Emily and Tom had always known that they wanted to hold their wedding in their favourite season – spring. They were searching for the perfect venue that would look beautiful at this time of year and also allow them to celebrate their love of good food and drink at the same time. When they discovered Clock Barn, the couple knew they had found the right place for them.
“Clock Barn is just so beautiful even when it is not dressed up and we could see that we wouldn’t need much to make it striking and personal to us,” says Emily. “The staff were so friendly and flexible. They worked with us and understood how to help us make our day personalised and special.”
The happy couple opted for a fresh and colourful English country garden theme to their day, with herbs featuring throughout the décor. Jars filled with flowers sat on wooden slices on the tables, while wicker hearts with gypsophila and raffia were hanging around the barn.
“We were lucky to have very creative family and friends to help us decorate the barn,” says Emily. “Tom created all the stationery and artwork while his mum, Liz, provided us with extra colourful bunting. The wooden table centrepieces which the flowers went on were made by Tom’s dad, as were the tree stumps used as decoration for the aisle in the ceremony.”
Tom also whipped up the table names, place names and wedding favour boxes, which were filled with a photo of the bride’s grandmother, her shortbread recipe and a shortbread cookie baked by the bride’s mother. It was a lovely tribute on their wedding day.
After tying the knot under the exposed beams of the stunning barn, the couple celebrated in spectacular fashion with plenty of drinks and canapés. Their guests sipped on Gin Fizz and Prosecco while sampling fillet of beef with salsa verde, king prawn and vegetable tempura, goat’s cheese mousse and plenty more.
The time came for the wedding breakfast and Emily and Tom had decided a mouth-watering wedding menu to share with their nearest and dearest. With a starter of ravioli of king prawns, a sharing board of roast fore rib of beef and fondant potato (complete with chef’s hats and aprons for serving at the table), and an apple and blackberry compote with caramel custard for dessert. They also enjoyed a surprise course of lemon sorbet and a lime and vodka shot to cleanse the palate in between their delightful dishes.
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The incredible wedding food didn’t stop there either, with the bride and groom treating their guests to wood-fired pizzas cooked with plenty of different toppings.
The Galloping Gourmet Events Team are always fully committed to helping couples create their perfect wedding, and it was no different when it came to Emily and Tom’s special day.
“The Events team were on hand to answer any questions we had,” explains Emily. “No request was too big (or too strange!) and everything was done so professionally we just felt totally at ease and like everything was completely in control.”
The Events Team also ran through all of the options available for the wedding food and drink, and invited the couple to a Tasting Event held at Clock Barn. This meant they got to sample a number of exciting dishes while experiencing the venue full of people and entertainment, just like it would be on their wedding day.
Take a look at Charlotte and Stuart’s Colourful Wedding at Clock Barn for more inspiration from this breathtaking wedding venue in Hampshire.
Images courtesy of Sarah Elliott Photography