An exclusive venue set in rural Oxfordshire, surrounded by rolling hills, rivers and parkland, Dovecote Events is the perfect countryside venue. With close links to Banbury and the M40, the venue is conveniently situated for those travelling from outside of Oxfordshire.
A relaxed venue offering a beautiful rustic Grade II listed barn that has been sympathetically restored with stylish facilities, including a trendy bar area and romantic walled courtyard, creating the perfect atmosphere for your drinks reception.
In its exclusive setting, you’ll also find their giant tipi, set amongst the trees and beautiful rural backdrop, complete with a spacious bar area, dance area, wooden walkway, oak doors, wooden flooring and sprinkled with fairy lights, the perfect festival-style venue for those who want that outdoorsy vibe.
Yes, we have plenty of space for guests to park for free.
No. We have a free corkage offer during the daytime and a full bar service operating throughout the event. There is not a minimum bar spend.
No. If you are hiring Dovecote Barn for the whole wedding or the Tipi, the use of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony is included in the venue hire price.
Yes. We have trendy smart toilets next to the tipi, which are included in the venue hire price.
Yes. Our kitchens are based at Dovecote Events, and we have a full menu to include everything you might need. We can also create bespoke menus for you too!
Yes! We allow one or two well-behaved pooches for your ceremony and drinks reception so that they are included in the photos for the first part of the day. After the drinks reception and before the wedding breakfast is served, they must be collected.
Yes! We have a great selection of lovely hotels within a stone's throw! Check out our Supplier Love page on our website for more information.
The earliest wedding ceremony time is 1pm, but we recommend 2pm is a great time for your ceremony.
When booking a tipi reception, the hire of Dovecote Barn for your ceremony and drinks reception is included in the hire cost.
If you have booked Dovecote Barn for your wedding, another wedding may take place the day before yours. If this is the case, your wedding coordinator will arrange for you to deliver your drinks and decorations one or two days before your wedding so that these can be put in place for you on your wedding morning.
If you have booked a tipi reception, you will have guaranteed access to the tipi for half a day before your wedding, from 9am. There may still be an event in the barn on this day, but arrangements will be made to ensure no clashes. Any decorations you may have for the barn can be left with your coordinator for them to put in place on the wedding morning.