Dorney Court is a magical stately home nestled in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.
The 15th Century Tudor Manor House and surrounding estate has been home to the Palmer family for nearly 500 years during which time they have enriched the House and the Grounds with inimitable warmth. With its fairytale gabled roofs, landscaped gardens, newly renovated Coach House Barn and a charming 13th Century church, Dorney Court is perfect for wedding receptions, civil ceremonies and partnerships as well as other celebrations including birthday parties and private events.
Your entire wedding day can unfold on the Estate, from the ceremony to late night partying. The gardens surrounding Dorney Court provide a classic English setting for drinks and photographs, whether on lush green lawns or in the Parkland, while our picturesque Courtyard which adjoins the Coach House Barn is a delightful suntrap where guests can enjoy a Mediterranean feel.
Whether you are looking to hold an intimate ceremony in the Great Hall, a traditional wedding service in St. James the Less church, a three course lunch or dinner in the Coach House Barn or a large party in a marquee on the lawns, every wedding at Dorney Court is created especially for each client's individual requirements to guarantee a perfect day.
Looking out over its own private landscaped courtyard, the Coach House Barn is a magical addition to the Estate and the ultimate location for your wedding party.
The recently restored Coach House Barn is a stunning reinterpretation of Dorney Court's Victorian brewery and coach house. The Barn retains all of its historic charm but combines this with a subtle contemporary style that complements the Tudor surroundings.
A marquee can be attached to the Coach House Barn allowing you to increase the size of your party, whether this is for the seated lunch or dinner, or to increase your guest list in the evening.
St. James the Less is a delightful flint flecked church with Norman origins which retains many historic features such as the Tudor tower, medieval wall paintings and stained glass windows. The Church is located next to the House and the Coach House Barn.
Directions by car:
From the M4, take exit 7 onto the A4 towards Maidenhead and follow the brown tourism signs. After about 0.5 miles you will turn left at the first roundabout. Passing Sainsbury's on your right you will leave Burnham crossing open farmland and then a bridge over the motorway before you reach Dorney. Continuing on Village Road you will find Court Lane on the right once you have left the Pineapple Pub and Jubilee River behind you. The entrance to Dorney Court is through black wrought iron gates on Village Road on the right once your have passed the turning to Court Lane. Car parking is available and directions will guide you to where you should leave your vehicle.
From the M40, use exit 4 onto the A404 to Marlow and take the junction with the M4 travelling east for 1 mile until exit 7 from where you should follow the brown tourism signs and approach per the directions above.
Directions by public transport:
Taplow (not Sunday) 2 miles, Burnham 3 miles and Slough 5 miles, are located on the London Paddington to Reading mainline.
Windsor & Eton Riverside, 2 miles, reached from London Waterloo, has trains twice an hour.
There are taxi operators/ranks at all stations. Alternatively, Dorney Court is a manageable stroll (20 minutes) from Taplow or a lengthier walk (1 hour) from Windsor & Eton along the beautiful riverside towpath.