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Our Davenport House Tasting Event

It’s time to eat, drink and get married! Our first Tasting Event at Davenport House was a treat for the senses.

Davenport House welcomed a host of engaged, booked couples to enjoy a Wedding Tasting

At Galloping Gourmet, we know that your wedding breakfast is one of the most special moments of your day. It’s a time to celebrate as newlyweds, dining together with your closest friends and family and taking time to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Davenport House is one of the finest country house wedding venues in Shropshire

In August 2017, we became the exclusive caterers and Events Team for Davenport House; a magical country house wedding venue in Shropshire that offers couples an exquisite setting full of history and grandeur for their special day. We can now support the venue with our expertise and passion for imaginative dining, complementing their exceptionally high standards with our impeccable catering and service. You could say we are a match made in heaven!

Guests could find their seats for the wedding breakfast by looking at the table plan at the bottom of the grand staircase The Drawing Room was set up beautifully ready for the wedding breakfast that guests were about to enjoy A close-up of stunning wedding flowers; a beautiful wedding centrepiece placed on each table The Events Team welcomed guests with refreshing drinks such as champagne and cocktails

May 2018 saw our first Tasting Event at Davenport House; an opportunity for couples to sample our culinary delights while experiencing the venue  in all its glory, fully dressed for a wedding. Musicians entertained the guests while they mingled over cocktails and canapés in the Great Hall and Drawing Room, meeting other couples and wedding suppliers and chatting to members of our Events Team.

A table at the top of the Drawing Room is lined with various wine available from each of the Galloping Gourmet drinks packages A couple are served a welcome drink at this magnificent country house wedding venue Before the wedding breakfast guests were invited to sample a variety of wedding canapes Throughout the wedding breakfast guests are invited to come up to the wine table and try a variety of wines A member of the Galloping Gourmet Events Team offers canapes to a happy couple A live musician entertains guests with acoustic wedding music as they enjoy wedding desserts

Couples were then invited to enjoy a delicious three-course Tasting Menu incorporating elements from the Galloping Gourmet wedding food packages, from roast fillet of beef to dark chocolate fudge cake with a brown butter toffee cookie. The Galloping Gourmet wine tasting station was also on hand, giving couples the chance to sample various tipples that they could choose to complement their wedding menu.

As canapes are prepped and ready, the waiting staff arrive to take them from the kitchen to the guests The wedding catering team also served up a surprise amuse bouche course for guests to enjoy Mushroom à la Grecque, pickled fennel, herb cream and focaccia crouton was on the menu – wedding food ideas Guests also enjoyed Confit duck, garlic and parsley, spiced cauliflower purée and pickled radish – wedding catering

With exquisite food, a lively atmosphere and an idyllic setting, the Tasting Event was certainly one to remember, making us all the more excited about the forthcoming weddings!

Guests are seated in the stylish Drawing Room to enjoy their wedding breakfast – wedding catering The Galloping Gourmet team only use fresh local produce to create high quality wedding food The kitchen is in full swing as chefs prepare wedding food for the excited couples waiting in the Drawing Room Tasty roast beef of fillet is served as one of the main course options during Davenport House’s Wedding Tasting A delicious and colourful vegetarian option was served for guests to enjoy – wedding food ideas A trio of wedding desserts are beautifully presented and served to guests as live wedding music is played

If you would like to learn more about celebrating your wedding at this enchanting venue, take a look at the Davenport House page. For more food and drink inspiration, be sure to take a look at Instagram-Worthy Wedding Food Your Guests Will Love and start planning a spectacular menu to wow your loved ones.

Images courtesy of Paul Willetts Photography