Dorney Court
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Dorney Court
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Dorney Court is one of the UK's finest Tudor manor houses. Grade 1 listed and home to the Palmer family for nearly 500 years. The Dorney Court Estate hosts private tours, filming, weddings and events. The House and gardens are open to the public in the Summer (June) while the two RHS Chelsea gold medal winning horticultural buisness occupy the Walled Garden (Crocus) and neighbouring Tree Show Room.
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Fvanoef
Ascot, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What an absolute privilege to visit this wonderful home. Louise, our guide, was on top form and was such an entertaining, yet informative, fount of knowledge. Very enthusiastic about the history of the house and family and so lovely to see how all the local pubs and houses are connected to Dorney Court. We last visited the house when it was owned by Peregrine Palmer and his wife Jill, and it was wonderful to see his legacy now being continued by James and Anna. We would definitely recommend a visit. Also don't forget to visit to the garden centre on the estate for lunch or afternoon tea and a little retail therapy.
Written August 8, 2022
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Louise is one of the best whether she is guiding, supervising film crews in the house or looking after her chickens. Delighted you approve of how you found the place and glad you dont think the current custodians are messing it all up (yet)... James & Anna
Written August 11, 2022
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Elena A
Farnborough, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Such a stunning place to visit! I was surprised not to find 5 coaches of Far East visitors there.
We’ve also had a fab lunch next door 😋
Got welcomed at the door by the lovely lady Anna, who owns the place, so lovely of them to share their beautiful home with others!
Everything there just sets you back in time. Very beautifully preserved property ❤️
Written August 18, 2022
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Terry Dolling
Farnham Common, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The excellent knowledge, enthusiasm and presentation style of our tour guide Andrew was attention grabbing. His knowledge of this important part of English history was gripping. His passion and personal connection to Dorney Court made the experience almost spellbinding.
Written August 19, 2022
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Jake
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Hi all at Dorney Court,
firstly just wanted to thank all for such a lovely day at the wedding yesterday

to the blond young lady who kept an eye on me throughout the day who was extreamley kind to me and was very chatty, it was a lovely expereince and especially when she brought out my eton mess yesterday evening, it was a yummy desert. I thouroughly enjoyed myself from the minute i arrived. 5 *'s for the young lady and the team

To the staff working on the tea and coffee cart in the outside area. it was a lovely touch and i will definatley consider coming to work for you in the near future as it was an honour to be an honourary guest yesterday, you made me feel very welcome so a massive thank you to all of the team, the catering was amazing! i will definately be returning in the near future!

many thanks
Jake
Written May 8, 2022
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Stephanie L
London, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Great place to visit - beautiful Tudor house and gardens. It is open to the public some dates each year, so check their website. You may have seen it feature as a location in several films. We had a guided tour with Louise who was brilliant and told us so many interesting things about the house.
Written July 4, 2023
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Kym P
Redhill, UK73 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
Dorney Court, a beautiful beautiful venue for a wedding! However by booking Dorney Court for your wedding you have to endure the 'planners', Absolute Taste.
Without being too unkind all I can say is if I were to do it all again I would book elsewhere.
Written October 9, 2015
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We are extremely disappointed to learn that your experience was not up to our high standards. We are always receptive to feedback and we have taken steps to ensure levels of service never less than match the unrivalled beauty of the setting. The Owners
Written October 11, 2015
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567892015
Bath, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Fantastic house which has heaps of history. We were taken on a guided tour which was full of information and well presented in a slightly jovil way,also the gardens and chapel are worth a vist. There is plenty of parking with a garden centre and coffe shop.
Written September 7, 2016
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Footprintsinthesun
London21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Very personal feel to the tour, like being welcomed into someone's home as an old friend. Phenomenal house with a rich history you can almost taste the centuries in the walls. Throughly recommended.
Written August 28, 2016
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Louisejell
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Let me just start this review by saying I'm the kind of girl who has dreamt of her wedding since she was a little girl, so expectations were VERY high. Well, Absolute Taste and the Palmer family just took my bar and sent it sky high.

The level of service was outstanding; Christina Bance and Chloe Hannan at Absolute Taste took care of everything to perfection, taking on board my ever changing requests, bringing my dreams to life, and suggesting a few really excellent ideas that enhanced the flow of the day and made it my perfect wedding.

When I mentioned in passing that I'm a bit of a mango chutney addict, I never expected a little personalised pot to be delivered to me on the day. A really sweet touch and just one example of the attention to detail and genuinely caring approach of everyone involved.

The Palmer family were amenable, kind and very much involved in the run up and during the day (James came out to stoke the fires for us and welcome our guests which really was above and beyond!)

Everything felt luxurious, the food, wine and cocktails were all delicious and we were able to make use of both the beautiful Coach House Barn and the stunningly beautiful main house, which is rich in family history and needs no introduction (we had a personalised tour when we first went to view the venue, learning lots about the family, make sure you do this!!)

All of our guests said it was the most magical wedding they'd been to and I'm inclined to agree! Thank you so very very much to the team at Absolute Taste and to the Palmer family. You have no idea how happy you made us; it was an unforgettable day.
Written December 5, 2015
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It is always an absolute pleasure for us to welcome couples getting married. Winter weddings in particular are fantastic with roaring fires and plenty of warming food and drink. Hosting Louise and Brad was a privilege and we are very happy to have played a small role as they begin their great adventure.
Written December 8, 2015
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1982Anon
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
A fabulous house steeped in history and easily reached from London. I attended a party here recently - a wonderful setting and the Palmer family will happily provide plenty of information on the house whilst being extremely welcoming. Well worth a visit.
Written December 11, 2016
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