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Being close to Constable Country and the historic wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford means we are blessed with a great choice of accommodation, ranging from charming B&B’s to gastro pubs with rooms and Country House hotels.

There is no accommodation available at Dove Barn but within a ten minute drive there are more than 180 beds available.  Our favorites are listed below…


Top choices for the wedding night

The Old Rectory

01787 372428
Great Waldingfield.  The Old Rectory country house is a luxury Bed and Breakfast, located in the peaceful hamlet of Great Waldingfield.

Grove Cottages, Edwardstone

01787 211115

The Crown, Bildeston

01449 740510


Other Self-catering/B&B and hotels within 10-15 minutes drive of Dove Barn

The Hall, Milden

01787 247235

Sherbourne Lodge Cottages, Boxford

01787 210885

The Swan, Lavenham

0870 4008116

The Great House, Lavenham

01787 247431
Lavenham is good if there are quite a few guests all wanting to stay in the same village.

Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich

01473 652334

Stoke by Nayland Country Club

01206 262836
An excellent option for those who enjoy spa treatments and golf.

The Crown, Stoke by Nayland

01206 262001

The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston

01449 740400



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 .



“Dove Barn was the perfect venue for us- beautiful, peaceful and completely relaxed. It was great that we had the venue for the whole weekend to decorate just how we wanted. We loved the flexibility, hard work and helpfulness of both Jayson and the team at Dove for allowing us to create our own special day, in our own style. Thank you! We had the best time ever and wish we could do it all over again! x”

- Hannah -