Charlotte and Stuart were looking for the perfect venue that could provide a romantic and relaxed setting for their special day. After visiting Clock Barn, a breathtaking barn wedding venue in Hampshire, they realised that it was exactly what they had been searching for.
“We loved how beautiful Clock Barn looked and knew that it would even if we didn’t decorate it at all, which took some of the pressure off us having to think of lots of design ideas,” explains Charlotte. “Also, the team seemed super-organised so we knew the day would run smoothly and that we were dealing with professionals.”
The happy couple kept things simple when it came to the decorations, adding a few pops of colour and sentimental touches to Clock Barn’s beautiful décor to make the place their own.
“I have always loved flower arrangements that incorporated lots of different colours so that was important to include,” says Charlotte. “We decided an array of loosely structured pastel coloured flowers would be best and it just added to the relaxed and bright day we had. Other than that we used significant numbers for our tables such as 86 months together, 2.5 hours married, 200 hours until the honeymoon etc. We also wanted to celebrate that our parents are still in long happy marriages as that is quite rare now, so we made sure to incorporate images of them on their wedding day.”
This wonderful Hampshire wedding venue is not only renowned for its enchanting style but also its incredible wedding food and drink. As one of a handful of venues across the country that can boast an in-house Galloping Gourmet wedding catering and events team, Charlotte and Stuart knew that they would be able to share a mouth-watering feast with their guests.
The couple celebrated their newlywed status with a drinks reception and delicious canapés that included mini fish and chips, duck spring rolls and mushroom and leek tarts.
“We wanted canapés that would suit all taste buds but also that were different and that people wouldn’t expect to see at a wedding, and the more ‘classic English’ options fitted with our relaxed theme.,” says Stuart. “We also tasted them beforehand at a Tasting Event at Clock Barn and took note, even though it was a year and a half before the wedding!”
For the wedding breakfast, Charlotte and Stuart opted for tomato soup to start, followed by supreme of chicken with goat’s cheese and pepper stuffing, and rounded the feast off with a decadent chocolate brownie which went down a treat!
The couple couldn’t resist taking advantage of Clock Barn’s authentic pizza oven and shared wood-fired pizzas, cooked by the chefs outdoors, with their guests in the evening.
The Galloping Gourmet Events Team at Clock Barn are proud to say that they will do everything in their power to make to make couples’ wedding days as special as can be, and Charlotte and Stuart were certainly impressed with all the help they received.
“The Events Team were really great in the run up to the wedding, and on the day itself,” says Stuart. “They were more than happy to help with anything we needed and were willing to work with our ideas so we could have exactly what we wanted. The professionalism and personable nature of all the staff made them a joy to work with. We were honestly so happy we went with Clock Barn and a lot of that is to do with how great the staff were.”
The flexibility of the team was also a big positive for the happy couple too, as that way they could ensure that their special day would be just right for them and their guests. They were keen to include a certain cocktail and ale which was not part of their chosen drinks package, as well a lighter starter option to follow all those canapés. This wasn’t an issue and the couple worked with the Galloping Gourmet team to make sure that everything was to their liking!
With an incredible setting, colourful décor and the finest wedding food and drink, Charlotte and Stuart had the most amazing wedding at Clock Barn. Even the windy conditions and a spot of rain couldn’t dampen their spirits on this special day.
To find out more about this magical wedding venue in Hampshire, visit their website here and see if it could be the perfect place for you to celebrate.