The Great Barn

(79 reviews) 79 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
Barn
Historic
Outdoor License
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
Helipad
Pets Welcome

The Great Barn Reviews (79)

A gem of a venue!
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By Eleanor & James, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2019

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!

From the moment we walked in we knew it was for us
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By Kelly & Harry, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

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.

We had truly magical day.
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By Tara & Jonathan, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2019

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.

I would give you top marks in everything!
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By Pete Hudson, Father of the Bride, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

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!).

We had the perfect day!
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By Stacy & Craig, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

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!

Everything went perfectly!
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By Holly & Andrew, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Apr 2019

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.

Our wedding was absolutely magical
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By Rebecca & Daniel, on 10 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

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!

Absolutely magical!
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By Rebecca & Daniel, on 15 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

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!

You really are the dream team!
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By Nicola & Thomas, on 15 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2018

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!

We wouldnt have changed a thing!
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By Charlotte & Lee, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2018

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.

We would vote 10 if we could!
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By Jennifer & David, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

We loved the little extras that were available to us, thank you for the most wonderful wedding, would vote 10 if we could!

We had a magical day!
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By Emma & Dave, on 11 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

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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