Hannah & Mark’s Marquee Wedding in Brede

Hannah and Mark live in Brede and made the most of using the land they have for their big day. With the church literally a stone’s throw away and plenty of outside space it made perfect sense to go for a marquee wedding.


When the wedding party arrived proceedings kicked off with glasses of fizz and canape including Thai fishcakes with chillo aioli, homemade cheeseburgers in home-made mini slider buns, sundried tomato & parmesan arancini, and mini filo tarts filled with basil pesto & cream cheese with sundried tomato.

Fortunately the weather had settled down a bit after the wind and rain of the day before. Guests were able to make the most of the outside space much of the time, but there was plenty of room in the marquee.

The marquee was put up in the week by Meridian Marquees, based in nearby Battle. As with most marquees these days they come with all the mod-cons. Carpet, lighting, heating if you want it as well as an optional bar area, seating area and dance floor. And of course the posh loos too.

When it was time for the wedding breakfast itself the guests enjoyed dishes chosen by Hannah and Mark from our Standard Traditional Menu – simple classics done really well. Something for everyone and not pretentious in any way. Just good old British grub, made with love. And also perfect for a not so warm day!

This was Hannah & Mark’s wedding breakfast menu


Leek & potato soup served with bread roll & butter

King prawn cocktail with a vanilla Marie rose sauce

Smoked mackerel pate served with country bread


Individual steak and ale pie served with a red onion gravy

Poached cod with a chorizo & butter bean ragout

Bacon-wrapped chicken breast

Roasted Mediterranean vegetable lasagne

All main courses are served with roast & new potatoes, buttered carrots, baby corn & fine green beans


Strawberry Eton mess

Sussex style banoffee pie

Rhubarb & ginger crumble


After speeches and coffee the guests milled around and bought drinks from the bar. With plenty of room in the marquee there was no need to move tables and chairs around so the day moved seamlessly into the evening entertainment, including a live band.

Cod with Tomato, Butter Bean & Chorizo Ragout

We set up the evening food and left them tucking into a finger buffet. As they live close to us and were happy to store our platters we were able to get off site earlier than usual, and this way they didn’t need to pay for evening staff. Win-win.

Hannah and Mark had a great day, as did their lovely guests, so many of which commented on the food. And none of which cared what the weather was doing. When you have a great space, a great crowd, and great food and drink, what more do you need?

We wish Hannah and Mark all the very best!