Twilight Wedding Ceremonies | The BarnYard

For couples who wish to have a slightly less extravagant wedding day or are on a stricter budget or just simply prefer a rustic barn venue we are now offering a new style of wedding which we call ‘Twilight’ Weddings. With our Twilight weddings, you get married later in the day and go straight into an evening party. The timing of these is such that sit down meals, formal speeches, table layouts etc are not required and thus removes any headache these could potentially bring to the wedding couple.  Please see further details on Twilight weddings within our Apple Barn in our Wedding Brochure.

Order of the Day

4.30pm Groom to arrive at The BarnYard (with best man), closely followed by all the guests and be welcomed into the bar area. The bar will be open for the purchase of drinks before the wedding ceremony
5.15pm Guests asked to take their seats in the chosen ceremony area
5.15pm Bride / Bridal party to arrive at The BarnYard (unless already on site in the Dressing Room)
5.30pm Your ‘Twilight’ Wedding Ceremony will take place
6.00pm Drinks reception & canapés (if required) in the bar area or outside (bar to be re-opened). Our staff will then, behind the scenes, arrange the venue into ‘party’ mode where any ceremony chairs will be removed to make room for dancing & the DJ (or your chosen band) can set up. Photographs to be taken. Free time to mingle with your guests / enjoy the venue
7.00pm Evenings Guests to start to arrive
7.30pm Cake Cutting
7.35pm First Dance
7.45pm Evening food choice to be served
11.30pm Music to stop / Bar to close / Carriages by Midnight (if a later finish time is required an extension can be granted for an additional fee)

Our staff can work room configurations around according to your needs.

Twilight / Party Booking Menus

We offer a great selection of menus for these Twilight style weddings (or party functions) – the below examples are not exhaustive as we can prepare for you basically any catering requirement you have.
(Note for Twilight weddings – we stipulate you have to cater for ALL of your invited guests. Party functions – we stipulate a minimum of 80% of invited guests have to be catered for)

Canapés - £18

Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Beef & Horseradish

Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil ‘Sail’

Sweet Chilli Chicken ‘Shot’

Cod & Chips with Mushy Peas

Hoi Sin Duck Crackers

Sausage & Mash, Onion Gravy

The Owl Finger Buffet - £22

Assorted Sandwiches & Tortilla Wraps

Sliced BarnYard Speciality Sausages with Honey & Mustard Dip

Peanut Chicken, Coriander & Chilli

Onion Bhaji, Mango Chutney

Coconut Coated Prawn Skewer

Sweet & Sour Chicken Chunks

Hot Roasted Potatoes, Thyme & Garlic

Crudite & Houmous

Rich Chocolate Brownie Bites

(Cheese and Biscuits can be added for a supplement)

The Gore Farm Hot Fork Buffet - £27

Choice of two plus a vegetarian dish (if required)

Beef Goulash, Paprika, Red Peppers

Madras/ Tikka / Jalfrezi (Chicken or Lamb), Chutney, & Poppadoms

Minted Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Mango & Fresh Mint Yogurt

Chicken with Chorizo, Basil & Sun Dried Tomato

Sauteed Pork, Cider, Sage & Mustard Sauce

Traditional Cottage Pie

Swedish Style Quorn Meatballs in a Rich Tomato Ragu (v/vg)

All above served with your choice of Roasted Potatoes or Rice

Evening BBQ - £27

Classic 100% pure Beefburger Pattie served with Fried Onions

BarnYard Speciality Sausages

Marinated Chicken Drumstick

Vegetarian Chargrilled Kebabs topped with Halloumi

Selection of Bread Rolls            

Seasonal Leaf Salad

Potato & Chive Salad

Classic Coleslaw Salad

Beef Tomatoes & Red Onion Salad

Hog Roast Buffet - £27

(Regardless of amount of wedding guests invited, a minimum of 80 guests will need to be charged for)

Traditional pulled Hog with Crackling (visible in the BBQ area to you and your guests.  Please note that during very cold weather the actual hog will not be visible as will need to be cooked inside our kitchen area)

The BarnYard Apple Sauce & Condiments

Various Baps, Garden Salad, Creamy Coleslaw

Evening BBQ / Hog Roast - visible subject to weather.

The BarnYard Bowl Food

Small but perfectly formed, bowl food dishes are a perfect middle way between canapés and a full formal dinner. A brilliant alternative to finger and fork buffets, bowl food is served in small bowls and designed to be eaten standing up while you mingle with your guests. Prices start from £29.00 per head.

Luxury Waitress Served Cold Fork Buffet
Why not treat your guests to a sumptuous luxury cold fork buffet consisting of foods such as dressed whole Scottish Salmon garnished with King Prawns and Lobster to beautifully carved, medium cooked Sirloin of Beef. A great alternative to a formal sit down meal. Prices start from £32.50 per head.
Formal Private Dining

At The BarnYard we offer formal private dining where you and your guests can have exclusive use of any of our areas with chefs to prepare a sumptuous menu and waitresses on hand to serve you. We offer a private dining menu which we change regularly however if you are looking for something bespoke or have your own ideas please do not hesitate to discuss this with us, we will always endeavour to accommodate your requirements wherever possible. Prices start from £44.95 per head.

Reception Drinks

Why not consider adding pre-purchased waitress served reception drinks (Champagne, Prosecco, Bucks Fizz, Pimms, Cocktails etc) to be served immediately after your wedding ceremony.

Please ask for further details.

Reception Drinks / Canapés
As well as pre-purchased reception drinks, and to be served at the same time, we also offer 3 canapés per person, chosen by the chef on the day, as a little appetiser before the main serving of food later. Again, please ask for further details.

Why not add a luxury cheeseboard or cheese ‘tower’ to any of the above menu options. Ask a member of staff for more details. 

All prices quoted are per head & include VAT at the prevailing rate, waitressing staff, white napkins, crockery & cutlery. Tablecloths charged extra (apart from private dining where all tables will be covered by tablecloths if required).

Please ask for details of our menus/costings for wakes, christenings and smaller celebrations.

The above menu option prices are for functions in 2021. For bookings made for future years this price will be subject to inflationary price increase and will be available in the January of the year in which you are having your function. Please ask for further details.

For more information on this style of wedding offering please contact Claire or Grace on who will be delighted to give you more details and any guidance required.