The couple

I was nauseous and tingly all over.
I was either in love or had smallpox.

- Woody Allen
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The day

Our day at a glance:

  • 2:30pm - Wedding ceremony at St John The Baptist Church
  • 4:00pm - Photographs / Reception drinks at Prestwold Hall
  • 6:00pm - Wedding breakfast, speeches & cutting of the cake
  • 8:30pm - First Dance and party!
  • Midnight - Carriages

Please note, we won’t be eating dinner until around 6pm, so make sure you have a decent lunch beforehand!

Dietary Requirements

Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any specific dietary requirements so we can cater accordingly.

Children

As much as we would love you to all bring your children with you, due to space restrictions, if you can get babysitters that would be great. If you can’t that’s fine, just let us know as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements.

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The venues

Ceremony

St John the Baptist Church in South Croxton is a very special church to us as its in Jason’s family village and his dad, Brian Piper, also happens to be the Church Warden. All in all, the perfect venue!

The address is:

St John the Baptist Church,
South Croxton, Leicestershire, LE7 3RJ

We ask that you arrive in plenty of time to park your cars as there will be a short walk from the car park to the church. Parking has been made available in a field in the village at the foot of the hill, close to The Golden Fleece. Ushers will be on hand to direct you. For those who arrive early and fancy a drink beforehand, The Golden Fleece will be open and only too happy to assist you!

Reception

Our wedding reception will take place at Prestwold Hall, which is a beautiful privately owned stately home located in the village of Prestwold. Its ideally located next to a race track, so Jason was sold before he had even seen the place! It’s a fabulous setting and we’re really excited to be using it for our special day.

The address is:

Prestwold Hall,
Prestwold, Loughborough, LE12 5SQ

The reception is around 12 miles/ 20 minutes drive by car from St John the Baptist Church.

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The transport

There is a 12 mile/ 20 minute drive between the church and the venue, so let us know if you need assistance getting from one to the other. We will either find room for you in someone else’s car or provide a minibus. With this in mind, if you are driving and have space in your car to potentially take a guest or two, please let us know.

Parking:

Complimentary parking is available at Prestwold Hall. Please park in the car park at the top of the driveway to the left. You are welcome to leave cars at Prestwold Hall overnight, but it is requested that you collect your vehicles by 11.30am the following day.

Taxis:

The venue doesn’t have great telephone reception, so if you are planning on using a taxi at the end of the night, we strongly recommend that you book taxis in advance.

Some local taxi firms are listed for you below:

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The accommodation

Prestwold Hall itself only has a couple of rooms available for the bridal party, however there are numerous hotels and B&Bs located nearby.

Here’s a few to get you started:

Please note: Most of the accommodation below offers discounts if you’re part of the wedding party, so make sure you quote ‘Prestwold Hall’ when booking.

Guesthouse at Rempstone

1.8miles* (13 rooms available)

Main Street,
Rempstone, LE12 6RH

The Hunting Lodge

3.1 miles* (6 rooms available)

38 South Street,
Barrow upon Soar, LE12 8LZ

Rothley Court Hotel

8 miles*

Westfield Lane, Rothley,
Leicestershire, LE7 7LG

Mountsorrel Guesthouse

3.5 miles* (14 rooms available)

217 Loughborough Road,
Mountsorrel, Loughborough,
Leicestershire, LE12 7AR

Premier Inn Loughborough

3.5 miles*

Southfields Road,
Loughborough, LE11 9SA
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Wedding list

Please do not feel obliged to buy a wedding present; having you there to share our special day is enough.

However, if you express your love with cash and you’d like to love us a little more, we have put together a gift list at John Lewis. See below for details.

To access the list:

  1. Visit johnlewisgiftlist.com
  2. Enter the 'Gift List' number: 544158

Please note: the list will be available 6 weeks prior to the Wedding.

Contact

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