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).

Evening BBQ - £29

Classic 100% pure Beefburger Patties served with Fried Onions

BarnYard Speciality Sausages

Marinated Chicken Tikka Drumsticks or choice of flavour Chicken Wings

Vegetarian Chargrilled Kebabs topped with Halloumi

Selection of Bread Rolls

Seasonal Leaf Salad

Potato & Chive Salad

Three Cabbage Coleslaw Salad

Beef Tomatoes & Red Onion Salad

Hot Fork Buffet - £29

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)

Depending on the choice this will either be served with rice or a suitable potato dish

Pulled Chicken and Pulled Pork ‘Hog Roast Style’ with Crackling - £25

Served with Sweet and Sticky BBQ, Honey & Thyme or Spicy Korean Dressings

Wraps and Baps

Three Cabbage Coleslaw Salad

Crackling

Cranberry and Apple Sauce

Pasta Station - £25

Selection of Pastas served with the following sauces

Arrabiata

Carbonara

Bolognaise

Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

Garlic Bread

Basil Oil

Burger Bar – ‘Build your own Burger’ - £25 per head

Choose two of the following to be served:-

Classic 100% pure Beefburger, Lamb Burger or Chicken Burger (Falafel also available)

Onion Rings

Cheese

Bacon

Pineapple

Tomato Slices

Mushrooms

Pickles

Coleslaw

Condiments – Chilli Jam, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, Sriracha, Mayo

Bread Rolls / Baps

(This can also be offered as an ‘add on’ to our popular BBQ option for an additional £5.95 per head)

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 £32.00 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 £35.00 per head.

Optional Extras

The following can be purchased in addition to your chosen food above:-

Waitress served Reception Drink – from £6 per head

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.

Reception Drink / 3 x Canapés per person - £15 per head

As well as a pre-purchased reception drink, and to be served at the same time, we also offer 3 canapés per person, chosen and created by the chef on the day, as a little appetiser before the main serving of food later. If you wanted a larger choice of canapes per person you can add these at £2 per canape per person.  Please ask for further details. 

Pancake and Waffle Station - £7.95 per head

Served warm from our chafing dishes

With a selection of ‘add your own’ toppings and sauces

Luxury 3 or 4 tier Cheese Tower - POA

Why not add a luxury Cheese ‘Tower’ to any of the above menu options. This makes a great alternative to the traditional wedding cake and looks superb – beautifully decorated.  Ask a member of our events team for further details and costings.  

Dessert Table - £7.95 per head

A selection of classic desserts – we can even include your all-time favourite!

Cookie Station - £5.95 per head

You and your guests can help yourselves to warm freshly baked cookies – variety of flavours

Cheeseboard - £5.95 per head

A selection of popular cheeses with chutney, apple, grapes and savoury biscuits – served on a board.

The following options are available but will depend on various factors. So please ask a member of our events team for further details on this.

Mediterranean Grazing Board - £29 per head

Selection of Mediterranean Cold Meats, Pigs in Blankets, BarnYard Sausage Plait, Fruit, Mixed Olives, Crudité with Caramelised Onion Hummus and Dip, English Cheeses, Chutneys, Pickled Onions, Flatbreads and Baguettes.  Served on a large board(s) for you and your guests to help themselves to.  (Note – only available for smaller seated parties i.e. not buffet style).

Traditional Hog Roast - £29 per head

(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 unless very cold weather when the actual hog will not be visible as will need to be cooked inside our kitchen area).  Served with apple sauce, various condiments, baps, garden salad and coleslaw.

BarnYard Finger Buffet - £29 per head

Our Chefs can prepare for you and your guests a cold finger buffet – ask a member of our events team if interested in this option.

All prices quoted are per head & include VAT at the prevailing rate, waitressing staff, white napkins, crockery & cutlery. Tablecloths charged extra if required.

 The above menu options and prices are for functions in 2022. For bookings made for future years this price may 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 either the Twilight wedding offering or to enquire about a private party please contact our events team on events@the-barnyard.com who will be delighted to give you more details and any guidance required.

For more information on baby showers, baby naming ceremonies, christenings, day-time party celebrations please contact our restaurant team on restaurant@the-barnyard.com.