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The Barn at Avington is a wedding venue situated on a working farm near Winchester, Hampshire. Set in a marvellously serene location by the River Itchen, visitors are totally surrounded by the 500-acre farm. This country locale is also home to many horses that live in the farm's livery, making it a truly exceptional setting for wedding festivities.

Facilities and Capacity

The Barn at Avington is situated near both Winchester and the M3, making this property easily accessible for visitors. The outside space is by the River Itchen, providing abundant natural light and a gorgeous natural setting for your celebration. Power and water are both available as is a log burner to warm guests in the colder months. A small kitchen area and a larger food preparation room facilitate caterers, who will have room to bring their own equipment.

Services Offered

The Barn at Avington team offers a variety of services to enhance your special day. Our dedicated Events Manager and outstanding team of recommended suppliers will help you to plan and create your dream wedding. On-site accommodations are available in holiday cottages near The Barn. Additionally, props and styling can be provided along with additional staff to make your proceedings seamless.

We offer something truly unique as we believe a wedding 'day' is never enough and that each couple should feel truly special. We have a limited number of dates each year so that you can spend a full week at this property if you so choose. Yours will always be the only wedding on site, never be made to feel rushed and will definitely have the celebration you deserve.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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
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Reviews for The Barn at Avington

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Beth S. Sent on 31/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical and perfect venue

The most magical venue that ticked every box for us and just kept getting better throughout the process. We got married here in May 2022, the days surrounding the wedding were just as special as the day itself and our guests are still raving about the beautiful site. Beth is such a delight to work with and her team was brilliant. (Photographer
Chloe B. Sent on 09/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The BEST wedding venue!

We knew we wanted a fun and relaxed barn wedding and we found the Barn at Avington and did not look back once!

We loved everything about the barn but here are some particular highlights:
- We were the only wedding for the week and had the whole week to decorate the barn, this made some amazing memories for us with our friends and family and meant the morning of the wedding was relaxed
- We had friends and family stay over in the cottages/glamping/camping so had drinks and rounders the night before and then a huge brunch with 50 people the next morning which meant we got more time to see and speak with everyone as the day goes so fast!
- The barn has so many useful things already there such as candles/vases etc so we didn't need to buy any of these things
- Beth is AMAZING! So helpful and responsive with ideas and planning. We made our own bouquets and Beth turned into a florist tutor! There seems to be nothing she cannot do. From the first enquiry email, Beth was so helpful and responsive unlike other venues we had looked at.
- All our other suppliers had nothing but good things to say about the venue which meant the day ran well with everything they needed.
- The barn is a blank canvas, this is great for people who want to put their own mark on their wedding but you do have to account for hiring tables/chairs if having more than a few guests but the barn has good connections and this was easy.
- The bar was cheap! Our friends were paying £3 for a beer rather than the £8 we had paid at other weddings!

Overall we had the best weekend at the barn and would recommend it to anyone!
Natalie T. Sent on 31/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just Perfect!!

The Barn at Avington is the most perfect and unique venue! We are so glad we chose to get married at the barn. The barn offered us so much more than other venues, they only have one wedding per week, we had flexibility with our choice of suppliers, our guests were able to camp on site with us and most of all we were able to decorate the barn exactly to our taste, meaning we were able to create our perfect wedding day. Beth was absolutely amazing throughout and especially in the week leading up to our wedding where she helped us decorate the barn and make our vision come to life, she even helped us make all of our own flower arrangements!! We would 100% recommend the barn, it is such a special venue!
Naomi K. Sent on 30/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue!!!

We are so glad we chose The Barn at Avington. Beth (aka super-woman) helped bring our ideas to life and bought our wedding day together. The barn is a blank canvas so you can make it your own - they have the perfect mix of indoor and outdoor space to personalise. We got married outside with stunning views of the river followed by an evening in the barn with live music and street food and it was perfect! I cannot recommend Beth or The Barn at Avington enough.. we have had so many compliments from our friends and family!
Kim H. Sent on 01/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Venue

Me and my partner got married at The Barn in July 2022.
We picked The Barn as it had an absolutely stunning location by the river, and it was a venue that allowed us to have the wedding we wanted, not the rinse and repeat we had found other venues seemed to offer. And, a HUGE selling point was the fact we could involve our dogs, which is something none of the other venues we viewed seemed to offer.
Beth was absolutely amazing both before, during and even after our wedding. She really makes this venue 5*.
Would highly recommend The Barn to anyone thinking of getting married. I don’t think we would have had such an amazing day if we’d chosen another venue. Thanks guys x
Gemma C. Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible, supportive, creative and unique

The Barn at Avington and Beth made our dreams come true, what more could you want!! My husband and I (!!) loved every second of our wedding day surrounded by the most beautiful countryside with several amazing photo spots, Beth and her incredible support and the ability to truly make the space in and surrounding the barn reflect our vision. We would highly recommend the barn for your wedding.
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