Reception Food & Drinks

Welcome your guests with a selection of Canapés and Reception Drinks following your Wedding Ceremony. Your Reception is the start of your celebrations and should set your day off with a bang. You can provide a selection of Canapés along with glasses of sparkling for all your guests, or why not try something a little different and have a mixture of drinks. Some of these ideas can always be continued throughout your day if you’d prefer. We are here to build the Wedding Reception you’ve always imagined!


Our Canapés are a general showstopper and are a fantastic accompaniment to your Reception Drinks. You can select from all the sections, but a minimum of 3 different choices is required. We are always here to help with any tailored choices you would prefer to make.


Honey & Mustard Roasted Sausages | £3
Korean Pork Belly & Pickled Kimchi | £3
Slow Roasted Beef Cheek & Smoked Mash | £3
Karaage Chicken with Sriracha Mayo | £3
Spiced Lamb Kofta & Tzatziki | £3.50
Grilled Steak & Chip with Bearnaise Sauce | £4
Chinese Crispy Duck Spring Roll with Plum Sauce | £4


Cod Goujon & Tartare Sauce | £3
Smoked Salmon & Boursin Cheese | £3.50
Roast Seabass, Pickled Shallot & Carrot | £3.50
Seared Scallop, Pea Purée & Pancetta | £4


Masala Roasted Cauliflower, Spiced Aioli | £3
Welsh Rarebit | £3
Sweet Potato, Carrot & Feta Croquette, Tomato Pisto | £3
Pea, Mint & Feta Bruschetta | £3
Warm Mushroom Tartlet, Creamed Leek & Mozzarella | £3


Roasted Tomato & Pepper Bruschetta | £3
Baba Ghanoush & Toasted Flatbread | £3
Wild Mushroom Risotto Ball & Truffle Oil | £3

Reception Drink Ideas


A Sparkling Reception is the truly classical option for your first drinks. Prices are for 2 glasses per person.

  • Orabella Spumante (Italy)


  • Cantina Trevigiana Prosecco White / Rosé (Italy)


  • Cava Lacrima Baccus Single Estate (Spain)


  • Boschendal Brut White / Rosé (South African)


  • Champagne Chimere Brut NV (France)


  • Laurent Perrier Brut White / Rosé (France)


  • Sparkling Elderflower


Pimp Your Prosecco

If your guests are drinking glasses of sparkling, why not add a little fun and ‘Pimp Your Prosecco’ by adding a range of fruit, juices & flavoured popaballs. This option is purely the fruit, juices & cordials and is charged on a per bottle of prebought Sparkling.

£12 per bottle of Sparkling
(min 10 bottles)

Drinks Trough

Our Drinks Troughs look amazing and provide a fantastic selection of drinks for all tastes.

12 Peroni
12 Corona
8 Doom Bar
12 Bulmer’s
1 x 8L Cocktail Kilner

£395 (84 drinks)

Beer Buckets

Bottle Buckets are a great addition where your  guests can help themselves throughout your Drinks Reception.

  • 24 Peroni


  • 24 Corona


  • 15 Rekorderlig


  • 12 Bulmer’s


  • 8 Doom Bar


  • 12 San Miguel 0%


Gin Bar

If you have Gin loving guests, this will propel them into Gin heaven. Select 3 Gins, which are presented in Balloon Glasses.

£6.70 per glass (min 20 glasses)

Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin & Fever Tree’s Mediterranean Tonic served with Lime Wedges

Gordon’s Pink Gin & Fever Tree’s Elderflower Tonic served with Mint Leaves and Sprig

Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin & Fever Tree’s Ginger Ale served with Lime Wedges

Hendrick’s Gin & Fever Tree’s Natural Indian Tonic served with Cucumber Ribbons

Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin & Fever Tree’s Natural Light Tonic served with Orange Wheels

Cask Ale

If you have guests who are Real Ale fans, we can always provide a Cask of Real Ale for the entire day. Prices on application.

Woodfords Wherry – 3.8%
Sharps Doombar – 4%
St Austell Tribute – 4.2%
Hook Norton – 3.5%

Cocktail Kilners

The Cocktail Kilners truly add a wow factor and allow your guests to help themselves. The Cocktail Kilners are 8 litres and serve 40 glasses per Kilner.

£185 per Kilner (£4.62 per glass)

Smirnoff Vodka – Cranberry Juice – Strawberry Syrup – Soda – Brown Sugar served with Lime & Strawberries

Gordon’s Dry Gin – Lemon Juice – Lime Juice – Soda Water – Brown Sugar served with Mint Leaves & Lime

Bacardi – Lime Juice – Soda Water – Brown Sugar served with Mint Leaves & Lime

Smirnoff Vodka – Archers – Cranberry Juice – Lime Juice served with Orange Wheels

Pimm’s – Lemonade served with Mint – Orange Wheels

Mocktail Kilners

The Mocktail Kilners complement the Cocktail Kilners perfectly. The Mocktail Kilners are 5 litres which serves 25 glasses per Kilner.

£80 per Kilner (£3.20 per glass)

Cloudy Lemonade – Soda – Sugar Syrup served with Lemon Wheels

Apple Juice – Elderflower Cordial – Vanilla Syrup – Lemonade served with Cucumber Ribbons

Apple Juice – Lime Juice – Soda Water – Brown Sugar served with Mint Leaves

Orange Juice – Cranberry Juice – Lemon Juice – Lime Juice served with Orange Wheels

Passion Fruit Puree Carton – Water – Lime Juice – Vanilla Syrup – Sugar Syrup served with Fresh Mint


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