Alex & Richard – Saturday 7th October 2017

With the groom being a Scotsman this was always going to be a lively one!

Alex and Richard got married in St Mary’s Church, situated just opposite Gildredge Manor, where the party returned to after the ceremony for arrival drinks and canapé.


With so many of the wedding party in traditional kilts it was a real feast for the eyes (particularly when they lifted them up for a group photo)! Certainly made our day all the more pleasurable!

The canapé the couple chose were amongst some of our favourites. Ox-cheek rendang bites, Spanish style ham & cheese croquetas, chicken satay skewers and crispy filo tartlets filled with basil, cream cheese & sundried tomato. They certainly went down a storm while the Prosecco was flowing.

The main Wedding Breakfast was served upstairs in the Long Gallery, a beautiful room with views across the gardens and Gildredge Park itself.

Alex and Richard went for a fairly traditional menu of home-made chicken liver partfait to start, and of course roast beef had to be on there for the main course, served with Yorkshire Pudding and all the trimmings. Dessert was our light zesty lemon pots served with raspberries and short bread.

Our vegetarian guests enjoyed a home-made soup to start and a  Moroccan butternut squash tagine for the main served with herby cous cous.

zesty lemon pots

All good hearty fayre, and true to form the Scottish contingent made the atmosphere in the room so lively and fun. Our staff had great fun serving them.

Alex and Richard had specifically requested Vegetable Samosas with the evening food, and luckily our chef, Ben makes fantastic Indian food. Like so many foods, home-made samosas really are worlds apart from the shop-bought alternatives.

They were such a fun bunch from start to finish, it’s so great to hear folks really enjoying themselves and it was a pleasure to cater for Alex and Richard.

We wish them all the very best.