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After 20 years hosting more than 220 wedding celebrations, Dove Barn has closed its doors as a wedding venue. We thank all our couples and their guests for the fun and laughter we have had with them. The wedding expertise the team has built up over the years is now fully focussed at our other venue, Houchins Farm just outside Coggeshall (see below).

Tucked away in a quiet corner of south Suffolk, Dove Barn is a romantic, rural barn nestling among rolling wheat fields and rambling hedgerows. Just outside the village of Boxford, Dove Barn offers you a relaxed and rustic venue set in the grounds of the elegant Castlings Hall.

Set on a working farm, the venue encompasses two inter-connecting barns, a sheltered terrace, and large wedding meadow.

From February 2022 Dove Barn will be offering Celebrant-led weddings and Wedding Reception only. The Venue will no longer hold a civil license. Find out more HERE.

Dove Barn offers:



Houchins, our sister venue, just 30 minutes from Dove Barn.


Houchins, situated just outside Coggeshall in Essex is now the focus of our wedding & hospitality business. Slightly bigger than Dove Barn, Houchins is licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and outside for up to 120 people. Its dining area, in the old grainstore seats 150 in comfort. In addition to the venue, tastefully converted from an old barn, Houchins offers luxurious accommodation for up to 16 guests in the historic listed grade 2* farmhouse and additional accommodation for the bridal couple in the adjacent, Honeymoon cart lodge .



“When we visited Dove Barn two years ago we fell in love was the perfect setting for our small, relaxed, close family and friends wedding. Adam and Jayson were lovely and couldn't be more helpful. - The Grocotts”

- The Grocotts -