About Tythe

History, renovations and our green credentials.

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About Tythe


The estate is set on our working farm in the small Oxfordshire village of Launton.
With an emphasis on the simple, honest and down to earth we offer an idyllic rural escape where guests can adapt our setting to suit their needs. Think game-changing spaces where you can party, brainstorm, marry or relax.
As one of the most established barn venues in the country, Tythe sets a high standard and offers guests expert planning. Our selection of restored barns, accommodation and pretty manicured gardens are hired exclusively, for the perfect adult playground.



Manor Farm, of which The Thatched Barn is part of, is mentioned in the Domesday Book.


The Grade II listed Thatched Barn dates back to the 14th century and features thick stone walls and 17th Century roof timbers.
The Farmhouse


The Thatched Barn is used as a building to store tythes and rent is received from peasant farmers who are required to give one tenth of their produce to the local village church. Later the barn offers shelter to lambing ewes and cattle, alongside storage for harvested grain.


Renovation work begins on the barn. The roof is restored back to the original Otmoor Reed thatch, replacing the temporary corrugated iron. Many of the original features of the historical building are restored, re-used and reinvented in the creation of the new event space.


Our first wedding takes place.


The venue space expands and improves with the renovation of adjoining barns to include The Cowshed, The Nook and The Shepherd’s Hut.


With the onset of the global pandemic, Tythe adapts, making a temporary transition into a co-working space, called Tythe Works.


Home of The Deeley’s for over 500 years, The Farmhouse undergoes a huge renovation and launches as luxury accommodation for Tythe guests.

Our Approach

Naturally, we are acutely aware of our responsibility towards the environment.

We’ve taken a number of measures to reduce our carbon footprint and to give back to the local community that we’re so much a part of. Sustainability is a fundamental part of how we operate, and we are constantly seeking new ways to be greener, more socially responsible and environmentally friendly whilst running a successful business.

"Amazing place. We had our wedding day here and I cannot say enough to make you understand how good it was. The staff at the barn made you feel like royalty and nothing was too much. From the food to the drinks to the way the day was run - it was faultless."

Ricky Dowsett

"They may have done hundreds of weddings, but on your day, yours is the most important."

Emily and Jason

"Beautiful venue, amazing food and service, highly recommend!"

Beth and Ben

"The venue is absolute luxury. The attention to detail is immaculate and Tori the wedding coordinator managed absolutely everything whilst always remaining calm with a smile on her face."

Emily, Bride

"A truly bespoke and personalised service from The Tythe Barn with no query too small and no question too big. Outstanding customer service, thank you."

Louise and Nick

"A fabulous venue with great staff and location. Always a pleasure to photograph there."

Steve Vaughan, Photographer

"Thank you soooo much for the most incredible wedding day. We wouldn't have changed a thing! We had the very best day and are constantly reminiscing various elements of it."

Becky & Olly

"We have nothing but positive things to say about the Tythe Barn in terms of both the run up to our wedding and the day itself. Needless to say the venue is absolutely stunning, however, its the support and help from the fantastic team at the Tythe Barn that really stood out. Our day was perfect and everyone was so complimentary of the venue and its team. We couldn't have been happier."


"The thing that really sets The Tythe barn apart is the people. They have the most welcoming, dedicated team who truly care so much about the barn."

Zoë and Scott

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