White Dove Barns


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Information For White Dove Barns

Our beautiful Grade II listed thatched Barn holds 120 guests for your barn wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast. Invite all of your loved ones to share your Suffolk wedding at our country estate.

White Dove Barns is the most romantic barn wedding venue in Suffolk. Offering exclusive hire of the entire estate. The venue can cater for both large and small weddings for a range of budgets.

The wedding party arrives at 2.00 p.m. the day before the wedding, allowing a whole day to prepare the venue for your preferred theme. All yours until 12 p.m. the day after the wedding.

Our Grade II listed thatched barn is perfect for 120 guests for the wedding breakfast, but can equally suit smaller, more intimate receptions of 50 guests. We hold a wedding license for 124 guests to be present during the wedding ceremony.

There are 24 luxury bedrooms at the venue allowing 54 people to stay on site making the whole wedding a family gathering for up to to 2 whole days!

Our in house caterers offer restaurant quality food with an emphasise on locally produced in season menus that can be individually tailored to create a bespoke menu for you.

We have been nominated for many awards over the 6 years we have been specialising in weddings and hosted over 200 weddings and most of the team remain the same. We really do provide an intimate and personal approach to each wedding allowing you the freedom to plan your wedding the way you would like it to run.

White Dove Barns at a Glance

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Price Range
£3000 - £8000
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Type of Venue
Stately Home
Unique Venue
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Marquee Weddings
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Woodland Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 130
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Reception Capacity
Up to 180
Exclusive hire barn wedding venue including Luxury farm house and barns sleeping up to 52 of your guests at the venue Beautiful Grade II Listed thatched barn licensed for 120 for the wedding ceremony Grade II Listed timber framed barn seating 120 for the wedding breakfast Stunning private Bridal suite included with the venue along with 20 bedrooms sleeping 54 people on site. Our chefs have created a selection of bespoke menus using locally sourced seasonal ingredients using micro herbs and edible flowers to provide not only a sensational taste but also the wow factor! Licensed bar stocking 8 draft beers and extensive premium spirits Pricing Category : LuxuryMinimum Price : 6000Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 180Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 130Has AccommodationSleeps No Of People : 56 View More
BarnCountry House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Spencer BowenNumber of People In Team : 8No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : SouthwoldNearest Airport : ElloughNearest Motorway : M11Nearest Train Station : BecclesChurch Within Walking DistanceCoolUnique Wedding VenueCasualIntimateLuxuryConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionIn House CateringIn House Wine ListBuffet StylePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsCeremony and Reception MusiciansSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationWeek Of Wedding PlanningPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyWater ViewGreat ViewsLovely GroundsOther Wedding SpecialistModern RomanticRusticStylishGarden OutdoorWedding PlannersSame-SexWoodland View Less

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White Dove Barns Reviews

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Tom & Linda
Amazing team

We booked our wedding at white dove barns back in October 2018 as we fell inlove with every corner of not only the venue itself but the outstanding accommodation and grounds too. (Utterly stunning) We spent many months planning our perfect day with Alison, Spencer and Greg on hand for every little question/query and even though we found communication slow at times nothing was ever to much trouble. Fast forward to 2020 and covid hit the UK you can imagine the stress the team at white dove barns were put under with all their spring/summer weddings (our wedding wasn’t until October) however we sadly received some life changing news which meant our personal circumstances changed and we were forced in to the decision of bringing our wedding forward in a time where all other weddings were being postponed due to government restrictions. Greg and his team spent weeks (months) assisting us back and forth with our plans which would change daily at times due to the covid restrictions and our personal circumstances but the team went absolutely above and beyond to ensure that we still had our perfect day with our loved ones there to see! The level of compassion and support we received was second to none, we couldn’t recommend white doves barns enough. Any business can provide a good service when everything is going smoothly but it is when a business is tested that you really see the level of service they provide and we honestly believe the circumstances could not have been any more difficult for ourselves and for the team at white dove barns yet they put us first.

We are so grateful for everything the team done for us, we had the most perfect ceremony which really could not have gone ahead without Greg’s help not to mention how beautifully the team dressed the barn for our ceremony without us having to lift a finger.
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Holly & Chris
Best day ever!
We had the best day of our lives getting married at this venue in March 2020. The setting, food, staff and coordination on the day were 100% perfect. We could not recommend this place to get married enough. Thank you all for everything.
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Rebecca Cargill (Edwards)
5 * all round!
White Dove Barns was an amazing place to get married. The barn was just what I wanted with its amazing, character features. The views and areas were lovely for photos. Bridal suite was gorgeous aswell as the other accommodation, all family enjoyed their stay and want to stay again! All staff are friendly and helpful which made the day run the way it was supposed to. 5 * all round!
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Emily Baldry (Fairweather)
White dove barns is the most breathtaking venue
White dove barns is the most breathtaking venue I have ever seen. The grounds are beautiful!. The barn itself is amazing!. The staff were great! From booking accomodation to sorting out finer details. Spencer was so laid back and approachable, he had an amazing auora about him that put us at ease. He did everything he could to ensure our day was the best! It ran so smoothly, we couldn’t have wished for more! It was beyond perfect!!.... thankyou from
the bottom of our hearts!!...
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Christopher Drake
Cannot rate highly enough
Cannot rate highly enough, the whole process from viewing to the wedding day was excellent. The wedding day itself was a dream and very well supported by the staff without actually noticing them! We had the venue for the whole weekend and enjoyed every minute, I cannot imagine a better or more ideal venue!!
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Michelle Kemp (Rymer)
We had the most amazing wedding day
We had the most amazing wedding day on the 19th may 2018 at white dove barns, the staff and venue were truest fantastic, its so beautiful we wish we could go back there. The food was outstanding everyone was commenting on how fabulous it was. Sam and his team were brilliant on the day nothing was too much trouble and I would recommenced it to anyone and everyone I know. The cottages around the venue were fantastic an amazing extra touch. Thank you white dove barn for the most perfect wedding.
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Annie Lambert (Barnes)
All of the team were helpful
All of the team were helpful and friendly from day 1. The Venue and accommodation is absolutely beautiful. Liasing with the chef on the lead up to the wedding was great and the food really was next level.
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Ellen Thomas
They really did put us first
Always answered my emails on the same day! Made us feel relaxed when setting up and on the day everything went smoothly, they even bought us canape?s and drinks while having our photo shoot! They really did put us first on the day and made us feel special. The grounds are stunning and everyone said they couldn’t believe how beautiful it was!
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Sarah Ripken
We had a fantastic day
We had a fantastic day/weekend at White Dove Barns, couldn’t fault the venue or staff. Helped make our wedding a perfect day, even with 4” of snow :-) xx
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Daniel Ripken
An amazing venue
An amazing venue, really couldn’t ask for anymore, even coped with a large amount of snowfall to complicate matters, but they took it all in their stride, and put us all at ease. Many thanks
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White dove barns wedding showcase video

White dove barns is an exclusive hire barn wedding venue licensed for both inside and outside weddings with onsite accommodation for all of your guests to stay with you throughout your wedding weekend

White dove barns wedding video

If you are looking for an exclusive barn wedding venue that is licensed for ceremonies both inside and outside with accommodation for all of your guests to stay with you over a whole weekend then White dove barns is the venue for you!

Spring wedding 2017 Luke & Sarah's Fish

What a wedding Peter Breame - http://www.dreamcapturevideo.co.uk

Hollie and Mikey's wedding April 2017

Amazing wedding in Spring 2017 such a lovely couple to work with and a very special thanks to www.brownsfilms.com for sharing the video with us!


bride book gold award 2019
bride book gold award 2019
The wedding industry awards regional finalists 2019
The wedding industry awards regional finalists 2019
Guides for Brides 2019 Finalist
Guides for Brides 2019 Finalist


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White dove barns, Hulver Road, Ellough, Suffolk, NR34 7TP

White Dove Barns

  • White dove barns
  • Hulver Road
  • Ellough
  • Suffolk
  • NR34 7TP
  • United Kingdom

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Spencer Bowen

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