Wedding Catering

Wedding planning & catering – how to create your perfect day

Sample wedding menus What wedding wine?

Congratulations on your engagement! Planning your wedding can be a lot of work and Gourmet Foods is here to help take away some of the stress of arranging such an important event.

With over 25 years’ experience in catering for weddings, the experts at Gourmet Foods are extremely knowledgeable and your ideal partners for planning your special day. Every wedding is unique and using our experience, we can listen to your ideas and guide you in formulating plans for your special day, ensuring timings, menus, staffing and all the other details run smoothly.

All of us at Gourmet Foods enjoy helping to make your wedding day truly special. Following one of our most recent weddings we received a letter with just a few words to describe our service: Professional, efficient, delicious, fun and friendly staff. The newlyweds also thanked us for the major role we had played in their wedding day.

Here are just a few things you may want to start thinking about when planning a wedding, all of which Gourmet Foods can help you with:

Flowers – When you have decided on the venue, people and tables you need to provide flowers for, you should consider whether you want to use only seasonal flowers and if they need to match a colour theme. Another consideration is the amount of room you will have on the table, so whether you have a low arrangement or something with height. We have seen some very novel ideas such as using teapots full of wild flowers and even a beach scene this year.

Venue – Would you like to book an event in a hall, stately home, a barn or museum? We can hire in all the necessary tables and chairs to help you. Are you looking to put a marquee in your garden or field? A good marquee company will help to guide you through this process with advice on power, toilet facilities and equipment.

Photographer – How long to want the photographer to attend and do you want formal or informal pictures or a mixture of the two? Do you want a video of the day? One good idea is to use a disposable camera on each table to capture those special moments.

Wines – Your wine selection can be made by pairing it with what you will be serving for your main course, or considering the time of year and choosing accordingly. You need to make sure that you don’t run out of wine, so don’t forget to calculate how much wine you need per adult guest (our experts will provide guidance on this).

We trust this brief list will get you started and assist you with your planning!

Remember: No two couples are the same and no two weddings should be either, so don’t be afraid to put your own individual stamp on the day to truly make it yours!

Cate and Pete’s wedding

Thank you very much for all your time and hardwork over the last few days, weeks and months leading up to Cate and Pete’s wedding.

I want to thank you and your team for your efficiency and professionalism, you were a pleasure to work. The food was highly praised throughout the day, not only by the wedding guests but also the suppliers - those puddings were a treat for us!

After seeing Cate and Pete on Sunday it was clear the wedding was everything they wanted it to be and more and that couldn't have been achieved without you.


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Looking for recommendations for local wedding suppliers?

With many years’ experience planning and catering for weddings in Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick and the surrounding areas, we have come to know many suppliers of wedding services very well. As part of our wedding planning services, we regularly work with the following suppliers and are pleased to recommend them should you be currently planning your own wedding.


Passion for Flowers – Karen Morgan


Shoots Florist



Underwood Wines – Nick Underwood

Marquee Hire

The Perfect Marquee and Event Company – Tom Osbourne


Marquee Leisure – Andrew

Wedding Cakes

Alisons’s Bakery

These preferred suppliers represent only a small selection of the types of services that you may need to book for your wedding. Whether you invite 20 or 100+ guests you want your special day to be perfect and with our local knowledge and experience, we will be able to advise you on the best suppliers for your plans and budget.

To discuss catering for your wedding or to see how we can help you to plan your special day, contact Gourmet Foods today by calling 01564 775 268 or email for a fast response.