£3000 - £5500 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Located in the stunning Chiltern Hills, 12th Century Notley Tythe Barn is a fantastic and picturesque family run wedding venue which can be exclusively yours.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,000
Maximum Price
£5,500
Venue Hire price is dependent on the day of the week and time of the year. Our prices include Exclusive use, Free Parking, Tables, Gold Banqueting Chairs, Linens and all Tableware and Glasses, Cake Knife, Easel, Fairy Lights, Full Heating, Full Wedding Planning, Full Event Management on the Day, all Staff at Vat.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£48
Maximum Price
£64
Our Wedding Breakfast or Buffet is between £48 to £64 per head with a children's menu at £20 per head. All our food is cooked on site from scratch using locally sourced produce wherever possible. We can provide any style of catering and enjoy producing specifically tailored menus for you and your guests. We consistently receive nothing but praise for the excellent dishes produced and the outstanding service provided by our enthusiastic team.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Corkage charge applicable
Menu tasting included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
7:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
Asian Catering
Full Description
Set in 500 acres of rolling pastureland, Notley Tythe Barn is a stunning 12th Century structure with an ancient and spiritual ambience which adds a magical edge to all manner of celebration. In 1991 the barn was lovingly restored by owners, Nick and Denise Reynolds. Now its beam-raftered roof, its magnificent whitewashed hall and gallery echo not to the noise of harvest toil but to the sounds of wedding celebrations. The Reynolds family have been farming Notley for over 350 years and when Nick and Denise transformed the barn into a romantic wedding venue they wanted to make sure that it too shared the same family-run feel as the rest of the farm. Every detail is meticulously planned in advance, from the ceremony (Notley has a civil licence) to the seating, music, food and drinks. We have a wonderful chef, Petr, who cooks everything from scratch and we have installed the latest top of the range Rationale ovens, as used at Buckingham Palace, which are technically very clever. We can cater for 140 guests seated in the barn or more with the use of an additional marquee if required. As many ingredients as possible are sourced locally with all the eggs used being free range. The Notley lamb, slow cooked for twelve hours, is a particular house speciallity. We feel we are very experienced now having hosted over 2000 weddings in over 30 years and are used to coping with any eventuality. We’re a small team and work with our couples to create exactly the wedding of their dreams. We’ve done medieval fancy dress, with groom and ushers in full armour, a fairy wedding and Hindu services, as well as many traditional English weddings, we’re very adaptable! "We’re incredibly lucky the barn is still here” says Denise “The Abbey was trashed by Henry VIII, during the ‘Dissolution of the Monasteries’, leaving only the old Abbots House and then there was the civil war and barn fires etc., but somehow hidden away up here the barn has survived."

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Alison
Congratulations on your Engagement and thank you for taking the time to look at our Venue. We would be delighted to show you around Notley Tythe Barn on either a Saturday morning or during week day office hours. We look forward to discussing the details of your day and we offer flexibility with food, drink and timings to tailor your day to uniquely be yours. Denise and Alison

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1992
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(19)
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Carol and Tim
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
Petr your food was excellent and was the highlight
Well what can we say but a massive Thank you to you all fro making our day so so special. Peter your food was excellent and was the highlight for most of our guests! Jules you exceptional service throughout the day was amazing. Last but not least Thank you to the whole team who worked so tirelessly throughout the day and evening. Carol and Tim
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Beth and David
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
everything was just perfect
Thanks so much for your email and my apologies for not already being in touch. We went away on our honeymoon a couple of days after the wedding and have been enjoying a quieter couple of weeks. The wedding weekend really was a total whirlwind but such a fabulous one. Thank you so much to you, Jules and all the staff at Notley Tythe Barn for making our wedding day one we will never forget. We both had the most wonderful day, everything was just perfect, exactly how we had hoped and we felt so lucky to be able to celebrate with all our family and friends. On the day, Jules was absolutely brilliant. Nothing was ever a problem - the event manager in me was slightly worried when we were running behind schedule, but she was so calm throughout, any worry I had about our delays very quickly disappeared. Thank you for all your help in the run up to the day as well. You made the whole process very easy for us and we felt very reassured that everything was in hand every step of the way. The food was also excellent! I didn't get a chance to thank your chef but please do pass on our gratitude. So many of our guests mentioned how tasty everything was throughout the day. Again a huge Thank you Beth and David
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Natalie and David
Wedding: June
November 2022
the whole date was pure magic
I would just like to say how wonderful my Daughters Wedding Venue, Marriage, Wedding Breakfast etc. in fact the whole day was pure magic. I cant remember attending such a well planned, beautiful Wedding in this country ever. Your Staff worked with smiles on their faces during the wedding breakfast and beyond, nothing was too much trouble, they were impeccable. I will definitely pass on a very glowing recommendation to all and sundry. A brilliant, memorable day was had by all. More than a day to remember, I for one will live on the memory of the most important day in my Daughter and new Son in Law's life well into the winter months ahead.
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Samantha and Dayle
Happy couple married in April
April 2022
Special Day
Thank you all so much for everything! It was a perfect day and our guests really enjoyed every aspect that you put together. Jules was amazing with all her help on the day and thank you for your patience with all the planning. You all really made it a special day for us.
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Danielle and Callum
Happy couple married in April
April 2022
Absolutely amazing
Our wedding day was absolutely amazing and it was definitely lovely to sit back and watch as everyone we loved sat and laughed together in one room, finally. Jules and the team were fantastic on the day and of course you have been an amazing support in the years leading up to our big day. The food was fantastic ad we have received lots of compliments about it since. We can't thank you all enough.
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Vicky and Josh
Happy couple married in January
April 2022
The food was amazing
Myself and my new husband would like to pass on our thanks to everyone involved in making our day so very special. The venue looked beautiful, the food was amazing and we cannot thank you enough for the staff's hospitality. We will forever remember the day as the best day of our lives so please send on our thanks and appreciation to everyone involved.

Wedding Fayre

29th January 2023
By Appointment, please call or email. We are providing a relaxed showcase of our venue and local suppliers. Complimentary glass of Fizz, free admission and parking. We look forward to welcoming you.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Chearsley Road, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9ER, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Thame

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40

Nearest Train Station

Haddenham

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Oh my that would be so hard as we have around 100 weddings a year. Each one is unique and special and all are such wonderful happy occasions

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Ensure you allow enough time for everything, guests arrival, photos, wedding breakfast, speeches etc. You do not want to be rushed and stressed on your special day and need time to take things in and absorb things for your memories.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I think it was when a brides family arranged, as a surprise, for her much loved horse to visit for her photos.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Historic, Romantic, Exclusive, Rural

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

With our listed dovecote as a backdrop or on our very long grassed verged driveway offering views of the Chiltern Hills and surrounding farmland.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have had a few celebrity guests however I would certainly not divulge who!

What’s your favourite canapé?

The Red Onion and Goats Cheese Crostini is a definitely my favourite and a very popular choice. This can also be vegan.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

I think its age and history being the Tythe Barn to Notley Abbey all those years ago. It is 12th Century so dating back nearly 1000 years.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are proud of all aspects and in particular our amazing staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them and we receive so many fabulous comments about our incredible food and wonderful staff.