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
    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 (4)

    An amazing day
    Venue Service

    By Sophia Stephanides, on 29 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Nov 2018

    The Tithe Barn is an absolutely beautiful location for a wedding. We decided to get married here when it was still being renovated and could immediately appreciate how beautiful it was going to be. However, what really sold it to us was the people working there. They were so accommodating and helped us create exactly the day we wanted, giving us a lot of helpful pointers along the way. The day went without a hitch. The food was absolutely incredible and everyone told us it was the best wedding food they had ever had. There was also a lot of it! The people that worked the day were so professional and kept everything so well organised without us even really noticing. It was perfect. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

    Sharon, Manager Tithe Barn at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 02/12/2018 16:22:45

    Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your perfect day. It was our pleasure to be apart of your special day. I will of course pass on your wonderful comments to the Chefs and all of our team. Congratulations and best wishes for the future from all of the team here at the Tithe Barn.

    All other venues have met their match....
    Venue Service

    By Chris Andrews, on 12 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Nov 2018

    What. A. Venue! We had the pleasure of having our wedding at the Tithe Barn last weekend and it'll be a day and a place I'll never forget. Now, I realise your wedding day is going to be the best day of your life, but I think the staff at the Tithe Barn took the best day of my life and amplified it by 100%. Everything about the day was completely perfect and exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The food was incredible - I had several guests pull me to one side and say that they had never had food this good at a wedding. There was plenty of choice on the drinks front and I never had to wait long to order a pint - not bad at a place where there were over 180 people in the evening! The staff were brilliant! A place as amazing as the Tithe Barn would not work without superb people. Sharon and Gillian looked after us on the day and they were absolutely fantastic and are such a credit to Cripps. They ran the day superbly and everything went off without a hitch! They were friendly, approachable and great to deal with all the way throughout. As for the venue itself, WOW! It takes your breath away when you walk in and has a beautiful setting, overlooking Bolton Abbey. This could be the greatest place to get married in Yorkshire! We were even lucky enough to be able to stand on the terrace and watch the firework display from the Abbey, which was a bonus to an already unforgettable day. I really hope more people I know get married here in the future, as I can't wait to come back again!

    Sharon, Manager Tithe Barn at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 02/12/2018 16:22:41

    Thank you for your wonderful comments. As a team, our one wish is to create a day that you will both never forget, we are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations. I will pass on your wonderful comments regarding your food to our Chefs, along with your thanks to the everyone one else on our team. The fireworks were truly amazing! a wonderful end to an unforgettable day. Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn.

    Dreams do come true
    Venue Service

    By Nichola & Sam, on 29 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2018

    We were the first couple to view the Tithe Barn in its original state untouched and still a farm with big plans from the Cripps group, we knew it was the venue for us. One year later the barn was finished with 4 weeks until our wedding date, we booked in to visit and have our final planning meeting. Gillian the manager met us upon arrival and walked us in... I cried and Gillian cried with me, it blew me away, it is simply stunning and has been restored with such empathy and high quality its a very special building and I can’t recommend anyone to look around enough and see for yourself! Not only is the building amazing the whole process from booking our wedding to the big day has been nothing short of perfection and made so easy with the online account and regular contact, no question is too small. The team at the Tithe Barn are so professional and dedicated to making your day very special. Gillian wow what a lady she is and such a perfectionist her organising and team leading skills are second to none which was handed over to Sharon in the evening and again Sharon was just as fabulous. The food was delicious with everyone having seconds, you need to try the dauphinoise potatoes! We can’t thank everyone at the Tithe Barn enough, our wedding was just perfect, it really was the best day of our lives. Our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful the barn is, we want to do it all again!

    Sharon, Manager Tithe Barn at The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey responded to this review on 02/12/2018 16:22:34

    We are delighted to hear that you had your perfect day. It was our great pleasure to assist you and your family create such wonderful memories. We will of course pass on all of your wonderful comments to all of our team here at the Tithe Barn. Congratulations again and best wishes for the future.

    August Wedding 2018
    Venue Service

    By Jon and Taryn, on 16 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2018

    We were the 2nd Wedding at this incredible venue, It was such an amazing day and the staff, food and venue were superb. We could't have asked for more. It really made us, our families and friends all feel very special. Many people have told us it is the best Wedding food they have ever had. The barn looked stunning - even with our minimal decorations. We couldn't have wished for a more spectacular setting. We had an amazing photography team (, who even when the car failed to come, drove the Bride to the Wedding. Their documentary style, natural photography suited us perfectly and kept everyone at ease. Paul and Kelly thank you. The flowers provided by Floral Dance ( were spectacular and the Bride never look more beautiful, thanks to the hair and make up ( We had a great band, Downtown Underground, who kept us all dancing and have a great sound and groove. The sound system in the venue really helped to make them shine. Massive thank you to Gillian and the team. We didn't have to do a single thing on the day and weren't aware of any issues, even though it was only the second Wedding.

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