Welcome to Dovecote Events, a family run, exlusive wedding and events venue in a rural Oxfordshire setting with stunning views of rolling hills, rivers and fields. If a country wedding is what you’re after, you simply can’t beat this idyllic venue.
Home to Dovecote Barn, a Grade II listed building, it's full of character and charm featuring exposed brickwork and oak beams. Having been lovingly restored and now licensed for civil weddings, partnership ceremonies and the renewal of vows, we aim to provide you with a beautiful setting for your perfect day. With its naturally stunning appearance, the barn can be dressed to suit your individual style – the only limit is your imagination! Whether you want to cover it in flowers, hang lanterns from the beams or light it up with dozens of fairy lights, the choice is completely yours. The barn can accommodate up to 100 seated guests and can be flexible with the layout of seating arrangements, plus the gallery gives you a wonderful location for photography.
If you’re looking to create a festival vibe, we also have our very own two-hat Tipi which seats up to 120 day guests. There’s even space for your guests to camp in the surrounding fields, allowing a true festival experience!
For those looking for something a little more traditional or for larger gatherings, we can also provide a marquee venue for your reception which can accommodate up to 200 guests. With both the tipi and marquee, you can still enjoy use of the barn, included in the venue price, for your ceremony and drinks reception for up to 120 people.
With a history of providing delicious catering we also provide all wedding catering in-house, saving you the efforts of searching for your own. We have a selection of sumptuous menus available or can provide bespoke menus if you have something a little different in mind. Our friendly team will be there to help you step by step and a private food tasting is even included to ensure you have exactly what you have imagined.
Whatever you choose, we’d love to meet with you both to discuss making your special day one to remember!
20 Reviews for Dovecote Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lucy and Martin · Married on 06/09/2019
The venue was perfect
Dovecote barn was the venue for my daughter's wedding recently, 6th September. The venue was perfect for the small wedding she wanted. A truly wonderful experience from start to finish, which was very much down to all the fantastic staff, from bar staff / waitresses and staff manning the security gate and especially Nikki and Mat, who's attention to detail, personal service, and hard work made our daughters wedding a wonderful day to remember. All of the staff, were friendly, courteous and nothing was too much trouble. You can have a great venue, but without fantastic staff, it wouldn't have been the wedding we experienced. A big thank you to you all. The food was super, "thank you chef"!. I can highly recommend Dovecote events, we had a really super day, and one we will remember for a long time! Jill and Carl (mother and father of the bride)Sent on 12/09/2019
Emma & Matt · Married on 24/08/2019
We seriously could not fault a thing.
We just wanted to say a huuuuuuge thank you for making our wedding day absolutely bloody amazing. We had such a fantastic day and so did our guests. Everyone commented on how gorgeous the venue was and how much they all enjoyed the food. We seriously could not fault a thing. You guys looked after us so well and we honestly can’t thank you enough. From start to finish you made us feel extremely relaxed and comfortable and we just knew that choosing your venue was the best decision of our wedding! (Obvs choosing each other too!!!!!!!)Sent on 12/09/2019
I’m so sad it’s all over and really wish we could do it all again!!
You guys really are amazing and everyone can just tell how much passion you all have in what you do.
Thank you again. We really do appreciate EVERYTHING that you did for us.
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Jade and Matt Sewards · Married on 29/06/2019
Would recommend to all!
We got married at Dovecote Barn on the 29/06/2019, having had the venue booked for 2.5 years we were very excited for our big day and Dovecote did not disappoint! When looking for a venue we visited SO many to find the perfect one- as soon we arrived at Dovecote we fell in love, Melanie was so friendly and informative and had such an enthusiasm about the venue and what they provided it sold it for me,Sent on 30/07/2019
Melanie put up with my 100000x emails a week, all my silly questions and general bride fears- she helped reassure me on every single one, I felt like nothing was too much trouble. On our wedding day the barn, the courtyard and the marquee were just flawless! All of Melanie, Tom and the staff did the most amazing job of setting up, serving guests- they were so professional and such quick service (especially the bar staff- It was over 30 degrees so they were very busy)
If anyone is looking for a relaxed style wedding with the most unreal views Dovecote is the one for you!
So Melanie and all the team, from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU, you gave us the day of our dreams and we wouldn't of changed a single thing!
You truly are brilliant at what you do! Can we do it all over again please? :)
An all-inclusive package specifically with you in mind.
For weddings of up to 15 guests, available for dates from January to April 2021
An intimate and romantic setting with a dedicated team to make your micro wedding a big occasion.
Dovecote Barn is Covid-secure and ready to welcome you.
• Exclusive use of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony, drinks
reception and wedding breakfast.
• Drinks package to include a Prosecco reception, table wine and
• Luxury three-course wedding breakfast served to the table.
• Fresh coffee and fusion teas with petit fours.
• Dedicated wedding coordinator.
• All tables, chairs, white linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware.
• Twinkling fairy lights and white drapes and built in speakers.
• Free parking.
• Canapés available from £10.95 per person.
• Additional drinks to supplement
Book a beautiful winter wedding at the stunning Dovecote Barn and receive a special 5% discount off the venue hire along with a choice of complimentary toast drink or winter cocktail served to you and your guests.