Guest post by:
Mark Bradley – owner, Dodmoor House www.dodmoorhouse.co.uk
When Alex and Jonathan’s guests sat down to their main meal on their special day at Dodmoor House, they found that it was – quite literally – a wedding breakfast.
The main course was a Full English, with sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans and egg, followed by pancakes and pains au chocolat for dessert. As an extra touch, they had even produced their own ‘wedding newspaper’ for each guest with hilarious anecdotes and photos (like a best man’s speech on paper!)
Safe to say, there were empty plates all around the room and lots of satisfied guests!
Not all wedding meals at our venue, Dodmoor House, are quite this unique, but couples are increasingly looking for something just that little bit different to set their day apart.
Mezze style platters or a trio of desserts are the perfect sharing food. Posh barbeques, hog roasts (supplied by local farmers) and the ‘pick n mix’ sweet shop are also proving to be a very popular way to add an informal twist to dining.
Individual food stations are also a big hit with vans serving up fish and chip vans, pancakes, ice-cream, paellas and burgers with loads of side dishes and relish.
Afternoon teas tie in wonderfully with the popular vintage theme and they are often complemented by bunting, vintage crockery and special extra touches around the venue to set the atmosphere.
The key to all this flexibility is not only because Dodmoor House’s two main caterers are so good at working with couples to give them exactly what they want, but because we don’t have the restriction of a single in-house caterer at our venue in Northamptonshire. This means that couples can book their own caterer if they wish, something which seems to be increasingly rare within the wedding industry.
The days of the traditional wedding breakfast are certainly by no means numbered, but flexibility is certainly the key word for catering these days.