Party & Event Catering

Book a party or event at the pub or enjoy our outside catering service at your own home or venue.

Sun Settings @ The Rising Sun

At the Rising Sun, we have a variety of different event catering offerings available, all tailored to suit each individual occasion.

Sun Settings is our bespoke event catering service serving West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey, as well as here, at the pub. We are able to create bespoke menus to suit your taste and budget and can cater for 14-300 guests. While we have vast experience in all areas of events, we specialize in informal, outdoor, rustic-chic weddings, parties and corporate events. Our staff are relaxed, friendly and approachable; our food is locally-sourced, extremely tasty and generously served (the antithesis of conference chicken!); our drinks range from local ales to cocktails to fine wines; and we partner with marquee, event-hire, flower, cake and DJ’s and bands to offer you a complete suite of professional services all managed under one roof.

Our venue here in Milland has a variety of catered services and all are provided with FREE venue hire. Every event must procure food and drink via the pub’s varied and bespoke event menus, and many may require the hire of a marquee, but our venue comes with no charge. Additionally, being a pub we offer a cash bar so you can easily share the drinks cost burden with your guests. Our dining room doubles up as our private dining area and one of our two bars make an ideal drinks/bowl food/canape space. Our huge pub garden splits into two natural spaces divided by a large hedge. One side becomes a totally private event space and the other remains open to the public. It’s worth noting we never close the pub entirely to the public; events happen alongside normal pub activity.

We can create a bespoke menu for any event or you can build your summer party around one of our barbecue packages. We have different options for smaller events like christenings, wakes and kid’s parties. Choose a main course option below and view the additional options to complete your meal:

Garden parties, birthdays and weddings – free hire of an outdoor space

BARBECUED & BLACKENED RUMP OF BEEF thyme, rosemary & garlic marinade
Served with Mediterranean roast new potatoes, chimichurri and homemade horseradish sauces
30-150 covers, £12.50PP inc VAT, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2021 list)

Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat

Service options: buffet, plated or share style.

Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

BARBECUED BUTTERFLY LEG OF LAMB Oregano, lemon & garlic marinade
Served with Mediterranean roast new potatoes, chimichurri sauce
30-150 covers, £12.50PP inc VAT, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2021 list)

Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options

Service options: buffet, plated or share style.

Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

SPIT-ROASTED WHOLE PIG
Floured-bap, sage and onion stuffing, apple & barbecue sauces
80-120 covers, £750.00 inc VAT, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2021 list)

Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options

Service options: buffet

Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

SPIT-ROASTED SUCKLING PIG
Served with Mediterranean roast new potatoes, apple sauce
1 pig/10 covers or 2 pigs/20 covers, £250/475, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2021 list)

Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options

Service options: plated only

Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

CLASSIC BBQ
Homemade beef burger, pork sausage & chicken kebab, bread rolls, 2 classic salads, sauces
£13.50pp inc VAT, 30-150 covers, add 20% to events off-site

Optional bolt-ons: Additional salads £1.50pp, Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options

Service options: buffet only

Price doesn’t include marquee or event hire which may be required

Dinner, birthday, drinks parties, corporate, social, school, special events – free hire of a private pub space

PRIVATE (SEATED) DINING

Two or three course bespoke seasonal menus from £20+pp inc VAT, with inclusive service

Price inclusive of all charges, except service

Suitable for 14 – 43 covers (guaranteed private use for 20 covers+), available off-site

Extensive wine list

DRINKS & BOWL FOOD (STANDING) PARTIES

Drinks and small plates & bowls with inclusive service

Average 2.5 small dishes per person from a bespoke shortlist of 4-6 plates

£15-20pp inc VAT, 20-50 covers, inclusive of all costs, except service, available off-site

Drinks packages available

DRINKS & CANAPE (STANDING) PARTIES

Drinks and canapes with inclusive service

Average 6-10 per person from a bespoke shortlist of canapes

£10-15pp inc VAT, 20-50 covers, inclusive of all costs, except service, available off-site

Drinks packages available