I was delighted when Anna & Tom chose me to be their The Old Stables wedding photographer. They had the most amazing wedding reception at The Old Stables Swithland in Leicestershire, complete with lots of lawn games and even some cricket.


Anna spent the morning getting ready with her Bridesmaids and family. Before heading to their local church, St Michaels and All Angels Church in Stanton-by-Dale, to meet Tom and tie the knot. Anna could not wait to walk down the aisle with the biggest smile going and marry Tom.

After the rings were exchanged and register signed, it was time the celibate with everyone at the church. Confetti followed later and some portraits of the couple.


After the ceremony, it was time to relax, chat and share a drink with family and friends before a short road trip over to The Old Stables Swithland.  This beautiful barn wedding venue in Leicestershire set the scene and provided the perfect wedding day backdrop for the celebrations to come.

Throughout the afternoon and into the evening, the wedding party were able to make use of the indoor and outdoor space on offer at The Old Stables Swithland.  Anna and Tom had plenty of outdoor games to entertain their wedding guests, including Viking chess and lots of cricket. The even took a break from speeches to be able to take advantage of the sun coming out and for Anna to play a game of cricket in her wedding dress with her father and new husband.

Celebrations continued into the evening with Tom’s own band, Funkified, getting the party started and ensuring everyone kept dancing well into the night.

Below is a shot gallery of wedding photos from Tom & Anna’s wedding at The Old Stables Swithland. Whether you are getting married in The Old Stables Swithland or elsewhere in Leicestershire then please get in touch to discuss your wedding photography.


The Old Stables is a beautiful barn conversion wedding venue in the grounds of the Griffin Inn, in Leicestershire. With its spacious grounds and beautiful open barn, it is the perfect place to get married and to be a The Old Stables wedding photographer. Shooting here is just a dream, I can’t believe I get to use a camera for a living.

Surrounded by the Charnwood Forest with picturesque grounds, as well as Bradgate Country Park and Beacon Hill which is close by, which make perfect backdrops for wedding photography. The Old Stables is tucked away in the village of Swithland and provides an exquisite setting for your wedding photography.

Built in 2012, the venue has a stylish, rustic look, with an oak beam ceiling, exposed brickwork, chandeliers and neutral contemporary decor. With lots of space, doors that open out on to the grounds and huge windows to allow plenty of light, The Old Stables is instantly appealing and ideal for personalising to your own individual taste, perfect for outdoor wedding parties.

The only drawback is that The Old Stables is not licensed for civil ceremonies so you will need to hold your ceremony elsewhere. However there are lots of brilliant ceremony spaces nearby that will pair perfectly with this divine wedding reception venue.

For example, The Pumping Station in Cropston is a favourite that is just down the road. Built in the 1870s, The Cropston Pumping Station is a stunning location sitting within 13 acres of grounds with dramatic, high ceilings and resplendent period decor. provides a dramatic backdrop for your wedding photos.

Another great option for your wedding ceremony is Beaumanor Hall. Beaumanor Hall is a sensational Victorian stately home wedding venue with magnificent spaces and  34 acres of impressive grounds that is also close by.

For a religious ceremony, there are plenty of pretty churches in the local area where you can exchange your vows, such as St. Leonard’s Church or St. Philip’s and St. James’ which are both only a few minutes away.

Wherever you choose to hold your wedding ceremony The Old Stables is available for your exclusive use for your drinks reception, wedding breakfast and reception and the perfect venue for relaxed wedding photography.

The Old Stables comes complete with all of the facilities that you need for your evening entertainment, including a spacious dancefloor. Additionally, for larger guest lists or to make the most of the beautiful views, there is also the option of erecting a marquee on the grounds

The grounds are perfect for guests who want to stretch their legs during the day on The Old Stable’s huge lawn bordered with pretty plants and flowers or gather together in the many outdoor seated areas.

Owned by the same family who own the multi award-winning Griffin Inn located next door, your wedding breakfast will be taken care of by their experienced team who are happy to deliver food in the style of your choice.

Situated just off the M1, the venue is conveniently located for family and friends coming from all over the UK, particularly those coming from Loughborough, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. With a luxurious Bridal Suite and space to accommodate up to 150 guests, you can even bring your pets along to enjoy your wedding with you.


If you are looking for a The Old Stables wedding photographer then please check out more of my portfolio and, get in touch and request my full wedding brochure. My style of photography is all about capturing moments as they happen for real, with no posing at all. Only when a wedding is photographed in this way do you get a true sense of what the wedding was like. Please get in touch to see if I am free on your wedding date.

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