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4 Reasons Why the Food is one of the Most Important Part of Your Wedding

The food you serve at your wedding is an important decision that can change your guests' whole experience. Here's why the food at your wedding is key to planning the perfect wedding reception.


When it comes to planning your dream wedding, we know there's an awful lot to think about. But one thing you definitely don't want to overlook is the food at your reception! You might be surprised, but the food you serve at your wedding reception is actually the key element that will make or break the whole experience.

Think back to the best wedding you've ever attended, and we can guarantee you remember how delicious the food was. If you want to give your wedding guests a night to remember, the food needs to be one of your top priorities when it comes to planning your reception.

Keep reading to find out why the food at your wedding is the key to planning the perfect reception and creating lifelong memories with the people you love.

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The Wedding Food gets your guests talking

When the food is served, your guests are going to be talking about it! You'll want to make sure you choose a wedding menu that they'll be raving about, and that they'll still talk about for years to come. The Gamekeeper's Inn serve a spectacular wedding menu, from delightful canapes to luxurious wedding breakfasts and evening suppers. Contact us to begin planning your perfect wedding menu!


Make your wedding guests feel cared about

Of course your wedding day is all about you and your partner, but if you prioritise your wedding catering and give your wedding guests a mouth-watering wedding breakfast to remember, they'll be impressed by how much thought you put into their experience. If you have guests who are vegetarian, vegan or have certain allergies and intolerances, they will be especially impressed to have a spectacular meal that suits their needs. If you want to show all your loved ones how important they are to you, create a wedding menu to suit everybody!

At The Gamekeeper's Inn, you may choose two starters, three main courses and two desserts from our extensive wedding breakfast menu, and should you wish to serve a specific dish not detailed on our menus or have any dietary requirements, our chefs will be more than happy to develop a customised menu for you.

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Well fed guests will get on the dance floor

It doesn't matter how great the DJ is, if your guests are feeling hungry and unsatisfied, they probably won’t feel like dancing. And nothing brings down the mood like an empty dance floor!

It's also a good idea to take the timings of your wedding into consideration. If your ceremony is early in the day and your reception isn't until later in the night, you should consider an evening supper or buffet to get everybody re-energised for the dancing. At The Gamekeeper's Inn we offer delicious wedding suppers, from sausage sandwiches with hand cut chunky chips, to a hot carved hog roast with sausage stuffing and apple sauce. Speak to our experienced wedding team to find out what we can do for you.


Drinking on an empty stomach is a bad idea

Enthusiastic wedding guests, plus alcohol, minus full bellies equals a recipe for disaster.

If you will be serving alcohol at your wedding, it's especially important when you're planning your catering menu to make sure there is more than enough food for everyone to fully enjoy the reception. When your wedding guests are satisfied with good food and drink, they'll enjoy themselves even more and make the best memories! We recommend choosing delicious food options that perfectly compliment the drinks.


Your guests are expecting great food!

One of the most simple reasons why you should put a lot of thought into your wedding catering - your guests are expecting to eat well! Food makes or breaks any special occasion. Did you know the majority of your serotonin (the chemical in your body that makes you feel happy) is produced in the gut? That's why eating good food makes us feel happier, and an unsatisfying meal lowers the mood. What you eat is an enormous part of how much you enjoy an event and how fondly you remember it!

If you want to not only impress your guests but make sure they have the best time celebrating your wedding, the catering should be a top priority when it comes to planning your wedding. Get in touch with our experienced wedding team at The Gamekeeper's Inn and talk to us all about our wedding catering, from booking your tastings to designing a special wedding menu just for you.

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Join us on Saturday 21st October 2023 as we showcase our beautifully decorated Netherside Suite, transformed into both a stunning ceremony setting and a dreamy wedding breakfast setup. Get inspired for your perfect wedding day and envision saying your "I do's" surrounded by the breath taking beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Have you got some ideas for your perfect wedding menu in mind? Make sure to take a look at our variety of wedding menu options and remember if you fancy something that isn't on our menu, our chefs are happy to develop a customised menu just for you.

Looking for some Yorkshire wedding inspiration? Visit our blog to read our Featured Gamekeeper's Weddings to find out all about our venue, great local suppliers and helpful tips and tricks directly from previous Gamekeeper's brides and grooms.

Just got engaged and you're not sure where to start with all this? Check out our list of 10 things every couple needs to do after getting engaged.

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