You are invited...

to join us at our Evening Reception.

Our future is Bright!

We are delighted to invite you to the Evening Reception of our wedding

on Wednesday 24th May 2023

from 7pm...


The wedding venue

The Old Cow Shed

We've chosen this very quirky and rural location for our wedding.

C/O Poplars Farm, Great Dalby Road, Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire, LE14 2TN.

Parking at the venue is limited. For that reason we will be booking coach transport for any guests staying in Melton Mowbray, and we encourage car sharing where possible, however you are welcome to park at the venue if these arrangements do not suit your needs. Please read further down to find out more...


Order of events

What's happening on our big day

7pm The party commences!

9pm Evening food

12am Carriages


Find a place to rest your head


Join in the party and find somewhere local to stay, so you can raise a glass (or two) with us. Cheers!

Below are some of the best options to stay nearby, all of which are within a 12 minute drive from the venue. Click on the name to visit their website:

Before you make a decision about where to stay, read on, as there are a couple of things we have planned that might help you with your decision.

A little more...


We are bringing a festival vibe to our marriage union. There won't be a huge amount of tradition at our wedding, so bring your best party frock and dancing shoes, plus sequins if you have them, and be prepared to dance the night away.

Festival headgear and accessories will be most welcome!


We are organising a coach to pick-up and drop-off guests who will be staying in Melton Mowbray. Pick-up will be for evening guests only at 6:45pm, from Premier Inn and may include another hotel depending on how many guests book at each hotel. The return journey will be via Melton Mowbray and Long Clawson, for all guests, with collection at midnight from The Old Cow Shed.

Breakfast the next day

We'd love for you to join us for breakfast the next day at the Kitchen & Coffee, 10 Sherrard St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1XJ. We'll be there from 11am. It'll be a great way to share stories from the night before!

Wedding Gifts

Celebrating our marriage with us is a gift in itself, but if you would like to get us a little something, a contribution to our honeymoon would be much appreciated. We hope to make it to Thailand, fingers crossed....

Love Locks

As we are not sticking with tradition, we will not be having a guest book. Instead we invite you to bring a padlock along, with a little message to us from you, written or engraved, which we can enjoy as a keepsake of our day with our loved ones. This is by no means compulsory, so please don't feel you have to buy one.


Please tell us more


Please RSVP to with the following information as soon as you can (no later than Friday 31st March 2023).

  • Whether you can make it!
  • Your dietary/allergy requirements
  • If you would like to be collected/dropped off by the coach (please tell us where you are staying)
  • A song that will get you on your feet
  • If you're joining us for breakfast the next day.