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The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey

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50 to 250 Guests

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. Outside the terrace has large fire pits and plenty of seating, so guests can enjoy the view across the Bolton Abbey Priory ruins and the surrounding landscape 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 the Bolton Abbey estate in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Breathtaking views
  • Huge indoor BBQ
  • 300 total capacity
  • Exceptional service from on-site team
  • Late license until 1am

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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    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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    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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    Koren R. Married on 30/07/2021
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    Magical summer wedding!

    We finally had our wedding celebration at the Tithe Barn on 30th July 2021 - we were due to be married last year but had to postpone due to COVID.

    Sharon and team were fantastic throughout, communicating so well even during the height of the pandemic. They were able to offer us a new wedding date, and took into consideration my husband is a teacher so helped us with an out of term date.

    We ended up having two planning meetings with Sharon, and she used her experience to help us make decisions on seating arrangements and meal choices we were totally stuck on!

    On the day itself, Sharon was our wedding coordinator and she made sure everything ran smoothly - as a bride I never once felt worried about a thing. All the big moments were carefully coordinated with our suppliers (entrance, confetti throw, cake cutting, first dance etc), and Sharon told us what to do and where to be at every point.

    The team quickly identified key members of our wedding party and made sure they were well looked after, and offered the first canapés and pizza!! The food was absolutely gorgeous - all of our guests commented that it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding.

    The venue speaks for itself, the atmosphere was just magical! Many times throughout the day we looked around and asked if it was really our wedding as everything was PERFECT.

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Koren & Mason

    We are delighted that you had the day you dreamed of, it was our pleasure to help you and your families celebrate your wonderful day

    We wish you both every happiness and our best wishes for the future

    Congratulations again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn x





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    Richard W. Married on 24/06/2021
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    Very positive

    Tithe Barn team are very professional. It's a fabulous venue but what really made our day was how smoothly the team ran the day.

    Throughout the pandemic they were very supportive, flexible, and accommodating - even to the last minute as guidance changed.

    The food and service on the day was also fantastic.

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    HI Richard & Alex

    Thank you for your kind words, I will be sure to pass them on to our team here at the Barn

    We are delighted that you such a wonderful day

    Congratulations and best wishes again from all the team here at the Tithe Barn x
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    Sundas R. Married on 05/06/2021
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    An Truly Magical Venue

    Thank you for making our day so special down to every detail. Your warm and welcoming nature made us feel so comfortable on our wedding day, and to top it of the beautiful architecture of the barn, the views and food made everything even more spectacular. Such a magical venue :)

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Sundas & Karl

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

    We are delighted to hear that you you had such an amazing time we will of course pass on your lovely comments to all of our team

    Congratulations again and our very best wishes for the future

    Kind Regards

    Sharon
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    Kjersti Married on 07/03/2020
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    Breathtaking Venue and Superb Service!

    We got married at the Tithe Barn on the 7th of March 2020 and feel unbelievable luck to have done so! The Tithe Barn blew us away from the moment we stepped inside!

    The team were supportive the whole way and Emily was absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and they were so quick to respond to any queries and didn’t just accommodate but they totally embraced our slightly unusual way of doing things.

    During the day they looked after us so superbly, they anticipated every eventuality and the whole day ran without a single hitch! They even brought us a small plate of canapés whilst we were having out photos done! Our guests thought the venue was stunning and suited our day perfectly. The food was incredible and plentiful! The whole day was beyond imagination and we cannot recommend this venue and the Cripps team highly enough!
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    Claire Married on 22/02/2020
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    Best Day Ever!

    We held our wedding reception at the Tithe Barn last weekend and it was everything we could’ve hoped for and so much more! It’s a breathtaking building, which we fell in love with from our first visit and which all of our guests were in awe of - we had so many comments saying it was the most amazing wedding venue they had ever seen! All of the communication from the team was amazing throughout our planning - we would hear back within a couple of hours about any query - thank you to Sharon and Emily and the rest of the team for everything you did to make our planning run so smoothly, and our day be the most memorable day of our lives. We can’t recommend this venue highly enough - just fabulous!
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    Abi Married on 07/12/2019
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    Fantastic!!

    Myself and my Husband have nothing but praise for this beautiful venue and expert team of event coordinators! We married here last weekend and the day was just stunning. The food was fantastic and the day went seamlessly. My guests had nothing but outstanding feedback on all aspects of the day, and from our point of view the attention to detail of the staff was fantastic! A big ‘thank you’ to all involved - especially Emily who took the lead on our day and did an amazing job!

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Hi Abi & Josh

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are so glad you enjoyed your day with us,

    It was our pleasure, thank you for letting us know us be apart of you magical day.

    Congratulations again from all the team and we wish you a lifetime of happiness together.
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    Amy Married on 15/11/2019
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    Fiddes Wedding

    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!

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:

    Dear Amy & Jordan,

    We are so delighted to hear that you had the best experience ever on 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.
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    Naomi Married on 19/09/2019
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    More than you could ever dream of.

    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

    The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey's reply:


    Hi Naomi & Joshua

    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.

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