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Welcome to Dovecote Events, a family-run business in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. Home to the beautiful Dovecote Barn and a giant wedding tipi you really are spoilt for choice!
Pricing & Costs

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Included with Dovecote Barn ceremony and receptions: • Hire of Dovecote Barn for your wedding ceremony • Exclusive use of the venue on your chosen date • Free daytime corkage (applies to single welcome drink, wedding breakfast wine and single toast drink) • Surrounding outdoor courtyard, lawns and paddock for drinks and photographs • Stylish bar area with fully stocked and staffed bar right up until midnight • Full event management and dedicated wedding coordinator with advice and support in the lead up to and on your wedding day • Top table and round guest tables, white linen and lime wash Chiavari chairs • Cake and gift tables • Wooden easels for welcome sign and a table plan • Fairy lights and white wedding drapes inside the barn • Built-in sound system for ceremony music and light background music throughout the daytime • Outdoor festoon lighting • Toilets • Underfloor heating in the barn (when necessary) and cleaning services • Plenty of free parking where cars can be left overnight See our wedding brochure or contact us to find out more about what Dovecote Events can offer.
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
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From £64 per person you will receive a sumptuous classic three-course meal or fun and sociable two-course sharing platter. Tea, coffee and homemade petit-fours are included in the menu price and served in the bar area after your wedding breakfast. With an exciting selection of menus available you'll be stuck for choice! A delicious canapé menu is also available from £12.95 per person and a fabulous choice of evening menus too ranging in price from £7 per person to £15.95 per person.
What is included in this pricing:
Menu tasting included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
No corkage fee
Wine allowance per guest
Bespoke menu available

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Number of Guests Included
- Micro Wedding Package: - Dovecote Barn can be exclusively yours for that intimate gathering of your nearest and dearest. To keep it simple we have created a special all inclusive package. - For weddings of between 15 and 30 guests, available on selected dates throughout the year. An intimate and romantic setting with a dedicated team to make your micro wedding a big occasion. Included within the package is: • Exclusive use of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony, seated drinks reception and wedding breakfast (approximately 6 hours hire). • Stylish bar area with fully stocked and staffed bar. • Use of surrounding outdoor courtyard, lawns and paddock for your drinks and photographs. • Drinks package to include one glass of Prosecco, half a bottle of wine, and one toast drink per person. • 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. • Cake and gift tables • Wooden easels for your table plan and welcome sign. • Twinkling fairy lights and white drapes. • Outdoor festoon lighting. • Built in sound system for your ceremony music and light background music throughout the day. • Underfloor heating (when necessary) and cleaning services • Plenty of free parking where cars can be left overnight. Extras available: • Canapés available from £12.95 per person • Additional drinks to supplement your drinks package starting from £6.00 per person • Minimum package price to include 15 guests £3,450. Additional guests charged from £99.00 per person (up to a maximum of 30). Package prices vary between seasons and days of the week or weekend. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering
Full Description
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! 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. Whatever you choose, we’d love to meet with you both to discuss making your special day one to remember!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Melanie
Thank you for landing on our profile for a look. We hope you like what you see! We are a family run, exclusive countryside wedding venue, and want to give you a wonderful day to remember. We aim to offer transparency in our fees, a friendly and flexible service and exceptional quality. We hope to welcome you to Dovecote Events soon!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Hayley Scobie
Happy couple married in September
September 2022
Just wow!!!
If we could give more than 5 stars we would. I don't know where to start, everything about our wedding day was just perfect and we have to thank the Dovecote Team for this. The venue is out of this world and everything we had wished for on our wedding day. Big shout out to Melanie, CeCe, Tom and Matt, you guys were amazing and so so lovely :) Every staff member there on our wedding day was so professional and helped make the day run with ease, we have received so many nice comments about the day and the staff. We didn't have to worry about anything because the Dovecote Team had everything under control, which made it so much easier for everyone to enjoy their day. We were so impressed by the organisation and couldn't be happier with how the day planned out. I wish we could do it all over again!!! Thank you so so much, you guys are the best. Mr & Mrs Scobie xx
Beautifullight UK Photography
Wedding: September
November 2022
This venue has it all !
I photographed a wedding at Dovecote Barn & Tipi early Sept 2022. It is quite simply a gorgeous place that was continuosly photogenic throughout the changing light of the day. The events team were superb at running the day, 100% professional at all times.
Sam and Sarah
Happy couple married in May
June 2022
Perfect day
The barn itself is stunning and the grounds are perfect for photos, but what really makes this venue is the staff! Mel and the team were amazing from start to finish. Before our wedding Mel was always happy to answer all of my questions (there were lots!) and on the day the team went above an beyond to make sure the day went perfectly. Everyone said how stunning the venue was and the food was amazing. Thank you Mel and the team!
Merriman Photography
Wedding: March
March 2022
A beautiful venue in a lovely rural setting
A beautiful venue in a lovely rural setting, every time I've photographed in the barn it's been completely different. With so many options for decorating from a Harry Potter theme with candles hanging from the beams to coloured lanterns as pictured. The Tipi is equally as rustic the fire pits & the bales outside are perfect for natural shots. Everyone at Dovecote are always so helpful & friendly I can't recommend enough :-)
Nickie (Copper&Carlyle)
Wedding: March
March 2022
Incredible venue and amazing team
One of the nicest venues around, run by a small family team who are a dream to work with. Stunning barn and tipi set in the Oxfordshire countryside, first class customer service and a complete ‘can do’ attitude. You get more than just a beautiful venue at Dovecote, you’re made to feel like you’re part of the family
Nickie (Copper&Carlyle)
Happy couple married in March
March 2022
Incredible barn and tipi venue
Not only is Dovecote a stunning venue, it’s run by a friendly family team with a completely ‘can do’ attitude. The scope and flexibility the venue has to offer is really quite unique. One of my favourite venues, it provides the perfect backdrop for any event and covers all seasons. Working with Mel Matt and the rest of the team make you feel like you’re part of their family.

Wedding Open Day at Dovecote Barn

3rd December 2022
An open day to showcase the beautiful Dovecote Barn. Join us for festive drinks and nibbles whilst soaking up the beautiful surroundings at Dovecote Events. 11am to 3pm Dovecote Events, Adderbury.
Location & Contact Details


Bo Peep Farm, Aynho Road,, Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3NP, England

Travel Notes

Enter our postcode into your sat nav. You'll find us just outside of Adderbury at the end of our mile long driveway.

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 Junction 11

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Press & Awards

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There are just too many to choose from, but my favourite has to be a beautiful hot day, the tipi looked wonderful and everyone was lapping up the sun and not wanting to complain, but it was so hot!!! It hadn't rained for weeks. Then there was a clap of thunder and a sudden downpour. The children and guests ran outside to dance in the rain...what a brilliant moment!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't allow yourselves to be overwhelmed by the opinions of you friends and families when trying to plan your big day...remember...it is YOUR day.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A bespoke handmade wooden bench, engraved especially and used in the ceremony for the bride and groom.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romanitc, rural, refined, fun, characterful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Overlooking the deer park at sunset.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

There have a been one or two local celebs attending, not to mention any names!

What’s your favourite canapé?

The crab and prawn sesame toast is just amazing!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A homemade spinach, mushroom and mozzarella calzone or a cone of chips! Can't beat it!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our stunning giant tipi, perfect for a unique outdoorsy wedding with a festival vibe.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team!

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