, cre­at­ing a delight­ful syl­van charm. In Spring, the land­scape comes alive with the vibrant hues of blue­bells, daf­fodils, and snow­drops, offer­ing a sea­son­al spec­ta­cle that adds to the enchant­ment. This is the per­fect place for out­door live music and enter­tain­ment from one of our acoustic artists, roam­ing bands or magicians.

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The Main House

The Main House, with its ori­gins dat­ing back to the Domes­day Book of 1086, offers a jour­ney through cen­turies of his­to­ry. Rich in her­itage and exud­ing a roman­tic atmos­phere, this venue can be enhanced to host your drinks recep­tion. Above the majes­tic Great Hall, a gallery pro­vides the per­fect set­ting for musi­cians to ser­e­nade your guests, cre­at­ing a​“Love Actu­al­ly” ambi­ence that adds a touch of mag­ic to your cel­e­bra­tion. Artists like our Fortée String Quar­tet and Gui­tar Duo are absolute­ly ide­al hear and the musi­cal sound in the space is terrific.

The Court­yard at The Coach House

Nes­tled with­in The Coach House, the seclud­ed Court­yard serves as the per­fect set­ting for evening alfres­co enter­tain­ing and gath­er­ing. Whether wel­com­ing your evening guests or indulging in evening nib­bles, cake cut­ting, and cock­tail sta­tions, this inti­mate space offers a charm­ing ambiance.

Whether you’re extend­ing warm greet­ings to your evening guests, cre­at­ing a delight­ful spread of nib­bles, cut­ting the cake, or set­ting up cock­tail sta­tions, this seclud­ed haven adds a touch of mag­ic to your cel­e­bra­tion. This is where the par­ty hap­pens and where our Roam­ing Bands real­ly shine. We have an entire ros­ter of acts that work bril­liant­ly in the Coach House, so get in touch, and let’s talk about what will work best for you.

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Evening Par­ty

The Coach House

The Coach House Barn is a strik­ing­ly stun­ning venue where your wed­ding break­fast cel­e­bra­tions come alive. This amaz­ing space is a rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of Dor­ney Court’s Vic­to­ri­an brew­ery and the his­toric car­riage and coach hous­ing of the Palmer Fam­i­ly, offer­ing a unique blend of his­to­ry and con­tem­po­rary charm.

The barn is bathed in nat­ur­al light through four dou­ble doors that run its length, cre­at­ing a warm and invit­ing atmos­phere. Step out­side onto the love­ly York­stone ter­race, per­fect for al fres­co enter­tain­ment and cap­tur­ing the essence of your spe­cial day.

Live Music at The Coach House

Live music and the Coach House go hand in hand. Our bril­liant list of par­ty bands, DJs and artists work stun­ning­ly well to cre­ate a bril­liant evening atmos­phere and give you the night you will remem­ber for years to come. We rec­om­mend a 4, 5, or 6 piece band as these work real­ly well in the space, tak­ing up the width of one end, but not encroach­ing into the space. Our Wed­ding DJ pack­ages with LED dance­floor are a real favourite as they com­plete­ly trans­form the look of the venue and give that real par­ty atmosphere.

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Dance floor Dorney Court Andrew Billington Photography Gecko Live Entertainment

Pro­duc­tion Packages

Your Day, Your Way!

From the Main House to the North Lawns and on to the Coach House and Court­yard, Dor­ney Court is a beau­ti­ful venue. The land­scaped gar­dens and spaces work bril­liant­ly for all wed­dings and events and have a real charm and char­ac­ter to them.

Our pro­duc­tion pack­ages are designed so that they don’t detract from the already strik­ing areas and instead sim­ply enhance them to make your event look as good as our acts sound at Dor­ney Court.

Pack­age 1 — Sim­ple and Elegant

This pack­age is all about adding a touch of ambi­ent colour and enhanc­ing the already beau­ti­ful space. Uplighters make all the dif­fer­ence to any space to make sure that it real­ly stands out.

  • 24 Uplighters
  • "Love" or "Mr&Mrs" Light Up Letters

Price — £895.00VAT

Price includes deliv­ery, set up, and same-day collection.

Pack­age 2 — Ambi­ent Party

Our most pop­u­lar pack­age takes it one step fur­ther and includes a dance floor for your evening par­ty, along with uplighters for both inside the Coach House and out­side in the Courtyard.

  • 24 Uplighters
  • "Love" or "Mr&Mrs" Light Up Letters
  • 14 foot square dancefloor

Price — £1,395.00VAT

Price includes deliv­ery, set up, and same-day collection.

Pack­age 3 — Sight & Sound

Our third pack­age adds a speak­er sys­tem that can be used for back­ground music dur­ing the wed­ding break­fast and drinks in the Coach House.

  • 24 Uplighters
  • "Love" or "Mr&Mrs" Light Up Letters
  • 14 foot square dancefloor
  • Sound system for speeches with a wireless microphone

Price — £1,895.00VAT

Price includes deliv­ery, set up, and same-day col­lec­tion and onsite sound technician.

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