With wedding and event catering, it truly is a case of the proof being in the pudding! We could sit and talk to you for hours on end about how Abbotside Events can give you an event to remember, how our catering services are second to none, but don’t just take our word for it! Here is a selection of testimonials from our clients, so you can get the full picture and understand what we’re truly about.

Some reviews of Abbotside Events from 2017

Funeral catering for 300 – Hot roast beef and gammon, new potatoes, salads, followed by scones and cake

Everything was perfect!

The food and the service were excellent.

I didn't realise you were in the kitchen or I would have come through and said the same.

Thank you so much for fitting us in, it was very much appreciated, and we are truly grateful.

Kindest regards and many, many thanks Gail

Wedding catering – Afternoon tea for wedding breakfast, and hot beef sandwiches at night.

Ian and his team are fantastic! They provided the catering for our wedding which consisted of afternoon tea then spit roast beef butties in the evening. The food was fantastic, all our guests have been raving about how delicious every part of it was, Ian has been super helpful, and his team were complete professionals on the day and everything ran beautifully smoothly. I can't thank you guys enough, you were truly amazing

50th Wedding anniversary party – savoury and sweet finger buffet and bar
Thank you so much to the Abbotside for the wonderful buffet at my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Delicious food wonderfully presented and fantastic staff. Would certainly recommend.

Wedding catering – canapes, drinks reception, BBQ wedding breakfast followed by salted chocolate tart. Hog roast for evening food with a bar throughout the day and night
Hi Ian,

After a hectic weekend and the dispatch of the happy couple to their honeymoon also now safely completed I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the fantastic food you provided. In addition, the service we received from all your staff throughout the day was second to none; of note Hazel's skill as the Front of House Manager was pivotal in ensuring that everyone had a great day.

You should be very proud of your team and I would be grateful if you would pass on our thanks to them. Without their slick and professional input David and Joanna's wedding would not have been the success it very clearly was.

Best regards

P.S - I personally thought the green minty sauce was great - you did tell me what it was called, but after too many drinks I cannot remember its name. If it's not a 'trade secret' I would be grateful if you would send me the recipe for making it.

[It was Chimichurri sauce]

Wedding catering – bespoke vegetarian and vegan menu

We would like to thank you for the excellent service we received from you all. Everybody was most impressed with the way things went and the consideration that all your staff gave to us all. Please make sure that all your staff are made aware of this.

I would also like to add that the food was excellent. Everyone commented on this and was very impressed.

I would be more than willing to make a review or recommendation should you need this.

Best wishes

David, Ann, Sophie and Tom

Hog Roast and Bar

Hi Ian

Thank you so much for your message. We had the most amazing time and your bar and hog roast staff where fantastic, could not fault them. The food was delicious!

Thanks so much again and we will definitely be recommending you to all who ask.



Ox Roast for a wedding breakfast and evening food

Hi Ian,

Just a quick note to say thanks very much for doing the Ox Roast for our wedding the other week. It was absolutely fantastic, and the beef was delicious. Only problem is it makes me a bit sad about having to buy the poor quality beef from the supermarket from now on!

Roy was great, so please could you pass on our thanks to him as well?

Anyway - just wanted to say thanks, I know it was a bit of a hassle to fit us in, but it really did make the day for us. Everyone commented on how great it was.

If any other customers ever want to speak to someone who has had an ox before feel free to give them my details and I'll let them know how good it was.



Black Tie Ball for 300 guests – 3 course meal
Hi Ian,

Thank you to you and all your staff for yet another remarkable meal. I have had nothing but glowing comments about the food again. The staff were also great – nothing was too much trouble for them and the evening went without a hitch. Yes you are right - we are thinking of moving the ball into the rugby season and are looking at 29th September - are you available for that date and if so can you put us in the diary. We are looking to increase numbers to about 450 next year. Thank you once again for a faultless evening.

Best wishes Kate

Fun bespoke event catering – a medieval feast held in an old castle

Hello Ian

I've just made payment of the balance for the buffet and feast last Thursday. I wanted to thank you and all your staff for your professional service and - not least - for the quality of the food. I had many compliments on it from my customers, which is just what you want to hear!

The feast was grand - Louise and the girls were magnificent, always helpful and ready to bear with our nonsense. The little sauces were a particular triumph. The thing is, we probably won't have a feast next year, which is nothing to do with your part in it at all, just part of wider planning. However, I will definitely be in touch with you about providing a buffet for our Study Day again next year. The theme in 2018 will be Britain, so lots of traditional British food ides I guess!

Thanks again