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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.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
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 and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor 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
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The whole process was effortless from start to finish...
The whole process was effortless from start to finish. From falling in love with the place on first viewing, to arriving on the day, the... 
By Daniel on 5th August 2016
Happily married
Wedding: August 2016

The Great Barn...
The Great Barn/Kearneys caterers helped to give us our perfect wedding day, we couldn't have asked for anything more! They presented our... 
By Niamh on 28th July 2016
Happily married
Wedding: July 2016

Thank you for all your help in making our day...
Thank you for all your help in making our day everything we could have wished for. We really cannot thank you and your staff enough for ... 
By James on 22nd July 2016
Happily married
Wedding: July 2016

Everything about the venue was fantastic...
Everything about the venue was fantastic. The staff were very helpful everything was well organised and the food was amazing.
By Hannah on 17th June 2016
Happily married
Wedding: June 2016

The staff were so committed to making our day so...
The staff were so committed to making our day so special and personal you felt like the most important person! Friendly reliable nothing... 
By Kelly on 10th June 2016
Happily married
Wedding: June 2016

We had a fantastic day but this was made possible...
We had a fantastic day but this was made possible only because of the help and advice we received from staff at the Great Barn. The foo... 
By Helen on 5th March 2016
Happily married
Wedding: March 2016

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.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
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Industry Awards (2)
The Wedding Industry Awards 2014 Regional Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 Regional Finalist
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Upper Aynho Grounds, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX173AY, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Bicester or Banbury
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M40 Junction 10
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Bicester or Banbury
    • 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 Airport
    • Birmingham or Heathrow
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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’s your #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.

The Great Barn Wedding Fair

  • 8th February 2018
  • We are holding an Open Evening here at The Great Barn on Thursday 8th February! Prosecco on arrival, meet our amazing suppliers and see our new gorgeous renovations. It is not an evening to be missed!