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Saturday was a memorable day for not only our lovely Bride & Groom; Andrew & Zuzanna; but for Rothamsted as we conducted our first licensed ceremony within the Manor.
Guests arrived and were seated in the Library waiting for the arrival of Zuzanna with her seven bridesmaids and very cute pageboys! St Albans Registra’s conducted the service and it was a very moving one, with readings from family and friends. Moving back through to the front of the Manor we greeted them with Prosecco and Canapés whilst the photographer captured some stunning shots.
Moving into the Great Drawing Room we served them a wedding Breakfast of Smoked Salmon, Celeriac Remoulade, Soda Bread, Watercress, Caper and Radish Salad, Orange dressing to start, followed by Blade of Beef braised in English Ale, Sticky Parsnips, Horseradish mash and Crispy Leeks. For desert they choose a trio of Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce; Eton Mess and Banoffee Sundae. The guests were really happy and we had some great compliments about the food!
We turned the library into a great party area, with disco and flashing lights and dance floor and had some casino tables set up in the reception. A great evening to follow a great day! We loved being involved and looking after a wonderful couple and their families and friends.
Another inspection for us on 13th September resulted in a 5* rating! Well done John and his team.
Unit 24B Icknield Way Farm
Business type: Other catering premises
Date of inspection: 13 September 2018
Last week we catered at Venue 360 for Easyjet’s Annual Awards. Staff from all over the world attended this night and the atmosphere was electric in the Ballroom with 250 key members very excited to be shortlisted for awards such as ‘Most Friendly Airport’!
Saturday we looked after Naomi & Aston and 162 of their lovely friends and family. They had a beautiful blessing on the lawn in front to the Tipi followed by reception drinks on the terrace. Moving into the Tipis we served them starter sharing fish platters of smoked salmon, mackerel pate, marinated tiger prawns, cornichons, capers and parsley butter and breads. They then chose our beef sharing platter for main course. Sirloin of beef served with sides of horseradish, yorkies, roast potatoes, autumnal roasted vegetables and red wine jus! It was delicious. A trio of desserts followed and tea & coffee.
Lots of love, laughter and dancing followed, a great day to be part of!
Tweeted this morning by Rothamsted Manor.
We’re delighted to be named 8th in Bridebook’s Top 29 Historic Wedding Venues UK list! https://bridebook.co.uk/article/the-top-29-historical-wedding-venues-in-the-uk … Thank you
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We are also delighted to be their preferred caterer, with three weddings coming up over the next month its exciting times!
Saturday we looked after Sam & Sam at their wedding in a stunning marquee at Sam’s parents farm in Ardeley.
The wet start didn’t dampen anyones spirits, Sam & Sam arrived in a horse drawn carriage and we welcomed them with canapés and Prosecco inside the warm marquee.
Moving onto dinner they choose Rump of Lamb, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Honey Glazed Roots and Lamb Jus. The guests commented several times on this superb dish! This was followed by a trio of desserts on Raspberry and Caramelised Pistachio Creme Brûlée; Sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel sauce and a Bramley and blood orange crumble with cinnamon spiced creme anglaise.
Tea & Coffee was served with cheeseboards for the guests to nibble on during the speeches. A great band and busy bar kept the guests partying late into the night. A lovely couple with a wonderful family, a great day to be a part of.
Friday we looked after 320 of the lovely staff from CAE. This is the 5th year we have catered for this company at their Summer Ball. A large marquee at Monkton Barn was the location all set with a Mardi Gras theme, it looked stunning! The guests arrived to Prosecco, Pimms and Beers all served by a ‘live table’, we served themed canapés to accompany the welcome drinks. They were Chilli Beef Bites; Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters; Creole Crab Cakes; Mini Dogs, Red Onion Relish and Southern Fried Chicken, with Creole Sauce.
We then fired up the BBQ’s and served Roast Beef Po’ Boys; Blackened Cajun Chicken; New Orleans Style Bbq Shrimp; Spiced Vegetable Jambalaya and Spicy Sausage And Shrimp Gumbo. All served with Dirty Rice; Cajun Roasted Sweet Potato; Green Salad, Lime And Coriander Dressing; Homemade Slaw and Roasted Vegetables.
A traditional Mardi Gras band started and complete with dancers entertained the guests whilst the ate. The awards took place next followed by a great DJ and lots of dancing. Glitter ladies, fire eating and juggling completed the acts making it another great Summer Ball. Delighted as always to be part of their celebrations!
Saturday we catered for Rebecca & James in Cotton End. They had a marquee set in a filed at a local farm, stunning views all around. Arriving to chilled Champagne and Prosecco the guests enjoyed the sunshine outside. Moving into the marquee for the wedding breakfast they first cut the cake as we served this as part of the dessert.
At the tasting they enjoyed our vegetarian & vegan option so much they choose it as their starter! Artichoke And Red Onion Tarte Tatin, Celeriac Parmentier, Tomato Petals, Gemolata. For main course they had Sirloin Of Beef, Blue Cheese Dauphinoise, Summer Vegetable, Red Wine Jus, Toasted Almonds and the Vegetarians had Roasted Vegetable And Goats Cheese Open Lasagne, Soft Herbs, Hazelnut Pesto. Delicious! For dessert we served their wedding cake with Berries And Whipped Cream.
Speeches flowed and more evening guests arrived. A great DJ and a busy bar kept the guests entertained throughout the evening. Another great celebration, a pleasure to be part of.