Claret Catering Ltd

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136 Sandy Lane Upton, Poole, Dorset BH16 5LY

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About Claret Catering Ltd

Claret catering and bar services are a family catering company working throughout Dorset and West Hampshire. We create tailored wedding packages to suit exactly what you want for your wedding day.

From canapes and drinks receptions, to afternoon tea and buffets, sit down meals and BBQs/hog roasts and of course our fully licenced mobile bar.

As a full service catering company, we also take care of the additional requirements your weddinng reception meal needs - so you dont have to worry about contacting a multitude of suppliers. We know that when it comes to planning a wedding there are so many factors to think about, it can feel as though your head is spinning. We are here to help make your day stress, hassle and worry free - and it all comes as part of the service.

On the day, not only do you get skilled chefs and brilliantly supportive waiting staff, you also get a dedicated catering co-ordinator who not only keeps your day running smoothly, but also provides a source of ideas, support and advice.

We will work with your vision and ideas. Whether that be an elegant afternoon tea on vintage china, a fun BBQ, or sophisticated three course meal.  Some couples know eaxctly what they want from their wedding day menu and others need help in deciding.  Whichever you are - we can help.


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  • "Amazing catering company"
    Dawn on 28 June 2016

    Ben and I wanted to extend our thanks for your hard work on Saturday. We have been impressed throughout by your professionalism and kindness in your approach to preparing for the catering for our wedding. The catering was fantastic. We have had so many compliments about the food and indeed the staff. Thank you so much for ensuring that a very important part of our day went off so well. We will be recommending you and your team.

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  • "Brides delight"
    This testimonial was entered by Claret Catering Ltd on 28 June 2016

    Hope your well and not working too hard. Firstly and most importantly thank you so much for EVERYTHING!!!! I can not imagine that we would of had such an amazing day without you and your fabulous team. The food was just brilliant, commented on by everyone! Even the veggies – the bar was very well received and the service from your staff was brilliant. Th cake was brilliant. The cake lady is very creative. What to do now? I have already asked if we can renew our vows next month so we can have another party but alas I don’t think it’s a yes. I do know thank you doesn’t really cover it but hear it is anyway. Thank you!!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only offer standard menus ?

All our menus are designed around you. We can guide you and make suggestions but if you want to include a family favourite or a dish with a special memory attached, we will gladly cook this for you.

Do you cater for children and special diets?

Yes, we charge half price for children under 12 years old. We can adapt or change the menu for any catering needs and we will work very closely with you to ensure that everyone is catered for

Will you cut and serve our wedding cake?

Of course - and there is no additional charge for this

Can you supply my crockery, cutlery, glasses etc?

We will supply all crockery, cutlery and glassware as well as any cooking equipment necessary . This includes everything from utensils to gas stoves

Do you supply linen ?

We will supply all linen, not just for your dining tables, but also buffet tables, cake table, drinks table, and gift/card table. We will supply your linen napkins too.

Can you lay up our tables ?

Yes, we are happy to lay your tables with any favours, place card settings and anything else you would like to have on the tables, just leave everything with us and we will do the rest

Do you have a licenced bar?

Yes, we are licenced, and can provide a pay bar for you and your guests. We will apply for the licence from the necessary authorities on your behalf and set up a full pay bar/free bar facility at your wedding. There are no set up charges or deposits to pay

Can we supply our own welcome drinks, wine and toast drink?

Our bar is very cost effective so often there is no need to worry about drink volume, preparation and serving because we can do it for you.

Will there be a manager with us during the reception to help co-ordinate our day?

Our staff are fully trained to assist with the smooth runnning of your reception. However, we can also provide a more comprehensive co-ordination service if you wish

Do we have to pay to secure our date?

Yes, there is a £500 booking fee which secures the date in our diary.

Do you have insurance?

Yes we are a UK Registered Limited Company. Our Public Liabilty insurance is £10 million.

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136 Sandy Lane, Upton,, Poole,, Dorset, BH16 5LY

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