One of the most important - and exciting - decisions for us was the wedding food! Finding the caterer was easy as we already had one in mind while researching venues. Chris, of Salt and Sauce, is a family friend and we have sampled his food on many occasions so knew he would pull off a fantastic feast for our guests. When we found out that he was an affiliated caterer of The Barn @ BarraCastle, it seemed like the perfect match.
Salt and Sauce provide a range of menu options to suit any event using locally sourced produce. Not only do they have a phenomenal chef, but they work with you to create a bespoke menu that works for your wedding. They were also able to source tables, chairs, and tableware which is such an important consideration when you have a venue that is a blank canvas. There was the option to have a traditional three-course meal, a BBQ or what we opted for, a wedding feast.
The wedding feast incorporates different main dishes and sides served to each table so the guests have their own mini banquet that they can choose from. We loved this idea so that guests can try a little bit of everything, there is sure to be something on the menu for everyone and - most importantly - it would bring a very social aspect to the dinner. The menu includes crispy pork belly, steak pie, Moroccan style lamb, seabass with salsa verde, paella, chicken supreme with haggis and my personal favourite – the chicken, ham hock and leek pie – with all the trimmings. My mouth is watering as I type!
Another perk of hiring this caterer was the vast variety of canapes that they offer between the ceremony and the feast! The list is huge, I think we are going to struggle to pick a selection. They all sound unbelievable and again there will be something for everyone. We opted for canapes as I know, in the past, I have been the ravenous guest at a wedding and want to make sure there aren’t too many empty stomachs full of prosecco early on.
My favourite part, DESSERT! Whenever I go to a restaurant I pick my dessert before my main course. Tim also has a sweet tooth, so one of our first questions was…what are we going to have for pudding?! Chris had some great ideas for desserts that could include the Barra Berries that Tim and I love so much and are in keeping with our venue. I won’t give too much away but I am sure it is going to be the perfect end to a wonderful feast.
Salt and Sauce have epic options for an evening buffet from the traditional stovies and mac ‘n’ cheese to a Mexican taco station. This is a decision we are yet to make because I am a huge mac ‘n’ cheese fan and Tim is all about the Mexican. Maybe we will opt for a bit of each!
- The full package - make sure you find out exactly what you are getting in your package price per head, you don’t want any surprises or to find something is missing or an extra cost.
- Get a taste for it - do your research and sample as much as possible to get an idea of what you like.
- A foodie fit - think about food that is fitting with the venue and mood of your wedding. A relaxed BBQ might not work in a very formal setting, and a sit down four-course dinner may not feel right if you want a more laid-back vibe.
Next month, it’s all about getting creative! We look at how to transform a beautiful blank canvas like The Barn with flowers and finishing touches.
The Future Mrs Jones x