We make no secret of it that this is a family home as well as a wedding venue, so we thought it would be great to help you learn more about the Family behind Dunwood Hall. The pitter patter of Rohan and Theo’s feet throughout the house and beautiful aroma of coffee and home cooked meals are tell-tale signs.

And it is an element that we are proud of, and the reason why I was so happy to be invited to join their “family” and assist with weddings here.

Siblings Delphine & Broderick, owners of the property, spent their childhood at Dunwood Hall and love seeing the house filled with people, as it really brings Dunwood to life. Brodie and Delphine, together with Delphine’s partner Jonathon and their 2 children Rohan & Theo, decided to share their family home with couples who were to tie the knot in front of their families and friends. And we love every minute of those celebrations. We have a growing extended family now here at Dunwood Hall, as we make the journey with these “brides and grooms to be” from the first glimpse of where they shall get wed, right through to waving them off on their honeymoon. Each day creates a new memory for the Lovatt family which they will remember for a lifetime.

And to really add to the family feel we can also introduce Chisel and Sprockett, the front of house for Dunwood (A.K.A the dogs!) who will welcome you to the hall with open….. well, with a stick for playing most likely.

This is how we run Dunwood Hall, as a relaxed, friendly, welcoming wedding venue. Step through the pretty cream wooden doors into a beautiful reception hall, rich in colour, with a galleried landing and magnificent glass ceiling, bathing the entrance in a blue tinged light. And now let your imagination run wild. The rooms are full of character and colour; you can start to see your day unfold with guests enjoying canapés and cocktails in the hall, a beautiful harpist on the balcony with soft tones floating down to the ceremony room, and a gentle scent of peonies filling the venue. The orangery is a wonderful surprise as the beautiful light filled room appears towards the end of the tour. And yet there is more! The outside space at Dunwood Hall is not to be missed. Elegant lawns, mature gardens and a pergola filled with roses create the perfect extension to the venue for your spring/summer celebrations, or an idyllic setting for your romantic winter wedding.

As preparations begin for the first wedding of 2015 we start to imagine the variety of styles and accessories our wonderful Dunwood couples will bring to the venue to compliment this beautiful hall. With some ideas already discussed, each unique and personal to the couples, we look forward to sharing these days with you all, and extending the celebrations beyond the grounds of the hall, creating lasting memories of these wonderful weddings at Dunwood. We can’t wait to be a part of these fantastic days, as two people embark on a new chapter of their lives together. What a job to have……..