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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: April 2024

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The Great Barn is a romantic and rustic wedding venue located in Aynho, Oxfordshire. Surrounded by glistening lakes and picturesque woodland and countryside, this venue offers astonishing backdrops for your special day. You will be able to explore the 250 acre farm and grounds and find photo opportunities at every turn. For couples who wish to experience a truly rural and nature-filled atmosphere on their special day, The Great Barn is an ideal venue.

Facilities and Capacity

The Great Barn offers 18th-century barns that have been fully converted to host wedding celebrations. High ceilings keep the venues cool during the summer, and their exposed stone walls ensure a cosy setting during the winter. Large windows and French doors allow sunlight to drench the interiors, with exposed wooden beams running across the ceilings. The Card Shed makes for the perfect wedding cerremony, and then followed by moving to the Croughton Barn for the formal meal which can seat up to 140 guests. The Aynho Barn has a more relaxed setting, ideal for receptions and mingling by the bar, and dancing in the evening. This venue can host up to 175 standing invitees and comfortable sofas. The Great Barn also has The Dressing Room: a luxurious space with a capacity for 10 people, where the wedding party can prepare and de-stress. The secluded Patio Garden and large terrace provide ample outdoor space for you and your guests to enjoy fresh air, relax by the fire pit, and play games.

Services Offered

The Great Barn is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and offers exclusive use of the venue on your special day. The hugely talented in-house chefs and catering team will work with you to create an impeccable menu suitable for everyone at your wedding. They offer a wedding planning and coordination service so you can have all the help you need for your celebration. The Great Barn is conveniently located on the Oxfordshire / Northamptonshire border with access to the M40, making it ideal for travelling guests. They have ample parking and accessible facilities, so all attendants can comfortably enjoy your important event.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Barn
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
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Hannah M. Sent on 29/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hannah & Sam Merrey

As soon as we viewed the Great Barn, we knew that we wanted to get married there. We cancelled viewings we had booked elsewhere because we knew that nowhere else would be able to match the feeling we got when we saw it. It is absolutely beautiful. Throughout the entire build up to our wedding, the team were friendly and quick to respond to any queries we had. The actual day was faultless. Not only is the barn a beautiful place to get married, the staff are absolutely lovely and fantastic at what they do. The whole day was so seamless from start to finish and our guests were in awe! Special thank you to Laura and Andie who really went above and beyond for us. This is a wonderful wedding venue and we would give anything to re-live our experience getting married there!!!
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Tamara G. Sent on 29/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue!

In 2022 a week after being engaged, my now husband and I found this venue though a quick google search and after being the first and only venue we visited we knew it was where we wanted to get married. It is the most exquisite building with recently renovated modern touches that just work so well together. We got married last weekend and it was the most incredible and memorable day! Vicky is the most attentive, patient, understanding and just the most incredible person. She honestly made our day the success that it was. The food was amazing, the chefs absolutely smashed our menu out of the park.
So whether you're getting married or have an event to plan, I highly recommend hosting it at The Great Barn!
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Sharon M. Sent on 02/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A magical day in the country

Guests' reaction when they entered The Great Barn was "wow"! We hosted my daughter and son-in-law's wedding blessing over Christmas at the Barn and, dressed for the holidays, it looked magical. The ceremony was candlelit and it was like a movie set. The team at The Great Barn are professional, supportive and helpful - which was essential as we were organizing the event from overseas. We hoped for a special day and they exceeded expectations. As we say in Canada, "awesome"!
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Eleanor Sent on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A gem of a venue!

Can I start by saying a HUGE thank you to everyone at the barn for making our wedding day a day to remember. So many people commented on the venue, staff, and how attentive everyone was. The whole day flowed amazingly from timings, to food, drinks etc. We loved every minute. Thanks so much to you and Jerry especially for making the day run perfectly for us. A gem of a venue!
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Chloe Sent on 22/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful, idyllic venue

Very friendly & welcoming on first viewing. Easy to communicate with from booking through until wedding day. Very calm at all times, making things easier & less stressful for us. Great list of recommended suppliers (particularly Kearney's - the caterers). Beautiful venue; barn and grounds it made for a beautiful idyllic venue. I think that as it is a family run business it is a lot more personal and they go that extra mile to make your day more special.
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Daisy Sent on 22/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Everything I dreamt of...

The Great Barn was everything I could wish for and more in a wedding venue. From the moment I drove past and they fitted me in there and then to look round. To meeting every dream on the day. I couldn’t speak more highly of this venue.
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Kelly Sent on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

From the moment we walked in we knew it was for us

From the moment we walked into the Great Barn we knew it was the venue for us. It has a relaxed but really special feel and the venue and grounds are absolutely stunning which is perfect for capturing really beautiful photos. From our very first contact with the Great Barn, the communication was excellent which made the whole experience a pleasure and stress free. No query or request was too much trouble and it was fantastic to know that our day was in such good hands. All the staff at the Great Barn were incredible and extremely professional throughout which was something that many of our guests commented on afterwards. They were discreet but always there when we needed them. They know exactly what to do to make it a truly special day. On the wedding day itself, Laura was great. Calm and welcoming, she had absolutely everything under control. Every single detail we had discussed previously had been executed perfectly and the venue looked ever better than we had envisaged it. In fact, all of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue looked. We are so pleased that we chose the Great Barn as the venue for our special day and would absolutely recommend it to anyone else looking for a beautiful venue for their wedding.
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Tara Sent on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had truly magical day.

Please pass on a huge thank you to Laura and the staff at the Barn - everyone was so helpful and lovely and we had truly magical day. Laura was amazing - so helpful, understanding and great at everything.
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Pete Sent on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

I would give you top marks in everything!

If I was was to fill your survey in (as father of the bride), I would give you top marks in everything!  Our experience with you and Kearney's has been first rate from Day 1 and the actual wedding day itself could not have gone any smoother or any better. Everyone had the most fantastic time and we can't thank you enough for making that happen (and we also had beautiful weather too!).
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Stacy Sent on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had the perfect day!

Thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day - the day was PERFECT. We had the most wonderful experience with you from beginning to end, it was seamless and I loved organising our special day with you. It was enjoyable, relaxed and everything went to plan. Thank you all so much , we had the perfect day and your venue was perfect with all the special touches I dreamed of. I wish we could do it all over again!
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Holly Sent on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Everything went perfectly!

Thank you so much for everything you did leading up to and on our wedding day. Everything went perfectly and so many people have told us what a lovely day they had and how much they loved the venue.
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Rebecca Sent on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding was absolutely magical

Our wedding was absolutely magical, made more so by the stunning venue. We have had so many compliments about how beautiful the venue was by our family and friends. You all went above and beyond with your little touches, such as the pastries, tea and coffee and prosecco in the bridal suite! No request was too much for the team and they attended to us and our guests with such enthusiasm, it was lovely!
We can't thank you all enough for your hard work on the day, and we would recommend you 100% as a venue!
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Rebecca Sent on 15/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely magical!

Our wedding was absolutely magical, made more so by the stunning venue. We have had so many compliments about how beautiful the venue was by our family and friends. You all went above and beyond with your little touches, such as the pastries, tea and coffee and prosecco in the bridal suite! No request was too much for the team and they attended to us and our guests with such enthusiasm, it was lovely!
We can't thank you all enough for your hard work on the day, and we would recommend you 100% as a venue!
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Nicola Sent on 15/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

You really are the dream team!

I just wanted to send you the most enormous thank you from Tom & I for helping to make our big day so special!! Everything seemed to be taken care of so perfectly and fell into place just as I had imagined it! On the lead up to the wedding, nothing seemed too much trouble to either of you and I am so grateful for the many questions you provided answers to as the planning was going on! Thank you so much for making our wedding planning and the big day itself so easy and enjoyable!! You really are the dream team!
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Charlotte Sent on 11/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We wouldnt have changed a thing!

We would like to thank you all for being amazing on, and in the lead up to, our wedding day. With special thanks to Jerry, Anna and Laura for your direct support and help. We would have been more confused without your help. We loved our wedding day at The Great Barn Aynho and wouldn't have changed a thing.
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