Weddings at The Great Barn
Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire / Northamptonshire countryside, The Great Barn is an idyllic and exclusive wedding venue on a family run farm.
The Great Barn is beautiful 18th Century stone barn with 2 foot thick walls, and orginal arrow slits. The Great Barn is licenced to hold civil weddings and partnerships. Alternatively, couples can get married in their local Church and come to The Great Barn for their wedding reception. The Great Barn has a licensed bar, can seat up to 150, but can equally be tailored to suit much smaller parties, ultimately offering a truly flexible wedding venue solution.
We have a beautiful dressing room where you can prepare and get changed in, and this is available for your sole use throughout the day.
Outside, you can enjoy the garden and acres of fields looking across the picturesque countryside which provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day photographs.
The Great Barn boasts a truly gorgeous and romantic honeymoon suite within The Garden Cottage with amazing views of the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.
Wedding guests at The Great Barn are wowed with delicious and mouth-watering food which is created by our super talented in-house team of chefs.
The Great Barn is exclusively yours as we do not take multiple wedding bookings for the same day, which gives you the freedom to be totally relaxed throughout your special day.
We can tailor the venue to suit any number of guests from small intimate parties, up to 150 for a sit down meal.
Civil Marriages at The Great Barn
The Great Barn is licenced for civil weddings, partnerships and naming ceremonies. The wedding service is carried out by the Registrar, who must be contacted and booked by you. The Great Barn is registered with the West Northamptonshire Registrar who must be contacted and booked by you.
Outdoor Weddings at The Great Barn
The Great Barn is able to offer Outdoor Ceremonies between May-September only (weather dependant). We can sit up to a maximum of 50 on the patio. The Bride & Groom can stand in front of our stunning wysteria to naturally frame them. There is an aditional charge of £300 for this and you must book the furniture yourselves.
If you are planning on getting married in your local parish church, you can then come to The Great Barn for your wedding reception. Alternatively, we can supply contact details of local churches for blessings or services.
After the wedding ceremony, drinks can be served in The Aynho Barn, or alternatively on the terrace and the garden. The wonderful trees in the grounds provide fantastic backdrops for great photo opportunities. The meal is then served in The Croughton Barn. The Aynho Barn has a dedicated bar, and this is where the music and dancing takes place in the evening. We have plenty of free parking for your guests, and cars can be left overnight.
The Great Barn has a stunning Honeymoon Suite in The Garden Cottage which overlooks the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.
What’s included in our Venue Hire
|Exclusive Use of The Great Barn||The Grounds which create stunning Photos|
|Outdoor Evening Stable Kitchen||Romantic Rope Swing|
|Dressing Room with Nespresso & Tea Facilities||Ceremony Room Set Up|
|Personal Wedding & Events Manager to Run your Day||A Member of our Team to act as Toastmaster on your Day|
|Cross Backed Chairs for your Wedding Breakfast||Rustic Wooden Tables for your Wedding Breakfast|
|Linen Napkins||Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware|
|Rustic Cake Table||Easel for your Table Plan|
|Cake Stand & Knife||PA System & Microphone|
We had our wedding at The Great Barn in May 23. It was the most beautiful venue and the team were fantastic.
Leading up to the wedding day Laura was very helpful in answering any questions and we felt reassured and in good hands throughout the planning process.
On the day Sarah and the team were brilliant in ensuring that every detail was taken care of and the day went as smoothly as possible.
We were lucky to have great weather and our guests really enjoyed the grounds and lawn games. We also stayed in the garden cottage which we would highly recommend to end the day.
Thank you so much to the whole team!
Jacqueline and Freddy x
We had our wedding at The Great Barn back in June and it is honestly the most beautiful wedding venue! The whole planning process with Laura was completely stress-free, and Hannah and the team on the day were so friendly and helped to ensure the day flowed smoothly. We'd highly recommend The Great Barn, thank you again!
We had our wedding at The Great Barn in May 2023.
Support running up to the big day with all our planning was great. During the day itself, the team were reassuring (very important for the Bride) attentive and discreet throughout the day. It all helped with the most magical day for us both and our guests. We also had the Cottage for the wedding night. Lovely place to wake up as Mr & Mrs!
I just wanted to write a quick email to say a huge thank you to you and the team for our amazing wedding on Saturday. It went without a hitch and everything was exactly as I envisioned. I cannot thank you enough. The team working on the day were conscientious, efficient and extremely professional and it ran incredibly smoothly. The venue is obviously also very beautiful and your team kindly decorated it exactly as I planned. Huge thanks to yourself as well for always being extremely helpful and working hard in the background to ensure the day ran smoothly.
Charlotte & Eoin, July 2023