At The Secret Garden, we are pleased to provide a range of in-house catering options that you may like to consider for your special event.
You can view all of the in-house options which we provide in detail below. We are flexible with all of our catering options and are happy to discuss any changes you may like to make to meet your requirements, the vision you have for your day, your younger guests and those with specific dietary needs.
Our speciality, and most popular request, is afternoon tea – beautiful, delicious and perfectly in-keeping with the English country garden setting.
We provide a variety of sandwiches and savouries, scones with jam and cream and a selection of miniature homemade cakes, all served on tiered cake stands with vintage crockery and lace tablecloths. No afternoon tea would be complete without tea and coffee or you may like to make it ‘sparkling’ with the addition of Prosecco or indulgent Champagne.
For an alternative twist on your day we can provide Posh Picnics, combining the elegance of afternoon tea and the fun of a picnic to create a memorable experience for your special occasion. Our Posh Picnics can be served at the table or taken into the gardens to be enjoyed – weather dependant of course.
We provide a wide variety of canapés which are particularly suitable post ceremony, when guests are mingling with a glass of something refreshing and photographs are taken. Sharing platters are a lovely option for a relaxed wedding breakfast or christening celebration, when a traditional sit-down meal is not what you imagined.
A more substantial hot catering offering is our baked jacket potatoes, served with a variety of homemade hot and cold fillings and a salad buffet if desired – perfect for a wedding breakfast or evening reception.
Alternatively, you may prefer our quality, home made Angus beef pie served with peas and gravy which never disappoints.
You may like to start or finish your day by providing homely bacon sandwiches and a cup of tea, either as your loved ones arrive or later in the evening as the day draws to a close.
One final touch is our lovely ice cream cart, a hugely popular addition to many events here at The Secret Garden. You and your guests will be served Thaymar ice cream in quality waffle cones, complete with toppings such as sauces and sprinkles. This can be situated in many different areas of the grounds and works well at any time of the day; as a wedding ‘favour’, post ceremony treat or alternative dessert. Very popular with children and ‘big children’ alike!
We believe that every event is special and individual and as such we don’t offer set packages as we would rather speak to you personally and do our best to provide exactly what you would like. We work with specialist suppliers to bring you a high quality selection of wines and can provide all of the usual drinks you would expect, alongside something a little different such as a cocktail service or Pimms reception.