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
Same-Sex Weddings
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
Wedding Date
10 Sep 2020
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
Wedding Date
21 Mar 2020
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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Nick and Louise
Wedding Date
30 Nov 2019
Wow what a venue!
Nick and I wanted to express our thanks for hosting our wedding on 30th November. We had the most amazing day and the venue certainly played a part in achieving that! Our guests all commented on how perfect it was in achieving the intimate family feel we wanted and being able to have our family stay in all of the accommodation around us on the Friday evening was lovely. The whole team made sure everyone had everything they needed throughout the day. And thanks especially to the chef; the food was excellent and many people commented on the canapés, the meal and the buffet.
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Kimberley Weatherstone (Meadows)
Wedding Date
28 Sep 2019
We had a fantatsic day at White Dove Barns
We had a fantatsic day at White Dove Barns, the buildings flowed perfectly for each section of the day. The food really was excellent, all perfectly cooked, exactly as the trial tasting and we recieved so many compliments from guests. We were spolit for choice for photo opportunities throughout the gorgeous grounds. For us having ample accomodation on site was so important too, meaning we could extend the festivities. The team were friendly, flexible and offered advice where needed. Thank you
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Wedding Date
14 Sep 2019
We had a perfect wedding day
We had a perfect wedding day at the white dove barns, nothing was to much trouble. Everything ran so smoothly and the grounds and accommodation is beautiful. Couldn’t have wished for a better day.
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Dale Bemment
Wedding Date
07 Aug 2019
The best 3 days in our lives
This was the best 3 days in our lives. Such and excellent venue and everything you could ever wish for in a wedding
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Matthew Page
Wedding Date
03 Aug 2019
Superb staff
Superb staff, highly professional and went above and beyond to make our day better than we could have asked for. An excellent team of people.
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Donna Goodwin
Wedding Date
31 Jul 2019
We had a lovely day
We had a lovely day at a beautiful venue
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Louise Horobin (Bragg)
Wedding Date
27 Jul 2019
We had an amazing day
The staff at White Dove were professional, helpful and friendly. They made us feel welcome and nothing was a problem. The day ran so smoothly, they catered for every need and made both of us feel at ease. They ensured our day went as planned and everyone had a fantastic time. Spencer and Allison were always on hand throughout the day. The venue and accommodation were excellent and it was a perfect setting for the weekend. We had an amazing day. Thankyou .
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Nicholas Bickers
Wedding Date
29 May 2019
We had a wonderful wedding
We had a wonderful wedding, full credit to the team at White Dove barns. When we initially booked we went through family trauma and they were very understanding, helpful, and accommodating. On the day and in the run up they were very organised, helpful and genuinely cared about us having a perfect day. The food and presentation of the venue was perfect. We didn’t realise that the team had changed to Spencer and Alison until near the day and we were unsure of how that would be but they were ace!
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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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