The Great Big Event Company

Parallel House, 32 London Road, Sutton (Surrey) GU12AB Map · Telephone · Website
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Number of guests 20 to 150
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About The Great Big Event Company

The Great Big Event Company is a catering company based in Guildford, Surrey in the south east of England. We cater around Guildford, the local Towns and Villages and our service is based on stunning marquee events.

The food is created for you by some of Surrey's finest chefs, who are known and trusted by our professional planning & foodie team here at the Great Big Event Co. We create menus and meals, that will inspire you…

Food for Your Family Events

We have grown from our 15-year heritage that draws upon the best of the best in Surrey. So, whether your Wedding is for an intimate event at home, an informal gathering in your garden, or a larger celebration...we’ve got it covered.

15years in catering & hospitality. Driven by planning, powered by great food and gorgeous people.

Services Offered

The Great Big Event Company offers bespoke packages to best suit the needs of your event. These packages can include seated meals, service staff, and items for hire, such as glassware and tableware. From casual celebrations to upscale affairs, this company can create a menu that fits your theme and the wedding's overall ambience. Enjoy a barbecue with buffet-style service or artfully presented canapes hand passed by their dedicated team. Tastings are available to sample their delectable flavours and decide on the ideal menu for the big day. This company strives to create a seamless execution of your wedding. With this in mind, they also offer full-service planning and marquee hire.

  • Buffets (hot and cold)
  • Barbecues for all diets with stunning salad bars
  • Freshly prepared vegetables & salads
  • Desserts
  • Pudding bars
  • Afternoon tea
  • Barbecues
  • Canapés
  • Big Pan Food
  • Sharing platters
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The Great Big Event Company FAQ

  • What catering services do you provide?
    Buffet
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Family style
    Plated
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    African
    American
    British
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Italian
    Local
    Middle eastern
    Spanish
    Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten free
    No pork
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne toast
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    China
    Tables
    Barware
    Chocolate fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    £ 95
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    £ 30
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set up
    Dessert
    Flatware
    Clean up
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    £ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)

5 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    5% discount for couples at Hitched
    If you're coming from Hitched we'll give you a 5% discount on the services hired. Don't forget to present your voucher when you come see us.
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    Wedding Planning / Co-ordination

    Wedding planning – most popular breakdowns

    The minimum advance detail / planning requirement to ensure success and smooth run of your day includes:

    • Pre-wedding meeting to pick up the details of; All suppliers that have been booked into the event and wish / need to be managed
    • Unlimited skype/phone calls with your planner
    • A summary / copy detail of those suppliers’ commitment to you so your co-ordinator can take control for you
    • Setup information/strike out information where necessary
    • Introduction from your planner/co-ordinator to suppliers as point of contact on the day so that he/she can pick up the detail

    This information will then form the context of what the planner/co-ordinator will be managing for you.

    1. On the day co-ordination (includes 2 meetings with you, supplier list details and all necessary logistical information provided in advance to ensure smooth co-ordination) - £1250.00
    2. Overall event management on the day which includes 3 days advance support to Bride/Groom/Family and supplier management on setup day with co-ordination on the day and strike down support post event. £1650.00
    3. Pre event meeting & follow up work to wedding day (allowing 10-12hours advance working hours) - £350.00

    Pre event support will include:

    • Supplier calls and sign in ‘introductions’ to key suppliers via email, telephone
    • Running order created into master document for on the day run
    • Point of contact for the wedding day for all suppliers
    • On the day co-ordination from 0930am through to first dance

    Contact: Gilly@thegreatbigevent.com

    T: 01483 608151

    M: 07789 751169

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    Wedding Barbecue Queens ... and Kings...

    OUR popular example BBQ menu (SEE BELOW).

    Price is based on minimum numbers: x 40 and max 60 guests.

    £61.00 pp (menu)

    £480.00 for chef rates

    £380.00 BBQ equipment/fuel and transport charges

    + £12.00PP - crockery / cutlery & glasshire

    Staffing: tbc subject to numbers, service requirement of your event but allow: 60 PPL £480.00

    We have a range of BBQs which includes: Coals, Gas, Paella Pan & Open fire pit structures to suit the style of your event.

    Example Menu:

    BBQ Buffet (choose 3)

    • Lemon & Thyme Spatchcock Chickens
    • Juicy Beef Burgers with Brioche Buns
    • Pile of Really Good Sausages
    • Falafel Burgers with Houmous (veggie)
    • Rack of pork ribs in Jane’s amazing BBQ marinade!

    Large bowls of Salads (we suggest 5 types)

    The salad ‘bar’ – large white bowls to show off the choices/colours

    • Tabbouleh with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, flat leaf, black olives
    • Chargrilled courgettes & aubergine with feta, mint & pomegranate, saffron yoghurt
    • New potato mayonnaise with spring onion, English radish & herbs
    • Tossed salad of crisp gourmet leaves, roasted butternut & toasted seeds with really good dressing
    • Mexican slaw
    • All the condiments and pile of fresh breads

    Puddings: (we literally have a huge amount of pudds which we can offer and again to suit the occasion)

    Choose 1 item for package price.

    • Eton Mess
    • Summer Berries & pouring cream
    • Homemade cake roulade - chocolate & raspberry, passionfruit & mango, lemon & pistachio
    • Chocolate & ginger tart with orange cream

    OR:

    Have a cheese table combo with 2 dessert types as canapes size.

    1. Pudding bars – 3 or 4 types for guests to nibble from…
    2. Platted puddings – from a sharing board presented to tables as pudding boards
    3. Canapés styled – (served to guests who are standing and milling around later on) sweet bites

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