Thank you for attending the wedding of Jo & Gordon!
The wedding live stream will be in two parts starting with the wedding breakfast at 1.30pm untill 5pm (GMT) and then with the Evening Reception from 6pm to 9pm (GMT).
If you would like to view the live stream on Youtube or Facebook, go to the following links:
The schedule (All in GMT):
The Wedding Breakfast
Guests arrive for a drinks reception.
Welcome the arrival of the Bride and Groom!
An intimate formal sit-down meal with our closest friends and family.
Speeches and the toasts
The Evening Reception
The buffet is served. Ice Cream will be available!
Cake cutting & The First Dance!
We say farewell to our wonderful family and friends who have come to celebrate our special day with us.
The Lake at Barston
The Lake at Barston
Marsh House Farm Lane
Telephone: 01675 444890
Car parking is available on site.
Unfortunately, there is no accommodation available at the venue
Frequently asked questions
1. What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
The dress code for our wedding is smart-formal. As the wedding is in the summer months, please aim for bright colours to reflect the season.
2. What will the weather be like this time of year?
August in the UK is generally warm and (can be) sunny – but British weather is temperamental. Do make sure that you have a jacket/umbrella with you in the case of rain/hail/snow… 😉
3. Where are we celebrating our special day?
The reception takes place at the venue, The Lake at Barston, where we are looking forward to celebrating our marriage with all our wonderful guests 😊.
4. Will the reception be indoors or outdoors?
The reception – both the wedding breakfast and the evening reception – will be indoors. The venue has a picturesque outdoor area that the guests are welcome to use throughout the day (weather permitting 😉 ).
5. What happens when I arrive at the venue?
Our wedding planning committee (bridesmaids and groomsmen) will be at the venue to greet and welcome you beautiful people!
6. What should I do if I can’t make it?
You will be missed! If you cannot make it to the wedding, please let us know as soon as possible and RSVP “no,” so we can plan accordingly.
7. How do I get to the venue?
If you are traveling by car, the postcode to enter into your favourite electronic assistant app is B92 0LB. Please check out ‘The venue’ page for transport information.
8. What time should I arrive?
If you’re coming for the Wedding Breakfast, you will need to arrive at the venue for 13:30. If you’re coming to the Evening Reception, you will need to arrive at the venue for 18:00.
9. Where should I park? Is parking free?
Parking is free at the venue. If you are leaving your car at your hotel then please check parking information with them.
10. Are kids welcome?
Absolutely. Let us know if you’re planning to bring a little one along when you RSVP and we’ll make sure that there is something special available for them.
11. Can I bring a date?
We have a strict guest list to stay on budget. Our wedding is strictly RSVP only. We will only able to accommodate those listed on your invitation. Direct-Message us as things may change with other guests last-minute.
12. Do you have a hotel block for guests? Where do you recommend I stay?
We are staying at the Best Western at Meriden NEC. You are all welcome to inquire about their availability, but we have not blocked booked rooms for our guests. We feel that it is best for our guests to book accommodation which matches their preferences and personal situations. Please check out our ‘The Venue’ page for some recommended hotels near the venue.
13. When is the RSVP deadline? Do I need to mail back my RSVP or can I do it online?
The RSVP deadline is 1st July 2021. Please RSVP via the link at the top right-hand side of the page or at the link below:
14. Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is. But if you’re worried at all, please let us know when you RSVP and we’ll do our best to make sure you are comfortable and have a wonderful day.
15. Will food and drinks be served at the reception? What kind of food?
There will be a formal sit-down meal for the wedding breakfast and a buffet for the evening reception. The menu with the food options will be updated closer to the date.
16. Will there be any vegan/vegetarian/gluten free/special diet options?
Of course. Just let us know your dietary requirements when you RSVP. All food served will be halal.
17. Where can I find inspiration for gift ideas?
We know that many of you are coming from around the world to celebrate our special day. All we want is your love and support, and for you to enjoy yourself. If you really insist upon celebrating with a gift, we have prepared an Amazon wish list and a mini-moon fund.
18. Can I take and post pictures of the wedding on social media?
Of course. We will have a photographer with us for the day – please give them space to capture our special moments when asked to, and we can’t wait to share those pictures with you. If you want to take extra pictures, please feel free and, if you’re being extra generous, tag them with #JoandGordon so we can take a look at them later too!
19. What time will the reception end?
The venue is licensed and booked until midnight.
20. I still have questions, what is the best way to contact you?
Tel: +447534 424123
Many of you are traveling across the globe to celebrate with us in Solihull, so your love and support are all we ask for on our special day.
However, if you do wish to celebrate with a gift, we would highly appreciate contributions towards a future mini-moon (original plan scuppered by covid), or an item from our Amazon Wedding list page (check out the descriptions for wonderful entertainment).
Amazon Wedding List
Thank you for considering buying us a gift for our wedding, we really appreciate the thought! Here is an assortment of needs/wants/ideas for you to browse 🙂 Some items are practical things that help us (Gordon 😛 ) do the housework, some items are what we would love to use to spend some quality down time together… CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE PAGE
We are delighted that you are considering contributing to our mini-moon fund 🙂 We have nothing set in stone at the moment (thank you Covid..) but we have ideas of what we would like to do once it is safe to go abroad again, when we won’t have to worry about being locked out of the UK 🙂
Please click on the photo to go to the mini-moon fund ————>
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