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 the West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands 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
Little Ivy’s Food Box is a new company in Bridgnorth
Little Ivy's Food Box is a new company in Bridgnorth, Shropshire offering catering services for special occasions.
"We travel pretty much anywhere," says Luke from Little Ivy's Food Box. "We specialise in pizza (sweet and savoury) and pasta, however, we're able to make any type of food requested. We work with our clients to create a completely customised menu that they will love."
Posted: 18 May 2023
Beans Around the World will be attending several events this year
Beans Around the World will be attending several events this year. The company opened in January 2022 offering award-winning coffees, cinnamon rolls, flapjacks, and dark chocolate brownies, and is now working on its food offerings for 2023.
"We are always expanding our product ranges and our latest offerings include sandwich platters which are going out to companies in Warwickshire," says the team at Beans Around the World. "We will be attending the Three Roses Care Home Charity Event on Monday 8th May, the Windmill Hill Arch Brewery Event on Saturday 8th July, a Halloween Spooktacular Event throughout October and an Enchanted Christmas Kingdom Event from late November through December at Hatton Country World."
Posted: 11 May 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
Win private bar hire courtesy of That Gin Company
With its huge range of made-to-order gin recipes, cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and fizz, That Gin Company offers customers a truly unique experience for their private event.
In addition to a full bar the party guests have access to more than 100 uniquely made-to-order flavour infusions with something for every palate guaranteed – from the traditional juniper and floral gins through to fruity offerings such as Pineapple, Watermelon, Passionfruit and Sicilian Orange and, for spice lovers, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper and Cardamon or even Jalapeno gin!
Posted: 27 April 2023
St Maur are offering readers the chance to win a luxury cocktails hamper
The team behind internationally-award-winning St Maur Elderflower Liqueur are offering Your West Midlands Wedding readers the chance to win a luxury cocktails hamper worth £150!
St Maur is a hand-crafted premium elderflower liqueur from the Heart of England. The versatile drink is perfect for both sipping and mixing. A beautiful aperitif on its own and sublime in brunch and pre-dinner cocktails, any time of the year.
Inspired by romance, St Maur was first created exclusively by William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and Countess of Yarmouth, for their wedding guests at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire.
Posted: 23 February 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
How low can you go when it comes to alcohol for summer weddings
With a bumper wedding season ahead in the UK this summer, make sure you cater for all your guests' needs and be sure to offer delicious no and low alcohol options at drinks wedding celebrations. With a range of great wine, cocktail or gin alternatives to stock up on this summer for the designated drivers and sober curious, there's something for all taste buds leaving guests happy, refreshed and clear-headed the next day - hallelujah to that!
Posted: 3 August 2022
The Shropshire Distillery is offering hen and stag parties
The Shropshire Distillery is now able to transform its custom-built distillery into a hen or stag party destination, where visitors can have fun crafting their own gins. The gin can even be produced in miniature bottles as party favours for the big day. The distillery is run by husband-and-wife team, Emma and Gareth Glynn, whose shared love of gin was the inspiration to launch the business four years ago. Emma tells us: "Our gin school has been going strong since it opened last year. We've been inundated with happy gin students, and are proud to be rated five stars. We would love to start welcoming hen parties or stag dos, looking to do something memorable to celebrate the occasion."
Posted: 21 July 2022