Location: Oxfordshire
Venues The Tythe Barn
The Tythe Barn
  • Located in Launton, near Bicester
  • Genuine 14th century Tythe Barn, mentioned in the Domesday Book
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Can accommodate up to 220 guests
  • Dedicated wedding planner
  • In-house catering team
  • Shepherd's Hut bridal suite on-site
  • Multiple guest accommodation options nearby

Located on the outskirts of Launton, near Bicester, the Tythe Barn is a genuine 14th century structure built between 1360 and 1370, which still retains many of its original features despite having been converted into a beautiful and spacious weddings venue that is licensed for civil ceremonies.

This versatile and rustic venue still retains masses of old world charm and comes along with an experienced wedding planner to coordinate your day, an in-house catering team to cook you a mouth-watering wedding breakfast, and even a luxurious "Shepherd's Hut" bridal suite for the newlyweds to spend the night in.

History

Built over 600 years ago, the Tythe Barn has always been the property of Manor Farm, which remains a working farm to this day.

Likely originally used to store produce provided by the local community, there are rumours that the barn was also used as a hiding place for priests during the English Civil War, and that a Bishop Skinner secretly ordained over 500 priests during this time in the nearby Norman church of St. Mary's. There's even believed to be a secret tunnel that runs from the farmhouse to the church!

Lovingly renovated in recent years by William and Emma Deeley, whose family runs Manor Farm, the Tythe Barn is now the perfect venue for a stand-out wedding, sure to be enjoyed and remembered by all.

Facilities

The Tythe Barn

With its mostly original 22-foot long oak beams, high ceilings, and full-length windows, the Tythe Barn is as versatile as it is unique, and can be decorated and laid out however you like.

If you wish to hold your ceremony and reception in the Tythe Barn, the space can be easily converted whilst you and your guests enjoy drinks in the gardens.

Ceremony capacity - 160 guests

Seated banqueting capacity - 160 guests

Evening reception capacity - 220 guests

The Cowshed

This smaller, yet equally charming space adjoins the Tythe Barn and is ideal for smaller celebrations.

Ceremony capacity - 40 guests

Seated banqueting capacity - 40 guests

Marquees and the Gardens

For larger weddings, marquees can be set up in the gardens of the Tythe Barn, allowing the barn itself to sit as the perfect backdrop to your big day. You can also choose to hold your ceremony outdoors in the gardens. (Weather permitting, of course!)

The Nook

Designed specifically with the needs of the bride and the bridal party in mind, the Nook is a secluded haven for bridal preparations and comes complete with everything you'll need to make you feel relaxed as you get ready on the morning of your wedding. This space can be hired along with the main barn for an extra fee.

Catering and Accommodation

Catering

The Tythe Barn's team of in-house caterers is headed up by Nick, who is devoted to creating seasonal menus tailored to your tastes, using only the finest locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you fancy a formal five-course dinner, or just some good old fish and chips, Nick's food is sure to impress.

A menu and wine tasting can be easily arranged for a small extra fee.

Accommodation

For the newlyweds, the Tythe Barn offers their rustic, yet luxurious and modern Shepherd's Hut suite, which sits on-site just steps from the venue. Kitted out with a wood burning stove, under-floor heating, a mini-kitchen, and an ultra-comfy bed, this compact bridal suite certainly doesn't sacrifice creature comforts.

For your guests, numerous accommodation options are available just a short drive away. The Tythe Barn even has special relationships with certain hotels, meaning your guests will receive preferential room rates. For more information, an accommodation list is available on their website.

To book the Tythe Barn for your wedding, get in touch via the contact buttons above or below this listing.

Address
The Tythe Barn
Charbridge Lane
Launton, Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 4SR

Reviews

  • Claire and Craig - September 2016

    It was the most perfect day for us and your lovely venue is what made it the fairytale we had hoped for. Our guests all had a lovely time and have commented on how perfect the venue was and how amazing the food, entertainment and staff were. We echo their comments. It truly was such a wonderful day. Everything exceeded our hopes and expectations for the day and we thank you so much because that was all down to the staff at The Tythe Barn.

  • Steph and Kingsley - November 2016

    Firstly - Anita thank you so much for everything you and the team did for us on Saturday. You were absolutely incredible and I can't tell you how much it meant to us to have you look after us for the day. We noticed every little detail and just want to thank you and everyone at the Tythe Barn for making our day so special and memorable. Secondly - Hannah, the food was AMAZING!! Please pass on our thanks to the chefs on the day and we had so many compliments on the food and I would love these to be passed on. Several people have told me it was the best wedding food they've ever tasted!

  • James and Grace - December 2016

    Thank you so much for the superb service you provided for our wedding in December at the Tythe Barn. We cannot fault the professionalism of your team, no request was too trivial or too difficult; you literally did everything you could to make sure we had everything EXACTLY as we wanted – and so it was on the day. The service was flawless and we have had so many compliments from our guests. Special thanks to Jackie, we couldn’t have done it without you! You were amazing on the day and ensured everything ran seamlessly, you were so calm, unstressed and unhurried and a lovely person to have around on our wedding day, you are a true star!

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