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Jan and Gary’s Fun, Herb-Themed Wedding At Mythe Barn

After getting engaged, Jan and Gary were on the hunt for their perfect wedding venue, one that would provide them with a relaxed and fun atmosphere and which could cater for every aspect of their day so that the party never had to stop. They saw Mythe Barn, a breathtaking barn venue in Leicestershire, and knew it was just the place for an unforgettable celebration.

“We loved Mythe Barn as it’s a real one-stop shop – beautiful ceremony settings, amazing food, entertainment and accommodation, along with excellent service, all in one place,” says Jan.

Mythe Barn is a picture perfect barn wedding venue in beautiful Leicestershire countryside
The Oak Barn is a beautiful space for an intimate wedding ceremony – barn wedding venuesThe Grain Store provides a light and airy space for you to enjoy a delicious wedding breakfastThe Courtyard surrounded by guest wedding accommodation is a wonderful outdoor space to enjoy a drinks reception

Personalising the day

Mythe Barn’s rural location gives it a wonderfully laid-back and country feel, so the happy couple decided to work with it and incorporate a theme of herbs and nature into their day. They took a hands-on approach to their decorations and made them all themselves. With zinc planters holding a different herb for each table, hand-made name tags and menu cards, colourful bunting and bunches of fresh lavender, the interior of Mythe Barn had a charming natural feel to it throughout the day.

The couple had a unique wedding table plan consisting of tiered wooden boxes filled with herbs – wedding ideas
The unique and pretty wedding centrepieces featured various types of plants on a wooden base – wedding ideas
Guest place names featured a photo of the guest as part of the place setting – wedding ideas
Scented lavender featured in the couple’s wedding favours to go with their herb wedding theme
Guests enjoyed a number of games to keep them entertained including Jenga – wedding ideas

Unforgettable food and drink

The Galloping Gourmet chefs at Mythe Barn can help you create the perfect menu to suit your special day and offer a range of menus from casual dishes to five-course fine dining feasts that will wow your guests.
After saying ‘I do’ in the enchanting Oak Barn, Jan and Gary celebrated with gin and elderflower cocktails and mocktails and drum of ice -cold beers, while exquisite canapés including wild mushroom tartlets, crispy risotto balls and smoked salmon blinis were served.

The bride and groom smile as they say their wedding vows in the stunning wedding ceremony barn
The happy couple enjoy the outdoor space covered with beautiful flowers – summer weddings
A tray of delicious wedding canapes kept guests satisfied after the wedding ceremony
The light-filled Grain Store provided a stunning setting for the couple’s wedding breakfast and Jan and Gary treated their loved ones to a warm tartlet of lobster and king prawns to start, a sharing board of roast fore rib of beef and plenty of accompaniments for the main course and a trio of delicious desserts to wrap it all up. The sharing board was definitely the right choice for their fun wedding, with one person from each table provided with an apron and chef’s hat and designated as the carver.

A close up of the wedding starter; a lobster and king prawn tartlet – wedding catering
A close up of a roast dinner with a guest at each table being chosen as chef to cut the meat – wedding ideas
Guests enjoyed a tasty trio of desserts as part of their wedding menu – wedding food ideas
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When the evening reception began, the fantastic wedding food continued! The Galloping Gourmet chefs fired up the barbecue in the courtyard, which was the perfect choice for their summer celebration, while a popcorn machine offered a sweet treat for guests young and old.

The bride and groom beam with happiness as they take to the dance floor to enjoy their first dance as husband and wife
A chef cooks high quality locally sourced meat on the barbecue – wedding food ideas
Guests were treated to a sweetie table set up in the Cart Barn – wedding ideas

Above and beyond

One of the many benefits of having a wedding at Mythe Barn is having the support of the Galloping Gourmet Events Team throughout your planning as well as on the day. Jan and Gary experienced this first hand as soon as they booked their wedding date.

The bride and groom stand with their chosen guest chefs during the wedding breakfast
Guests are entertained by the wedding band and dance the night away in the Oak Barn – wedding music“The catering and Events Team were amazing!” says Jan. They delivered top quality food and provided the best organisation and coordination to make sure our wedding day went completely to plan. It wouldn’t have been the same without them.”

Guests congratulate the happy couple with wedding confetti
The new husband and wife kiss under the fairy tale oak gazebo in the garden available for outdoor weddings
If you’d like to find out more about this stunning wedding venue in Leicestershire, visit the Mythe Barn page or for more real wedding inspiration, read all about Laura and Matthew’s Personal Spring Wedding.

Images courtesy of Ed Brown Photography