The brief: Create an eclectic and magical three day wedding event for 350 guests

Our clients asked us to create an exciting, vibrant  and eclectic three day wedding event. With 350 guests attending over the three days, the event needed to stay fresh; offering a variety of different dining experiences every day.

The event

With fifteen separate food services required over the course of the three days, we needed to keep each one fresh. We needed to offer a different environment, table setting and food style for each. From opulent food halls to afternoon tea, survivor’s breakfasts and cocktail bars. We planned everything with meticulous detail.

The menu

FRIDAY

Canapés

  • Smoked salmon Bellini with crème fraiche and caviar
  • Roasted fillet of beef in miniature Yorkshire puddings with a confit of parsnips
  • Artichoke and shaved summer truffle pizzas with a Tuscan tomato salsa
  • Roasted fillet of lamb with a wild tarragon béarnaise

Asian platter

  • Red onion and coriander bhajis
  • Vegetable samosas
  • Chick peas sautéed with shallots and coconut
  • Mutton rolls
  • Lamb curry garnished with coriander served with warm roti and naan breads, bowls of raita and mango pickle

English platter

  • Honey glazed ham hock with a bubble and squeak fritter
  • Potted shrimps with melba toast
  • Cornish crab cakes with a citrus mayonnaise
  • Huge Stilton cheese straws with a purple onion and soft cheese dip.

Main Course

  • Roasted bavette of beef in herb crust, crushed horseradish new potatoes, onion tatin and oven dried cherry tomatoes served with bowls of English mustard

Dessert

  • White chocolate and cardamom crème brûlée, ginger shortbread and fresh raspberries
  • Fresh mango and passion fruit sorbet with passion fruit jelly

SATURDAY

Cakes and Sweet Things

Displayed on tiered cake stands and delicate porcelain trays

  • Hand made scones, Devonshire clotted cream and raspberry tip tree jam
  • Lemon drizzle cake
  • 70% coco fair-trade chocolate brownie
  • Strawberries dipped in chocolate

 Canapés

  • Carpaccio of beef with rocket and Parmesan
  • Rare tuna in herb crust served on a fennel shortbread
  • English asparagus served in baskets with a harissa mayonnaise
  • Chunks of native lobster on the rocks in a citrus herb butter

Starters

  • Foie gras and Barbary duck terrine, fig tatin, Larkins Farm apple chutney and bitter leaves served with French butter brioche

Main Course

Guests invited to enter the bustling food hall and dine at their leisure from the food stations:

Asian Food Station

Banana leaf covered tables full of condiments and bowls of colorful spices

  • 5ft pans of lamb biryani
  • 5ft pans of vegetarian curry
  • Traditional lentil dhal: Yellow lentils finished with browned garlic, cumin and green chilies
  • Piles of naan breads, poppadoms, condiments and pickles

English Roastery

  • Roasted rib of beef carved to order, huge Yorkshire puddings and a rich red wine jus
  • Piles of lemon and thyme roasted chickens served with a wild mushroom and white truffle sauce
  • Warm honey roasted ham served with red currant chutney
  • Served with roasted root vegetables and purple onions

Russian Seafood Bar

 A solid illuminated ice topped bar with a huge iced vase filled with lemons and draped seaweed and covered in a sophisticated display of seafood.

  • Fresh oysters with a choice of lemon, Tabasco or shallot vinegar
  • Retro prawn cocktail in a bloody Mary mayo served in scallop shells
  • Vases of Russian vodka marinated salmon tartar with crème fraiche
  • Piles of tiger prawns with lemon aioli
  • served with fresh soda bread and frozen vodka shots

Indulgence Corner

A French patisserie inspires this delicious looking food stall.

  • A selection of huge vases of brown sugar meringues served with towers of mixed berries and fresh cream
  • Glasses of chocolate fondant with smashed honey comb and orange cream
  • Exotic cut fruit display served on banana leaves with toasted coconut

Planning a multi day wedding event?

It takes experience to plan and deliver an on point multi day wedding event. We have the team and the knowledge to not just deliver, but exceed expectations! Every event that we create is unique, tailored to the individual clients. We spend a lot of time getting to know the people that we work with so that we can give them a special event that is personal to them. Whether you’re planning a three day wedding or any other time of milestone celebration, talk to us. 01932 356180, surrey@vanilla-bean.co.uk or london@vanilla-bean.co.uk