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Last update: June 2024

Dovecote Barn (Barn & Tipi venue) is a family-run wedding venue situated in Adderbury, Oxfordshire. This rural destination offers stunning views of rolling hills, rivers, and fields, making it the perfect choice for couples seeking an idyllic country wedding. Dovecote Barn is a Grade II listed building filled with character and rustic charm. With a choice of the beautiful barn or stunning giant tipi for your reception, amidst scenic surroundings, you can celebrate your love story from start to finish.

Facilities and Capacity

Dovecote Barn (Barn & Tipi venue) is licensed for civil ceremonies, partnership ceremonies, and vow renewals. You can say "I do" against a backdrop of picturesque serenity either in the beautiful Dovecote Barn or in the summer months, you can say your vows in their newly licensed outdoor ceremony paddock. Following your vows, guests can mingle during a relaxed cocktail reception while you roam the estate for photographs with your new spouse. Wedding breakfasts and receptions are hosted in the refurbished barn, where you will find a romantic backdrop of exposed brickwork, beautiful oak beams, timber accents, soft lighting, and vintage decor. Alternatively, if you wish to host a festival-style, large gathering, then the elegantly appointed tipi is the way to go. This spacious tipi is ideal if you desire a festival-style atmosphere and the perfect blend of relaxation and refinement.

Services Offered

Dovecote Barn (Barn & Tipi venue) offers couples something truly special for their wedding day. Their wedding brochure details the many bespoke wedding services and options available. Delicious catering is provided in-house, with a selection of sumptuous menus designed to match any event size, style, and theme. There are evening entertainment facilities for your wedding DJ or band and a dance area where guests can party into the night. This is a wheelchair-accessible venue with ample parking on-site for your guests' comfort and convenience. Couples can enjoy exclusive use of this venue for the duration of their big day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi venue)

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Tom W. Sent on 21/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect Wedding at Dovecote

From the first time we set foot in Dovecote we knew it was where we wanted to get married. From the warm welcome we had from Melanie, to the beautiful barn, stunning tipi and spectacular grounds, we were blown away. Every step of the way the whole team were so helpful, and left us feeling so excited and stress-free going into the day. The private food tasting with Lauren, Tom and Matthew was a real highlight and our dietary requirements were catered for so thoughtfully - huge thank you to chefs Tim (x2) and team. Setting up the tipi the day before the wedding could not have gone smoother thanks to so many of the team being available to support. And of course, the day itself was perfect and everything that we hoped it would be, special thanks to Lauren for accepting my last minute deliveries and ensuring everything ran so smoothly, with Cece, Tom and co. All of our guests commented on how beautiful our venue was, and we couldn’t be happier that we chose you. We cannot wait to find an excuse to come back and see you all soon!
Lauren R. Sent on 28/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives.

Dovecote was our first venue we visited, we fell in love as soon as we got there, both with the barn and the staff showing us around. We felt so at ease and relaxed we knew from that moment this was our venue. It did not disappoint.

Throughout the whole process the staff were amazing, answered all of my questions, nothing was to much and on the day just WOW. We chose the barn for our day and it was beautiful, you really didn't need much decor as its got such charm already. The food was also fantastic and guests are still talking about how good it was 5 weeks on, you definitely don't go hungry either.

If i could redo the whole day i wouldn't change a thing and that really is down to the venue and its staff who make the day run smoothly and go the extra mile whenever its needed. You won't be disappointed choosing Dovecote as your venue.
Fiona D. Sent on 28/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding

We got married at Dovecote Barn 3 weeks ago, and it was honestly the best day of our lives. Lauren, Matt and the team were lovely to deal with from our first visit, they were so responsive to all of my (many!) queries and questions; and they made the whole planning process a breeze. The day itself was wonderful - I personally felt so relaxed and we just enjoyed ourselves because everything was being taken care of by Lauren - it ran like clockwork, but so smooth that we didn't notice anything happening behind the scenes. Everything just "happened"! The food was out of this world, all of guests have been saying that it was the tastiest food they have eaten at a wedding (and it was so hard for us to choose our menu, as the options were all delicious). The bar staff were so friendly with our guests, nothing was too much trouble for them and they seemed to enjoy making the numerous cocktails they were being asked to make. The grounds are gorgeous for photos, even if we did have rain on the day - it didn't matter to us. We had the best day ever and we can't thank them enough!
Audrey W. Sent on 16/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect wedding day

We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect for our wedding than we experienced at Dovecote. From the first enquiry to our wedding day itself Mel and Matt were helpful, accommodating and friendly. The BBQ food was exceptional and more than we could eat.

The barn, tipi and the staff gave us the magical day we had hoped for. All of our guests loved it and so did we.
Hannah W. Sent on 15/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect from start to finish!

We attended a open evening at Dovecote Events in October and instantly got such a good impression.
Firstly the venue was absolutely stunning and felt so magical but secondly the staff were so friendly, helpful and informative.

When we had our food tasting you are normally allowed to try 2 dishes of each course but as we had a large amount of guests who were vegetarian we asked if we could try 3 main courses and this was no problem at all.
We found the dovecote team so relaxed and organised in the run up to the wedding, which was so calming and helpful.

The day itself ran so so smoothly, honestly it was flawless.
Nothing is too much hassle and you feel as if all the staff are really genuinely invested in making your wedding perfect!
Zoe L. Sent on 02/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly, Faultless, Fantastic!

Helpful, kind, supportive. Organised, valued, so generous. They were amazing and could not do more for us. We felt supported throughout the run up to - and especially on the day. Mel and the team were brilliant. The location and barn itself is such a beautiful setting. The food was incredible! Bao buns were a hit with all the guests in particular! The staff on the day were so professional and a very well-oiled efficient team. It was honestly the best day and we are so grateful for the whole team effort! Thank you!
Carrie L. Sent on 16/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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
Sarah Z. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best choice I could’ve made when it came to my wedding!

I honestly wish I could give more than five stars!
From start to finish, the team at Dovecote were nothing short of amazing. They made everything so easy for me and I couldn’t fault a thing. Not to mention they completely accommodated me when it came to details regarding my family coming from overseas.

This venue is beautiful, cozy and full of character and run by people who definitely know weddings.

100% recommend for a super special evening.
Mara Sent on 12/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Mara Ravic

We had the most amazing wedding at Dovecote, we used the barn for the ceremony and then the tipi.

The whole process was so seamless, from viewing the venue, to booking, trying the food (which is fantastic), setting the venue up the day before and the main day!

The whole team was so helpful and having Melanie to coordinate on the day meant it was a hands off, stress free wedding.

The venue itself is so beautiful and having everything in one place meant everyone stayed together.

Don’t hesitate to book this venue!!!
Ellie I. Sent on 03/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day EVER!

We had the most wonderful day at Dovecote Barn in September - we are so sad it’s all over! Cece and her team did a fabulous job at keeping in touch with us throughout the whole process, answering questions (no matter how silly they seemed), making the venue look exactly how we wanted on the day and looking after us and all our guests. As a very nervous bride, Cece made me feel completely at ease and I just knew we were in good hands. They were all so friendly and attentive. And not to mention, the barn and grounds are so beautiful!!! Don’t hesitate, book Dovecote Barn! Xx
Jessica D. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue with fantastic staff 10/10!

I wish there were more than 5 stars to rate Dovecote Barn for our beautiful wedding. They deserve so much more.

Dovecote is the most beautiful wedding venue, with an excellent choice of food, and space for your guests. But the most outstanding thing about the process had to be the amazing staff. We could not be more grateful and bowled over by the incredible staff at Dovecote. Throughout the entire process they kept us informed, made us feel comfortable and completely at ease and this really made it easy for our friends and family to enjoy our special day. The entire staff were friendly, incredibly welcoming and true professionals throughout the entire day, with everything being taken care of for us so that we could be free to enjoy the day.

A particular thank you to Mel, CeCe and Matt for their incredible help and support throughout the day and planning process. You looked after us so well and we could not be more grateful for everything you did for us.

Dovecote is a stunning venue with the most amazing staff who make sure your wedding really is the best day of your life. We are so glad we booked here, and all of our friends and family have not stopped complimenting us on our venue (and the beautiful food)! Thank you All! We whole heatesdly recommend! 💜
Freya B. Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding!

We finally had our wedding here after rearranging through covid. Melanie and the team were amazing from start to finish! The venue is so beautiful and private which was a big thing for us. The staff were all so friendly and helpful throughout the whole day and the food was absolutely incredible - every single guest commented on how amazing it was and how much there was too!!
Jon A. Sent on 03/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible venue and staff

We got married here at the end of November 2022.
The venue is absolutely stunning, and the spaces are perfect for a cosy countryside wedding. We were able to move things around to fit exactly what we wanted, and the decorations and touches provided are superb.

Melanie and team are truly fantastic, and couldn't do enough to make our day perfect. So helpful, and organised to such fine and excellent detail.

We loved the food - we had the Veggie BBQ option, which was absolutely brilliant.

Could not recommend anything more highly!!
Chloe B. Sent on 05/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue, Amazing team, Amazing day

From the start Mel and the team made the planning of our wedding very easy.
Having first seen the venue in 2018 for our wedding in 2020, we were overcome with how breathtaking it was. With everything that happened in 2020, the team were amazing, keeping us up to date with everything, and allowing us to pick a couple of dates as alternatives due to covid.
They were always available and couldn’t do more to help even if they tried.
The food was amazing, which we were able to experience before the day with a food tasting meeting.
Staff on the day were great, and the barn was decorated exactly how we pictured it.
The no corkage policy was a welcomed addition to the day, meaning we could choose our own welcome drinks for our guests.
Our guests were stunned by the beauty of the barn, and we heard nothing but how amazing the food was.
We don’t have the words to describe how perfect our day was, but it certainly wouldn’t have been possible without the team at dovecote!
Thank you!
Lisa Sent on 20/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lisa & Chris wedding 28th April 2023

Dovecote barn was the first veniue we visited & we fell in love with the setting instantly so there was no need to look further & what a great wedding day we had. It was better that we could ever have wished for. The fact that we were allowed our belloved Boston terrier to be with us was brilliant as it allowed us to enjoy our day without stress. All the staff were so friendly & helpful. The food was superb and enjoyed by all our guests and evening guests too. A big thank you to Melanie, Matt, Lauren and Cici but a special thank you to Lauren for putting up with all our needs and for making our day even more special.
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14 Aug
Open Door

Join Dovecote Events as they open the doors for their Wedding Open Evening.

Dovecote Barn and the Tipi will be open and dressed for a wedding. With tasty canapés, a glass of fizz you can wonder around the venues at your leisure, taking in the beautiful surroundings that could make the perfect backdrop to one of the biggest moments of your life. Their super friendly wedding experts will be on hand to answer all your questions and offer advice on how to make your day completely unique and stress free.

They will be open between 5:30 pm and 8 pm, and there is no need to book. Entry is free, with plenty of parking available. This is a venue showcase as opposed to a wedding fair, so there will not be supplier stands on display.

Date: From 14/08/2024 to 14/08/2024 Schedule 17:30 - 20:00
Place: Dovecote Events, Bo Peep Farm, Adderbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Dovecote Events, Bo Peep Farm, Adderbury OX173NP Banbury (Oxfordshire)
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