Crown & Thistle, Abingdon
The Barn is a good location for ceremonies: enough space for various angles, large windows – it’s not overly bright where the couple stands, but there’s enough light. The courtyard isn’t huge, but it’s perfectly fine for taking family/group photos. However, there aren’t many good locations for taking the couple’s portraits there. For those, we usually go to Abbey Meadows, which are just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the inn. The park offers fantastic backgrounds for portraits, with plenty of space, a garden with pretty flowers, and even the remains of an ancient building which we love to use for photos for their geometry. The arch leading to the inn is good for night shots. A good wedding venue overall, if the couple doesn’t mind to take a short walk for their portraits.