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The Lost Village of Dode, Luddesdown

Wedding Venue
Nestled in an almost hidden valley separating Luddesdown and Holly Hill, deep in the Kent countryside, there stands a magical Norman church. This deeply atmospheric, intimate and beautifully restored de-consecrated church lying in a fabulous setting, is now accessible for incomparable weddings, for up to 42 guests.

What makes The Lost Village of Dode a unique wedding venue?

The Lost Village of Dode is a family run venue, so couples are given unique and personal service all the way up to their big day. Guests will love the historic venue and atmosphere as they walk into this once forgotten 900yr old building.

What is a typical wedding like at The Lost Village of Dode?

Every wedding is different and unique to the couples at The Lost Village of Dode but there are several special touches that it can provide, such as using a bird of prey to deliver wedding rings or having a traditional blessing of your love outside around the sacred stones near the church.

What Wedding Packages does The Lost Village of Dode offer?

The Lost Village of Dode is available for hire only or an all-inclusive package which includes a 2-course wedding banquet fit for King & Queen, a photographer on site to capture magical moments and resident florist will provide chosen flowers to adorn the church urns.

What Extra facilities does The Lost Village of Dode have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

The Lost Village of Dode is an exclusive wedding venue, so all the grounds will be yours alone for your special day. You will have full access to the church and stunning grounds in which to have your wedding photos and entertain your guests with Vintage garden games which sampling the caterer's canapes. Dode also offers two award-winning self-catering cottages, perfect for the honeymoon suite and bridal room.

Where is The Lost Village of Dode located?

The Lost Village of Dode is between Luddesdown and Holly Hill, lying in the North Kent Downs in the South East of England. Approached by winding country lanes and surrounded by stunning views and countryside, it is easily accessible with London and Essex less than an hour's drive away.

Top Facilities

Disabled Access

Private Catering accepted

Wedding Coordinator Available

Facilities & Information

Summary

Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

Facilities

50 Guests or Less Capacity

Confetti Permitted

Disabled Access

Eco Friendly

Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony

Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Dining Options

Buffet Catering

In House Catering

Private Catering accepted

Seated Catering

Evening Entertainment

Entertainment licence

Staff Assistance

Wedding Coordinator Available

Accommodation

Wedding Couple

Recreations

Gardens

Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 40

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 42

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 42

Minimum Wedding Capacity: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Civil License: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Indoor: 2

Closed Times: 10pm

Nearest Airport: Gatwick

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 0 minutes

Directions

01622-734205

Great Buckland, Luddesdown, Kent, LuddesdownDA13 0XF, United Kingdom

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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 I especially want to single out for just making us and everyone feel at home and relaxed the whole time we were there. The dode is wonderful and all of our guest were so stunned by just how beautiful it was. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts so letting us use your amazing place. Its now a very special place to us too.

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On Saturday I felt as though I was the luckiest bride to ever have walked down the aisle & take their husbands hand, I'm the happiest I've ever been, but we both feel as if we've been blessed with a new chance at life we thought we'd never experience again. So a huge ‘THANK YOU' once again to Team Dode for all of your hard work it was really appreciated, however big or small your role, everyone played an important part in our journey making our special day go as smoothly as it did, you all have helped contribute to memories that we can cherish...

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Our wedding was perfect! Yourself, Mary, Doug and Graham were brilliant from the day we booked, always offering kindness and support. You made us feel special and we felt that you really cared about making wedding perfect. We love Doug, as did our guests, and our handfasting ceremony was beautifully delivered by him. You kindly gave us time to decorate the church with my Dad's flowers and because of how well Dode is loved by you all, the venue was stunning. We felt like we didn't have to worry about anything on the day due to the coordination a...

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We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Graham and your team for making Sally and Bobbys wedding so special last Friday. The Lost Village of Dode is truly a unique place but what makes it so magical is the ethos and the feeling that you have created there through your own personality. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to start Sally and Bobby out on their married lives in the the most perfect way. As I think you know the guests came from all over the world, including the North of England ??, and they were absolutely blown away b...

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After many years of planning (Roughly ten months ago actually) we decided to get married, we both plan for a living so it became apparent that there were certain criteria to be met. We required a single venue for a limited number of guests and family. A place with a unique feel and no religious implications, though an amount of pomp would be favoured. With our (Lauren's) research only one venue fitted the bill, we were well guided by Doug (Owner)and Becky (Coordinator) but come the sunny/rainy day that we were due to be married, Graham our host...

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Just wanted to say a massive thank you... To all at dode... What an amazing day ???????? ?? Every single person from your team went the extra mile and beyond. I would like to note for Doug please that Graham was outstanding. A massive help, ultra friendly and looked after everyone like they were his family... I can't praise him enough ?? We can't thank you enough for such a perfect day ?? Doug was superb with the hand fasting... Ray with the music And Matt photographer brilliant Lastly Rob, Sally and team at the flying pig... Second to none ??...

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As soon as we walked into dode we decided it was the place where we were going to get married, we hadn't even looked anywhere else. We booked it there and then. Dode is truly magical and to be able to wed there was a dream come true. From the very beginning, everything was dealt with smoothly and ease. There was no stress at all involved in planning our wedding. Doug and Becky made everything simple for us, down to offering suggestions for wedding suppliers to planning the timing of the day. Dode doesn't need any decorating as it's already so b...

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Cliff & I had our Wedding Vows Renewal on Tuesday 23rd April @ 3pm, which was the exact date & time 25 years ago when we said "I Do" the first time. Our Pagan ceremony of Hand Fasting & Jumping The Broom was a great representation of us as a couple now. Dode Church was breathtaking, with its stone walls lit by candles, straw covering the floor, and little benches made warm by sheepskin. The venue memorized not only us, but our lovely guests too, with its wealth of history and mystery. Thank you for allowing us the privilege to hold our ceremony...

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It was literally the best day of our lives. Thank you for making it happen! All your guys and the suppliers were fantastic! Julien & Valentina

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