Boyd's Nest White Doves

Mission Statement:

We are committed to helping you make your life’s monumental moments memorable and meaningful by providing you with beautiful white dove releases and displays. We strive to exceed your expectations and we will treat you as if you are our own family.


About Us:

Boyd’s Nest White Doves is an extension of a family hobby and business that originated in 1959. Our experience and heritage allows us to provide you with the highest quality service and most beautiful doves with thoroughbred blood lines. We are the premier white dove release specialists in Central and Northwest Ohio.

The white dove is a symbol of love, peace, purity, hope, new beginnings, and spirituality. Regardless of your occasion, a dove release and display is a magnificent spectacle with attached meaningfulness and symbolism.

Our pure white doves are a homing pigeon breed that gets pampered, well cared for, and thoroughly trained to return home, unlike the smaller, domesticated breed known as the ring neck dove that can not fend for itself in the wild nor find its way home. Since our doves are pampered and well trained we protect their welfare by not releasing them during inclement weather conditions.

Pricing varies between locations. Please call for immediate pricing in your area.

Thank you for visiting our page. We look forward to being of service to you.


Thanks for visiting Boyd’s Nest White Doves. We are your leading provider for white dove releases & displays for weddings, funerals and other special occasions in Northwest & Central Ohio.

Speak with one of our release specialists today.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the release area for your dove releases?

We normally provide releases in an 80 mile radius of our home locations. Contact us with your date, time and location of event and we can give you a better idea.

Do I need to worry about doves having a mess during the release?

We hand pick the best birds available for a release that particular day. Although we cannot guarantee against this act of nature, we can assure you it has rarely ever happened.

Where do the doves go when released?

Our white doves are highly trained to return to their home location. Once the release happens the doves normally circle the sky a few times then head home where they have fresh food and water awaiting their arrival.

How many doves can be released?

This is completely up to our clients. Normally a wedding release consist of two doves and a funeral consist of one. Contact us and let us know what you envision and we will work with you on any number of doves for your release.

Can I have a dove release during the winter?

The doves can fly during the winter. Whether or not a release can be done during the winter is dependent upon location. Please contact us to see if a release is available for your event during winter months.

How does the weather affect a dove release?

If the weather is inclement, then the release will be cancelled and there will be a full refund. A BNWD release specialist will make the final decision hours prior to the release whether or not the release can go forward.

What if it rains slightly on the day of our release?

The doves can be released in rainy weather but if your guest are uncomfortable being in the rain, the doves probably are too. No release will take place during high winds, thunderstorms, lightning or blizzard conditions.


Contact one of our service specialists today.  We’ll answer your questions, and together we will come up with the perfect package for your special event.

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