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22 February, 2020

When you’re planning your wedding there are so many things you need to think of, so much to remember & being organised is a vital part of planning any wedding and we are lucky...

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21 January, 2020

You may well have been dreaming about this forever, or maybe it has come as a total shock, but you officially have a ring on your finger, YOU’RE ENGAGED! The days, weeks, months that...

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30 November, 2019

Halloween is becoming an ever more popular time to tie the knot & without a doubt, Dode is the perfect Halloween wedding location. Due to its age, Dode is steeped in history & with...

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21 November, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we love Christmas here at Dode! As a beautifully romantic and enchanting venue, The Lost Village of Dode is the perfect location to indulge in...

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15 October, 2019

We love Halloween at Dode, but one thing we love more than Halloween is a Halloween Wedding. Dode, unsurprisingly lends itself to a Halloween theme and allows you to go wild with your Spooktacular...

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20 September, 2019

Finding and choosing your wedding venue can seem a little daunting and we can understand why; it’s an important decision and probably one of the first decisions that you make in your wedding planning...

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21 August, 2019

Entertaining your guests is a really important part of your wedding day! Every bride and groom wants their guests to leave happy, with full bellies and lots of amazing memories and our top 20...

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12 July, 2019

Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life and you want everything to be perfect and one of the most important things to get right is your catering, after all, your...

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18 June, 2019

Have you thought about whether your going to have a ring bearer for your big day? Some people like to entrust the Best Man with the rings, others like to involve someone else in...

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14 May, 2019

Our top 8 bits of advice for planning the perfect, intimate wedding First & foremost, always remember that it’s your day, so you have to do what makes you happy, not what makes other...

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26 December, 2018

Thanks to everyone who ‘braved the mud & puddles’ to attend our little Carol Concerts this month; without people, Dode would, once again, be very lonely although as each year passes this unthinkable possibility...

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19 December, 2018

On Monday we held the first of our Carol Concerts, amongst a very full church it was lovely as always to see a good ‘smattering’ of couples whom we have married, unfortunately, with a...

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12 December, 2018

The history of Dode is not the history of Kings & Queens, of great people- it is the story, individually and collectively of ordinary everyday people, people like myself, and if you will excuse...

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5 December, 2018

Wooded and winding in the road That leads to the mystery church of Dode Hiding high on Holly Hill Holy then and holy still At first they said “just a touch of ague” But...

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17 November, 2018

One of the interesting things about looking after Dode is that you never know who you will meet next. Over the last 30 years I must have met literally thousands of people, I have...

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16 October, 2018

It may not seem it with today’s glorious weather but these little guys who are nesting inside the church return every year and signifies that winter is on the way… Just think, it’s likely these...

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