Dode Village

The Lost Village of Dode, Wrangling Lane DA13 0XF Luddesdown (Kent) Map
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5.0 out of 5.0
Menus from £1,900
Number of guests 4 to 40
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About Dode Village

Truly one of the most unique exclusive-use, lovingly restored wedding venues in the country, Dode Village has won plenty accolades since appearing as the "Dream Venue" on BBC Televisions Don't Tell The Bride. In a secluded and almost secret part of the North Downs the 11th century Norman church has had an exceptionally interesting past and a very serene and magical present. The venue is available for anniversaries and birthday parties, blessings, christening and baby naming ceremonies, family gatherings, and funerals.

Facilities and capacity

The venue is available for besome weddings, civil wedding ceremonies, humanist ceremonies, pagan hand fasting ceremonies, partnerships, renewal of vows, rites of passage, second marriages, wedding breakfasts, and wedding receptions. The Lost Village of Dode was up until recently a deserted place, forgotten by time. But since its recent revival, it has returned to the peak of its appeal as a beautiful wedding venue that can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Services offered

Simplicity and tradition are everywhere here. That includes the down to earth cuisine that you will be offered. Spit roasts of hog, lamb and chicken are particularly in demand and complement the atmosphere beautifully. This is something wonderfully honest, genuine and sincerely about Dode Village.

  • Price for menu From £1,900 to £7,080
  • Guests From 4 to 40
  • Facilities Gardens, parking
  • Services Banquet, ceremony, photography, music, drinks and beverages, catering, Owl delivering the ring
  • Location In the countryside
  • Accommodation Yes, Two self catering cottages
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More information about Dode Village

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day?
    No
  • What is included in the menu?
    Menus are discussed with our caterers
  • Is it possible to only rent the venue, without the catering service?
    Yes
  • Do you have your own caterer/kitchen?
    No
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?
    Other (Hog roasts - afternoon teas etc)
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
    Yes
  • Do you offer special menus?
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Gluten-free
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?
    No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge?
    Yes you can and no there is no charge
  • How does the open bar work?
    Included in the menu
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations?
    No
  • Private photographer?
    Yes
  • Do you provide your own music?
    Yes
  • Private catering?
    Yes
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location?
    No
  • What is the charge for not reaching the minimum?
    Negotiated however we have no minimum numbers, price is based on venue hire not price per head
  • What are the forms of payment?
    25% on booking 25% 8 months prior to wedding and final payment one month prior
  • Do you provide disabled access?
    Yes

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2 Reviews for Dode Village


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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Mark Wilson · Married on 22 of August of 2019

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    This place is perfect

    We have just had one of the best days of our life. Every single thing that happened was perfect. Graham and Ray were great all the way through the day. Graham made us and everyone feel at home and relaxed the whole time we were there. The Dode is wonderful and all of our guests were so stunned by just how beautiful it was. From the day we met Doug we knew this was going to be a wonderful place, the whole experience, visiting, booking, planning has been second to none. Do yourself a favour and book the FlyingPig Kitchen through Becky at the Dode and you will have the day and food of your lives. The Dode is now a very special place to us too.

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    Louise Dower · Married on 10 of August of 2018

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    From the moment we found Dode, the team made every step of the way smooth and a pleasure. We felt important to them and part of a very special place. Even a random dramatic thunder storm did not spoil things. Our guests are still talking about the day being the best wedding they had ever been to.

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