The Ceremony

Dovecote Barn is licenced for civil wedding ceremonies, partnership
ceremonies and the renewal of vows and can accommodate up to 100 seated guests.

The layout of the barn allows flexibility with regard to seating
arrangements, and the gallery allows an advantageous position for photography.  We offer a day for preparation of the barn, for any decorating, flower arranging, rehearsals or any deliveries you wish to have.

On the day, the registrars arrive in advance ensuring the wedding
party is prepared and ready for the ceremony. There is ample space for guests to gather before the main barn door is opened shortly before the ceremony commences.  Guests will then be invited to take their seats prior to the arrival of the bridal party.

Some couples wish to have music as part of the ceremony, the
registrars will liaise with any live musicians for scheduling.

We look forward to meeting you to discuss making your special day one
to remember.


You will need to call 0345 241 2489 to ask if Registrars will be available on the day and at the time you want.

It is essential that you do this before making any other arrangements. Registrars are happy to attend marriages at approved venues on any day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays (excluding Christmas Day), between the hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm, as the law requires. For this reason, we recommend that you book your wedding no later than 5.00pm to allow for any unforeseen delays. Provisional bookings can be made up to 24 months before your actual wedding day.