26 September 2012 at 11:09
Name: Jenni and Rhys Price-Powell
Date of event and what was the occasion? 30th June 2012, Our Wedding!!
From your initial contact, were you pleased with the manner with which your enquiry was dealt with? Very pleased, extremely quick and helpful responses throughout.
Was the information sent well presented and informative? Yes very.
Were the waiting staff polite? Yes all seemed very polite and helpful.
Were the waiting staff well presented? All looked very smart and professional.
Were the waiting staff helpful? Very.
Was the timing of the event as you expected? If not please explain why.All was running late due to late wedding ceremony, not the catering fault at all. Thank you so much for dealing with this and apologies once again.
Was the food to the standard you expected? I didn't get to eat much due to talking to people, but what I did taste was lovely and everyone has said that they enjoyed the food.
Was the food presented well? Presentation exceeded my expectations. The edible flowers were a lovely touch.
Were you happy with the quality of the crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen? Yes all looked lovely.
Would you use our services again and recommend us to your family and friends? Absolutely and already have!!
If there are ways that you think we could improve the level of service, please do offer constructive criticism! Can't think of anything at all, it was a delight dealing with you from start to finish. Thank you so much.
Signed: J Price-Powell Date:25th September 2012
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30 August 2012 at 09:40
Name:Michael & Margaret Jones
Address including post code: Cilhowey,Lower Chapel,Brecon LD39RE
Date of event and what was the occasion:August 26 Daughter's wedding From your initial contact, were you pleased with the manner with which your enquiry was dealt with?Yes, completely satisfied, particularly with the way queries and our worries were handled.
Was the information sent well presented and informative? Yes, totally.
Were the waiting staff polite? Yes , very and unobtrusive.
Were the waiting staff well presented? Yes , very.
Were the waiting staff helpful? Yes , very.
Was the timing of the event as you expected? If not please explain why. Timing was more or less as expected and Charlotte coped very well with the delays caused by guests arriving late, speeches, singing! Etc.
Was the food to the standard you expected? We were all very pleased and judging from what we have heard, so were all the guests.
Was the food presented well? Magnificently and imaginatively, and without fuss.
Were you happy with the quality of the crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen? Yes, again everything to high standard.
Would you use our services again and recommend us to your family and friends? Yes but we don't have another daughter to marry off! However if we can find an excuse........................
If there are ways that you think we could improve the level of service, please do offer constructive criticism! No criticism at all.We wanted an informal occasion befitting a service in a country church , a reception in a tent behind the barn and dinner in a marquee on the lawn in front of the house.We had 200 guests in the afternoon and 150 in the evening of whom 50 or so were French.In short we wanted a country celebration.Everything went well and to plan.Organising a wedding for the first time can be quite intimidating but the help we received before and the service we received on the day were exactly what we wanted and made the whole day perfect.
Charlotte, we think you are wonderful - Can't imagine how you managed such a perfect wedding party,with a hugeand imaginative menu, incredible timing and such a happy,relaxed,confident atmosphere .
You helped make it such a success.Everyone thought the canapes and the meal were fantastic.And I hope the proceedings didn't go on so long that you and your staff were too shattered.Certainly sitting down at 7.30 for dinner and still be being served after midnight made for a memorable evening for which we can all blame the French!
You have good staff - obviously appointed carefully and trained diligently!Margaret recognised some of them from the various schools in which she has taught.
We have a variety of glasses which I am not sure I recognise.Are you in tomorrow because I will be passing with some of them to start filling in the gaps.
Once again many thanks.And do you want to meet to write an encomium for the web site?
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20 August 2012 at 10:30
WEDDING RECEPTION FOR 123 GUESTS 4TH AUGUST 2012
I have noted the wedding is at Cwrty-y-Cadno (2 miles from the farm) at midday, followed by a few photographs, returning from 1.15pm-1.30pm for canapés, Pimms, Yorkshire Ale (pints and halves) and non alcoholic fruit punch, in barn adjacent to main barn.
Name: Chris & Fflur Sheppard
Date of event and what was the occasion: 4/8/12 Wedding
From your initial contact, were you pleased with the manner with which your enquiry was dealt with? Yes, it was excellent.
Was the information sent well presented and informative? Yes, very clear.
Were the waiting staff polite? Very polite
Were the waiting staff well presented? Very well presented
Were the waiting staff helpful? Very friendly and helpful.
Was the timing of the event as you expected? If not please explain why.Yes, you were very flexible in terms of our needs changing as a result of weather and photographic timings.
Was the food to the standard you expected?Yes, lots of people have exclaimed that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. We agree!
Was the food presented well? Yes very well. Classic, with modern elements.
Were you happy with the quality of the crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen?Yes, all good.
Would you use our services again and recommend us to your family and friends?Yes, if the opportunity arises!
If there are ways that you think we could improve the level of service, please do offer constructive criticism!
Signed: Chris & Fflur Sheppard Date: 19/8/12
Thank you email
Thanks once again for the fantastic job you did catering at our wedding. The food and service were outstanding and many people have expressed their delight with all the food and drink.
We have attached our completed review form for you.
Fflur and Chris
14 July 2012 at 09:00
WEDDING RECEPTION AT PENPONT STABLES 14TH JULY 2012 FOR 90 GUESTS
Service in Penpont Church 14.00hrs for 45mins, followed by photographs in grounds.
15.00hrs 5no Canapés and Pimms (supplied by you, served by waiting staff, fruit etc supplied by me at cost) in front of main house if dry, Drawing room/Dining room if wet.
Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef and horseradish, chopped pepper garnish
Tempura prawns and sweet chilli dip
Welsh lamb in pitta pockets with Penpont organic salad leaves and tzaziki
Filo samosas with aubergine and mixed spice (no sesame seeds)
Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and olive kebabs
16.30hrs Owen’s Father Huw welcoming guests and asking them to move into Stable Block.
17.00hrs Glass of fizz given to each guest ahead of Bride and Groom’s entrance, announced by Best Man Gethin.
17.05hrs Grooms speech in tandem with Bride’s translation.
French bread and butter on tables ready for speech, topped up throughout the meal.
BBQ Main courses cooked at rear of Stable Block-
Main course plates on table by BBQ buffet station.
Guests asked up to BBQ buffet station table by table.
BBQ’s under gazebos supplied by me
Boneless salmon supremes skin on marinated in olive oil and dill
Indonesian chicken thighs
Pork and leek sausages
Large sirloin steaks to be cut up.
Vegetable kebabs (mushroom, courgette, red onion, pepper and halloumi cheese)
BBQ corn on the cob with butter and salt
Salads to be served on buffet table for guests to help themselves:
Coleslaw with red and white cabbage
Spinach rocket, petit pois, minted feta and lemon dressing
Grated carrot with orange segments, spring onions and poppy seeds
Tabouleh (bulgar wheat with tomato, cucumber and basil)
Hot new potatoes boiled and roasted with garlic and rosemary
Tomato ketchup, Whole grain mustard, Chimichurri sauce, tzaziki in ramekins with teaspoons on main course plate on each table.
Large pavlovas with summer fruits including strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and cream on 12” plates on each table for guests to help themselves.
1 guest summer berries only (no dairy/no wheat)
If any fizz left, top up for Best Man’s speech after pudding is cleared. Ruth and Uncle Polo speeches to follow.
Tea and coffee served from buffet station. (Colombian coffee 500grm supplied by you) including vintage tea sets.
Evening guests invited for 20.00hrs, complimentary glass of wine on arrival.
20.30hrs Cutting of cake, served with cheese.
First dance 21.00hrs
Selection of Welsh cheese (Perl Wen, Perl Las, Y Fenni, Caws Cenarth and Hafod), selection of biscuits, grapes, mini apples, fresh figs, celery, chutney and butter between 1st and 2nd sets approx 9.40pm
In addition to providing:
Deep fat fryer for tempura prawns and samosas
Waiting staff Gemma Sheila Michele Seren Emma Lorena, co cooks and kitchen aid
2no gas griddle BBQ’s and gas
All necessary plain white crockery, cutlery and glasses for Pimms on reception, white wine and water glasses with the meal, and flutes for toasts, table number stands, cruets, vegetables dishes, water/Pimms jugs etc. Paid directly to Purple Parsnip Plate Hire which is not VAT registered
Licenced pay bar from 14.45hrs to 23.30hrs.
Worthingtons, Carling, red, white and rose wine. Whisky, gin, vodka.
Tonic, OJ, fizzy water, coke.
2 photographers and 6 band BBQ main only.
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