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The Tythe Barn and Farmhouse

Tythe. A beautiful cluster of 14th century thatched barns with luxury farmhouse accommodation.

Oxfordshire, Bicester

£3,750 - £19,400

220 guests

101 reviews

Licensed for Civil Ceremonies

Award-Winning Caterers

Friendly, Personal Service

Luxurious Bridal Preparation Space

On-site Farmhouse Accommodation sleeping 16

Indoor and Outdoor Ceremonies

Prices & Key Facts


Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £19,000

Price Range: £3,750 - £19,400

Contact us to get full details of the packages we offer

Hire Price Range: £3,750 - £10,500

Per Person Price Range: £86 - £150


Guests for a ceremony: 155

Space for more? (e.g. marquee): Yes


Accommodation Rooms: 8

Accommodation Capacity: 16

About The Tythe Barn

An award-winning countryside venue comprising a cluster of beautifully restored barns alongside a 17th century boutique Farmhouse. The Manor House offering luxury accommodation, has been the family home of the Deeley family for over 500 years and sits at the hub of the Tythe estate. Tythe is one of the most impressive wedding barns in the country: elegantly rural, undeniably fun, this exclusive estate is set on their working farm in rural Oxfordshire.

Relaxed and informal, yet well-known for its incredible attention to detail. This charming venue brings together the beautifully restored thatched Tythe Barn (dating back to 1370), adjoining Cowshed with its old terracotta roof, luxury dressing room (fondly referred to as The Nook), the stunning interior-designed Manor Farmhouse offering seven double en-suite bedrooms and the cosy Shepherd’s Hut which sleeps an additional two.

Tythe can be hired exclusively for one or two nights and offers everything on site: licensed for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies with the flexibility to adapt to both small or larger wedding parties, dedicated rooms for the groom and the bride to get ready in and accommodation for 16 guests – including tea and cake and a farmhouse supper for residents as well as breakfast on both mornings. Tythe are known for going above and beyond, and have a comprehensive list of what's available. From the Champagne Bar, hot tub and tennis court at The Farmhouse to the outdoor wood-burners, a Land Rover offering pre-ceremony drinks and an abundance of fairy lights scattered throughout both the indoors and outdoors, this is a venue that boasts more than 25 years of experience planning and hosting weddings.

Quintessentially English and run by a devoted team who are proud owners of multiple awards for their customer service, Tythe has mastered the art of planning weddings whilst lovingly guiding couples through the process. A delightfully English setting that is simple, honest and maintains an understated elegance – be part of their story.

As one of the most established barn venues in the country, Tythe offers a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the industry. Once there, time slows down, you’re on Tythe time and there’s a certain magic around every corner. You notice the commitment to detail, the passion that has touched every element, and the welcoming smiles of a team that love what they do.

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed

Humanist / Celebrant weddings

Outdoor Ceremonies

Receptions Only

Interfaith / Multicultural

Venue Setting


Venue Type


Exclusive use

Intimate Venue

Outdoor / Garden

Weekend Hire


Eco Wedding Venue

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies

Honeymoon suite

Dance floor

Live music permitted

Discos permitted

Wedding coordinator

Onsite car parking

Licensed bar

Wedding packages

Bespoke weddings

Dog friendly

Orangery Or Marquee

Good Disabled Access

Bridal Dressing Room


Walled Garden

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers



Special Guides for Brides Offers

We have some incredible dates remaining for this Autumn/Winter 2024!


Thursday 19th September 2024 Friday 20th September 2024 Thursday 21st November 2024 Friday 22nd November 2024 Thursday 28th November 2024 Friday 29th November 2024 Thursday 5th December 2024 Friday 6th December 2024

Terms and conditions

Please see our website for more information on our one night and two night wedding packages.

The D'Oyley Wedding (from £11,500)


Let us introduce you to The D’Oyley Wedding at Tythe… arrive with us on a Monday, indulge in your wedding on Tuesday and depart our estate on Wednesday. The same impeccable service, wonderful surroundings and luxurious accommodation, delicious food and unparalleled attention to detail - just that little bit more affordable. The best weeks start on a Monday!

Terms and conditions

Please contact the team for more details.

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Contact & Location

The Tythe Barn

Manor Farm, Charbridge Lane, Launton, Bicester, OX26 4SR, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


The Tythe Barn dates back to 1370 and has a beautiful thatched roof. Due to the potential risk, fireworks are therefore not allowed at the venue.

Yes, we are thrilled to be able to offer you our beautiful farmhouse accommodation available for a one or two night mid-week break or an entire weekend! It has seven double bedrooms, including a bridal-suite, two large reception rooms, a dining room, country kitchen, open fires, a tennis court, a wonderful wood-fuelled hot tub and there's an adjacent Shepherd's Hut with sleeping for two, all right next door to the barn!

We are partnered with award-winning caterers Absolute Taste and do not allow outside catering in the barn.

The car park at The Tythe Barn has plenty of parking space for all guests, with space for 75 cars and the capacity to accommodate larger vehicles, such as a coach or bus. Cars can remain in the car park overnight until 10am the following morning. We have additional parking for guests staying at The Farmhouse.

Yes. Please ask the office for our list of nearby Hotels and B&B's.

The Tythe Barn is an ‘exclusive use’ venue which means we only ever permit and host one event at a time. As a private, family run venue set on our family estate you will be the only couple getting married and the collection of barns, the grounds and our experienced team of staff will all be dedicated to looking after you and your guests for your entire event.

Yes, we are licensed for up to 150 guests and can host both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Indoor ceremonies take place in our 14th Century stone barn beneath a canopy of fairy lights and gorgeous oak beams. Smaller and more intimate ceremonies can also take place in our Cowshed barn featuring beams, wood burners and fairy lights. We are also able to hold different types of ceremonies at the barn eg humanist

Our outdoor ceremonies can take place on any day of the year, as long as the weather remains warm and dry and use the stunning barn grounds with it’s wonderful oak pergola and pretty garden path.

There is no Corkage fee (for up to 100 guests) on Pre-Ceremony/Reception and Wedding Breakfast wine and sparkling wine only. No soft drinks, beer or spirits are included and there is an additional cost for extra numbers. Restrictions apply - contact the team for more information.

We would like to help you have the wedding day that you have dreamed of and fully appreciate that each couple have different ideas for how their day will be. We help you create a completely bespoke wedding day that fits in with your own plans and wishes and where we feel it may be beneficial to you both, we may step in to make a few tweaks or to offer some guidance and advice.

This does depend on which day of the week your wedding is booked but for a weekend wedding The Tythe Barn contract allows couples and their guests to party on until midnight. You can discuss having an extension to your day. Just before midnight the bar will call last orders.

Like most venues we do have a sound limiter in place. It is set at 87.5 decibels. Please don’t panic if this sounds completely alien to you, your wedding band or DJ will know exactly what this means. It’s simply a volume limit that they can play to, and most professional entertainers will be able to tailor the volume of their act to our venue’s limit.

We only allow dried lavender and bubbles for those ‘confetti’ moments, both of which can be ordered through the venue.

Included in our venue hire are our iron candlesticks and real flame oil candles however we do also allow couples to bring their own candles to the venue – as long as the flame sits below the top of the candle holder.

Yes. The largest bedroom in The Farmhouse with an enormous en-suite that boasts a gorgeous freestanding roll-top copper bathtub and two-person shower! Perfect as the Master or Wedding Suite!

We are happy for our wedding couples to include their dog as part of their wedding ceremony, however, prior to the wedding breakfast being served, we ask that the dog leaves the premises.

Our Sustainability Commitments

As a family run business based on our working farm, looking after the land and protecting our precious barns is something that comes naturally! • Our biomass boiler runs on wood pellets which create enough energy to heat the entire venue, whilst solar panels on the roof of our grain store produce enough power to light the whole venue. • We created a kitchen herb garden to allow us to grow mint for our Pimms receptions and the apples from our orchard have become the key ingredient in our Tythe Apple Sour cocktail! • We harvest water to water our plants and have a water purification system to be able to serve still and sparkling water to our guests in our re-usable glass bottles. • We recycle all our cardboard and our corks. • Over the last ten years we have planted over 1000 trees around our estate. If you’re searching for a venue that cares as much about the environment as it does about creating unforgettable weddings then we’d love for you to get in touch.

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From The Owner



Will, my husband, and I have been running Tythe together for 25 years. It sits on our family farm and we are passionate about every last detail. It is important to us that each couple that books their wedding with us at the barn feels relaxed and a part of our Tythe family. Please do get in touch to find out more and to become a part of the story! Emma x