2/02/2021 | Wedding
The Ultimate Wedding Venue in Surrey for Food Loving Couples
Couples looking to dine on an exquisite wedding menu should search for wedding venues with a passion for serving unrivalled food and drink.
Your search for the ultimate wedding venue will generally start with a venue style and location, but if you’re a food loving couple or you want to treat your guests to an unforgettable wedding menu, searching for wedding venues with a passion for serving exquisite food, should be at the top of your list. Here at Farnham Castle we’re lucky enough to have our own in-house team of expert chefs; an experienced and talented team who adore creating delicious wedding menus, sourcing the finest of local ingredients and serving modern, British cuisine. Below, we’re sharing all the reasons why we’re so proud of how we create and serve food at your Farnham Castle Wedding.
Mouth-watering Wedding Menus
We like to give our wedding planning couples the option to choose a menu that is both suited to the style of their wedding and their budget. Some couples believe that the food and drink they serve their guests is the most important factor of their wedding reception and want the ultimate experience. Others are more focussed on certain elements of the menu and wines served and may insist on serving only Champagne, or perhaps adding surprise courses to their menu, such as a palate cleanser sorbet shot or local cheeses, before (or after) dessert. Our beautifully created menus have been designed with you in mind and offer a variety of well-known dishes, but elevated with a twist.
“We are blessed with being able to grow a selection of our own fresh, organic, seasonal produce here at Farnham Castle” says Head Chef, Simon Lloyd. “Our gardeners nurture and grow colourful vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers throughout the whole year which enhance our varied menus. Their hard work enables me and my team to produce fresher, healthier and more vibrant food, with enhanced flavours, for all our guests.”
We offer couples the opportunity to choose between three menu styles at Farnham Castle. Each menu has been designed to offer the ultimate dining experience and is served to your timings, depending on how long you wish to spend dining before your evening celebrations. However, each and every one of our menus are fully adaptable and our team would be more than happy to discuss adding to or creating any dish to suit your requirements. We advise our couples to study our menus and chat with family members to decide which courses will be best suited to their wedding breakfast.
Unique Food Ideas
Weddings tend to be full of tradition, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but why not seek to make your own traditions by introducing an additional course to your menu, or planning an extra special evening menu for your guests?
“I’ve worked in the Farnham Castle kitchens for the past 17 years and in that time we’ve produced thousands of unique and spectacular dishes based around our menus and adapted to suite the style of our couples” says Simon. “I love exploring new ideas and never tire of creating new dishes. It gives the team so much pleasure to hear the amazing feedback about the food we create and serve here at Farnham Castle”
Our team of chefs are whole heartedly dedicated to ensuring that every guest feels they have had an amazing dining experience.
Our menus offer a variety of dishes that everyone will love; from individual wellington of beef with buttered savoy and game chips to a spiced loin of monkfish with cumin crusted scallops, tiger prawns with chile and coconut masala, teamed with the most delicious starters and desserts.
“The BEST wedding food ever! So many compliments from our guests. The chefs at the castle are amazing”
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For evening guests, we have a variety of exciting choices on our menu. Our Paella, cooked in front of your guests is a real conversation starter, and if you’re planning on spending your honeymoon in Thailand, why not get a taste of the Far East by opting for our Street Food, cooked fresh, right in front of your eyes? For obvious reasons, our Wood-Fired Pizza oven is one of our most popular options and during the winter months we’re sure your guests would welcome Churros with a hot chocolate!
Wines and Champagnes
There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion than with a toast; whether that be a vintage Champagne, a bespoke cocktail or a fine wine. We’re very passionate about what we serve our guests here at Farnham Castle and our team are here to help you choose and pair the perfect drinks to complement the flow of your day.
Typically, couples will opt to celebrate their marriage with Champagne on the Great Lawn or in our Stone Hall following their wedding ceremony. However, for the Wedding Breakfast, we like couples to study our wine menu and taste a variety of different wines at our Tasting Events – a special food and wine menu tasting experience, designed to help you make perfect decisions in advance of your big day.
We work with a team of wine specialists, and recommend the perfect wines to pair with your menu choices, and if you’re after something unique to add to your evening celebration, why not consider one of our speciality bars? Our own team of wedding specialists will be able to guide you through your options.
We love helping couples celebrate their wedding day at Farnham Castle, and we know that food and drink is an important factor to consider. If you feel unsure about what to serve your guests, or you can’t decide between our menu options, perhaps you’d allow us to share our recommendations, based on the season, or what you both love to eat? Our wedding specialists and Chef Simon himself would be delighted to share their advice with you, regardless of whether you’re choosing cool canapés, a mouth-watering chocolate dessert or anything in-between.
“The food served at our wedding was out of this world!! We had compliments from guests for the rest of the evening and we can’t thank the Head Chef enough for his incredible creativity and the choice that Farnham Castle have to offer on their menus”
Abi & Jon, May 2019
Our Service and Hospitality
We pride ourselves on the presentation and service of our food. Our friendly and professional Castle-trained waiting staff reflect our Farnham Castle values. When it comes to hospitality, we have years of experience here at Farnham Castle. Our teams are with you all day long; from the delivery of your brunch hamper (with bubbles) to the Gatehouse in the morning, to your night-cap poured before you drift off to our dreamy Guildford Suite, and not forgetting the Farnham Castle breakfast served with a view from our Library the following morning. We are specialists when it comes to planning every detail of your wedding and when it comes to tasting our food, you’ll be delighted you chose Farnham Castle.