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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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Craig and Charlotte
Married in March 2018
November 2018
"spoke so highly of your venue"
A huge thank you to Jerry and the team for looking after Charlotte and Craig so well for their wedding on Good Friday. You made them and all of us so welcome from the mom...
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Samantha and Carl Tucker
Married in February 2018
November 2018
"I would definitely recommend!"
We booked The Great Barn two years prior to the wedding and we felt all staff to be more than accommodating whenever we wanted to look around the venue, or had any questi...
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Wedding: August 2016
August 2016
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 communication and efficiency of t...
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Wedding: July 2016
July 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 relaxed woodland theme perfectly....
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Wedding: July 2016
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 everything you did for us, you rea...
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Wedding: June 2016
June 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.

Winter Open Evening

17th January 2019
Free Entry: 6pm - 8.30pm. Join us for a glass of fizz & meet a wide range of our preferred suppliers. Our team will also be on hand to show you around and answer any questions.
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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!