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 South Wales from places like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your South Wales Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding caterer.
A boho-themed wedding is a very relaxed setting compared to a formal sit down meal. We would recommend swapping your traditional canapés for a creative charcuterie station where your guests can graze whilst wandering around the magical setup you have created. For your main, we would recommend setting up several food stations that consist of cuisines from all around the world from traditional pies and mashed potatoes to vibrant Lebanese street food. An ice cream stand with fresh churros and dips would go down as a real treat too! If you're going for a street food vibe, then opt for small individual handcrafted pies such as chicken, leek and wild mushroom. Alternatively, look at beef, marmite and local ale or smoked cheddar and caramelised onion. Top the pie with homemade minted mushy peas and smoked bacon mashed potato.... read more
Posted: 12 January 2022
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!... read more
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:... read more
Posted: 2 November 2021
With 2021 set to be another great year for UK minimoons, Holiday Cottages (www.holidaycottages.co.uk) has named Llanerch Vineyard as one of the most romantic places to visit. The vineyard is the largest and oldest in Wales and is set among 20 acres of Glamorgan countryside. The company produces five different varieties of rosé, sparkling and white wines in their Cariad brand and offer tours and tastings. Guests are welcome to wander the beautiful gardens and meet the resident llamas at their leisure. There are plenty of other places to relax and explore and a range of accommodation nearby.... read more
Posted: 21 October 2021
Those of you looking for some food inspiration for their big day will be excited to hear that young farmers are heading to the kitchen in a cooking competition that highlights local and sustainable Welsh produce. Launched by Cywain in partnership with Wales Young Farmers Clubs (YFC), 'Bring Your Idea to the Table' aims to foster entrepreneurship and celebrate Welsh food and drink. Open to YFC members, the entrants will have to use their culinary skills and knowledge of local food and drink to research and create two courses. These will be put before a panel of judges via video. The dishes comprise of a main course and either a starter or a dessert. They have to include ingredients from two producers featured on the Cywain Producers' Map and produce local to the entrants. The entrants will have to flex their financial sense, too, as the budget is fixed at £30.... read more
Posted: 9 September 2021
Devil's Bridge Rum, made by blending the finest Caribbean rums with Bara brith, Glengettie black tea and Shirgar butter, is a new drink perfect for weddings. The creators, Gregor, Nick and Robin, were inspired by the story of the Devil's Bridge, a legendary tale of Welsh spirit based on the Cambrian Mountains near Aberystwyth. The team wanted to help showcase the country and its produce to the world by creating a premium brand using Welsh flavours in new and exciting ways.... read more
Posted: 5 August 2021
Zoë Binning, a business consultant and wedding specialist has launched a new sister company called Wild Roots Kitchen and Bar. The new venture specialises in ethical, planet-saving catering in South Wales. "We're passionate about supplying great tasting, locally sourced and sustainable food and drink, with an unparalleled level of service and always with a smile," says the team from Wild Roots Kitchen and Bar. "We deliver incredible cuisine for weddings, corporate dinners and private parties. We also offer a service, providing white-label catering for Welsh wedding venues and those in the south West of England, which we combine with a collaborative approach to reduce our collective carbon footprint. Whether you work for us, or we work for you, we're all one team!... read more
Posted: 7 July 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
World Cocktail Day is today, Thursday 13th May, and the expert mixologists at The Lakeside, a hospitality, wedding and events venue, have pulled together a selection of their favourite cocktails, coupled with a few interesting facts about each one.For any cocktail lover, World Cocktail Day is one of the best days in the social calendar, especially now bars and restaurants are reopening, it is the perfect time to read up on a new cocktail you are eager to try! The mixologists at the Lakeside have done all the hard work for you, so simply sit back, relax and fall in love with a new cocktail from the list below...... read more
Posted: 13 May 2021
With wedding season looking set to be bigger than ever this summer; couples may have to think outside of the box when it comes to al fresco catering options. With outdoor settings looking to be a popular this summer, then this new tantalising range of Freezecakes – the world's first scoopable frozen cheesecake served in a tub - will be a must-have at summer soirees. Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, our mouths are watering just thinking about these heavenly delights so we're sure they'll be a hit with your big-day guests!... read more
Posted: 16 April 2021