Hannah & Jon got married at the incredibly beautiful Tithe Barn in Petersfield on a lovely summer’s day. There were lawn games, traditional lemonade, great food, laughter, love, happy times and too many cupcakes to count!
A great day was had by all, including me!
I’m also pleased to say that this wedding was featured on a popular wedding blog at Easy Weddings which can be viewed here
About the venue Tithe Barn:
The Tithe Barn can be the backdrop to the wedding of your dreams. With exclusive use for the whole day, you can turn it into something really special.
Because you can hold the marriage ceremony and reception in the same place, the Tithe Barn is an ideal wedding party venue for Hampshire and West Sussex.
You might fill the Tithe Barn with flowers, or take a minimalist approach: the great bonus with the Tithe Barn is that it stands out on its own. On the other hand, you can go all out and do something amazing if you want to.
A tithe barn was a type of barn used in much of Northern Europe in the Middle Ages for storing tithes —one tenth of a farm’s produce which was given to the Church. Tithe barns were usually associated with the village church or rectory and independent farmers took their tithes there. The village priests would not have to pay tithes—the purpose of the tithe being their support—and some had their own farms anyway, which are now village greens in some villages.
According to English heritage “exactly how barns in general were used in the Middle Ages is less well understood than might be expected, and the subject abounds with myths (for example, not one of England’s surviving architecturally impressive barns was a tithe barn, although such barns existed)”.
There are nevertheless surviving examples of medieval barns in England, some of them bearing the title “tithe barn” even if the barn may not have really been a tithe barn according to the English Heritage criteria.