Ten Reasons To Book An Outdoor Wedding Venue

Inspiration – 11.04.23

Make the most of your countryside wedding venue by celebrating the great outdoors throughout your wedding day.

When you first think of an outdoor wedding venue, you’ll probably envision a summer wedding among landscaped lawns. And while the warmer months call for a venue that celebrates the great outdoors, choosing a venue with outside space will add to your big day all year round.

As nature changes throughout the year, from the first blossoms in spring to the turn of the leaves in the autumn, an outdoor wedding venue in the English countryside is the epitome of romance. If you’re considering an outdoor wedding, we hope to tempt you to step outside and enjoy all that Mythe Barn has to offer…

Ceremony spaces

If the sun is shining, take advantage of the scenic gardens at Mythe Barn with an outdoor ceremony. The oak Gazebo is an idyllic setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony, with up to 150 guests seated on the lawn. Of course, Mythe Barn is exclusively yours on your wedding day so, if you plan to marry outside but the weather is inclement, your ceremony can easily be moved into the Oak Barn. Put simply, we’ve got it covered!

The Oak Barn is the perfect venue space that allows you to bring the outdoors in. A magnificent blend of rustic style with contemporary design, the barn boasts a solid oak frame and full-height windows. It’s a wonderful choice for weddings throughout the year. An indoor space that embraces its natural surroundings and is flooded with light. Tie the knot with the rolling countryside as your backdrop and enjoy the best of both worlds. Why not book a visit and see for yourself?

If you would prefer a church wedding, there are some beautiful country churches within easy reach of Mythe Barn. Following your ceremony, we’ll look forward to welcoming you and your guests with drinks and canapés on the lawns, in the Courtyard or in the Cart Barn.

Mythe Barn Courtyard

Set at the very heart of Mythe Barn, our Courtyard is one of our favourite spaces. Adding to the outdoor wedding venue options, it’s a characterful sun-trap where you might choose to enjoy your drinks reception.

Later in the day, head to the courtyard to enjoy your evening food. Featuring a fully functional outdoor kitchen, pizza oven and barbecue, our chefs can create delicious dishes for your evening dining. In the summer, use this area to soak up the last of the sunlight over a gourmet barbecue or a selection of grilled kebabs. While during the colder months head to the courtyard, blankets in tow, for a sparkler moment under the stars. Guests can indulge with a warming glass of mulled cider and wood-fired pizzas to keep them cosy.

Even in drizzly rain, you can enjoy this space as it’s partially undercover. Featuring hanging copper lights, the kitchen is illuminated. While in the courtyard, guests can watch as the catering team prepare their food. Seeing the chefs roll out your pizza adds an extra point of entertainment and a theatrical, fun element to your day.

Rolling countryside

Couples that choose Mythe Barn as their outdoor wedding venue are spoilt for choice when it comes to locations for their couple photographs. From the manicured gardens bursting with flowering shrubs and plants to the idyllic countryside setting. Couples can have romantic photographs in the meadow, which has views across the River Scene. Or, if the timing is right, they can pose by the neighbouring field, with newborn lambs in the background.

The changing seasons provide ever-changing backdrops and photograph opportunities at Mythe Barn. From lambing season and blossoming flowers in the spring to the vibrant colours of summer. In the autumn embrace bold colours as the countryside turns amber and golden, while couples that celebrate their nuptials in the winter might be lucky enough to see a flurry of snow.

The Grain Store

Dine in comfort in the grain store, avoiding the midday heat of summer or the plummeting temperatures of the winter. The barns offer a shaded space and air-conditioning during the summer. In the winter months, stay sheltered from the cold, using the outside spaces for shorter periods, such as photographs and the confetti moment. Floor-to-ceiling doors provide unobstructed views over the countryside setting. The doors open onto the gardens, bringing the outside in and giving you the best of both worlds.

Celebrate marrying at a venue where the farm heritage traces back to 1220 by offering a seasonal menu. Serve dishes that are created with local produce and celebrate the month in which you’ve chosen to marry.

Green pastures

Take full advantage of the rolling fields by setting up a whole host of garden games. From archery to giant Jenga and space hopper races to tin can alley. Guests can delight in a range of entertainment in the gardens – you could even set up a mini sports day!

For a sophisticated garden party theme, enjoy Pimms on the lawns while a string quartet or harpist plays, adding to the atmosphere. Members of the team from Mythe Barn can walk around offering guests a selection of canapés during your drinks reception.

Why not make use of the fields for your group photographs? Providing a beautiful backdrop and plenty of space for everyone to be included, your group photographs will be picture-perfect.

At Mythe Barn, we pride ourselves on being one of the most exceptional barn wedding venues in Leicestershire. With that in mind, we’re always looking at ways to make your wedding day even more special. With plenty of options as an outdoor wedding venue, we consider every element of your celebration, helping you plan your day across all of our exclusive-use wedding spaces. From the moment you arrive down the picturesque driveway to the moment we wave farewell, you will be making the best memories at Mythe Barn.

Come and see for yourself

The best way to see if this outdoor wedding venue is right for you is by seeing it in person. Why not book a visit for this weekend, we’d love to meet you and answer any questions that you may have.

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