Catering at Lyde Court

“The finest local ingredients prepared by the finest local chefs”

The catering is an essential part of your function. We can offer Canapés, Vintage Afternoon Tea, Buffets, Barbeques, Paella, Hog & Lamb Roasts & full Banquets. The menu will be tailored entirely to your needs. You can dine in the candlelit barn or picnic in the sunshine. We specialise in Vegan & Vegetarian menus & food is locally sourced wherever possible.

The lawns & gardens at Lyde Court are the perfect settings for a drinks reception with canapes. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Pimms whilst our staff serve you & your guests. We have an excellent range of wines with some superb Champagnes & Sparkling Wines to choose from & can assist with your selection if required. Our specially selected list of wines are available for bulk pre-purchase at a reduced rate, please contact us for details. We provide a licensed bar offering a quality selection of traditional wines, spirits, beers & ciders.

There is no curfew for guests staying on site (view our accommodation here). Party Venue Lyde Court Hereford Wedding & Party Venue Lyde Court Hereford.

Take a quick look at our menus

WEDDING BREAKFAST & DRINKS

Reception Drinks

    • Prosecco
    • Bucks Fizz
    • Pimms
    • Mixture of bottled beers/ciders
    • Mulled Cider, Mulled Wine or Winter Pimms for Winter Weddings
    • Sparkling Elderflower
    • Fresh Orange Juice
    • Fresh Orange Juice & Lemonade
    • Pink Lemonade
    • Orange or Blackcurrant Squash
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Table Wine 

We recommend half a bottle of wine per guest & have a selection of White, Red & Rose Wines.  You can select the quantity of each type for your tables.

Toasting Drinks

  • Prosecco
  • Sparkling Elderflower

COTTAGE & COURT MENU CANAPES

  • Mature Roast Beef in Yorkshire Pudding with a Horseradish & Watercress Cream
  • Black Mountain Smoked Duck with Pear Compote & Rosemary Crostini (df)
  • Rosemary Scones with Parma Ham & Cornish Brie
  • Skewer of Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella, Parma Ham & Pesto Dip
  • Salami, Artichoke & Sundried Tomato Crostini
  • Pastrami with Swiss Cheese, Gherkin & Mustard on Rye
  • Ham Roulade with Oxford Blue
  • Pork Sausages with Honey & Wholegrain Mustard
  • Gloucester Old Spot Pork Belly with Pork Jus, Apple Sauce, Crisp Sage & Deep Fried Pancetta
  • Venison & Caramelised Onion Sausage Roll
  • Thai Style Crab Cakes with Sweet Chilli
  • Mini Tartlet with fresh Cornish Crab & Lime & Dill Mascarpone
  • King Prawns with Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
  • Black Mountain Smoked Salmon & Chive Crème Fraiche
  • Black Mountain Smoked Trout on a Rosemary Crostini with Broad Bean & Mint Puree
  • Mini Stilton Cheesecakes with Red Onion & Port Marmalade (v)
  • Welsh Rarebit with Ale, Mustard & Worcestershire Sauce on Sourdough with Homemade Chutney (V)
  • Caramelised Onion & Perl Las Tartlet (V)
  • Roasted Red Pepper on Feta & Basil Bruschetta (V)
  • Herb rolled Goats Cheese with Green Tomato Chutney (V)
  • Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with fresh Pesto & Parmesan shavings (v)
  • Cumin Seed Filo Basket with Moroccan Vegetable Tagine (Vegan)
  • Oriental Mango & Noodle Salad in a Wonton Cup (V)
  • Parmesan & Black Olive Shortbread with Pesto & Goats Cheese (V)
  • Goats Cheese with Tomato Jam in a Crisp Parmesan Cup (V)

Please choose five from the selection above

CASTLE MENU CANAPES

  • Chorizo Skewers Cooked in Westons Cider
  • Homemade Corncakes with a Coriander & Mango Salsa & Avocado Cream (v)
  • Crispy Buttermilk Chicken served with a Creole Mayonnaise
  • Seared Halloumi & Watermelon Skewers served with a Mint Dressing (v)
  • Homemade Miniature Burgers served in a Sesame Bun topped with Tomato Relish
  • Tuna Ceviche served with Sesame Seeds, Wasabi & Avocado Salsa
  • Goats Cheese Tempura served with Gremolata, Preserved Lemon & Red Onion Marmelade
  • Duo of Salmon: Poached & Cold Smoked Salmon served with Creme Fraiche & Onuga Caviar
  • Crushed Pea & Mint served on a Crostini (v)
  • Rice Flour Tempura of Prawns served with a Sweet Chilli & Cucumber Dipping Sauce

Please choose five from the selection above

COTTAGE THREE COURSE MENU

(please choose a maximum of one meat & one vegetarian from each course)

Starters:

  • Cosy Cottage Butternut Squash, Chilli & Ginger Soup served with Artisan Breads (v) (vegan)
  • Peppered Smoked Mackerel Pate served with Melba Toast
  • Classic Smoked Salmon with Lime & Chive Creme Fraiche (gf)
  • Caramelised Onion, Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta with a Balsamic Glaze & Fresh Oregano (v)
  • Herefordshire Chicken & Black Pudding Salad

Main Courses:

  • Local Herefordshire Sausages with Buttery Mashed Potato, Seasonal Vegetables & Onion Gravy
  • Herby Beef Bourguignon served with Buttery Mashed Potato & Seasonal Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Lentil Cottage Pie served with Seasonal Vegetables (v) (vegan) (gf)
  • Local Herefordshire Chicken served with Lemon & Thyme Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Rich Gravy
  • Herefordshire Beef served with Yorkshire Pudding, Creamy Horseradish, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Rich Gravy
  • Hearty Nut Roast served with Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Rich Gravy (v)

Desserts:

  • Traditional Eton Mess (gf)
  • Seasonal Fruit Crumble served with Custard
  • Irish Cream Bread & Butter Pudding served with Fresh Cream
  • Yummy Profiteroles
  • Seasonal Fruit Salad served with or without Fresh Cream (v) (vegan) (gf)

COURT THREE COURSE MENU

(please choose a maximum of one meat & one vegetarian from each course)

Starters:

  • Classic Mozzarella, Basil & Tomato Caprese Salad with a drizzle of Balsamic & Olive Oil (v) (gf)
  • Smashed Avocado & Poached Egg on Sourdough with a Crushed Black Pepper & Olive Oil Dressing (can be served with or without Bacon)
  • Crab Cakes with a Sweet Chilli & Lime Dressing served on a bed of Rocket
  • Rustic Cider, Apple & Sage Ham Hock Terrine served with a Sweet Red Onion Chutney & Melba Toast
  • Individual Baked Camembert with Garlic & Rosemary served with Artisan Bread & Cumberland Sauce (v)

Main Courses 

  • Roasted Leg of Lamb served with Fresh Mint Sauce, Crushed New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & a Rich Jus
  • Roasted Loin of Pork served with Bramley Apple Sauce, Crispy Bacon wrapped Sausages, Crushed New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & a Rich Onion Gravy
  • Salmon Fillet with a Hollandaise Sauce, Crushed Minted New Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables
  • Creamy Pea & Herb Risotto with Parmesan Shavings (v)
  • Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Tagine with Apricots & Almonds (v)

Desserts

  • Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Lavender Shortbread
  • Glazed Lemon Tart served with Chantilly Cream
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownie served with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Pears Poached in Red Wine & Star Anise served with or without Fresh Cream (v) (vegan)
  • Trio of Puddings: Lemon Posset, Dark Chocolate Torte & Sticky Toffee Pudding

CASTLE THREE COURSE MENU

Please choose one from the below (or one meat & one vegetarian option):

Starters:

  • 24 Hour Pulled Hereford Pork & Truffled Macaroni Cheese
  • Confit Duck & Pistachio Terrine served with Pickled Kumquat & Shizo Leaf Salad
  • Lemon, Vodka & Mascarpone Risotto served with Thyme Butter & Toasted Almonds
  • Beetroot Cured Salmon served on Pumpernickel Bread with Sour Cream & Chives
  • Sharing Platter of: Cured Ham & Salami, Sun Blushed Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella & Wild Rocket Salad, Chargrilled Artichokes & Red Peppers, Oregano Marinated Olives, Italian Breads served with Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Aged Balsamic Vinegar Dipping Pots

Main Courses:

  • Roasted Fillet of Herefordshire Beef served with Homemade Triple Cooked Chips, Roasted Vine Tomatoes, Watercress & Rocket Salad & Bernaise Sauce
  • Hake served with Crushed Pink Fir Potatoes, Pea & Bacon Fricassee & a Buerre Blanc Sauce
  • Roasted Rump of Lamb served with Savoy Cabbage, Fondant Potato, Onion Soubise & a Rosemary Scented Jus
  • Rolled & Stuffed Belly of Pork served with Chive Gnocchi, Sun Blushed Tomato & Cavolo Nero Pesto
  • Braised Artichoke, Preserved Lemon & Green Olive Stew

Trio of Puddings:

  • Pistachio & Polenta Cake served with Olive Oil Jelly & Creme Fraiche
  • Coconut & Cardomon Panna Cotta served with a Mango Coulis
  • Chocolate Torte served with Kirsch & Black Cherry Ripple Ice Cream
  • Sauternes Poached Peaches served with Brown Sugar, Lemon Thyme & Raspberry Soup & an Almond Biscotti
  • Cappuccino Semifreddo served with Baby Doughnuts

TWO COURSE SUMMER BBQ

Main Course: (Platters are served to the table for guests to help themselves)

  • Peppered Sirloin of Herefordshire Beef
  • Reggae Reggae Chicken Breast
  • Teriyaki Salmon Fillet
  • Pork Sausages
  • Falafel Burger with Tomato Salsa (v) (vegan)
  • Accompanied by Fresh Bread & Butter

Served with a choice of four of our Homemade Salads:

  •  Mixed Green Leaf Salad (Fresh Iceberg, Radicchio, Rocket, Cucumber & Spring Onions)
  • Cherry Vine Tomatoes & Basil Salad with Fresh Pesto
  • New Potatoes with Butter & Fresh Mint
  • Moroccan Cous Cous Salad with Dates & Apricots
  • Tomato with Red Onion Salsa
  • Nicoise Salad with Feta Cheese
  • Penne Pasta, Red & Yellow Peppers, Black Olives, Red Onions, Tomatoes & Basil
  • Orzo Pasta with Pine Nuts, Red Pesto & Parmesan

Dessert

  • Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce
  • Strawberry Cheesecake (v)
  • Medley of Fresh Berries with or without Fresh Cream (v) (vegan) (gf)

LYDE COURT FEAST

Main Course: 

  • A selection of Homemade Tarts (can include Salmon & Cream Cheese, Cheese & Caramelised Onion)
  • Served with Sharing Boards (which can include Artisan Breads, Brie, Herefordshire Hop, Roquefort, Selection of Italian Meats, Scotch Eggs, Grapes, Olives, Chutney, Biscuits.  Pescatarian alternative to Italian Meats is Vegetarian Scotch Egg & Poached Salmon)
  • Also served with a selection of Salads (which can include a Mixed Leaf Salad, Coleslaw topped with Beetroot, Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Onion, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Seed Mix & Homemade Dressing)

Dessert

  • A selection of Homemade Cakes (can include Coffee & Walnut Cake (v), Soft Polenta Cake finished with a Tangy Lemon Drizzle (v), Vegan Peanut Butter Cake (vegan) & Little Love Heart Shortbread Biscuits (v)
  • Wind down with Tea & Coffee

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA

Platters are served to the table for guests to help themselves:

  • A Selection of Sandwiches (Please choose three from the following: Chicken with Sage & Onion Butter, Brie Apple & Walnut, Salmon & Cream Cheese, Vintage Cheddar with Caramelised Onion Chutney, Ham & Mustard with Salad Leaves, Tuna May & Onion)
  • Homemade Quiche
  • Mini Sausage Rolls
  • Fruit & Plain Scones with Clotted Cream & Strawberry Preserve
  • Mini Decorated Cakes (Please choose two from the following: Victoria Sponge, Coffee & Walnut, Chocolate, Lemon Drizzle)
  • Macaroons
  • Chocolate Tiffin
  • Meringue with Fresh Cream & Berries
  • Tea’s & Coffees served to the table

CHILDREN’S MENU

Please choose one option from each course:

Starters:

  • Freshly Made Tomato Soup with Croutons (v)
  • Fan of Melon, Raspberry Coulis & Summer Berries (v)
  • Chicken Goujons with BBQ Dip

Main Course:

  • Local Burger in a Brioche Bun, Tomato Relish, Mayo, Lettuce & Skinny Fries
  • Chicken Kiev (without garlic), New Potatoes & Ranch Slaw
  • Traditional Local Sausages, Mash, Onion Gravy & Wilted Greens
  • Homemade Fish Pie glazed with Cheddar Cheese
  • Macaroni Cheese (v)

Dessert:

  • Vanilla, Strawberry & Chocolate Ice Cream (v)
  • Traditional Fruit Salad (v) (vegan) (gf)
  • Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce (v)

LIGHT BITES

Option 1

  • Chip Butties – Chips in a Buttered Bap (v)
  • Crisp Butties – Crisps in a Buttered Bap (v)

Option 2

  • Bacon Butties – Bacon in a Buttered Bap
  • Hot Dogs – Pork Sausage Hot Dog in a Fresh Floured Bap, Mustard & Fried Onions
  • Fish Finger Sandwiches with Tartar Sauce

Option 3

  • Fish Goujons & Chips in a Cone
  • Chicken Goujons & Chips
  • Falafel in Pitta Breads with Green Salad, Fresh Basil Pesto & Sweet Chilli Sauce (v) (vegan)
  • Pork Rolls – Sliced Pork in a Buttered Bap with Apple Sauce & Sage & Onion Stuffing on the side
  • Burgers – Local Beef Burgers with Mature Cheddar, Tomato, Lettuce, Onion, Gherkins, American Mustard & Mayo

EVENING BUFFETS

Traditional Evening Buffet

  • Breaded Chicken Goujons
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Cheese & Tomato Quiche
  • Pork Sausages
  • Selection of Crisps

Cheese Buffet

  • Selection of British Cheese (which can include Herefordshire Hop, Cornish Brie, Perl Las, Mature Cheddar, Barkham Blue, Red Leicester)
  • Pate with a selection of Homemade Chutneys
  • Chorizo, Olives & Honey Roast Ham

EVENING SPECIALS

Pig Roast Bap

Whole Roasted Pig, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Apple Sauce & Fresh Floured Baps

Pig Roast with Salads

Whole Roasted Pig, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Apple Sauce & Fresh Floured Baps & a selection of Salads

Lamb Roast with Salads

Whole Local Lamb, Rosemary & Thyme Stuffing, Fresh Floured Baps & selection of Salads

Fish & Chip Van

Fish & Chips, Sausage & Chips, Battered Mushroom & Chips, Mushy Peas & Curry Sauce (served from a genuine Fish & Chip Van parked on the Lyde Court Grounds)

Wood Fired Pizzas

All handmade Pizzas in the ‘Neapolitan’ tradition with a thin base, crispy crust & flavour packed toppings, which can include Margarita, Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Chicken, Sweetcorn & BBQ Sauce, Vegetarian Feast or Meat Feast

Big Pan Spanish Paella

Paella with Chorizo, Smoked Paprika, Chicken, Prawns & Mussels

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We have a licence for holding civil wedding ceremonies indoors & out. You can hold your ceremony in Lyde Court Barn, the Willow Lawn, the Rose Garden or the Front Lawn.

The cost for holding a civil ceremony here is included in the package but you will need to pay the Registrar’s fees separately directly to the Registrar. Their fees vary slightly depending upon which day of the week the ceremony is to be held.

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