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Dove Barn is in a quiet corner of south Suffolk and is a beautiful location for your wedding day backdrop. Just half an hour from Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds - accessible but tucked away
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Full Description
Just outside the village of Boxford Dove Barn offers you a relaxed and rustic venue set in the grounds of the elegant Castlings Hall. Dove Barn excels in intimate weddings from around 25 people and up to 110 guests. Set on a working farm, the venue encompasses two inter-connecting barns, a sheltered terrace, and large wedding meadow. The venue is set up as a blank canvas for you to create to look and wedding day of your dreams.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jason Hewitt
Dove Barn is a truly unique venue and really benefits from you having a look around so please get in touch and we will be happy to show you around the venue. Please call 01787 210007 or email


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Tom & Debbie
Married in December 2018
December 2018
We had the most amazing day - thank you!
We just wanted to say the biggest thanks to both of you - Jayson for all your help with the planning and always being on hand to answer all our questions; and Fi for goin...
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Sal & Gem
Married in October 2018
January 2019
Best day ever!
We had our wedding at Dove Barn in October 2018. Was an amazing day from start to finish. Relaxed atmosphere, great venue and Jason helped ensure the day ran smoothly. Th...
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Sarah, Facebook
Married in September 2018
November 2018
It really is a beautiful place with amazing staff
What an absolutely beautiful place to get married. The minute myself and my husband visited this place we knew straight away it was the one. Out of many places we viewed ...
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Jamie Bowles
Married in July 2018
December 2018
Thank you, thank you, thank you Dove Barn!!!
A huge, huge thank you to Jayson Hewitt, and everyone behind the scenes at Dove Barn for helping to make our wedding day absolutely everything we’d hope it would be, and ...
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Location & Contact Details


Castlings Hall, Groton, Suffolk, CO10 5ET, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They're all wonderful and unique on their own way

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make a budget and try and stick to it

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Home made sloe gin favours made by the bride's mother

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, intimate, original, relaxed, rural

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Under the willow tree

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, but we couldn't possibly say who!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Blackened cod with miso

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

It's hidden location

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The wonderful wedding team