Dorney Court is one of England's outstanding Tudor Manor Houses. Grade 1 Listed, acknowledged for its architectural and historical importance while combining great character and warmth.
The House is home to the Palmer family, passing through fourteen generations, and hosts tours, weddings, filming and events.
Surrounded by mature parkland and traditional gardens, Dorney is widely regarded for its diverse collection of portraits, furniture and art - telling the stories of the lives and times of those who have been privileged to call it home.
Dorney is open in the summer and by appointment throughout the year. Regularly welcoming television and film productions, the House will be familiar from screen appearances.
Dorney Court is a stone's throw from the River Thames, just 27 miles from Hyde Park Corner and within view of Windsor Castle.
Today’s opening hours
1 - 31 August.
Tours 1.30pm - 5pm.
The house is open to the public in the summer and by appointment throughout the year, please contact to book a visit on non-open days
5 -6, and 26 - 27 May.
1 - 31 August.
Tours 1.30pm - 5pm.
The house is open to the public in the summer and by appointment throughout the year, please contact to book a visit on non-open days.
Signed from Junction 7 of the M4 and also from the A4, Dorney lies west of London in countryside flanked by the Thames and the Jubilee River. The towns of Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton are all within easy reach while Reading and High Wycombe are a short drive away.
The railway stations at Taplow, Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor & Eton are all no more then 10 minutes drive from Dorney. Regular trains run from Paddington, Waterloo and Reading.
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
Riviera Cars 01628 666777
Free to HHA Friends.
Children (10 -16): 5.00
Under 10: Free
- Access statement available
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
Please contact in order to arrange a group visit.
With its fairy tale gabled roofs, landscaped gardens and charming 12th-cntury church, Dorney Court is one of the UK’s most beautiful and complete country house wedding venues.
Your entire wedding day can unfold on the estate, from the ceremony to late night partying in the perfectly renovated Coach House Barn.
The gardens surrounding Dorney Court provide a lovely setting for drinks and photographs whether on lush green lawns or among the many flowerbeds and borders, while our picturesque courtyard, which adjoins the Coach House Barn, is a suntrap where guests can enjoy an almost Mediterranean feel as they celebrate.
Everyone I spoke to said it had been the best wedding they’d been to and we have to agree the food was incredible, the service impeccable, the cocktails gorgeous. The flow of the day was perfect. We honestly cannot thank you enough for everything you have done.
For under 25 people. The Parlour is the oldest room in the House. Exposed oak beams, stained glass windows and original furniture create a unique atmosphere. The Parlour offers an intimate venue for a small wedding ceremony.
The Great Hall
For up to 50 people. The Great Hall is an enchanting setting for a wedding ceremony, a memorable banquet or drinks and canapés. Ancient portraits hang on the walls while the magnificent stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling add to the magical sense of timelessness.
Coach House Barn
For over 100 people. The Coach House Barn is a stunning reinterpretation of Dorney Court’s Victorian brewery. Looking out over its own private landscaped courtyard the Coach House Barn is a magical addition to the Estate and an ideal location for your three course meal.
The ideal place to pitch a marquee, to have drinks and canapés or to pose for photographs among the flowers and lawns. The House forms a picture perfect backdrop to any wedding celebration.
Gale Cottage combines classic country charm with modern styling. The Cottage looks out over a landscaped courtyard affording privacy and a stunning view. The accommodation is cosy and modern with bundles of heritage set in a tranquil corner of rural Buckinghamshire.
Guests have access to a gorgeous landscaped courtyard. The 400 acre Eton Dorney Rowing Centre is next door (access is free) and the River Thames is just a short walk from the door.
Guests are left to their own devices and afforded privacy but Dorney Court remains firmly a family home and anyone staying in Gale Cottage is likely to have some contact with other people living/working on the Estate.
Things to Note
The cottage sits in a secluded location on the Dorney Court Estate neighboured by a 12th-century church. There is a result Sunday service at 0930 with the church bells ringing for the 30 mins or so beforehand. The bell ringers practice on Monday nights from 7-8. Most people enjoy the sound and this quintessential slice of English village life.
Dorney Court provides flexible event spaces and is the perfect location for your event, from intimate private dinners to glamorous champagne receptions, slick conferences and memorable team building days.
Dorney Court is an enviable location for your corporate event from conferences, training days and meetings to press days and product launches, located just 30 minutes from London, 20 minutes from Heathrow and 50 minutes from Gatwick.
We can offer a blank canvas with state-of-the-art facilities, where guests can immerse themselves in picture-perfect history with all the modern luxuries required for seamless events.
Our event planning team offer a bespoke service, creating events designed specifically to a brief. We can coordinate the whole event from concept to finish and have a fantastic list of expert suppliers.
We hosted our company’s 40th anniversary at Dorney Court and the setting was excellent. Our company invited a wide range of visitors from around the world and they were all very impressed with this beautiful historic house.
We very much welcome schools to Dorney Court and we offer a guided tour aimed at the curriculum with a focus on the Tudors but we are happy to explore tailoring a bespoke programme to suit any school’s particular requirements.