Lains Barn

(38 reviews) 38 4.92
Grove Park Drive Nr Ardington Wantage Oxfordshire OX12 7QG
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About Lains Barn

Grove Park Drive, Nr Ardington, Wantage
Oxfordshire, OX12 7QG

Lains Barn is an idyllic wedding venue in the heart of rural Oxfordshire. A magnificent listed barn set within Its own spacious grounds and the rolling countryside just behind it.

You will have exclusive use of the whole barn for your special day whether it's for both a civil ceremony & 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. This unique space has great versatility and works fabulously for weddings throughout all the seasons. In Autumn / Winter the barn is cosy and well heated and in Spring / Summer the large glass barn doors can be opened directly onto the lawned courtyard. The courtyard is perfect for lawn games, canapés, barbecues, photographs and music. 

The Lains Barn team know 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 work with local suppliers to provide the highest quality food and drink. 

Lains Barn has retained its beautiful original features including rustic beams, a unique wood tiled floor, an old manger- ideal for floral displays and a quirky grain-store which is a popular photographic backdrop.

The location whilst picturesque and rural is within easy reach of the M4 & M40 motorways, or it is a 10 minute taxi ride from Didcot parkway train station, with trains to London taking just 45 minutes. What’s more, there is plenty of car parking and nearby accommodation.

 

• Exclusive use of the beautifully restored historic Barn • Large lawned courtyard for Champagne receptions, photographs and music. • Large capacity & late license • Indoor and outdoor Ceremony options available • Customisable room layout and decoration • In-house caterers providing tailor-made menus using local ingredients.

Facilities at Lains Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Barn
Historic
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Lains Barn Location

Lains Barn, Grove Park Drive, Nr Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 7QG

Grove Park Drive Nr Ardington Wantage Oxfordshire OX12 7QG
01235 832745
38 4.92

Lains Barn Reviews (38)

The perfect wedding venue
Venue Service

By Emma, on 23 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2018

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.

Perfect Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Gemma Cracknell, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2017

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’t 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’ve wanted. It’s a beautiful venue that really adds to the atmosphere of your day to make it special.

Perfect Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Gemma Cracknell, on 11 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2017

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’t 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’s a beautiful venue that really adds to the atmosphere of your day to make it special.

Wedding reception 6th October 2017
Venue Service

By Fi and Marcus, on 10 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 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!

Perfect experience!
Venue Service

By Maria and John, on 20 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2017

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’s 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’t have done a better job. We both enjoyed our day immensely and the venue and staff were a big part of that!

Wonderful venue
Venue Service

By Katie Mee, on 06 Apr 2016

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.

Our Wedding
Venue Service

By Lucy, on 04 Mar 2016

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.

Our Wedding day
Venue Service

By Jordan, on 04 Mar 2016

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

Our Wedding day November 2014
Venue Service

By Bride, on 04 Mar 2016

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.

A day to remember.
Venue Service

By Paul, on 11 Sep 2015

We are so pleased our daughter and her husband chose Lains Barn. The place was made available for inspection as often as they liked with several very constructive and helpful planning meetings so that on the day the whole event ran as smoothly as oiled silk. These guys are truly expert and experienced at managing a wedding venue. The choice of wines, spirits, beers and real ales is limitless and the food is just outstanding. You can have whatever you want and their planning and guidance is meticulous to make sure you get it. Delicious fresh food is prepared on site and is presented beautifully. Hot food is hot, cold drinks are cold. They don’t use agency staff. Staff are trained in-house and are helpful and friendly whilst being totally respectful & discreet. The management of Lains Barn are very obviously conscious and protective of their reputation and use only the very best of suppliers as we found when our daughter and her husband chose their evening entertainment. The DJ who was recommended was truly outstanding. He was totally tuned-in to the mood of the party and played exactly the right track at the right time throughout the whole evening to inspire even the most (usually) reluctant dancer to join the happy throng on the floor. It was heart-warming to see eighty-year-old granny and the teen-age grandsons making their moves together. We cannot praise this place enough. Thank you, team. Truly a day to remember.

A beautiful venue
Venue Service

By Susan, on 04 May 2015

My daughter was married here in August. A beautiful venue with such helpful and friendly staff

Most beautiful place ever
Venue Service

By Bex Turner, on 04 May 2015

"Most beautiful place ever my brother and sister inlaw got married here such a fantastic beautiful day ?"

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