To say this venue is a labor of love would be quite the understatement. Every whitewashed board in Dove was painted by venue owners, Madlyn and Natalie, with the help of their incredibly supportive husbands.  The front flower beds were also built by Madlyn, Natalie, and their parents, and the sister's also hung the four teardrop chandeliers that are hanging in the great room. It may sound cliche, but there are literal blood, sweat and tears in this barn.

The venue property is nestled up next to the sister's parent's homestead,  where they, and their brother Clay were raised. Lisa and Lowry Craven have been an integral piece of making Dove Hollow Estate come to fruition by physically and emotionally supporting their daughter's dream.

Dove Hollow was designed and created with the realization of the demand for a new and fresh style that meets the needs of the modern bride, but still accommodates the shabby-chic rustic bride. Dove Hollow is a blank slate where couples with different tastes can make the space their own for their special day, and that truly makes this venue stand apart. 

This barn is 100% the vision of owners, Madlyn and Natalie. They are not only sisters, but are the working women behind Dove Hollow Estate and their utmost priority is to cater to each bride's individual needs to ensure each wedding is unique and a complete success. Contact us -- to learn more and book your tour today. We'd love to show you around Dove! 

Mr. and Mrs. Archer Photography

Mr. and Mrs. Archer Photography


venue amenities


Two-Story Climate Controlled Barn

Dove Hollow Estate is a 4,000 sq ft barn complete with grey and white barn doors. What sets us apart are our custom iron & glass doors that are the main entrance and exits to the barn. They are what give our barn an industrial/modern feel that we love so much. 33 ft high ceilings featuring gorgeous industrial teardrop glass chandeliers that set the perfect ambiance for your wedding. Ensuring your memories are captured perfectly, our barn also boasts 22 pane-less glass windows, with some exceeding 10 ft in length.

indoor ceremony/reception space

Natural lighting is welcomed in to the space through our many windows and our four grand teardrop chandeliers give off the most romantic light for your memorable day. Our walls are a whitewashed spruce lumber and are complimented by our grey stained concrete flooring.  We also offer a beautiful moongate backdrop for your ceremony that can be used outside or inside the venue.

outdoor ceremony space

If an outdoor ceremony is your vision, we invite you to exit through our barn doors and meet your soulmate under our oak tree. The space is conveniently equipped with electrical outlets for any DJ or ceremony needs. 


Private Bridal Suite with bathroom

Dove Hollow  brides have their own suite upstairs with private bathroom designed to create a relaxing atmosphere for you to get ready with your best ladies. The suite includes makeup vanities, full length mirror, plenty of lounge furniture including a vintage emerald green tufted sofa. 



tables and chairs

Dove Hollow has 225 industrial metal tolix chairs as well as (23) 60” round tables that seat 8-10 people available to use if you so desire. We also provide an industrial farmhouse style table that can be used for a cake, or welcome table, a white round tulip table that can also be used for cake or a sweetheart table, and (2) 4 ft rectangular folding tables,  (2) 6 ft rectangular folding tables, (4) 6ft farmhouse tables, and (4) pub tables for cocktail hour on our covered porch.

covered porch

 Our covered patio exudes the same industrial flair through its oscillating fans and sconces as the rest of the venue. We want our brides and their families to really take advantage of this porch as we feel it is a very versatile part of the property. Cocktail hour, overflow seating, buffet setting and lounge furniture are just a few ideas for this covered space. In cooler months, we provide 4 full size propane patio heaters. *couple to pay for the cost of propane separately

catering and kitchen

Our catering kitchen is perfect for warming and chilling food and comes equipped with a commercial ice-maker, refrigerator, and warmer. A portable bar is located in the venue as well and can be placed anywhere the bride wishes in and around the wedding barn. You are welcome to choose your own vendors. We have an extensive vendor list if you would like to be pointed to some of our favorite vendors. Our only vendor requirement is that you use a bartending service. Inquire for more details!

grooms lounge

Grooms have the ability to relax and get ready for the big day in their own lounge at Dove Hollow Estate, also set upstairs. Comfy furniture, a full length mirror and vanity mirror give the groom and his men a private space to be before the big moment. 

Love, The Nelson’s Photography

Love, The Nelson’s Photography




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1195 Merrills Lake Road Longview TX 75604