Sweet or Savoury? A Wedding “Cheese”Cake

Take a look at the picture below… It’s a cake clearly, but it’s made out of cheese!

For many people, when it comes to deciding on a wedding cake, “sweet or savoury” never even comes into the equation. However, it would appear that there is a new trend on the rise for those with less of a sweet-tooth…

“Cheese-cakes” appear to be bursting onto the scene. If you are out for a meal and you choose to skip dessert and head straight for the Cheeseboard, why should your wedding be any different if cheese is what you love?

This particular cheese-cake was made up of Sussex Farmhouse, Sussex Blue, Sussex Brie, Organic Cheddar, Lord London and Mayfield Cheese’s and was garnished with physalis, figs, green and red grapes and some of our very own fresh, organic, grapevine leaves.

Alongside it was a blackboard that read:

“Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese, Who am I to Dis-a-Brie? I Cheddar the World and the Feta Cheese, Everybody’s looking for Stilton.

Please help yourselves to our cheeseboard!

-Tom & Jess”

It was a lot of fun and an interesting, unique alternative to the traditional wedding cake. It looked excellent! We hope that Tom and Jess had the most wonderful day yesterday and we wish them many happy and exciting years to come!

 

 

CameraOn Wedding Videography

CameraOn Weddings is a wedding videography service that documents every moment of your big day. They were kind enough to share this video of a recent wedding at Barnsgate.


Wedding photos are a necessity on every wedding day. The special moments need to be captured to look back at throughout the rest of your lives together but what about a wedding video?

Having a video made of your wedding day brings it all back so vividly. Truly allowing you to relive the whole experience time and time again. That is what Cameron at CameraOn Weddings specialises in.

Cameron will spend the day with you, documenting every heart-warming moment before heading to the lab and carefully putting the video together piece by piece. Although the video above is but just a snippet, he does provide full length videos also.

Emma and Aaron’s wedding day was truly a day to remember. But having this video will take them back in time and they will, without a doubt, treasure this footage forever.

You can get in touch with CameraOn Weddings either through their website www.cameraonstudios.com or through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CameraOnWeddings/ to book him for your Wedding day.

Did you like the look of the venue in the video? You can find all the relevant brochures for Barnsgate Manor here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our weddings.

Top Ten Ways to Arrive in Style on Your Wedding Day

Our top ten ways for you and your partner to arrive in style on your wedding day!

Well, I thought I had seen it all until last Saturday! The thundering roar of a bright red big rig soon got me out of the office. The Bride and Groom of the day clearly had decided to arrive in the most magnificent of fashions as they hopped out of this awesome vehicle. (Hats off to the driver who managed to navigate the drive!) This got me thinking, what are the top ten best ways for you and your partner to arrive at your venue in a way no one will ever forget? In no particular order:

1. Vintage Bus

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All the luxury without the rabble! Many people have always wanted to experience what it is like on an open top bus, this could be your chance! You get the added benefit of space for your friends and family on the way to the venue!

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2. Rolls Royce

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Nothing exudes more style and prestige than a Rolls Royce. This luxury car comes with every feature imaginable for you to enjoy on your way to your big day. It’s a dream for many to even sit in such a vehicle. It’s an unforgettable experience to be driven somewhere in one.

https://www.jdprestigecars.co.uk/chauffeur-driven-cars/series-2-white-rolls-royce-phantom-hire/

3. Horse Drawn Carriage

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Regal, yet surprisingly affordable! This carriage seats up to 4 people and comes in a range of different colours. Sure, you are going to take a while to get to where you’re going… but at least you can make the most of this once in a lifetime experience! Just make sure it’s not too far for the horses to go!

https://www.premiercarriage.co.uk/vehicles/horse-drawn-carriages/

4. Steam Traction Engine

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Horse and Cart not slow enough for you to enjoy the moment? This should do the trick! It doesn’t come much more classic and historical than this. Some companies even give you the opportunity to drive it yourself. It’s bound to make quite the entrance.

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5. Supercar

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Okay, so maybe slow isn’t for you. At the other end of the spectrum, you could hire a supercar! The car pictured above is a Lamborghini LP560 Spider and has all the speed and all the style you could hope for. Of course, you could hire a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and all other manner of fast cars as well!

http://www.supercarexperiences.com/vroom/supercar/c2_11/p656/Hire_UK_Europe_-_PRICE_MATCH/Lamborghini_LP560_Spider-hire.html

6. Big Rig

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As mentioned before, A big rig does make for a really BIG entrance. If your big day calls for a big vehicle, then why not? The experience isn’t complete however until you honk the horn so make sure you give all your friends and family a jump before leaving the cabin!

http://www.bigrighire.co.uk/

7. Hot Air Balloon

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Who needs the road when you can touch the clouds with your one beloved on your special day? Hot air balloons are available to hire for your wedding with varying cabin sizes so you can take as many or as few people as you would like with you. Make sure to have your guests bring their sunglasses with them so they can keep their eye’s in the sky!

https://www.bloon.co.uk/hot-air-balloon-hire/

8. Campervan

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Here’s a blast from the past! It’s hard to not see a campervan on the road and point it out. It has to be one of the most iconic and fun vehicles to have ever been produced. One sure way of a stylish and cosy arrival!

http://www.perfectdayweddingsandevents.co.uk/our-wedding-service/

9. Tractor

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If you have farming roots in your family and you want to celebrate your heritage, a tractor can be a very fun way to do that. There are lots of options to personalise the carriage and the idea itself does seem very romantic.

https://www.weddingspot.co.uk/wedding-cars/vintage-farm-charm–e110751

10. Helicopter

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It was always going to make the list… You’re looking to make a statement? A Helicopter could be the way to go! A flight plan will be chartered for you and costs a lot less than you might originally think. It’s a great way to get an aerial view of your venue before you arrive.

http://www.risehelicopters.co.uk/package/helicopter-weddings/

However you plan to arrive on your special day, make sure it is memorable. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. A day completely dedicated to you. Nothing should stop you organising what is destined to be the happiest and greatest experience of your life, just the way you want it. We pride ourselves on helping to make your day perfect. If you’re looking to plan your big day, get in touch with us and ask for a brochure. We would love to help make it special!

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Ideal Light Bites for any Occasion – Canopé Ideas

These light bites are quick and easy, perfect for any occasion!

We hosted another wonderful wedding last Saturday for Emma and Aaron. Congratulations to the both of you! We wish you a life of love and happiness together! It was a lovely set-up. Here are some of the pictures we got of the day:

Before the guests got started, we had some canopés for people to enjoy. They are the perfect party food. Full of taste and light enough to not spoil your meal (depending on how many you eat of course!). I wanted to share our recipes for three different canopés we had on offer.

The amounts vary depending on how many guests you have.

To make the croutè, we cut some discs out of white and brown slices of bread with a round cake cutter and toasted until crisp. The cheese croutès had a pinch of grated cheddar on top before toasting.

Smoked Salmon Roulade Stuffed with Spring Onion and Cream Cheese

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Ingredients

  • White bread croutès
  • Cream Cheese
  • Spring Onions
  • Smoked Salmon Slices
  • Lemon

Method

  • Finely chop the spring onions and mix with the cream cheese
  • Lay out a slice of smoked salmon and with a piping bag, pipe the cream cheese mix along one side of the salmon.
  • Gently roll the salmon around the cream cheese mix.
  • Slice the roll into roughly 1cm discs.
  • Place on top of your Croutès and top with a small segment of lemon.

Duck Liver Patè

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Ingredients

  • Duck Livers
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Brandy
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Brown Bread Croutès
  • Cucumber
  • Red Amaranth

Method

  • Chop the onion and slowly cook in a pan with the duck livers, onion, butter, brandy, salt and pepper until the liver is soft.
  • Blend the mixture together until it makes a smooth paste.
  • Allow it to cool
  • Using a piping bag and a star shaped nozzle, pipe the patè onto the brown bread croutès.
  • Garnish with a small segment of cucumber and red amaranth.

Pesto Cream Cheese Topped with a Half Olive Stuffed with Red Pepper

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Ingredients

  • Pesto
  • Cream Cheese
  • Green Olives
  • Red Pepper
  • Cheese Croutès
  • Fresh Coriander

Method

  • Mix the cream cheese and the pesto together.
  • Using a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle, pipe the mixture onto the toasted cheese croutès.
  • Chop the red pepper into small pieces and slice the olives diagonally in half. Place the red pepper inside the olive half.
  • Top the cream cheese and pesto mix with the olive and garnish with a sprig of coriander.

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Group Barbecues at Barnsgate

With barbecue season in full swing, why not choose our venue for your barbecue event?

The past few days have hardly sung of sunshine and barbecue weather but we have had a fair few dry spells this year and that means, for a lot of people, it’s time to get the tongs out and start grilling! We all love to make the most of the weather. Why not take the hard work out of the equation and let us prepare your barbecue event?

DSC_01Our outdoors area allows us to cater for up to 200 guests for any occasion. We have hosted barbecues for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and all other manner of occasion. With the views of the South Downs on one side and the Ashdown forest on the other, it makes for the perfect venue to share a hot dog and a cold beer with friends and family.

There is also ample indoors facilities for you to use and, if you so choose, the use of our disco (for an additional cost) for you to get the evening swinging!

DSC_04Our group barbecues start from £18 to £25 per person, so put your feet up, let us do the hard work and we will make it a night to remember. Our group barbecue menu can be found here. To get in touch to book your event, you can give us a call on 01825 713366 or through our website here.

Parties at Barnsgate

Looking for a party venue in East Sussex? Barnsgate can cater for up to 200 people!

Whether it is a Birthday celebration, wedding anniversary or any other gathering of family and friends, we can help you make this celebration the best one yet!

We cater for parties of all sizes and offer the exclusive use of either our stylish Manor House Restaurant or for larger parties our Ashdown Suite, which is full of rustic character and seats up to 200 guests in comfort.

The question that is on most people’s minds when booking a venuThe bar in the Ashdown Restaurante is “What are we to do about food and drink?” We can offer a three-course meal from a menu of your choice for all your guests. If that’s a bit formal, the season is coming around for wonderful summer barbeques, hog roasts and buffets. With regards to drinks, we have a bar in both our Manor House and Ashdown Restaurant available for your party to use exclusively.

We have additional extras available to offer as well. A disco can be arranged in the Ashdown Cellars, our air-conditioned party room, with its own bar and outside patio area. The DJ can either be booked separately or can be included in our party package using our trusted DJ.Photo 03-05-2017, 11 37 16

What would a party be without photos to remember it by? We also recommend getting in touch with Portal Pod Photo Booths for the use of their Magic Mirror photo frame. This top end piece of equipment takes full-length photographs of your guests with many different ways to personalise your photographs. You can get in touch with them for a quote through their facebook page here.

Give us a call or get in touch through our website. We would be happy to discuss any ideas with you to make sure you have the most memorable event yet!

Weddings at Barnsgate

It was wonderful to have our first wedding breakfast and barbecue of the year last Saturday at our venue!

Barnsgate has established itself over many years as one of the most popular wedding venues in East Sussex. The peaceful and romantic setting offers wonderful facilities and beautiful surroundings, with spectacular views over the open countryside and forest to the South Downs in the distance.

It makes the perfect venue for wedding receptions and civil ceremonies.

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We can cater for up to 200 guests and all wedding parties can be assured of a warm welcome and friendly, professional service, excellent food and fine wines for the wedding breakfast, with the attention to detail that makes everyone feel relaxed and special – on this, the most memorable of days.

No two weddings are the same. Our expert team will advise and assist you to individually tailor your day – Whatever your requirements. To request more information, you can contact us through our website here and to view our brochures, you can use this linkPhoto 02-05-2017, 11 00 44Last Saturday was a wonderful occasion. We provided a carved buffet for the wedding breakfast, full use of our Ashdown suite and disco throughout the day and as the weather was good in the evening, we had our barbecue going for the day guests and any additional evening guests to enjoy also.

We hope you enjoyed the use of our venue. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together!

@BarnsgateManor