Tithe Barn, Wedding Venue Review
Old Ditcham Farm
The Tithe Barn will have a lot of appeal to many couples, it's a beautiful old stone barn lovingly converted to a wedding venue. The decoration has been kept quite light, while maintaining a lovely rustic feel.
The first impression on entering the barn is one of volume and serenity, this is a very large and peaceful indoor space!
The grounds immediately outside of the barn consist of a large flat lawn, while a very large open space this in itself is quite featureless, although perfectly adequate for group photographs. A big attraction is the barn itself has a very impressive doorway which makes for a very impressive background and the lovely stonework of the walls.
Inside the Tithe Barn it can be a little dark, towards the extreme ends away from the large central glass doorway. During the service photographs will need to be taken on a tripod which will minimise movement around the venue which during the actual service is no bad thing.
The ceilings are very high and so the use of a camera with good noise control at high iso settings is a must. For groups I would prefer to employ a larger studio flash system which will easily provide plenty of illumination should you be forced to indoors by poor weather.
With one very large room divided off into sections by partitions, it is important to discuss a wet weather plan with the organisers at Tithe barn to ensure that a space can be cleared for groups should you have wet weather and be available after the service until guests are ready to sit down for the wedding breakfast.
There are lots of green areas outside in which to take photographs. The area outside is not a landscaped garden and feels more like a working farm, but it adaquete for your group photographs.
by Brian Parkes