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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.

 

 

 

Dove Barn Wedding Open Day

COME AND VISIT US ON SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 11AM - 3PM

Dove Barn is a truly unique venue and really benefits from you having a look around so come and join us at our next Wedding Open Day. It's the perfect opportunity to get know our exclusive venue, have a look around and meet some of our fabulous suppliers.

Our award-winning wedding team will be on-hand to chat through your plans and explain how Dove Barn works to make your wedding extra special.

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

COME AND VISIT US

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 listed grade 2* farmhouse and additional accommodation for the bridal couple in the adjacent, newly converted Honeymoon Lodge . 

www.houchins.co.uk

 

Last Minute

Weddings!

BOOK AND MARRY IN 16 WEEKS OR LESS AND ENJOY A 20% DISCOUNT.

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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“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 -