Wedding Caterers in Hampshire and Dorset

Engaging a wedding catering business takes away all the stress of providing your guests with first class, delicious food that will add so much to your special day.

Planning is essential, and a specialist wedding caterer will provide you with many options not just for your formal sit down wedding breakfast and dinner, but also perhaps a relaxed barbeque or buffet. And of course you can also discuss and plan for any special dietary requirements that your guests may have.

Here’s some great wedding caterers based in Hampshire and Dorset from places like Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Weymouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...

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Featured Wedding Caterers in Hampshire and Dorset

Be Our Guest Today

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Be Our Guest provides the finishing touches to your events. We supply various items to make your celebrations memorable - not only for you, but also your guests! Bespoke packages can be tailored to cater for every hiring need.

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Cake Me Crazy

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Buffets and Cakes

Whether you have a big event in the diary, planning a work meeting or just taking a day out with the family, we can take care of the food for you. Our buffets are offered with a selection of freshly made treats, sandwiches, snacks and cakes.

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Hampshire Wine School

Visit the Hampshire Wine School website  Visit the Facebook page for Hampshire Wine School 

We run super fun and educational Wine, Sparkling Wine, Champagne, Beer, Port, Gin, Rum and Whisky Tastings, as well as Wine & Food Pairing Courses and Cocktail-Making Workshops in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire for people who enjoy their tipple of choice and would like to learn more about it. No previous tasting experience is necessary. Voted "Best Hen Dos" by the UK Wedding Magazine in both 2019 and 2021. Awarded 10 Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor since 2017 for both our Southampton and Winchester Schools! Specialising in entertaining hen and stag dos.

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Leweston Enterprises

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A historic Manor house set in 46 acres of stunning landscaped gardens with unrivalled views of the Dorset countryside beyond. The imposing Manor offers flexible spaces that will make your day unique and memorable.

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Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This final instalment in our three-part guide - check back over the last two Fridays if you missed one and two - answers your final questions!

Posted: 20 May 2022

Wedding Wine Guide Q&A with Sarah Knowles part two!

Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This is the second part in our three part guide, check back here every Friday to have these questions answered!

Posted: 13 May 2022

Expert tips for elevating your drinks offering

From cocktail stations to party favours, David Cooper from glassware company Forever Crystal shares his top tips on how to get creative with your drinks on the big day. Here are four inspiration ideas for your wedding drinks and toast with something special when you say, 'I do'! Signature cocktails: While you might want to give your guests an open bar, hiring bar staff and footing the bill can end up being an expensive gesture. One way to sidestep this added cost while still providing some free refreshment is to make your own batch of signature cocktails. Choose two mixed drinks or cocktails that you know your guests love and stock up on plenty of ingredients before the big day. For a spring or summer wedding, mixed drinks like Pimm's and lemonade or gin and elderflower tonic are great options, especially as you can provide bowls of fruit and mint leaves to use as a garnish.

Posted: 5 May 2022

Wedding Wine Guide Q&A with Sarah Knowles part one!

Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? Read our three part guide over the next three weeks (check back here every Friday) to have these questions answered!

Posted: 3 May 2022

Award nomination for Dorset caterers

A big Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding high five to Dorset-based Mobile BBQ & Catering. Specialists in providing a range of top quality food for weddings and events, the company has been recognised in the Corporate Livewire South England Prestige Awards 2021/2022. The awards honour small and medium-sized businesses proven to be the best in their field. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the company, which was founded in 1992. Thrilled owner Sayed Soliman says, "I was nominated by a guest from a function I catered for so I had no idea about the award."

Posted: 8 March 2022

Ring in the New Year - bottoms up!

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Pinkster is locally grown and distilled in Cambridgeshire, Mermaid is crafted in the sea air of the Isle of Wight, Aviation American Gin is produced under Ryan Reynolds' watchful eye in Portland, Oregon and Jaisalmer Gin, inspired by the imperial age of Maharajas and Maharanis has flown all the way from Jaisalmer, India!

Posted: 28 December 2021

Five tips on how to ensure your caterer is acting sustainably

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Tania Burton, the founder of a sustainable, family-run luxury wedding and event catering business Ginger Snap (https://www.ginger-snap.co.uk/), shares 5 ways to ensure your wedding catering is delicious and beautifully presented without harming the environment.

Posted: 2 November 2021

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Posted: 28 June 2021

It's World Cocktail Day - bottoms up!

World Cocktail Day is today, Thursday 13th May, and the expert mixologists at The Lakeside, a hospitality, wedding and events venue, have pulled together a selection of their favourite cocktails, coupled with a few interesting facts about each one.For any cocktail lover, World Cocktail Day is one of the best days in the social calendar, especially now bars and restaurants are reopening, it is the perfect time to read up on a new cocktail you are eager to try! The mixologists at the Lakeside have done all the hard work for you, so simply sit back, relax and fall in love with a new cocktail from the list below...

Posted: 13 May 2021

Tastebuds at the ready - check out Freezecakes!

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Posted: 16 April 2021