What’s on the menu?

How to get the most out of your Personal Consultation.

As your wedding day approaches we’ll invite you to attend your Personal Consultation at our newly refurbished headquarters in Stafford. We’ll contact you around 6 to 8 months prior to your wedding to arrange a mutually convenient date.

What’s it all about?

You’ll meet with one of our experienced wedding co-ordinators and together you’ll make some decisions about the catering for your wedding at The Ashes.

Some things to think about…

Here are just a few of the things we’ll discuss at your Personal Consultation.

Would you like to serve canapés during your drinks reception?

If your guests have had an early start they are likely to be pretty peckish during your drinks reception. Our delightfully moreish canapés are a great way to keep their hunger at bay without ruining their appetite.

What drinks will you be serving during the drinks reception?

The Ashes is a no corkage wedding venue which means you may have opted to supply your own drinks for the drinks reception and meal. We need to know what you’re planning to serve so that we can arrange to have all the appropriate glassware in place. Remember to tell us if you’re serving Pimms so that we can prepare all the fresh mint and fruit for you, free of charge.

Are you thinking of doing speeches first?

If you think you’d like to have your speeches before the wedding breakfast just consider what will happen to your chosen dishes if the speeches run over. It’s a good idea to choose forgiving dishes that are not time critical; a salad starter will wait patiently for the best man to finish but a perfectly risen soufflé may suffer if there is a delay in service.

Would you like to treat guests to an unexpected course?

If you’re looking to make your wedding breakfast memorable; something guests will rave about for months, then consider treating them to an unexpected course. From Amuse Bouche to a Hot Soup Shot, we have loads of tantalising ideas in the Wedding Menu section of our website.

What would you like to serve at your Wedding Breakfast?

Although our Wedding Co-ordinators can offer suggestions it’s almost impossible for them to pick out your perfect wedding breakfast menu from our extensive selection of tried and tested exquisite dishes. It’s like asking the DJ to pick your First Dance track.

Food is incredibly personal, that’s why we encourage you to design your own wedding menu, something that reflects your personalities and encapsulates your day. But don’t worry, we have loads of mouth-watering ideas to help you choose…

Great Ideas for your Wedding Breakfast Menu

Sometimes a spark of inspiration is all you need:

Ensarb Exclusive Catering Facebook Page regularly shares wedding menus served at The Ashes.

The Latest News section of our website has some great tips and ideas.

The Ashes Menu Pack is crammed full of tasty menu suggestions, you can download it from their website.

Coming Soon…you’ll be able to research ideas for your wedding menu using our fantastic new online Menu Selector which lets you browse through our Collections and mix and match dishes to come up with your favourite combinations. The Menu Selector is a great way to get inspired and offers you the flexibility to create your own mouth-watering menu.

Get in Touch

If you’d like to set a date for your Personal Consultation don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d normally advise meeting up after you’ve attended your Tasting Day at The Ashes Venue.