Aninder and Eric were looking for a delicious Asian menu to be served at their wedding celebration at the stunning Eltham Palace.
Eltham Palace was an important palace from the 14th to 16th century and often monarchs would stay and hunt in the grounds. In the 1930’s the Courtaulds built the stunning Art Deco house which incorporated the medieval great hall resulting in a masterpiece of 20th century design.
The significance and history of the building means that there are certain restrictions when hosting events at the palace which protect the fabric of the building. At Eltham Palace though, regardless of the restrictions it is still absolutely possible to host amazing events.
When first talking to the couple they had indicated that they wanted a buffet service style for their wedding meal. Our experienced team at Mazaa talked in depth with the couple about what was important for the feel and atmosphere on their day and suggested a family service menu which would reflect the desire for a social and informal style while also falling within the guidelines of the venue. In the evening we suggested an assisted service buffet allowing the waiting staff to serve the food, something which we know is possible within the venue space.
We welcomed 200 guests for the wedding celebrations which is a high number for Eltham Palace and so the team worked diligently and with great communication to ensure a very smooth service in the full great hall.
Choosing the right menu can be a hard task for any couple for their wedding celebrations – there are so many options and so many people to consider. At Eltham Palace there are also a number of restrictions on the ingredients, garnishes and styles of service that need to be considered. This made the meetings with our couple and chef even more important than usual.
Our chef will always talk to a couple about what they want for their day, any particular dishes, flavours or styles that they want included. This then gives him the best information to produce an ideal, bespoke menu for our couples that will incorporate any venue restrictions.
At their tasting our couple had the chance to try a variety of dishes and tweak them to make the perfect menu for their wedding day.
The final menu choices for our couple were:
Malai chicken tikka
Mattar paneer tartlets
Family style main course
Butter chicken on the bone
Dessert – plated
Garam gulab jamun, fruit salad & vanilla ice cream
Tea/coffee and petit fours served to tables