Cakes & Catering in Newcastle

Whatever your style of wedding reception, for example in a hotel, stately home or marquee, the catering is an important and potentially costly part of it. It is important to work out your budget well in advance and decide if you would prefer a finger buffet, full buffet or perhaps sit down table service. Newcastle's array of caterers can help advise on what will work best with your guest numbers, venue and budget.

To keep the occasion informal a finger buffet is an ideal arrangement and this can be served hot or cold. You may opt for a sit down meal with a buffet where guests are able to serve themselves, this works well with varying dietary requirements. A silver service sit down meal is the most formal style and is a wonderful way to round off a more traditional day. Alternatively, you may wish your reception to consist of champagne and canapés which is the ideal mix of tradition with a modern twist.

There are many factors to take into consideration when planning a reception and the foremost is the number of guests. This, when coupled with the venue, may dictate whether you have a sit down meal or not. Furthermore, the venue may have limited catering facilities, or they may have a list of preferred caterers, and these should all be investigated at the outset.

The wedding cake is still an important element of the wedding celebrations, and a tradition which dates back to medieval times. St Bride’s Church in London which has a medieval tiered spire is the inspiration for the tiered wedding cake design. Traditionally the cakes were made of fruit with marzipan and icing, but today wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Cake makers are highly accomplished at their art and may need to be booked well in advance.

Newcastle has a vast range of caterers and master bakers and we have provided a taste of the best to help with your mouth-watering selection.