The Great Barn

(60 reviews) 60 5
Upper Aynho Grounds Aynho Banbury Oxfordshire OX17 3AY
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About The Great Barn

Upper Aynho Grounds, Aynho, Banbury
Oxfordshire, OX17 3AY

Set within 250 acres of stunning wooded estate in Oxfordshire, The Great Barn is a romantic and rustic setting for your wedding celebrations. Surrounded by three picturesque lakes, the venue provides the most spectacular backdrops for your day and all-important wedding photographs.

On the day, you will have full, exclusive use of the venue. You and your guests can enjoy a private celebration in the beautiful barns and grounds, and you will benefit from the dedicated services of our experienced wedding team.

The converted, 18th-century barn is made up of two adjoining rooms: the Aynho Room and the Croughton Room. Both spaces are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies and there is a seperate Dressing Room so you can spend your whole day here.

Both of the spaces capture the rustic charm and elegance of a barn venue with exposed beam and arrow slit windows. They also have French doors which not only allow the natural daylight into the space but open up onto the gorgeous gardens.

The Croughton Room boasts exposed stone walls, beams and wood flooring. The space can seat up to 140 guests for a formal meal and 200 for an evening reception.  The Aynho Room has the bar as well as log fires and comfy leather sofas which provide the perfect atmosphere for a cosy winter wedding.

For your wedding breakfast, we offer a range of options. Our caterers can supply delicious buffets, relaxed hog roasts, or formal four course meals – the choice is yours! All of the menus can be tailored to suit your specific requirements, personal tastes and guest list.

Conveniently located on the Oxfordshire-Northamptonshire border with good access to the M40, The Great Barn is ideal for travelling guests.

• 18th-century barn set within a 250-acre wooded estate • Exclusive use • Capacity for 140 formal and 200 informal • Wedding management service included in fee • Flexible catering • No minimum spend

Facilities at The Great Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Great Barn Location

The Great Barn, Upper Aynho Grounds, Aynho, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3AY

Upper Aynho Grounds Aynho Banbury Oxfordshire OX17 3AY
01869 810823
60 5

The Great Barn Reviews (60)

The atmosphere you all created for us
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By Charlotte and Craig, on 12 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Apr 2018

A huge thank you to Jerry and the team for looking after Charlotte and Craig so well for their wedding on Good Friday. You made them and all of us so welcome from the moment Charlotte and her Bridesmaids arrived at about 8.30. Everything was organised so well. The Barn looked magnificent. The canapes and meal were fabulous and your staff so attentive and friendly throughout. Jerry, you were a great Master of Ceremonies. I know that Andy, the photographer, and the musicians were equally pleased to be spending time there. The weather was not kind but that didn't matter in the slightest. Everyone was so impressed by the venue and the atmosphere you all created for us. A memorable day for all, not least the Bride and Groom. Over the last year I have spoken with so many people who have been to weddings with you and they all spoke so highly of your venue. I can see why. Thankyou, from the Father of the Bride.

We felt all staff to be more than accommodating
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By Samantha and Carl Tucker, on 12 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Feb 2018

We booked The Great Barn two years prior to the wedding and we felt all staff to be more than accommodating whenever we wanted to look around the venue, or had any questions. On the day of our wedding all staff were extremely friendly and professional. They helped the day run smoothly and took all the stress away from us. I would definately recommend booking the dressing room as it allowed the bridal party to get ready comfortably prior to the wedding. We would highly recommend The Great Barn to anyone looking at getting married locally.

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By Zara Ward and David Jones, on 12 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

We had a fantastic day. Thanks so much to everyone at The Great Barn who helped to make our day so special.

You provided the best of days for them to remember
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By Stuart & Emily, on 11 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2017

We just wanted to say thank you and your staff for such a wonderful day last Sunday when you hosted the Ellis/Harrington Wedding. For a lot of the Ellis side it was their first experience of an "English" wedding and you provided the best of days for them to remember. You know what you do is done well, and also our thanks must go to the people involved with the fabulous meal we all enjoyed. Wishing you continuous success. (Mother & Father of Groom).

We had an absolutely magical day
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By Lauren & Alex, on 11 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2017

Thanks so much for everything you have done. It seems as though we were planning the wedding for a lot longer than 18 months but all the hard work paid off and we had an absolutely magical day. Thanks for being a part of it, and for keeping the day running smoothly. Our guests all had a lovely time and commented on the beautiful setting, the lovely decorations, and the great food.

We had an amazing day!
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By Suzie & William, on 08 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2017

We had an amazing day! Really just what we wanted! You, Laura, Jerry and all the other staff were just spot on! I genuinely felt relaxed and just left you guys to it (which is very impressive as I can be a bit of a control freak!). Thank you so much to everyone for making it perfect - we want to do it all again now!

Such a stunning venue!
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By Neha & Kirk, on 08 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2017

I wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding so perfect. As soon as we walked into the venue to have a look for the first time, we knew it was perfect for us. It is such a stunning venue! From beginning to end your team has been amazing, helping us organise things along the way and being very responsive to our queries. We attended 2 of your open days which were really useful as we got a chance to speak to suppliers and get an idea of what the venue would look like on the day. Laura was very helpful putting our day together and always made us feel valued. On the day itself everything was as we'd asked for. The venue looked beautiful with all of our personalised things in it. It was all so organised and ran so smoothly. All of our guests had such a great day, most of which I would say was down to your hard work. We can't thank you enough for this. We couldn't have asked for the day to go any better!

A fantastic day which could not have gone better!
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By Gemma & Paul, on 08 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Apr 2017

A fantastic day which could not have gone better from our point of view. Thank you for managing it so well!

...wonderful venue and great service...
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By Katrina & Gregor, on 20 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Feb 2017

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for our fantastic Wedding Reception. You all made the day so special and our guests have been incredibly complimentary about your wonderful venue and great service. The whole event went so quickly and we have such fabulous memories of the day. Thank you again and please pass on our thanks to all involved.

A perfect celebration!
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By Nicky & Chris, on 19 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2016

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our wedding in such a perfect way. Your service, attention to detail and quality of what you do played such an important part in us enjoying the day as much as we did. We wish you a very happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

We love the venue and the grounds are stunning!
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By Amy & Anthony, on 19 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2016

We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with our wedding preparations and for all of your hard work which made our wedding day last Friday so beautiful and a day to remember. You and your team provided excellent service and everyone had a fantastic time. We love the venue and the grounds are simply stunning. We wish we could do it all again!

The best wedding day we could have wished for!
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By Chris & Bansi, on 19 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2016

We would like to thank you so so so much for helping us organising the best wedding day either of us could ever have wished for. The team at The Great Barn were truly fantastic. Everything ran so smoothly and that is down to you! Thanks again.

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