The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey

£1 - £15,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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 larges
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The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey Features & Capacity


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Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence


Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Grade I/II Listed Building

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In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey Full Description
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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sharon Nabbs
We are open for viewings on most dates - please drop us an email or call us on 01756 631000 and we will get you booked in.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Fiona and Stephen
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Magical Wedding
We haven’t stopped talking about our magical wedding every day. We and all our friends and family, thought it was spectacular in every way. A friend texted me the other day to say she was still fantasising about fillets of beef and seared tuna! Thank you for such seamless and trouble free organisation, to your wonderful staff in the kitchen, serving guests, behind the bar and behind the scenes. It was perfect.
Sara and Darren
Happy couple married in January
November 2022
Thank You
A massive thank you to you all at The Tithe Barn for the excellent feast night we attended last night. We were all absolutely bowled over with everything about the venue... the actual barn, the amazing food, definitely the wine and most importantly the service from everyone. It was a fantastic evening and our wedding suddenly feels very real! It even helped myself and my bridesmaids decide on the colour for their dresses... thank you
Sophie and Joshua
Happy couple married in December
November 2022
Most Amazing Day
We had the most amazing day, thank you. The barn is absolutely spectacular, and Julia and the team were excellent. All expectations were exceeded! Many thanks for everything.
Susanne Loweth, Beamsley Blooms
Wedding: September
December 2018
The most beautiful and impressive wedding barn in the area!
The Tithe Barn provides an amazing backdrop to a big barn wedding. It is in a beautiful rustic setting and has many unique features. The staff are friendly and professional and it has a lovely warm atmosphere. It is very high on my list favourite wedding venues.
The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey Location & Contact Details


Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6EX, England

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey?

The best? Impossible! Our venue is such a blank canvas that every wedding is unique, personal, fun and we have loved them all!

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

Ask questions! We are always around to answer the quickest of questions, the longest chain of questions, the amazingly bizarre questions, and the most obvious, mundane or confusing questions - but we know that every question answered reassures the couple immensely; so never be afraid to ask, ask, ask away!

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

We love the 'find your face to find your place' seating plan - the couples must take ages gathering photos of all the guests, and it reminds the guests of times spent with the happy couple.

Describe The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey in 5 adjectives

Relaxed. Informal. Rustic. Rural. Fun!

Where’s the best photo spot at The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey?

Overlooking the Abbey.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey?

That would be telling!

What’s your favourite canapé?

You decide... ! They are all delicious!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We love cheese and ham boards, but our favourite dance-floor snack is our Roasted 4-day marinated pork roll & apple sauce.

What is The Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey most unique feature?

There are too many to choose from.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our food! Our formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. We like to make our food dramatic as well as delicious, so there’s an 8-spit rotisserie visible through a glass screen from the Dining Room, and large mobile BBQ which can be moved in and out of sight as appropriate. Our food is served 'feast-style' on boards and in bowls to the centre of the table for guests to just dig into! Yum!

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