Inside Rivervale Barn’s Wedding Tasting Event

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On Wednesday 18th January, around forty fabulous couples arrived at Rivervale Barn for a very special event – their complimentary wedding tasting. Stepping from the chilly winter’s night into the warm, welcoming wedding venue barn and being met with a smile and a drink was such a treat and that was just the start of a fantastic evening…

What is a wedding tasting event?

A wedding tasting event at Rivervale Barn is actually many things. It’s a chance to sample the quality of the delicious food provided by Galloping Gourmet and to taste the wines, beers, drinks and cocktails that you’re able to serve at your barn wedding. The evening is also a great opportunity to meet with some of Rivervale Barn’s favourite wedding suppliers and of course, you’re able to see the venue in all its glory. A wedding tasting event also gives you a wonderful excuse to get excited about your big day in the company of other couples and to chat to the amazing staff who’ll be by your side throughout. In short, it’s altogether brilliant.

Wining and dining at Rivervale Barn

An essential piece of advice for a tasting evening is to come along hungry! Firstly, you’re welcomed with drinks and canapés galore. We tasted the most mouth-watering appetisers including crispy risotto balls, mini fish & chips, tarts and oozing baked Brie with truffle garlic and rosemary. Judging by everyone’s reactions, the canapés were a huge hit!

Once dinner was announced and everyone was seated, the Galloping Gourmet team began dinner service and it was absolutely impeccable. Plates arrived, drinks were topped up, dietary requirements were dealt with and everything was handled smoothly and with more smiles.

Over starters of confit duck, seared king scallop and salmon or beetroot Carpaccio, diners were entertained by magicians and music. There was definitely wedding magic in the air! By the time the main courses of Beef Wellington, roast free-range chicken or Vegetarian Wellington arrived, couples were exchanging email addresses and sharing details of their wedding plans and the atmosphere in the wedding venue barn was unbelievable. The trio of desserts (including a treacle tart with salted caramel ice cream that actually made people sigh with happiness) was the perfect end to a superb evening.

Imagine your wedding…

What makes your complimentary wedding tasting at Rivervale Barn so special is that it really brings your wedding to life. The flowers, the decorations, the music and the tables full of guests enjoying themselves, it all becomes so real. You can wander through the ceremony room, barn and honeymoon suite and picture yourself here, on your wedding day, and all of a sudden, you realise that Rivervale Barn is so much more than a venue.

It’s the place that will, quite literally, change your life forever.

Images © Studio Rouge

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