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The Great Barn

£3150 - £5500 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
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A gorgeous 18th century barn wedding venue set in 250 acres which is licenced for civil ceremonies, holds 140 formally (seated) and up to 200 in the evening. Rustic, rural and romantic.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Late Night Extension


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

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
The Great Barn is a privately owned idyllic 18th century wedding venue set in 250 acres of beautifully tranquil landscaped grounds – the perfect location to have your wedding, reception or private function. The Great Barn is located on the Oxfordshire/ Northamptonshire border just 10 minutes from Junction 10 of the M40 between Bicester and Banbury. The venue comprises two beautifully restored interconnecting 18th century stone barns which were built in 1770 and converted in 1986 specifically for weddings, private parties and corporate functions.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Robert & Elizabeth Beales
Married in March 2018
March 2019
Best. Day. Ever.
The Great Barn was on our (long!) short list, but we both knew it was our wedding venue as soon as we walked in. Jerry, Laura and the team were outstanding in terms of cu...
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Nicola & Tom
Married in December 2018
March 2019
You really are the dream team!
I just wanted to send you the most enormous thank you from Tom & I for helping to make our big day so special!! Everything seemed to be taken care of so perfectly and fel...
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Jennifer & David
Married in September 2018
March 2019
We would vote 10 if we could!
We loved the little extras that were available to us, thank you for the most wonderful wedding, we would vote 10 if we could!
Emma & David
Married in September 2018
March 2019
We had a magical day.
Everything was seamless and done with excellent service. We had a magical day.
Niki & James
Married in September 2018
March 2019
You won't be disappointed!
We fell in love with The Great Barn the first time we saw it and knew it was perfect for our Wedding. Such a lovely space inside and out along with the lakes make it perf...
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Catherine & Neil
Married in September 2018
March 2019
Nothing short of perfect!
We would like to thank you everyone at The Great Barn for making our wedding day nothing short of perfect! Your thoughtfulness and patience in meticulously supporting us ...
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Wedding Fair

19th September 2019
Join us for a glass of fizz between 6pm-8.30pm and gain inspiration for your big day from some of our favourite suppliers. For more information call 01869 810823 or email
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Location & Contact Details


Upper Aynho Grounds, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX173AY, England

Travel Notes

Please be aware that our postcode takes you to our neighbouring property, Mill House. We are clearly sign-posted 100m to the south of Mill House.

Nearest Town

Bicester or Banbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 Junction 10

Nearest Train Station

Bicester or Banbury

Nearest Airport

Birmingham or Heathrow

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

The Wedding Industry Awards 2014 Regional Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 Regional Finalist
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

So many - so different. They are all unique. Perhaps the best ones are the most relaxed ones where couples are happy just to enjoy the day with their family & friends.

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

Tell us what your dreams are and then relax & enjoy it!

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

A basket of flip-flops for tired feet to dance in!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, rural, romantic, relaxed, private

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the bridges down at the lakes

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

Yes - Dawn French was our most recent one this year!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini brioche buns filled with pulled pork....yum!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Sitting by the fire!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

As barns go, we are unusually large and spacious and the two interconnecting barns allow one part of the party to dance the night away and the others still be able to hold a conversation without feeling that they are separate groups.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our staff - guests time and time again comment on how attentive, polite, courteous and flexible they are and they go the extra mile to make your day really special.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount15% discount on venue hire for all remaining 2019 dates!