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|
|7.45pm||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)
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
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)
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
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
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org who will be delighted to give you more details and any guidance required.