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Craig y Nos Castle Wales Weddings - Evening Buffet Menu

Choose from a Finger Buffet or Two Hot Buffets

 Evening Buffet at Craig y Nos Castle 2018 Wedding Function Room

@ £19.00 (2024)
For subsequent years tariffs see chart here

Sandwich selection
Sausage rolls
Chicken wings

Chicken goujons
Potato wedges

* Menu now being changed as of Aug 2023. See below.

South Wales Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle
Evening Buffet Options £19.00 (2024)

We have found people are not eating certain items of the original finger buffet - specifically the pastries, cheese pasties, and mini pork pies. So rather than supply items that people are not choosing to eat, we have come up with a number of alternative menus. Remember if you want to have the original finger buffet you still can, but there are further options below:

Fish N Chip Supper
(priced same as original Evening Finger Buffet)

Mini Fish Goujons
Sticky Cauliflower Florets
Mushy Peas
Crusty Rolls
Curry Sauce

Wing Bar

BBQ Wings
Chinese Marinated wings
Salted Chili Rub
Jerk Chicken
Honey and Chili Wings
Caramel Chicken
Blue Cheese and Celery Dip
Tofu Selection
Asian Slaw

Min 40 guests required
On average each guest will get one of each flavour

Build Your Own Burger

Beef Burger
Lamb Burger
Falafel Burger
Crusty Bread Rolls
Homemade Burger Relish
Baby Gem Lettuce
Sauteed Onions
Potato Wedges

Hog Roast Buffet
(Priced same as Hot Fork Buffet 1)

Pork Loin
Sea Salted Crispy Crackling
Stuffing Balls
Tofu (Vegetarian & Vegan Option )
Crusty Baps
Apple Sauce
Mixed Leaves

Curry Buffet
(Priced same as Hot Fork Evening Buffet 2)

Homemade Chicken Curry
Home made Cauliflower Curry
Coconut and Coriander Rice
Naan Bread
Onion Bhajis

HOT BUFFET ONE @ £21.95 (2024)
For subsequent years tariffs see chart here

Mini hog rolls
Potato Wedges
Corned Beef Pasties
Cheese pasties
Sausage rolls
Tempura prawns
Mediterranean Vegetable skewers
Halloumi skewers
Potato salad
Penne pasta
Mixed leaves

HOT BUFFET TWO @ £24.75 (2024)
For subsequent years tariffs see chart here

1. Indian Curry Buffet with a selection of curries and rice dishes served with a selection of Poppadums, Naan breads, chutneys, Bhajis and Somasas and potato wedges.

2. Mexican Buffet with a selection of Beef Chilli and Vegetable Chilli served with a Selection of dips, Taco Shells, Tortilla Wraps, Nachos all served with sour cream, salsa and guacamole, cheese and coleslaw & salad and potato wedges.

3. American Style Buffet with a selection of build your own burgers (lamb, beef and falafel) with gerkins, bacon, cheese and onion rings with potato wedges, southern fried chicken, coleslaw and salad an and assortment of sauces and relishes.

Bespoke Menu Add-Ons

Craig Y Nos Castle offers a good variety of evening buffet options. Our chefs can also discuss any suggestions you may have - so let us know if you want something 'special'.

Spicy Drumsticks - £4pp
Marinated Tofu - £4pp
Duck Spring Rolls - £4pp
Mini Pork Pieces £4pp
Vegetarian Samosas - £4pp
Courgette Fritters - £4pp
Chicken Satay - £5pp
Chicken Goujons - £5pp
Sticky Sweet Meat Balls - £5pp
Sticky Cauliflower - £5pp
King Prawn Skewers - £6pp

South Wales Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

How many should you book for?

How many evening guests do you truly expect for the evening buffet?  Have you updated 'evening guests' based on your RSVPs?

We do not really know your 'evening extras' when you first book your wedding. Initially we create a wedding contract with your evening numbers estimated. We may just use your original viewing request 'day' and 'evening' numbers. Once you have your RSVP's in, you tell us your confirmed numbers.

If you have extra guests for the evening buffet, let us know so extras can be added to your account.

Kindly note we do not recommend ‘under-catering’ as this leads to complaints from guests if food runs out. So, if you invite 100 evening guests, you need to cater for 100. However, you should be realistic about attendance levels. Not all your evening guests will turn up on the night. The ‘no-show’ rate may be 5% to 10% or more. You can estimate your 'no-show rate' around this level (but no more than 10%) and deduct this from the original total.

So if you invite 100 evening guests, but expect some day guests to leave early or some evening extras not to come at all, then this is the ‘no show’ rate. If you assume 10% no-shows, you cater for 90 instead of 100 guests. This is quite acceptable as you are making a realistic estimate of numbers.

However, we cannot support intentional ‘under-catering’ where you cater for fewer than you expect, as this leads to complaints when food runs out.

The Gala Buffet at South Wales Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

Timing of Wedding Breakfast finishing
and Evening Buffet going out

The gap between the Wedding Banquet ending and the Evening Buffet going out should be at least two and a half to three hours. A late wedding ceremony precludes this, as you will end up with a late finish to the Banquet and a small gap between the two meals. See Schedule of the Day on the Home Page here for suggested timings.

How hungry will your evening guests be? If you have a lot of evening extras, you may find they will eat more than guests who were at the Wedding Breakfast. If the majority of your evening guests are with us for the day, they'll initially be full from the wedding breakfast and will eat less. That said, alcohol is an appetite stimulator, and demand for the buffet will increase as the evening dancing gets under way.

You need the buffet to go out later if you have very few evening extras, to allow your day guests to work up an appetite. If you have a large contingent of evening extras, you need the buffet to go out earlier as these new evening guests will be hungry on arrival.

Mixed Buffet including small cheese board South Wales Wedding Venue Craig y Nos Castle

Special items or suggestions of your own may cost more per person (such as a specialist cheese board incorporating a selection of interesting Welsh Cheeses) so feel free to discuss any ideas with our Wedding Planner and our Chef.

Some options for Buffet Displays are shown here but the newer menu items may not be shown in pictures.


Evening Pudding Choices


You may also be interested in offering guests a small selection of desserts -
all these individual options can be added at £2.95 per item per head:

Profiteroles with Chocolate or Toffee sauce

Fruit or Vanilla Cheesecake

Chocolate Brownie

Assorted Gateaus

Lemon Tart with Raspberry Coulis

Fresh Fruit Salad

Summer Berry Eton Mess

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce & Custard

Apple & Cinnamon Crumble

Cheeseboard Buffet

You may add a Cheeseboard Buffet either as an addition to the Evening Buffet, or you can add a cheeseboard option, as one of the six full evening buffet items.

Cheese Buffet
Snowdonia Welsh Cheese (Award Winning)
Truckles   Black Bomber (2018 Best Mature Cheese)
Green Thunder – Garlic & Herb
Red Devil- Red Leicester, Chilli & Red Pepper
Amber Mist – Cheddar & Whiskey
Smoked Cheddar
Cheese Wedges
Fayerfield Mature Welsh Cheddar
Abergdvenny Cheese Wheel
Y Fenni – Wholegrain Mustard & Ale
Pontgar Boksburg Blue
Italian Dolce Gorgonzola
Pontgar Brie Wheel

Et Al antipasti Olive - Mix of Olive, Pickles & Pickled Onions
Cherry Tomatoes & Celery Sticks
Red Onion Marmalade & Welsh Apple Chutney
Jacobs Biscuits
Nachos with Cream Cheese & Salsa Dip
Grapes & Pears

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