The Wedding Industry Awards


Photo : Catherine Pound Photography


As many of you may already know the last few months have seen all sorts of activity within the wedding industry scene due to it being 'Awards Season'!  For us here at the barn it has been exciting times as we saw ourselves being both shortlisted for and winners of a number of trophies.  It started with being shortlisted for the Regional Finals of the 2019 Wedding Industry Awards in two (yes two) categories!  Countryside Wedding Venue and Wedding Event Team for the South Central area.  We were absolutely delighted and found ourselves travelling to Farnham Castle back in November for the first awards ceremony with much anticipation and excitement. 

We were thrilled to win the Best Countryside Wedding Venue of The Year 2019 and brought our trophy back to the barn feeling incredibly proud and hugely grateful to all of the judges and of course all our wonderful brides and grooms who voted for us. 

Most of the team, both the The Tythe Barn and Absolute Taste, then travelled on a minibus to London on Wednesday 16th January (imagine that for a minute) for the National Awards but we were just pipped at the post by the Old Kent Barn, however being voted as one of the 8 best countryside barns in the UK was fabulous news to us!  Following the awards we are sent the feedback collated during the voting process which means we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to read all the wonderful comments from our couples and... wow what a read that was!  Thank you so much to each and everyone of you. Firstly for spending the time to vote and secondly for your amazing comments.  We have had an amazing year at the barn and we would also like to thank you all for sharing it with us. You too were all part of our wonderful story and we will be forever grateful.

Here's just a few examples of your kind words... 

Mr and Mrs Lim - Wedding date - September 2018

The Tythe Barn was our dream venue and we actually changed the date of our wedding to make sure we could have our wedding there. The whole team are fantastic - really friendly, personable, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. You feel like you're working with friends rather than suppliers.  No request was too small and the whole planning process was made so effortless by all from the first phone call to on the big day itself.  All our guests loved the venue and we can't recommend it enough!

Mr and Mrs Webster - Wedding date - July 2018

The Tythe Barn were absolutely brilliant at ensuring that we had an unforgettable wedding day. The day was organised to perfection and the setting up was left in capable hands; the venue was beautiful and just a short walk to the church, the Nook a great place to get ready and the food delicious. We have had so many positive comments from our guests with many saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to! We would highly recommend the venue and will fondly remember our wedding day forever.

Mr and Mrs Whyte - Wedding date - March 2018

We can’t thank the Tythe Barn enough for the most amazing wedding day. It was absolutely faultless and the day felt effortless which meant we could take everything in. The team had it all in hand, everything was done before you even thought about it. They exceeded our expectations, it was everything we dreamed of and more. The service was incredible, the food was perfection...the whole place was just amazing. I can’t recommend it highly enough, we wouldn’t have changed a thing from start to finish.

Mr and Mrs Kovacs - Wedding Date  - February 2018

Everything was perfect from the moment we walked into the venue for the first time. The team and especially Jackie were wonderful, they made our day so special and took so much stress away from us. I would recommend this venue to anyone, we couldn't have asked for more. The location was perfect, the food was amazing and everything happened seamlessly. I wish I could have the whole day again.

Mr and Mrs Woolbarn - Wedding date - September 2018

We only looked at The Tythe Barn (for our venue) as we instantly fell in love with it and knew this is where we wanted to get married. From day one, meeting the team, visiting, run through meeting, the co-ordination on the day - which meant we didn't have to lift a finger and right through the whole day ensured the guests had the best day ever along with both my husband and I.

Mr and Mrs Gough - Wedding Date - May 2018

Everything about this venue is perfect. From the attention to detail, stunning barn and grounds (especially for photos), the staff who were so helpful and generous with their time in advance, accommodating all our requests and lots of early drop offs. On the day they orchestrated everything perfectly - we didn’t have to worry about a thing and they made the day flow seamlessly. The venue is perfectly compact which helps maintain an incredible atmosphere and the food was Absolutely delicious!

Mr and Mrs Dempsey - Wedding Date - April 2018

The Tythe Barn is an amazing venue, and the staff could not have been more helpful. On the day Laura was fantastic and was there to support us every step of the way. The venue itself is stunning, beautifully maintained and full of character. Everyone commented on what a beautiful venue it was & everything ran extremely smoothly both on the day and in the lead up to the big day. I cannot recommend the Tythe Barn highly enough, it was everything we wanted and more.

Mr and Mrs Smith - Wedding Date - April 2018

From enquiry all the way through to the end of the wedding night, The Tythe Barn were exceptional. I didn't have to worry about a thing. Every single detail was thought through and my husband and I could enjoy every second of our wedding day. The food was incredible; our friends and family still talk about it now 5 months on! The venue is stunning. I wish I could do it all over again.