In the mansion we can accommodate up to a maximum of 130 guests for a civil ceremony, 100 guests for formal dining and 250 guests for an evening reception.  If a marquee in the grounds is used, we can accommodate up to 500 guests.  If you wish to hold your civil ceremony at Dorton House, please contact the Buckinghamshire Register Office directly on 01296 382 481 to confirm the availability of your chosen date.

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.



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.

Yes but the throwing of confetti at Dorton House is strictly limited to the use of natural rose petals only

No, unfortunately our insurance doesn’t allow us to permit the use of fireworks in our grounds.

Yes, we allow candles to be used throughout the venue however these must be on the non-drip variety and all candles must be kept in appropriate heat resistant containers.

Yes, Amuse Bouche Events is our in house caterer and only in exceptional circumstances will an outside caterer be permitted to work at Dorton House.

Yes. Dorton House has an extensive wine list and offers good value drinks packages 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.

Absolutely, we have supplier open days once a month when we encourage all suppliers to familiarise themselves with the venue. Please ask your supplier to contact the Events Manager to arrange a visit.

Unfortunately we don’t have overnight accommodation at Dorton House.  However, we have several day rooms available to the couple to use throughout the wedding day.  We are more than happy to recommend and supply a list of local accommodation.

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