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Last update: July 2023
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.
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.
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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!
Mollie & Jack
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’ ❤️
EPIC wedding venue
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.
The perfect venue
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!
The best day of our lives!
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!!
The best day ever!
Best Day Ever!
Venue, arrangements, staff, food... just amazing!!!
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!!!
"The best wedding I've ever been to"
Becky and Joe - 12th April 2022
Our Magical Wedding Venue
Beth and Jonathan Wedding
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
Epitome of professionalism
Georgie and Tom
The day itself was amazing, the barn is truly stunning and barely even needs any extra decorations! The food was magnificent, and the staff were first class and adapted to covid rules so impressively. We will be back for feast nights to reminisce for years to come!
Dave and Natalie
Stunning venue and service
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.
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