Merryn and Chris’ wedding at Ash Barton Estate

North Devon is known for its beautiful rolling hills, magnificent coastline and some of the very best country manors in the county. Ash Barton Estate, perched on the hills outside Braunton, is one of Devon’s stunning manor houses. Set within 25 acres of grounds which includes formal gardens, woodlands and lakes, today Ash Barton is a rather special wedding venue and it is easy to see why Merryn and Chris choose to celebrate their marriage here.

Ash Barton is a wedding venue the team at Devon Catering know well, we have catered for many weddings, parties and events here over the years and remains a firm favourite for us.

We first met with Merryn and Chris when they requested a copy of our Wedding Collection menus and together, we started to explore ideas for their day. Providing a choice for their family and friends was important and we together we selected a variety of options from Canapes to Starters and Wedding Breakfast to Desserts, all hand prepared using the very highest quality of locally sourced ingredients – mouth-watering wedding catering.

Wedding Canapes chosen by Merryn and Chris included;

• Marinated Devon chicken coated with crushed breadcrumb
• Devon farmed pork sausages roasted in a sweet honey
• Fresh mango, lime and chilli toasts
• Individual hand-made mini pizza

Wedding Breakfast – full seated waiter service

Hand prepared Devon Catering fresh Tomato and Basil soup
served with a wedge of freshly baked bread and handmade croutons

Individual caramelised red onion, stilton and cherry tomato tartlet
presented on a bed of fresh leaves and a balsamic vinegar

Mini individual fish cakes coated in a herb crumb
set on a bed of fresh leaf salad with a chilli and crème frais dip

Ballotine of Devon chicken wrapped in bacon
filled with brie and caramelised onion and served with a courgette tied vegetable parcel, accompanied by roast potatoes

Slow cooked Lamb infused with rosemary and garlic
served with a white wine jus, courgette tied vegetable parcel and roast potatoes

Spicy deep filled red bell pepper
with a mix of spiced vegetables, beans and quinoa

Merryn and Chris had chosen our delicious Trio of Individual Desserts which are a wedding favourite, all individual hand-crafted by the Devon Catering team and include our secret recipe Chocolate Brownie which is simply mouth-watering. The Trio, severed on individual glass slates, include our Eton Mess, Secret recipe dark chocolate brownie with a chocolate ganache and Individual filled tartlet with crème patisserie and glazed strawberry.

We completed service with freshly filtered coffee accompanied by amaretti biscuits served in the beautiful courtyard at Ash Barton.

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