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Weddings at Blackthorpe Barn

The tree lined avenue entrance

Welcome... Blackthorpe Barn is a truly wonderful location for any wedding, large or small. We have tried to put together some options that will make your wedding day the day you have dreamed about. The following is a guide to some of the services we can offer, however, we only have a few weddings each year so we tailor each to match your requirements perfectly, so speak to us & let us know what you want!

The main barn being used as an art gallery

A special venue... The medieval thatched barn is one of the most perfect wedding venues for one of the most wonderful occasions of your lives. Located just outside Bury St Edmunds with easy access just off the A14 & plenty of parking, the barn can hold upto 250 seated, or 350 as an evening space. The barn coupled with excellent food/ drink; plus outstanding service, guarantees you and your guests a most memorable day. Wedding availability is limited to the months of June / July / August each year and as this is a new wedding venue some dates are available for 2012, plus we are taking bookings for 2013/2014.

Handmade with the finest ingredients locally sourced.

Canapes No better way to start things with a glass of something bubbling and some tasty handmade, locally sourced canapes. Some examples below: Smoked Salmon Crème Fraiche Rosti Peking Duck on a Chive Blini with Spring Onion & Hoisin Sauce Greene King Strong Suffolk Ale & Steak Minis Bruschetta Topped Garlic Ciabatta Bites Lime & Sweet Chilli Troston Chicken Skewers Goats Cheese & Red Onion Tartlets Rare Roast-Beef in a Chive Yorkshire Pudding with Horseradish Cream Smoked Mackerel Supercakes Mini Fish & Chips with Tartar Sauce Newmarket Sausage & Cheddar Mash Spoons Various Soup Sips (Soup Shots) Thai Fish Cakes with a Plum Sauce

Suffolk Meat Terrine With Homemade Chutney

Starters... Our philosophy is locally sourced, quality ingredients made the very best dishes that will suit all tastes without compromise Suffolk Meat Terrine with Homemade Chutney Warm Gressingham Duck with a Green Salad Troston Chicken Parfait, Suffolk Chutney with Toasted Brioche Wild Mushroom & Parmesan Risotto Home-Smoked Trio Fish Plate with Green Salad Crayfish, Prawn & Avocado Salad Parma Ham, Melon & Mozzarella with a Chilli Mango Dressing Grilled Halloumi, Spinach & Toasted Seed Salad Cromer Crab Risotto Options are available to have more than one choice of any of the courses for your guests on a pre-order basis (talk to us about your requirements), as well as catering for those with special dietary needs.

Suffolk Longhorn Beef Wellington

The main course! Everybody has an opinion on the food served at any event so we have put together some options that will have your guests talking about the day for years to come. If you have your own ideas - then we are more than happy to discuss your bespoke requirements. Suffolk Longhorn Beef Wellington Ye Old Pork Rack, Roasted Fennel Seed with Aspall Cyder Steeped Pear, Suffolk Mash Lemon & Garlic Grilled Chicken Supreme on a Pearl Barely Broth Herb & Mustard Crusted Rack of Suffolk Lamb with a Rosemary Mash Pollock Fillet on a Mussel, Leek & Fennel Broth Monkfish & Prawn Tai Green Curry Fish Trio Wellington with a Fresh Herb, Wild Mushroom & Rice Stuffing Roasted Gressingham Duck on a Potato & Shallot Rosti Traditional Roast Meats ( Various Quality Locally Sourced Meats) Grilled Halloumi with Fennel, Lemon & Olive / or Niรงoise (V) Courgette & Goats Cheese Tart (V) Broadbean & Lemon Risotto (V) Selection of seasonal vegetable & sidedish options

Eton Mess

Dessert & after dinner The perfect finish before the speeches... Whisky & Lemon Syllabub with Great Barton Strawberries Eton Mess Trio of Chocolate Creme Brûlée Summer Fruits Cheese Cake Sweet Treats (Mini Selection of Dessert Bites) Apple & Blackberry Crumble, Vanilla Custard Organic Cheese Board (Fine Selection), Breads & Crackers Cheese can be the dessert, or as an additional course. Served on individual boards for each table, ideally accompanied with a glass of fine port.

Paddy & Scott’s Coffee & Selection of Teas, served with Handmade Petit Fours

For the Little Cherubs... Weddings are all about family and we make sure even the smallest guests are taken well care of with food & activities they will love: Garlic Dough Ball with Dips & Crudities Prawn Cocktail & Chunky Brown Bread Parma Ham Wrapped Melon & Salad Newmarket Sausage & Mash (V option also) Fresh Fish Pie & Seasonal Veg Cottage Pie & Seasonal Veg (V option also) Pasta Options Selection of Desserts or Ice Creams

The barn has a separate area adjacent to the main room that is perfect for an area that children can use. We can supply games, crafts & activities to help keep the little ones happy.

Drinks We are passionate about our food, but equally passionate about our drink. We only supply premium brand drinks and have some wonderful cocktails and punches, perfect for a hot summer’s day! Selection of welcome drinks from Champagne to cocktails Wine & soft drink options for during the meal Fully licensed bar for your guests; with Real Ale casks & a fine selection beers, spirits & cyders; cocktails (can be tailored/themed personally for your wedding), healthy childrens’ drinks and soft drink options. The bar can be run as an all inclusive bar or as a cash bar to your guests. We can even get a local brewery to bottle a beer especially for you and the special day! We like to discuss drink options with you to tailor a package to suit you, and your guests requirements.

Numerous evening options for food & drink

Evening food options In the evening things usually become a little less formal, however, we feel it is still important to have wonderful food & drink options to keep your guests enjoying themselves. Below are a couple of examples of the evening food we can offer: Wood fired Hogroast Bacon butties / Hot dogs Barbeque options: Local sausages / burgers / chicken / veggie options Skewers & kebabs / grilled fish buns Big Pan Options: Steak & Ale with mash / Chilli / Curry Paella / Sausage casserole Cheese table / Cold meat options Dessert options Ice Cream Van

Accommodation Blackthorpe House is a charming and recently renovated Georgian house situated right next door to Blackthorpe Barn, it is ideally placed for weddings at the Barn. It is fine for your guests, however, we recommend that it is the perfect accommodation for the bride the night before the wedding and to be used to get ready on the day. There is space for bridesmaids to stay with you, plus any parents. Any bride thinking about having a wedding at Blackthorpe Barn really needs to have a look around this spectacular house, as pictures are not enough! We have packages available so the whole house (3 suites with 5 Bedrooms) are available exclusively for you; this could also include a dinner & drinks party the night before in the house & gardens, champagne breakfast on the wedding day itself, plus breakfast the morning after. We can tailor this to suit your needs. Other accommodation: In addition for your guests, Ravenwood Hall is just a 2 minute stroll, plus there is plenty of accommodation in Bury St Edmunds for those wanting to stay in town. Please speak to us about your requirements.

Weddings at Blackthorpe Barn Please speak to us as we are more than happy to hear from you. We try to be flexible where-ever possible and to work to budgets that you have in place. If you would like to have a tour of the barn, then please let us know. Tel: 07595 022943 Email: Web:

Weddings at Blackthorpe Barn  
Weddings at Blackthorpe Barn  

Blackthorpe Barn is a truly wonderful location for any wedding, large or small. We have tried to put together some options that will make y...