Saffron Caterers has a wealth of experience when it comes to providing the very best in wedding catering to make your day truly special. We have a dedicated team of Chefs and event management staff who are passionate about delivering the very best in food and service.
Unlike other caterers, we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke approach to creating the perfect wedding menu, meeting with couples to realise their vision whether it be a formal five course wedding breakfast or an afternoon tea and barbecue.
We are extremely proud to be a preferred supplier at many prestigious venues in and around London and have also provided wedding catering at many beautiful home weddings across the UK.
We are a family run company based in London, and we know the value of working as a close knit team and are all passionate about good food. We achieve this by using locally sourced produce to create our award winning menus that help to create a unique and memorable experience. From traditional British fair to the latest food trends – we will work with you to create the dream food for your special day.
We would love to hear from you so please do get in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What information do you require to prepare an initial catering proposal and quote?
The following information is always very useful: • Number of guests (daytime and evening) • Approximate timings of the day • Confirm where the ceremony will be (i.e. if it’s at the same venue we need extra staff to turn the room around for dinner during the drinks reception) • Would you like canapes served during a drinks reception? • Would you like a 2 course/ 3 course meal (sharing platters/ sit down plated etc.) or something more informal like a barbecue or afternoon tea?
What other services do you offer on top of the catering?
We will organise all tableware, glassware, linen, kitchen equipment, tables and chairs (subject to the venue) and co—ordinate the deliveries. We will fully staff your wedding with chefs, waiting staff and an Event Manager.
Do I have to choose from your sample menus?
Of course not, these are purely to give you an indication of what’s popular with our clients. We like to offer our clients a bespoke menu service discussing your preferred tastes and ideas, working together to create the perfect menus. We have catered many different weddings such as Chinese Banquets, Nigerian buffet, Indian sharing platters to the traditional three course sit down meal.
Do you offer tastings and what do you charge?
We offer tastings at our kitchen premises in North London for our clients to sample menus to help make that important decision. We offer appointments on Monday evenings and lunchtimes during the week and book several weeks in advance. The tasting is part of the service should you chose Saffron to cater your wedding, otherwise, we charge £150 which covers the cost of a full tasting experience for two people.
When do I need to confirm my final menu choices?
We will discuss final menus and dietary requirements at the pre-wedding meeting six weeks before the wedding and require final numbers three weeks before. We will then ensure all guests are catered for and discuss any alternative menus for guests with dietary requirements.
Do you charge corkage?
We do not charge corkage and will happily arrange to chill and serve any drinks you chose to supply for your guests.
Do I need a Catering Event Manager and what is their role?
Our Event Managers have a wealth of experience and they will be your point of contact once you have confirmed your booking. They will arrange a meeting about 6 weeks before your wedding to ensure all aspects of the day are covered such as confirming timings, seating plan, dietary requirements, table set up, venue set up, what drinks you are serving, the service itself, confirming details of all your suppliers such as your florist, cake, DJ. Your Event Manager will ensure they are aware where all your suppliers are setting up making it a stress-free experience!
What other services do you offer?
We have a recommended supplier list of people we have worked with and can thoroughly recommend from experience of working with them.
What deposit do you require?
We require a 20% deposit to secure the date and the balance and final numbers are due 21 days before the wedding date. We will send full terms and conditions to all clients when a booking is confirmed.
Reviews for Saffron Caterers
Recommended by 100% of couples
Pascal · Married on 05/10/2019
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our day possible. You guys were absolutely amazing from the start. To promptly contacting us, listening to our needs and coming up with a workable, affordable and cracking menu with a personal touch. Topped off with high quality superb cooking and an efficient, smooth tidy up. With delightful staff, a professional and friendly service and quick responses the main part of our day was really taken care of. We loved our tasting too and that put us in no doubt that we were going to have a smashing wedding dinner. Thank you so much!Sent on 15/10/2019
Paz and Pete
Saffron Caterers's reply:Thank you so much, we loved being part of your special day! Wishing you both all the very best of luck from all of the Saffron Caterers and Events team x
Rachel · Married on 08/04/2017
A wonderful, personal service
We used Saffron caterers for our wedding at Grove House last weekend and were absolutely delighted to be in the safe hands of Kelly, Gareth and the team. We knew they were the right choice from the very first time we met them at our tasting last year and ever since they have been efficient, friendly and gone way above and beyond - nothing is too much to ask. We had the most amazing day in glorious sunshine and so many of the guests have commented on the organisation of the day, the quality of the canapes and food and the efficiency of all the waiting staff - a huge thank you to Kelly for all her hard work in coordinating the day and making the Portrait Room look so beautiful. We would recommend them to other couples looking for caterers without any reservation - you will be given a first class service from start to finish. Thank you Kelly, Gareth & the team!Sent on 16/04/2017
Amazing food, amazing team
We had the pleasure of having Saffron Catering 'host' our wedding breakfast in August, and what an amazing job! From the very beginning with a tasting evening and plate adaptations, to prepping our rustic farm venue, to delivering knock-out courses in the middle of a field - the whole team were professional and fun. The food was outstanding and really made our day. We have had so many of our friends and family comment on the food, they really delivered for all dietary requirements and surpassed our (high) expectations. So lovely to work with. Thank you to Kelly and the whole team, I could not recommend them more.Sent on 03/10/2019
Saffron Caterers's reply:Hi Dani,