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Made with Xara Wedding Catering & Sample Menus Sit-Down Wedding Breakfast  The classic style of meal most often associated with weddings.  It can be a formal affair with 2, 3 or 4 courses of tasty traditional food; or you can choose some quirkier dishes to give it a more relaxed twist.   Maybe you love Italian, Thai or Tapas & would like this theme running through the courses? Perhaps you would like a self assembly pudding so guests can get stuck in - for example DIY Eton Mess allows people to pick & choose exactly what they like. Do you have a specific ingredient or producer you love & want incorporated? Will your guests be predominantly veggie, vegan or pescatarian? Do you want all pink food or green food (we can try our best)? Whatever your crazy idea please get in touch & we can work with you to come up with your ideal meal, we love hearing peoples plans & taking on a new challenge.  Luxury Wedding Buffet This option is more & more popular at Weddings.  Without compromising on quality, freshness & flavour it can provide a wide variety of choice to suit guests’ varied tastes & at a more affordable budget.   Please be assured that this is a far cry from people standing awkwardly clutching paper plates & little sandwiches.  You can still have beautifully laid table settings with guests going up in groups to select the food they most like.   Our buffets allow you the option of being a bit more adventurous & varied with your food, as you are not picking one dish for everyone.  They also cuts down on serving staff costs, so if you are on a budget but still want a spectacular & tasty spread which caters for your guests’ many different preferences this could be just what you are looking for. A Hot Buffet of slow-roasted meats can make a more varied, tasty & interesting alternative to a Hog Roast. Gourmet Wedding Hamper  We were originally approached by the lovely Uma & Joe to see if we could do a light gourmet wedding picnic hamper for their Summer Wedding & it was such a success we’ve decided to stick with it!   A hamper is a great way to get guests interacting, talking & relaxing, if you think food should be about getting stuck in & sharing, then this is a perfect option for you!   With a ‘hamper hero’ nominated on each table to carve & share out the hamper dishes, it makes for a delightfully tasty but informal & memorable meal.   If you would like there to be a warm aspect to the meal we can serve a warm starter & sides.  You can even finish off the meal with a served dessert or continue the sharing theme with a DIY Eton Mess.  There are so many choices to make when getting married, from picking out your ideal dress to your beautiful bouquet & when it comes to the food it’s just as varied.  It’s not only about choosing the individual dishes you want, there’s also a host of options to suit your style of dining: from the traditional sit down Wedding Breakfast to a luxury buffet; from a gourmet hamper to a BBQ.   The possibilities are many & it’s important to choose carefully the dining option which best suits your wedding style & budget.  We are here to talk you through different options & to help you consider their various pros & cons.   Even if you're a pro at seating plans, don't just rely on good table chemistry to spark conversation,  serve a meal that not only tastes & looks delicious but also entertains your guests.   The Menus on our website are all purely sample menus to give you an example of our food & a price guide.  Every Wedding is as individual as its Bride & Groom & if you can’t quite find your dream wedding food or something to suit your budget just get in touch & we will be delighted to work with you to come up with the perfect menu.    Have a browse of the examples & then please do get in touch for a personalised quote & to discuss favourable prices for larger numbers & for combinations of catered food ie Canapés, a Sit Down Meal & Evening Snacks.  We are also more than happy for you to come & see our service-ware & undertake food tastings.  Your Wedding Day is going to be one of the most special & memorable days of your life & we believe our food & its presentation should compliment both of your personalities & tastes - providing the perfect addition to your perfect day! We will work with you to get ‘the catering’ ticked off your To Do List in as stress free & fun a way as possible & will give you the confidence to know that we will be providing exceptional food with a professional service so that you can happily concentrate on the many other important things on your list! Firstly, if you’re looking at this page Congratulations are most likely in order! Decadent Wedding Afternoon Tea This quintessentially British ‘meal’ was started by the Duchess of Bedford to overcome "that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. It is a truly sumptuous option for traditionalists & fashionistas alike. From an elegant vintage tea party, with mismatched crockery; to a traditional country fête; to a quirky Alice in Wonderland theme, with fizzy accompaniment - you can really play around & have fun.  This can be a lovely informal option & is ideal for a romantic country/secret garden wedding theme. It can also satisfy a smaller budget nicely. You could have a light afternoon tea of sweet treats as a post ceremony pick me up to take guests through to the main meal; or you could go all out & have a substantial savoury & sweet High Tea followed by a light evening buffet to fill any late night holes in guests stomachs. You could have waiting staff mingling with treats or reduce costs, without sacrificing on style & taste, by having a self-serve table. We provide white china & slate service-ware free of charge, including tiered cake stands, but are happy to use any vintage crockery you may have or at an additional cost to source some for you locally. Evening Food & Snacks  Keep everyone dancing until dawn with an evening pep-up & feed evening guests delicious food on a budget.  The options are pretty much endless - first you’ll need to decide whether you want sweet, savoury or both? Depending upon the size & time of your earlier meal the choices can be as light or as filling as you want.  Continue your wedding  theme; pick a favourite comfort food or even an obscure dish that has an importance to your relationship.  What about a Light Buffet; Lamb Kebabs & Falafel Pittas; Cheese & Ham Croissants; Home-made Burgers; Tortilla Wraps with a Selection of DIY Fillings; Floury Bacon Baps; Flavoured Popcorn Cups; Hot, Home-made ‘Cuppa-Soup’ with Crusty Bread ‘n’ Butter; a Dessert Table; Cookies & Hot Chocolate; a Cheese Board; Home-made Roasted Mixed Nuts & Home-Marinated Olives; Mini Shepherds Pies; Sweets Bar; Hot Buffet of Slow-Roasted Meats; & we could go on...  If you have a special request sound us out & we’ll try our best to find a way to make it, or a variation of it, work.  Summer BBQs  Make the most of a garden setting & have a delicious al fresco gourmet barbecue with fresh summer flavours.  Use some top-quality seasonal ingredients for barbecued meats, seafood or veggies, with some fragrant sides & salads - relaxed but delicious. You can choose from & beyond Cajun, Thai, Jamaican or Chinese flavours to marinade the barbecue produce in.  This is another great budget option which allows for guests’ varied tastes & can be a light casual snack through to a formal 3 course meal.   We don’t have a specific Wedding Barbecue Menu but would recommend you look at either the ‘Scrumptious’ or ‘Indulgent’ options for a special main meal & the ‘Tasty’ for a lighter evening snack option.  A barbecue is another more varied & tasty alternative to a Hog Roast.    Other Ideas We Are Happy To Work On With You:   Instead of individual starters have ‘table platters’ of mixed canapés,  Tapas or nibbles to share - giving guests more choice & a chance to get talking  Have a Dessert Table, with everything from whole cakes & tarts to mini puds & sweets.   This looks gorgeous, adding to your décor & again gives guests more choice & a chance to stretch their legs a bit.  If you’re on a budget ask your baking friends to bring along a cake for a budget DIY Dessert table!   Go fully seasonal, organic, free-range & local for a truly ethical menu.  Have some delectable ‘Pick me up’ Canapés or a mini afternoon tea straight after the service &  before travelling on to the reception venue (or while photos are being taken), to keep guests going until the main meal.  What about Substantial Canapés as your main meal?  Guests can chat & mingle & you don’t have the stress of sorting out a seating plan!  Small-plates are a trend where couples choose a number of dishes to be served in  quick succession in appetizer-like portions. Light portions of interesting food continuously  arriving at the table encourages conversation & creates more of a party feel than a formal sit-down dinner.  Like informal food sharing? Try rustic sharing platers/Tapas/Mezzes as your main meal...  Having an early Wedding? Why not have a Full English or Continental Breakfast as your quite literal Wedding Breakfast!  Provide your bridesmaids, best men & family with a pre-wedding breakfast  - hot tea, coffee & croissants while they get ready.  Swap dessert & Wedding Cake for a ‘Cheese Cake’ made up of Welsh & European Cheeses  with biscuits, chutney & fruit - this can also double up as your evening nibbles if you want to keep costs down.   Add even more luxury to your Wedding toast, whatever your fizz, from amaretto to peach to  elderflower cordial & beyond we can make it even more special for you (& it will make your bottles go further!)  Wanting to go all out? Go à la carte, with guests asking questions about the food before they  choose exactly what they want. This restaurant-style service gives a luxury VIP touch to your reception.  For something totally different have guests lounge on cushions & rugs in a venue decorated  with a Bedouin tent theme & share Tagine, Couscous or other Moroccan & North African food with Mint tea to finish!  Pay tribute to your heritage with International Food from Mexican or Italian to Thai.   Or choose a traditional wedding dish from another culture such as the French Crouque-en-bouche Wedding cake.   Add a personal touch by creating a menu filled with your childhood favourites; dishes served at your  parents’ weddings; foods from memorable moments throughout your relationship; or even using a special family recipe.  Have another idea or the beginnings of an idea? Talk to us and we’ll certainly see what we can do! What’s Included in our Sample Wedding Menu Prices? We aim to be as clear as possible with our pricing  & unlike some caterers avoid hidden costs that might catch you out later on. All our Wedding Prices include: Service-ware, Crockery & Cutlery, along with Minimum Wedding Staff. They do not include: Table Linen, Napkins, Glass-ware or Vintage Crockery. They may not include: any hire cost of an on-site oven/BBQ if this is not available at the venue;  additional staff or additional staff hours should staff have to remain at the venue beyond the service period;  any kitchen hire fee charged by a venue; hire of any specialist equipment - get in touch if you are unsure. 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