|Breathtakingly beautiful, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire offers a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the perfect wedding at any time of year.
The Dairy is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Estate just outside Aylesbury, created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th Century and for over 100 years the country retreat of the Rothschild family. You and your guests can enjoy a taste of that privileged lifestyle: superlative food, excellent wines, professional service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed.
The Dairy nestles in a tranquil waterside setting amidst glorious gardens offering a haven of peaceful tranquillity where total exclusivity is guaranteed for your wedding. Breathtakingly beautiful, with architecturally elegant rooms, roaring log fires in winter and a wide terrace with two pavilions projecting out into the lake perfect for shaded summer drinks receptions. The Dairy offers a wonderfully romantic backdrop - whatever the season.
Set in private grounds beside a series of lakes fed by a freshwater spring, The Dairy is the perfect venue for exclusive entertaining.
Our wedding team will guide you through every aspect of planning your big day. Accomplished chefs and experienced staff work together to make your wedding day truly exceptional.
The maximum seating capacity that The Dairy can accommodate for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast is 110. An additional 50 evening guests can be invited to join you for dancing and evening entertainment.
The West Hall is the largest room at The Dairy and has a tall vaulted ceiling and two huge open fireplaces with glass doors opening directly on to the terrace.
Dining - maximum of 110 on round tables of 10
Ceremony - maximum of 110
The Wintergarden is adjacent to the West Hall. This classical conservatory-style room is the perfect room for wedding ceremonies and has beautiful views across the private lakes. It is predominantly made of glass with exterior wooden slatted blinds offering shade from the sun. The Wintergarden has double doors leading directly on to the Terrace and its stone floors make it an ideal space for dancing during your evening reception.
Dining - maximum of 60 people on round tables of 10
Ceremony - maximum of 110.
The Pavilions and Lakeside Terrace are on the west side of The Dairy. This long and wide terrace overlooks the lake, which is home to an extensive collection of waterfowl. There are two pavilions projecting out into the lake, providing the perfect setting for summer drinks receptions.
Drinks party - 160
Ceremony - maximum 60.
The Dieppe Room is used by the Registrar prior to civil ceremonies.
Queens Entrance and Reception offers a private entrance for brides to use on arrival.
The Buttery is located adjacent to The Dairy and can be used for mobile crèches or as a changing facility.
The Dairy is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies in the West Hall, the Wintergarden, outside under the cover of the lakeside Pavilion and in the central courtyard.
We now hvae a license to hold civil wedding ceremonies underneath the Antler Chandelier at the entrance of the Dairy - so your guests sit outside on the lawns in the central courtyard.
Marquees over the central courtyard are ideal for couples wanting a wedding reception for between 110 and 200 guests, subject to availability of dates. Please enquire for rates and availability.
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