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Stratton Court Barn

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Starting at £3,100
15 to 150 Guests

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Starting at £3,100
15 to 150 Guests

Stratton Court Barn offers an idyllic venue for your special wedding day. The venue is set within 50 acres of stunning private land and formal gardens in the charming North Oxfordshire countryside, near Bicester and Oxford. We pride ourselves on our flexibility, and love for you to make the most out of our gardens, grounds, lake and woodlands.

Dating back to 1872, the barn embraces many of its charming original features. The oak beams, vaulted ceiling and impressive traditional stone structure all remain from the barn’s early days. The barn has recently undergone a sympathetic restoration and conversion, introducing beautiful flagstone flooring, a fixed bar and impressive ceiling-height windows with spectacular views of the countryside.

The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you to spend your whole day here. The venue has space to accommodate up to 80 seated guests for your wedding and up to 150 for the evening reception.

As a family-run business, we have a friendly, personal approach towards every wedding held at Stratton Court Barn. You can rest assured that your big day is in safe hands, with a helpful team available to assist with any queries and requests you may have. There is also an experienced, dedicated wedding co-ordinator on-site to offer help and support throughout your plans.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

  • Stunning converted barn for wedding receptions
  • Built in 1872 with traditional Cotswold stone
  • Only one wedding per day
  • Set amidst 50 acres of beautiful private land and formal gardens, including lake and woodland, perfect for photos
  • Dedicated and experienced wedding co-ordinator
  • Relaxed, friendly atmosphere

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Sporting
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Iain M. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Incredible!

    What an incredible venue and experience! Thank you really isn't enough.
    From the venue tour and planning meetings to the big day, Karin was amazing at bringing our dreams to life.
    She walked us through what our wedding would look like to the minute on our first visit and we were both in awe at her organisation and the beautiful venue. We knew instantly that Stratton Court Barn was the venue for our wedding. Although planning our wedding during a pandemic was difficult, Karin kept us informed and supported us throughout. In our planning and final meeting, Karin talked about all the different facets of the day, including elements we hadn't thought of. Thanks to her support in the planning and on the day, the wedding ran more perfectly than we could have imagined.
    The venue has so many beautiful views, from the garden to the courtyard, the fields to the lake and the traditional barn, we had so many different backdrops for our photos. The bar, ceremony room and separate stables room gave us all the different spaces that we needed for our day.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it the best day of our lives.
    A big thanks to Karin and her team, we want to do it all over again.
    Rachel and Iain

    Stratton Court Barn's reply:

    Oh Rachel and Iain - you make me cry! I absolutely LOVED being part of your wedding, and seeing Rachel's thousand-watt smile on the day was everything and more. Can we do it all again, please?! /Karin xxxx
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    Jill Married on 21/09/2019
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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    What an amazing day at Stratton Court Barn. We got married in the late afternoon, the sun was shining, and it was still very warm, hardly a cloud in the sky. Chris and Cathy could not have done more for us, so welcoming and helpful, recommending Sally and her fantastic catering team and Karin, our wedding planner who was simply incredible.
    It’s hard to describe the feelings as we walked into the barn arm in arm, between our lovely friends and family but they were all heightened because of the setting which was magical. The high vaulted wooden ceiling, stone walls, oak beams and the light flooding in through the huge windows made it seem like something from a fairy-tale.
    The ceremony was emotional and once, we walked out of the barn under a shower of dried petal confetti into the courtyard for champagne and canapes. Our photographer was spoilt for choice for photo locations with old stone buildings, flower gardens, courtyards and wood fronted barns all surrounded by beautiful countryside. We were even lucky enough to get a picture perfect sunset over the fields.
    As evening approached, we returned to the main barn for dinner. The atmosphere was electric and the food delicious, we had seventy guests sat in comfort and all able to clearly hear the speeches, which were thankfully very well received with much laughter and a few tears.
    Dinner finished it was time to party where the bar and dancefloor were soon full of animated, happy people while others spilled out onto the courtyard to chat with friends on the comfortable covered seating. It was still warm so we didn’t need to light the fire pit.
    We finished at midnight, elated and still buzzing after the most perfect day of our lives.
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    Sarah Married on 26/07/2019
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    Such a beautiful day!

    We could not have asked for more from Karin and her team at Stratton Court Barn! This was the first venue we visited and we drove away having that gut feeling that this was the perfect place for our wedding. Everything from our initial visits, consistently helpful and supportive email exchanges, to the run up of the final few weeks confirmed for us that we made the right choice. Karin was unfailingly helpful, cheerful and encouraging, and has an amazing knowledge of a brilliant range of local suppliers. Planning a wedding and the lead up to the day can be stressful, but everything was made so much easier as we had complete faith in Karin and the day itself flowed perfectly. The venue itself is the perfect balance of relaxed and beautiful, surrounded by gorgeous countryside. It worked so well to have our 60 guests gather together in this warm, bright and welcoming setting. We had the most perfect day and would thoroughly recommend Stratton Court to any couple for their special day!

    Stratton Court Barn's reply:

    Oh, Sarah and Chris, it makes me so happy to read your wonderful words! Your images so perfectly sum up your gorgeous day as well, so I'm so grateful I get to share them on our website and social media! Karin xx
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    Claire Married on 11/05/2019
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    The best day ever!

    We recently got married at Stratton Court Barn and we honestly cannot rave about it enough!!! We had the most amazing experience working with Karin. She is an absolute dream! There is nothing she can’t do and we felt so fortunate and supported having her co-ordinate the day for us. The venue is absolutely beautiful and all are guests commented on this! We had the best day ever and would completely recommend the venue!!!
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    Francesca Married on 24/11/2018
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    Perfect countryside venue

    Thank you so much to Karin and all the team at Stratton Court Barn for giving us the most special day we could have hoped for.

    You put our minds at ease from the moment we first met you and we are so pleased we chose Stratton Court Barn for our wedding.

    The comments we received from family and guests were so positive. Everyone had an amazing time. I will be recommending you to any newly engaged couples I meet from now on!
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    Francesca Married on 24/11/2018
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    I can highly recommend!

    Karin, Thank you so much for giving us the most special day we could have hoped
    for. You put our minds at ease from the moment we first met you and we are so
    pleased we chose Stratton Court Barn for our wedding. The comments we had from family and guests were so positive. Everyone had an amazing time. I will be recommending you to any newly engaged couples I meet from now on! Francesca & Michael xx
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    Jo Married on 13/10/2018
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    Absolutely perfect

    I wanted to say thank you again for making sure absolutely every last
    detail and timing was absolutely perfect for our special day. We couldn't
    have done it without you and we both think you are a very special and
    talented human! As we've said to you before, as beautiful as Stratton
    Court Barn is, the one thing that really mattered to us was the fact that
    it came with a Karen! Thank you thank you thank you for being a superstar,
    wedding co-ordinator extraordinaire! It was such a comfort to know that we
    were in your capable hands :) We have such amazing memories, and look
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    Lauren Married on 22/09/2018
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    Everything we could have dreamt of and more!

    If we could score Karin more than 5 for everything we would! Karin is so flexible and friendly and really cares about your wedding; even though she organises 100s of weddings. Nothing is too much trouble for her to organise. She makes everything so stress free. The venue is simply stunning and Karin has really helped to transform the venue into a beautiful boutique style barn. I'd get married a million times if it meant I could forever use this venue! Love Karin, love Stratton Court Barn!
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    Leonie Married on 15/09/2018
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    September 2018 wedding

    From the day we looked around the venue, leading up to, and on the wedding day itself, Karin was fully committed to making our day as special as possible. Very attentive to answering any questions we had, and offering advice where needed, Karin's organisation skills and thoroughness ensured nothing was missed! She has an infectious positive attitude and made us feel at ease about our plans for the day. We are very grateful to Karin and all the staff who made our day so wonderful!
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    Katie Married on 07/09/2018
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    Above the rest

    From the day we found Stratton Court Barn online to visiting the venue and meeting Karin, myself and Katie felt completely comfortable choosing Karin to help us and be in control of our wedding day. We visited a lot of venues and Once we met Karin we know this was the venue for us. We knew instantly she was professional, organised, she completely understood what we wanted and what we didn’t want. She was flexible, supportive and she made the day unbelievable, she removed all stress of the day. Katie
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    Danielle Married on 09/08/2018
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    Amazing!

    Karin was absolutely wonderful from day one. On the run up to the event she gave us a detailed list of everything we should expect and need to prepare for the big day. She also liaised with all of the suppliers before the event so that the day ran as smoothly as possible. On the actual day, she was wonderful and organised everyone involved wonderfully and sorted out any problems effectively.
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    Jon Married on 21/07/2018
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    The most amazing Venue

    We had our wedding at Stratton Court Barn on the 21st July 2018 and we really can’t say enough wonderful things about this venue. The setting is beautiful, the rooms fabulously set out, Karin, who organises, everything, yes everything, there was nothing that she wouldn’t or couldn’t do, was incredibly helpful, professional, totally unitrusive and calming before and on the day.
    We had 80 guests to the day and 150 in total to the evening, the venue was so flexible, although Karin could recommend excellent suppliers, we were also able to use our own. That included florists, caterers, make-up artist the lot! Karin also kept her word that there would never be a dry glass in the house, which contributed to a few sore heads the next day but to one great celebration.
    All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was, to the point that they felt that they were celebrating in our home as it was so relaxed, very personal and full of fun and love. Which is exactly the atmosphere we were hoping to create.
    We would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone, it really did exceed all thst we imagined our day to be.
    Thank you to Karin and her amazing team

    Sian and Jon
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    Faye Married on 07/07/2018
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    Wedding Date - 7th July 2018

    We had our wedding day at Stratton Court Barn on 7th July 2018 and I cannot recommend it enough! It is such a beautiful venue, with beautiful grounds and a really relaxed vibe about it, which is exactly what we wanted. Karin who co-ordinates everything for you is one of the most helpful people I have met, she was amazing throughout our planning, always at the other end of an email, and gave great recommendations for suppliers. When we told Karin we wanted a really relaxed BBQ on the day, she knew just the person to recommend! Our day went as smoothly as it possibly could have, and I thank Karin and her team for that. The venue looked stunning and that was with minimal decoration. The courtyard is really pretty, and there are great backdrops for photos. We had 60 guests in the day and about double that in the evening, it never felt cramped but at the same time it never felt like everyone was spaced out. If I could do it all over again, I would still have choose this venue every time!
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    Jessica Married on 12/05/2018
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    May wedding

    Karin made the planning of our wedding stress and worry-free. Karin communicated with us throughout the whole process letting us know what and when we needed to organise and make decisions by. She liaised with outside suppliers brilliantly so that on the day she was in complete control and the wedding ran seamlessly and without any problems. Karin always replied quickly to emails and phone calls, giving us great advice and recommendations. She offers a really personal, friendly service.
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    Jane Married on 28/04/2018
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    A day to cherish

    Karin was the height of professionalism going above and beyond to ensure everything went perfectly on our special day. I am a great organizer myself but Karin is on a whole different level. Thought of all the little touches to make our day complete. Her passion and enthusiasm for her role made us feel really special. On our day she kept in the background and we hardly realized she was there which is exactly what we wanted and a testament to how well planned she was. Have recommended to many.

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