Quintessentially English, Dorfold Hall is a magnificent brick and stone gabled, Jacobean house.
Originally built in 1616 Dorfold Hall is surrounded by enchanting gardens and woodland. Oozing old English charm at every corner, it makes for a breathtaking country house to visit.
The exquisite interiors of Dorfold Hall retain their original plaster ceilings and elegant oak paneling. The Drawing Room boasts an original barrel vault, dating from 1621, and whose plasterwork was created by Venetian Plasters. In 1771, the architect Samuel Wyatt redesigned the downstairs of the house and then, in 1862, William Nesfield was commissioned to change the size of the lake and the direction of the driveway.
With its tree-lined driveway and Lake the entrance to the Hall is memorable in itself, but then the lush gardens filled with tumbling roses, secluded dells and woodlands are just as captivating. There is also a 1000-year-old Sweet Chestnut tree, the Dingle and several other features, not to mention the uninterrupted view extending from the South lawn.
Dorfold Hall is available for exclusive wedding hire. Sip champagne on the lawns, explore one of its many hidden dells, and be sure you stop to pose for wedding photos at Dorfold’s picturesque lake. Dorfold is an unquestionably romantic wedding venue. Dorfold Hall has a discreet and passionate team who promise to work tirelessly to help create your bespoke vision for your special day.
Today’s opening hours
1pm - 4pm. Guided tours only of the hall at 2pm and 4pm
April to October: Tuesdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 1pm to 5pm. The Hall is accessible for guided tours only. Times displayed at the entrance of the Hall.
1mile West of Nantwich on A534, 15 minutes from the M6 and Crewe. Crewe itself being 90 minutes from London and 35 minutes from Manchester by train.
The closest train station is Crewe, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away.
A height restriction (10 feet) applies for the ornate main gate. An alternative entrance does exist, so please do not attempt to enter with HGVs or Coaches. Either ring the office on the intercom at the entrance or call on 01270 625245 for instructions.
Car park on site
Carz4u 01270 588888
Free for Historic Houses members.
Children (10-16) £2.50
Children under 10 go for free
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible toilets
Hold your special day at wonderful Dorfold Hall.
Thank you so much for all your kind help in enabling us to have the most special day. We really appreciate how supportive you were and readily available to talk through anything! What you have created at Dorfold is truly spectacular.
An outstanding marriage begins at an outstanding venue! We are here to help you create a truly tailor-made, unique and unforgettable celebration for yourself, your family and all your guests. Dorfold Hall is the idyllic setting for our team to stage the wedding of your dreams.
The Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies and we would love to see you saying your vows either in the beautiful gardens, the fabulous Coach House (which sits in the shade of a thousand year old Spanish Chestnut tree), or in the Drawing Room (pictured).
The Coach House
One of the ceremony venues.
As the evening draws in, your guests will find within the seclusion of a walled garden your marquee – a blank canvas which you will have painted to be your exact vision of the perfect day, with an extraordinary outlook, exquisite lighting, flowers and candles, and glasses catching the light on the decorated tables.
There are 10 bedrooms available for your guests to stay in.
Conveniently located on the edge of Nantwich, Redwood Cottage is in an enchanting location, nestled at the heart of the estate, with views of the picturesque Hall and the lake and driveway. Recently completely refurbished we have worked to highlight the original features whilst instilling a contemporary vibe through the interior design choices.
The cottages are heated from our ground-source heating system that provides perfect ambient heat throughout the year, as well as being environmentally friendly.
Both primary and secondary schools can be catered for at Dorford Hall.
Dorfold Hall welcomes filming enquiries.