The Great Barn Ayhno is a beautiful, privately owned country wedding venue. This 18th-century barn is set in a 250-acre estate in rural Oxfordshire. Its three lakes, woodland, and farmland create many changing wedding photo opportunities throughout the year's varying seasons.

Whether you are thinking of holding your service in The Croughton Room or using the sizeable expansive patio for your guests to sit and watch the Bride and Groom say "I do" in the large doorway to the Aynho Room, the Great Barn offers multiple options. You may instead be holding your wedding service at a local church or religious house and returning to the Great Barn for your wedding breakfast, it really does offer so much flexibility.

Originally the stone barns were built in 1770 as part of The Cartwright Estate. Now lovingly restored, the barn features two rooms that are both licensed for civil ceremonies. Some of the barns most striking features are its 2 foot thick stone walls, open fireplaces and exposed beams.

Dressing Room


The Lakes at The Great Barn are a perfect place for Bride and Groom Wedding Photos. There is a bridge over each lake, and at the end of the wedding day at golden hour, the light that comes across the horizon can help create magical wedding photos.

The helpful staff will take you down to the lakes in a golf buggy, and for the Bride and Groom, it gives them a chance to catch their breath and relax.

What do I love about The Great Barn Ayhno?


The expansive space of the event room, The Aynho Room, has a capacity for 200 people, and The Croughton Room can seat 120 people for your wedding breakfast.

The beautiful Wisteria that grows up the outside stonework.

The elegant, spacious Dressing Room.

The feel of openness and space.

The welcoming and accommodating staff.

The extended south facing patio with lawn and seated areas.

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