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The Great Barn

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Starting at £3,450
50 to 175 Guests

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Starting at £3,450
50 to 175 Guests

The Great Barn is a romantic and rustic wedding venue located in Aynho, Oxfordshire. Surrounded by glistening lakes and the picturesque woodland and countryside, this venue offers astonishing backdrops for your special day. This property was purchased by the Stephenson family in 1985 and converted into a scenic wedding location. The farm is still operating today by three generations of the family and has 250 acres of land and a herd of Red Poll beef cattle. You will be able to explore the pastoral 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 and open log fireplaces 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 Croughton Room can seat up to 140 guests for a formal meal and makes a classic wedding ceremony hall. It can also be a spacious dance area for up to 175 people. The Aynho Room has a more relaxed setting, ideal for receptions and mingling by the bar. This venue can host up to 175 standing invitees, has open log fires and comfortable leather 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. This area can seat up to 50 invitees for a ceremony.

Services Offered

The Great Barn is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and offers exclusive use of the venue on your special day. Their esteemed caterers will work with you to create an impeccable menu suitable for everyone at your wedding. Choose between buffets, hog roasts, formal multiple course meals, and more. They offer a wedding planning and coordination service so you can all the help you need for your celebration. You can also bring your animal companions, as this venue is pet friendly. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

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

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Evening Reception Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Eleanor Married on 27/07/2019
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    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 Married on 11/05/2019
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    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 Married on 04/05/2019
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    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 Married on 20/04/2019
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    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 Married on 19/04/2019
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    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 Married on 18/04/2019
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    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 Married on 18/04/2019
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    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 Married on 13/04/2019
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    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 Married on 06/04/2019
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    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 Married on 06/04/2019
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    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 Married on 29/12/2018
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    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 Married on 05/10/2018
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    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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    Jennifer Married on 29/09/2018
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    We would vote 10 if we could!

    We loved the little extras that were available to us, thank you for the most wonderful wedding, would vote 10 if we could!
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    Emma Married on 22/09/2018
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    We had a magical day!

    We cannot say enough thank yous for letting us have our wedding with you. Everything was seamless and done with excellent service. We had a magical day!
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    Niki Married on 09/09/2018
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    Amazing!

    We fell in love with The Great Barn the first time we saw it and knew it was perfect for our Wedding. Such a lovely space inside and out along with the lakes make it perfect for photos. The Great Barn team were fantastic from the moment we booked right the way through to our Wedding Day! Nothing was too much to ask for and nothing could have made our day more special. Kearney's food was AMAZING!! You won't be disappointed!

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Remaining Saturdays in Jan/Feb 2022 have been reduced - Venue hire only £3500.00 to include Ceremony charge. Email enquiries@thegreatbarn.net or telephone 01869 810823 for further information.

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