Notley Tythe Barn Wedding
Vicky and James got married at St James Church, Bierton, followed by the reception at Notley Tythe Barn, long crendon Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. I have known Vicky and James for some time now which made it an extra special day for me also. The Weather was kind and we were fortunate to have the Rape seed fields in full bloom, not great for hay fever but fantastic to photograph! Vicky used to be a Police Officer, which is how she met James, who as you see is still serving and proud of his uniform. Having spent their daily lives serving others… this day is just for you… congratulations to you both at the gorgeous Notley Tythe Barn.
Notley Tythe Barn, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
A Traditional Elegant Venue for Weddings and Functions nestling in a picturesque fold in the Chiltern Hills on the Bucks and Oxon border, the Barn is an ancestral part of the rural lanscape.
In 1991 owners Nick and Denise Reynolds lovingly restored the historic 12th Century barn. Now its beam rafted roof, its magnificent whitewashed hall and gallery echo not to the noise of harvest toil but to the sounds of wedding celebrations.
The Reynolds family have been farming Notley Tythe Barn for over 350 years. Which is why, when they transformed the barn into a unique wedding venue, Nick and Denise wanted to make sure that it shared the same family-run feel as the rest of the farm. “The idea wasn’t simply to create a place which people could book for a reception and then end up arranging everything themselves.” explains Denise, “We decided we should provide a complete hosting service too.” Every detail is meticulously planned in advance, from the ceremony (Notley Tythe Barn has a civil licence which means couples can get married at the barn as well as hold receptions) to the seating, the music and the food and drinks.
The Wedding venue can seat 140 guests, while a permanent marquee can accommodate another 60. The doors of the barn open directly on to a garden, which reaches out towards the hills in the distance, awesome for photography, and has recently been redesigned by Steven Hendry, a Chelsea Gold Medal winning landscape architect. For the adults there is a cocktail and canapé lawn, while for the children there is a recreational lawn where they can run and play in complete safety. In addition a larger marquee can be placed on the lawn to accommodate up to 250 guests.
Longevity and permanence are the key words and in the twenty one years since Nick and Denise welcomed their first happy couple they have hosted over a thousand weddings and receptions. The perfect setting for your photography at Notley Tythe Barn, contact me here.