The Barn

Drayton, near Abingdon

Our History

Stonehill Barn is set in the grounds of a beautiful early Georgian Manor House in Oxfordshire. The magical aura of this barn and grounds are an oasis of serenity hidden away in the countryside outside Abingdon. This idyllic setting, with its ever present doves and frequent red kites, forms the perfect backdrop for memorable photographs. The wedding garden in front of the barn also offers the possibility to set up marquees fitting to the occasion. 

The wedding barn (21.6m x 9.5m) is particularly striking with its exposed timbers, herringbone brickwork floor and vast barn doors. The beauty of Stonehill Barn as a wedding venue lies not only in the mystical ambiance or majesty of the building, but also in the fact that wedding clients are able to create a unique bespoke wedding event.

The team at Stonehill are happy to welcome you to visit the location by appointment only.  For any questions you may have before deciding your wedding venue, Team Stonehill will be on-hand via the contact form.

Maximum capacity is usually 150. However currently we are allowing up to 100 people, depending on Covid-19 restrictions & mitigations, which would allow enough space for social distancing measures. 

Hiring Stonehill Barn

*Licenced for ceremonies indoor and outdoor, please enquire.

*We are happy to recommend local suppliers for all your requirements, from furniture and lighting to caterers and bar. 

*Pricing is variable depending on dates and includes a 48 hour hire slot from midday of the day before through to midday following the event. Rates from £3,000.

*Ceremony fee £450-  

*Music cut-off is 11pm, although silent discos are welcome to continue until midnight.

*Accommodation is available in a self-catering on-site cottage, sleeping 6 (three double bedrooms)

*Camping is a possibility for up to 20 tents. 


It goes without saying that social distancing guidelines are being followed, but concerning what further steps we are taking to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all guests and staff, we are happy to fill you in at the time of booking.

Our Brides

Stonehill Barn was the best venue for the best party of our lives! For starters, it’s got buckets of character. The barn is very rustic and charming. The garden is beautiful and comes with its own doves! 

So many wedding venues feel very corporate and sterile. For us a selling point was the fact that it was DIY for most things (lighting, decorations, food, furniture, etc) which meant we could personalise almost everything. 

Stonehill is set in beautiful countryside with the river Thames nearby. Adjacent Abingdon is a nice market town and has lots of accommodation for your guests.


Stonehill was an incredible place to celebrate our wedding and allowed us to plan the day just as we wanted, in contrast to ‘package’ wedding venues. The barn is beautiful with surrounding gardens that are perfect for photos! Anthea was able to help us accommodate all we needed (with recommendations for catering through to the toilets!). We also had family staying in the cottages, which was brilliant. I loved celebrating at Stonehill and hope you do too!


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