Food For Thought . . .

Wedding Food Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Some say that your wedding food is the one thing that your guests will remember most from your big day!

Looking for something more relaxed? Then we have some simple favourites your guests will love. Are you looking for something more exciting? Then why not explore our menus from around the world?

Planning your wedding food should be fun, even if you and your partner aren’t foodies. It can be special and personalised to you both as a couple. There are endless dining options available at Manor Hill House. Our talented chef will sit down with you and one of the events team to discuss all the options best suited to your taste and vision for the day. Here are some of our favourite wedding food ideas . . .


At Manor Hill House we offer an extensive selection of hot and cold canapes. Our cold selection of canapes includes our delicious smoked chicken, mango, and dill filo tartlets and for fish lovers, smoked salmon on bruschetta topped with asparagus. If you’re looking for something a bit more hearty, how about our hot mini Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef and horseradish or our mini fish and chips served in cones?

If you choose to offer canapes to your guests following your ceremony you can select a number of different options to ensure there’s something for everyone!

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate” – Aland D. Wolfelt

The menus are designed to complement a fine food dining experience whilst offering a wide range of choices to suit every palate. Working with the best quality ingredients, we use local suppliers and seasonal produce wherever possible. The food is served with a modern twist and offers outstanding value.

Wedding Breakfast

Your wedding breakfast, which is your first meal as a newly married couple, is a great opportunity to provide some delicious and hearty food to energise your guests for the evening ahead.

If you’re looking for a formal meal, we suggest our three-course wedding breakfast, which could include prawns served in a Marie-rose sauce with smoked salmon and a lemon dressing, followed by crispy pork belly served with caramelised apples and a cider sauce and then a sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla cream.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed approach, why not consider our sharing roast banquets where a joint of locally sourced meat is placed on each table and carved by a nominated guest as selected by the newlyweds? Alternatively, our sharing platters, such as our BBQ and fish platters, are less formal and enable guests to select what they would like. All these sharing options come with bowls of sides served to the table, to create a homely sharing atmosphere.

Our chefs can also cater to a more bistro-style dining experience. This includes more of your pub favourites, such as locally sourced sausages with cheesy mashed potatoes, minted garden peas, and red onion gravy. We also love to offer a range of cuisines from around the world with dishes including lamb tagine with couscous or Jamaican jerk salmon served with callaloo and fried plantain.

Another of our many food options is our vintage afternoon tea where couples select a variety of finger sandwiches, wraps, and other savoury items followed by a selection of sweets or cakes.

Evening food

Similarly, we offer a wide range of evening wedding food ideas and options so you can select your favourite comfort food!

Our chef does some fantastic street food that is cooked in front of your guests to view, including our meat, seafood, and vegetable paellas. Our pizza oven is always a pleaser and we love how couples can have ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ pizzas with their selected toppings.

Alternatively, if you’re more of a hog roast or a pulled pork fan, we locally source our meat and serve these with apple sauce, stuffing and more.

 If you’d prefer a grazing style then you can build your own finger buffet or select a range of platters.

We understand eating away from home for some guests is perhaps a big challenge. Our chef is more than happy to discuss special dietary requirements to ensure all guests are made to feel comfortable, ensuring there is a suitable food option for every course.

Whether you’re a foodie or you just want to impress your guests, our chefs provide a wide range of choices that always pleases!

Please see our catering brochure for more details, but treat this as merely a guide, if you have any special requests our talented chef will work with you to look after these guests too.

Now let’s talk about food that can inspire your menu for your big day!

At Manor Hill, we want to turn your vision into a reality. To explore more wedding food ideas and see what we have to offer at our venue, please see our catering brochure or get in touch with us:

raspberry and honeycomb dessert
evening food pizza oven
mini fish and chip cones canapes
afternoon tea selection of sandwiches and cakes
reception drinks at wedding
selection of canapes wedding food
marshmallows to toast at the firepit
yorkshire pudding canapes
fresh pizza for evening food
chef preparing paella outdoors

Our exclusive use price covers

• Exclusive use of Manor Hill House from midday until midnight
• The Award-Winning Manor Hill events team, working with you in the lead up to your wedding day to ensure everything goes perfectly!
• Friendly waiting and bar staff to look after you throughout the day and night
• Beautiful flower wall and light up LOVE letters
• Ample car parking with an overflow car park if required
• Surround sound system and PA system for speeches
• Fully serviced all-day bar with hot beverages available
• Complimentary decor items
• A highly trusted recommended suppliers directory to help with accommodation, taxis, DJs, musicians, local hairdressers, make-up artists and much more
• All prices are inclusive of VAT

The exclusive use hire fee will vary depending on the day of the week, month and year. Get in touch for a personalised quotation for your wedding day.

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