The Setting

Nestling in a tranquil waterside setting amidst glorious gardens, The Dairy is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Estate, approximately 10 miles from the town of Bicester and an hour’s drive from London, created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th Century and for over 100 years the country retreat of the Rothschild family.

The Vibe

The Dairy has 5 beautiful spaces which are licenced for wedding ceremonies, giving both alfresco and indoor options. * The boutique estate hotel, The Five Arrows, is situated within walking distance and boasts 16 bedrooms of character and charm.

The Dairy offers a flexible approach, allowing for each couple to make their day unique to them and their guests. Couples can decide upon their preferred locations for the ceremony and dining and whilst there is a list of suppliers that can be recommended – for flowers, photography, entertainment etc – couples also have the option to appoint their own suppliers. The venue provides a bespoke menu service from their in-house caterer which allows couples to choose a unique and delicious menu for their guests, suited to their requirements and the feel of their special day.

Weddings are held at the Dairy throughout the year and it is especially popular for summer weddings when couples can make their promises overlooking the private lake or in the quaint and charming surroundings of the Secret Garden. The Dairy also provides the most romantic backdrop for winter weddings with roaring log fires and candlelit wedding breakfasts. The beautiful lakeside terrace and private gardens offer excellent photographic opportunities throughout the year, whatever the weather. 

The Dairy is a completely exclusive, private venue secluded and surrounded by beautiful gardens, offering a beautiful ceremony setting, an option of two stunning rooms to dine in, and a licence for evening receptions.