Jeni and Stephen got married in Hastings and then made their way with the rest of the wedding party to Punnets Town Village Hall – a real gem of a place.
Personally this is one of our favourite village halls for many reasons. Firstly it’s the space. Not only does it have a decent sized kitchen for us to work from, but the main room of the hall is a really good size. It also has another room which lends itself perfectly for setting up a bar, as well as a large car park.
Set in the heart of the village it also has a huge grass outside space and spectacular views. As village halls go this one ticks all the boxes, and being only 20 minutes away from our home it’s great for us to not have a long journey home after a long day!
Jeni and Stephen had been let down by another caterer so that was reason enough for us to want to help. And as it was picnic hampers they had in mind this was fine too, as this is something that we do a lot of. So very quickly everything was back on track and exactly what they had originally planned.
After Pimms and Lemonade outside on the grass the guests took their seats in the main hall for the speeches, which Jeni and Stephen wanted to do before the meal. Some people choose to do them first these days especially if nerves are going to spoil someone’s appetite! So it can make sense to get them out of the way first.
After the speeches the hampers were brought out to the tables for the guests to open and unpack. There’s always a whoop of excitement as the hampers are placed down on the tables. It’s a real treat to hear from the kitchen, and everyone is of course wondering what delights will be inside the hamper!
Jeni and Stephen selected the following items from our picnic hamper menu:
Asparagus & Parmesan Quiche
Quail’s Scotch Eggs
Homemade Hummus & roasted Vegetable Wraps
Persian Rice Salad
While some folks helped themselves to tea and coffee, and some went off to the bar, and others milled around outside, the wedding party were busy moving tables to clear a space for the barn dance that was going to be the evening’s entertainment.
A barn dance is a great way to get everyone involved, even people who don’t think they want to be involved! Great fun.
As Jeni and Stephen were taking care of their own evening food, after the pack up and clear down we went off home and left the party in full swing. We’re so pleased that we managed to give Jeni and Stephen the day they had planned for, and we wish them all the very best.