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A Glorious Tasting Event at Rivervale Barn


In January, our Galloping Gourmet Events Team at Rivervale Barn welcomed around 80 special guests to a complimentary tasting event, located at their stunning, soon-to-be wedding venue. This breathtaking contemporary venue in rural Hampshire provided the perfect setting and our experienced staff and expert chefs were all on hand to ensure that the evening would be a memorable one for all that attended.

The aim of the event was to provide our brides and grooms with the chance to try out some first-rate wedding food and start planning the perfect menu to suit their big day. They would also be able to experience this stunning venue in full swing, just like it would be on their wedding.

Why come to our tasting events?

Our tasting events are more than just a good meal, however. They give you a chance to sample a wide variety of dishes that our incredible chefs can produce for your big day, taste the delectable wines, beers and cocktails that your guests will love, and get to know the team that will be providing your amazing day.

Rivervale Barn also invited a number of their favourite wedding suppliers to their tasting events so you can start imagining what is possible for your wedding day.

What’s more, attending a tasting event makes your special day feel that bit closer, and you can feel your excitement build as you wine and dine and discuss your plans with other couples.

Rivervale Barn’s perfect evening

Our guests were welcomed with a wealth of arrival drinks and canapés to kick off the evening in style. With such delights as crispy risotto balls, spiced squid & risotto, and smoked salmon blini on offer, it’s safe to say that everyone was more than happy to get stuck into these!

Guests took their seats in the impressive Dining Barn where our team could demonstrate their incredibly high levels of service and start bringing out the delicious wedding food.

While our brides and grooms enjoyed starters of confit duck, seared king scallops and salmon, or beetroot carpaccio, talented magicians and musicians kept spirits high, wowing the guests and creating a delightful atmosphere at Rivervale Barn.

While tucking into main courses of beef or vegetarian Wellington, or free-range roast chicken, there was definitely wedding magic in the air, with a great atmosphere in the barn and our special guests even sharing email addresses and wedding plans with each other. The trio of desserts, including a treacle tart to die for, was the perfect end to a perfect evening.

Start planning your day

One thing that makes our tasting events at Rivervale Barn truly special is that they really bring your wedding to life. You can see your chosen setting fully dressed, filled with beautiful flowers, decorations and guests, just like it would be on your day. You get a chance to explore the spaces that the venue has to offer and get a clearer picture of how each element of your wedding will tie together to create a truly unforgettable day.

Visit the Rivervale Barn website to find out more about this superb Hampshire Barn wedding venue here