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The Willows Blog

Select the Perfect Food and Drink for Your Event

Outdoor lunch event catering


Selecting the right food and drink for your event will enhance the outcome of your function immeasurably. The Willows makes tailoring a menu to suit your occasion enjoyable and manageable. With an extensive versatile menu that is designed to suit a range of budgets, you will be sure to achieve the right culinary balance for your event.

When you come to make your selections, it can help to consider the following:

To What Degree is the Food and Drink a Feature in Your Event?

Will dining be a focal point or a stylish backdrop?

If dining presents an opportunity for guests to sit and exchange focused conversation, you may choose a sit-down menu. A formal dining experience can bring the key features of the event together, ensuring you meet the outcomes you were hoping for.

If you feel your guests will be most comfortable being seated while dining, providing them with this option is important. The Willows takes great pride in offering an exceptional sit-down dining menu.

If your event centres on encouraging guests to mingle, floating entrees make a perfect accompaniment to social drinks. Cocktail packages can be delivered to suit your budget, ranging from the standard right through to the extravagance package.

These options include a mouth-watering array of finger foods, which draw on an inspiring range of culinary influences.

Canapes, light finger foods, fine wines, quality ales, and stylish cocktails are all yours to consider when you make your selection. Non-alcoholic beverages, including a variety of quality teas, artisan coffee, and inspired mocktails are also an excellent addition to your drinks list.

Buffet Bonanza

A Buffet can make feeding a larger amount of guests affordable, as well as giving them the chance to sample a range of culinary delights. The Buffet arrangement also encourages mingling, allowing for a fun, sociable dining experience. Buffet menus can be tailored upon request, ensuring that the balance of cuisine on offer meets the needs of your guests.

The Willows also specialises in the following dining packages:

·         A luxuriant brunch, perfect for bridal showers, birthdays or reunions

·         A Valentines menu for an unforgettable romantic indulgence

·         A step back in time with an elegant high tea

·         A mouth-watering Barbeque menu including quality seafood and salads.

You may also choose a combination of the above, perhaps floating canapes to start, and a buffet dessert to finish. To discuss the perfect culinary accompaniment for your event, please contact us and we can take you through your options.


Special Considerations


When choosing your menu it is essential to take into account the known dietary requirements of your guests and make room for some unexpected ones as well. If your event has a cultural component, menus can be tailored to reflect these influences.

A fusion menu, combining the elements of the exotic with western traditions is also a great way of meeting many tastes, and a popular contemporary option.

Providing a range of vegetarian cuisine is important, as well gluten free options for guests who may have food sensitivities.

Contact us, and we can talk through your options for a memorable culinary experience at The Willows.

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