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
Jayson 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, Norfolk & Essex 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 Barn. 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.
Houchins, our sister venue, just 30 minutes from Dove Barn.
COME AND VISIT US
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 .