Inspired Wedding Menu Ideas

At The Ashes Barns we want you to indulge your own wedding menu ideas, we’ll even let you supply your own daytime drinks!

Wedding Menu Ideas

If you’re bursting with wedding menu ideas you’ll love working with our amazing caterers whose ‘design your own’ philosophy ensures you get the wedding menu you want on your big day.
If you need a little help when planning your wedding menu, don’t worry!
Book The Ashes Barns and you’ll be invited to a Wedding Experience Event where our incredible caterers pull out all the stops to delight you with their wedding menu ideas. They’ll serve up exciting new flavour combinations, classic favourites with a twist and some incredible dishes to wow your wedding guests.


Reception Drinks and Canapes

Guests at our most recent Pre-Wedding Experience Event were treated to a glass of bubbly from The Cellar and some stunning canapes upon arrival at the event.
We served our prize-winning Castillo Perelada Brut and the gorgeously blush Castillo Perelada Rosado upon arrival.
Guests also enjoyed these tasty canapes;
Whipped Goat’s Cheese & Chive Crostini with Green Tomato Chutney
Spiced Vegetable Bon Bon with Mint Raita
Thai Beef Skewers
Belly Pork Skewers with Honey & Mustard Glaze
Crab & Apple Tart


We served up this tasty selection of starters, designed to satiate your guests’ immediate hunger without overfilling them.
Haddock Tart with Watercress Dressing
Mango & Brie Parcels
Duck Breast, Orange Dressing & Candied Beetroot

Main Course

These fabulous dishes got everyone talking.
Fillet Steak & Braised Beef Shin served with Fondant Potato, Celeriac Puree and a rich Madeira Sauce.
Duo of Pork With Sage & Apple Sweet Potato Dauphinoise, Baby Carrot & Leek
French Trimmed Chicken Breast with a White Wine & Tarragon Sauce, Gratin Potatoes and Roasted Beetroot.
Lentil & Vegetable Cottage Pie with Gravy

Happily Ever Afters

Your wedding is the perfect excuse to indulge in a devilishly decadent dessert (or three!)
Chocolate & Orange Torte with Mango Cheesecake Ice Cream
White Chocolate & Cointreau Brioche Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise
Chef’s Sherry Trifle

Meet The Dream Team

We hope that you’ll be inspired, not only by the incredible tasting menu but also by the wealth of decorative, musical and entertainment ideas supplied by our wonderful wedding Dream Team. Our thanks to the following awesome suppliers who help to make these evenings so very special.

One Little Daisy

Joe at One Little Daisy has a fabulous eye for detail and a charming demeanor; he’ll capture the magic of any event and his imaginative storytelling style is a hit with our couples. We hope you enjoy browsing through his fabulous photos of our Wedding Experience Event at The Ashes as much as we did.
We love his ability to capture those fleeting moments and all those subtle facial expressions that say it all, beautifully.
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Sound Solutions – Love Letters

Your wedding day is the ultimate celebration, we know you want to enjoy the party of a lifetime at your evening reception and our Dream Team DJs Sound Solutions are committed to helping you have the best night ever!
Visit their website for more information about their adrenaline-boosting soundtracks and how their stunning light up LOVE letters can add the wow factor to your wedding décor.
Visit Sound Solutions’ Website.

Replay Acoustic Duo

Thanks to Dan & Jess who make up Relay Acoustic Duo, a live lounge acoustic duo.
Their stripped-down natural sound is perfect for weddings and we love that they can up the tempo to suit, as the mood of the event gets lighter (often when the bubbly takes effect!)
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Royale Casino

You’ll get loads of help from us here at The Ashes Barns when it comes to your wedding day timings; no one wants a ‘lull’ at their wedding. Depending on the flow of your day it might be nice to put on some entertainment for guests to keep their energy levels high as the evening guests arrive.
Royale Casino offer a range of entertainment and we find that their casino really appeals to guests (we all love to pretend we’re Bond once in a while!)
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Wedding Experience Gallery

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the most recent Wedding Experience Events at The Ashes Barns Country House.
It was an absolute pleasure to see you again and to hear some of your plans for your upcoming wedding.
We hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did. Please take the time to browse our online gallery, we hope that it brings back fond memories of a wonderful evening.
Check out the other amazing Dream Team Suppliers who attended our recent events by clicking the link below:

March 17 Experience Event

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