The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey

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Bolton Abbey Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 6EX
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About The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey, Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX

Built in the 16th century, The Tithe Barn is set within the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s majestic Bolton Abbey estate in the Yorkshire Dales. This Grade II* listed building is one of the largest exclusive-use wedding [venues] in the UK. It is the latest in Cripps & Co’s barn restorations.

Inside, the barn’s majestic scale comes into its own. It is lit with uplights on the flagstone floor and fairy lights woven through the beams that support the barn’s elevated ceiling. Huge, medieval chandeliers refract candlelight around the room and colourful Moroccan stools are scattered around the bar.

The barn can accommodate 200 guests for a ceremony and dining, with a further 100 evening guests for dancing, bringing the total capacity to 300.

Ceremonies take place in the main barn, and from Summer 2019 we will also hold outdoor ceremonies on the barn’s terrace with views across the Bolton Abbey Priory ruins and the surrounding landscape. The terrace has large fire pits and plenty of seating, so guests can enjoy the view during post-ceremony drinks.

Feast in style in The Tithe Barn, on food flame-grilled on a huge indoor BBQ and French rotisseries. Our in-house chefs buy the best, cook it simply and serve it generously.

The on-site Tithe Barn team are on hand to help with everything, from the big ideas to the last minute details.

  • 16th century barn on Bolton Abbey estate in Yorkshire Dales

  • Breathtaking views

  • Huge indoor BBQ

  • 300 total capacity

  • Exceptional service from on-site team

  • Late license until 1am

• Stunning setting on the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey Estate • A secluded barn with a late night license to 1am • We cook our carefully sourced joints of meat on a fabulous rotisserie grill, hand made in France • Weddings from 50 to 200 guests - ceremony, cocktails, dinner & dancing • Cripps & Co have been putting on exceptional weddings since 1990 • Summer and winter weddings

Facilities at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey Reviews (21)

Fiddes Wedding
Venue Service

By Amy Chell, on 02 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Nov 2019

We had the best experience with The Tithe Barn and their amazing staff. Sharon and Emily were on hand to answer any questions in the build up and made sure the day itself ran smoothly. We couldn't have asked for more! Thank you to everyone involved, and especially the chefs, we had a lot of comments on the amazing food!

More than you could ever dream of.
Venue Service

By Naomi Boswell, on 06 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Sep 2019

My husband and I have spent many a day walking our dog at Bolton abbey and when we started planning our big day we knew we wanted it to be somewhere that means something to us. We visited the barn when it was still a building site.. hard hats and all, but the views out the back, the plans and the detailed knowledge of the staff gave us the confidence to feel sure this was the venue for us. When we returned for a visit once the barn had opened we were lost for words- this venue is truly beautiful. We were impressed throughout the planning process by the efficient communication from the team, no question too small. When the day came everything went wonderfully. We were blessed by an unexpected hot sunny day in September and this just added to the glory of the venue. Every guest commented on setting and the relaxed but organised feel to the day. This was something that sold us on this venue. One of our favourite memories was sitting down to eat and watching our guests laughing and talking as they put on their chef’s hats and dished our the food. No venue compares to this

Venue Service

By Kate and Paul, on 17 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2019

We cannot thank the wonderful staff at Tithe Barn enough, for what was the best day of our lives. The barn, the setting, the food, the staff, absolutely everything about the day was amazing!

Dream venue
Venue Service

By Jessica Parkinson, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2019

We signed up to get married at the tithe barn whilst the venue was still being built so our first encounter was as a building site but the vision they showed us impressed us so much and the garden view sold it for us and we signed up. We didnt return until our planning meeting but the moment we stepped into the barn we were in awe. It is just stunning. We were made to feel so relaxed at our planning meeting. The constant email contact via client profile is really handy and there is a complete outline of costs and food and drinks chosen so you always know where you are. Our actual wedding day was just the best day. I felt like I was in a bubble and my breath was taken away again when I walked in with my dad down the aisle to our string quartet. Sharon and the ladies at the tithe barn were fantastic on the day. They took care of everything we requested, all our props and childrens area were all set up how we asked. The whole day ran like clockwork and I couldnt have asked for anything more from them. If you're wondering whether to visit this venue and book it, do it. You wont regret it. I wish I could do it all again. Loved it and love the venue. 5 star service, food and views.

The Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey
Venue Service

By Charlotte Chochrane, on 17 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Jul 2019

We got married at Bolton abbey priory church and we knew this from the start however we didn’t have a venue that ticked all of our boxes. I stumbled across the tithe barn online and went to see it. At this point it was a shell of a building but looking at the other barns we had faith and booked it. I am SO glad we did because it is the most beautiful venue I have ever seen and all of our guests were blown away on the day too. It worked perfectly because it is a 5-10 min walk away from the priory church. We got married on the hottest day of the year and because of this were able to make use of the beautiful outside space and the views are incredible. The food was amazing and plenty for everyone! People were complementing it all night. We were struggling for so long to find a venue and I genuinely think it was fate that morning that we found it. I couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else. The staff were amazing and it Truly was a special day and wouldn’t have been as special without this venue!

Stunning Yorkshire venue
Venue Service

By Hannah Moulson, on 25 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2019

From the moment you step inside the venue your breath is taken away - there truly is no other venue like it. The location is absolutely perfect and has an amazing view of the abbey! The whole team were extremely helpful throughout the whole planning process and made our experience completely stress free. Food was delicious and our veggie menu even had the hesitant meat eaters telling us how amazing it was! Everything was spectacular but words simply don’t do justice to the venue or the team.

Sharon , Manager at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 31/07/2019 22:14:25

We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful day . Thank you for your lovely comments our team will be so pleased to here that you enjoyed your day. Our best wish for the future to both of you

A Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Harry and Zoe Tarrant Bye, on 30 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 19 Jul 2019

We got married at The Tithe Barn last week (July 19) and the whole day was perfect! Having grown up around Bolton Abbey when we saw this venue was opening we knew it was for us. The interior has been executed with such detail the whole place looks stunning. Prior to the day the whole team were so helpful and every detail got looked after. Everything was perfectly delivered on the day and nothing was a problem. You could tell the team appreciate that it’s your day and are willing to help make it as personal as possible. So many guests told us how fantastic the food was and as quite a fussy eater myself I thought it was brilliant. Such a wide choice that there’s something for everyone! It did rain on the day but we honestly didn’t notice it at all once in the barn! Thank you so much to the whole team!!

Sharon, Manager at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 31/07/2019 22:10:57

Dear Harry & Zoe, We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had perfect day. it was our pleasure to be part of you BIG day Thank you for your wonderful comments we will of course pass them on to all our team here at the barn. Congratulation again from everyone at the Tithe Barn.

Beautiful day
Venue Service

By Katie and James, on 27 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

We got married here 2 weeks ago and we both just smile every time we think about it. Everyone says your wedding day is the best day of your lives - and it truly was. If you are considering having your wedding here - don't think any more. From our initial meeting in March 2018 to the day it self, the process couldn't have been easier. The communication through the portal was always so quick and it was so easy to keep track of the invoices and food choices. On the day, it all ran perfectly. Your team are a true credit, acted professionally all day and never felt intrusive. The venue has been beautifully refurbished and you cant get a more perfect setting! Thank you all again for the most perfect day

Sharon , Manager at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 31/07/2019 22:17:14

Hi Katie & James. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful day. We were truly delighted to be a part of your special day. We will pass on your lovely comments to the team. Congratulations and best wishes for the future from everyone here at the Tithe Barn

Beautiful venue in a stunning location
Venue Service

By Sarah Armitage, on 04 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2019

Tithe Barn is a truly stunning venue! One of my friends who got married recently told me she had serious barn-envy of this place. The food was incredible - both the steak and the veggie options were fantastic. Massive portions, and served "family-style" which got everyone on the tables talking. On the day the staff were fantastically helpful - Emily the on the day coordinator ensured that everything ran smoothly and allowed me and my partner to totally relax on the day. If you considering are booking this venue - do check the terms and conditions as there are a number of things that are restricted (e.g. fireworks, confetti other than fresh petals, animals).

Sharon, Barn Manager at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 05/07/2019 11:39:45

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your friend wedding here at the Tithe Barn. We are delighted that you had a "fantastic time"

A dream come true
Venue Service

By Louise and Ben Garnham, on 12 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Jun 2019

My husband and I got married at the Tithe Barn last month and it really was the best day of my life. Not only is the barn absolutely breath taking but everything is just executed to perfection. We knew the barn was for us when we visited it in December 2017, before it had been renovated. Even then we fell in love with it. The renovation did exceed all expectations though and it was truly wonderful. Before I got married, people had told me that it would be the most stressful time with all the planning and arranging.. I'm guessing these people didn't get married at the Tithe Barn! The planning was an absolute joy and the staff at the barn made this an absolute breeze, nothing was too much trouble! I cannot recommend this place enough and I would do everything again in a heartbeat.

Louise, Front of House Manager at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 15/07/2019 09:48:23

Hi Louise and Ben, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was our pleasure to have you here. Wishing you both all the best for your future together from everyone at The Tithe Barn.

Incredible Venue
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Ward, on 11 May 2019Date of Wedding - 04 May 2019

I cannot recommend this venue enough! It is the most beautiful barn you have ever seen. We got married here last weekend and it was the perfect day from start to finish! Every guest commented on how gorgeous the place was and also how incredible the food was! The staff were so friendly and so helpful all the way through from when we booked the venue to the day of the wedding. They made the whole wedding planning experience so enjoyable! If you choose to get married here, you will not be disappointed!

Sharon , Barn Manager at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 05/07/2019 11:37:49

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Ward! Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted to hear that you, your family and friends had a perfect day. We will of course pass on your lovely comments to all of our team. Congratulations and best wishes for the future

Amazing venue
Venue Service

By Sarah hopwood, on 28 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

We chose to have our wedding at the tithe barn before the venue had been completed. There wasn’t much to see at the time apart from the pretty derelict barn. However, the team there reassured us with the detailed plans they had and their successful other venues. Everything during the planning process was seamless, helped by the online portal with a messaging facility. The venue were always quick to reply. On the day itself we were very lucky with the weather and our guests could enjoy the amazing views from the terrace. The team made sure the day ran smoothly - drinks and canapés were served quickly and professionally. The food is outstanding and many guests said it was the best meal they had ever had at a wedding - you will not go hungry! The team communicated with our band and other suppliers on the day which meant we could relax a little. A beautiful venue in a beautiful location.

Sharon, Barn Manager at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 05/07/2019 11:31:46

Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are so glad you enjoyed your BIG day with us, It was our pleasure to look after you, your family and all of your friend. Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn and our very best wishes for the future

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