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 Devon and Cornwall from places like Exeter, Plymouth, Truro, Barnstaple and Falmouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding caterer.
Blackwater Farm & Bridle and Groom
Conveniently located close to Dobwalls and the market town of Liskeard is the charming, nine acre, family run Blackwater Farm.
Bridle & Groom Wedding Venue offers real farm animal interaction with sheep, a magnificent shire horse and donkeys. The gorgeous Garden Wedding Room overlooking the duck pond and dove cott is the venue for your wedding and the huge 45ft Marquee lit at night by 120 bulbs and chandeliers for your Wedding Breakfast.
West Country Caterers are a well established Devon business specialising in a personal service. We pride ourselves on catering for all occasions.
West Country Caterers are one of the leading Devon catering companies. We are a family run business employing a number of efficient friendly staff who endeavour to assist in all requirements.
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
Check out Wickhams' Wine of the Month for June
Since June is a month in which we honour Rosé wines (International Rosé Day is the 11th) and English wines (English Wine Week is 18-25th), Devon-based Wickhams' first pick of the month is both pink and from these shores and their second, imported by and exclusive to Wickhams, represents exceptional quality and value from elsewhere - it's the Lyme Bay Pinot Noir Rosé 2019, Devon, £22.20 Single Bottle or £19.98 Any 6 Mix / ABV 11%. Made at their HQ in the beautiful Axe Valley, Devon with the best pinot noir grapes sourced from three outstanding vineyards in Essex, this stunning wine from Lyme Bay Winery is a real 'Best in Show' English Rosé. Refined and elegant it has subtle notes of red berry fruit and a soft creamy finish on the palate.
Posted: 1 June 2023
Falmouth Food Festival set to take place from 26th - 28th May
The first-ever Falmouth Food Festival is set to take place between May 26th and the 28th after co-founders Barney and Harry, who were both born in Falmouth, decided to combine their passion for food, drink and events. Backed by FALMOUTH CREATES, the collaborative team curated by the award-winning Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID), the event will be held in Church Street Car Park's lower section. With incredible harbour views, it has become one of the key event spaces in Falmouth.
Posted: 23 May 2023
Mainbrace has launched new limited-edition bottling to celebrate the coronation
Mainbrace has launched a new limited bottling of its award-winning Premium Golden Rum and Navy Strength Rum to celebrate King Charles III's Coronation. David Haigh, chairman of Brand Finance and co-founder of Mainbrace, commented on the upcoming launch "For 350 years, the Royal Navy celebrated victories, anniversaries and major events with the traditional toast and a tot of rum. We are following that tradition and we hope many of our loyal drinkers will join us with a tot of Mainbrace.'
Posted: 9 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
Wickhams showcases sustainability at Toby’s Garden Festival
Toby's Garden Festival is rapidly approaching, taking place in the grounds of Powderham Castle in Devon on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of April. During the two days, festival sponsor Wickhams will be showcasing sustainability within the wine world, offering free wine tastings with a chance to try and buy a range of wine from vineyards in Devon, England and beyond. Dan Farrell-Wright, the founder of Wickhams, says: "We're looking forward to bringing an exciting array of wines from here in the county, as well as wines produced in other parts of the country and internationally, to this popular festival. We have carefully selected producers which focus on growing the grapes and producing their wines in a highly sustainable way. In her talk, Pip will also be pairing the wines with charcuterie, cake and local cheese from Sharpham Dairy and Quicke's." Dan continues: "It's a brilliant couple of days for everyone who has a strong interest in gardening, food and drink and we're delighted to be sponsoring the festival this year."
Posted: 20 April 2023
Enjoy the new Luscombe Rhubarb Crush this spring
Crafted to be enjoyed as a soft drink or mixer, the new Luscombe Rhubarb Crush is a lightly sparkling blend of organic rhubarb, Madagascan vanilla and soft Devon spring water. Luscombe Rhubarb Crush is fresh and bright, with the tartness of the rhubarb tempered by the soft sweetness of vanilla. As well as organic rhubarb juice, the ingredients of this gently sparkling drink include organic blueberry juice, organic Madagascan vanilla extract and organic lemon oil. With a calorie count of fewer than 60 calories per bottle, it's one for all to savour. To be enjoyed in many ways, Luscombe Rhubarb Crush is delightful over ice and the perfect serve for celebrating in style at upcoming street parties, tea parties and picnics in celebration of His Majesty King Charles III's coronation.
Posted: 11 April 2023
Celebrate King Charles III Coronation with Mainbrace Rum
Mainbrace, an award-winning, family-owned spirits company based in Helford Passage in Cornwall is running a competition for Mainbrace fans to win a trip to London over the weekend of the coronation of King Charles III. They want to encourage rum and gin drinkers to 'splice the Mainbrace' in celebration of the new king. 'Splice the mainbrace' is a naval term for an important celebration or victory and was always accompanied by the toast 'The King – God Bless Him' or 'The Queen – God Bless Her'. Entrants can only participate with a purchase of Mainbrace. Customers can do so by either purchasing a Mainbrace drink at an eligible Cornish pub or retailer, filming themselves drinking Mainbrace or 'splicing the Mainbrace' in a local pub or at home and uploading it to the page to be entered. Alternatively, a bottle of Mainbrace can be purchased from the Mainbrace website and a link will be sent to the competition page where entries can be uploaded.
Posted: 30 March 2023
Happy Mother's Day from Devon-based Flapjackery
Mother's Day is almost upon us and it's time to spoil those motherly figures in your life with fabulous, delectable gluten-free flapjacks from Flapjackery. Spoil her in the comfort of her own home with a box of the most delicious treats that are handmade on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon using the very best British ingredients and presented in 100% recyclable packaging. These boxes of treats are the perfect accompaniment for a special afternoon tea. The Happy Mother's Day Message Box (£35) contains delicious flapjacks that have just enough crunch and not too much crumble. The star of the box is a giant piece of Millionaires Flapjack with the message Happy Mother's Day handwritten in white chocolate. Packed around it are eight half pieces of flapjack in the mouth-watering flavours of the ruby millionaire, raspberry and white chocolate, ginger and dark chocolate, cherry Bakewell, golden salted caramel, double chocolate Brownie, lemon drizzle and clotted cream.
Posted: 16 March 2023
Winners of the Trencherman's Awards 2023 announced
The winners of the Trencherman's Awards 2023 were recently revealed at a spectacular ceremony by the sea at Salcombe Harbour Hotel. Broadcaster and food critic William Sitwell and Dorset's TV chef and restaurateur Mark Hix of The Oyster and Fish House joined Trencherman's Guide editorial director Jo Rees to present this year's awards – the most prestigious dining accolades in the South West. The event was attended by the region's leading chefs, restaurateurs and hoteliers, among other influential foodies. Host William Sitwell said: "Very few areas of the country have a guide that rivals Hardens or Michelin in terms of how it's put together – the Trencherman's Guide has really experienced food writers bringing their know-how and knowledge to it – but also for the fact that the South West food scene has the most extraordinary talent." He added, "The Trencherman's Awards event showcases the incredible talent, innovation, a lot of energy, a lot of young people who have come into the hospitality business – and of course a few true stalwarts like my co-host Mark Hix."
Posted: 14 March 2023