An exclusive wedding venue on the edge of the Cotswolds in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. Dovecote Events offers a beautiful wedding barn licensed for ceremonies, and a giant tipi as a fantastic setting for larger gatherings with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. The perfect location for a relaxed wedding of your dreams.
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Welcome to Dovecote Events, a family run business offering a choice of stunning wedding venues including a beautiful barn and stunning giant tipi. Based at Bo Peep Farm, deep in rural Oxfordshire, you can enjoy exceptional views of the surrounding countryside in your very own exclusive setting.
Dovecote Barn is a Grade II listed wedding barn, full of character and charm with exposed brickwork and oak beams sprinkled with fairy lights. Formerly known as Park Corner Barn, it dates back from the 18th Century and was part of the Adderbury House estate, built by the Duke of Argyll.
After being tastefully restored, Dovecote Barn is now licensed for civil ceremonies, partnership ceremonies and the renewal of wedding vows and promises to deliver your dream day in the perfect countryside setting. Following your ceremony you have a choice of wonderful venues to continue your reception, whether you have dreamt of that rustic barn or festival-style tipi, the choice is yours.
Exclusively yours, Dovecote Events offers a personalised and friendly service, working closely with you to make your day one to remember for all the right reasons.
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Dovecote Barn Ceremonies & Receptions
Dovecote Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies, partnership ceremonies and vow renewals, accommodating up to 100 people. The layout of the barn allows flexibility with regard to seating arrangements, and the gallery allows an advantageous position for photography.
On the day, the registrars arrive in advance ensuring the wedding party is prepared and ready for the ceremony. There is ample space for guests to gather before the main barn door is opened shortly before the ceremony commences. Guests will then be invited to take their seats prior to the arrival of the bridal party.
Dovecote Barn can be hired for a ceremony only or part of a whole day of celebrations.
If you plan to continue your day with us at Dovecote Barn, or if you arrive after a church ceremony, our staff will welcome you and your guests to our walled courtyard to enjoy drinks and perhaps some tasty canapés. In colder months, relax in the heated marquee that adjoins the barn. Head back into Dovecote Barn where the room will be transformed for your wedding breakfast, catering for up to 100 people. Catering is provided by our in-house chefs and our event managers will be there every step of the way to assist with everything from the venue to the food.
Dovecote Barn can be transformed once again ready to host your evening celebrations. Dance the night away to your favourite tunes from our recommended DJ or feel free to book your own entertainment.
For larger celebrations why not take a look at holding your reception in our tipi?
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Dovecote Barn Ceremony
Dovecote Barn Reception
Dovecote Events is the proud owner of a stunning tipi, situated in its own exclusive setting at Bo Peep Farm. With three giant interlinked tipis, a midi hat for a spacious bar area, a baby tipi chill out space, and surrounded by acres of green fields and beautiful views you really will be able to create your own festival-style wedding.
The hire of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony and drinks reception is included in the price of the tipi hire. The barn accommodates 120 for your ceremony, before continuing the celebrations at the tipi, accommodating up to 120 people for dining and 200 guests for the evening reception.
Take a look through our image gallery for inspiration, or contact us to arrange a visit and discuss your ideas with one of our wedding coordinators.
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Venue Pricing 2023
Below are the venue hire prices for Dovecote Barn and the Tipi. The hire prices all include use of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony and are inclusive of VAT.
* Bank holiday Sundays and Mondays are charged at the full Saturday rate for same month.
|Month / Day||Saturdays and|
|May to September||£5,650||£5,350||£5,150||£4,150|
|April, October and|
|Month / Day||Saturdays and|
|July and August||£9,850||£9,850||£9,550||£8,750|
|June and September||£9,650||£9,650||£9,150||£8,750|
|May and October||£9,350||£9,350||£8,750||£8,250|
Venue Pricing 2024
|Month / Day||Saturdays and|
|May to September||£6,050||£5,650||£5,250||£4,750|
|April, October and|
|Month / Day||Fridays, Saturdays|
and Bank Holidays
|July and August||£10,950||£10,250||£9,850|
|June and September||£10,450||£9,850||£9,450|
|May and October||£10,150||£9,550||£9,250|
What our clients are saying
Just to say a MASSIVE thank you for everything!! Everything was so chilled and stress free! All the guests loved the venue and commented on how… Continue reading
Mark and I got married here on the 14 September 2019, the venue is fantastic, the food was lovely and all the staff were amazing, Mel and Matt… Continue reading
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My wife and I had our wedding at Dovecote in the barn and tipi in August 2021. It was everything we hoped it would be thanks to this fantastic… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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