The Dovecote at Royal Arms Hotel

Main Street, Nuneaton, CV13 0AG
Barlestone

About this space

Enjoy your civil wedding ceremony in the Dovecote, a rustic barn space prepared to hold up to 65 guests. If you’re planning a larger reception, it can be extended with airy marquees placed on the acre of rolling land behind the barn. Finish off the tables and ceilings with your favorite decorative touches and prepare for a truly unforgettable night!

Invite your loved ones to a cosy ceremony with theatre-style seating. After you have exchanged your vows, round tables can be arranged for a wonderful wedding dinner. Luxurious drinks from the custom-built bar are sure to liven up your celebration.

Depending on your needs, evening or all-day hire is possible. The venue can provide a dance floor on request. You can also play games on the lawns surrounding the Dovecote or visit the Royal Arms’ rose garden for wedding and family photos. The wedding coordinator will make sure that your celebration lives up to all your expectations.


Event offers and packages

Package per person

Hearts & Flowers Package

THE PERFECT PACKAGE FOR SMALLER MORE INTIMATE RECEPTIONS
£9995 FOR UP TO 60 GUESTS (£167 per person for 60 guests)
Includes:
• Civil Ceremony in the Dovecote Suite
• Small Marquee and Dovecote Suite Room Hire
• Drinks and canapés on arrival
• 4 Course Wedding Breakfast (Silver Menu)
• One glass of house wine with the meal
• One glass of French sparkling wine for your toast
• Cutlery, crockery and table linen included
• Complimentary Bridal Suite
• Preferential room rates for overnight accommodation
• Dedicated Wedding Coordinator
• Full team of service staff
• Cake knife and cake stand
• Hog Roast in the evening
• DJ Entertainment
• Photography Package by Rebecca Dawe
• Flowers by AA Moore & Son of Kirby Muxloe

ARRIVAL DRINKS CHOSE FROM:
Pimm’s and lemonade or Sparkling wine
Accompanied with orange juice

CANAPÉS:
Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s & Smoked salmon mousse on brown bread

ADDITIONAL GUESTS ARE CHARGED AT £49.95 PER HEAD

Prices

Monday
6:00 – 6:00
from £167 per person
Per session
6:00 – 6:00
from £895 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £595 hire fee per day
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £167 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Room Hire includes:
• Ivory table cloths and napkins
• Place setting to include wine and water glass
• 5 x white tea lights in glass holders per table
• Use of the cake knife and cake stand
• Dance floor (if required)
• Ivory or black chair covers and a selected bow from our range of stock (only applicable with sole hire
of Dovecote Room)
• Separate joining buffet area
• Light background music throughout the meal
• Access to our rose garden for photos with family and friends
Canapes £10 per head for 5 choices
• ^^ Deep fried Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dip
• ^^ Spring rolls with plum sauce (V)
• ^^ Onion bhajis with mint raita (V)
• ^^ Spicy beef kofta
• ^ Goujons and chips in a cup (Supplement £1/head)
• ^ Cream of tomato and basil pesto soup in a cup
• ^^ Mini bubble and squeak (V)
• ^^ Mini Toad in the Hole
• ^^ Smoked salmon and soft cheese on brown bread
• ^^ Sausage rolls with tomato ketchup
• ^^ Selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian vol au vents
• ^^ Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s (V)
• ^^ Deep fried jalapeños with soft cheese (V)
• Bowls of marinated olives with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese (V)
^ 1 per person ^^ 2 per person
Tuesday
6:00 – 6:00
from £167 per person
Per session
6:00 – 6:00
from £895 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £595 hire fee per day
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £167 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Room Hire includes:
• Ivory table cloths and napkins
• Place setting to include wine and water glass
• 5 x white tea lights in glass holders per table
• Use of the cake knife and cake stand
• Dance floor (if required)
• Ivory or black chair covers and a selected bow from our range of stock (only applicable with sole hire
of Dovecote Room)
• Separate joining buffet area
• Light background music throughout the meal
• Access to our rose garden for photos with family and friends
Canapes £10 per head for 5 choices
• ^^ Deep fried Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dip
• ^^ Spring rolls with plum sauce (V)
• ^^ Onion bhajis with mint raita (V)
• ^^ Spicy beef kofta
• ^ Goujons and chips in a cup (Supplement £1/head)
• ^ Cream of tomato and basil pesto soup in a cup
• ^^ Mini bubble and squeak (V)
• ^^ Mini Toad in the Hole
• ^^ Smoked salmon and soft cheese on brown bread
• ^^ Sausage rolls with tomato ketchup
• ^^ Selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian vol au vents
• ^^ Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s (V)
• ^^ Deep fried jalapeños with soft cheese (V)
• Bowls of marinated olives with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese (V)
^ 1 per person ^^ 2 per person
Wednesday
6:00 – 6:00
from £167 per person
Per session
6:00 – 6:00
from £895 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £595 hire fee per day
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £167 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Room Hire includes:
• Ivory table cloths and napkins
• Place setting to include wine and water glass
• 5 x white tea lights in glass holders per table
• Use of the cake knife and cake stand
• Dance floor (if required)
• Ivory or black chair covers and a selected bow from our range of stock (only applicable with sole hire
of Dovecote Room)
• Separate joining buffet area
• Light background music throughout the meal
• Access to our rose garden for photos with family and friends
Canapes £10 per head for 5 choices
• ^^ Deep fried Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dip
• ^^ Spring rolls with plum sauce (V)
• ^^ Onion bhajis with mint raita (V)
• ^^ Spicy beef kofta
• ^ Goujons and chips in a cup (Supplement £1/head)
• ^ Cream of tomato and basil pesto soup in a cup
• ^^ Mini bubble and squeak (V)
• ^^ Mini Toad in the Hole
• ^^ Smoked salmon and soft cheese on brown bread
• ^^ Sausage rolls with tomato ketchup
• ^^ Selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian vol au vents
• ^^ Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s (V)
• ^^ Deep fried jalapeños with soft cheese (V)
• Bowls of marinated olives with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese (V)
^ 1 per person ^^ 2 per person
Thursday
6:00 – 6:00
from £167 per person
Per session
6:00 – 6:00
from £895 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £595 hire fee per day
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £167 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Room Hire includes:
• Ivory table cloths and napkins
• Place setting to include wine and water glass
• 5 x white tea lights in glass holders per table
• Use of the cake knife and cake stand
• Dance floor (if required)
• Ivory or black chair covers and a selected bow from our range of stock (only applicable with sole hire
of Dovecote Room)
• Separate joining buffet area
• Light background music throughout the meal
• Access to our rose garden for photos with family and friends
Canapes £10 per head for 5 choices
• ^^ Deep fried Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dip
• ^^ Spring rolls with plum sauce (V)
• ^^ Onion bhajis with mint raita (V)
• ^^ Spicy beef kofta
• ^ Goujons and chips in a cup (Supplement £1/head)
• ^ Cream of tomato and basil pesto soup in a cup
• ^^ Mini bubble and squeak (V)
• ^^ Mini Toad in the Hole
• ^^ Smoked salmon and soft cheese on brown bread
• ^^ Sausage rolls with tomato ketchup
• ^^ Selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian vol au vents
• ^^ Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s (V)
• ^^ Deep fried jalapeños with soft cheese (V)
• Bowls of marinated olives with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese (V)
^ 1 per person ^^ 2 per person
Friday
6:00 – 6:00
from £167 per person
Per session
6:00 – 6:00
from £895 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £595 hire fee per day
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £167 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Room Hire includes:
• Ivory table cloths and napkins
• Place setting to include wine and water glass
• 5 x white tea lights in glass holders per table
• Use of the cake knife and cake stand
• Dance floor (if required)
• Ivory or black chair covers and a selected bow from our range of stock (only applicable with sole hire
of Dovecote Room)
• Separate joining buffet area
• Light background music throughout the meal
• Access to our rose garden for photos with family and friends
Canapes £10 per head for 5 choices
• ^^ Deep fried Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dip
• ^^ Spring rolls with plum sauce (V)
• ^^ Onion bhajis with mint raita (V)
• ^^ Spicy beef kofta
• ^ Goujons and chips in a cup (Supplement £1/head)
• ^ Cream of tomato and basil pesto soup in a cup
• ^^ Mini bubble and squeak (V)
• ^^ Mini Toad in the Hole
• ^^ Smoked salmon and soft cheese on brown bread
• ^^ Sausage rolls with tomato ketchup
• ^^ Selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian vol au vents
• ^^ Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s (V)
• ^^ Deep fried jalapeños with soft cheese (V)
• Bowls of marinated olives with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese (V)
^ 1 per person ^^ 2 per person
Saturday
6:00 – 6:00
from £167 per person
Per session
6:00 – 6:00
from £895 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £595 hire fee per day
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £167 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Room Hire includes:
• Ivory table cloths and napkins
• Place setting to include wine and water glass
• 5 x white tea lights in glass holders per table
• Use of the cake knife and cake stand
• Dance floor (if required)
• Ivory or black chair covers and a selected bow from our range of stock (only applicable with sole hire
of Dovecote Room)
• Separate joining buffet area
• Light background music throughout the meal
• Access to our rose garden for photos with family and friends
Canapes £10 per head for 5 choices
• ^^ Deep fried Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dip
• ^^ Spring rolls with plum sauce (V)
• ^^ Onion bhajis with mint raita (V)
• ^^ Spicy beef kofta
• ^ Goujons and chips in a cup (Supplement £1/head)
• ^ Cream of tomato and basil pesto soup in a cup
• ^^ Mini bubble and squeak (V)
• ^^ Mini Toad in the Hole
• ^^ Smoked salmon and soft cheese on brown bread
• ^^ Sausage rolls with tomato ketchup
• ^^ Selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian vol au vents
• ^^ Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s (V)
• ^^ Deep fried jalapeños with soft cheese (V)
• Bowls of marinated olives with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese (V)
^ 1 per person ^^ 2 per person
Sunday
6:00 – 6:00
from £167 per person
Per session
6:00 – 6:00
from £895 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £595 hire fee per day
Per day
7:00 – 0:00
from £167 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00. All prices include VAT.
Room Hire includes:
• Ivory table cloths and napkins
• Place setting to include wine and water glass
• 5 x white tea lights in glass holders per table
• Use of the cake knife and cake stand
• Dance floor (if required)
• Ivory or black chair covers and a selected bow from our range of stock (only applicable with sole hire
of Dovecote Room)
• Separate joining buffet area
• Light background music throughout the meal
• Access to our rose garden for photos with family and friends
Canapes £10 per head for 5 choices
• ^^ Deep fried Tempura prawns with a sweet chilli dip
• ^^ Spring rolls with plum sauce (V)
• ^^ Onion bhajis with mint raita (V)
• ^^ Spicy beef kofta
• ^ Goujons and chips in a cup (Supplement £1/head)
• ^ Cream of tomato and basil pesto soup in a cup
• ^^ Mini bubble and squeak (V)
• ^^ Mini Toad in the Hole
• ^^ Smoked salmon and soft cheese on brown bread
• ^^ Sausage rolls with tomato ketchup
• ^^ Selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian vol au vents
• ^^ Tomato and mozzarella crostini’s (V)
• ^^ Deep fried jalapeños with soft cheese (V)
• Bowls of marinated olives with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese (V)
^ 1 per person ^^ 2 per person

Capacity

Standing
up to 75
Dining
up to 65
Theatre
up to 65

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
PA system / speakers
Natural light
Accommodation available
Free parking is available on-site
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Quiet space

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restriction

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Hire a perfect space for your rural wedding at the 4-star Royal Arms Hotel, offering a variety of rooms suitable for all kinds of parties and formal celebrations. With an experienced team waiting to make your plans a reality, these charming interiors will become the perfect setting for your special day.

Plan the Leicestershire wedding of your dreams and enjoy some truly sumptuous drinks and dishes. The venue’s hospitable service is sure to meet all your needs as you celebrate with your loved ones. Choose the type of reception you have always wanted – a chocolate fountain or a candy floss machine will spice it up.

Pick one of the 5 unique spaces to hold your stylish wedding. Both the ceremony and reception can take place at the hotel, which is licensed for civil weddings with up to 70 guests. Stay overnight for a good rest and enjoy an amazing breakfast in the morning! According to online reviews, customers value the Hotel’s beautiful rural surroundings, as well as its ample parking.

Royal Arms Hotel is situated on the Main Street in peaceful Sutton Cheney near the Leicestershire-Warwickshire border. You can reach it in about 30 minutes by car from Leicester city centre. The village is notable for several historic buildings as well as the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £995
hire fee / per session
from £1895
hire fee / per day
from £167
per person / per day
from £167
per person / per day

FAQ

Please contact Royal Arms Hotel using the enquiry form to confirm the cancellation and refund policy for your event.

At Royal Arms Hotel, the following catering options are available:

  • In-house catering service is available
  • Free parking is available on-site
At The Dovecote, you can host various events such as Social Parties, Studio / Production, Filming and Photography, Weddings, Style.

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

Royal Arms Hotel is located at Main Street, in the Barlestone district of Nuneaton.


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