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Dovecote Barn

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Starting at £3,350
15 to 150 Guests

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Starting at £3,350
15 to 150 Guests

Welcome to Dovecote Events, a family run, exclusive wedding venue in rural Oxfordshire. 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.

Dovecote Barn, a Grade II listed building that is full of character and charm featuring exposed brickwork and oak beams, has been lovingly restored and licensed for civil weddings, partnership ceremonies and the renewal of vows. With it's naturally beautiful appearance, the barn is set to be the perfect backdrop to your special day.

For something extra special, Dovecote Events is the proud owner of a two-hat giant Tipi, the most wonderful setting for your very own festival-style wedding. The hire of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony and drinks reception is also included in the tipi price!

For weddings in Dovecote Barn seated capacity is 100, and for your evening reception up to 140.

For tipi weddings, our Dovecote Barn can accommodate 120 for a seated ceremony, the tipi then holds 120 seated and up to 150 for your evening reception.

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Carrie L. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Best Wedding Venue Ever

    This venue, and the team that work so hard there are just so fantastic, we really are finding it difficult to know where to start.
    We were married in the beautiful Dovecote barn on October 2nd, and the whole experience was flawless from the start. From the point when I first contacted Mel to enquire about the venue until the end of the actual day, they were absolutely wonderful.
    It rained non stop on our day, and it didn't make the slightest bit of difference. They are set up and prepared for any eventuality, and a member of the team was ready to meet every guest from their car with a huge umbrella.
    The barn is stunning just as it is, but we were given free reign to decorate it as we wanted, and my sisters went to town with flowers and lights everywhere.
    The service and the food still have our guests talking two weeks later. We have to mention Nicky and her team and pass our compliments to the chef who did us proud with gorgeous canapes, 3 course dinner and an amazing cake made up of delicious cheeses.
    We were both made to feel so special by all the team, and all we can say is that if you are looking for a venue in the area, stop looking and just book it. You will be in for an absolutely perfect day.
    James and Carrie

    Dovecote Barn's reply:

    Dear James and Carrie, Thank you so so much for such a wonderful review. It really is so lovely to read your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding day at Dovecote Barn. Love from all the team!
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    Lucy Married on 06/09/2019
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    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)
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    Emma Married on 24/08/2019
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    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!!!!!!!)
    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.

    Best wishes
    Emma and Matt Francis ??
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    Jade Married on 29/06/2019
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    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,
    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? :)
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    Katie Married on 18/05/2019
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    Anyone who uses your venue is in for a treat

    We just want to say the hugest possible thank you for providing us with such an amazing experience on Saturday. I'm finding it hard to put into words how impressed everyone was with your venue, staff, food, drinks...the list goes on. It's a really difficult thing to achieve, and you guys seem to do it naturally and effortlessly because you genuinely love and enjoy the whole experience. There is no sense of pressure or rush, every single person who needed to contact you did so with ease and it was all just a lovely thing from start to finish. Anyone who uses your venue is in for a treat, you really do it all so well. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for just the most cracking time ever.
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    Leanne Married on 29/03/2019
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    An incredible wedding day

    I don’t even know where to begin!! I (We) want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an absolutely incredible wedding day.

    From the very first meeting, through to the food tasting, the final details meeting and then the big day itself you made us feel so at ease and made this whole wedding malarkey so much easier. You’ve been so professional, friendly, kind, thoughtful (I really could go on and on) but you are all fabulous people! You make such a good team.

    I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about the day. We had so many compliments on how stunning the venue was, it really all feels like one big dream.

    Again thank you so much, I really can’t put into words how thankful I am to you all.

    Love from the first bride and groom at Dovecote 2019,

    Leanne & David
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    John Married on 15/09/2018
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    Brilliant day and a great team

    We had an amazing day at Dovecote which in no small part was down to Mel and the team. The venue itself is beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. The barn has a lovely rustic feel to it and the adjacent courtyard was perfect for canapés. We had our wedding breakfast in the tepee which, being slightly different from your standard wedding venue, we and our guests loved.

    You can really tell that Dovecote is a family run business as the team were very friendly and couldn't be more helpful during planning and the actual day. The food was great as well and given they do it all in house was pain free to organise. The food tasting was one of the highlights!

    Overall we would thoroughly recommend Dovecote as a wedding venue, we and all our guests had a great time. Thanks to Mel, Matt, Nicki and everyone else who made our day the best it could possibly be.

    Sarah and John
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    Hayley Married on 01/09/2018
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    Perfect venue!

    Having worked in the events and hospitality industry for over 10 years, it is fair to say that our expectations and standards for our own wedding day were pretty high. But we were not disappointed by the team at Dovecote Barn,

    The venue is wonderful and our friends and family have continued to comment on how beautiful the location and setting was. The marquee has the most fantastic view out over the fields and the children that were attending absolutely loved the space to run around outside, It also did not feel like we were in a marquee; no bouncy floor or tent-like feel, like you can get sometimes.

    Melanie, Matt, Nikki and the rest of the Dovecote team were so efficient, professional and friendly. From the start, our contact with Mel was relaxed and she was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable.
    The food was excellent and the kitchen team were really flexible with our menu requests and guests' dietary requirements too!

    We just wanted to pass on our heartfelt thanks to all the team. The food, service and support provided really are testament to the Dovecote team and we won't ever forget our perfect wedding day at Dovecote Barn. Thank you x
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    Lorraine Married on 21/07/2018
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    The most Amazing Day

    My husband and I recently had our website reception in the Tipi at Dovecote Barn and we would not change a thing. The day was the most amazing day from start to finish. It was so relaxed and run so smoothly and that is mainly down to Mel, Matt and all staff at Dovecote. We would not have changed a thing. Our wedding breakfast was not your average, a jacket potato with a selection of topping was absolutely delicious. From booking 2 years in advance the whole time we was made to feel like nothing was an issue and that Dovecote would help in everything we wanted. Absolutely amazing venue, amazing views and everything amazing.
    I would re live this day over and over again if i could.
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    Veniese Married on 04/11/2017
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    Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!

    Dovecote Barn was the first and only venue we viewed. From the minute Mel & Matt walked us through the beautiful big barn door we just knew this was the ideal place to hold our wedding reception. Dovecote barn has a lovely feeling of warmth & comfort and as we were planning an autumnal wedding, we could really envision our theme & décor fitting in perfectly. The team at Dovecote went above & beyond to work with our vision, making amazing suggestions for our wedding breakfast meal & adapting some dishes on their menus to fit our autumnal vision. The food was outstanding on the day (I’d happily have our wedding breakfast for every meal if I could!), even our guests with various dietary requirements were astounded with their adapted versions of the meals. Mel & Matt not only made us feel relaxed throughout the planning process, but also made us feel like friends. They made every pre wedding meeting feel so personal & nothing seemed too much for them. We honestly had no worries at all as we knew our wedding reception was in the safest of hands! The team did a fantastic job of setting up in the morning, making everything look perfect & throughout the evening they were professional & attentive. So many of our guests were amazed with the venue, food & relaxed atmosphere Dovecote has to offer! It truly was perfect in every way & absolutely nothing could have been done to top it! We would highly recommend Dovecote barn to anyone & everyone wanting to plan a relaxed, stress free & unforgettable wedding. Not only for the beautiful venue, but for the wonderful staff too! You guys rock!!
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    Amy Married on 30/09/2017
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    Best day ever!

    We had the most wonderful wedding day at Dovecote Barn, with the service in the Barn and reception in the Tipi. All our guests loved it and commented on how beautiful the venue was and the amazing set-up. Mel, Matt and Elle were so helpful in the run up to the event, dealing with some quite specific food requests and feedback, and providing recommendations for their preferred suppliers - Terry is a great DJ who had everyone dancing all night! Their pop-up supper club events are excellent too- we took our parents out to dinner to say thank you and the service is faultless. We only wish we could do it all again!
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    Rob Married on 26/08/2017
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    Fantastic Venue, Amazing Staff

    From the initial tour, to after our big day the team at Dovecote barn made it a special occasion. Our wedding guests were extremely complimentary about the food, the chef even went out of his way and performed miracles to rescue our wedding cake. The barn is a delightful venue and we couldn't have wished for anything more.
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    James Married on 19/08/2017
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    Best day ever

    We had the best day ever and thanks to Mel and the team at Dovecote Barn for making it special. We really didn't have to worry about a thing on the day everything was just as we imagined and the food was fantastic. We would recommend this stunning venue and the amazing team with no hesitation. Thank you for a day to remember.
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    Lee Married on 18/08/2017
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    Lee and Sarah

    Melanie and Matt and all of the staff at Dovecote really made our wedding the dream day we had imagined. Right from the offset on our first visit we were made to feel at home and could immediately envisage our wedding there.

    On the day we had absolutely nothing to worry about, the Dovecote barn event team ran the whole day seamlessly and if there were any issues we never knew about them! We had rain as well as glorious sunshine and the team had thought of everything, we were able to use the venue in its entirety without hiccup or problem. We cannot recommend Dovecote barn more for those couples who want a stunning, personal and intimate wedding.

    It was absolutely the most perfect day.

    We have had so many comments on the beauty of the venue.

    All guest commented on the quality and quantity of the food as well as the excellent waiting and bar staff. They were all so very approachable, smiley, proactive and very efficient.

    There was also great praise for the young man Tom who from first meeting the day before wedding he was so welcoming. Also lots of guest have said he was very professional whilst being very welcoming.

    So, thank you again to you and your team for making it the most perfect day.
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    Michaela Married on 12/08/2017
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    'Best Day of My Life'

    'Best day of my life' was said not only by the bride and groom, but also the mother of the bride.

    We chose Dovecote Barn because of the laid back attitude of the staff who were accepting of some of my more crazy ideas (we were going to have go karts as part of the reception!). From start to finish, Mel and Matt were incredible.

    On the day everything ran like clock work and it all seemed effortless. I am a total control freak and struggled to hand over my ideas for the day... during the wedding whenever I was worrying about something that needed doing, it had already been done so that I could enjoy every second of it.

    Lots of the guests commented on the beautiful surroundings (we were lucky with the weather too!), someone said it was the best wedding food they had ever had... and there was lots of it so no one went hungry.

    The best part of it all was that no one there was out to rip us off, prices at the bar were reasonable, we weren't charged corkage for during the day and we were even told that we were feeding our guests too well and that we should change the menu to reduce costs.

    I couldn't have been happier... it really was the day I had dreamed of, if not better. I would recommend the barn and the team to anyone!

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Dovecote Barn 1
Offer

Book your exclusive winter wedding in the romantic setting of Dovecote Barn.
For dates in December the venue will be dressed for the festive season with beautiful Christmas trees, fairy lights, garlands, candle, lanterns and more.

Venue hire prices for December start from £3,850 for 2022 and £4,050 for 2023.

Dovecote Barn 2
Offer

Exclusively Yours from £3,450

An all-inclusive package specifically with you in mind.
For weddings of between 15 and 30 guests.
An intimate and romantic setting with a dedicated team to make your micro wedding a big occasion.

What’s included:
• Exclusive use of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony, drinks
reception and wedding breakfast.
• Drinks package to include a Prosecco reception, table wine and
toast drink.
• 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.

The package price includes 15 guests. Additional guests are charged from £93 per adult or £36 per child, up to a maximum of 30 guests in total.


Extras available:
• Canapés available from £12.95 per person.
• Additional drinks to supplement from £7.00 per person.

Details:

For 2022 onwards prices start from £3,450 based on 15 guests. Additional guests (up to a maximum number of 30) charged at £93.00 per person. Package prices varies between the seasons and days of the week or weekend.

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08 Dec
Open Door

Visit our winter wedding open evening and enjoy a visit to our beautiful Dovecote Barn.

See the venue dressed for a wedding and picture how your big day could look. Chat with our friendly and experienced events managers, whilst sipping on a winter cocktail and trying out some of our signature canapés.

The venue will be open from 4:30pm to 8pm. No need to book, just email to register your interest and turn up on the evening.

Date: From 08/12/2021 to 08/12/2021 Schedule 16:30 - 20:00
Place: Dovecote Events,, Aynho, Oxfordshire

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