The Tithe Barn FAQ
CAN WE HAVE A CIVIL WEDDING?
Yes, we are licensed for a ceremony with up to 200 guests in the barn.
WHO IS THE LOCAL REGISTRAR?
CAN WE HAVE A CHURCH WEDDING?
There are lots of churches local to The Tithe Barn so, if you choose to get married in a church, you can still use the barn for your reception, wedding feast and evening party.
The nearest church is the beautiful Bolton Priory Church.
WHAT IS YOUR CLOSING TIME?
Many venues will close around midnight, just when everyone is really enjoying the party. At The Tithe Barn your hire period runs until 1.00 a.m.
WHAT IS YOUR DINING CAPACITY?
We can accommodate up to 200 seated guests.
CAN WE INVITE ADDITIONAL EVENING GUESTS?
There is room for an additional 100 guests in the evening (amounting to 300 guests in total), for drinks and dancing.
DO YOU HAVE OUTDOOR HEATERS?
We have outdoor fire pits for guests to keep warm (or toast marshmallows).
ARE THE BARNS WARM?
Yes - the barn has advanced underfloor heating and candles everywhere, for added warmth and atmosphere. The unpredictable English weather is never a problem at The Tithe Barn.
DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION?
Whilst there is none on site, there is plenty of excellent accommodation very nearby, so your guests can all stay within an easy distance from the barn.
WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MUSIC?
There are several options for music. You are welcome to plug in your own iPod playlist (we have a state of the art Funktion-one sound system), you could have a DJ and a live band, or a combination of the above.
WHAT PA (PUBLIC ADDRESS) AND SOUND SYSTEM DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE?
Please see all information about our excellent on-site PA & Sound System here.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FLOWERS & DECORATIONS?
The barn is yours for the day and you can decorate it as you wish. We have our own decoration packages to get you started, and a list of trusted local suppliers in our Wedding Directory.
CAN WE USE OUR OWN CATERERS?
The feast is a key element of any special occasion and we are passionate about delivering all our events to an extremely high standard, so we take care of all food and drink in-house. Our excellent team of in-house chefs freshly prepares all food served and you can choose from a range of excellent wine, champagne, beer and spirits. All couples are encouraged to come to one of our Feast Nights, where you can taste our food and see the barn.
DO YOU HAVE A WEDDING PLANNING SERVICE?
Helping you plan and organise your day is a key part of what we do. We will support you throughout the planning process and will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. Our guests are always impressed with the level of service they receive from our on-site teams.
CAN WE CHANGE DETAILS AFTER WE HAVE AGREED THE QUOTE AND BOOKED OUR DATE?
This is your day. Whether you pick up the phone or check real-time changes to your initial quote using our intuitive online platform, we are on hand right up until the day itself to help you with anything you want or need.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY EVENT IS CANCELLED?
On rare occasions a guest will need to cancel their event. We always recommend that you get wedding insurance in case of unforeseeable circumstances.
Wedding Plan Wedding Insurance
John Lewis Wedding Insurance