£2800 - £7700 for Venue Hire
Up to 170
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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A magnificent restored historic barn beautifully located in rural Oxfordshire.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,800
Maximum Price
£7,700
- £2800 is our starting point, for weekday weddings in the winter. pricing will very depending on time of year, and date of booking. - day before set up available. - wedding coordinator on the day and leading up to the event included. - Uniquely restored Barn, with original features. Stunning scenery for the idyllic wedding.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Day before set up available

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£48
Maximum Price
£68
- We have a wonderful varied amount of delicious set menu's for you to choose from, provided by our in-house catering team for your convenience.
What is included in this pricing:
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
170
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
18
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
A magnificent restored historic barn beautifully located in rural Oxfordshire, and set in its own grounds near the ancient market town of Wantage, south of Oxford. It is the perfect place for wedding ceremonies and receptions and is available for your exclusive use. The main barn consists of a majestic hall with huge barn doors opening onto the lawned courtyard. Catering is carried out in-house to a very high standard and offers a superb range of menus to suit your individual tastes. A fully licensed bar is available and we have a comprehensive selection of wine and champagne packages to choose from. Lains Barn is a stunning venue dedicated to making your wedding day an experience you and your beloved guests will never forget. You will have the entire use of the venue and its surrounding grounds for the whole day without interruption from the outside world. With our dedicated events team on hand the entire time to manage and run your wedding, you can just sit back, relax, and experience a day that you will never forget. Lains Barn is also proud to present our sister venue of Barton House, just 2 minutes down the road, that offers up 9 bedrooms (sleeping 18) giving you and your nearest and dearest a chance to relax and get ready away from the hubbub of the outside world. Please note, hire of Barton House is an additional cost not included in the price of the hire of Lains Barn.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1975
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
(14)
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Rachel & Linden
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
Can't Recommend This Venue Enough
We are so happy we chose Lains Barn for our April 2022 wedding. They were really accommodating when we had to postpone in 2021 due to Covid-19, which was a huge relief. When it came to arrangements for our 2022 wedding, Katy and Carl met with us beforehand to discuss all our plans for the day in detail - we really got the feeling that both are very experienced and knew how to deal with all eventualities, which made us feel really calm about the day. The venue was presented beautifully on our wedding day - so many guests commented on what a stunning venue it was. Our guests with children also appreciated how contained the venue was, so the children were safe to run around on the lawn in view of parents in other parts of the venue. Katy and Carl were were a reassuring presence throughout - making sure everything ran smoothly - and the staff were really efficient and helpful, so we didn’t have any worries about managing the day itself. We can’t recommend this venue enough!
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Beth Whaley Celebrant
Wedding: April
April 2022
Amazing amazing amazing!
I LOVE Lains Barn! We are so lucky to have this beautiful venue right on our doorstep. I work as a wedding celebrant and this is 100% my favourite venue. The staff take such good care of not only the Bride and Groom, but also all their guests, the visiting suppliers, and eachother. It is a wonderfully bright, clean and beautiful venue in a stunning location with surrounding fields and trees. I would recommend Lains Barn to everyone!!
T
Tamuka and James
Happy couple Married on March
May 2022
10/10 Venue, would highly recommend
Where to begin? After looking at many venues and having a few options on the table, one viewing of Lains Barn was enough to knock all the other venues out of the running. Throughout the many months of planning, there are not enough kind things I could say about how helpful and hands on the owners and events staff were in supporting us plan our special day and accommodating any requests we had with no issues whatsoever. By the time the wedding day came, my husband and I felt so comfortable in knowing the team would ensure our wedding would go exactly according to plan, but we never could have predicted just how perfect everything would be. Everyone at Lains worked so tirelessly to give us the day of our dreams and I cannot count the amount of guests who have called or messaged to compliment on how stunning the venue was or how friendly and professional the staff were throughout. As the bride, I particularly appreciated how experienced the staff were with all the big and little things that can cause some stress during a wedding and how they were prepared for it all. I could go on and on with praises but from myself, my husband and all our guests, thank you Lains for the perfect wedding. Everything went right, better than I could have ever imagined, and I will never forget the care and attention everyone from Michael (owner) to Rachel (planner), Katy (on the day organiser) and all the staff-from catering to grounds and to the bar-put forward to give us the wedding of our dreams. Many, many thanks and much gratitude! 10/10 venue, would highly recommend.
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Sarah & Dan
Happy couple Married on December
January 2022
A Huge Thank You
We just wanted to email to say thank you so much! It is difficult to put into words just how special our wedding day was and all of you at Lains have been incredible throughout. From the moment we stepped foot inside on our first visit after our engagement to collecting our bits and bobs the day after the wedding we have been looked after in such a personal yet professional way. You have always responded to our many questions so quickly over email and been so friendly and informative - so thank you! The day ran seamlessly. It was so organised and all the goings on just seemed to happen without Dan or I being aware of anything. The food was delicious, the wine just kept on coming and all the staff just seemed so happy to be there. We are so happy we chose Lains as our wedding venue and it will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
F
Freya and Ben
Happy couple Married on December
January 2022
Massive Thank You
I just wanted to email and say a massive thank you to everyone at Lains barn. The venue completely blew me away. After wanting a summer wedding and feeling a bit down about it being in December, I changed my mind once I saw it on our wedding day. The barn came into its own with the tree and all the lights! All of the staff were so amazing and so helpful. Everyone had such lovely time. The food was exceptional! I’ve already been recommending the barn everyone.
M
Michael and Emily
Happy couple Married on December
January 2022
Thank you
We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you and your team did to make our wedding so special on Saturday. The day was honestly perfect and that was really down to all of the staff, everything ran so smoothly and seamlessly that we could just relax and enjoy the experience. The barn looked stunning too and we will be sure to send you some of the photos when we get them.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Wantage, Oxfordshire, England

Travel Notes

We currently share a postcode with a neighbouring farm, so when entering the address into your navigational device, please ensure that you select the option for Lains Barn.

Nearest Town

Wantage

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4 and M40

Nearest Train Station

Didcot Parkway

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Honestly, every wedding is the best wedding to happen. From start to finish we are involved with each and every couple on such a personal level that seeing their wedding day happen is such a special moment for us.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't get caught up too much in what everybody else thinks makes the perfect wedding, make sure your wedding is perfect for you. And let us take care of the rest!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

One of our favourite things is when couples hang strings of photos along the old wooden troughs in the bar. The photos might be of themselves through the years, and they sometimes include ones of friends and family as well. It creates lovely talking points between those who might not have seen each other for a while, and gives great fun to guests to try and find themselves!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Laid-Back, Rustic, Romantic, & Beautifully Restored

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Where to start?! We have so many great photo spots that picking just one is impossible.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

That would be telling...

What’s your favourite canapé?

Any of our seasonal canapes are all simply divine. With the freshest and highest quality produce being used, they are a tiny mouthful of joy.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

You can't beat a hot, gooey slice of pizza!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Everything about it! You won't find another barn like Lains Barn anywhere else.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team. Every member of Lains puts so much hard work and effort into making sure your wedding day is absolutely perfect. Everybody goes above and beyond what is expected of them, and we couldn't ask for anything more.

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