Julia and Sam tied the knot at Gildredge Manor, beautiful wedding venue on the edge of Gildredge Park where we are lucky enough to be one of their recommended caterers.
After the ceremony the guests sipped chilled Prosecco in the garden. This is the time for the bride and groom to see everyone and also for some photos in the pretty garden.
After about and hour and a half the wedding party made their way upstairs to the dining room.
Julia and Sam had the speeches before the meal – many do this to get them out of the way, especially if they are a nervous. Then nothing can spoil your appetite, and good job too as a hearty BBQ was to follow.
Julia and Sam chose to have a traditional buffet arrangement, but all of our menus, including the BBQ menu can be served on platters to the tables making for a more intimate, but still informal dining experience without the need for all the getting up and down.
The most popular item on our BBQ menu is the ‘Battle Banger’. Really meaty sausages, made by our local butcher in Battle, and advocated by Gordon Ramsay himself. Alistair the butcher has been dining out on that for years now, but who can blame him? And they are really good sausages!
Also on the menu were burgers, satay chicken skewers and for the veggies a halloumi, aubergine stack with veggie sausages. Accompaniments were a mixed green leaf salad, new potato salad and a roasted butternut squash and rocket salad with toasted seeds and olive oil.
To follow were zesty lemon pots and Eton mess, two light desserts that always hit the spot.
Coffee was then served downstairs in the piano room for those that wanted it, while the rest headed for the bar and the garden. With the whole manor at your disposal Gildredge Manor has a space for every occasion.
Julia and Sam had a DJ and a magician providing the entertainment and later on we kept everyone topped up with a simple finger buffet, followed by their wedding cake.
Another great day at Gildredge and another great couple – we wish Julia and Sam all the very best!
Getting married at Gildredge Manor? Do get in touch, we certainly know the ropes there!