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.
If you had a festival proposal last weekend - lucky you - and it means this New Year there will be double celebrations now you're embarking on your wedding planning journey and entering 2022 as an engaged couple!
These delightful Gin cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate and bring in the New Year, restrictions maybe looming once again, but gin can travel!
Pinkster is locally grown and distilled in Cambridgeshire, Mermaid is crafted in the sea air of the Isle of Wight, Aviation American Gin is produced under Ryan Reynolds' watchful eye in Portland, Oregon and Jaisalmer Gin, inspired by the imperial age of Maharajas and Maharanis has flown all the way from Jaisalmer, India!... read more
Posted: 28 December 2021
A typical British wedding produces one third of a metric tonne of solid waste and 14.5 tons of carbon dioxide in one day. To put that into perspective, annual carbon emissions per capita in the UK are around 9.1 tonnes. A large percentage of the waste comes from catering. In fact, an average of £488 worth of food is wasted at every wedding. There is a pressing need for change in how we approach weddings, keeping them fun, beautiful and memorable yet responsible.
Fortunately, more people today are turning to sustainable options, and this trend is here to stay.
Aiming to have a sustainable wedding catering experience does not mean sacrificing luxury and quality – it means catering wisely and creatively. You do not need to forfeit your personal taste and unique preferences when envisioning an environmentally conscious wedding.
Tania Burton, the founder of a sustainable, family-run luxury wedding and event catering business Ginger Snap (https://www.ginger-snap.co.uk/), shares 5 ways to ensure your wedding catering is delicious and beautifully presented without harming the environment:... read more
Posted: 2 November 2021
Hiring a mobile bar for your wedding is a great, cost-effective way to keep your guests refreshed, and if you choose the right one, it can add a real wow factor to the day. There's no shortage of choice out there, so you can afford to spend time asking the right questions to make sure you get what you want. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect match: What is the hire cost? Most mobile bars will make their money from the drinks they sell. If you have enough guests, there's every chance you could negotiate the hire charge.... read more
Posted: 6 October 2021
our Bar is a new premium mobile bar service based in Worcestershire.The owner, Chris Davies, tells us more about the company: "We're a family run business that's been created to help customers celebrate the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Our slogan is 'Your Bar, Your Way, Your Budget' because we'll do everything we can to give you the bar you want at a price you can afford. Our stunning horsebox bar can be hired completely free depending on how many guests are at your event, and we'll work with you to make sure it fits in with whatever theme you have. If you want a gin bar, a prosecco bar or a full bar, we're happy to oblige.... read more
Posted: 24 September 2021
Creating the perfect drinks menu is not as daunting as it sounds. Here are the four key areas you should consider: Break down your day into sections to focus on what's needed, such as reception drinks, wedding breakfast, toasts and evening celebrations. Budget wisely, know your maximum spend and stick to it. Don't try to please everyone. Etiquette is to provide refreshments upon receiving guests at the reception and then with the food and for toasting. You could consider having a cash bar service running alongside for guests who don't want to drink what you're offering, and then you don't have to worry about trying to accommodate everyone. Consider your theme and how you can add a personal touch to the day. For instance, jugs of Pimms and homemade lemonade would be ideal at a garden-style wedding or opt for his and hers cocktails at a chic hotel celebration.... read more
Posted: 25 August 2021
Award-winning hospitality group Caviar & Chips are rapidly growing their business and are set to create 50 new jobs in the Midlands. Caviar & Chips was founded in 2017 by Jonathan Carter-Morris and Marc Hornby, who together created a bespoke wedding catering company when Jonathan couldn't find a caterer that could help him with his own wedding plans. Since then, the business has added a 16th-century pub in Warwickshire and an 18th-century boutique wedding venue in Shropshire to its portfolio.... read more
Posted: 1 July 2021
Award-winning NINE ELMS No.18 is a ruby velven – a new type of sophisticated non-alcoholic drink, created in London, that has been specially designed to complement good food.Intricately crafted from the juice of four types of dark berry and aromatised with a complex blend of botanical infusions and distillates, this intriguing non-alcoholic indulgence is full of flavour & character – complexity that gradually reveals itself when sipped & savored with something delicious to eat.With its juicy red & black fruit, uplifting herbaceous notes, warm & earthy spice, gentle acidity & soft tannins, NINE ELMS No.18 is most enjoyable served with something richly savoury - try it with antipasti, charcuterie, chargrilled vegetables, roasted meats or cheese.... read more
Posted: 28 June 2021
World Cocktail Day is today, Thursday 13th May, and the expert mixologists at The Lakeside, a hospitality, wedding and events venue, have pulled together a selection of their favourite cocktails, coupled with a few interesting facts about each one.For any cocktail lover, World Cocktail Day is one of the best days in the social calendar, especially now bars and restaurants are reopening, it is the perfect time to read up on a new cocktail you are eager to try! The mixologists at the Lakeside have done all the hard work for you, so simply sit back, relax and fall in love with a new cocktail from the list below...... read more
Posted: 13 May 2021
With wedding season looking set to be bigger than ever this summer; couples may have to think outside of the box when it comes to al fresco catering options. With outdoor settings looking to be a popular this summer, then this new tantalising range of Freezecakes – the world's first scoopable frozen cheesecake served in a tub - will be a must-have at summer soirees. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, our mouths are watering just thinking about these heavenly delights so we're sure they'll be a hit with your big-day guests!... read more
Posted: 16 April 2021
In these uncertain times, it's understandable to feel nervous about booking your wedding. As we spent most of the last summer postponing events and reassuring our brides and grooms, we thought we'd share some of our top tips for anyone considering hiring bar services for a more intimate 2021 wedding. Firstly, don't think about what you can't have and look at the positives. Organising on a much smaller scale will allow you to think about your guests. Trust us when we say that the little touches go along way to making your friends and family feel privileged to be the chosen few invited to your big day. Your budget can be better spent on more personal touches such as bottles of wine as wedding favours or premium champagne for toasting.... read more
Posted: 8 April 2021