Big moments and formal meetings, we’ve got it all


From intimate meetings to large product launches, we’ve got it all. The Great Barn seats up to 120 guests formally and up to 175 informally. For larger functions we are able to offer a marquee. Our chefs also provide flexible, sophisticated catering from working breakfasts, bespoke buffets and light bites to banquets.

The experienced team at The Great Barn has been hosting business events for over 30 years, running over 200 corporate days and conferences a year. We understand that no two events are the same and pride ourselves on giving each event personal attention and individual flexibility.

Meetings & Conferences

Enjoy a room with a view! Host your conference, team building session or management meeting in the distinctive, atmospheric yet professional surroundings of The Great Barn.

Housed in magnificent 18th century barns which have been converted to offer the best of both worlds, our spacious private conference rooms offer fully equipped, modern facilities with the charm and elegance of a historic setting.

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Our Rooms

The Aynho Room is the main hospitality area where tea and coffee is served throughout the day as well as providing a comfortable place to relax by the fire or at the bar at the end of the day. The Aynho Room can also be used as a separate break out area for larger conferences.

The Croughton Room is the main conference room which boasts bags of natural light and can hold up to 120, theatre style. Both the Aynho and Croughton Rooms lead out onto the gardens and patio area.


175 Venue Capacity

140 Dining Capacity

130 sqm Room

Floor Plans

Corporate Parties

An exclusive private event at The Great Barn is undeniably atmospheric - whether it is a Company annual dinner, anniversary, summer party or Office Christmas party. With roaring log fires, thick stone walls and high beams, there is no better rustic venue to celebrate in style.

Alternatively, joining a Shared Christmas party can be a great option for your office Christmas party. If you are a small office or separate department within a bigger organisation, this allows you to book tables at a full scale Christmas party whilst taking away the stress of organising it yourself.

The Great Barn provides all wines, spirits and soft drinks at competitive rates and also provides all glassware and drink service. A full pay bar is also provided.

Please contact us for further information about our Corporate Parties.

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Product Launches

The central location and easy motorway access of A Day in the Country makes it the ideal location for a national or local product launch.

We have ample space for all products, combined with extensive parking facilities. We can arrange for the latest state of the art audio-visual equipment and professional set design.

Product Launches at A Day in the Country have included:

  • Computer Software
  • Bus Chassis
  • Trade Vehicles
  • Confectionery Products
  • Farm Machinery
  • And a Beer relaunch!
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The Lucy Group

“We had such a brilliant day. I can’t fault a single thing!We were all so impressed with the level of organisation, the activities, the instructors and the delicious food. Thank you so much. I hope we will be back again before too long and I will certainly be recommending you to others.”
- September 2022

Bicester Vets

“Staff were excellent & helpful. Thoroughly enjoyable event!”
- December 2022

Red Engineering

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your whole team. The event couldn’t have gone better. We were all so pleased with how the night went and everything from the venue to the food and particularly the staff on the night was perfect”
- December 2022

Spratt Endicott's

“We were very happy with how the drinks went last night, thank you to you for the perfect organising and the caterers.”
- December 2022


“The Great Barn is always a stunning location for our events. The food was absolutely delicious as always and the staff are always friendly and approachable. Thanks as always for hosting such a great event!”
- September 2019