The Tithe Barn, Bedford

£5995 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
49 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Combining historic charm with rustic elegance, The Tithe Barn, formerly known as Barns Hotel, is an award winning, 800 year old riverside venue which will embrace you and your guests.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Situated in a beautiful riverside location with newly manicured lawns, the barn has many period features, wonderful views over the River Great Ouse and a stunning new Tipi tent for reception drinks leading to outdoors, creating amazing photo opportunities and memories you will never forget. The dedicated wedding team pride themselves on delivering a magical experience. Partnering with the finest wedding suppliers in Bedfordshire, the wedding team will assist you all of the way, with special attention to detail so you can wine, dine and celebrate the best day of your lives. Located just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from the A1, The Tithe Barn can accommodate up to 90 guests for your ceremony and 120 for your evening reception. There are also 49 bedrooms including three period suites, for you to stay over the night before, be pampered and get prepared with your bridal party. Unique, bespoke, romantic and resplendent. Wedding day perfection. But it will have to do.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sarah
Here at the hotel we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and can offer a wedding venue as unique as you are, with a personal service to match. We cant wait to show you what we have to offer for your special day, so please contact us today to book your appointment.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Rachael and Martyn
Happy couple married in August
November 2018
A couple of small problems
Overall, we had a great day - the venue is BEAUTIFUL, but I felt that the organisation by the venue on the day was not as good as it should have been. I (the bride) left the room during our wedding breakfast to go to the loo - when I returned, the bubbly had been served ready for speeches, but a glass had not been left for me. As a result, I ended up without bubbly during the speeches at my own wedding. During the evening reception, the gluten free cake was placed on the same plate as the normal cake, despite the venue being told repeatedly about the gluten free cake needing to be kept separate. My own mother ended up having to go into the kitchen at her daughter's wedding to sort this problem out and make sure there was still some gluten free cake which could be served. We were also told repeatedly during planning that there would be a gluten free option for the evening, including gluten free rolls (our evening food was sausage and bacon baps with chips). It turned out on the evening that the gluten free option was bacon with no rolls. Other than those few oversights, we had a lovely day, and the barn is beautiful.
Emily & Jolan
Happy couple married in July
January 2020
We enjoyed every minute!
We both had an amazing day we enjoyed every minute of it! The day ran really smoothly because of the staff who were fantastic on the day, Especially Ben ! We would also like to reach out and thank you personally for your help and assistance of our big day, we couldn't of done it without you! Kind Regards Mr and Mrs Altria
Sarah & Ian
Happy couple married in June
January 2020
We enjoyed every minute!
We enjoyed every minute of our wedding at The Barns thank you. Service was great from the off starting with your swift replies to our constant questions, the manager the night before was quick in rectifying maintenance in our room and Ben was excellent arranging everything as requested on the day. Sarah & Ian
David & Kirsty
Happy couple married in June
January 2020
A Big Thank you!
Morning Sam, just thought I would email you saying a big thank you for all of your team and their efforts for last Friday, Kirsty and myself could not praise you high enough and it made the day go smoothly. I’m sure you are experts now at this so this comes as no surprise. We cannot fault anything with your team and thank you once again David Pike
Samantha & Darren
Happy couple married in June
January 2020
Perfect Day!
We both had the perfect day, we would love to say a massive thank you to you and your staff for making the day great. I can't stress enough how amazing your staff were and all my guests agreed. Not only did they do there job to a high standard they also went above and beyond which we are truly grateful for. We have every intention of returning after our great experience. Once again many thanks and hope to see you in the near future. Thanks Samantha and Darren
Kamala & Chris
Happy couple married in June
January 2020
Amazing day!
We had an amazing day and really can’t thank you and all staff members enough, everything was perfect and felt everyone went out of their way to make sure everything was just right. Kam & Chris
Location & Contact Details


Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SA, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 & A1

Nearest Train Station

Bedford Thameslink

Nearest Airport

Luton London Airport

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