Engaging a professional wedding catering business takes away all the stress of providing your guests with first class, delicious food that will add so much to your special day.
Planning is essential, and a specialist wedding caterer will provide you with many options not just for your formal sit down wedding breakfast and dinner, but also perhaps a relaxed barbeque or buffet. And of course you can also discuss and plan for any special dietary requirements that your guests may have.
Here’s some great wedding caterers based in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from places like Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Banbury and Buckingham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding caterer.
Expert tips for creating a unique wedding menu
The traditional three-course wedding breakfast doesn't have to be boring. In this article Nidhi Verma, head of food & founder of The Cookaway, shares a few ideas for alternative food menus for wedding guests. Getting involved with the putting together of your wedding menu can allow you to focus on what's important to you, whether that's only using local produce and seasonal ingredients, incorporating foods you and your partner really like, making sure there are plenty of fun elements, or serving with the utmost style. But if standing out is your priority, how can you ensure your menu is unique? If you're wondering how you can make your special day a little more individual, below are a few ideas to get you started.
Posted: 3 June 2023
Why Champagne is the number one choice for weddings and celebrations
Champagne naturally goes hand in hand at weddings and there is no shortage of creative ways to share the pinnacle of sparkling wine. The Champagne Bureau UK*, has included useful tips below on how to best serve Champagne at a wedding and help select the right style for the occasion. Using the correct glassware: whilst trends come and go and flutes have commonly been thought of as the crème de la crème - a tall, rounded, tulip-shaped glass is the perfect choice and expertly shows off your Champagne's aromas and bubbles.
Posted: 8 May 2023
The Griffin, Amersham serves new Sunday roast offering
The Griffin is an independent restaurant located in the historic market town of Old Amersham in Buckinghamshire. Leading up the team is Mikey Seferynski, the star head chef who is known for his previous experience at Hind's Head, Heston Blumenthal's quintessentially English inn. Known for his twists on classics and interpretation of modern European cuisine, the dishes reflect the stylish, yet comfortable recent opening in this quaint market town. The Sunday roasts get booked up months in advance due to popularity. They are served with roast potatoes, charred hispi cabbage, smoked nuts and seeds, caraway glazed carrots, cheesy green beans, Yorkshire pudding and roasting juices. Highlights on the menu include roast suckling piglet, chorizo and apple jam; slow-cooked shoulder and leg of lamb with house mint sauce and roast rib eye and glazed beef shin with horseradish cream.
Posted: 16 March 2023
Say ‘I Do’ to a Dry Wedding with Mavrik Alcohol-free Cocktails
With a growing number of people going sober or choosing to moderate their drinking, the traditional wedding 'knees up' may be a thing of the past as today's couples opt for a more sober affair - which everyone can remember! In the past, non-drinkers or designated drivers would be somewhat left out of the celebrations with access to only a sad selection of soft drinks or juices. However, now nearlyweds-to-be are putting as much effort into deciding what alcohol-free drinks to offer as they would apply to sourcing the Champagne for the toasts! Plus, not only are dry weddings a huge money saver, but they also allow guests to enjoy the day with a clear head and leave the event with all those special memories firmly in tact.
Posted: 15 February 2023
How to create a bespoke drinks menu for your wedding
Your wedding should be as personalised, luxurious and enjoyable as possible, and the drinks menu is no exception! Here, Steve King, managing director at the drinks retailer Bottled & Boxed, shows you how to bring together a bespoke drinks menu for your wedding. Organising a wedding is as exciting as it is overwhelming: you'll want your day to be as special as possible, and the drinks menu is no exception to this. It's becoming more and more popular to create your own personalised drinks, with Google searches for 'bespoke drinks menu' increasing 10% since the beginning of 2022.
Posted: 8 February 2023
Enjoy a festive tipple this New Year's Eve with whiskey gifts
Enjoy a festive tipple this New Year's Eve with whiskey gifts from The Cotswolds Distillery. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, it's the perfect one-stop-shop for gin and whisky gifts, with gift messaging available with every purchase, and all available at the click of a button. The award-winning Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky was launched in 2017 and is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. Rich and fruity, Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits. Available in a beautiful gift box, it is the perfect gift for a whisky lover and is very versatile.
Posted: 29 December 2022
Authentic Sri Lankan restaurant group The Coconut Tree shares Christmas menu
This December, authentic Sri Lankan restaurant group The Coconut Tree with restaurants in Cheltenham, Oxford and Reading among other places, is sharing its Sri Lankan-style split sprouts & cashews recipe to celebrate the launch of its 2022 Christmas menu. The Coconut Tree's much-loved Ho-Ho-Hoppers feature on the menu for another year along with the Sri Lankan-style split sprouts and cashews dish made with fresh sprouts and pan-fried with cashews, onion, garlic and chipper. There are also turkey baubles - crispy fried balls filled with quality British mince turkey, big island flavours and a pot of cranberry sauce. Customers can even enjoy a nice slice of Christmas cake and vanilla ice cream for dessert. The Christmas menu also includes a number of set party meal offers encouraging customers to try a Coconut Tree Christmas with a festive lunch or night out with family, friends or colleagues. Customers can try cooking Sri Lankan-style split sprouts and cashews for themselves at home this Christmas as part of The Coconut Tree's mission to bring Sri Lankan eats to communities across the world.
Posted: 22 December 2022
Enjoy Christmas cocktails from The Cocktail Society
The Cocktail Society is the UK's leading cocktail delivery service. Their cocktails are created by professional bartenders in Oxford using premium ingredients and no additives, resulting in bar-quality varieties every time. Their new one-litre cocktail pouches (£33 - £37) are perfect for hosting guests this Christmas. Each pouch contains 10-12 servings, meaning the cost of one drink starts at only £2.75. The Cocktail Society also offers a smaller 500ml measure that serves five drinks and a 200ml size that serves two drinks. Their bottled cocktails, which include a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini are perfect for weddings.
Posted: 15 December 2022
Sticks'N'Santa is back in Oxfordshire
Sticks'n'Sushi has announced the return of its popular festive set menus until Christmas Eve, offering guests a tasty alternative to the traditional turkey and stuffing with enticing Japanese-inspired dishes ideal for pre-Christmas get-togethers. Three set menus will be available for pre-booked tables of seven or more guests, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the festive season with a unique fusion of Japanese and Danish cultures. It will be available at all of their restaurants including their Oxford-based one.
Posted: 6 December 2022
Entertaining made easy this autumn with premium Cotswolds-based drinks
Make entertaining easy this autumn and spend more time with your guests at your Halloween or fireworks party with these premium pre-mixed cocktails. Instant crowd pleasers, there's an option for every taste palate with the following delicious cocktails available in cans, bottles and pouches from Oxfordshire-based company The Cocktail Society. Canned cocktails include an authentic Caribbean rum punch made with Barbados Cockspur Rum and a blend of natural tropical fruit juices. With the sweetness of tropical fruit juice and the kick of Cockspur Rum, each 250ml can is fruity and refreshing, instantly transporting drinkers to a tropical island. The Cockspur Rum Punch cans are produced by the long-established Carib Brewery in the Caribbean under a licence from Barbados-based Cockspur Rum and are priced at £1.99 per can from Drink Supermarket or £26.40 for 12 x 250ml cans from Amazon. ABV: 4%.
Posted: 13 October 2022