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The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey

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About

Built in the 16th century, The Tithe Barn is a historic wedding venue set within 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, newly restored and still retaining its original charm. Surrounded by 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. The barn features huge, medieval chandeliers embellished with cut glass that refracts candlelight across the room. Here, up to 200 guests can watch as you start a new chapter before breaking out into the outdoor terrace. This open space includes fire pits and plenty of seating for post-ceremony drinks. After, the barn is transformed into an intimate dining hall, accentuated by uplights and fairy lights woven through the beams. 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 space is opened up for a further 100 guests, allowing you to dance the night away with all your nearest and dearest.

Services Offered

The on-site Tithe Barn team 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 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:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Unique Weddings

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:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

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  • Sara
    Sara F. Married on 30/04/2022
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    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!!!

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Sara and Darren,

    We hope that you are enjoying newly married life!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments; we will be sure to pass them on to the rest of the team!

    It was an absolute pleasure to host your special day at the Barn.

    Please do keep in touch now that you are part of the Tithe Family! We look forward to seeing you both at one of our future Feast Nights!

    Sending love and well wishes,

    Sharon, Chloe & the Tithe Team x
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    Rebecca L. Married on 14/04/2022
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    "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

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Becky and Joe,

    Thank you so much for your kind comments; we will be sure to pass them on to the rest of the team.

    We are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely day with us; it was a pleasure to host your special day, here at the Barn!

    We hope that you are enjoying married life; please do stay in touch!

    Wishing you all the very best for 2022!

    Sharon, Chloé and all the team X
  • Jessica
    Jessica W. Married on 11/09/2021
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    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!

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Jessica

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, it was our absolute pleasure to look after you both and your families on your special day

    We will of course pass on your kind comments to all of our team,

    Take care and look after each other, come back and see us again soon, we would love to see you at the barn

    Congratulation's again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn

    Kind Regards

    Sharon
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    Jonathan&Beth Married on 05/09/2021
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    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

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Beth & Jonathan

    Thank you for your amazing review,

    We absolutely loved looking after you and your families on your special day, we will of course pass on your wonderful comments to our team

    We hope you will keep in touch and visit again very soon

    Congratulations again from all the team at the Tithe Barn

    Kind Regards

    Sharon x
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    Georgie W. Married on 04/08/2021
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    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

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Georgie & Tom

    We are delighted that you had such a wonderful day, thank you for you lovely comments we will of course pass them on toall of our team here at the barn

    It was our absolute pleasure to look after you and your families on you special day

    Congratulations again from all the team hear at the Tithe Barn

    Kind Regards

    Sharon
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    David J. Married on 02/07/2021
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    Amazing experience!

    We had a fantastic experience from start to finish with The Tithe Barn, can't express how available they were throughout the whole planning process especially with keeping us updated on any covid related updates that were being installed! Sharon and Julia were so helpful. The online portal to communicate and check over all the details of the wedding is brilliant.

    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

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Dave & Natalie

    We are over the moon to hear that you had such a wonderful day, it was our pleasure to look after you and your families on you special day

    Congratulations and best wishes for the future

    Sharon & The Tithe Barn Team x
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    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.

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Jade & Quy

    Thank you for your lovely review, it was our pleasure to look after you and your families, I will be sure to pass on your kind comments tp all of our team here at the barn

    Congratulations again from all the team here at the barn

    Kind Regards

    Sharon
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    Laura B. Married on 27/02/2022
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    Couldn’t ask for more!

    Well, I really don’t know where to begin. From start to finish Sharon and her team have been incredible despite a global pandemic being thrown in the mix.

    Communication has been amazing and the fact that in the end we’ve had 2 beautiful weddings at this stunning venue is more than any couple could wish for.

    Throughout the pandemic they could not do enough for us and for that we will be eternally grateful.

    Service, food, atmosphere, attention to detail was perfect!

    I can not recommend this place enough. With love from a very happy Mr and Mrs Blamires ❤️

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Laura & Matthew

    Thank you for your kind comments, it was our absolute pleasure to look after you and your families not once but twice :)

    We be sure to pass on your comments to all of our team here at the barn,

    We look forward to seeing you at one of our feast nights in the future until then take care

    Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn x
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    Lucy Married on 14/01/2022
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    Amazing from start to finish

    Where to begin. The Tithe Barn itself is such a special venue, it has a real wow factor when you walk in and is so sympathetically and stylishly done. Then there is the setting and the view. We were so lucky to have a sunny January day and the views were breathtaking. Beyond all of that, Sharon and the staff are beyond fantastic. Always on hand to answer questions in the run up and so helpful on the day, it all ran seamlessly and so many people commented on how natural it felt, and how amazing (and unweddingy!) the food was. We cannot recommend this venue enough and we are only sorry that our time with it and the lovely staff is over! Lucy and Paul

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Paul & lucy

    Thank you for your amazing review :) I will be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to all of our team

    It was our absolutely pleasure to look after you and families on your special day.

    We hope that you will keep in touch and come and see us very soon

    Congratulations again from everyone here at the Tithe Barn

    Kind Regards

    Sharon
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    Harry H. Married on 19/12/2021
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    The perfect day

    Everything was perfect. Sharon and her team pre wedding were extremely attentive to details, accepting and helpful of changes due to covid/guest changes and supportive throughout. The team on the day were incredibly organised and took all stress away. The venue was breathtaking, naturally gorgeous with minimal decorations needed should you wish. Many guests commented on the venue being the nicest they'd been to for a wedding. We would definitely recommend using the venue for your wedding, from start to finish the wedding was made perfect by the venue and its staff. Thanks again, Harry and Lauren x

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hello Harry & Lauren,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review!

    We are delighted that you had such a lovely Wedding Day,

    It was such a pleasure to host you and your families at Tithe Barn.

    We hope that you are keeping safe and well and would love to see you at one of our future Feast Nights, when you are next over in the UK.

    Congratulations again from all the team at the Tithe Barn

    Best Wishes,

    Chloe, Sharon & Team Tithe X
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    Lucy S. Married on 06/11/2021
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    The most magical day of our whole lives 💕

    The Tithe Barn is the most beautiful venue in Yorkshire. We looked at so many and none has such a perfect setting and magical decor. Inside the barn is magical and so impressive, even before you start decorating. The view from outside is second to non, looking down onto the river and abbey. Sharon, Richard and their teams are incredibly accommodating and kind, and will help you plan your perfect day.

    The food was unbelievable, everyone kept saying how good it was. We have been told by so many people it was the best wedding they have ever been to and that is down to the venue and incredible staff. Cannot say thank you enough! X

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Lucy

    Thank you for your wonderful review, it was our absolute pleasure to look after you and you both and your families on your special day

    We will pass on your kind comments to all of our team here at the barn

    Take care and keep in touch, we hope that you will call in to see us again very soon

    Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn

    Kind Regards

    Sharon x
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    Amy L. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Absolutely seamless from start to finish!

    It’s hard to put in to words how fantastic the venue and staff at Tithe barn are - if you want a day without a worry in the world and 10/10 service for you and your guests (not to mention the incredible food!) then Tithe is the one.
    The team couldn’t do enough to help and definitely went above and beyond the day to day running of an event - they’d support on everything from rearranging my dress for pics, keeping us calm before the ceremony, and never letting us be without a drink. The sound system is awesome for dancing, the bar service faultless and we’ve had endless comments on how good the catering was. We didn’t have to think about anything on the day apart from having a good time - it just ran perfectly like clockwork with the team working their socks off behind the scenes. We’re so happy we decided to get married at tithe barn. thank you!!!

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Amy & John

    Thank you for lovely review, we will of course pass on your kind words to all of our team here at the barn

    It was our absolute pleasure to look after you and your families on your special day

    Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn

    Take care and look after each other and we hope to see you again very soon

    Kind Regards

    Sharon
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    Sophie C. Married on 04/09/2021
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    An amazing wedding

    My wife and I got married at the Tithe Barn a few weeks ago and everything was perfect! Sharon and the team did so much work behind the scenes to ensure the day went as planned, we couldn't have been in safer hands. The catering was spectacular and many of our guests were saying it was the best wedding food they've ever had! The venue catered for all sorts of dietary requirements (vegan, dairy free, nut free, etc) and got it all bang on. We would love to do it all again and would thoroughly recommend booking this venue!

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Sophie & James

    Thank you for your lovely review and you kind words we will be sure to pass them on to all of our team here at the barn

    It was our absolute pleasure to look after you and your families

    We hope that you will come and visit us again very,

    Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn

    Kind Regards

    Sharon x
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    Caroline H. Married on 30/08/2021
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    Amazing team, amazing venue

    I cannot recommend the team at The Tithe Barn highly enough! We had to move our original date due to COVID and they helped us throughout that process with their online platform making everything a lot easier. Being able to message them on the platform is so useful and they are very responsive, pretty much always replied on the same day of questions. On the day itself everything went very smoothly and they made us feel incredibly special even though I know they were in the midst of many many weddings in a row. The food is absolutely amazing - many guests commented they thought it was the best wedding food they had ever had and the set up looked incredible. They take care of everything on the day leaving you free to enjoy the best day ever!

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    HI Caroline

    Thank you for your lovely review we will be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to our team here at the barn

    It was our pleasure to look after you and your families on your special day

    Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn
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    Jan L. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Tithe barn Bolton Abbey

    Our daughter Beth and Will married at this beautiful venue 6 months ago and what a fantastic day it was.
    Stunning surroundings, a fairy tale setting and excellent service. Sharon was amazing - organising the day so smoothly that it just seemed to happen naturally and we were able to enjoy the day with no worries.
    Food was superb. Lots of space both inside and outdoors. Made us proud to be from Yorkshire ( the Londoners loved it!).
    Lots of good local accommodation too.

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Jan

    Thank you for you lovey review, it was our pleasure to to look after Beth and Will on their special day

    We will pass on your kind comments to all of our team here at the barn,

    We hope that you will all pop back into see us again when in the area

    Congratulations again to Beth & Will

    Kind Regards

    Sharon & the Tithe Barn Team x

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