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Your Special Day, Your Menu Choices

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Here at Priston Mill in Bath, we pride ourselves on being one of the most picturesque wedding venues nestled in the Somerset countryside. Planning our couple’s days alongside them is the most enjoyable part of our jobs by far!

We often find the part that many enjoy the most is choosing the menu for the wedding day... will it be the traditional three course To Dine or the relaxed charcoal cooked Barbecue menu?

Fortunately, our experienced Events Team, not to mention our fantastic Head Chef, Martin Jackson, are here to help and advise you with your food and drink conundrums, to ensure that your guests have the most enjoyable meal possible.

To make sure that you enjoy this element of the wedding planning process, we have put together some helpful tips to help you along the way!

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Vegetarian or vegan?

If you and your partner are either vegetarian, or vegan, there is no reason why your menu couldn’t be predominantly this way too, and we love nothing more than the opportunity to experiment with vegetarian and vegan choices!

We are proud of the variety in the menus that we offer and our aim is always to help you select a menu based around what you think your guests will also enjoy but most importantly, that you and your partner will love! Martin has picked some of his favourite dishes as ideas for those that are considering a fully vegetarian or vegan menu.

Starters

Polenta crusted halloumi, sweetcorn puree, tomato relish

Mushroom and chestnut pate with tarragon, pickled cucumber and crostini (ve)

Pea and lemon chickpea fritter, fennel salsa, beetroot ketchup (ve)

Main Course

Cannelloni stuffed with beetroot, walnut and Tor goats’ cheese mousse, with an arrabbiata sauce

Double baked Bath Cheddar and leek soufflé with pickled apple and walnut salad

Chargrilled aubergine with roasted squash, Puy lentil and dukkah salad with a yoghurt dressing (ve)

Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream (ve)

Dark chocolate torte, raspberry gel, pistachio crumb (ve)

Lemon posset, poached rhubarb, lemon and thyme shortbread (ve)

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Not a fan of wine?

What do you want to drink at your wedding? Whether your favourite beverage is Pimms No.1 or pink lemonade, serve what makes you happy.

Perhaps you don't want alcohol at your wedding, but you still want people to enjoy holding a cocktail glass while they chat at dinner. Our sparkling elderflower pressé is always a great option. Or, if you’d prefer a completely bespoke mocktail, our inventive front of house team are always happy to put their creativity to good use. Gabby, one of our Event Managers at Priston Mill, suggests the West Country Cooler as a lovely non-alcoholic alternative, with flavours of apple, vanilla, mint and lime.

The champagne toast is one of the conventional ways alcohol is served at weddings, but you don't have to feel tied to that tradition either. Pop open sparkling cider, Thatcher’s Family Reserve instead. The first gently pressed juice of the Katy apple is used to create this dry sparkling subtle cider. Served in flutes this could add a little Somerset surprise for your guests!

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Options, options, options...

Our experienced events and kitchen teams have put many hours into refining our menus, constantly improving them and seeking out those quirky ideas that will make your wedding totally unique! Why not consider our mini-afternoon tea stands for your canapé reception? Something a little different and so in keeping with a quintessential English wedding day in the countryside! Alternatively, why not upgrade and offer Ice Cream served from our vintage Pashley tricycle. A choice of three luxury local flavours in sugar cones with chocolate flakes and praline, delicious!

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Gluten free?

Nowadays we have a wealth of knowledge to be able to tweak menus to accommodate dietary requirements, especially Coeliac disease and Gluten Free.  Our Chef’s work with lots of different requirements each week and so are very good at accommodating these.

As an example, the below menu is entirely gluten free and would make for an incredibly impressive wedding breakfast menu for all of your guests.

Starter

Flaked smoked trout, fennel and red onion salsa, rocket and watercress salad with a horseradish dressing

Ham hock and apple terrine with grape chutney and apple crisp shards

 

Main Course

Rump of lamb with sweet potato fondant, confit tomato, red onion and rosemary dressing

Pork loin with crackling served on champ mash with a sage and apple purée and cider cream sauce

Dessert

Warm chocolate fondant with honeycomb, raspberries and salted caramel ice cream

Iced mango, passion fruit, honey and yoghurt terrine with granola

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As all of our food is made from scratch, our Chefs can simply amend the recipes where necessary, using gluten free flour in our cakes and desserts for example. And, if you ever want proof of how yummy they are, you must visit and try some of our famous gluten free chocolate brownie! 

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 No matter what you decide to serve your guests on your wedding day, with Priston Mill as the venue and Head Chef Martin in the kitchen, you cannot go far wrong! Embrace the sense of occasion and choose something that will leave your guests reminiscing for years to come!

We would love to help you to plan your Somerset countryside wedding here at Priston Mill. To find out more and discuss your special requirements, call our Events Office on 01225 423894.

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