Food and Drink
To us the wedding feast is so much more than just the food served. It is a treasured moment that sees loved ones come together to share in your happiness over food, drink and laughter.
Our in-house team of talented chefs combine the best ingredients with flair and experience to create the most delicious dishes. There are no pre-packed or processed meals here. We believe that the finest foods start from the best fresh ingredients; many of which are sourced locally or from our own kitchen garden to create a wedding feast to remember.
As well as weddings we cater for a great many events at Southend Barns including parties, christenings
We offer various wedding breakfast styles, from buffets and banquets to sharing boards, and we can also provide canapés, patio snacks and children’s meals as well as evening buffet food. However, if you have something else in mind then we are happy to create a menu that is completely bespoke and we will of course cater for all dietary requirements.
Corkage is included in our costs, so you are welcome to bring your own wine, beer and fizz that we will serve during the drinks reception and meal. At the end of the meal, the corkage finishes and we open the fully-stocked pay bar. There is an option to have a bar on account or alternatively, you can extend the corkage for an additional fee so we can continue to serve your own beer and wine throughout the evening.
If you prefer, we can provide drinks packages to save you the extra time and stress of sourcing your own drinks. We can also create special feature bars, such as a gin or Prosecco bar to personalise your wedding party and add an extra element of fun.
Whether you are looking to create an informal feast or a traditional dining experience, we have a range of table styles and sizes including rustic trestle tables to create the perfect layout.
To make sure your day is as stress-free as possible, we will meet you 6-8 months before your wedding date to discuss every detail of your day including timings, table layouts, decorations and the all-important menus. You will also have the opportunity to attend a menu tasting evening at Southend Barns so you can sample a variety of dishes before you make a final decision on your menu styles and choices.
We will be there throughout the planning and on the day of your wedding to help with anything from the table set-ups to the clearing up and everything in-between.
Prices for a three course meal start from £75* per person.
An initial payment of £1,500 is required 2 weeks after your Initial Planning Meeting with the remainder due one month before the wedding, following confirmation of final guest numbers.
You can rest assured that there are no hidden extras, everything from
glassware, cake stand, table linen, cutlery and waiting staff are all included.
*Price includes VAT. Prices subject to change
Menu Tasting Events
Once you have booked your wedding with us, you can look forward to your Menu Tasting, which takes place approximately 4-6 months before your big day. A fun but informative evening full of inspiration, you will get to sample canapés as well as main menu options. You can also see the various presentation styles you could choose, such as sharing boards and buffets.
The barns will be set up with various table layouts and you will have the opportunity to discover and taste a greater variety of dishes whilst meeting other couples. Our team will also be present to answer any questions you might have regarding your wedding.