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4 Great Ways to make your Exeter Wedding Extra Romantic

4 Great Ways to make your Exeter Wedding Extra Romantic

Exeter is a beautiful city set in one of the most picturesque counties in England, so it is no wonder so many couples want to get married here. And being one of the most beautiful cities it is also very romantic, but there are always ways to add a little more romance into any wedding day! Here are a few ideas to add...

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Ideas for a Vegan Wedding Menu

Ideas for a Vegan Wedding Menu

Weddings are first and foremost about the Bride and Groom! Sometimes this gets a little forgotten in the swathes of advice given to the happy couple from friends and family in the lead up and planning of the big day. So, if the couple that are getting married are Vegan then they should be encouraged to make the day as Vegan as...

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Royal Wedding Inspiration for your big day

Royal Wedding Inspiration for your big day

It is no surprise that we love weddings, we truly enjoy catering for Devon brides and grooms throughout the year and kept our ears close to the ground for news on what the Royal Couple had chosen for their wedding day food...

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Great Ideas for Outdoor Food at a Wedding

Great Ideas for Outdoor Food at a Wedding

Summer is the most popular time for weddings and it is not hard to understand why. Great photo opportunities, relaxing outside at a venue with great food and drink with all your friends and family in the sunshine is what a lot of couples dream of. But remember outdoor foods don’t have to be just for the summer!

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Wedding Catering Ideas for Foodies

Wedding Catering Ideas for Foodies

Great Wedding Ideas for Foodie Couples For many of us food is a central part of our lives, and for foodie couples planning their wedding, ensuring that not only great food is reflected in their wedding, but reflecting the foodie inspiration in their lives throughout their wedding day.

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Exeter Castle Wedding Venue

Exeter Castle Wedding Venue

An oasis of calm in the centre of Exeter, Exeter Castle is full of history and charm and a great place for a wedding or a party! Also known in the past as Rougemont Castle because of the reddish rock on which it stands, this iconic and historic Exeter building has been a focal point throughout the history of the city.

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Upton Barn & Walled Garden Devon Wedding Venue

Upton Barn & Walled Garden Devon Wedding Venue

There is always something a little bit special about a wedding venue that is born out of true love. And that is exactly what Upton Barn along with its lovely walled garden have on offer for Brides and Grooms who want to tie the knot in Devon.

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Weddings & Events at The Ash Barton Estate in North Devon

Weddings & Events at The Ash Barton Estate in North Devon

Located in North Devon, Ash Barton Estate is a grand manor house , beautiful and romantic, surrounded by meadows and countryside. Grade II listed and has a wealth of unique facilities including its own chapel and a fantastic swimming pool.

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The Corn Barn  - Cullompton - Devon Wedding Venue

The Corn Barn - Cullompton - Devon Wedding Venue

The Corn Barn has a long history, with the beautiful barns used as a unique wedding venue being in place since the 18th Century. The Devon barn, currently used for serving the wedding breakfast and then dancing afterwards, was originally used for threshing and storing corn.

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National & International Food Days in December

National & International Food Days in December

The last in our series of blog posts detailing different foods celebrated at different months throughout the year, hello December! Dominated by the festive season, December is a time to enjoy spending time with friends and family, enjoying great food and great parties.

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Top Wedding Trends 2016

As wedding caterers in Devon we know how important it is to keep our flavours and menus fresh and flawlessly executed and we take inspiration from many places. So what’s hot and what’s not for 2016’s brides? We scoped the catwalks for bridal gown trends, the kitchens for menu winners and the files of wedding organisers for trendsetting!

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Wedding Catering at Woolhanger Manor

Wedding Catering at Woolhanger Manor

Considering Woolhanger Manor as your North Devon Wedding Reception? Take a look at our catering tips for this great Devon Wedding Venue. We love catering weddings at the very historic and beautiful Woohanger Manor.

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Celebrating Food in October & November

Celebrating Food in October & November

October and November are great food months, as the evenings draw darker homely flavours become popular choices and autumnal produce becomes abundant. Many Brides and grooms who choose to marry in these months do so because they love the atmosphere that an autumnal wedding brings.

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Ideas for a Vegetarian Wedding Menu

Ideas for a Vegetarian Wedding Menu

We like our wedding couples to start their wedding reception with something that makes people go ooh! and aah! We take a look at our top picks for vegetarian starters that set the standard of taste plus stunning good looks.

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Wedding Ideas from National Food Days in August & September

Wedding Ideas from National Food Days in August & September

If the British weather agrees, September and August are meant to be the time of year we spend lots of our time outdoors! Summer Picnics, BBQ and just general al fresco dining are more common and when it is not raining summertime eating is truly wonderful!

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Wedding ideas: creative canapés with sentimental significance

Wedding ideas: creative canapés with sentimental significance

Choosing canapés that have significance for you is a wonderful way to celebrate your wedding. You might want to pick a couple of items from the holiday where you got engaged, so tiny calamari rings and a dip for Greece, mini pizzas for Italy, miniature briouats for Morocco, or baby hot dogs for the USA would be a real talking point.

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The benefits of using Wedding Tents and Marquees

The benefits of using Wedding Tents and Marquees

Where do we start? There are so many benefits to hiring a wedding marquee or tent that we can hardly wait to begin:

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Quirky Additions to your Wedding

Quirky Additions to your Wedding

Many couples are moving away from the classic wedding, and nowhere is that more obvious than in reception planning. Whilst family pressures or religious or cultural beliefs can limit the creativity that bride and groom apply to their wedding ceremony, the same is not true of the post-marriage party!

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National Food Days in June & July

National Food Days in June & July

Food days that are reserved for June and July reflect the glorious fresh summer food and it gets our taste buds excited as the following foods can be used in so many delicious ways!

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Catering For A Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Catering For A Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

As wedding caterers we are always interested in emerging and upcoming wedding trends and the wedding rehearsal dinner is one of those things that is cropping up more and more. A mainstay of the wedding calendar in the US, this event is making its way across the pond evolving into a more British version each year.

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Summer Time Wedding Food Ideas

Summer Time Wedding Food Ideas

Summer in Devon is simply stunning so it is no wonder many couples choose to get married in Devon during these sunshine months. With the gorgeous backdrop of the Devon countryside or coast, brides and grooms want to incorporate this into their special day.

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Spring Wedding Trends and Ideas

Spring Wedding Trends and Ideas

Finally Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and lighter and so we thought we would look through the celebrated food days coming up in April and May for some foodie inspiration for a Spring Devon Wedding.

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Spring Weddings and Spring Wedding Food - fresh tastes for special days

Spring Weddings and Spring Wedding Food - fresh tastes for special days

Spring is a season of newness, the longer days, warmer weather and any array of stunning floral colours makes it one of the most perfect times of year to get married. The perfect way to balance your spring wedding menu is the same way you balanced your outfit

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Catering at your Team Building Event

Catering at your Team Building Event

For the British, in particular, grumbling about food has been a classic behaviour that unites disparate groups - from the muttering in the canteen queue to the misery of the sandwich on a train. We’re just used to moaning about catering.

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Food Inspiration from National Food Days – February & March

Food Inspiration from National Food Days – February & March

Love and romance are abound in February as Valentine’s Day approaches, and many proposals happen around this time – so congratulations to all the new brides and grooms to be and happy planning!

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Romantic Food for your Wedding

Romantic Food for your Wedding

Food that is traditionally known as romantic usually has its roots in being known as an aphrodisiac! Foods like asparagus have been written about in literature for their aphrodisiac qualities and if you were a groom in France in the 19th Century you would have been served three courses of asparagus at your pre-nuptial dinner...

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Catering for your Engagement Party

Catering for your Engagement Party

It is a delightful occurrence that over the holidays so many couples get engaged. There is definitely a little magic in the air at Christmas time or perhaps it is the thought of starting the New Year with something amazing that makes proposals so popular at this time of year.

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This New Year – Celebrate Food - National Food Days

This New Year – Celebrate Food - National Food Days

As the New Year starts we hope you have enjoyed your Turkey and other festive favourites and had great fun at your Christmas and New Year parties. As caterers we love to explore new foods and revisit traditional foods that we may have forgotten about and the National Food Days that pop up throughout the year are a great way to do this.

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Festive Food from Around the World

Festive Food from Around the World

Although we are based in Devon and pride ourselves on using the best local produce we can find we do take inspiration from around the world. We love taking a peek at festive food traditions and ideas from across the globe and here are a few of our favourites:

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Winter Wedding Menu Ideas

Winter Wedding Menu Ideas

A winter wedding is a very special affair - unlike summer weddings, winter marriage celebrations tend to be dramatic and more focused on a few key details - one of which may be the menu!

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Wedding hints and tips for brides (and grooms) to be!

Wedding hints and tips for brides (and grooms) to be!

Whether you have been planning your dream wedding since you were a younger or it’s something you’ve never given much thought to, the process is never a straightforward one.

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Spooky Catering for a Halloween Wedding

Spooky Catering for a Halloween Wedding

The popularity of Halloween themed weddings continues to grow year on year. With All Hallows Eve fast approaching here are some spectacular tips on making your spooky wedding spectacular.

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Party Themes and Events that Work Great with a Hog Roast

Party Themes and Events that Work Great with a Hog Roast

We know Devon loves to party and as Hog Roasts become more and more popular at events across Devon we thought we would put a list together of some great themes and events that work really well with the traditional Hog Roast!

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Catering Ideas for your Autumn Wedding

Autumn is a great time to have a wedding, the sun is often still shining into the evening, the trees are starting to change for picture perfect backdrops and some great produce comes into season for hearty autumnal fayre, Wedding catering at it's best!

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Why is it called a Wedding Breakfast?

Why is it called a Wedding Breakfast?

Wedding Breakfasts have been part of the traditional wedding day for a very long time. A meal that is shared with all the friends and family that have come together to share your special day, depending on your wedding venue and wedding caterer the wedding breakfast can be a selection of your favourite foods or the...

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Our Pick: North Devon Wedding Venues

Our Pick: North Devon Wedding Venues

Devon Catering has provided an incredible assortment of catering options to North Devon wedding venues and we know that a great menu plus great food means a memorable wedding for you and all your guests, so here is a roundup of some of our favourite North Devon wedding venues.

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Our Pick: Mid Devon Wedding Venues

Our Pick: Mid Devon Wedding Venues

Devon is one of the most beautiful counties in England and is becoming increasingly popular with couples throughout the UK looking for a combination of amazing venues, spectacular scenery and inventive reliable caterers to create their perfect wedding day. Mid Devon has a host of incredible wedding venues, Castles and Country Homes,...

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Traditional Devon Food For a Wedding

Traditional Devon Food For a Wedding

For many brides and grooms their wedding is about celebrating who they are and their unique story. More and more brides and grooms are turning to the food served at their wedding to help tell that story, whether it is a reflection of the food of their childhood to celebrate where they grew up, or as a reminder of where they met. The food served...

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How to Host a Stress Free Party

How to Host a Stress Free Party

So you have been asked, or have decided, to throw a party! Fantastic, everyone loves a party apart from perhaps the host as hosting...

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How to Choose a Wedding Caterer

If there is one thing that guests remember about a wedding it is the food! That’s is why your wedding caterer is so important, a good wedding caterer will match your style and your budget to give you great food with flair for your special day.

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Can I have a Hog Roast as my Wedding Breakfast?

Can I have a Hog Roast as my Wedding Breakfast?

Yes of course you can have a Hog Roast for your wedding breakfast. It is your wedding and many Brides choose this option as it is delicious and fits within most wedding budgets. If you have a...

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