Dorfold Hall

Dorfold Hall – a historic country estate in the heart of Cheshire

Full of English country charm, Dorfold Hall Estate is a stunning wedding venue surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens. It’s a dream to shoot at and the perfect setting for romantic, timeless wedding photographs.

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Wedding photography at Dorfold Hall

It’s always a real treat to photograph at Dorfold. The staff there are fab, so friendly and can’t do enough for couples and their guests. Wedding days run so smoothly and the co-ordinators are always on hand to help out. Whether it’s getting a couple some water on a hot day or helping me gather guests for family photographs, nothing is too much trouble and I really feel part of the team which is lovely. 

 The Hall itself is incredible. Its grand architecture and historic features provide a stunning backdrop. From the period features and antiques to the modern art and furnishings, every detail of the venue has been carefully thought through. The parkland estate also offers a huge array of beautiful, natural settings for wedding photographs. The picturesque lakes and woodlands are fab for a more rural vibe or the landscaped lawn to the rear of the Hall is great for some romantic couple portraits. There is just such a variety of places to work with and I’m never short of ideas when I’m there. 

 Stunning, versatile wedding venue

I love how Dorfold mixes the old and the new – the contemporary and the historical – the grand and the intimate. Couples have so many different options to choose from, depending on the size of their wedding and their plans. It’s safe to say that no two weddings are ever the same there! 

Couples can choose from various locations within the estate to hold their wedding ceremony, including the sweeping lawns with their views over the Cheshire countryside, or the recently renovated Coach House which is full of character and charm. There are also a number of churches just a few minutes drive away for couples who want a more traditional wedding ceremony. I have to say, I do love capturing a classic wedding car making its way up the tree lined driveway after a church wedding. 

Wedding receptions are held either on the lawn or in the courtyard within the walled garden. The secluded courtyard, with its herbaceous borders, is surrounded on three sides by the Coach House, the Tack Room and L’Ecurie. The light and airy Tack Room is a contemporary bar area whilst L’Ecurie – French for “stable” – is the main events space at Dorfold. It’s a unique, modern area built around the old stableyard wall. Huge windows, with views out over the Clock Tower, let in so much natural light making it the ideal spot for wedding breakfasts and the evening’s dancefloor action. 

As Dorfold is an exclusive use venue, couples and their guests get the run of the place for one, two or three days. There’s also on site accommodation for up to 22 guests and no shortage of hotels, AirBnBs and holiday cottages within the local area. 

 Dorfold Hall weddings

Weddings at Dorfold Hall are perfect whatever the time of year. Winter celebrations are just so cosy, especially within L’Ecurie. Spring and summer weddings are full of colour and there is ample opportunity for guests to enjoy the grounds throughout the day. I love Dorfold’s unique combination of contemporary and historical romance. The Hall is often open for public events and holiday lets so if you ever get a chance to visit then I highly recommend it! 

I’ve been lucky enough to photograph many weddings at Dorfold and I’ve got more coming up. I can’t wait for this year’s wedding season to begin!

Dorfold Hall is a beautiful country home situated close to the historic town of Nantwich in Cheshire. A countryside wedding venue Dorfold Hall has the most beautiful light indoor rooms & barns and beautiful outdoor areas including their extensive gardens.

 The Cheshire wedding venue can cater for small intimate weddings and also lavish affairs, always with the homely qualities being a family run business. Everyone is sure to feel complete at ease at this venue. The team have ensured that the venue is the perfect mix of elegant and relaxed.

Dorfold is one of my favourite Northwest Venues and luckily right on my doorstep.

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Check out my stories with recent Dorfold Hall weddings including
Lucy & Iain
Eve & Hayden
Leanne & David
Sam & Lucy