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Last update: November 2023
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. 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.
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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The best day of our lives.
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.
Lisa & Chris wedding 28th April 2023
Our perfect wedding day
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.
Absolutely perfect from start to finish!
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!
Friendly, Faultless, Fantastic!
Best Wedding Venue Ever
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
The best choice I could’ve made when it came to my wedding!
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.
Best day EVER!
Incredible venue with fantastic staff 10/10!
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! 💜
Absolutely incredible venue and staff
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!!
Amazing venue, Amazing team, Amazing day
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!
Mrs Mara Ravic
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!!!
The venue was perfect
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