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Find a gay friendly venue

to help you create your

perfect wedding.

Dovecote Events


Welcome to Dovecote Events, a family run business offering a choice of stunning wedding venues including a beautiful barn, stunning tipi and classic marquees. Based at Bo Peep Farm, deep in rural Oxfordshire, you can enjoy exceptional views of the surrounding countryside in your very own exclusive setting.

Dovecote Barn is a Grade II listed wedding barn, full of character and charm with exposed brickwork and oak beams sprinkled with fairy lights. Formerly known as Park Corner Barn, it dates back from the 18th Century and was part of the Adderbury House estate, built by the Duke of Argyll.

After being tastefully restored, Dovecote Barn is now licensed for civil ceremonies, partnership ceremonies and the renewal of wedding vows and promises to deliver your dream day in the perfect countryside setting. Following your ceremony you have a choice of wonderful venues to continue your reception, whether you have dreamt of that rustic barn, festival-style tipi or more traditional marquee, the choice is yours.


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As you approach the hotel, the sweeping tree-lined driveway opens up to reveal the beautiful Cotswolds stone buildings, which surround the medieval barns and the grade II listed, 15th Century manor house.


Nestled within 30 acres of grounds, this charming hotel sits on the bank of the River Thames, providing the most picture perfect setting for your wedding day.


Invite your guests and wedding party to stay at the hotel leading up to the wedding. Host a pre-wedding brunch or an afternoon tea in the Crusader’s bar & lounge, or perhaps, in the Courtyard. Indulge in a pamper session that leaves you fully refreshed and wedding day ready.


Let us help you bring your dream wedding to life.


Sudbury House

Sudbury House is a Grade II listed building which was once a distinguished Georgian home. We have sympathetically transformed the hotel to its former glory creating a stunning wedding venue with the addition of antique furnishings complemented by beautiful clocks, sculptures and art work.


The “ Old House “ offers you a traditional entrance for welcome drinks and photographs, an oak panelled civil ceremony room complete with a feature fireplace and the Regency room for intimate celebrations for up to 12 guests. In addition to this, Sudbury House offers a more contemporary design in the main hotel with a warm, friendly bar lounge, spacious modern accommodation and a large restaurant seating up to 160 for a wedding breakfast and up to 200 for an informal buffet or evening function.


With extensive licensed areas within the main hotel, “ Old House “ and gardens, Sudbury House can offer you the perfect combination for your wedding and civil ceremony from 10 to 160 guests.

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Bodleian Library


Upon entering the Old Bodleian, you are welcomed with the warm stone walls surrounding the Old Schools Quadrangle, with their intricate detail lit up by the beaming natural sunlight. 

Adjoining the Divinity School, Convocation House is a 17th-century building that was constructed as a meeting place for the University’s supreme legislative body. It features a fan-vaulted ceiling, fine woodwork and fixed wooden benches providing chapel style seating for your guests. 


The new Bodleian Library (Blackwell Hall) offers a smooth stone floor, high ceilings and visible gallery of books, providing a modern, flexible space for large wedding receptions.  Situated on the top floor of the Weston Library, the roof terrace offers a spectacular setting for drinks receptions, offering never before seen views over Oxford’s historic rooftops.  Wow your guests with a venue set in the heart of the ‘dreaming spires’.


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