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The Great Barn

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£3150 - £5500 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
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Exclusive Use
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,150
Maximum Price
£5,500
Exclusive use

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£40
Maximum Price
£150
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Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
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 & 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
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
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(32)
Daniel
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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Niamh
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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James
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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Hannah
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.
Kelly
Wedding: June 2016
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 too much trouble they all were si...
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Helen
Wedding: March 2016
March 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 food was amazing, the venue looked fa...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Upper Aynho Grounds, Bicester, 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
(2)

Industry Awards (2)

The Wedding Industry Awards 2014 Regional Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 Regional Finalist
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Videos
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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 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.