Top Tips For Your Wedding Catering at Prestwold Hall
The catering at your wedding is one of the most important aspects for many couples; it’s the delicious thread that binds the whole day together like a great sauce, from welcome drinks through to your main meal and your evening snacks. We got together with our Head Chef here at Prestwold Hall, Marc Billings, to bring you some mouthwatering top tips for your wedding catering!
When should you start searching for your wedding caterers?
One of our top tips for your wedding catering is to check what the options are at your venue – what’s included, how flexible are the choices, and can you choose your caterers? If you’re hosting your wedding day here at Prestwold Hall, our experienced chefs will work with you to choose the most exquisite menu for your big day. Whether you want a summer-inspired BBQ or a traditional three-course banquet with all the trimmings, you can relax knowing your wedding catering is in safe hands.
How do you choose your wedding caterer?
After you’ve taken the time to research your wedding caterers, there are a number of questions that you will need to ask to ensure they are the right fit for your wedding day and can cover all of your requirements. Schedule in a consultation so that you can meet the team and discover their passion, knowledge and service when it comes to everything cuisine related. For our chefs at Prestwold Hall, we use this as an opportunity to get to know you as a couple and find out more about what you want to achieve for your wedding menu. You’ll also be invited to a food tasting session – something that every couple looks forward to. It’s important to choose a wedding caterer who has a glowing reputation with high quality food, the finest ingredients and reliability. Did you know we grow and prepare lots of our ingredients right here on our estate?
What your wedding caterers need to know…
One of our biggest top tips for your wedding catering is this: communication is key for a smooth process with your caterers! Once you’ve worked out the number of guests you’ll be inviting and you’ve enjoyed your tasting session, you need to find out any allergy or dietary requirements from your friends and family so you can inform your caterer. As a rule of thumb, our chefs at Prestwold Hall need to be aware of:
- – Allergy & dietary requirements
- – If children are attending and require different meals
- – Whether or not your suppliers will require meals
- – The accompanying drinks and alcohol you will be serving
Offering every couple passion and extensive culinary expertise, our Head Chef and his team will be able to guide you towards a selection of crowd-pleasing ideas that will always be a winner amongst your guests. Their creativity shines through everything, whether that’s in the unique take on canapés or the presentation of the wedding breakfast, and we endeavour to make sure these touches set your celebration apart from everyone else’s. Having said that, we encourage you to ensure your wedding menu is based around what you love, so don’t get distracted by family member’s opinions or anyone else’s needs. Our final top tip for your wedding catering is that your menu should be a reflection of your personalities; what better time to eat all the things you love the most than on your wedding day!
Take a look at our menus and dining capacities here at Prestwold Hall to see if you think we might be able to tantalise your tastebuds!
Thanks to Sara Cooper, Big Neon Glitter and Darren Cresswell for images in this blog post.