Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue)

£4,050 - £12,150 for Venue Hire
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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!
Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue) Pricing & Costs

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Hire of Dovecote Barn ranges from £4,050 to £7,050 (for tipi pricing, please see below). 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 Hire of the Tipi ranges from £9,250 to £12,150. Included with Tipi receptions: • Hire of Dovecote Barn for your wedding ceremony and adjacent stylish bar area for your drinks reception • Surrounding outdoor courtyard, lawns and paddock for drinks and photographs • Exclusive use of the whole venue on your chosen date • Exclusive use of the tipi the day prior to your wedding to set up your decorations • Free daytime corkage (applies to single welcome drink, wedding breakfast wine and single toast drink) • Wooden flooring throughout the tipi and a wooden walkway to the entrance • Fairy lights on all wooden poles inside and uplighters and festoon lights outside • Five tipis interlinked with weatherproofed canvas and panoramic windows • Fully stocked and staffed bar within the tipi • Fire pits and wooden benches For more information on everything that comes with hiring either of our beautiful venues, please download our brochure or contact our team.
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
(price per head)

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For 2024 from £70 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 £14.95 per person and a fabulous choice of evening menus too starting from £8 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 between November and April. 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 £14.95 per person • Additional drinks to supplement your drinks package starting from £7.00 per person • Minimum package price to include 15 guests £4,130. Additional guests charged from £102.00 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
Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue) Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue) 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 are a family run, exclusive countryside wedding venue, and want to give you an incredible day that's full of magical moments. We aim to offer transparency in our fees, a friendly and flexible service and exceptional quality. We'd love you to personalise your wedding day with unique touches and fun ideas. Our expert wedding coordinators will be on hand throughout to guide and advise you - it's all part of the service!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mara and Will
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
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 & Jacob
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Best day ever!
We had the most wonderful day at Dovecote Barn in September. Cece and her team did a fabulous job at keeping in touch with us, 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
Lauren & Rob
Happy couple married in August
September 2023
Magical, can we do it all over again.
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 & Jack
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
The best day of our lives!
We got married at Dovecote Barn on 5th August 2023, after getting engaged in September 2022. From the moment we had our first viewing, the team were amazing, nothing was too much trouble for Lauren throughout the planning process and the communication was excellent. The day itself went off without a hitch - everything ran like clockwork, the team were all fantastic and there were no moments when I was left what was happening next, or needed to step in; absolutely everything was taken care of. The food on the day was unbelievable, all of our guests were raving about it. The bar staff were also brilliant - most of our guests opted for cocktails, they were prepared quickly and were very tasty! Lauren and the team took care of all of our vendors, no one needed to approach me or my husband for anything. I honestly could not recommend the venue enough - they were truly amazing from start to finish.
Jess and Ed
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Wow!! We couldn’t have asked for more!
We cannot thank Dovecote events team enough for our absolutely flawless wedding day. We are still reeling from what an incredible day we had, and still haven’t stopped talking about it. The venue is absolutely beautiful, set in the grounds of a beautiful converted barn, with fields that surround to create a beautiful backdrop for our wedding photos. The food is excellent, with a great choice to suit every palate. We went for the BBQ option and had many compliments on how great the food was both on the day and afterwards! Not only is it the most beautiful wedding venue, but the staff are simply outstanding. Words cannot describe how hard they worked to provide us with the most perfect day. All of them greeted us with smiles the entire day, and were effortlessly professional and lovely, making all of our friends and family feel so welcome and cared for. All of them worked so incredibly to bring our day together, and we’re so caring with me due to an injury I had on the day. They couldn’t have done more to ensure I was comfortable. The whole day felt effortless, relaxed, and really enabled us to celebrate with our family and friends. We had the best day! We could not speak more highly of the place and the staff and highly recommend. If anyone is in doubt of booking their wedding, just do it, you won’t regret it and it will make your wedding day unforgettable, just like ours is!
Lisa & Chris
Happy couple married in April
May 2023
Our wedding day
Dovecote Barn was the first venue we saw and fell in love with immediately. The setting is just so beautiful. Our wedding day was better than we could ever have imagined. All the staff were helpful and friendly and the food was superb and enjoyed by all our guests and evening guests too. The fact that we were allowed to bring along our belloved Boston terrier sealed the deal as it allowed us to enjoy our special day without any stress. Thank you to Mel, Matt, Lauren, Cici and all the team. You made our dream come true

Dovecote Barn wedding open day

3rd March 2024
An open day to showcase the beautiful Dovecote Barn. Join us for drinks and nibbles whilst soaking up the beautiful surroundings at Dovecote Events. 10:30am to 2:30pm Dovecote Events, Adderbury.

Wedding Showcase, Dovecote Barn & Tipi

12th May 2024
10:30am to 2:30p Dovecote Barn & Tipi Showcase. See the venues dressed for a wedding, whilst sampling delicious canapés and cocktails. Talk through your ideas with our wedding coordinators.
Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue) Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Enter our postcode (OX17 3NP) into your sat nav. You'll find us just outside of Adderbury on the Aynho Road at the end of our mile long driveway.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 Junction 11

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Birmingham Airport

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Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue) Press & Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi 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 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 Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue) in 5 adjectives

Romanitc, rural, refined, fun, characterful

Where’s the best photo spot at Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue)?

Overlooking the deer park at sunset.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi 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 Dovecote Events (Barn & Tipi Venue) 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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