The Tithe Barn Testimonials


The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey is a truly magical venue. We can't really begin to explain how amazing our day was thanks to the staff, food & drink and the location & decor. It was a dream come true- 5* location, 5* service, 5* everything. It would not surprise us to see the Barn become one of the UK's most sought after wedding venue! It combines rustic charm with incredible vistas. The team are ruthlessly efficient but incredibly helpful and friendly and will go the extra mile to make your day that extra special.

  — Jo & Nathan, April 2019

We had to bring our wedding forward a year due to a family illness and the staff at the barn (especially Sharon) were so unbelievably helpful and supportive. We arranged our wedding in just 10 weeks and it was perfect thanks to everyone at The Tithe Barn. The barn is just beautiful. All of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding venue they had ever been to. Can't say enough about how amazing the staff were. The food was wonderful and the view from the barn - oh my!

  — Stephanie & Jonathan, April 2019

We had an amazing day! Thank you so much. It was absolutely perfect.

  — Stephanie & Jonathan, April 2019

Thank you so much for everything Sharon. We had the most magical day and everyone said how stunningly beautiful the barn is.

— Joanne & Daniel, April 2019

If you are looking for a venue for your dream day then honestly look no further! We first discovered The Tithe Barn when the vision for the conversion was just a bunch of concept sketches and there was still a digger inside, but immediately we knew the space was going to be incredible. We watched the progression of the building online and couldn't believe our eyes when we came for the Feast Night (highly recommend doing this as it changed a fair few of our food choices!). The venue was more incredible than we could have possibly hoped for. The build up to our wedding was seamless with the online portal allowing for swift responses from the team. Now to the day... absolutely everything was just simply fantastic. The staff were brilliant and blended into the background whilst also being on hand immediately if needed. We had so many compliments from our guests about the quality (and quantity) of the food - many saying it was the best wedding food they had ever had. We had both our ceremony and reception at the barn and the transition from ceremony set up to reception was flawless - and so quick! Lastly - the views were just breathtaking. We were fortunate enough to have great weather all day which allowed us to get pictures at both the front of the barn and on the terrace overlooking the priory. The garden space has been finished to such a high standard and is fabulous for the drinks reception. If you haven't booked The Tithe Barn yet, just do it. There honestly isn't a better place to get married!

— Lizzie & Sam, April 2019

We had the most amazing day. There is not one thing I can think of that we didn't love. Everyone was amazed at the venue and the food was beautiful! Thank you so much.

— Rachel & Fraser, April 2019


We had the most wonderful day. A big thank you to all the staff for being so attentive and truly looking after us. Everyone commented how lovely all the staff were. The food was outstanding, we couldn't have asked for any better so please pass our complements to the chefs. There were so many comments on the food and the venue, we were really blown away. 

— Louise & Tom, March 2019

The Tithe Barn is just out of this world, what an amazing venue you have got there and I couldn't say enough about how much I enjoyed the day. Everything about it was incredible and with such a relaxed vibe, you really can’t want to ask for more from a venue. You guys were so welcoming and lovely to work with and I really hope I will be back soon.

— Rachel Kenyon (Photographer), February 2019


Wow....What a venue! We had the most AMAZING wedding day at The Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey. It was beyond anything we could have imagined. The barn, the staff, the food.... everything was truly amazing. Since the day, all our guests have raved about the venue and how breathtakingly beautiful it is, and how the food was just out of this world. The staff were brilliant on the lead up - the online portal they use is fantastic and they respond to any questions you have usually within a matter of hours which is great.

— Amy & Sam, February 2019

“What a venue! We had the pleasure of having our wedding at the Tithe Barn and it’ll be a day and a place I’ll never forget. I realise your wedding day is going to be the best day of your life, but I think the staff at the Tithe Barn took the best day of my life and amplified it by 100%. Everything about the day was completely perfect and exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The food was incredible - I had several guests pull me to one side and say that they had never had food this good at a wedding. The staff were brilliant, a place as amazing as the Tithe Barn would not work without superb people. They were friendly, approachable and great to deal with all the way throughout. As for the venue itself, WOW! It takes your breath away when you walk in and has a beautiful setting, overlooking Bolton Abbey. This could be the greatest place to get married in Yorkshire!

— Laura & Chris, November 2018

“The Tithe Barn is an absolutely beautiful location for a wedding. We decided to get married here when it was still being renovated and could immediately appreciate how beautiful it was going to be. However, what really sold it to us was the people working there. They were so accommodating and helped us create exactly the day we wanted, giving us a lot of helpful pointers along the way. The food was absolutely incredible and everyone told us it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The people that worked the day were so professional and kept everything so well organised without us even really noticing. It was perfect!

— Sophia & Ben, November 2018

“We had the best day ever, and everyone commented on how stunning the venue is. We can not thank the team enough for all their hard work.

— Victoria & Marco, November 2018

“Thank you so much for an unforgettable day. We had the best day of our lives and are still floating on air.
Our best man is looking forward to coming back next summer for his brothers’ wedding. He’ll be a seasoned pro by then!

— Laura & Chris, November 2018

“We had a fantastic day thank you! It was the best day of our lives and we would like to thank, Gillian and all the team for making it so special.

— Danielle & Michael, September 2018

“We had a fantastic day! We’ve had an overwhelming amount of messages from our guests saying how amazing the day was!

— Danica & Scott, Septebmer 2018

“‘Stunningly beautiful’ doesn’t do it justice. State of the art sound system. Excellent staff. Amazing location. 
Truly epic in every way. 

— Dan (Wedding Guest), August 2018

“We were the first couple to view the Tithe Barn in its original state, untouched and still a farm with big plans from the Cripps group. We knew it was the venue for us. One year later the barn was finished with 4 weeks until our wedding date, we booked in to visit and have our final planning meeting. Gillian the manager met us upon arrival and walked us in ... I cried and Gillian cried with me! It blew me away, it is simply stunning and has been restored with such empathy and high quality. The Tithe Barn is a very special building and I can’t recommend anyone to look around enough and see for yourself! Not only is the building amazing the whole process from booking our wedding to the big day has been nothing short of perfection. Everything is made so easy with the online account and regular contact, no question is too small. The team at the Tithe Barn are so professional and dedicated to making your day very special. Gillian, wow what a lady she is and such a perfectionist her organisational and team leading skills are second to none which was handed over to Sharon in the evening, and again Sharon was just as fabulous. The food was delicious with everyone having seconds, you need to try the dauphinoise potatoes! We can’t thank everyone at the Tithe Barn enough, our wedding was just perfect, it really was the best day of our lives. Our friends and family are still talking about how beautiful the barn is, we want to do it all again!

— Nichola & Sam, August 2018

“From our initial meeting, all the way through to coordination on the day, we could not have felt more comfortable. Your attention to detail and overall outlook was so warming yet precise, and left us confident that the venue would be absolutely perfect for our big day. Which of course, it was! The staff were fantastic and effortlessly carried out their tasks with a smile on their faces. 
The venue is absolutely stunning. Literally every guest who attended commented on how spectacular the venue is and I think you have all done a truly magnificent job.
It’s been an absolute pleasure meeting you all and we wish you many more successful weddings in the future!

— Lauren & Neil, August 2018

“Thanks so much to all of the staff for a truly amazing day. Everyone was effusive in their praise for the venue, the organisation and set-up and how lovely all of the staff were. We can’t thank you enough.

— Sonia & Sean, August 2018

“Your setting is out of this world and your organisational skills equally matched this. The staff at the barn were brilliant, professional, friendly and ensured that everything during the day went perfectly. The food was sensational, I’ve never tasted beef like it, wow! There was nothing that you or your staff could have done to make our day any better, thank you so much. 

— Gill (Mother of the Groom), August 2018

“‘Stunningly beautiful’ doesn’t do it justice. State of the art sound system. Excellent staff. Amazing location. Truly epic in every way.

— Dan (wedding guest), August 2018

“We had an amazing time on Saturday thanks, we both found the day very overwhelming due to how it completely lived up to and surpassed what we had been hoping for.

— Fiona & Dan, August 2018

“Thanks you so much for making the day so lovely and special for us.

— Jon & Taryn, August 2018