Stratton Court Barn

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£3500 - £6250 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
2 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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A countryside venue, perfect for putting your own stamp on your day. Offering the flexibility to create your own bespoke day, yet here to make sure every detail falls in to place.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£6,250
Included in the venue hire: *The Main Barn and Bar Area throughout the wedding day *The Courtyard, Reception Lawn, Formal Rose Garden, with the addition of the Lake Area and Ferne Wood for photos *Wooden gazebo and outside bar in the Courtyard, and large umbrellas for additional shade on sunny days *The Stables as an informal lounge area from 7pm *A long top table and round guest tables *White, wooden "chiavari" chairs *Glassware *Parking - cars are welcome to be left overnight *Stocked and staffed bar - cash, card and contactless payment welcome *Easel *Pedestal cake stand and knife *Outside festoon lights around courtyard and fairy lights around the beams in the bar area *Use of bluetooth Bose speaker for music during the ceremony and drinks reception *Wedding planning support from experienced wedding coordinator *Full event management on the day, including set-up and breakdown of decorations *All cleaning, making sure the venue is sparkling before and after your wedding *Underfloor heating throughout and Noble Isle products in bathrooms
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Furniture included
External caterers not permitted

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£35
Maximum Price
£110
We have seven fabulous approved caterers to choose from! From S&J Cuisine - who specialise in super relaxed, easy sharing food - to Ross & Ross Events, who deliver the most exceptional fine dining experiences. And mixing in with the rest, perhaps you'd like to do something completely different, like a traditional Afternoon Tea in the day, and food vans at night? We're here to make sure your food ideas come to life!
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Menu tasting included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
2
Sleeps No. of People
4
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
9:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Woodland Weddings are available in Ferne Wood

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Your Day. Your Way. Here at Stratton Court Barn we offer you a traditional converted barn, originally built in Cotswold stone in 1872. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed atmosphere, with an informal approach, to help you really enjoy your day. We believe that your wedding day should reflect you, as a couple, so we are open to any ideas you might have in terms of theming, decoration and schedule of events. The barn consists of an entry hallway with flagstone flooring. To the left of the reception area is the dining room. The dining room seats 80 with a long top table and seven round tables. We can seat 90 guests by using nine round tables only. To the right of the entry hallway is our evening reception room. This room is perfect for your DJ or band to set up. This is also where you will find the bar. We have seven wonderful approved caterers to choose from, each specialising in their own unique field, to ensure you have exactly the type of food you wish to have on your day. Drinks are purchased through us. You can either choose a package or make specific requirements. We're so happy to build the day around you! Outside the barn you will find a lovely lawn area (hello, lawn games!). A sunny courtyard with a beautiful outside bar. Our rose garden is a must for photos, and the driveway is the best place to enjoy spectacular sunset photos.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Karin
Dear couples, Congratulations on your engagement! I would so love to hear how the proposal happened and also see what the ring looks like... Not just because each story is unique and wonderful, but this tends to set the theme for your wedding. At Stratton Court Barn we want every wedding to be as special and as one-off as you are. So please come and see me, and we can discuss your plans in more detail! Warmest wishes, Karin

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(26)
C
Charlotte and Scott
Wedding: July
July 2022
Heartfelt thanks and gratitude!
We would like to share our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the truly amazing help, support and organisation of our daughter's wedding. You clearly invested so much into making this day a dream come true. EVERYONE had nothing but praise, there was so much love, joy + happiness (and tears) that the memories are ever lasting. Thank you once again!
T
Tarryn & Phil
Happy couple Married on August
September 2021
Highly recommend - amazing venue
We had the most amazing day at Stratton Court Barn! The venue is absolutely beautiful and the cost of hiring it doesn’t just include the space but the help and expertise of Karin who coordinates the weddings there. She and her colleagues were so great throughout the process of planning - especially so during the last 18 months when we had to reschedule many times due to Covid! It really shows that they know exactly what they are doing as the day was flawless. We chose the venue as it felt a little more intimate (we had 55 guests) but still had lots of different spaces including the bar area and court yard. The gardens too are so pretty with photos. We can’t thank the venue enough for what an amazing day they gave us!
C
Catherine & James
Happy couple Married on May
June 2021
A perfect day
We had our wedding in May 2021 at Stratton Court Barn and we had the most perfect day - and not just because the venue is beautiful and the sun was shining! The wedding coordinator Karin was endlessly helpful on the run-up to the day and she and her team made the venue look exactly how we'd hoped and had the day running seamlessly. Karin kept us up-to-date with what the latest COVID guidance meant for our day and no query was too small. She's also a great person to have there on the day, not just because of how expertly she organises and runs the day but because she's great fun. Stratton Court Barn has a very special place in our hearts. Mr & Mrs Drake xx
S
Sarah and Chris
Happy couple Married on July
December 2019
Such a beautiful day!
We could not have asked for more from Karin and her team at Stratton Court Barn! This was the first venue we visited and we drove away having that gut feeling that this was the perfect place for our wedding. Everything from our initial visits, consistently helpful and supportive email exchanges, to the run up of the final few weeks confirmed for us that we made the right choice. Karin was unfailingly helpful, cheerful and encouraging, and has an amazing knowledge of a brilliant range of local suppliers. Planning a wedding and the lead up to the day can be stressful, but everything was made so much easier as we had complete faith in Karin and the day itself flowed perfectly. The venue itself is the perfect balance of relaxed and beautiful, surrounded by gorgeous countryside. It worked so well to have our 60 guests gather together in this warm, bright and welcoming setting. We had the most perfect day and would thoroughly recommend Stratton Court to any couple for their special day!
J
Jo & Rizzo
Happy couple Married on January
January 2019
Absolutely perfect
I wanted to say thank you again for making sure absolutely every last detail and timing was absolutely perfect for our special day. We couldn't have done it without you and we both think you are a very special and talented human! As we've said to you before, as beautiful as Stratton Court Barn is, the one thing that really mattered to us was the fact that it came with a Karin! Thank you thank you thank you for being a superstar, wedding co-ordinator extraordinaire! It was such a comfort to know that we were in your capable hands :) We have such amazing memories, and look forward to sharing our wedding video and reliving it all when we receive it in a few weeks time!
F
Francesca & Michael
Happy couple Married on November
January 2019
Perfect Countryside Venue
Thank you so much to Karin and all the team at Stratton Court Barn for giving us the most special day we could have hoped for. You put our minds at ease from the moment we first met you and we are so pleased we chose Stratton Court Barn for our wedding. The comments we received from family and guests were so positive. Everyone had an amazing time. I will be recommending you to any newly engaged couples I meet from now on!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Stratton Court Barn, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 9AJ, England

Travel Notes

We're Stratton Court Barn, so please don't get us confused with the coffee shop down the road called Stratton Audley Barn - so ignore all the signs pointing you to the latter! Our full post code, OX27 9AJ, should take you all the way to our spectacular driveway!

Nearest Town

Bicester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40, junction 9

Nearest Train Station

Bicester North Train Station

Nearest Airport

Oxford London Airport

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding Magazine, issue 60 August/September 2016
Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding Magazing, issue 71 June/July 2018

Industry Awards (3)

Regional Winner - Wedding Industry Awards 2022
Regional Winner - Wedding Industry Awards 2019
Winner - Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards 2020
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Vicky and Chris' wedding was an absolute cracker! Vicky described herself as "colour phobic and impossible to please". But contrary to her bold statement, we set to work on making the day exactly what she wanted. The barn looked incredible with lots of green foliage, black chalkboard notes and festoon lighting inside and out. Oversized white balloons matched the festoon bulbs, and created space on the tables for a sharing-platter-style three course meal. The weather played nice, so after the ceremony, all guests enjoyed drinks in the courtyard while Chris and Vicky had some amazing photos taken in the Rose Garden and Ferne Wood. As the sun set, the fire pit was lit for toasting marshmallows and the street food vans turned up. And this is when the bucking bronco came to full use! Eventually the great DJ got people back in the barn for a dance off, followed by a full dance floor until the very end of the night.

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

Don't book your civil ceremony too early in the day. Trying to keep your guests entertained for 13 hours, and then expect them to party till the very end, can be really hard! (2pm is a perfect time for a civil ceremony)

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

Personalised menus, in a unique font created for that particular wedding, with thank-yous and talking points covered in one go.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Flexible. Fun. Informal. Modern. Bespoke.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Less traditional: the driveway - it's stunning! More traditional: the rose garden.

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

We've had F1 drivers, Channel 4 TV personality, BBC TV Personality, GBBO winner and Morgan Freeman attend events at the venue.

What’s your favourite canapé?

The most classic of canapés: smoked salmon blini (please don't call us boring!)

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Wood fired pizza, straight from the oven.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

An on-site, authentic forest rally course. We can book passenger rides for your guests during the drinks reception! (Needless to say perhaps, but unless specifically requested, the rally cars will not be running on your wedding day!)

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We care. We truly care about you, your day, and your plans. Yes, our barn is gorgeous, and yes, our outdoor spaces are amazing, but it's our dedication to your day that sets us apart. We love planning your wedding with you!