The Great Barn is a stunning barn wedding venue on the Northamptonshire / Oxfordshire border , located near the rural village of Aynho, close to Bicester and Banbury. The Great Barn  is a beautiful wedding venue in the rolling Northamptonshire  countryside.

This romantic and spacious barn wedding venue incorporates the traditional character of a breathtaking 18th Century  barn, with 2 foot thick Cotswold stone walls and exposed oak beams, which were built in 1770 as part of The Cartwright Estate in Aynho. The privately owned barns are set within a 250 acre farming estate.

The impressive barn is a magical setting for weddings and receptions, with its high ceilings, and exposed beams, The Great Barn has a rustic feel and period charm which lends itself perfectly to both your ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Spacious and sophisticated, the Barn is truly beautiful and a breathtaking place to celebrate your special day. The Barn is illuminated with soft lighting which further highlights the original timber framework and beams, and gives a special glow that complements the natural daylight which floods in through the windows. By night, the lights are dimmed and the Barn’s atmosphere changes to provide the perfect backdrop for dining, drinking, dancing and celebrating your big day. The garden and patio provide the perfect space to relax outdoors once the formalities have been completed.


The stunning Great Barn is an idyllic and romantic Oxfordshire / Northamptonshire barn which incorporates the traditional character of our breathtaking 18th Century barn with exposed timbers.

The quiet and tranquil Barn is licenced for civil ceremony weddings and is exclusively yours throughout your special day.

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Food & Dining

The food which is created, cooked and served at The Great Barn by our in-house team is breathtaking and utterly delicious. Their ingredients are locally sourced and ethically produced, and all their dishes are prepared and cooked by our team of hugely talented chefs in our kitchens.

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Wines, Cocktails & Drinks

Serving wine, drinks and creating cocktails is an art form that compliments any party, and can be tailored to suit your personality, or a specific theme. Be it alcoholic or not, hot or cold, drinks served at The Great Barn are always a crowd pleaser and sure to get everyone in the mood for a party.

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Tasting Experiences at The Great Barn

Tastings Events at The Great Barn are a fantastic opportunity to experience the outstanding food our super talented chefs prepare and cook. These events are open to everyone.

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