When it came to their big day, Nikki and Maurice were determined to find the perfect setting that looked great and had plenty of space for all their friends and family. After visiting Rivervale Barn, a breathtaking barn wedding venue in Hampshire, they knew they had found the place for them.
“As soon as we walked through the doors of Rivervale Barn we fell in love with the place!” says Nikki. “It was light and spacious and had stunning archways and huge windows for that church-like feel. The grounds were incredible too, with a colourful garden and a large pond that were idea for exploring and taking photographs taken.”
The couple was so happy with the décor of Rivervale Barn that they didn’t feel the need to add too much of their own decorations to the place. What they did use gave the venue a modern and romantic feel and kept to a beautiful colour scheme of blush pink and navy, while demonstrating their shared love of travelling with old suitcases and holiday destinations as table names.
The Finest Wedding Food
Another big reason why Rivervale Barn stands out is because of the outstanding wedding food and drink, and Nikki and Maurice took full advantage of this on their special day. After exchanging their vows in the Ceremony Barn, they celebrated with a drinks reception and canapés in the charming courtyard and gardens. Their guests sipped on white peach sangria, Pimm’s and ice-cold beers while enjoying wild mushroom and leek tartlets, fried Somerset brie and curried lamb skewers.
The Dining Barn made a wonderful setting for the happy couple’s wedding breakfast, and they chose the Deluxe Menu to ensure that their guests would have a feast to remember. With a ham hock croquette to start, roast rump of English lamb for the main course and a trio of rhubarb and apple crumble, dark chocolate torte and vanilla shortbread and raspberries to finish, the whole meal went down a treat!
“We chose the lamb as I had it at the Rivervale Barn Tasting Event and it was amazing; the best lamb I have ever had!” says Nikki. “We couldn’t decide on dessert so opted for a selection of three. We were able to customise them by choosing the filling of the crumble (my favourite) and adding salted caramel ice cream to the torte (Maurice’s favourite).”
The culinary delights didn’t stop there either as Nikki and Maurice treated their friends and family to Turkish meze in the evening which included chicken kebabs with pickled lemons, spicy beef meatballs in tomato sauce, feta and spinach on filo pastry and plenty of flatbreads and dips to accompany the dishes.
Service With A Smile
The Galloping Gourmet Events Team at Rivervale Barn pride themselves on helping couples create their ideal wedding day and gave Nikki and Maurice all the support they needed during the planning process and on their special day. The newlyweds wanted to make sure that all their guests had the best time helping celebrate and the dedicated team ensured this was the case.
“The Galloping Gourmet staff were amazing at creating personalised menus for our guests with dietary requirements and being there for us every step of the way. They were so helpful!”
A Day To Remember
Nikki and Maurice had an unforgettable time celebrating at this idyllic wedding venue in Hampshire. With a fantastic setting, the finest wedding food and drink and the company of all their friends and family, the couple wouldn’t have changed a thing about their summer celebration! The Galloping Gourmet team at Rivervale Barn helped them create their ideal wedding and ensured that everything went off without a hitch so that the day was filled with only good memories.
To find out more about this remarkable venue, visit the Rivervale Barn website here.
Images courtesy of AHP Photography