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About Merriscourt

Merriscourt is a countryside barn wedding venue which strives to embody the historic charm of the Cotswolds. Whether you’re a local or, like many, just mesmerised by this picturesque region, Merriscourt takes care to pay authentic homage to this special place. 

Choosing Merriscourt is like getting three venues in one; the site comprises three barns, each unique in style and character, which are interlinked to create a natural flow between proceedings. Ceremonies are held in The Stone Barn, which as the name suggests, stands out because of its rustic, exposed stone walls and Cotswolds flagstone flooring. With a lofty, taped ceiling studded with wooden beams, it’s full of atmosphere and can be enhanced however you wish. 

Once ‘I dos’ have been said and happy tears have been shed, it’s time to usher guests into the stylish Gallery for a drinks reception. This space has a vintage aesthetic with rich green walls, a chesterfield sofa and mounted taxidermy. Here, guests can enjoy cocktails, live music and canapes inside, or if the weather’s fine, throw open the doors to the courtyard and lawns, too. 

Wedding breakfasts are held in The White Barn - a stunning space, flooded with light which reflects off the white walls, floors and tablecloths for a classic yet modern look. Hang a floral installation from the beams above, decorate the walls, add your own centrepieces; couples are invited to make the space their own. 

While The Stone Barn and The Gallery have capacity for 150 guests, The White Barn can only seat 130 - so be sure to factor this into your guest list. As well as these three stunning spaces, couples have access to the surrounding 500 acres of Cotswolds countryside, and once the party gets going in the evening, The Stone Barn is repurposed as a dancefloor complete with disco ball - and no sound restrictions!

Merriscourt offers on-site catering which is prepared and cooked fresh on the day by the head chef and team. There is a plethora of options to suit your style of celebration starting with a classic three-court wedding breakfast with options to add canapes or additional courses and sharer courses such as pork belly or short rib of beef, on help-yourself boards.

Good to know about Merriscourt

Wedding Facilities
Bridal changing facilities, In house wedding coordinator, Marquee permitted, On site parking, Pet Friendly
Alcohol Licence, Confetti permitted, Disabled access, Exclusive Use, Late Night Extension , On site Accommodation, Wedding Licence
Type of Venue
Barn, Country venue, Small and intimate
Venue Style
Luxury, Rustic

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Merriscourt Rooms

The White Barn

The White Barn

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 120

Dining Room

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The Stone Barn

The Stone Barn

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 120

Ceremony Room

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The Gallery

The Gallery

Seated Wedding Breakfast Capacity: 120

The Gallery

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Special offers for Merriscourt


25% Off Venue Hire for New Bookings

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25% off venue hire for new bookings if held within 6 months of booking wedding


One Complimentary Night Stay

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all new remaining bookings of 2023 – one complimentary night stay in our accommodation (one full night must be paid for in full for this offer to apply)

Late Availability for Merriscourt

Available Dates: (select a date to enquire)

Sat 10 Feb 24
Sat 24 Feb 24

Merriscourt's Pricing Summary

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from time of quotation, you have 14 days to book and pay for your event for the proposed costings to stay fixed.


starting from £80 per head

Location for Merriscourt

Merriscourt, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6QX

01608 658585


Testimonials For Merriscourt

"The venue is beautiful"JULY, 2023

So amazing - made us feel incredibly supported from start to finish, guiding us through plans and the day itself. The venue is beautiful, and on the day we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The food is beyond what we could have asked for, and everything ran so so smoothly. Thank you so much Eva, Emily and the whole team for making our day exactly what we could have wished for and more!

Zoe & Henry

"Absolutely PERFECT!"JULY, 2023

My husband and I got married at Merriscourt in July and the only way I can describe it is absolutely PERFECT! Words cannot do it justice. The whole team are incredible and nothing is too much, they do everything to ensure your day is exactly how you want it and everything goes smoothly which took a lot of stress off our shoulders. The venue is stunning and there are so many special touches. The accommodation is such a bonus and is all absolutely gorgeous with roomy, lovely decorated rooms. The food was Michelin star quality and our guests are still raving about it now! We had cocktails for our drinks reception which were delicious and the canapés were so yummy. Eva and Emily were incredible throughout the whole process and Georgie, Artur and all of the Merriscourt staff were absolute stars for the whole weekend! Even the rain didn’t stop us having a perfect day.

Rachel & Casey

"Staff are FANTASTIC!"JUNE, 2023

We chose Merriscourt as our wedding venue because of the dreamy, private setting; the ability to have the wedding party stay on site; and the option to enjoy the space for more than just one day. When looking for a venue, it was such a rarity to find a barn-like setting in the Cotswolds with longer access times. Being in and out in one day just wasn't an option for us, when we planned to put so much time and effort into the most important event of our lives. Having just had our wedding, I can confidently say that booking this venue was one of the best decisions we made. Not only was it an incredible choice for all the reasons above, but the staff are FANTASTIC and went above and beyond to help us, including negotiating with a difficult coach driver at midnight to get our guests home. Eva and Emily made us feel like we were in safe hands from the beginning, and without a wedding planner it is essential to have a venue that can act in this capacity for you. My husband is a real foodie, so the meal was a key part of the day, and it didn't disappoint. From the private tasting to the day itself, I've rarely had food this good; all our guests enjoyed it, with many saying it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. My only useful comment for anyone reading this is to be mindful that the New Cottage is a little out of the way from the main venue, which caused a few problems for my Mum and sisters going back and forth on the day of the wedding. Unfortunately you can't cut through the driveway of the main residence, which makes sense, but was something we overlooked on the site visit. In hindsight, I would have kept all family within the main grounds. Otherwise, the weekend was perfect - if we were doing it all again, I wouldn't hesitate to book Merriscourt. It's worth every penny, and more!!

Katie & Jim

"Nothing was too much trouble"APRIL, 2023

We had an absolutely perfect wedding at Merriscourt, with everything made so easy for us by the incredible team. Nothing was too much trouble and we loved having the venue to ourselves for the whole weekend. It meant we could settle in the day before, set everything up and have a run through of the ceremony which meant that the big day felt so calm and went so smoothly. The whole Merriscourt team were amazing at listening to what we wanted and making it happen - nothing was too much trouble and they brought our vision to life. Special thanks to Eva, Artur and Emily who welcomed us so warmly and made us feel at home so we could have our perfect wedding. We had an April wedding so had planned for all weather eventualities but in the end we had glorious sunshine which meant we could hold our drinks reception outside. Everyone commented on how incredible the food was, it was so delicious and perfectly presented. We would recommend Merriscourt to anyone, we wish we could do it all over again!

Rebecca & James


Can my wedding party stay on site?

Yes, there are lots of accommodation options including a Shepard's hut and cottages.

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Are the cottages included in the pice?

The cottages are an additional cost but a bonus because they are onsite. They are literaly next door to the exclusive wedding barns so they make the perfect base for your family and friends to stay in. You don’t have to worry about taxis!

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Do you allow dogs onsite?

Your furry four-legged friends are more than welcome onsite for your ceremony & drinks reception. However, we ask that they are taken from site as you sit down for the wedding breakfast so as to limit the teasing and chaos! Dogs are not permitted to stay in any of our onsite accommodation. We have a couple of recommended dog chaperone services to help you with organising on the day if you would like.

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Do you have a microphone & PA system?

We have a full speaker system in The White Barn and Stone Barn which links to our wireless microphones

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Are you accessible for wheelchair users?

Merriscourt is accessible for wheelchair users, with the use of our removable ramps. Our accommodation also has some good access, but if a guest requires additional assistance, please enquire separately and also let your Event Manager know. We do not have a lift.

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We don’t have a set date yet, can we still message you?

We would be delighted to show you around and get you excited about Merriscourt. We can discuss date availability and give you a good idea of timings.

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