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
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 Reviews (38)

Amazing Venue
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By Holly Lee, on 04 May 2015

"Amazing venue, the staff are absolutely awesome and so accommodating to your ideas and personal needs! Food is amazing, no need to worry about not being able to try before the day! You will not be disappointed!"

Fantastic Venue
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By Emma, on 04 May 2015

"We got married here in October and could not have found a more perfect place. Fantastic venue, great staff and amazing food!"

Lains is a perfect venue to get married in.
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By Pazor Moncha, on 04 May 2015

"Lains is a perfect venue to get married in. We got married there last year and it was fantastic. All the staff at Lains were so helpful and the food was amazing. It is such a beautiful barn and in such a lovely location."

The home to the most perfect day of my life
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By Hannah White, on 04 May 2015

"The home to the most perfect day of my life ?? my husband and I were married here in August 2014 and couldn't fault it. Katie S was a superstar and made everything perfect xxx"

We had the most amazing wedding at Lains Barn!
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By Fran Trafford, on 04 May 2015

"We had the most amazing wedding at Lains Barn! They were amazingly organised and couldn't do enough for us to ensure we got exactly the day we wanted. Friendly staff, amazing food and fantastic service. I would highly recommend this venue for a cosy, laid back wedding venue, which can be transformed to meet any style of wedding. Only wish we could do it all again!!!"

Best wedding venue and food ever!
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By Christina Tidmarsh, on 04 May 2015

"Best wedding venue and food ever! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and the staff are incredible. Go for the pie menu, it's delicious :)"

This is one amazing wedding venue!
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By Katie Gray, on 04 May 2015

"This is one amazing wedding venue! Fab location, incredible food and very attentive, proactive and friendly staff. We had the best wedding ever!! Thank you xxxxxxx"

Great Venue
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By Simon Cooper, on 04 May 2015

Great venue. As a wedding venue Lains Barn has everything. It can be adapted to suit whatever your requirements are. Magical place!

Fantastic venue!
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By Kate & Aaron, on 22 Mar 2015

Lains Barn is the most fantastic wedding venue- the barn itself is beautiful, and the staff are absolutely wonderful. We had three months to organise our wedding and the two Katies who work there were absolutely amazing- really quick to respond to queries and so accommodating. They really took all the stress out of the organisation! On the day, everyone was so helpful and friendly. The changeover from ceremony to breakfast and then again to the reception were seamless. The food was fantastic- from the canapés, to the wedding breakfast to the evening cheese buffet. We had the Piemaster menu where one guest per table is given a chef’s hat and apron and serves, which added a bit of theatre and got every chatting. Several of our guests said it was the best food they’d had at a wedding and the team were very accommodating to special diets (individual pies for vegetarians and coeliacs). They even got in Cornish clotted cream to serve with the desert in a nod to my husband’s Cornish roots! All our guests were so complimentary about the venue, the staff and the day in general- we wouldn’t change a single thing!

A Magical Day
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By David & Karen Jenkins, on 18 Nov 2014

Having looked at a number of venues our daughter and son-in-law both took an instant liking to Lains Barn. They could see that with the help of the staff they could make it a magical day. They were right and the staff were fantastic. Food and service were first class as were the bar staff. Being allowed to add some personal touches to the venue added to the day and the fun. We also used the facilities at Barton House, which is run by the same team. We are happy to highly recommend both venues and the excellent staff that run both the barn and the house.

Get married at Lains Barn...
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By Hannah & MAx, on 17 Jun 2014

... you won't regret it! Of course this rustic venue is beautiful, but Lains Barn goes so much further than exposed beams; it is the people that make the difference. The months leading up to the wedding can be overwhelming but with the support of Katie Lay (Event Manager) much of this stress was eased. No pushy sales, options within budget and great ideas to make the day memorable. Regular and timely communications made sure we had not forgotten anything and always there to answer our questions. We were able to enter the day confident that everything was covered; and the day went without a glitch. Perfect venue, perfect atmosphere, awesome food, thank you Lains Barn.

Very happy.....
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By Parents of the Bride, on 03 Jun 2014

As major contributors to the wedding fund and as locals my wife and I were very, very impressed by Lains Barn and all the staff. We have had many friends saying very complimentary things about the wedding, the venue and the food. Lains Barn has the ideal layout and facilities so even in wet weather it's delightful. The three areas work brilliantly and with Barton House too it must be hard to beat. The staff were very low key and worked really well to make the whole day very memorable. Our other daughter gets married in just 6 weeks time, and your act will be a hard one to follow. Knowing how much was spent on this wedding and knowing the plans for the forthcoming 'Home Marquee Wedding' we feel we got very good value for money at Lains Barn.

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