In a world where every venue promises character and location, Ditton Manor stands apart.
From the moment you cross its tranquil moat, you will feel you’re in a different world – despite the fact that central London is only twenty minutes away. Nestling on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Datchet, this fine 200 acre estate is one of Royal Berkshire’s best kept secrets, and if you choose it for your special day you’ll have it all to yourself.
Once the playground of Henry 8th and his daughter Mary 1st, there has been an estate at Ditton Manor since at least 1066. It was even owned by Anne Boleyn for a short while as part of her endowment to the monarch although sadly there is no evidence of her ever having lived there. From de Poges & de Molyns to the Winwoods, Montagus and Buccleuchs, and from earls and dukes to lords and ladies Ditton Park’s ownera read like a who’s who of British nobility, Destroyed by fire in 1812 (George 3rd apparently crossed the river from Windsor to watch the blaze), the Manor was rebuilt in 1817 by the architect William Atkinson.