Best wedding venues in Oxfordshire: Charming venues in the English countryside

Explore our selection of Oxfordshire's best wedding venues, from medieval barnyards to picturesque country houses.

Updated on 31 May 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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Best wedding venues in Oxfordshire: Charming venues in the English countryside

Steeped in history, Oxfordshire is renowned for its brilliant English architecture and its association with the oldest university in the English-speaking world – Oxford. An iconic county set between the Cotswolds and Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire makes an incredibly idyllic spot for wedding celebrations. Boasting a wealth of historic buildings, busy high streets, historic market towns and a wealth of scenic countryside.


Ideal for traditional couples and lovers with more modern tastes, Oxfordshire has something to suit everyone. Survey the nearby villages, hamlets and Cotswold gems and revel in the raw magnificence of the surrounding area before saying ‘I do’ in a breathtakingly romantic haven. If you’re looking for wedding venues in Oxfordshire, you will discover a great mix of rural and urban destinations to explore, and everything in between.

There are so many types, styles, and sizes to choose which makes finding the right venue quite tedious. However, with plenty to choose from, Oxfordshire is a prime location which has a wealth of beautiful destinations worth exploring. Whether you're looking for somewhere unconventional but chic like a golf course, or you have an appetite for an urban affair, you will find the perfect wedding venue in Oxfordshire right here. No matter where you are in your wedding planning process, whatever your guest list and budget are or if you just need some inspiration, discover our picks of the best Oxfordshire wedding venues for a charming occasion.

Notley Abbey, Thame

Notley Abbey

What: A unique country wedding with tones of historic English charm. Notley Abbey is a remarkable venue space which boasts a tranquil and welcoming atmosphere upon entering. Set just a stone's throw away from London, Notley Abbey presents an array of beautiful photo opportunities to mark your occasion. Available for exclusive use, guests can freely meander the charming grounds, before heading to The Cloisters Garden for drinks and conversation. Notley Abbey is carefully designed to take advantage of the British weather all year round.
Where: Thame, HP17 8TN
Find out more: Notley Abbey

The Star Inn Sparsholt, Wantage

The Sparsholt Wantage

What: Looking for a casual country escape for your big day? The Star Inn offers a lovely boutique hotel and pub for couples seeking a bespoke experience. With chic and sophisticated interiors, Georgian architecture and an extensive list of reliable suppliers, The Star Inn is set to bring your occasion to life. Perfect for intimate celebrations, The Star Inn can accommodate up to 30 guests. You can customise your day by choosing your decorations and catering, allowing you to make it uniquely yours.
Where: Wantage, OX12 9PL
Find out more: The Star Inn Sparsholt

Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa, Bicester

Bicester Hotel

What: Luxury, elegance and more... Bicester Hotel is sure to deliver when it comes to weddings. Situated in a prime countryside location amidst the unparalleled beauty and joy of its picturesque surroundings, the Bicester Hotel team is dedicated to the flawless execution of your big day. From well-experienced wedding coordinators to expansive packages, which offer the choice of a marquee. A wedding at Bicester is sure to be unforgettable.
Where: Bicester, OX26 1TH
Find out more: Bicester Hotel, Golf and Spa

Badgemore Park Golf Club, Henley On Thames

Badgemore Park Golf Club

What: Dreaming of a rural wedding? Badgemore Park Golf Club might just be the right pick for you. Nestled in the heart of the Chilterns, surrounded by 120 acres of countryside, is Badgemore Park. A delightful venue for a summer nuptial. Badgemore Park is a popular pick amongst couples, not only because of its gorgeous setting but also because of the freedom couples have when curating their special day. Relive yourself of the planning stress and watch your wedding coordinator work their magic.
Where: Henley On Thames, RG9 4NR
Find out more: Badgemore Park Golf Club

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford

Oxford Town Hall

What: Steeped in history and romance, Oxford Town Hall is a magnificent venue well-suited for an elegant pair. A mesmerising grade-II listed Victorian hall with traditional elements and a warm ambience, Oxford Town Hall boasts breathtaking balconies and towering domed ceilings perfect for a large-scale wedding extravaganza. With a capacity of 500 guests, plus bespoke and flexible services, Oxford Town Hall is set to captivate all who walk through its doors.
Where: Oxford, OX1 1BX
Find out more: Oxford Town Hall

Crazy Bear, Stadhampton

Crazy Bear Stadhampton

What: Whether intimate or large-scale, Crazy Bear provides a sensational setting for a truly unconventional wedding. Filled with character and charm, Crazy Bear is a great option for those who have an interest in dramatic interiors and whimsical gardens. Accommodating up to 200 guests, it's set to make your special day flamboyant and fun. Choose between the tropical garden, terrace, or woodland copse and capture the most memorable moments of your life.
Where: Stadhampton, OX44 7UR
Find out more: Crazy Bear Stadhampton

Cotswolds Hotel & Spa, Chipping Norton

Cotswold Hotel & Spa

What: Set on the edge of the Cotswolds, with unspoiled panoramic views of the countryside, this hotel is a dreamy setting to tie the knot. With scenic views at every turn, a picturesque stone bridge and a lake area, the Cotswolds Hotel and Spa is the venue that keeps on giving. Packages start from £1,500, so you're set to discover something which works for you.
Where: Chipping Norton, OX7 5QH
Find out more: Cotswolds Hotel & Spa Chipping Norton

Stratton Court Barn, Bicester

Stratton Court Barn

What: Searching for a venue which will make you feel like you've stepped inside of fairytale? Stratton Court Barn is a magical venue surrounded by a wealth of gorgeous greenery. Take a stroll through the nearby meadows to calm any wedding jitters before heading to the aisle.
Where: Bicester, OX27 9AJ
Find out more: Stratton Court Barn

The Tythe Barn, Launton

The Tythe Barn

What: For a couple who want a rustic venue without sacrificing elegance, The Tythe Barn makes the perfect pick for an elegant affair. Spaces include a 17th century farmhouse, three impressive bright and airy refurbished barns, and Shepherd’s Hut. This idyllic countryside estate doesn't skimp on luxury either. With expertly manicured gardens and wild open fields, it simply gets more beautiful with every turn. Make your big day extra special and arrive by helicopter for an unforgettable occasion.
Where: Launton, OX26 5DP
Find out more: The Tythe Barn

Lains Barn, Wantage

Lains Barn

What: A countryside barn with easy transport links to and from the city, Lain Barn is a brilliant choice for those seeking an accessible journey for their guests. With exclusive use of the barn and grounds, Lains Barn creates a truly personal atmosphere for your day. Fancy something special to eat at your wedding reception? With fully customisable menus which are crafted by an in-house team of chefs, you’ll have the option to create an exquisite dining experience to suit all tastes.
Where: Wantage, OX12 7QG
Find out more: Lains Barn

The Perch, Oxford

The Perch

What: A top pick for an outdoor do, The Perch offers a picture perfect setting for all weddings. Sail in on a Champagne boat and head over to the canopied marquee where guests can enjoy a selection of delicious snacks before the main event. Utilise the freedom to customise and create your dream wedding with some experienced guidance from the in-house team to help you along the way.
Where: Oxford, OX2 0NG
Find out more: The Perch

The Crown & Thistle, Abingdon

The Crown & Thistle

What: A characterful venue flooded with charm and magnificence. The Crown & Thistle is a captivating venue with a rich history which dates back to 1605. A barn wedding venue like no other, The Crown boasts a cobbled courtyard which elegantly accentuates its 200-year-old wisteria with old timber beams, windows, open brickwork and artwork. A wholesome setting to tie the knot with tasteful rooms and majestic decor.
Where: Abingdon, OX14 3HS
Find out more: The Crown & Thistle

If you loved our Oxfordshire barn venues suggestions and are keen to see more, why not check out our some of the most beautiful barn wedding venues across the UK for inspiration?

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