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The Team


Dove Barn is run by a dedicated team who are determined to ensure that anyone hiring the venue has a day to remember, where service and style go hand in hand.


Jayson Hewitt – Events Manager

Jason is passionate about weddings, customer service and making sure that couples have the day of their dreams. Having previously worked at a number of Suffolk venues, he now spends much of his time liaising with couples, assisting with planning their day and making sure that nothing has been overlooked.


Adam Dixon-Smith – Managing Partner
Prior to getting involved in the wedding industry Adam spent 20 years working in advertising, marketing and general management. Since opening Dove Barn in 2002 he has developed a passion for weddings in particular and hospitality in general. His criteria for a successful event is judged on the smiles on the faces of clients leaving his venues.


Anna Dixon-Smith – Creative Partner
Anna is an artist, florist and general stylist. Before moving to Suffolk she worked as a party designer for The Admirable Crichton in London. She is responsible for all design aspects of Dove Barm. As well as looking after four sons, she continues to exhibit at art shows, arrange flowers for weddings at Houchins  our sister venue and elsewhere.


Fi Pardoe – Marketing & Sales
Fi spent 20 years in advertising and marketing in London before moving to Suffolk.  She joined the team early in 2015.  She loves weddings and parties and is constantly looking for new ways to get us known and talked about.


Nichola Collinson – Wedding Administrator & Coordinator
Nichola has worked at a number of venues to senior level during her 25 years within the Industry. Her attention to detail, passion and knowledge of weddings is evident as she strives to ensure each couple has their most perfect day.




WEDDING SHOW, Sunday 2nd April 2017.


On Sunday 2nd April our Main Event wedding show takes place between 11am - 3pm. We will be on hand to discuss your wedding plans and advise on all aspects of your wedding day. In addition there will be 20 other wedding service providers, ranging from jewellers & florists to dress makers & photographers. We look forward to welcoming you to Dove Barn.

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


Houchins is situated just outside Coggeshall in Essex. Slightly bigger than Dove Barn, Houchins is licenesed 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 14 guests in the historic grade 2* farmhouse.


Last Minute



If a long engagement is not for you, why not consider our special 'quickie' discount. Subject to availability, we offer a 20% discount off the venue hire (only) when you book and marry in 4 months or less! 

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“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 -