In an almost forgotten valley between Luddesdown and Holly Hill, astride the North Downs of Kent this beautiful Norman building stands sentinal over the site of its former village.

Dode village is now available for all to share, its magical atmosphere provides a backdrop for your special day. Private gatherings for up to 40 of your guests can be tailored to suit your needs at those important days of your life, be it a wedding, welcoming a new child, or saying goodbye to a loved one.

At times such as this the sharing of food and drink has always been a central feature. The sharing of sustenance is perhaps the greatest of our common bonds.

At Dode simple fare can be provided to meet guests particular and dietary requirements, although in keeping with the atmosphere, whole lambs, hogs and poultry, spit roasted on site, are a regular feature particularly for weddings, and three meat roasts are especially popular.

Lost Village of Dode

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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How to find Dode

Turn off the A228 at Cuxton and proceed along Bush Road.
At the junction take the left fork, signposted Luddesdown.
Follow this lane and watch out for the signpost indicating Great Buckland.

Before reaching Great Buckland there is a ‘no through road’ sign to the left. This is the lane leading to Dode, which is on the right after half a mile or so.

Postcode DA13 0XF