The Cross Barn
One of the finest Tudor Barns in Hampshire
The perfect venue to hire
Located in the charming medieval village of Odiham, The Cross Barn was originally built in 1532 and is one of the earliest agricultural buildings built of brick in Hampshire. It is one of the jewels in the valuable collection of Odiham's historic buildings and was expertly converted in 1997. Since then the Barn has been carefully maintained with sensitive renovations to the interior rooms giving you the best possible experience for your events.
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Today, the Barn is a thriving community hub for the village and neighbouring villages, hosting a variety of activities and events for all ages including yoga, pilates and t'ai chi classes, art group, dance and music tuition, and regular gatherings of local groups and associations.

Summer 2022

Living with Covid-19

Covid-19 restrictions have now been eased. The legal requirement to wear a face covering no longer applies, but you are ADVISED to wear one in crowded, enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet, unless you are medically exempt, or when the hire organiser asks you to wear one.

Please continue to keep the hall well ventilated with windows (and some doors) open for the duration of your booking and hand sanitising stations remain in place.

The Barn is deep cleaned regularly, but we suggest for peace of mind, hire organisers touch-clean surfaces that are frequently touched before your booking begins. 15 minutes, free of charge, is allocated for this purpose.

Please maintain social distancing as far as possible from anyone you do not have regular contact with, especially in pinch point areas such as the cloak corridor, kitchen and toilet lobbies.

We shall update you should the Government decide to re-introduce Covid-19 measures.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe at the Barn.

The Cross Barn Committee


The Great Hall is the largest room in the Barn and has under-floor heating and strategic LED lighting. Up-lighters bring the historic beams to life, and down-lighters brightly illuminate at table-top height. Under normal circumstances this magnificent room will accommodate a maximum of 150 people sitting and standing or 120 seated theatre-style. Seated at tables, the recommended maximum is 80.

King John's Loft is a smaller room on the first floor which caters for up to 16 people seated in rows or 10 at a table and can be used for meetings, training courses, or as additional room space with the Great Hall.

A south-facing terrace is available as part of the hire fee and is an ideal area for pre-lunch or dinner drinks or for hog-roasts and barbecues.
Photos: Clare Jones Photography

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