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Last update: March 2024

Old Luxters Barn is a charming country wedding venue nestled in the Hambleden Valley, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Since 1999 this 18th-century converted barn has been a popular choice for special events, with each occasion tailored to meet individual needs and requirements. Spacious and flexible, this exclusive-hire venue comes backed by an excellent team who will strive to make your day unique and personal to you.

Facilities and Capacity

Situated within the award-winning Chiltern Valley Winery, Brewery, B&B, and Vineyard, Old Luxters Barn provides a relaxed atmosphere for couples seeking a private and intimate event. The site effortlessly combines the comforts and aesthetics of a bucolic barn with the natural beauty of the surrounding outdoors. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, the venue can accommodate up to 100 seated guests for the day and an additional 50 for the evening celebration. With rustic elegance and modern conveniences, the barn is completely flexible in terms of décor and layout, allowing you to put your stamp on the space. You will have everything needed for a lively wedding do between the reception hall, bar area, and raised gallery with a DJ console. An enclosed orchard also provides a prime location for reception drinks and socialising with your guests. There's even room for a grand marquee if you wish to embrace the summer elements. Additionally, the vineyard provides a romantic backdrop where you can exchange vows or take your wedding photographs.

Services Offered

The staff at Old Luxters Barn are dedicated to delivering dream wedding occasions and are happy to assist in the setup and cleanup of the event. Furthermore, the venue boasts an exceptional in-house catering team who will be on hand to create delicious dishes for your wedding breakfast, complemented by a fantastic drinks selection. To ensure you receive the send-off you deserve, you can also enjoy a complimentary DJ service for the evening.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Vineyard weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
Horse baraat permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
80 reviews
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98% Recommended by couples
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Dan Sent on 26/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional from start to finish

Old Luxters Barn proved to be an absolutely fantastic venue for our wedding day.
Our wedding planner, Lucie, did everything to get us organized and make us feel comfortable. She kept in regular contact with updates leading up to the wedding.
We risked the English May weather and held the ceremony in the garden under the enormous tree. Lucie’s team were prepared for the “plan B” ceremony which would be held in the barn if it rained. The garden and vineyards make a beautiful setting.
The barn is both cute and beautiful and can be decorated pretty much however you want. We went to town hanging greenery from the roof beams. Lucie was very open to ideas and helpful with the design, and also very clear about what we were/were not allowed to do (no hammering nails into the walls – fair enough!).
There isn’t much to be saved in doing your own catering due to the corkage and services fees, but once committed to the onsite kitchen we discovered their menu was absolutely stunning. For mains, we had a vague idea about Lebanese food. The chef provided a bespoke menu for us to taste from and it was all delicious!
The farmhouse is worth considering if the budget can stretch. Our family were delighted to be able to amble straight to bed after one-too many drinks. It’s large, characterful and comfortable.
Finally, the staff on the night were brilliant, we barely noticed they were there! They ensure that everything goes to plan and avoid disrupting your day wherever possible, and are all very professional and polite.
All in all, an exceptional venue and service from start to finish. Thank you to Lucie and her wonderful team for making it the best day of our lives!
Mark
Mark C. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Venue and Wonderful Day

We had an amazing day for our wedding at Old Luxters.
We chose the venue due to the beauthful setting and the rustic barn style felt really us. The venue is great, between the barn, marquee and courtyard, it all flowed so well and was a great size for our party.
We also had beautiful pictures in the vineyard which came out amazing with the autumn leaves.
The staff were great, from the planning stage where we were able to visit the venue multiple times, to the day of, where the service went smoothly without any hitches. The food was also incredible, especially the lamb, and the DJ included in the price kept the dancefloor full all night.
The only negative I can think of was the planning document which is shared back and forth leading up to the day, where you detail out the various options for the day. We found it quite fiddly and had problems with the formatting. But just a minor gripe, as everything else was perfect.
I also found the venue to be very good value for money compared with similar venues we visited.
Would thoroughly recommend!
Emily
Emily A. Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing but compliments for our incredible day!

We had the most incredible wedding at Old Luxters Barn. Nothing was too much trouble - they were always on hand to answer any questions. You do have to pay for added extras like lights and crisps wall - I think this is the new normal for wedding venues. The warm, wooded venue suited our autumnal wedding perfectly and was a perfect backdrop for stunning videos and photography.
Jo &
Jo & S. Sent on 30/09/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

A beautiful venue for a fantastic day

We had a truly wonderful wedding at Old Luxters Barn. From the first time that we saw the venue, we fell in love with the beautiful setting and its relatively informal, rustic aesthetic was perfect. Our guests had a great day too and we received many comments about how beautiful the venue is.

One of the main selling points of Old Luxters Barn is the diversity of space. We made use of the beautiful garden facing the vineyard for the drinks reception, took pictures in the vineyard itself and enjoyed the barn (for the ceremony and wedding breakfast) and the attractive courtyard and marquee for evening cocktails. The Luxters team decorated the barn and marquee beautifully and guests informed us that they liked the use of different spaces throughout the day.

The food was lovely and the service was efficient. Everyone that we spoke to from the Luxters team in the run-up and on the day was also very friendly and professional and for the most part everything went smoothly.

We had a small number of gripes that didn’t detract from an incredible experience on the day.

Firstly, Old Luxters Barn rely solely on a planning document that gets emailed back and forth in the months and weeks leading up to your wedding day.. This is an unwieldy Word document full of images that constantly lead to formatting problems (which can cause concern that parts of the text get lost). It’s not user-friendly (and quite labour-intensive for the couple) and this approach could be looked at and improved.,

Through this document, the venue gives you quite a lot of space to detail what you want them to do with your decorations and allows you to put your stamp on your day. This gives you more free reign with how you want the venue to look, but you are, therefore, more reliant on the staff in executing your vision and preferences. They also stress that the responsibility is on you to mention everything that you want them to do on the day precisely in this document. We worked quite hard to be detailed and were a little disappointed on the day when certain things weren’t actioned or put in the right place because the document hadn’t been checked carefully enough. One example was that our walk-in song (specified in the document) wasn’t played as the team didn’t know there was a song and hadn’t tested the music system. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but very solvable with a little more attention.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that although the venue will say that there are lots of different options for decoration and suppliers and it’s all very customisable (and it is), what is less obvious at the time of booking is that many of these options, if you deviate from the standard, are prohibitively expensive.

Response times on email could be better, particularly as you get close to the day, but we got the sense this is due to it being quite a small operation. Also, when we enquired about the different options in relation to certain elements (such as the drink packages or meal choices), we found, on a couple of occasions, that the team had just updated the cost sheet and not communicated why additional costs had been incurred.

Nevertheless, it is a beautiful venue and we had a delightful and memorable day and would recommend Old Luxters Barn, although our advice would be that it is important for the bride and groom to be organised and proactive in the planning.
Lizzie
Lizzie D. Sent on 23/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful wedding venue

We're so pleased that we chose Old Luxters Barn as our wedding venue. The team at Old Luxters are all really friendly and helpful. They were happy for us to visit whenever we needed to and always responded to our emails and queries quickly. They listened to how we wanted our wedding set up and supported with ensuring the day ran smoothly and to plan. The barn itself is beautiful but there's also a lovely garden, vineyard and woods nearby to get lovely photos in as well. We went for a 10 minute walk in our wellies and got some lovely photos overlooking the valley. We highly recommend Old Luxters as a wedding venue.
Tara
Tara Sent on 07/09/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

Thank you to all at Luxters for a fantastic wedding day that went by without a hitch! We got to be outside for the ceremony which was our dream. All our guests commented on the beautiful venue. We would highly recommend having your wedding here.
Kathryn
Kathryn H. Sent on 03/10/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

Luxters is a stunning venue because of its uniqueness, beauty, intimacy - but most of all, it is informal yet really special. The team were amazing at making everything run like clockwork on the day - all my guests raved about the venue and said it was the most personal and lovely wedding they have been to. It’s amazing for a summer wedding and the surrounding areas are truly beautiful. We didn’t have the food tasting due to the additional cost, but all the food was amazing - we went for sharing platters and it added to the relaxed and social vibe that we were after. I have very few criticisms: There are a few additional costs that surprised us but on the whole, it is really great value for money. It is also worth pointing out that if you’re not a very organised person yourself, I would recommend booking in meetings with the planners in advance as they’re very busy and it’s left up to you unless you ask for the help. However, I’m used to running events and project management so this wasn’t really a problem for me - the team followed my every instruction to the letter and the day couldn’t have gone smoother. Luxters will always have a special place in my heart - I don’t think any other venue compares. Thank you so much to the team.
Stefanie
Stefanie P. Sent on 30/11/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

We knew Old Luxters was the venue from us when we visited it for a tasting tour, a few years later they really didn't disappoint! We had an amazing wedding day with them that went off without a hitch. Charlie answered our questions ahead of the big day and helped us make our plans; the team on the day were brilliant and we received a number of comments from our guests on just how professional and helpful they all were as they moved us seamlessly from barn to marquee and in between each part of the day. They really put us and our guests at ease.

The food and DJ, both provided in the package, also went down really well.

All in all we had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend Old Luxters for a wedding.
Will
Will M. Sent on 18/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Faultless, classy and personal

Can't speak more highly of Luxters. Lucie and the team were perfect throughout. Venue was intimate, high end and yet good value for what we paid. Honestly, if you're even contemplating Luxters then just go with them, they are great!
Tess
Tess A. Sent on 12/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible day!

Luxters was the most wonderful venue for our wedding day that we could ever have dreamed of. The team were so supportive and encouraging at every stage of the planning process - they took out all the stress of the lead up to the day and made it all so much fun! The day itself was absolutely magical - the team couldn't have done more to make everything perfect for us and our guests. It was such a stunning and intimate space to celebrate with all our friends and family and couldn't have felt more special. The food was tailored to exactly what we were after and was absolutely exceptional - a lot of our guests said it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. It was so wonderful to take advantage of the various beautiful spaces around the site such as the courtyard, marquee, garden and barn, and the vineyard was an absolutely stunning place to take photographs. We couldn't have been more thrilled with our incredible day - thank you so much amazing Luxters team!
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Helen M. Sent on 29/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding venue

We were married at Old Luxters Barn last week, and it was the most amazing day. Old Luxters is absolutely beautiful, a wonderfully charming old barn, lit up by twinkling fairly lights. The staff at Luxters are fantastic, always there to help. Big thank you to Charlie for the help moving the wedding umpteen times due to Covid! Every question I had they answered, and put together the most magical day. The food and drink was exceptional. The vineyard is stunning for photographs! Many guests commented that it was the best wedding they had been to. I wish we could go back and do it all over again! Thank you Old Luxters Team!
Sarah
Sarah W. Sent on 19/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing place

We had our wedding through this strange time and luxters were so lovely and made my wedding ceremony so beautiful, and it didn’t feel Covidy. They were so helpful and accommodating all the way through, I couldn’t recommend them more. We fell in love with the barn as soon as we visited it, it’s absolutely stunning. The whole team are so lovely and helpful.
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Karen S. Sent on 02/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding

Luxters was amazing. It was our perfect day and everyone absolutely loved it. The staff there were incredible and made the whole day so easy for both of us.

Could not recommend them higher. Made our day everything we wanted and more
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Arran R. Sent on 05/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We had a wonderful wedding day here

We chose Luxters for a winter wedding, and it was great. Staff were kind, helpful, and organised. Everything went as planned and smoothly!
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Charlotte T. Sent on 01/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Charlotte & David 22.10.22

Old Luxters barn was the perfect venue. The location is remote and beautiful surrounded by vineyards and woodland, but with easy access to Henley and Marlow nearby. From start to finish the communication from the team was excellent. They provide a function file to help guide you through all the organising, and this takes a huge stress off your shoulders. Their experience as wedding planners shines through, and we cannot praise Samantha and Annabel more highly. They looked after all the decorations with ease, and paid special attention to all the small details that we probably wouldn't have thought about ourselves. The food was also delicious and the team were flexible with menu options. It would be a mistake to miss out on this venue for your wedding!! (photographs by the brilliant @olliverphotography)
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Old Luxters Barn, Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery RG9 6JW Henley On Thames (Oxfordshire)
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