Dove Barn

(11 reviews) 11 5
Castlings Hall Groton Sudbury Suffolk CO10 5ET
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About Dove Barn

Castlings Hall
Groton, Sudbury
Suffolk, CO10 5ET

Set amidst the beautiful rolling fields of South Suffolk, Dove Barn is the perfect setting for an intimate, relaxed wedding. The stunning surroundings, charming barns and exceptional service make Dove Barn the ideal country venue for your big day.

Dove Barn is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for both mid-week and weekend celebrations with between 35 and 150 guests. The two inter-connecting barns and large sheltered terrace offer a rustic elegance and style for your celebrations. The barn’s interiors are complete with a minstrels’ gallery, large open fire and a sprung dance floor.

We offer you the chance to have your wedding, your way. Our team will be on hand to offer help and support in order to create the day of your dreams. Your special day is designed to suit your ideas, requirements and style, not ours.

Unlike many venues, we offer you exclusive use of the barn for your whole wedding weekend. You will have access to the barn from midday Friday to midday Sunday, allowing you plenty of time either side of your big day to set up and pack up.

While Dove Barn enjoys a rural, hidden setting, it is conveniently located just 30 minutes’ from Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. In addition, Cambridge is just an hour away and you can reach Central London in just over two hours.

Dove Barn is the perfect choice for an informal country wedding. For more information, please contact our wonderful team.

• Restored traditional Suffolk Barn • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • No corkage charge • Stunning grounds provide beautiful backdrops for your photos • Flexible catering • Central heating for weddings all year round

Facilities at Dove Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Dove Barn Reviews (11)

It looked every bit as sparkly as I had hoped...
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By Chris and Clare, on 14 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

Thank you for all your help with our brilliant wedding day - it looked every bit as sparkly as I'd hoped! We really appreciated everything you did on the day to keep it all running smoothly - and for being so relaxed in the run-up.

We had the most amazing day!
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By Tom & Debbie, on 14 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We just wanted to say the biggest thanks for all your help with the planning and always being on-hand to answer all our questions, and Fi for going above and beyond on our wedding weekend to ensure everything went perfectly. We had the most amazing day, thank you!

would recommend anyone and everyone to choose Dove
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By Emma & Jamie, on 10 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

Dove Barn as a venue sold itself to us very quickly indeed. From when we first went to see it, we almost instantly started to envisage what our wedding could look like there. The final result was so much more than what we had hoped for. It was such a beautiful and relaxed setting, completely out on its own in the stunning Suffolk countryside, situated on a small farm which offered us plenty of space for the large number of guests we had, but also offering us the intimate wedding setting that was right for us. The inside of the barn looked stunning for our ceremony and with Jayson and the caterers’ great work in then turning the barn into a beautiful dining space for the wedding breakfast and speeches. The outside areas particularly were fantastic for a summer wedding, with everyone enjoying the terrace space for drinks and canapes, and then the grass field for summer games and photos, very much looking like a summer fete (just the look we were going for)

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By Samantha Ford, on 22 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Jun 2017

Me and Matt had our wedding reception here in June. it was amazing! Jayson and Adam work really well as a team and create and lovely relaxed environment. Both are very easy to talk to and work along side. We loved being here and would highly recommend to anyone! Thankyou guys, Sam and Matt

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By Emma Kennington, on 22 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

We loved Dove Barn - the Venue is absolutely amazing! It gives you a blank canvas to create a personalised wedding. Jayson was helpful in the run up to the wedding, helping to organise props and giving us tips on local suppliers. Both Jason and Adam were great on the day, helping everything run smoothly. We would definitely recommend this beautiful venue!

Dove Barn was the perfect venue...
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By Hannah Poulton, on 22 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Jun 2016

Dove Barn was the perfect venue for us- beautiful, peaceful and completely relaxed. It was great that we had the venue for the whole weekend to decorate just how we wanted. We loved the flexibility, hard work and helpfulness of both Jayson and the team at Dove for allowing us to create our own special day, in our own style. Thank you! We had the best time ever and wish we could do it all over again! x

It was the perfect setting....
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By Laura Grocott, on 22 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Aug 2014

When we visited Dove Barn 2 years ago we fell in love with it was the perfect setting for our small, relaxed, close family & friends dream wedding! Adam & Jayson were lovely and couldnt be more helpful. We got married on the 30th August & it was the most amazing perfect day, the weather was gorgeous for photos arounds the lush grounds and everyone said how beautiful the setting was. Would highly recommend DB to future brides!! Love The Grocotts xxx

Fantastic Day!
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By Matthew & Francesca, on 16 Jun 2011

‘We had a fantastic day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dove Barn to friends & family’

So Enjoyable!
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By Laura and Stefan, on 16 Jun 2011

We know you worked hard to ensure everything ran smoothly and so we were able to relax and enjoy it all. We were just sad it seemed to happen so quickly!’ - Laura & Stefan, August

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By Clare & Dave, on 16 Jun 2011

'The venue was absolutely perfect and many guests commented on how unique it was' - Clare and Dave July

Truly amazing !
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By Wes & Sarah, on 16 Jun 2011

We had a truly amazing wedding day. The barn is so beautiful and suited our style perfectly. Thank you for all your help before the wedding and throughout the day’

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