Stratton Court Barn

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£2800 - £4950 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
On-Site
Exclusive Use
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A countryside venue, perfect for putting your own stamp on your day. Offering the flexibility to create your own bespoke day, yet here to make sure every detail falls in to place.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,800
Maximum Price
£4,950
Included in the venue hire: Use of the barn inside - the barn comes complete with heating and lighting Use of the courtyard and front lawn for drinks, photos and additional activities (why not add a fire pit, lawn games and maybe even a bucking bronco to your day!) Use of formal gardens for bride & groom photos A long top table and seven round guest tables 80 white, wooden "chivari" chairs Glassware Free Parking Stocked and staffed cash bar Easel and red carpet
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
150
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Your Day. Your Way. Here at Stratton Court Barn we offer you a traditional converted barn, originally built in Cotswold stone in 1872. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed atmosphere, with an informal approach, to help you really enjoy your day. We believe that your wedding day should reflect you, as a couple, so we are open to any ideas you might have in terms of theming, decoration and schedule of events. The barn consists of an entry hallway with flagstone flooring. To the left of the reception area is the dining room. The dining room seats 80 with a long top table and seven round tables. We can seat 90 guests by using nine round tables only. To the right of the entry hallway is our evening reception room. This room is perfect for your DJ or band to set up. This is also where you will find the bar. We have six wonderful approved caterers to choose from, each specialising in their own unique field, to ensure you have exactly the type of food you wish to have on your day. Drinks are purchased through us. You can either choose a package or make specific requirements. We're so happy to build the day around you! Outside the barn you will find a lovely lawn area (hello, lawn games!). A sunny courtyard with a beautiful outside bar. Our rose garden is a must for photos, and the driveway is the best place to enjoy spectacular sunset photos.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Karin
Dear couples, Congratulations on your engagement! I would so love to hear how the proposal happened and also see what the ring looks like... Not just because each story is unique and wonderful, but this tends to set the theme for your wedding. At Stratton Court Barn we want every wedding to be as special and as one-off as you are. So please come and see me, and we can discuss your requirements in more detail! Warmest wishes, Karin

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(23)
Sarah and Chris
Married in July 2019
December 2019
Such a beautiful day!
We could not have asked for more from Karin and her team at Stratton Court Barn! This was the first venue we visited and we drove away having that gut feeling that this was the perfect place for our wedding. Everything from our initial visits, consistently helpful and supportive email exchanges, to the run up of the final few weeks confirmed for us that we made the right choice. Karin was unfailingly helpful, cheerful and encouraging, and has an amazing knowledge of a brilliant range of local suppliers. Planning a wedding and the lead up to the day can be stressful, but everything was made so much easier as we had complete faith in Karin and the day itself flowed perfectly. The venue itself is the perfect balance of relaxed and beautiful, surrounded by gorgeous countryside. It worked so well to have our 60 guests gather together in this warm, bright and welcoming setting. We had the most perfect day and would thoroughly recommend Stratton Court to any couple for their special day!
Jo & Rizzo
Married in January 2019
June 2016
Absolutely perfect
I wanted to say thank you again for making sure absolutely every last detail and timing was absolutely perfect for our special day. We couldn't have done it without you and we both think you are a very special and talented human! As we've said to you before, as beautiful as Stratton Court Barn is, the one thing that really mattered to us was the fact that it came with a Karin! Thank you thank you thank you for being a superstar, wedding co-ordinator extraordinaire! It was such a comfort to know that we were in your capable hands :) We have such amazing memories, and look forward to sharing our wedding video and reliving it all when we receive it in a few weeks time!
Francesca & Michael
Married in November 2018
January 2019
Perfect Countryside Venue
Thank you so much to Karin and all the team at Stratton Court Barn for giving us the most special day we could have hoped for. You put our minds at ease from the moment we first met you and we are so pleased we chose Stratton Court Barn for our wedding. The comments we received from family and guests were so positive. Everyone had an amazing time. I will be recommending you to any newly engaged couples I meet from now on!
Heather & Dave
Married in October 2018
January 2019
Dream wedding at fantastic location!
Karin and her team made our wedding perfect from start to finish . Feed back from our guests commented on how smooth everything went , despite rain Karin had a plan b which worked great . Her professional and personable manner helped ease nerves with all the wedding party . Her guidance was. Clear and friendly all the time and always with a smile on her face . From our first meeting with Karin to the day after our wedding we felt it’s not just a job she has real passion to make our day special.
Lauren
Married in September 2018
February 2019
Best venue and most wonderful staff!
If we could score Karin more than 5 for everything we would! Karin is so flexible and friendly and really cares about your wedding; even though she organises 100s of weddings. Nothing is too much trouble for her to organise. She makes everything so stress free. The venue is simply stunning and Karin has really helped to transform the venue into a beautiful boutique style barn. I'd get married a million times if it meant I could forever use this venue! Love Karin, love Stratton Court Barn!
Leonie and James
Married in September 2018
February 2019
September 2018 wedding
From the day we looked around the venue, leading up to, and on the wedding day itself, Karin was fully committed to making our day as special as possible. Very attentive to answering any questions we had, and offering advice where needed, Karin's organisation skills and thoroughness ensured nothing was missed! She has an infectious positive attitude and made us feel at ease about our plans for the day. We are very grateful to Karin and all the staff who made our day so wonderful!

Open Evening with Bridal Dress Catwalk

24th January 2020
Open Evening with 2020 dress collection launch by Butterfly Bridal. 7pm-9.30pm Prosecco, sweet treats and canapés on arrival. £10 per ticket, available at rachel@butterflybridalboutique.co.uk
Location & Contact Details

Address

Stratton Court Barn, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 9AJ, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bicester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40, junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Bicester North Train Station

Nearest Airport

Oxford London Airport

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding Magazine, issue 60 August/September 2016
Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding Magazing, issue 71 June/July 2018

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Industry Awards 2019
FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Vicky and Chris' wedding was an absolute cracker! Vicky described herself as "colour phobic and impossible to please". But contrary to her bold statement, we set to work on making the day exactly what she wanted. The barn looked incredible with lots of green foliage, black chalkboard notes and festoon lighting inside and out. Oversized white balloons matched the festoon bulbs, and created space on the tables for a sharing-platter-style three course meal. The weather played nice, so after the ceremony, all guests enjoyed the hay bales scattered outside, deck chairs and lawn area while Chris and Vicky had some amazing photos taken in the garden. As the sun set, the fire pit was lit for toasting marshmallows and the street food vans turned up. And this is when the bucking bronco came to full use! Eventually the great DJ got people back in the barn for a dance off, followed by a full dance floor until the very end of the night.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't book your civil ceremony too early in the day. Trying to keep your guests entertained for 13 hours, and then expect them to party till the very end, can be really hard! (2pm is a perfect time for a civil ceremony)

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Personalised menus, in a unique font created for that particular wedding, with thank-yous and talking points covered in one go.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Flexible. Fun. Informal. Rustic. Bespoke.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Less traditional: the driveway - it's stunning! More traditional: the rose garden.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We've had an F1 driver, Channel 4 TV personality and Morgan Freeman attend events at the venue.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked salmon blini.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Wood fired pizza, straight from the oven.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

An on-site, authentic forest rally course. We can book passenger rides for your guests during the drinks reception! (Needless to say perhaps, but unless specifically requested, the rally cars will not be running on your wedding day!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We can create unique events, as bespoke as every couple.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferBook your wedding on any remaining date up until August 2020, and receive 10% off the venue hire!