Food & Drinks
Food, Drink & Catering
When you hire our venue you have complete freedom in your choice of décor, set up, entertainment, and of course importantly a fantastic choice of food and drink for your guests.
We do not insist that you must have set menus only, nor do we insist on our choice of wines, and we have NO corkage charges !
Our excellent caterers are available for you to book directly.
We also have a fantastic bar service both indoors and outdoors.
At the Haybarn we have a completely different approach to hotel venues and other barn wedding venues who impose their rather limited menu options at high prices.
We believe that you should have the freedom to customise your catering in every aspect.
The wedding breakfast and evening food is an important part of your wedding.
Select from one of the dozen or more menu options offered by our caterer to suit your style, taste, and budget for your wedding breakfast or event.
Unlike Hotels and Halls your wedding breakfast or event catering can be served at a time to suit your day, and not the Hotels rigid timings.
Our Approved Caterer
Most all of our couples opt for informal meals or street food when booking our barn or an outdoor wedding in a tipi. If your preference is more formal when it a full service is also available. The choice is yours.
Regardless of your preference, you have the opportunity to offer your guests a wide range of delicious food by selecting one of many wedding breakfast options provided by our approved caterer “The Sticky Fig Catering co.“
We have carefully selected a caterer that is very flexible, professional and excellent. The Sticky Fig has endless beautiful & delicious meal options for you to chose from, with full menus for your wedding breakfast or event.
They can also customise your culinary needs to suit your ideas and any budget.
Vegan, Vegetarian etc.. How abut some street food? with their gorgeous Air Stream Style Trailer.
Why not have Pizzas, Hog roasts, BBQs and much more… If you prefer a formal sit down meal with service, our caterer will do it too !
Once we have meet you face to face for your viewing, we can forward over the latest menu options offered by our caterers.
Take a look at our caterers blog and social media for inspirations:
Thumbnails on the left open into a gallery. (images supplied by the Sticky Fig Co.) –>
Still not convinced ? - Alternatives ? - Own Caterer ?
Services offered by our caterers can include full service, cutlery, tables, chairs, linen, coffee etc.. by request. (with barn events we include our own rectangle rustic tables and chairs). If you prefer other options we can put you in touch with furniture rental companies.
If you prefer a caterer of your own choosing, this is fine too!
Be sure they offer a quality service and are fully equipped for mobile catering. We do not insist you opt for our caterers. It is also worth mentioning that our caterers do not have any corking charges either if you ask them to serve the wine !
Food for thought - Suggestions
Here are a few mouth-watering ideas:
How about Fish and Chips, Paella, Mezes, grazing menus, Burritos, Hog roasts, barbeques, tapas, pizzas, Caribbean food, Moroccan, Indian food, Latin Street food, traditional vintage afternoon teas, 3 course sit down meals, Cheese and wine..
The choice is yours.
Good caterers are in demand, and get booked long in advance, sometimes years ahead for weddings. We highly recommend looking at The Sticky Fig Catering Co’s menus soon after you book us to avoid disappointment.
If you do opt for a caterer of your own, be sure that whoever you chose is professional, with a good track record, hygiene standard etc.. Why not ask for a sample tasting menu, as food is always going to be a talking point of your wedding with your guests.
Our In House Professional bar
Our bar service is run by “the Bar 65”. Who are providing a beautiful rusting internal bar in the barn, as well as a fantastic fully stocked horse box for outside. Karen & Julian offer a high quality professional bar service like no other, and at normal Pub prices or less! (not wedding prices)
There is no minimum charge for the bar if you have at least 40 guest. If you have less than 40
guests there will be an additional charge to cover the cost and time needed to transport, prepare and set up the bar.
Karen & Julian go the extra mile, and will be fantastic with your guests.
They will offer cocktails, and gins, wine tasting, flowers, decorations and much more..
At the Haybarn we are able to cater for a wide choice of drinks, and all that is needed such as ice, lemon, etc.. The Bar 65 offers a large range of fantastic Gins, a welcome reception drinks, tea, coffee, cocktails, local ales etc.. using as many local suppliers, and local produce as possible.
D.I.Y & Self Service bar / Our policy
Supplying your own drinks and buying a barrel of ale from the local brewery may offer a limited choice for your guests and will require a lot of organising.
Will you have enough drink choices, Fridges, Ice, glasses, enough variety, clearing up glasses etc..?
Our policy: For this reason DIY bars are not permitted at our venue unless they are for events with less than 20 guests and must be managed by a licensed professional bar tender.
Last orders are 11:30 sharp.
Our additional involvement with DIY bars,checking licenses, extra rubbish collection, recycling etc.. will be charged at an extra £150 service to cover our time.
An outdoor bar where you want
We have a number of positions where you can have our fantastic outdoor horse box bar.
Our Professional bars will take care of serving, and cleaning up empty bottles, provide clean glasses, ice, sliced fruit, cocktails, cleaning up, duty of care etc…
<– We work with “The Horse Box Bar 65” as our house bar supplier. (picture left)
No corkage charges
You will have seen this charge at hotels or many other barn venues. This is when a venue imposes a fee for each bottle opened if you bring your own drinks to cover the lost revenue from not selling the drink to you in the first place.
Each bottle opened at such venues can be costly and quickly adds up to a tidy sum of money with corkage often costing £5 to £10 per bottle of wine that is opened on site, more for Champagne or Prosecco. In some parts of England we have seen some places charge as much as £15 a bottle ! We have absolutely NO corkage charges on any drinks you bring to be served by a licensed bar or by our caterer during your wedding breakfast or meal.
(please do talk to us about our policy with drinks you or your guests bring).