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Welcome to The Lost Village of Dode

Romance in the Stones – A historic, legendary, hidden gem of a wedding and events venue, in the heart of the Kent countryside.


A unique, exclusive-use, lovingly restored Norman Church.

Far, far away, in a magical place, where time has stood still, in an almost forgotten valley between Luddesdown and Holly Hill, nestled in the heart of the Kent countryside, there stands a beautiful, charming, enchanting, privately owned, romantic, former Norman church – the only trace of the now ‘lost’ village of Dode. 

This unique, lovingly restored, Norman, deconsecrated church, located within an amazing setting, is available for intimate and private weddings and events for up to 42 people:

Dode was voted in the Independent as being one of the country’s 50 best Wedding venues.

Dode is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive and sought after Wedding venues in Kent.

Its unique marriage room, built over 900 years ago is small in scale and suitable for parties of up to a maximum of only 40 guests, people that are truly special to you as a couple.

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