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 Gloucestershire and Wiltshire from places like Swindon, Salisbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Chippenham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Glos & Wilts Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding caterer.
A first for Paxton & Whitfield, this Artisan Advent Cheese Calendar (£150 with free UK delivery) is the ultimate foodie advent calendar for 2021. The cheesemongers have carefully selected 24 artisan varieties for a delicious tasting journey - one cheese per day to savour in the run-up to Christmas Day. Dan Bliss, the cheese buyer for Paxton & Whitfield, says: "We'd wanted to create an advent cheese calendar for some time, but we wanted to make sure that we could make one that gave customers the best cheese and Paxton & Whitfield experience possible. After a lot of deep thought and experimentation, we think we've hit the right note for 2021." He continues, "This is an immersive cheese tasting and learning experience – each individually numbered advent box contains a factsheet on the inside with more information about the cheese, its maker and pairing or recipe ideas. Each Paxton & Whitfield advent box is beautifully presented and fully recyclable, with shredded paper inside and a minimum 75g cut of cheese, hand-wrapped in Paxton & Whitfield wax paper. The cheeses are portioned pieces as the perfect daily amount to enjoy yourself, but also a large enough taster to share if you want to!"... read more
Posted: 2 December 2021
Award-winning event specialists Fluffy Puffin based in Foxham, Wiltshire have launched their Local Artisans Christmas Hampers packed with beautiful, eco-friendly treats from a hand-picked selection of 13 local artisan suppliers. There's sparkling wine, smoked salmon, waxed cheddar, scented soy wax candle, brownies and chutney among other products and they're priced at an affordable £70 each. Fluffy Puffin is well-known for its bespoke artisan ice creams and sorbets produced in-house from scratch using fine quality seasonal ingredients that are locally sourced where possible, ideal for weddings and celebrations.... read more
Posted: 23 November 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
Luxury Cotswold Rentals, the go-to company for holiday lettings in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with more than 70 properties on offer, is delighted to announce a new and exclusive partnership with award-winning farm shop Daylesford Organic. For new bookings made for holidays taken until 6th December 2021, guests staying in a home with Luxury Cotswolds Rentals will receive one of Daylesford Organic's new seasonal hampers. There's a selection of four farmhouse hampers to choose from - Wellness, Family, Foodie and Le Loubé.... read more
Posted: 14 October 2021
Two Drifters Distillery, the world's first carbon-negative distillery, is on a mission to become as sustainable as possible, with its new rebrand reflecting the brand's eco-friendly ethos. Design agency Here Design have been instrumental in revamping Two Drifters' new lighter and British-made bottle, which features a natural cork with FSC wooden top, 100% compostable tamper seal and paper labels made from 95% sugarcane fibre and 5% hemp and linen with a plant-based adhesive.The new design uses eye-catching colours with hues of bright green, orange and blue against an illustration of a boat that pays homage to the company's Devonshire roots. The spirit hasn't changed, with the brand's unique and award-winning rum still made with a carbon-negative footprint in a bespoke warehouse near Exeter Airport.... read more
Posted: 30 September 2021
Flapjackery, offering artisan flapjacks handmade in Devon, has just received four Golds at the Taste of the West Awards, the South West's prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards. The four luxurious products awarded were a lemon drizzle flapjack, peanut butter brownie flapjack (made using Freda's 'Gold' award-winning peanut butter), traditional flapjack and burnt caramel and sea salt-flavoured flapjack. Co-founder Carol Myott tells us, "We set up Flapjackery six years ago following lots of comments about how good our flapjacks tasted. The last couple of years have not been easy because of the lockdown, but we have kept going and are delighted to have received these awards which are testament to the team's hard work and determination." Fellow co-founder Sally Jenkin adds, "These flapjacks are hugely popular at our new Flapjackery stores in Wells and Minehead as well as our first shop in Tavistock."... read more
Posted: 23 September 2021
Funkin will be serving cocktails at The Big Festival taking place in the beautiful Cotswolds from 27th-29th August 2021. The bank holiday festival will bring together music from the likes of Sigala, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Rag 'n' Bone Man, plus Michelin-star chefs live on stage, street food and lots more. Funkin Cocktails, the UK's number one cocktail brand, has the perfect range of delicious ready-to-drink cocktails to enjoy at the summer event. They that can be consumed straight from the can or served over ice direct from the bottle. Choose from Spiced Rum Zombie Nitro, an exciting new addition to the brand's popular Nitro range featuring rum mixed with a delicious blend of pineapple, orange, lemon and lime, and a hint of spice. There's also Passion Fruit Martini, Strawberry Daiquiri and Pina Colada. Simply chill, shake and then pour into a suitable glass and garnish with fruit. Each bottle serves four cocktails and will taste like a carefully crafted cocktail from the bar.... read more
Posted: 19 August 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
Let Paxton & Whitfield, the UK's oldest cheesemonger, help you celebrate the summer and an end to lockdown with its new range of products featuring the finest artisan cheese available in the UK and new homewares. From its Summer Cheese Collection, the perfect pre-selected summer cheeseboard, through to its two celebration cheese cakes and its cheese cloche and board, they are unique items to celebrate the warmer weather that's promised this bank holiday weekend and onwards. If you're looking for a selection of cheese to delight family or guests at a summer barbecue, a tiered cake of artisan cheeses for anniversaries, birthdays or weddings or the perfect cheese homewares items to keep your produce in tip-top condition then pay a visit to Paxton & Whitfield with a store located in Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire.... read more
Posted: 25 May 2021
The Cotswolds Distillery is delighted to announce the launch of its sizzling seasonal edition Summer Cup, which is available to purchase via the website now, just in time for the bank holiday weekend and summer wedding season. Cotswolds Summer Cup uses the distillery's award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin as a base, which is then blended with a splash of mouth-watering hand-crafted Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherries and finished with select herbal and spice essences. The result is a distinctively rich and fruity cup with a complex bittersweet finish.... read more
Posted: 18 May 2021