ALL_OTHER_AREAS_strawberry-1Wedding Food & Drink
in Devon & Cornwall

It’s better to entertain fewer guests well than throw an enormous wedding reception and find your budget won’t stretch. Remember it has cost your guests time, effort and no small amount of cash to help you celebrate your big day.
Choosing your wedding menu is important, whether you’re planning a buffet or a sit-down meal. Try to reflect the style of your wedding in your choice of food – formal weddings, for example, might start with canapés to nibble as your guests arrive then continue with starters of smoked salmon or roasted vegetable tart followed by roast duck or lamb or poached salmon and finish with raspberry mousse or ice cream and brandy snaps.

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More informal gatherings might have a carvery or a good fun main course like sausage and mash, or cross your fingers, pray for a good day and plan a barbecue!
Don’t forget to include some vegetarian options and make sure you know well in advance if any of your guests have food intolerances which have to be catered for.

Most venues will have plenty of suggestions for you to choose from or, if you’re having caterers, you can ask them to create a unique menu, perhaps all based on a specific theme. Do try to sample the food before you make a final decision. Everything looks delicious when it’s described on a menu, but you want to make sure it tastes just as good when it’s on your plate.

Drinks for your guests take up a large part of your budget. It’s reasonable to assume each guest will drink one or two glasses on arrival at the reception, three or four glasses with the meal and another one for the toasts.
For reference, you will get between 10 and 12 glasses of sherry from each bottle and from six to eight glasses of wine or champagne.

Though Champagne is the traditional wedding drink, you could offer Pimms or Bucks Fizz on arrival and wine with the meal, saving the Champagne – or equally good sparkling wine – for the toasts.

Do remember to provide plenty of soft drinks for children and adults who prefer them or who may be driving. Allow between half and one litre per person.


Woolston Court, West Alvington, Kingsbridge TQ7 3B
Tel: 01548 560191
Email: [email protected]


Catering, party planning and event management across South Devon from outside caterers specialising in weddings and all sorts of celebrations. All dishes are hand prepared from local fresh ingredients, cooked by Claire and her team of cooks, in their kitchen between Salcombe and Kingsbridge. Their passion is to create delicious menus to delight the eye as well as the tastebuds.

Claire’s Kitchen offers the complete outside catering service, particularly suited to parties of 100 and more guests. Whether your wedding style demands sophisticated fine dining, a wealth of rustic platters or an eye-catching buffet, Cordon Bleu-trained Claire and her team have the answer.

Spit roasts and barbecues are a speciality and they have their own spit roast and barbecue trailer, enticingly named ‘the Barbecue Beast’. watch and savour the mouthwatering smell of delicious beef, lamb, pork and turkey joints being freshy cooked over charcoal and logs. And with fish and vegetarian choices too, there’s nothing quite like an outdoor barbecue to get wedding guests mingling.



East Court Barton, Cadeleigh, Tiverton Ex16 8RZ
Tel: 01884 855522
Email:  [email protected]


Situated in the heart of Devon, Scoff Catering is dedicated to bring you fresh, local produce and a quality service at affordable prices. They pride themselves on not only providing fantastic food, but also on their professional and personal service. They cater for both intimate and grand events and they will work with you to produce amazing wedding catering that matches your vision and budget.

Fancy something different? They’ll follow your theme from mediaeval banquet to murder mystery and everything in between.