Article by Lee Glasgow
Beautiful Brides and Handsome Grooms
Couples tie the knot in Leicestershire and Warwickshire at exciting and romantic wedding venues, which include everything from barns to castles.
Mythe Barn, Leicestershire
Mythe Barn, set in 150-acres of working farmland looks out over meadows and rolling hills to the River Sence, where weddings are held in marquees, or in the garden gazebo.
Wedding ceremonies are also held inside the two-story Oak Barn, flooded with light from its full-height windows. An inside balcony overlooks the entire room and altar, making it an excellent location for photographers and musicians.
Other rustic features include old log fences, an outdoor kitchen, food stalls in the courtyard, the Grain store, and the Cart Barn.
Kilworth House, Leicestershire
This 38-acre Victorian country home boasts two exceptional features. An award-winning lake-side theatre, and the Victorian Orangery.
It’s airy and full of brilliant natural light. After vows, a drinks reception or photo session takes place on the terrace, before returning to the Orangery for celebrating.
Kilworth House Theatre
Lakeside, in a wooded valley, this outdoor theatre presents professional stage
productions and proms.
The Staging Post
Located across a wooden bridge, next to the theatre, this venue was built from ninety Douglas Firs from the shores of Loch Ness. After taking vows in the hotel, the wedding party heads for a woodland celebration here. See wedding photography for Kilworth house weddings for more information.
Woodlands Hothorpe, Leicestershire
A jaw-dropping wooded venue with an event hall, eco-lodges, and an adult treehouse, all overlooking the River Welland as it wanders through the Welland Valley.
Take the footbridge to a small island to find The Hideaway. Here sits a protected unique wooded structure for taking vows. Afterward, everyone gathers on the main lawn for drinks, games, photos, and the Prosecco bar. See wedding photographer for Woodlands Hothorpe.
The Park Farm, Warwickshire
A wedding on this 300-acre working farm takes place in the picturesque Cart Shed. Or, at the nearby Upper Shuckburgh Church, with a reception at the farm.
Photo opportunities are the Deer Park, the rose garden, or ivy-covered arches. Additional locations include the canal towpath and a pub-walk, both easily accessible.
An unusual feature is the skilfully crafted Shepherds Huts that sit among the barns, and the grasslands of the rolling countryside.
Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
A 1000-year old castle, on 60-acres of groomed lawns and gardens. The grounds roll down to Pageant Field and the River Avon. Marquees are set up in Pageant Field for the ceremony and reception.
Medieval wedding banquets are also held in the Medieval Undercroft with its vaulted stone ceiling or the Great Hall.
The castle has floor to ceiling arched windows, a reflecting pool at the front entrance, gardens, original stone walls, arches where mounted horses travel through, and architecture details everywhere.