WEDDING VENUE GUIDE
DODDINGTON HALL & GARDENS IN LINCOLN
Doddington Hall and Gardens is a unique country house setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other indoor and outdoor events located in Lincoln.
THE WEDDING VENUE
Doddington Hall is one of our favourite wedding venues to work at. In fact it is every wedding photographers dream location to shoot at. Therefore it should come as no surprise that it is a popular choice for couples looking for a touch of grandeur from their wedding venue.
Doddington Hall is a fantastic example of a late Elizabethan Mansion set in beautiful gardens. This fairy tale looking manor house provides a wonderful opportunity for couples wanting an exclusive use wedding venue with a touch of grandeur. It has a variety of ceremony locations from which to choose. The Long Gallery is the perfect setting for those couples looking to impress their guests or for something small and intimate the Garden Pavillion or East Porch are often favoured. With 4 unique ceremony locations it really does allow couples to plan their perfect day.
Situated just 5 miles outside of Lincoln this wedding venue has excellent transport links making it a perfect location for anyone with guests travelling from further afield.
As you walk the immaculate stunning gardens and grounds, we’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. You’ll dance the night away inside the exclusive use Coach House and Courtyard with twinkly lights and the smell of fragrant flowers.
Every wedding photographers
Need to Know at a Glance
Perfect for: Country House style wedding
Venue Guest Capacity: 20 to 180 Guests
Catering Services: Yes – In House
Accommodation: Yes – On Site & Local Area
Official Website: https://www.doddingtonhall.com/
Owned By: Claire & James Birch
Address: Doddington Hall, Doddington, Lincolnshire,LN6 4RU
Phone Number: 01522 694308
DODDINGTON HALL WEDDING CEREMONY OPTIONS
FROM SMALL AND INTIMATE TO GRAND AND EXTRAVAGANT
Doddington Hall offers their wedding couples exclusive use of The Coach House for their wedding ceremony and reception. Other locations listed below are also available for your ceremony dependant on the number of guests you may have and time of year.
The Long Gallery
For wedding couples wanting a large number of ceremony guests then The Long Gallery is the obvious choice. Occupying the top floor of Doddington Hall this location can seat up to 180 ceremony guests. It’s a wonderfully light and airy space thanks to it’s enormous west-facing windows. These offer picturesque views of the gardens below. With it’s wonderful gallery of historic paintings on the east wall it really is a breath-taking location in which to have your wedding ceremony. This really is one of our favourite ceremony rooms to shoot at.
Small & Intimate Outdoor Ceremonies
For those wanting a small intimate outdoor ceremony with no more than 20 guests then either The Garden Pavilion or The East Porch is perfect. The Garden Pavilion is nestled within a romantic wild garden with views overlooking the parkland beyond. The East Porch is situated within the East Front Walled Garden. This location once again provides a romantic setting and stunning backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. Both of these options are weather permitting.
The Garden Room in The Coach House
The Garden Room is situated in the Coach House. When booking Doddington Hall for your wedding you’ll get exclusive use of it for your ceremony and reception (see below). The Garden Room is the perfect setting for a romantic ceremony for up to 70 guests, but works equally well with smaller more intimate numbers.
St Peter's Church
For those looking for a religious ceremony there is the beautiful St Peters Church. This lies within the grounds of the Doddington Hall Estate. There maybe some restrictions on availability so we’d advise that you make contact early on in your wedding planning.
The Coach House at Doddington Hall for Wedding Receptions
EXCLUSIVE USE RECEPTION SPACE
Situated within it’s own secluded garden The Coach House at Doddington Hall is a recently refurbished, light and airy Elizabethan building. Unlike the rest of the estate which is open to the pubic, The Coach House is provided on an exclusive use basis to couples for their wedding day. Consisting of two inter connecting rooms The Garden Room and The Green Wing this is the main wedding reception location at Doddington Hall. It’s neutral palette is perfect for those wanting to add their personal touch.
The Green Wing in The Coach House
The Green Wing with it’s enormous sliding glass doors opening onto a private and pretty walled garden and high ceilings is a wonderful airy reception space. It is frequently used for either sit down dinners or a lovely area for your guests to chill during the evenings party. The maximum capacity of the Green Wing is 120 for seated dining or 180 for an evening reception.
The Garden Room in The Coach House
The Garden Room in The Coach House at Doddington Hall is very flexible wedding venue space. Firstly it is frequently used for Civil Ceremonies as previously mentioned. Secondly it can also be used for hosting an indoor drinks reception if the weather is poor when using The Green Wing for a sit down Wedding Breakfast. Lastly The Garden Room is where couples are allowed to set up any music or entertainment for the evening festivities.
Services & Facilities
The Coach House has excellent disabled access and there are baby changing facilities along with a ground floor toilet. The only negative for some couples is that Doddington Hall will require that you use their catering, alcohol and disco services. After that though you can source any suppliers yourself including wedding photographers for example.
The Gardens at The Coach House
The Coach House at Doddington Hall is situated in it’s own private gardens. Perfectly kept, these stunning formal gardens provide a wonderful outside space for your guests to enjoy. It’s shelted location means it is frequently used for hosting drinks receptions or as a chill out area for wedding guests.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DODDINGTON HALL WEDDINGS
Does Doddington Hall have On-Site Accommodation?
Yes, with a total of 4 self catering cottages you can accommodate up to 44 people on-site. Whilst this might not be enough for all your guests there is plenty of additional accommodation within the local area. This includes The Old Rectory and the Stables which are situated in the estate grounds for example.
Does Doddington Hall host Wedding Fairs?
Yes, Doddington Hall frequently hosts wedding fairs and events throughout the year, and we can often be found at them. You can find out more information here.
Is Doddington Hall an Exclusive Use Wedding Venue?
Yes and No. Doddington Hall only ever have one wedding over the course of a weekend and they offer their wedding couples complete exclusivity of the Coach House for the day of their wedding. However, you should be aware that other areas of the venue are open to the public. One advantage to this arrangement, however, is that the venue allows you access from midday the day before your wedding. This is unusual for a wedding venue, but as a result allows you plenty of time to decorate the venue and reduces the stress on the day of your wedding.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT DODDINGTON HALL
DOCUMENTING YOUR WEDDING DAY
As frequent Doddington Hall Wedding Photographers, we know the wedding venue and the picturesque gardens and grounds on which it sits. With such a beautiful East Midlands wedding venue there is always an opportunity for capturing stunning imagery around every corner. We particularly love The Long Hall which is used for ceremonies. It really is breathtaking and furthermore has terrific light cascading through the massive windows.
We have enjoyed photographing wedding couples at every location Doddington Hall offers including: The Pavilion, The East Porch our personal favourite The Long Gallery, The Coach House and of course in the many wonderful gardens. Each part of the site has its own particular charm.
Doddington Hall really does offer so many photographic opportunities in all seasons. There is always beautiful light which can be used throughout the day no matter what the weather is doing.
We’ve been entrusted with photographing several weddings at Doddington Hall, and we always love to return. You can be assured of receiving beautiful wedding photography all year around. We know the best locations at the site with which to create the perfect images to document your day.
Featured Doddington Hall Weddings
You can see some of our favourite featured Doddington Hall Weddings below. Read the stories behind some of our clients who we have previously photographed at the venue, and get a feel for what you might opt to do on your wedding day.
VALARIE + THEO
“we couldn’t imagine a prettier place to get married!”
Doddington Hall was the perfect wedding venue for us. We couldn’t imagine a prettier place to get married. Emily & Katy were wonderful with Emily even helping me get into my wedding dress. They knew all the best places for us to have our pictures taken, and we couldn’t recommend them enough. Worth every penny!
Getting Married at Doddington Hall?
If you are looking for Doddington Hall Wedding Photographers, please do get in touch. We have a wealth of experience having photographed countless weddings around the UK. We have a natural documentary style that really tells the story of your unique wedding day.