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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Lains Barn is an idyllic wedding venue in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. A magnificent listed barn, this venue is set within its own spacious grounds and the rolling countryside just behind it. The location, whilst picturesque and rural, is within easy reach of the M4 & M40 motorways. It is also just a 10-minute taxi ride from Didcot Parkway train station, with trains to London taking just 45 minutes. What鈥檚 more, there is plenty of car parking and nearby accommodation.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples will have exclusive use of the whole barn for their special day, whether it's for both a civil ceremony and reception or reception only. This includes the stunning main barn, the covered outdoor byre complete with festoon lighting, a large indoor byre with its own custom-built bar, and a large lawned courtyard. Lains Barn has retained its beautiful original features including rustic beams and a unique wood tiled floor. There is also an old manger that is ideal for floral displays, and a quirky grain store which is a popular photographic backdrop. This beautiful property has great versatility and works fabulously for weddings throughout all the seasons. In autumn and winter, the barn is cosy and well heated whilst in spring and summer, the large glass barn doors can be opened directly onto the lawned courtyard. This courtyard is perfect for lawn games, canap茅s, barbecues, photographs, and music.

Services Offered

The Lains Barn team knows that the food, drink, and service are every bit as important as the venue itself. Taking a tailored approach to the food and drink, mix-and-match menus are available. The team works with local suppliers to provide the highest quality bar and catering services. The venue itself can be laid out to suit the needs of the couple, suiting their event style beautifully.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Barn
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Lains Barn

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
44 reviews
99% recommend it
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Lauren
Lauren Sent on 14/11/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Our perfect venue for our perfect day!

Lains Barn was the perfect venue for our wedding. We absolutely fell in love the moment we saw it - it's a stunning barn and doesn't need 'dressing up' as some wedding venues do. The venue has ample space inside and outside so you don't have to rely on weather, we were lucky enough to enjoy both! The food was lovely - we worked with the venue to create a bespoke menu as we are both foodies and pescatarians and wanted something a little different to the standard. My only comment is that the food tasting is really expensive (and offered free at other venue's) so we didn't do this. The team were great on the day and helped us keep everything smooth. We had lots of comments from our friends and family on the venue! A few costs were higher than other places, but it is a lovely venue so would definitely recommend!
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Lauren C. Sent on 20/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful venue for a perfect day!

Lains Barn is such a beautiful venue and we had such a fab day!
Rachel & Nigel were absolutely fabulous throughout the planning process and nothing was ever too much trouble鈥ven throughout the pandemic when they were super busy.
They allowed us to create our dream day and everything went exactly to plan without any worry.
Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the venue and the food went down a treat! Thanks Lains Barn!
Lorah
Lorah Sent on 16/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

The whole Lains Barn team were faultless and our day was just perfect! Everything looked exactly as I鈥檇 imagined and food was incredible. All the staff were so friendly and amazing at what they do. Worth every single penny!
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Tom C. Sent on 16/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding venue in Oxfordshire!

We chose Lains Barn for our wedding venue and it was the best decision we have ever made.
From the moment we first entered the venue, we knew that it was the place for us. One thing that struck us straight away, was that Lains is a family run business and not a corporate venue.
The welcome we received from everyone we had contact with throughout the lead-up to the day and the day itself, was fantastic.
Rachel - the events manager - was superb in responding to emails, most of the time within minutes. No question was too difficult, and the venue were very accommodating. When we met in person at our pre-wedding meeting, she made us feel at ease and was extremely organised which made the whole experience of planning a wedding a breeze.
Katy - the event co-ordinator - was just awesome! She knew exactly what we wanted from the day and her team were incredible, turning around the ceremony space into the wedding breakfast and then into the reception with amazing efficiency, just like an F1 team!
Every member of staff treated us and our guests perfectly, they were friendly and always had a smile! The food and drink were incredible, and dietary requirements were catered for with ease, with all of our guests complementing the chefs.
We would, without a doubt look to Lains Barn to host another event for us in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a picturesque venue, with masses of character and like no other venue in the area.
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Claire B. Sent on 27/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Truly Incredible


What an amazing day! We booked Lains Barn before Covid and like many others our wedding plans were significantly disrupted. Amongst all of the stress of the changes in restrictions communicating and rearranging with Lains Barn was far the easiest of all. We were always given options and they could not have been more accommodating. At one point, Martin ( the owner) even offered for us to get married at his house at Barton House! The events manager, Rachel, was always on hand to respond to emails morning and night and made the process so easy.

The venue itself was beautiful and they allowed for full flexibility in making the day as personal as we wanted it to be. The food and drink was exceptional and this was commented on by all of the guests. The service we had throughout the day was incredible and we couldn鈥檛 fault any of our experience from start to finish.

We feel very fortunate to have picked Lains Barn as our venue particularly during such a challenging time and we would recommend it to anyone.
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Ian J. Sent on 12/02/2016
5 out of 5 rating
We had the most amazing wedding day and this was replicated in the feedback from our friends and family. All our guests said it was one of the best weddings they have been to. The staff were great, nothing was a problem. Nigel and Katie and all the staff were so helpful. The food was great and again had so many compliments from guests. We had a wonderful wedding at Lains Barn.
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Emma Sent on 23/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

Lains Barn is perfect. We fell in love with the barn as soon as we saw it for the first time. The setting is gorgeous, the staff helpful and friendly, the food delicious and all of our guests loved it. On the day, the staff worked so hard to ensure that everything went perfectly so that we could relax and enjoy our big day. We really can't praise Lains Barn enough - they made our day so special.
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Gemma Sent on 11/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day

Firstly I want to say a massive thank you to Lains barn for all their hard work which made our wedding day perfect. The barn is beautiful and has such a lovely cosy and intimate atmosphere. We arranged to look around and Martin was really helpful, and you could really tell he took pride in the venue. We booked really far in advance and I had a lot of questions but Rachel and Clare were so knowledgeable and helpful answering them all, we really felt that they made the process much easier for us.
When we came to set up all the staff were brilliant! We had a lot of stuff but the decorations that are already in place are beautiful and really compliment the barn, you could definitely get away with not adding anything! The barns Christmas Trees also looked incredible.
The day was absolutely perfect and ran so smoothly, the staff worked directly with any suppliers and we didn鈥檛 need to worry about anything. Every part ran seamlessly into the next, and the work put into switching the room over from ceremony to meal to evening was fantastic. It looked amazing, and the food was incredible, the portions were great, everyone was completely full! The staff were great at providing for our vegetarian guests and anyone with allergies. In the evening there was lots of space for dancing or sitting down, as well as in the bar area if people wanted to sit and chat, we had lots of compliments from our guests on the venue and everyone had a great day.
I would absolutely recommend Lains barn. The whole day felt personal to us, with everything we could鈥檝e wanted. It鈥檚 a beautiful venue that really adds to the atmosphere of your day to make it special.
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Gemma Sent on 11/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day

Firstly I want to say a massive thank you to Lains barn for their hard work which made our wedding day perfect. The barn is beautiful and has such a lovely cosy and intimate atmosphere. We arranged to look around and Martin was really helpful, and you could really tell he took pride in the venue. We booked really far in advance and I had a lot of questions but Rachel and Clare were so knowledgeable and helpful answering them all, we really felt that they made the process much easier for us.

When we came to set up all the staff were brilliant! We had a lot of stuff but the decorations that are already in place are beautiful and really compliment the barn, you could definitely get away with not adding anything! The barns Christmas Trees also looked incredible.

The day was absolutely perfect and ran so smoothly, the staff worked directly with any suppliers and we didn鈥檛 need to worry about anything. Every part ran seamlessly into the next, and the work put into switching the room over from ceremony to meal to evening was fantastic. It looked amazing, and the food was incredible, the portions were great, everyone was completely full! The staff were great at providing for our vegetarian guests and anyone with allergies. In the evening there was lots of space for dancing or sitting down, as well as in the bar area if people wanted to sit and chat, we had lots of compliments from our guests on the venue and everyone had a great day.

I would absolutely recommend Lains barn. The whole day felt personal to us, with everything we could have wanted. It鈥檚 a beautiful venue that really adds to the atmosphere of your day to make it special.
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Fi Sent on 10/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding reception 6th October 2017

There are insufficient superlatives to describe the wonderful time we had at Lains Barn for our daughters wedding reception. It is the prettiest of venues supported before, during and indeed afterwards by Nigel and Clare's cheerful and efficient team. The food was absolutely delicious. We have had a deluge of thanks commenting on it as well as brilliance of the venue for 'a blast' of a party! It was absolutely the best of all my daughters weddings. Thanks to you all!
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Maria Sent on 20/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect experience!

Lains Barn provided us with an exceptional venue at which to have our wedding, both the ceremony and the reception. The staff there were so accommodating during the viewings, they went above and beyond to cater to the many ideas we had to personalise our wedding. Communication was great, and they were always quick to respond.

On the day, all staff were not only very professional, but very warm and welcoming to all our guests. They did an amazing job to ensure the day ran very smoothly and according to plan. The few surprise hiccups that did arise were dealt with so well, meaning no one was left unhappy! Everything was made to feel personal and friendly which was exactly the feel we wanted. The venue itself was extremely popular with our guests, we received so many comments on how beautiful it was. There鈥檚 excellent space both inside and out, with places for people to find their own little corner, but never too far away that they get lost or become isolated from the party. To us the fact that Lains Barn is in a remote location was a massive plus, as it made it all feel very intimate and enclosed, and we had the space to do whatever we wanted without restrictions from other buildings or venues. Transport to and from was extremely easy to sort out too.

All in all the whole experience with Lains was perfect, their priority was always to make sure we were happy and they couldn鈥檛 have done a better job. We both enjoyed our day immensely and the venue and staff were a big part of that!
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Katie Sent on 06/04/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue

We got married 2 weeks ago at Lains barn and it could not have been better! The staff were amazing throughout the whole experience and everyone commented on how great the food and service was. I would recommend this venue to anyone.
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Lucy Sent on 04/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding

Myself and my husband got married here in September 2015. Words cannot describe what an amazing venue lains barn was. From the first visit throughout the year running up to the wedding the staff could not have been any better. Attentive, friendly and professional. Putting my mind at ease all the way through.
On the actual wedding day.......wow!! Everything we had planned and asked for. All the little extras we had organised and much much more were executed to perfection. The staff were all friendly well organised and felt like part of the day. The venue was gorgeous and the food was delicious. I would 100% recommend this venue to anybody who asked and so would all of my guests. Amazing place and a day we will never forget and a lot of that is because of lains barn.
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Jordan Sent on 04/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding day

We had the most amazing day and this was replicated in the feedback from our friends and family. All said it was one of the best weddings they have been to. The staff were great, nothing was a problem. Nigel and Katie were so helpful. The food was great and again had so many compliments from guests.

All in all, a day to remember for us!



Visited January 2016
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Bride Sent on 04/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding day November 2014

My husband and I got married here at the end of November 2014, and we honestly could not have picked a better place. If you can afford it, it really is worth every penny, you're not just hiring out the space but Katie and her brilliant team.

The space was well laid out and the team went above and beyond. Sadly my Dad was really ill (recovering from chemotherapy) and they were fantastic whilst planning the day, ensuring me and my husband had the day of our dreams at the same time as being considerate of my Dad's needs... even to the point of a special meal for him that he could eat, free of charge. They were also kind and sympathetic when we needed to bring the wedding forward due to my Dad's illness, making the planning as stress free as possible.

The food is also really good, we went for the hog roast with winter vegetables and it was divine, I still get people saying to me today they remember how good the food was.
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