The Tithe Barn Bolton Abbey

A New Cripps Wedding Barn

The Tithe Barn and its Setting

Walking into the Tithe Barn, most visitors say very little for a while.  It needs a little time to take in the scale and the beauty of the building.  The Barn is 10 bays long, with a timber structure of massive proportions, quite remarkably well-preserved.  Wow factor doesn’t really do it justice.

Outside, it gets better.  From the terrace, you look into the renowned Wharfedale landscape – Yorkshire’s “jewel in the crown”.  Below you, the river winds through this impeccable scenery, leading to the Bolton Priory and Church.

We think that the combination of Barn and Setting put The Tithe Barn on a very short list of the country’s most romantic wedding venues.

Stage of Development

We are nearly there.  Planning Permission and Scheduled Monument Consent have now been granted and, subject to some final details, we hope to open the Tithe Barn for weddings in Summer 2018.  Before too long, we should be able to confirm a date.

About Cripps

Cripps Barn Group has now developed five barns into unique wedding venues.  Please have a look at and browse the different barns.  We hope you will see that each barn is totally individual, but that they share a certain style, and, from the testimonial letters, that each Barn’s team provide a uniquely personal service from booking to the delivery of the day.

Come and have a look

Viewings are possible on most Saturdays and Sundays in July 2017.  If you are interested, please email us at to arrange a time or call Cripps Head Office on 01285 721900.