If you’ve been keeping up with me lately, you’ll have seen that I’m recently an engaged woman. Weeeeee! It’s all so exciting! I’ve officially asked my two bridesmaids, and they’ve agreed, and we’ve already started looking at guests. We have a provisional date that is not until May 2015 so we’re not full into the planning yet.
But. We have already been to a venue. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! I’d seen pictures and loved it already but when we got there I was in awe. I could picture my whole day there, from walking down the aisle, to the yummy dinner, and to the dancing and drinks at the reception.
The venue is Tythe Barnin Oxfordshire. We drove down on Saturday straight from Birmingham (and it wasn’t a long journey – bonus for the Brummie fam), and we noticed a Premier Inn near the venue (double bonus for people that will need to stay). We parked and there was a nice orchard that they were pumping some music into. My first thought: opportunity for beautiful wedding day pictures.
Then you turn the corner and are greeted by this lovely courtyard. Perfect for pre-ceremony drinks, I think you would agree.
Then there is the back where, and now we need to pray that it’s a sunny May day, the ceremony would be held. I’ll walk down the middle in my lovely dress, and stand where the camera is. And everyone will look at me in awe of me and my wonderful dress.
While we’re off having our pictures the guests can mill around and have a glass of bubbly (Bucks Fizz of course). The venue offer lawn games so they can enjoy some Jenga, Connect 4, and more! They will have use of the inside and out of this area, while being serenaded by a band that will be in the room in the second picture – the doors open so everyone can hear them.
And then there is the meal. I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you that Tythe Barn use Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts which is one of the things that drew me towards this particular venue. I’ve had a look at the options and they are all absolutely mouth watering and so much choice. We’ve not decided on the actual meal we definitely are having a hog roast during the evening. Here’s the inside where the meal will be (we’re having tables of 8 rather than these banquet tables).
That’s all the photos I have. Isn’t it stunning? I’m in love! It is slightly more expensive than we were hoping but you can’t put a price on the perfect day… Now just to convince the other half that that’s true and get it booked!
I’m so excited to be sharing my wedding planning journey with you all. If you have any suggestions or advice, send them my way please!
If you want more information about Tythe Barn, here’s the website.