nothing is too much trouble

Not ‘just’ caterers

When booking a venue with external caterers, often the task can seem quite daunting. That’s where we come in.

We have been catering for weddings and events for over 30 years and we’ll make sure the food is the talking point on the day, for all the right reasons! We use Cumbrian meat, local suppliers and well trained friendly local staff.

From the early planning stages developing the menu, to the big day itself, we’ll help you along the way. We have a fantastic kitchen team that can work in multiple venues with and without facilities to provide a restaurant quality meal.

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it’s what we do

Take away the stress

One of the key things we do is completely take away the stress from your wedding.

Speaking to couples after the wedding they often say that although the food was fantastic it is the little things that they notice, for example how friendly the staff are. The fact that someone looked after granny, dealt with awkward band members and generally kept the day flowing.

We’re on your side

Here to help

When planning a wedding you have to consider the possibility that something may go wrong and you need people on your side that care enough to sort it out.

We’ve had various incidents over the years which are never regarding the food. The brides car broke down on the way to the venue so we sent someone out to collect her, we’ve sewn buttons on, glued heels on, managed to get a generator at the last minute when a major storm left us without lights and heating. We even rescued the Bride’s dog from under the jetty!

If you book us for your wedding you’ll know that in adversity we will never say the immortal words “its not our problem”.

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What’s on the menu

Wedding Catering

From elegant canapés, sausage & mash, fillet steak, street food and everything in between. We have carefully curated menus for all tastes, styles and settings. Take a look at our scrumptious wedding menus but feel free to throw your own ideas at us and we can create a bespoke menu that gets you excited.

We offer wedding catering in Cheshire, Lake District, Lancashire, Yorkshire Dales and across the North West of England from our base in Cumbria’s Grange-over-Sands.

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Recent Weddings

Take a look at some of our recent weddings for inspiration and to see the wonderful feedback from the happy couples themselves.

We’ll go through the order of the day, all the details of the food and catering, and any other suppliers for the special day. Plenty of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!

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Wedding Venues

With years’ of experience planning weddings and events, we have a great relationship with some of the best venues across the county.

Take a look at some of our favourite wedding venues in The Lake District, beautiful wedding locations in Lancashire and across the North West.

Wedding Venues
  •   Just wanted to say a big thank you providing a lovely wedding breakfast for us at Newhouse Farm on 3rd June 2016. The salmon was particularly delicious. Thank you for handling all of our queries and last minute menu alterations in a respectful, polite and professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others. Thanks again. Richard and Natalie New House Barn - 3rd June 2016

    Richard & Natalie
  • Sula & Rich - Paddock Barn - 12th January 2019 Apologies our thank you cards are a little belated, it was very easy to go from wedding day to honeymoon straight back to normal life! Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on our wedding day, the food was really amazing, we had so many compliments and it was everything we had hoped for! The staff were fantastic on the day, and everything came out perfectly. All the best, Sula and Rich xxx  

    Sula & Rich
  • What a splendid meal, canapes etc you provided for Lisa and Robins wedding on Saturday.  Everything was carried out in a calm and unobtrusive manner.  First class service.  The carving at the tables was a great idea.  we have received nothing but good reports from all the guests. Thank you for all your help and attention. We can thoroughly recommend your company. Best wishes 19th October 2013 - Sedbergh

    David & Mary Holden
  • I meant to email you earlier in the week but it has been a bit hectic here for one reason & another. I just wanted to let you know that we all thoroughly enjoyed the event and the venue was superb. The food was absolutely first class and we appreciated how nice & hot it was. Not always the case with catering on this scale. Please pass on our appreciation to everyone involved and also our best wishes for a restful/relaxing Christmas & a Happy New Year. Kind regards Tim Dobie STL Technology Solutions - 9th December 2016

    Christmas Parties 2016
  • I just wanted to say thank you for a lovely lunch on Tuesday, we had a fabulous day despite the iffy weather!                      Thank you again Sarah Lister - CLA North - Regional Administrator 19th October 2016 - Leighton Hall

    CLA Lunch
  • "Dear Charlotte & Team, Thank you all for working so hard for our wedding day to run so seamlessly. The food was delicious and even better than the tasting! Best wishes, Sophia & Andrew x" New House Farm - 26th October 2021

    Andrew & Sophia
  • "To Charlotte and the team. Thank you so much for some absolutely amazing food and such fantastic service from each of you these past two days. It was wonderful having you a part of our wedding. All of our guests commented on what fantastic food they had. You have helped make it so special and perfect. Lots of Love, Mr and Mrs Sayer xx" Natalie & Ben - 28 May 2021

    Natalie & Ben
  • Caroline & Matt - Longlands - 28/9/19 Dear Charlotte and the team, Thank you so much for doing the catering at our wedding in September. Charlotte you were absolutely brilliant with all the organising ahead of the day and we're so pleased we decided to go with you after the initial meeting we had in crook! The actual food on the day was so delicious which meant we didn't end up leaving our table to say hello to our guests! Whoops! Whenever we talk to people about the wedding they mention the food, particularly the lamb and that Mac and Cheese! BIG compliments to the chef!! Thank you also to all your wonderful waiting on staff who worked so hard to make the day run smoothly (sorry for any glitches that arose on the day, like the timings!) We really appreciate all your efforts and will definitely be recommending you to anyone else we know getting married in the are! Many thanks again, Caroline & Matt xx

    Caroline & Matt
  • Hi Charlotte, I've actioned this with our accounts department. Thanks so much for all you did to make Friday a success. Andy came away singing the praises of Karen Rhodes Catering and said you were world class! Thanks again for everything Danielle 19th July 2019

    Message Trust Charity Ball
  • "To Charlotte, Victoria & the team, We just wanted to say thank you so so much for everything you did to give us the most perfect day. It completely exceeded our expectations and the food was amazing!!! Out guests are still talking about it weeks later and a fair few said it was the best steak they've had. We loved everything, all the canapes were delicious, the fish and chips and halloumi were perfect too. All the staff were so lovely and Victoria did the most amazing job of organising everything so we didn't have to think about anything. We wish we could do it all again so we'll have to treat ourselves to a dine in box as second best. Thank you again, you've been fabulous!" Rachel & Steven - Sept 2021

    Rachel & Steven
  • "Charlotte, We just wanted to say again a huge thank you for this weekend. The food was amazing and so many people came up to us and said it was the best food they’ve had at a wedding. It really helped make the day extra special for us too. Thanks so much again!" Helen & Joe - December 2021

    Helen & Joe
  • Lucy Cotter's (Sky News) phone call following her wedding in a marquee at home.

    Lucy
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