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.
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.
The Tithe Barn is licensed for civil marriage ceremonies, with space for up to 200 seated guests.
Alternatively we can host wedding celebrations in the barn following a ceremony in one of the local churches.
THE TITHE BARN