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 North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding caterer.
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This final instalment in our three-part guide - check back over the last two Fridays if you missed one and two - answers your final questions!
Posted: 20 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This is the second part in our three part guide, check back here every Friday to have these questions answered!
Posted: 13 May 2022
From cocktail stations to party favours, David Cooper from glassware company Forever Crystal shares his top tips on how to get creative with your drinks on the big day. Here are four inspiration ideas for your wedding drinks and toast with something special when you say, 'I do'! Signature cocktails: While you might want to give your guests an open bar, hiring bar staff and footing the bill can end up being an expensive gesture. One way to sidestep this added cost while still providing some free refreshment is to make your own batch of signature cocktails. Choose two mixed drinks or cocktails that you know your guests love and stock up on plenty of ingredients before the big day. For a spring or summer wedding, mixed drinks like Pimm's and lemonade or gin and elderflower tonic are great options, especially as you can provide bowls of fruit and mint leaves to use as a garnish.
Posted: 5 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? Read our three part guide over the next three weeks (check back here every Friday) to have these questions answered!
Posted: 3 May 2022
Augill Castle in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, has launched a collection of hand-crafted dry gin. 1837 is a drink the embodies the essence of the castle with a feisty spirit that's softened by the flavours of the surrounding land. The gin is designed to be drunk along with tonic from Marlish in Northumberland, but it's just as easy to enjoy on ice as it's softened with honey from local bees bursting with the oils and aromas of heather from the fells that surround the castle. The drink is called 1837 as that was the year that the plan to build the castle was created and when Queen Victoria ascended the throne, in short, a year in which history was made.
Posted: 3 March 2022
Newly rebranded Tipsy Tea in Greater Manchester has just won some Great Taste Awards. The company has been given a Double Gold Star for their Pink Peppercorn flavour drink and a Single Gold Star for their Spiced Chai flavour. To celebrate, the Tipsy Tea team are running a winter campaign to help promote the hot serve version of their drink under the hashtag #happywinter. Hot Tipsy Tea makes for a delicious, simple-to-make equivalent to mulled wine and the Spiced Chai flavour in particular invitingly conjures up that cosy wintery feeling and is the ultimate winter warmer for winter weddings.
Posted: 30 December 2021
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!
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.
Posted: 2 November 2021
Sipful, a sustainable canned wine and cocktail brand in Cumbria, has launched a range of wedding bundles that would be the perfect addition to any celebration. Created by a husband and wife duo, the company make 250ml, fully recyclable canned wine and canned cocktails, all created using organic wine and 100 per cent natural fruit. The Wedding Bubbly Gift Box comes beautifully wrapped with white and cornflower blue ribbons and contains four organic cans of bubbly. It's ideal for gifting couples after they've made their announcement, as a pick me up for those that have had to postpone, or even to take along when they can finally go wedding dress shopping again!
Posted: 26 August 2021
Your decision on any supplier should be based on your research and discussions with them. Have a look across their social media and websites to read past reviews and testimonials. Make sure the images belong to them and are not just stock pictures that look good! A decent supplier will want to talk to you to find out your ideas, offer suggestions and may even provide references so you can speak to a couple they have worked with before.
Posted: 30 June 2021