The Great Barn

(31)
£3150 - £5200 for venue hire
Up to 140
On-site
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
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
Overview
Venue Type
Barn
Guests
140
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Venue
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Kosher Catering
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £3150
  • Maximum Price
  • £5200
Reviews
(31)
The Great Barn...
Jul 2016
Happily married
The Great Barn/Kearneys caterers helped to give us our perfect wedding day, we couldn't have asked for anything more! They presented our... 

We had a fantastic day but this was made possible...
Mar 2016
Happily married
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... 

Thank you for all your help in making our day...
Jul 2016
Happily married
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 ... 

The staff were so committed to making our day so...
Jun 2016
Happily married
The staff were so committed to making our day so special and personal you felt like the most important person! Friendly reliable nothing... 

Everything about the venue was fantastic...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Everything about the venue was fantastic. The staff were very helpful everything was well organised and the food was amazing.

The whole process was effortless from start to finish...
Aug 2016
Happily married
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... 

The place looked stunning!
Testimonial
Mar 2016
A happy couple
We cannot thank you enough for the service we received on our wedding day at The Great Barn. The place looked stunning and all staff wer... 

The Great Barn is a truly idyllic wedding venue
Testimonial
Mar 2016
A couple's parents
We are writing to thank you and your team for everything you did to make my son Ant and his beautiful wife Hannah's wedding on Saturday ... 

Everything was perfect from start to finish
Testimonial
Apr 2016
A happy couple
We cannot thank you enough for all of the hard work that you and your team put into making our day so special. Everything was perfect fr... 

Our wedding was absolutely perfect
Testimonial
Apr 2016
A happy couple
Our wedding on the 8th April was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for being part of it and ensuring that everything ran so smoothly... 

Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was
Testimonial
Apr 2016
A happy couple
We just wanted to say thank you so much for looking after our wedding on 23rd April. The day went wonderfully and we had so much fun. Yo... 

We cannot recommend The Great Barn highly enough
Testimonial
May 2016
A happy couple
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for your service on the day and your help along the planning process. ... 

A wonderful and joyous occasion
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A couple's parents
I just wanted to drop a line to say a sincere thank you to you and the whole team at The Great Barn. All of your efforts and seamless or... 

We both LOVED our day - it exceeded expectations!
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A happy couple
We both LOVED our day. It exceeded expectations. We had such a good time. I would do the day again. Everybody raved about the food. Ever... 

A perfect day at a perfect venue!
Testimonial
Jun 2016
A couple's parents
Many thanks for the day. It couldn’t have gone better, loved every minute of it, a perfect day at a perfect venue. (Father of the bride)

You truly made it a day to remember
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
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 ... 

It was perfect in every way
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A happy couple
We would like to say a huge thank you to you and all the team at The Great Barn and Kearneys for ensuring we had such a wonderful and fa... 

You venue is so beautiful
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A couple's parents
I would like to thank you and all your staff for making Niamh and Mark's wedding so special for us. You venue is so beautiful and all yo... 

Everything was so well organised and run!
Testimonial
Jul 2016
A couple's parents
I'm not sure that I can give very useful feedback - only because everything was so well organised and run! From our perspective, the mai... 

The best day of both our lives so far
Testimonial
Aug 2016
A happy couple
We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and cooperation on what was the best day of both our liv... 

We would recommend you to any bride and groom
Testimonial
Sep 2016
A happy couple
We cannot thank everyone at the Great Barn enough for everything that they did to make our wedding day so unforgettable. From the planni... 

We have such fabulous memories of the day
Testimonial
Feb 2017
A happy couple
You all made the day so special and our guests have been incredibly complimentary about your wonderful venue and great service. The whol... 

We had a fantastic day!
Testimonial
Apr 2017
A happy couple
A fantastic day which could not have gone better from our point of view. Thank you for managing it so well!

It is such a stunning venue!
Testimonial
Apr 2017
A happy couple
I wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding so perfect. As soon as we walked into the venue to have a look for the first time... 

We had an amazing day!
Testimonial
Jun 2017
A happy couple
We had an amazing day! Really just what we wanted! Emily, Laura, Jerry and all the other staff were just spot on! I genuinely felt relax... 

We had a fantastic day
Testimonial
Apr 2017
A happy couple
We had a fantastic day. A massive thank you to Laura for all her hard work prior to the wedding and on the actual day itself. The whole ... 

...a wonderful evening ...
Testimonial
Jun 2017
A happy couple
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening for our reception last night. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and everything went unbelievably... 

A wonderful venue
Testimonial
Jun 2017
A happy couple
A wonderful venue and all the staff were amazing, the food was excellent, we received so many positive comments from our guests.

We had a wonderful day...
Testimonial
Jul 2017
A happy couple
We just wanted to say thank you so much for Friday! We had a wonderful day and couldn’t have done it without you, Laura and the amazing ... 

Such a wonderful day last Sunday...
Testimonial
Aug 2017
A couple's parents
We just wanted to say thank you and your staff for such a wonderful day last Sunday when you hosted the Ellis/Harrington Wedding. For a ... 

We had an absolutely magical day!
Testimonial
Aug 2017
A happy couple
Thanks so much for everything you have done. It seems as though we were planning the wedding for a lot longer than 18 months but all the... 

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
    1987
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(2)
Industry Awards (2)
The Wedding Industry Awards 2014 Regional Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 Regional Finalist
Photos
(13)
Location & Contact Details
  • 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
    • Nearest Airport
    • Birmingham or Heathrow
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FAQ
(10)
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.
1st February Open Evening 6-8.30pm
  • 1st February 2018
  • A wide range of our preferred suppliers will be on hand to help you plan and gain inspiration for your special day! For more information, call 01869 810823 or email enquiries@thegreatbarn.net