Your WEDDING at the Bishop's Cleeve Tithe Barn
The Tithe Barn is an amazing venue for your wedding reception
The Tithe Barn is Grade II listed 15th Century Cotswold Stone Tithe Barn. The Main Hall, with its Cotswold Stone walls, Oak beam ceiling and superb sprung maple wood dance floor makes an amazing venue for your wedding. It's 20m by 9m size can accommodate upto 150 people, but we would recommend about 120 if you want to sit to table. Her are a few pictures of previous receptions at the Tithe Barn. More pictures can be seen on our pictures page, and more about the Barn's history can be seen on our history page.
We have tables and chairs for 140, although many people hire in chairs in gold or with white covers, since ours are black polypropylene. Please note we do not hire out crockery or cutlery. (For more details on the furniture see our 'Facilities' page)
We are not able to recommend caterers but we have listed some that have experience of working at the Tithe Bar on our Caterer's Page. Many other caterers in the area have done weddings at the Tithe Barn and can advise you. Please see the facilities page for details of the kitchen.
The bar is run by the licensee who has sole rights for the sale of alcohol, dinks and corkage for the Tithe Barn. If you would like a bar for your reception please discuss this directly with the licensee, Leigh Norwood. See the Contact Us page for details. There will be a charge of £50 for setting up a bar payable to the booking secretary.
To book the barn see the booking page, where you will find a link to our fees, conditions of hire, health and safety, and other information. The Availability button will show on a new web page, when the Barn is available for hire. For next and following years it will only show single weekend bookings. The weekday regular bookings are not loaded until nearer the end of the year, but there is a presumption that they will continue much as they have this year.
Please note that we are not taking any bookings for between 30th June 2014 and 29th August 2014
Notes on Bookings
Please remember that your booking is not pencilled into the diary until you have discussed it with the booking secretary, and your booking is not confirmed until you return a signed contract with the date, times and your contact details, along with your. The deposit held in our bank but will be returned after your event. The full fee is then due three weeks before the event. For more details and methods of payment see the How to Book .
Also note that we are not at present licensed for the wedding to take place at the Tithe Barn. However, St Michael's Church is only 10 minutes walk away in the centre of the village.
Please see the facilities page for details of room sizes and the furniture available.
The Tithe Barn is licensed for the sale of alcohol. IF a bar is required a flat fee is payable and arrangements must be made directly with the licensee. For his contact details see the Contact Us Page.
There are a number of caterers available in the area. See our Caterer's Page for a list of potential caterers. This is not a definitive list, but some that have worked at the Barn before.
Please remember to tell your caterer that the kitchen is not a commercial kitchen and that gas fired caterers equipment is not allowed in the first floor kitchen off the Main Hall, only electrical caters equipment. Please see the Caterers Page if your caterer is considering bringing heated trolleys or other catering equipment into the Barn. Different maximum sizes apply depending on which kitchen you intend to use and which entry door you intend to use.
We do not endorse a particular caterer and remember that any contract for the provision of catering will be between you and the caterer, not the Barn.
If you are a Caterer in the area and would like to be included on the list please email the webmaster the details you would like included.
Joyce's Crockery Hire offers a service for the Village and Community Halls They offer to hire out crockery to cater for up to 70 people with an after cleaning service. Contact Emily Hicks on Emily Hicks or 07845 251632. Note she is based in Hereford and charges 20p per mile to the Tithe Barn.
Please note that we do not endorse one particular supplier and any contract for the provision of services will be between you and the supplier, not the Barn. However, if you do use Joyce's Crockery she will give a percentage to the Tithe Barn.
For bunting to set off the lovely Main Hall get in touch with Sophie Everett of FENFORDBUNTING. She hires out beautiful bunting that can transform the Barn for your dream Wedding. Her bunting is handmade, double sided, big bunting, made from beautiful, individually sourced fabrics. For more information email Sophie or phone her on 07917 303292. She can provide fast & reliable delivery. See her website.
Please note that we do not endorse one particular supplier and any contract for the provision of services will be between you and the supplier, not the Barn. However, if you do use Fenfordbunting she will give a percentage to the Tithe Barn.
If you wanted a more modern venue than 15th Century agricultural, for an additional cost you could have the Hall decorated as an Eastern Paradise or in 18th Century Rococo style. If so, then you can contact Oasis Events Ltd.
Please note that we do not endorse one particular event organiser and any contract for the provision of services will be between you and the organiser, not the Barn. However, if you do use Oasis Events they will give a percentage to the Tithe Barn.
FLAMES, SMOKE and CANDLES Please note we do not allow the operation of smoke machines, our fire alarm system can not cope. We do not allow live flames, candles, or tea lights in the Tithe Barn whether enclosed or not, this is for safety and insurance reasons. Battery operated flickering tea lights are fine.
Music can be obtained from local agents ITWL Music. Or see the links page.
Please note that we do not endorse one particular performer or agent and any contract for the provision of music will be between you and the agent, not the Barn. However, if you do use ITWL Music please let them know.
We are often asked for accommodation in the area. A short list of some B&Bs that have been used by previous hirers of the Tithe Barn can be found on our Accommodation Page.
Please note that we do not endorse a particular B&B and remember that any contract for the provision of accommodation will be between you and the accommodation, not the Barn.
If you are a B&B in the area and would like to be included on the list please email the webmaster the details you would like included.
We have let car park spaces to Capita plc during the working day, both at the front of the car park facing Cheltenham Road, and at the rear of the upper car park facing Tesco, to Capita plc. PLEASE TRY TO KEEP THESE SPACES CLEAR DURING THE BUILDING WORKS. We realise it will be difficult since we have lost some space at the rear, but would ask for your cooperation.
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