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At Dove Barn we do not have one 'in-house' caterer. We know how important making the right choice of caterer is for the success of your day and therefore we have selected a list of the best outside caterers in the region that offer excellent quality and service across a broad price range.  We ask you to use one from our list and will happily advise you on which caterers may best suit your requirements.

All the caterers on our ‘recommended list’ are familiar with the venue and its kitchen. Most importantly, they have signed up to our 'minimum standards', which means we are confident they will deliver delicious food and excellent service and a competitive price.  Please click through to their websites below for sample menus and inspiration and contact them directly to discuss your requirements.


Recommended Caterers:

Event Catering Company
The Food Station







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 -