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On since 2022

Last update: June 2024

Nestled in the town of Skipton in North Yorkshire, England, is
The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey, a rustic wedding venue with a fairytale aesthetic. First built in the 16th century, this historic barn setting is a picturesque sight set within the Duke of Devonshire's majestic Bolton Abbey Estate near the Yorkshire Dales. This Grade II listed building is one of the largest exclusive-use wedding venues in the UK, newly restored and still retaining its original charm. With the venue's ancient features, exquisite views, and irresistible cuisine, you can enjoy a country wedding that feels as timeless as your one-of-a-kind romance.

Facilities and Capacity

The Tithe Barn is a rustic setting that offers a little bit more. Overlooking the Bolton Abbey Priory ruins, the property carries a distinct atmosphere of a time gone by. Guests will be enthralled by the hooped copper lanterns, ancient beams, and fine aged flagstone throughout the majestic venue. Licensed to hold ceremonies, you can host your entire day in one inspiring place with ample areas to explore and embrace. Here, up to 200 guests can watch as you start a new chapter before breaking out into the outdoor terrace. Massive medieval chandeliers change from the vaulted ceiling, embellished with cut glass that refracts candlelight across the room. Exposed wooden beams and stone walls surround the room, creating a warm setting to make your guests feel like they're stepping back in time. This open space includes fire pits and plenty of seating for post-ceremony drinks. Afterwards, the barn is transformed into an intimate dining hall, accentuated by uplights and fairy lights woven through the beams. In addition, the contemporary kitchen faces out onto the dining room, allowing guests to watch the talented chefs work their magic. Once the feast is over, the event space can be opened up for a further 100 guests, allowing you and your guests to dance the night away.

Services Offered

The team at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey will be on-hand to help with everything, from the big ideas to the last-minute details. They are happy to provide referrals to respected suppliers nearby to meet all transportation, floral, and prop needs. A variety of in-house decor is also available, including floor-standing candelabras, lanterns, and flickering candles. The catering chefs are the signature element of the venue experience, offering flame-grilled food on a huge BBQ display and French rotisseries. The online wedding brochure has a full list of the incredible cuisine they produce, which you can peruse at your pleasure. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are all available. Every dish is further enhanced by in-house wine buyers who select only the finest artisan labels from Europe.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for The Tithe Barn - Bolton Abbey - Cripps & Co

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69 reviews
99% recommend it
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Ciara S. Sent on 04/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Venue with Attentive Staff

We got married in December 2023 at the Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey, and so many guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. It required very little decor because everything looked perfect as it was. The food was lovely (lots of comments about the dauphinoise potatoes in particular!). I emailed quite a few times prior to the event and always received a quick and helpful response. Julia was great in the run up to the wedding, and Holly and Laura could not have done a better job on the day/night. Thank you for a wonderful wedding! Ciara & John x
Katherine L. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue!

Everything about this wedding venue is absolutely breathtaking: the rustic barn decor, scenic view of Bolton Abbey, the courtyard, fairy lights - just stunning! We fell in love with this barn when we first visited and knew it was the place for our special day.

In the months before our wedding, staff were super helpful answering any (and many) questions we had, and they were very quick to respond which put our mind at ease straight away. I just knew we were in good hands!

Our wedding day was just perfect thanks to the hardworking and professional staff at The Tithe Barn and can't thank them enough! They made the barn look incredible and guests were raving about how beautiful it looked. Staff went above and beyond when a guest unfortunately fell ill during our reception and they were so discrete and kind and helped to make the day run just as smoothly.

A friend of ours is getting married here next year, and we can't wait to visit this beautiful venue again.

Thanks again Tithe Barn team!
Elle Sent on 05/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue

We had our wedding at the Tithe Barn 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely fantastic. The staff were amazing and ran everything so smoothly - from ensuring my dress was β€˜floofed’ for pictures to making sure we always had a pimms in hand. The food was great and just everything in general was super efficient and organised. They literally didn’t let us lift a finger and We were just able to enjoy the day and relax which was amazing!
Thank you!
Mollie S. Sent on 07/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mollie & Jack

Wow we had our wedding at The Tithe Barn two weeks ago. What an incredible day, from start to finish. Everything was just perfect. The wedding we dreamed of came to life, the venue could not do enough. The day ran so smooth, and everything ran as it should. Sharon is just the kindest soul, nothing was too much she was only ever a phone call or email away for any queries. Checking in throughout the day, as well as the other staff too making sure everything was okay.

It’s the dreamiest venue ever, as soon as we walked in we cancelled all our other viewings two years ago as we knew this place was the one. We would do it all again tomorrow. We literally had the best day of our lives.

Thank you so much to the team at The Tithe Barn, for making our day so perfect and looking after us and our guests on our special day. You guys really are something special.

All our love,
The Stocks’ ❀️

Zoe G. Sent on 17/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

EPIC wedding venue

We had our wedding this week at The Tithe Barn and can’t even put into words how wonderful Sharon, Freya and the Team made it. Everything was just exactly what we’d hoped and asked for, nothing was too much trouble for the team throughout the planning process or on the day itself.

We had so many guests tell us just how spectacular the venue was, how incredible the food was and just what an all round excellent day was had. It really was perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing. We just wanted to do it all over again.
Sophie Sent on 09/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue

As the only venue we viewed, we were enchanted by the Tithe Barn from the moment we first walked in. The warmth and beauty of the venue instantly set inspiration in motion for us, and with its soft glow, we decided it was the perfect reception setting for a winter wedding - plus it’s proximity to the beautiful Bolton Priory is an added bonus for those wanting a church service.

From the point of booking we were set up with an online portal which gave us clear guidance on when payments were due, what options we had chosen for our food/drink, and a direct chat function with the venue team. This was really helpful for a quick reference and any questions were always answered promptly. Throughout planning, Sharon and her team were incredibly helpful at planning meetings and if we wanted to drop in and see the venue for any reason. The chefs were fantastic at accommodating guests with dietary requirements, providing details of alternative options in advance. They also very kindly allowed us to personalise elements of our food options too.

When it came to the big day, our guests were delighted to be welcomed so warmly from church. The drinks were perfect, the food delicious, and the running of everything very smooth. Every single one of my guests has commented on what a wonderful venue it was and how great the staff were. Our band sounded brilliant on the barns sound system, and we all danced the night away. The venue staying open until 1am is a real added bonus too.

All in all, an amazing day at an utterly incredible venue. Thank you so much to every member of staff who helped make our day so special!
Bryonies B. Sent on 27/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives!

We recently got married at the Tithe barn, and couldn't recommend this venue more!
The quality of the food is something that was very important to us for our wedding, and our expectations were met. The food was fantastic!
The team was very professional, personable and attentive, and helped our day to go without a hitch.
The team kept me calm and made sure that everything was taken care of, which resulted in a completely wonderful and stress-free day.
Thank you so much! We loved every second!!
Amelia Sent on 04/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever!

From start to finish everything about our wedding at The Tithe Barn has been perfect. The staff were attentive and made the whole experience stress free, any queries were responded to straight away, the online portal made getting in touch and seeing payments etc really easy. They worked well with all our suppliers and our wedding day ran seamlessly. The food was incredible and the venue it’s self is beautiful, all our guests were blown away. Our only regret is that it is now all over! A huge thanks to Emily and Liam who worked tirelessly on our wedding day to make sure we were super happy and to Sharon who ensured everything before the wedding was planned to a T.
Habib W. Sent on 10/06/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

Best Day Ever!

The team were great and put on the most amazing wedding. We had the best day and our guests loved every minute. The food was great and the cocktails were delicious. The most beautiful venue and the best wedding day, more than we could have hoped for.
Sara F. Sent on 07/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Venue, arrangements, staff, food... just amazing!!!

Right from viewing The Tithe Barn in Sept 2019 through to our big day on 30th April 2022, Sharon and the rest of Team Tithe have been just brilliant.

This was the first and last venue we viewed - we immediately fell in love with it. The barn is like something out of a fairy tale and matched by the professionalism and more importantly, the extremely helpful and lovely staff. Nothing was too much trouble and the way the postponement due to COVID was handled, was just the best.

On our big day, everything ran like clockwork and the team working were just on the ball, and you almost forget they were there.

The food is out of this world and the chef and his team, brilliant!!! I heard a number of times that the lemon tart was the best ever. If you are considering this venue, do go to one of their feast nights and try out the food and wine - a brilliant way to help decide on your menu!!

Our wedding was the bestest day ever, and The Tithe Barn and team contributed a lot to this... don't think twice... just book it!!!
Rebecca L. Sent on 24/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

"The best wedding I've ever been to"

Wow, what an incredible setting for a wedding! We looked at several venues and were blown away by The Tithe Barn. Set in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, overlooking Bolton Abbey, this venue had everything you could possibly want for the perfect wedding day, with decorations included (fairy lights, lanterns, greenery etc.) in the cost. The team were incredibly helpful and responded quickly to any questions that came up ensuring a stress free, seamless day that ran to perfection. The food was delicious, and we received many comments from the guests that this was the best wedding and food they had ever experienced. The guests could watch the chefs at work during the afternoon which was a unique feature of the barn, and enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the firepits in the evening. We would absolutely recommend this venue to any couple searching for their perfect rustic wedding venue.
Becky and Joe - 12th April 2022
Jessica W. Sent on 04/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our Magical Wedding Venue

Having looked through hundreds of venues across the UK online due to COVID-19, this was the only venue which caught our eye. Sharon and the team did a wonderful job from the very beginning with our virtual viewing, to keeping us updated with every change, and we were super well looked after on the day. They had thought of everything down to the smallest detail which was really reassuring during planning, and made our day so special. The venue is even more beautiful in real life and the food was exceptional. From the wonderful Feast Night tasting where you can sample almost everything on the menu with your loved ones, to the day itself where everything was delicious (we had so many compliments from all our guests)! One really lovely feature inside the barn is the glazed kitchen where you can see it all happen and go and guests could have a gander at the impressive rotisserie ovens. The terrace outside was the perfect space with beautiful views down towards the abbey ruins. We couldn’t have wanted anything more from The Tithe Barn, and would highly recommend them to any couple!
Jade L. Sent on 13/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue and service

I had the pleasure of having my wedding day here August 2021.

The team and especially Sharon have been so helpful, thoughtful, sweet and professional throughout. That includes supporting us through two postponed dates due to Covid.

The day itself was amazing, the team made sure everything ran smoothly. The food and drink was delicious and lots of guests commented on it.

The place itself is stunning, it really feels magical and enchanting, especially at night with all the fairy lights. There was plenty of room to have guest sat talking or dancing, a photo booth area and room outside to sit for some fresh air.

Definitely recommend.
Jonathan&Beth Sent on 12/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beth and Jonathan Wedding

STOP! Look no further. You will not find a more perfect wedding venue filled with people who love your wedding as much as you do.
Positioned in the most picturesque location, the barn is stunning from top to bottom and they have left no stone unturned in turning this historic building into a dream wedding venue.
But photos will show you this. What you will not see is the people, the dedication, care, passion and love that is poured into making your day as magical as you hope. The team at The Tithe Barn make this place special, you will not find better.
When I visited the barn I fell in love with the venue, now I go forward with a new love for some very wonderful people, especially Sharon.
The Tithe Barn will be the best decision you make. I promise. Beth x
Georgie W. Sent on 13/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Epitome of professionalism

The venue speaks for itself and is breath-takingly beautiful, but the what gives Tithe its edge as the perfect wedding venue is the team who run it. Sharon and her team were everything we could have asked for and more. No matter what happens on your wedding day Sharon knows how to handle it and will ensure any stress is removed from you so you can enjoy your day. Our guests cannot stop complimenting how well the day was run! If you're debating getting married here - do it! We are hoping to return as guests soon so we can enjoy the barn once again!
Georgie and Tom
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