Whether you’re planning an intimate cocktail affair or a large outdoor marquee wedding, you will to need to offer your guests nourishment.

With your caterer playing an integral role towards your wedding atmosphere and tone, it is imperative to choose wisely. Direct from the team, here our tips for choosing your ideal wedding caterer.

  1.        Don’t leave it to the last moment

The food and beverage at your reception celebration will leave a lasting impression with guests.  Involve the catering team early through your planning process, which will give you a clear understanding of expectations and budgets. A creative catering company will also offer some hints, tips and inspiration that you may have not considered.

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  1.        Ask for a tasting

Have you ever set out on a cooking adventure from a glorious recipe you found online, only to have it turn out inedible? Everything looks good on paper. Meet your caterers in person, and unless you have been to an event they have catered, be sure to try the food.

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  1.        Talk budget

As a caterer, there is much more involved than just creating amazing food and beverage. Caterers supply your service staff, equipment and even the kitchen in some cases. Sharing your real budget will allow for an honest conversation, and for you to understand the best catering options to achieve your budget goals.

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  1.        You don’t know if you don’t ask

Have a special cuisine or ingredient in mind for your big day? You may not find exactly what you are after on the menu, however an innovative catering company can help you create a custom menu to suit your big day.

  1.        Know the role of your food 

Will catering be the focal point of your wedding to create a celebratory feast, theatre and offer entertainment, or is it purely to refuel your guest as they continue to party? Knowing the role of your menu is most important, allowing you to prioritise and create a matching experience.

Happy planning, and be sure to contact our Wedding & Event Team should you have any questions.