Bolton Abbey, Hi-Life Entertainment, The Tithe Barn, Wedding Barn, Wedding DJ

The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey

Hello everyone!

I’m very pleased that we’ve been added to The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey’s list of recommended suppliers after amazing feedback from recent events we’ve played.

Sharron, Dan and the team at Tithe Barn have a very similar relaxed, but very professional approach when hosting their events as we do. We are very excited about our future working relationship at the Tithe Barn and other venues in the group.

Ziggy & Mark (Hi-Life Entertainment)


About the venue

Built in the 16th century, The Tithe Barn is set within the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s majestic Bolton Abbey estate in the Yorkshire Dales. This Grade II* listed building is one of the largest exclusive-use wedding [venues] in the UK. It is the latest in Cripps & Co’s barn restorations.99074cbe-ca0d-4995-a8aa-eb0326d4d6f1

Inside, the barn’s majestic scale comes into its own. It is lit with up lights on the flagstone floor and fairy lights woven through the beams that support the barn’s elevated ceiling. Huge, medieval chandeliers refract candlelight around the room and colourful Moroccan stools are scattered around the bar.

Feast in style in The Tithe Barn, on food flame-grilled on a huge indoor BBQ and French rotisseries. Our in-house chefs buy the best, cook it simply and serve it generously. 29d40f7b-6c62-409b-aa23-03958ce05ba4

Ceremonies take place in the main barn, and from Summer 2019 we will also hold outdoor ceremonies on the barn’s terrace with views across the Bolton Abbey Priory ruins and the surrounding landscape. The terrace has large fire pits and plenty of seating, so guests can enjoy the view during post-ceremony drinks.IMG_7644

The on-site Tithe Barn team are on hand to help with everything, from the big ideas to the last minute details. The barn can accommodate 200 guests for a ceremony and dining, with a further 100 evening guests for dancing, bringing the total capacity to 300.IMG_5766

Recent event feedback from our clients


Hi Ziggy and Mark,

Thank you so much for an amazing set at our wedding. The music was exactly on point and in keeping with the planner we gave you. 

Apologies for some of the dreadful requests you will have received, and even more so for some of the horrendous dance moves you will have witnessed.

If we host another party we’ll be sure to contact you and will recommend you to our friends also. 

Thanks again for your exceptional service and Ziggy’s music taste for filling in the blanks on our planner.

Awesome work!



“We Had DJ Ziggy play for us at the Tithe Barn, near Skipton.

I will be honest, unless you actually see/ hear them before you never know what kinda music you get, but I have to say.. The man was on point!!

As an Ex Hip Hop dancer and having quite a few breakdancers/ B-Boys at the event, we have a select ear for music to dance to, and Ziggy delivered! He played a mixture of Breaks, Funk and a Electro! Really set the party on fire and all our guests watched us all throw down.

Even by about 10pm when most of guests had left, and there was only about 20 of use left, we kept going. Even had time to have a chat at the end and found out we both knew the legend of Tony Green.

I cant recommend DJ Ziggy enough, especially if you’re a Hip Hop Head and I highly recommend the Hi-Life Entertainment communication was swift, clear and on point via email and through their website.

10/10 Would Hire again.”

Tomi & Ivett

Thanks again for hyping our wedding 🙂


  • 16th century barn on Bolton Abbey estate in Yorkshire Dales
  • Breath-taking views
  • Huge indoor BBQ
  • 300 total capacity
  • Exceptional service from on-site team
  • Late license until 1am




festival style, wedding

Villa Farm – York Wedding venue

Villa Farm in Wigginton is a luxury holiday cottage and beautiful wedding venue set in 6 acres of private gardens, situated just 4 miles from York city centre.

We’ve had the pleasure of supplying DJ services here since 2012, doing many weddings, private parties and corporate events,  providing music for evening disco’s and supplying music for the ceremonies held there.

The events we’ve done have been quite varied, from small gatherings to full capacity weddings. DJing sometimes alongside bands, including ceilidh’s and acoustic singers, or just DJing throughout the day and evening and providing microphone support for speeches.

We have done “festival” type weddings, as well as the more traditional kind, with many different styles of music covered, from chart and cheesy pop through to hip hop, house, metal, drum and bass and grime !

York Barn Outdoor Evening Event

In previous years the weddings were held on the grounds in a marquee or PapaKata style teepee, however since the beginning of 2018 they now have the impressive York barn, a purpose built function room, which can hold up to 220 guests for an evening reception, with 150 seated for a meal. It really is a fantastic space and a great setting for such a special day. The marquee option is still available though if that is your preference.


York Barn

York Barn Evening Event

Marriage ceremonies can take place outside at the newly built pergola in the garden, a short walk from the function room, which has a local power supply, so that ceremony music can be provided, or if the unpredictable British weather has it’s way, the ceremony can take place in the function room, as they are both licensed for marriages.

The cottages on site are to a very high standard and can accommodate over 100 guests. Some wedding parties make use of these and have them for a few days before and after their event and this really seems to be a great way of taking the stress out of the big day as the guests are always very relaxed when we get to meet them prior to their ceremony or evening party.

There are a vast amount of great quality caterers on the suppliers list that can provide a wide array of mouth watering food offerings. As well as this, there are bespoke pop-up cocktail bars, bands and singers, photographers, florists. make-up artists, venue stylists, magicians and even a creche company and perhaps most importantly, cake and confectionary suppliers.



The team at Villa Farm are very friendly, professional and a joy to work alongside and we look forward to continuing this relationship long into the future as their recommended supplier of DJ’s.

Darren Baxter (Hi-Life event manager / DJ)