There’s something inherently wonderful about summer weddings; the longer lighter evenings are the perfect backdrop for celebration and dancing into the night. We love creating personalised summer wedding menus that celebrate the bounty of fresh produce in season and incorporate some of the favourites of the happy couple.
Natalie and Damian chose Cornwell Manor for their wedding in August 2018, a 2,000-acre estate in the Cotswolds located near Chipping Norton on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire borders. The manor house is the spectacular centrepiece of the estate, which includes a magnificent walled garden, tennis courts, a sauna and a heated swimming pool. You can get married onsite at the historic church that dates back to Norman times, opt for a civil ceremony in the ornate ballroom or even have a lakeside blessing.
We created a menu bursting with summer flavours for the couple and their guests. We started with a round of unforgettable canapés, including our signature scotch eggs that we receive no end of requests for. Roast chicken is a perennial crowd-pleaser, served alongside delicate sea trout that is at its best during the summer months. There were three options of main course available, followed by a selection of temptingly naughty desserts, including our rich chocolate tart with crunchy salted peanuts. With the celebrations continuing on into the night, we served up hearty roast beef sandwiches to the revellers.
Slow Roasted Tomato, Aubergine & Buffalo Mozzarella Basil Bruschetta
Slow Roasted Tomato & Aubergine Basil Bruschetta
Scotch Eggs & Coleman’s Dressing
Free Range Chicken, Roasted Garlic & Pink Peppercorn Crushed New Potatoes, Tarragon Jus
Pan Fried Sea Trout, Samphire & Caper Butter Sauce
Tomato, Pepper & Black Olive Ragu, Parmesan Polenta
Served with Artisan Breads & Butter
Chocolate Tart, Salted Caramel Peanuts & Pouring Cream
Rhubarb & Custard Tart
Dairy Free, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Bluebird Co Tea & Monsoon Estates Coffee
10 Hour Slow Cooked Blade of Beef, Bacon & Romesco in a Bap
If you’re planning your own summer wedding in the Cotswolds, our events team would love to talk food with you. We’re experts in the delicate flavours of the season and specialise in creating artisan menus that fit with your vision. Talk to the events team on 01608 645503, or email us.