Win Your Wedding Competition

25th June 2024

Elope to The Lost Village of Dode! Tell us your love story for a chance to win your wedding

Imagine running away to get married, just the two of you, and having an intimate wedding ceremony in a beautiful setting, without the pressures of a traditional ‘Big Day’.

With more and more people choosing to elope as a more meaningful and less conventional way to get married, we are delighted to offer one couple the opportunity to elope to The Lost Village of Dode in Kent. Celebrate with a low key wedding, just the two of you.

Our special little place was built for romance. Hidden away in an almost lost valley amongst the trees, it really is a secret escape for lovers. It’s perfect for the old-world romance of an elopement – the two of you, so in love that you just want to run away to get married so that you can spend the rest of your lives together – no stress, no hassle, no guest lists.

It’s exactly 6 months today until Christmas…..yes the C word….so as a very special early Christmas gift, we are offering one lucky couple the chance to escape to Dode for an intimate elopement.

Along with our superb team of suppliers bringing this special elopement package together valued over £5,500, one lucky couple will win;

💗 Your civil wedding ceremony in Dode’s decorated church or stone circle on the Saturday 21 December 2024 (prize must be taken on this date) for the couple and up to four guests.
💗 Stunning seasonal bridal bouquet and button hole from our supplier Moodyblooms Flowers.
💗 Photographer to capture the ceremony and couples shots with Matt James Photography.
💗 A special intimate champagne celebration dinner for two (option to include additional guests) on the wedding night cooked and served in Dode’s secluded onsite timber framed cottage by Dode’s caterers The Flying Pig Kitchen.
💗 Locally produced bottles of Prosecco for your celebration dinner from the surrounding vineyards at Dode – Silverhand Estate
💗 Accommodation in Dode’s 2 bedroom hot tub retreat cottage for the night before the ceremony and a ‘mini moon’ of two nights following.

*please note that the prize excludes KCC registration fees. We will advise you on the registration process.

To enter via Instagram or Facebook, simply:
– Like the post and follow our page, tag your friends, couples, engaged mates whoever you think deserves a special wedding
– Share on your stories for an extra entry (tagging us)
– Send us an email to with a brief story (200 words or less) of how/when did you know they were the one? along with your names and phone number

We can’t wait to read your stories and help make one couple’s dream wedding come true. Good luck to all entrants, and may your love story shine bright!

*Prize is not affiliated to Instagram / Facebook.
*Winner will be notified no later than 27 August 2024.

Win Your Wedding terms & conditions

  • By entering the competition, all entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • The prize is outlined above and is non transferrable.
  • No cash alternatives are available.
  • To enter the competition entrants must provide their names, address, phone number, email address and answer the competition question by email to
  • No other entry routes are available.
  • Entry is open UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees of The lost Village of Dode and their relatives, suppliers associated with the venue or anyone professionally connected with the venue.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • We can not be held responsible for missed entries if the email is blocked by the recipient’s email client / mailbox.
  • Prize / supplier details may be subject to change during the course of the promotion.
  • The competition closing date is 20 August 2024.
  • Winner will be selected from all valid entries and notified by the 27 August 2024.
  • The prize winner will be notified via the email address associated with their entry. Entrants must ensure we they have provided their correct contact details.
  • Prizes must be accepted in writing within seven days. Failure to do so will result in the prize being offered to the next randomly selected winner.
  • We will securely hold and process your data in line with UK and EU data protection laws. Third party access to this data is limited to those providers we use to help carry our services to you and we will not share or sell your data to other organisations. You can contact us at any time at in order to notify us to remove your details.
  • Winners will be required to take part in publicity including having their photo taken for use online, press and social media.
  • Names of the winners will be available after the closing date by written request to the promoter’s address shown below.
  • Entries by automated websites or competition service websites will not be counted.
  • We reserve the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this competition and prize in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside its reasonable control with no liability to any entrants or third parties.
  • Our decision on all matters is final. In the event of a dispute, please contact us.
    Promoter: The Lost Village of Dode, Great Buckland, Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XF