tetbury wedding venue- the great tythe barn

A Cotswold Tythe Barn nestled in rural Gloucestershire - could this be the perfect venue for a romantic wedding with lots of staying guests? This wedding location certainly has the wow factor! 

great tythe barn tetbury

A big blue sky outside  The Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury

This is an ancient building on a grand scale, with 2 sets of huge doors, through which the grain would be brought and hand- threshed  in the draught that once whistled through.  The sheer scale of the place is awe-inspiring!

Married beneath the stars

An canopy of blue stars above in the massive Tythe Barn roof give this location a truly unique feel. A journey up some steps and you are in this mezzanine space for drinks in amongst the lights and beams - out of this world!

mezzanine balcony at the great tythe barn
light floods in through the barn doors

Historic locations are so often small and dark but this place is neither. The sun shines in through the tall doors in the centre of the barn to shed lovely light on you, your ceremony and all the guests you could hope to invite.

Wedding Kiss

Few people realise how important it is to choose a location with lots of great backdrops for wedding photography. This place hits the mark here! Think weathered wooden barn timbering on the outside, roses trained up the stone walls and plain, rich, warm orange and red foliage colours in the autumn that these pics were taken. 

a packed tythe barn

After the  wedding and pictures the airy ceremony space becomes the place for your guests to sit at tables to enjoy their food. The reception can seat as many as 200 guests. 

wedding page boys engrossed

Not sure what these page boys were ogling, not the menu though!  There's a choice of three caterers who work with the Great Tythe Barn

sausage and mash with red wine jus and mange tout

My sausages were tender, tasty and juicy and the deeply flavoured red wine jus that they were served with elevated them above gastropub fayre. Perfect filling food for a photographer who had been on his feet for nearly 10 hours. Lots of couples bring their own wine as the corkage fee is not unreasonable and I always think this can be much better value than purchasing hotel bottles which could have been marked up to triple their cost.

Here's a quote from a happy Great Tythe Barn bride "We left The Great Tythe Barn knowing we had chosen the best venue in the UK as far as we were concerned! Do not hestite in booking this place as your wedding venue. Its truly stunning. You will be very well looked after. To Becca and all the team we say: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our wedding was perfect, our guests loved it and your venue is simply stunning. Thank you."

This wedding venue could very well be worth adding to your list of possible venues to visit.... it's combination of fresh country air, peace and quiet and  beautiful old stone buildings make it one of my favourite spots to take photographs. It's assets make it a sought after spot for weddings, though: I just checked availability and weekends in June, July and August 2018 are booked up. Plenty of weekends left in 2019 and some weekdays in 2018(they are closed Wednesdays).

Cost to hire the barn are £4750 at peak times (Saturdays , May to September) but it is significantly better value at £2000 in lower season( Sun- Thursday,Jan to March).  A key asset of this wedding venue is their 10 nearby stone cottages which can accommodate upto 48 of your guests - very useful if they have travelled from far and wide. Also great if you want to stay the night before to rule out nerves due to traffic jams and late arrivals on the day.

They offer 3 different caterers to choose from:




Wine packages are around £21 per head or their charge a very reasonable £7.50 corkage if you want to bring your own wine. To find out more ... visit their website

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