Wedding venue Lains Barn is set in rural Oxfordshire countryside in the beautiful Vale of the White Horse. The barn backs onto wheat fields and natural woodland with far-reaching views towards the Chiltern hills.
It's a beautifully restored, listed barn with a timber-framed space dating back to 1750, the main barn features a festoon light-lined gallery, custom-built bar and a beautiful original oak wood block floor. Large glass doors open onto a lawned courtyard. The main barn transforms from the ceremony area (for up to 150 guests) to a stunning dining room complete with a dancefloor.
At the heart of the venue lies the spacious courtyard and green, accesse dvia the barn's large glass doors or from the byre. The perfectly manicured lawn is ideal for an outside ceremony, or can be used for pre-dinner drinks and garden games. The latest addition to the barn is an Indian sandstone terrace with an outdoor kitchen featuring Argentinian parrilla grills and wood fired pizza oven. Guests can use the terrace for drinks receptions and watch evening pizzas being prepared.
Receptions take place in the main barn with seated dining for up to 170 guests and an evening capacity of 200 guests with bar area combined. The outdoor well is a unique feature as is the grain store which is set upon saddle stones and makes for a very popular photo backdrop. The open and covered byres (cowsheds) are beautiful examples of historical architecture, they still feature the original feeding stalls which are now festoon-lit to make the most of them all year round. The open byre is covered for evenings and rainy days in the summer. The long covered byre features a custom-built bar and connects to both the main barn and open byre.
Contact: 01235 832 745 | lainsbarn.co.uk
Lains Barn, Grove Park Drive, Nr Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 7QG