Dorton House Wedding Photography
History of Dorton House
I have been lucky to photograph a few weddings at the lovely and unique Dorton House over the years. Grade I listed Dorton House sits on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border near to the town of Thame. As a result, idyllic countryside surrounds this splendid Jacobean Manor House.
The building is currently used as an independent day school. Then during non term time, one can hire it for exclusive use weddings, private hire or corporate events.
Sir John Dormer, the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, constructed the house between 1596 and 1626. He used clay fired bricks from nearby Brill. The current 30 acre estate was also once part of the Medieval Royal Forest of Brentwood. The fabulous dining room and grand staircase have the absolute wow factor, and they both provide amazing picture opportunities for your wedding pictures.
Photographing Weddings at Dorton House
Dorton House can accommodate up to 130 guests for civil ceremonies. They are also in a very unique position of being able to offer wedding couples the opportunity to have either a church ceremony or blessing. Within their grounds is a beautiful 12th century chapel, located directly behind the main house. There are so few venues that can offer a chapel ceremony, and so for many couples Dorton House is understandably their dream wedding location.