Weddings & Civil Partnerships

Aniseed Catering’s wedding service, creates truly memorable weddings and civil partnership celebrations, with creativity, perfect planning and attention to every detail.

We are experts in wedding catering and believe in working closely with our clients, from your initial consultation we work with you to design a unique, tailor made celebration. Whether it be an exciting extravaganza or low-key affair, Aniseed Catering is committed to providing our clients with a comprehensive wedding catering service culminating in a truly memorable, perfectly planned stress free day.

additional catering options:

Aniseed Catering’s experienced wedding team can choreograph an array of additional wedding options from:

  • Furniture hire
  • Marquee hire
  • Mobile bar hire
  • Floral displays
  • Wedding cakes

Wedding menu solutions are tailored to your individual requirements and ranging from fantastic canapés receptions, wedding breakfasts, hot or cold fork buffets, bbq’s or indulgent afternoon tea menus all are designed to give you both choice and flexibility in the style of food and service.

We offer a free consultation and quoting service; along with wedding menu tasting that takes place in our production kitchens or at your chosen venue.

A brief selection of previous wedding menus can be seen below.

bespoke service

We offer a bespoke service where our Chef and Event Managers like to meet with couples to answer any questions, discuss foods, flavours, service styles and budget, enabling us to design a menu around your favourite foods. A tasting is then arranged for you to sample your menu choices.

Our aim for your Big Day is that you have friendly faces who have been involved in your day from start to finish whilst delivering your expectations.

sample menu

Download a list of menu samples from previous Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. Please do not hesitate to contact us and together we can plan a bespoke menu to suit your requirements, whatever they may be.

contact us on 07941 523779

to discuss your event catering requirements and obtain a free no-obligation quote

  • Katie and James (Hamswell House 30th April 2016)

    I want to apologise for the length of time it has taken for us to thank you, but we do want to say a massive thank you!

    You were so much help through the planning stage, setting up the day before and on the day, going above and beyond our expectations.

    All our guests said how much they enjoyed the food and they were really impressed with the canapes which really looked brilliant!

    Good luck for all you future events, we will be sure to recommend you.

    Katie and James (Hamswell House 30th April 2016)

  • Kelly and Ryan, Maunsel House

    Planning our own wedding was very overwhelming and food was such an important part of our big day and we needed to get it right. From our first meeting with Aniseed Catering, we knew we were on to something special. Sian and one of the most talented chef’s (Colin) came up with some wonderful, creative and different ideas for our wedding meal. Our food tasting confirmed our good feelings about Aniseed Catering – what fantastic looking food, so wonderfully cooked and so delicious. Service on the day was done so with smiles and our guests were very impressed with the whole experience. I would very much recommend Aniseed Catering. Thank you for making our wedding day so special. We love you guys and your food was Perfect.

    Kelly and Ryan, Maunsel House

  • Newly Weds Mr & Mrs Adam Dawson, Hamswell House

    “Aniseed Catering were fantastic from the off. Their speed of response to our first enquiry through to delivery on the day itself made an otherwise challenging and potentially stressful key element to our wedding day the tastiest and well-presented wedding breakfast we could have asked for. Many wedding guests on the day itself, and since, have praised highly the food enjoyed which is music to our ears. Colin’s flare in the kitchen and Sian, Rachel and the rest of the team’s experience and professionalism shone through as did their patience, understanding and excellent communication skills throughout the planning stage.”

    Newly Weds Mr & Mrs Adam Dawson, Hamswell House

  • Ian and Ceire – Wedding Maunsel House

    Having worked with Colin and Sian on a location TV job before, Aniseed was always going to be my first and only choice for our wedding. The relaxed and laid back approach to things entirely hides the fantastic organisation that just makes everything flow seamlessly on the day.

    As our backgrounds are South African and Irish we wanted the food to reflect a combination of the two. Colin’s menu did this and exceptional quality of the food and service provided has been commented on by everyone who attended.

    While other suppliers struggled with a wedding between Christmas/New Year during the wettest December on record Aniseed came through and excelled in every regard and I would highly recommend them and look forward to working (eating) with them again soon.

    Ian and Ceire - Wedding Maunsel House

  • Bel & Luke, Parents House

    Aniseed Catering were brilliant from the start. Sian and Colin made us feel completely relaxed about the food for our wedding, even though we weren’t completely sure what we wanted. They worked to our budget and made great suggestions to make our money go as far as possible. Communication was perfect and we never had a moment’s worry about any detail of our catering plan. The food was beautifully presented and lots of our guests commented on how delicious everything was; we had a barbecue followed by a simple but very effective evening buffet. All of the staff were courteous, kind and above all very professional. The reception was at our family home so it was not the most straightforward logistically, but it was extremely important that all our suppliers were sensitive and careful to look after the space. Aniseed also excelled in this respect and after the wedding you would not have known that they had been there. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Aniseed again, or recommend them to anyone else looking for versatile caterers producing delicious food. Thank you Sian, Colin and your brilliant team.

    Bel & Luke, Parents House

  • Becky & Leroy, Wedding at Elmgrove Community Hall

    Aniseed Catering provided a hot buffet for my wedding reception in October 2012. The team were very friendly and professional, coped with everything I threw at them, and made the most fantastic food. I really appreciated meeting with Colin before the wedding to talk food and the joys of catering for vegans, and I came away feeling very confident that I had made the right choice. The front of house team were fab, I only vaguely mentioned to Sian that I’d hired vintage plates for the evening because I’d loved the swallow plates they had on their website but she remembered this and ensured that my table was laid with the vintage swallow plates, such a lovely touch. Above all I really loved the fact that I felt that Aniseed had listened to everything I had said and ensured that the food provided was exactly what I’d asked for. I wasn’t made to feel like they knew best, although they probably do! And everything was tailored to what my husband and I were looking for.

    Thanks once again, we were so so pleased with how it all went and all our guests were raving about the food

    Becky & Leroy, Wedding at Elmgrove Community Hall

  • Andy & Kylie , Tipi Events

    Many thanks to you, Sian, Colin and Stu. Stu was a great choice to manage the event on the day (and quite popular with a few of the women at the event, I’ve been told) and Sian and Colin’s suggestions and advice have been invaluable throughout the whole planning process.

    I’ve had lots of compliments about the food on the day, and a number of people have also said how nice it was to have a menu that involved passing dishes and created some interaction with the other people on the table, so I think we did a good job there. The only disappointment for me was that because of the tension of the day (and just how busy I was) I didn’t really get to enjoy the food as much as the guests… at least I had the tastings though!

    Sian and Colin were instrumental in making our festival-style wedding a great success. Colin created a delicious menu that fit our idea of what we wanted perfectly, and Sian helped us arrange a wine supplier and organise crockery, serving dishes and linen that really complemented the event. The staff that Aniseed used on the day provided great service and looked after the hospitality without us needing to get involved at all. Without a doubt, if we ever organise a catered event again Aniseed will be the first people we call.

    Andy & Kylie , Tipi Events

  • Lorraine Stuart, Doynton Village Hall

    Colin, Sian and the team and aniseed catering were very accommodating in helping us with the catering for our blessing. After getting married abroad my husband and I wanted to celebrate in style without having to be too involved in arranging the day. Sian was an absolute star, even though she had just had a baby the level of service that she provided was excellent, you would never have known, it was business as usual. Her professionalism shone through every step of the way, nothing was too much trouble, I personally think that her and the team went over and above to help create the perfect day for us. It was the little things that really helped such as ordering in the linens for the tables, helping to set up the day before and offering to serve the drinks on arrival. The day went smoothly and I felt that I could enjoy the day as I knew that the day was safe in her hands.

    Colin was so creative in his approach, he helped us plan the two menus for the day; an afternoon cream team in the day and roast pork rolls with all the trimmings in the evening. We had a couple of special requests as we had particular dietary requirements within the group, catering for them was never too much trouble. The coeliac that attended even said that it was the best quiche that she had ever tasted!

    I can’t recommend Aniseed Catering enough, they are a small business that will go out of their way to please the customer. They made us feel that we weren’t just another number, like some of the bigger companies do. The personalised service is the one thing that I would say is a credit to them, in the planning stages they knew our budget and they respected that.

    Thanks once again to Colin, Sian and all of the team at Aniseed Catering, everybody loved the food although some people did say it was a bit too much. If that was the only complaint I’m sure you can live with that! ????

    Lorraine Stuart, Doynton Village Hall

  • Matthew & Sarah, Westbury-on-Trym village hall

    Thank you for the amazing work that you have done to help give us a memorable wedding day. The food was simply outstanding and the amount of compliments we received throughout the day and since is testament to that (especially considering Sarah and some of the guests are chefs themselves). Nothing has been any trouble for you and the complete flexibility that you offered to develop the menu meant we were able to have exactly what we wanted. During the wedding breakfast all food was served piping hot, tasted great and the waitresses were so helpful and friendly; there was certainly plenty of extra little touches that made everything that much more special. Similarly on the evening buffet the food served was phenomenal. Not only did it also great taste but everything was so fresh and plentiful. I would have no reservations in using Aniseed again or recommending to anyone, you are a great team that are able to deliver with the highest quality and care.

    Matthew & Sarah, Westbury-on-Trym village hall

  • Claire & Matthew, Wedding at Maunsel House

    Matthew and I were absolutely delighted by the food you created for our wedding at Maunsel House. So many people commented on how great it was – ‘melt in your mouth venison’ (quoted by my 88 year old grandmother!) And even I ate everything despite being the jittery bride!! I will and already have recommended you to others.

    Claire & Matthew, Wedding at Maunsel House

  • Andy & David, Maunsel House

    We recently worked with Aniseed for our Somerset based wedding. We wanted a menu that encouraged our many foodie guests to share and actively take part in the meal, something a little different from the usual wedding food. The team at Aniseed put together an incredible menu, bursting with seasonal, locally sourced, summer flavour from the starter to the desserts. They included lots of sharing plates and a main course that required a carving ‘chef’ at each table, which got our entire guest laughing, chatting and getting stuck in. Both front of house and in the kitchen, we could not have worked with a better team for our big day or achieved a more exquisite foodie treat.

    Andy & David, Maunsel House

  • Chris and Carol Williams, Parents of Simon & Anna

    The wedding was better than we could possibly have hoped for and your catering contributed to this in no small part. The food was delicious and much praised by the guests and the preliminary preparations and serving were carried out with efficiency and courtesy.

    Thank you for your part in making the day such a success.

    Chris and Carol Williams, Parents of Simon & Anna

  • Steph & Andy, Hamswell House

    “Just wanted to say HUGE thanks for everything you provided at our wedding. I’ve had nothing but compliments on the catering and service provided – it was just fantastic. Not just on the day but in the whole run up all of you were so supportive and got exactly what we wanted, we couldn’t ask for anything more and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Aniseed in future.”

    Steph & Andy, Hamswell House

  • Beth & Jason, Springhead

    Jason and I both want to pass on our sincere thanks for the most amazing wedding food either of us have ever had. All of our guests have made a point of contacting us since the wedding and all have commented on how glorious the food was.

    Jason and I came to your office nearly a year ago with very little idea about planning a wedding meal, through your expert guidance and eternal patience we created together a menu that was well balanced and perfectly personal to Jason and me.

    In the months and weeks leading up to the wedding you were always at the end of the phone to answer all of my questions, even if they had nothing to do with the meal! Your calm manner allowed me to relax and completely trust your professionalism and you did not let me down.

    On the eve of the wedding you and your team quietly and calmly worked round the excited wedding preparations, nothing was too much trouble, every one of my requests were acted on without question. On the day you and your team exuded calmness, always smiling. When the food was brought to the tables I was stunned at how perfect every single plate looked, from the top table to the last. Each course had the personnel touches we had discussed all those months before, many of which I had forgotten but you had not! I particularly loved the edible flowers garnishing our delicate dessert. Jason and I have already decided that we will hire springhead again for his 40th (which is not so many years away) I look forward to working with you again then.

    Once again many thanks for helping to give Jason and me a perfect day!

    Beth & Jason, Springhead

  • Anna & Simon

    “The wedding was better than we could possibly have hoped for and your catering contributed to this in no small part. The food was delicious and much praised by the guests and the preliminary preparations and serving were carried out with efficiency and courtesy. Thank you for your part in making the day such a success”

    Anna & Simon 30th July 2016