The Great Barn

£2,500 - £6,100 for Venue Hire
Up to 144
5 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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 count
The Great Barn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Exclusive use
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
What is included in this pricing:
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Cutlery included
Bespoke menu available
Wine allowance per guest
The Great Barn Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
The Great Barn Full Description
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emily and Matt
Happy couple married in April
April 2024
Excellent wedding venue
The great barn was actually our wildcard when we were looking for venues. But when we saw it, we knew it was the one. The barn itself is beautiful and has plenty of space inside and out allowing for all weather eventualities. And importantly for us they allowed both an owl ring bearer and my pony to visit. The staff were incredible both in the run up the wedding and on the day itself where they ensured everything ran like clockwork.
Alec and Laura Byhurst
Happy couple married in March
April 2024
Our perfect Wedding!
The Great Barn is the most stunning venue we ever could have wished for on our wedding day. Our wedding coordinator, Jess, went above and beyond to make the day run smoothly and we are so incredibly grateful. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning on getting married. It was the most perfect day! Thank you so much to all of the staff at The Great Barn!
Happy couple married in March
March 2024
The best wedding venue!!
In 2022 a week after being engaged, my now husband and I found this venue though a quick google search and after being the first and only venue we visited we knew it was where we wanted to get married. It is the most exquisite building with recently renovated modern touches that just work so well together. We got married last weekend and it was the most incredible and memorable day! Vicky is the most attentive, patient, understanding and just the most incredible person. She honestly made our day the success that it was. The food was amazing, the chefs absolutely smashed our menu out of the park. So whether you're getting married or have an event to plan, I highly recommend hosting it at The Great Barn!
Lucy & James
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
A massive thank you to you all at The Great Barn
Everything that was created on the day to make our vision come true was exactly what I was hoping for. Sarah you have been an absolute diamond all throughout. The barn was absolutely gorgeous & the weather made the day even better. The day went so smoothly and we were so appreciative of how we were told what was going on at every stage. We are so happy we decided to have our whole day with you, & we would recommend you to as many people as possible.
David & Ellena
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
The Great Barn exceeded our expectations
The Great Barn’s staff went above & beyond to take care of us & our guests, we received so many compliments on the exceptional service. From start to finish, the team's professionalism & attention to detail were evident, and we felt completely at ease, knowing we were in safe hands. The venue itself is simply beautiful. The rustic charm of The Great Barn, combined with its picturesque surroundings created an atmosphere that was both intimate & stunning.
Ruby & John
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
The Great Barn was the perfect venue
The Great Barn was the perfect venue for our wedding. The stone building, fireplaces, and lovely outdoor space provided a wonderful setting. Sarah, Laura, and all of the staff were very helpful and supportive in the planning process, and everything ran very smoothly on the day, which took the stress off us. We also had a lovely experience in the cottage which was perfect for us to retreat to after the guests had left.
The Great Barn Location & Contact Details


Upper Aynho Grounds, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3AY, England

Travel Notes

Please be aware that our postcode takes you to our neighbouring property, Mill House. We are clearly sign-posted 100m to the south of Mill House.

Nearest Town

Bicester or Banbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 Junction 10

Nearest Train Station

Bicester or Banbury

Nearest Airport

Birmingham or Heathrow

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