The Lost Village of Dode is perfect for couples who want to begin their tale of love, romance and desire, either inside or outside. Intimate ceremonies for up to 42 people.


How many people can you accomadate?

The Lost Village of Dode is perfect for couples and up to 40 guests who want to begin their tale of love, romance and desire, either inside or outside. You can choose from an intimate indoor Civil Ceremony or Partnership and Renewal of Vows. Or for an outdoor Blessing or Pagan Handfasting Ceremony, you can hold your event within the ancient Stone Circle followed by a lavish Wedding Reception, with dancing and then stay overnight, onsite, in one of the two superb award-winning cottages.

Can we have our full day at Dode?

Yes, at Dode we can host your ceremony & reception until 10pm or just a ceremony if you wish.

What is provided in your package?

Ceremony Coordinator plus on the day support A food tasting A two course Wedding Banquet – a feast that will become legendary amongst your nearest and dearest The Instagram-perfect church and grounds, will be exclusively yours on the day In-house sound system to play music of your choice Free parking for up to 8 bridal party cars A closed and private Facebook account, where we share inspiration from all around the world and you can ask questions confidently in the knowledge that they are not going public A run through/planning meeting of your special day either within the Norman Church or amongst The Ancient Stones. We believe this is a really important aspect of our wedding package, special to the Lost Village of Dode, so ensuring your day goes to plan Our in-house photographer to capture those all-important moments of your special day If you are holding a Civil Ceremony at the Lost Village of Dode we will reserve your wedding date with Kent County Council Seasonal flowers of your choice in the two urns adjacent to the ceremony area An opportunity to book our superb on-site Cottages, perfect for the bridal party (subject to availably). Staff to turn your venue around from a ceremony into your evening Wedding Banquet


We wish to thank you for your absolutely outstanding service and facilities on our hand fasting on Saturday. We had a absolutely fantastic and beautiful day, with all of our guests saying how wonderful they found the location and how amazing they found the service that Paul gave. The church was breathtaking, Graham was very helpful and accommodating and Paul was fantastic, making us feel loved and special. We cannot thank you all enough for making our day so special and allowing us to use Dode as the place to host it. Thank you and best wishes.

Anna & Adam

After searching high and low for a venue for a smaller intimate wedding we stumbled across Dode. I contacted Becky who was so helpful with all the information we needed and booked a visit. We visited and instantly knew this was the right place for us to get married, Paul showed us around and he was great. From booking with Becky to the day she was so helpful with any questions we had. On the day we had Graham as our host and he made the day go swimmingly so helpful and attentive we didn’t worry about a thing it was all under control. Paul did our hand fasting ceremony which everyone thought was a great extra touch. Dode is such a special place to get married we had the best time we could have wished for. Thank you to all at Dode for making our day so special. Carlie & Doug 02.09.22

Carlie & Doug

We recently had our wedding at Dode and the whole experience from start time finish was fantastic. Becky was on hand to answer any questions and book us in and lovely Graham was there on the day to ensure things ran smoothly. The venue itself is very small but perfect for an intimate and no frills wedding - exactly what we wanted. We got the package option and Flying Pig kitchen as our caterers were ASTOUNDING. Highly recommend this beautiful little venue if you are looking for a small, unique and personal experience.

Beth & Bill

Thank you for always being on hand if we had a question and a massive thank you to Paul. He went out of his way to talk to our guests, answering their questions about Dode and the traditions of handfasting and just generally making everyone feel so welcome. He is a special part of Dode and we could not have been more happy to spend our day with him. We cannot thank you enough for letting us have our special day in such an amazingly beautiful, magical place. It could not have been more perfect. Everyone said how calm and peaceful it is there. Some said they did not know what to expect but were blown away by the ceremony. Many said it's the best day they have had and what a beautiful way to do things by literally tying the knot. We wish we could do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing we just want to do the whole day again and again. Warmest wishes Daniel and Vicki

Vicki & Daniel

A massive and sincere thanks to you all for delivering a truly perfect wedding event for us last Saturday at Dode. Juliet and I are both reliving all of the fond memories from our perfect wedding day on an almost hourly basis, particularly today on our 1-week anniversary! The cottages made for a perfect stay on Thursday night with our friends and then for the bridal party the night before. The Dode setting really is magical, all of our guests being blown away with the setting, the work that has gone into the restoration and upkeep of the church and grounds and the true passion and commitment that is visible to all that all of you put in to make this so such a special and memorable place. We will definitely be back, either for the renewing of our vows in a year and a day or to simply stay in the cottages and soak up the atmosphere and memories. Credit goes to the rest of the team you worked with on our wedding as Sally from the Flying Pig and Matt the photographer stepped in to help setup and calm my nerves as if they were part of your Dode team. A true credit to the team work between you all. We really could not have asked for a better wedding and along with our guests we shall be singing your praises for many months and years to come. Warm regards, Andrew & Juliet

Andrew & Juliet

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