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Featured :   13 / 08 / 19

Coco Wedding Venues

We contributed to the beautiful Coco Wedding Venues blog recently. Curated by founder Emma Hla, this style-focused wedding venue directory and blog is a great first port of call when searching for your perfect wedding venue.

Wedding planner extraordinaire Katrina Otter picked our collective brains on all aspects of planning the catering for your big day. The result? A wealth of wedding planning advice. Find out more including setting your catering budget and our top trend predictions for 2020 here.

Wedding Catering Tips

Do you want to speak to one of our capable team about any aspect of the catering for your big day? Give us a call on 01483 813360 or email info@kalmkitchen.co.uk

 

Photography: Hannah Duffy {www.hannahduffy.com}

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Book your Christmas party!

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Shared Christmas Party Night Package
Friday 6th December 2019
The Pavilion, Guildford

 

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Shared Christmas Party Night Package
Thursday 5th December 2019
The Pavilion, Guildford

 

Join us for a night of spectacular seasonal celebrations this Christmas. The Pavilion in Guildford will be transformed into a magical festive setting where you will be greeted by the Ice Queen and an array of woodland animals. Enjoy a delicious choice of canapés and a glass of Prosecco while you get in the party mood. Then move on upstairs for a festive three-course meal provided by the award winning team at Kalm Kitchen, followed by tea, coffee and petit fours.

Kalm Kitchen Shared Christmas Party menu

Dance on into the evening with a live DJ and let loose in the photo booth, then treat yourself later on to something sweet with Kalm Kitchen’s ice cream and doughnut bar. A selection of delicious drinks and Christmas-themed cocktails will be available throughout the night at the pay bar. Whether you share the evening with friends or work colleagues, this looks set to be truly a night to remember.

Prices start from £35 per person
Tables of 10 guests

Unlimited drinks package include beer, wine and soft drinks at £35 per person (must be purchased for all members of the party
Drinks vouchers are available to pre-purchase at £5 each and can be used to purchase wine and beer.

To find out further information and to book, please contact info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813 360

*All prices exclude VAT

Featured :   06 / 08 / 19

The Barn at Botley Hill

Just launched in summer 2019, The Barn at Botley Hill is an exclusive use wedding venue. This inspiring barn with far-reaching views has been re-imagined to combine rustic with contemporary for a versatile space you can style your own way. We’re thrilled to be on board as one of the venue’s preferred suppliers…

The Barn at Botley Hill

Where:

Renowned for its breathtaking views, Botley Hill is situated on the Titsey Estate at the highest point of the North Downs Way, in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

What:

The Barn sits alongside the celebrated restaurant and pub Botley Hill Farmhouse. Shortly after revitalising the Farmhouse, its current owners undertook a four-year journey involving planners, architects and builders to build this luxurious barn which would celebrate the magnificent views over the sweeping valley. Built from traditional black shiplap timber and crafted inside from reclaimed wood, the Barn features exposed steel beams. Aged terracotta tiles have been shipped from Italy and the tables have been hand crafted by local carpenters from reclaimed wood. Stunning floor to ceiling windows made from glass and steel take in the breathtaking views and spectacular sunsets which can also be enjoyed from the landscaped gardens and terrace.

We love:

This really is a most special space to tie the knot. The view out from the massive floor to sky windows is enough to give you goosebumps. We love the rustic elegance along with contemporary features which makes the space beautiful in its own right. But also it offers huge versatility as a backdrop to a wedding or event as unique as your dreams can imagine.

For more information on hosting your wedding at The Barn at Botley Hill visit their website www.botleyhillbarn.co.uk. Email the team on weddings@botleyhillbarn.co.uk or call on 07920 085454.

The Barn at Botley Hill, Limpsfield Road, Titsey Hill, Surrey CR6 9QH

Featured :   30 / 07 / 19

The Lodge at Millbridge Court

This July one of our favourite exclusive-use wedding venues, Millbridge Court, officially unveils its latest new addition – a groom’s room named ‘The Lodge’.

This stylish venue set in the picturesque village of Frensham, Surrey is already known for being loaded with unexpected surprises. And now The Lodge has been created and designed with the leading man and his entourage in mind. Located in a self-contained cottage adjacent to the main venue space, it is the perfect, private ‘den’ for wedding morning prep.

The Lodge at Millbridge Court

When it comes to design and style, The Lodge takes its aesthetic inspiration from cool and contemporary private members clubs. A colour palette of strong, warm neutral shades work alongside cocooning leather sofas and chairs. Combine that with dark wood flooring, painted panelling, a statement sand-blasted raw brick feature wall and giant stags head and you have the ultimate in classic style. Outside, there’s a private outdoor space with seating.

The ultimate pre-ceremony space

The Lodge features a living area and double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor. Upstairs, there’s a dedicated space to get suited and booted along with an intimate bamboo crafted self-serve bar stocked with beers, soft drinks and snacks to shake off any pre-wedding nerves.

The result is a stylishly sophisticated intimate space in which to relax and prepare before the formal proceedings commence. We love it!

Led by a dynamic team of event experts, Millbridge Court is a unique and style-driven venue combining the highest quality event spaces with exceptional, luxury hotel standard service. Operating throughout the year, the venue caters for up to 150 guests. You can enjoy a multitude of spaces including two modern reception barns, a striking atrium, welcoming lobby and lounge areas, outdoor arbour for ceremonies and beautifully landscaped gardens. For accommodation, there are eight guest bedrooms and a stunning bridal suite, The Hideaway, nestled at the end of the gardens.

Millbridge Court offers exclusive use venue hire throughout the year. For further information visit www.millbridgecourt.co.uk or call 01252 792572

Images courtesy of Philippa Sian Photography {www.philippa-sian.co.uk/}

Featured :   22 / 07 / 19

Olivia and Jack

Who: Olivia and Jack | When: June 2019 | Where: Houghton Lodge

At just under 80 guests, Houghton Lodge provided the perfect venue for Olivia and Jacks’s intimate wedding. This stunning country house and gardens in Hampshire’s Test Valley is a tranquil, romantic space with plenty of special features. The couple had chosen to have their ceremony by the banks of the river. As guests gathered in this idyllic spot, they enjoyed drinks served from a special station offering up two of the couple’s favourite cocktails – Negronis and Margaritas.

Houghton Lodge wedding

After the ceremony, the bride and groom led the way up the sweeping lawns and into a private walled garden. In the spirit of the theme of Bohemian elegance, canapés were circulated while everyone mingled. These bite-sized creations included confit beef shin croquets, panko breaded pork belly with gooseberry jam and avocado puree on polenta toast.

Shortly afterwards, dinner was served in the enchanting glasshouse. Overlooking the pretty walled garden, and with a very unique, airy feel, the space looked magical. Florist, Gabi Manivit had very cleverly strung trails of foliage from the beams, which transformed the room. And there were beautifully simple jars of blush pink and white flowers on each of the tables.

A carve at the table roasted rump of new season lamb made for a spectacular main course, and the whole menu was punctuated with early summer flavours and ingredients. As the sun set on the glass house later in the evening, everyone was invited to tuck into a delicious, rustic cheese board.

Houghton Lodge wedding menu

Feedback from the happy couple

The newlywed couple got in touch with these kind words shortly after their special day:

“Hi Pete… You, Grace and the Kalm team did a fantastic job. We had several guests comment that it was the best wedding food they’ve had. Your organisation of the day, suppliers, stylish presentation and the calming presence of you and Grace were all highlights.”

Would you like to talk to us about how we can create extra magic at your special day? Give us a call on 01483 813360 or email info@kalmkitchen.co.uk.

Credits… Venue: Houghton Lodge {houghtonlodge.co.uk} Food & styling: Kalm Kitchen {www.kalmkitchen.co.uk} Photography: Felix Russell {www.frsphoto.co/weddings} Flowers: Gabi Manivit at Scarlet & Violet {www.instagram.com/miss_manivit}

Featured :   17 / 07 / 19

Summer wedding refreshment ideas

Keeping your guests cool at a hot summer wedding is a gesture which never goes unappreciated. As we all know, the British weather can keep us on our toes! Thankfully at Kalm Kitchen we have some great ideas for summer wedding refreshments which will keep everyone happy through blazing sunshine and balmy summer evenings.

Kalm Kitchen Event & Styling Manager, Pete Holder is in charge of coming up with creative ways to present our food and drinks. He says, “Knowing what to serve your guests either before the ceremony, or immediately after while waiting or mingling is a detail that can get overlooked. But we know it’s something which proves hugely popular. You can choose either from a fully serviced station, or something more casual and fun where guests simply help themselves.”

Here are some of our favourite ideas…

Lovely lollies

Summer wedding refreshments

Gone are the days when ice pops were just for the kids. These grown-up versions feature favourite flavours such as Champagne or Bellini. We work with premium popsicle brand Pops and serve up alongside our homemade, thirst-quenching cloudy lemonade to make sure everyone is hydrated. Not only does this nostalgic stall look stunning, it’s a great way to keep everyone happy with a cool, iced treat.

Photography: Kit Myers {www.kitmyersphotography.com}

A lotta bottle

Summer wedding refreshments

Everyone loves our vintage bathtubs and troughs filled with beers, water or any other bottled drinks you care to serve up! A novel version of taking a dip, guests can ‘dip in’ and fish out an ice cold drink of their choice.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com/}

Flavour sensations

summer wedding refreshments

Simple fruit and herb infusions takes the humble glass of water to a new dimension. We fill Kilner style dispensers with water and an array of fresh flavours then decant into cute, individual bottles. So whether it’s lemon and lime, blood orange or handfuls of fresh picked mint, your guests will be coming back for more.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com/}

Summer classic

summer wedding refreshments

Refreshments don’t always have to be of the liquid variety. Turning dessert into an epic sharing station is a total crowd pleaser. Our interactive Eton Mess stand features an array of meringues, ripe, scarlet-coloured fruits, cream, wildflower & elderflower jelly, pink rhubarb compote and  honeycomb. Plus, a generous abundance of other irresistible sweetness. It’s a treat for the eyes, tastes delicious and everyone gets stuck in. What could possibly say British summertime more?

Photography: Laura Harvey {Instagram @bylaurasophie}

Planning a summer wedding? Talk to us about keeping your guests refreshed. Get in touch at info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813360.

Featured :   19 / 07 / 19

We’ve hit 10k!

A massive thank you to everyone who has followed us on Instagram. We now have over 10,000 followers – and our audience is growing all the time!

For inspiration, updates and plenty of lovely pictures, you can find us at @kalmkitchenltd

 

 

 

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Details Date Night

What: Details Date Night | When: April 2019 | Where: Millbridge Court

Millbridge Court Details Date Night

We were thrilled to be involved in Millbridge Court‘s very first Details Date Night. This evening is designed for couples who are planning their wedding to revisit their chosen venue and start to imagine how all the elements will come to life. As part of the planning journey we’re there to get the creative ball rolling for our brides and groom. This includes all the crucial touches – such as flowers, food and photography – and even sizing up the space. Meanwhile they’re free to ask questions and get inspiration on how best to use the beautiful venue.

Food and drink inspiration

For us, it’s a great opportunity to showcase just some of our food and drinks ideas – and demonstrate the imaginative ways we love to present them! For instance, our brand new luxury cheese board went down a storm. We pieced together a luxurious selection of five cheeses, runny honey, grapes, dried apricots, figs, almonds, breads, wafers and chutneys for this gorgeous display.

Also, alongside the cheese board was our new Cookie Corner – a tempting trio of cookies and mini cookie bites with cold milk served in milk bottles with fun, stripy straws. Couples were welcomed to help themselves during the evening, as well as taking home a selection of sweet bites to save for later.

In addition, during the evening we served up a tasty selection of canapés, such as Parma ham pastry with tomato and mozzarella; Summer chicken, chorizo and corn; Mushroom croquette with tarragon mayo, plus Thai prawn tacos. The evening was a great success and we met some great couples who all left brimming with plenty of plans and all kinds of new ideas how to make their wedding day extra special.

Are you planning a wedding at Millbridge Court? Get in touch with the team to find out how you could attend one of these special evenings www.millbridgecourt.co.uk/.

And read more about it on the Millbridge Court blog here.

Credits…

Photographers: Philippa Sian (www.philippa-sian.co.uk); Matthew Lawrence (www.matthewlawrencephotography.co.uk).

Flowers: Hannah Berry (www.hannahberryflowers.co.uk); Jodie at Boutique Blooms (www.boutiqueblooms.co.uk).

Venue: Millbridge Court (www.millbridgecourt.co.uk).

Entertainment: Lauras Paper Heart Duo (www.lauraspaperheart.com/duo); Music by Kate and Dave (musicbykateanddave.com).

Cakes: Jen at Spongeworks (www.spongeworks.co.uk); Vanessa at Forever Cakes (forever-cakes.co.uk).

Bridalwear: Sophie Rose (www.sophierosebridal.com).

Hair & Make-up: Hanna Wildman (www.hannawildman.com).

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Bignor Park

Family-run country house Bignor Park in West Sussex is a dream venue stacked with romantic, rural elegance. With its spectacular gardens and impressive setting, we love it (and we know you will too)…

Where:

This beautifully conserved 16th-Century home sits at the foot of the South Downs, on the privately owned Bignor Park estate.

What:

Majestic but with understated style, and a quirky elegant charm, Bignor Park is available for weddings, parties and corporate events. When hosting your event you’re provided with exclusive use of the gardens, which are a sight to behold. Including a Greek loggia (licensed for outside ceremonies), formal gardens, sweeping lawns, and the calming Zen pond and Temple, you can admire the view – and the total peace and tranquility. For dining and dancing, the 200-year old Stables offer a rustic suite of rooms, courtyard and quadrangle, or a marquee can be erected on the Croquet Lawn overlooking the panoramic views.

We love:

This venue provides your guests with a journey from the moment they step on site. With so many fabulous attributes, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your day. We adore the stunning backdrop when hosting drinks and canapés receptions on the croquet lawn, and the beautiful sanctuary spaces that are perfect for private couple photo shoots. There’s also a huge variety of possibilities when it comes to hosting your main reception or wedding breakfast. Whether it’s a banquet setting in the quadrangle, or a large marquee on the top lawn, we’ve been lucky enough to be a part of all kinds of special days here. Oh, and Louise, the venue manager is a complete dream to work with, and all round super woman.

For more information on hosting your event at Bignor Park, visit their website at www.bignorpark.co.uk/

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Millbridge Court launches new website

Our partner venue, the beautiful exclusive-use events barn, Millbridge Court has launched a brand new website. Giving you a wonderful insight into what it has to offer, take an online look at this restored 19th-Century house in the pretty village of Frensham.

The stunning ceremony and wedding barns lend themselves to a luxurious wedding day. With light-filled halls and sweeping gardens, the space hosts up to 150 guests. Bridal lodge ‘The Hideaway’ was a new addition last year and was recently listed as one of the best UK Bridal suites in You and Your Wedding. This self-contained space has its own decked outdoor area. Luxe touches include a copper rolltop bath, a wood-burning stove and marble-topped bathroom. Read more here.

Millbridge Court stands out in our eyes due to their passion for going the extra mile. The level of detail and care from the whole team who works closely with our couples, plus the endless attention to detail, is truly exceptional.

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Head Office
Kalm Kitchen Ltd.
Unit 5 Lascombe Estate,
Highfield Lane,
Puttenham,
Surrey,
GU3 1BB

Enquiries: 01483 813360
Isle of Wight Enquiries: 01983 640340
Email: info@kalmkitchen.co.uk

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