From compiling the perfect menu to choosing the setting for your ceremony and making the most of the great outdoors, we hope these top tips will come in useful when planning your country barn wedding at Leicestershire’s Mythe Barn.
1. Your Style And Colour Scheme
Choosing elements of décor and a colour scheme enables you to give your wedding a little personalisation. You might decide to embrace the natural beauty of Mythe Barn with a delicate, rustic theme, embracing pastels, whites and greens. Alternatively, add a little glamour with hints of silver or gold or dramatic shades of navy or deep red. With its blank canvas, Mythe Barn is a wonderfully versatile backdrop.
2. Where To Say ‘I do’
As the focus of your special day, spend time thinking about where you might like to have your ceremony – whether outside beneath the Gazebo or in the breathtaking Oak Barn. Whichever you decide, you don’t need to worry about the weather. If you choose to marry outside and the weather isn’t great, we can simply set up The Oak Barn instead. It’s exclusively yours after all!
3. What To Serve For Your Welcome Drinks
The drinks reception is one of the highlights of your wedding day – the first opportunity to raise a glass with your friends and family and celebrate your marriage. Our in house caterers Galloping Gourmet are on hand to create a fabulous first impression, whether you’d like to serve chilled glasses of fizz or create your own bespoke cocktail stations, alongside some delicious canapés of course. Our fun cocktail stations and gin bars also offer an element of entertainment and prove to be a great ice breaker.
4. How To Entertain Your Guests
Music is perhaps the most popular form of entertainment at a wedding, accompanying you down the aisle for your ceremony and filling the dance floor in the evening. Think about the style of music that best suits you and your day and decide whether you would like to splash out on live music or create your own playlists. Of course, you might look at other entertainment too, from garden games on the lawn to a close-up magician in the Courtyard in the evening.
5. How To Delight With Your Wedding Breakfast
It’s time to plan your menu and, once again, Galloping Gourmet will be able to discuss numerous options with you, from exquisite fine dining experiences to colourful sharing platters and theatrical surprise courses. It may sound obvious but it’s important to choose food that you like and to consider your guests as well as your budget. Always try to embrace the season to complement the style of your day.
6. The Order Of Your Day
As Mythe Barn is exclusively yours, the structure of your day is entirely up to you. Our friendly events team will be able to advise you every step of the way, guiding you through the venue and choosing a format that best suits you and your guests. You might, for example, choose to have the speeches before your wedding breakfast or to save the cutting of the wedding cake until your evening guests have arrived. Celebrate your day, your way.
7. What To Serve For Your Evening Menu
As the sun goes down and the dance floor fills, you’ll be amazed just how popular evening food is! Our Outdoor Kitchen comes in to its own, with mouth-watering food from wood-fired pizza to fabulous barbecues. Chat to Galloping Gourmet about what will work best for your guests, for the time of year and as a complement to your wedding breakfast.
8. What To Dance To
Let the music begin. It’s time to think about your first dance and what might be your chosen track. While it’s important to choose something you both like and that hopefully means something to you, you also need to think about whether or not you can dance to it. Too slow and you’ll struggle to move around the dance floor, too fast and you’ll be equally challenged!
9. How To Have A Fabulous Finale
While we hope you’re going to spend the night in our opulent honeymoon suite, it’s still a lovely idea to have a finale, signifying the end of your evening party. As well as a great track to fill the dance floor, you might like to give your guests some sparklers to take outside. You’ll have a great time and take some fabulous photographs in the process.
10. Who Is Going To Spend The Night
Of course, you also need to decide who might spend the night at Mythe Barn. We have seven beautiful en-suite bedrooms in our converted stables giving you the opportunity to invite your closest friends and family to relax, stay at Mythe Barn and enjoy breakfast together the following morning.
If you have yet to visit Mythe Barn, we would love to show you all we have to offer. Simply call our friendly team on 01827 217009 or contact us online.