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Civil Ceremonies are no longer available at Dove Barn.


Celebrant lead weddings can take place in the fine timber-framed barn, complete with its oak beams, 30 ft ceilings, minstrels gallery and open log fireplace or outside in the wedding meadow.


Church Weddings

Dove Barn is close to four beautiful Suffolk churches. Groton church, being just 1 mile away is the closest.

If you would like to explore the possibility of marrying in one of them (Boxford, Groton, Edwardstone or Little Waldingfield), please contact the local parish priest;

Reverend Rob Parker-McGee on 01787 210434 



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 .



“We loved Dove Barn - the Venue is absolutely amazing! It gives you a blank canvas to create a personalised wedding. Jayson was helpful in the run up to the wedding, helping to organise props and giving us tips on local suppliers. Both Jason and Adam were great on the day, helping everything run smoothly. We would definitely recommend this beautiful venue!”

- Emma -