Waddesdon Manor is the perfect place to hold your special day.
We have two venues for you to choose from, The Dairy based in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor and The Five Arrows, located just off the High Street of the village of Waddesdon.
Breathtakingly beautiful, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire offers a wonderfully romantic backdrop for the perfect wedding at any time of year.
The Five Arrows
Create your perfect day at this Grade II listed boutique 16 bedroom hotel. Exclusive use, allows you to celebrate in style with your nearest and dearest.
Find out what's on offer and how to contact us to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
Aylesbury 5 miles 10 minutes
Oxford 22 miles 35 minutes
Central London 50 miles 1 hour 15 minutes
Birmingham 72 miles 1 hour 30 minutes
M40 18 miles 30 minutes
M25 26 miles 35 minutes
M1 30 miles 50 minutes
Aylesbury and Bicester from Marylebone 1 hour
Oxford from Paddington 1 hour
Luton Airport 30 miles 50 minutes
London Heathrow Airport 39 miles 1 hour
Birmingham International Airport 70 miles 1 hour 20 minutes
For Satellite Navigation
Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH
The Dairy HP18 0JW
The Five Arrows Hotel HP18 0JE
Windmill Hill HP18 0JZ
Helicopter landing facilities are available at The Dairy by arrangement.
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Parking near this location
When we first opened to the public in 1957, visitors drove up the hill and parked in front of the House, in a small car park or on the drive itself. As visitor numbers continued to grow (now at more than 350,000 annually), this became increasingly challenging to manage. On busy days, some visitors had to park over a half a mile from the House, and then walk up the drive through a double line of cars, converging from all directions.
Aside from the damage to grass verges caused by parked cars, and the inconvenience to visitors, this also compromised Baron Ferdinand’s original idea and the experience that he wanted to be so much part of his guest’s arrival.
Discussions have taken place over many years to consider how parking and the arrival experience can be better managed, to prioritise safety and comfort for visitors, and to plan for the future. This included a visitor consultation in 2011.
Over the next few years there will be major investment in new facilities, designed to welcome all of our visitors and to also ensure that everyone experiences the arrival and the magical views from the drive as originally intended. Having considered various sites, it was agreed to locate a new car park with 1,000 spaces in a discreet location, almost entirely invisible from the entrance drive, and therefore protecting the beautiful views and the surrounding landscape. Once planning permission had been granted in 2013, the car park was commissioned, and partially opened for the Christmas season, along with temporary visitor welcome facilities. A new fleet of shuttle buses have been introduced, in order to transport the majority of visitors from the car park directly to the top of the hill.
A permanent ticketing pavilion is currently being designed which will include lavatories and a covered waiting area for the shuttle buses. It is expected that this will be constructed during the 2014 season, to be open in early 2015.