We’re passionate about tapas and paella. We’ll cook your wedding feast fresh in front of you in huge pans. Using the finest locally sourced produce, our paellas are perfect for your pescatarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike. Check out our menus and book a free tasting!
Vamos Paella was founded in 2011 by Melissa after she discovered her love for cooking Spanish cuisine when living in Spain. Vamos Paella offers traditional, authentic paella, tapas and desserts and can cater for weddings of any size, whether that’s for 50 or 500 guests. Your guests can watch as the paella is cooked in front of them in huge pans.
Vamos Paella pride themselves on using ingredients of the highest quality to create delicious dishes. All their fresh ingredients are locally and ethically sourced and their rice, paprika and olive oil are all specially chosen to ensure that their dishes are bursting with flavour. They offer a wide variety of paellas including for vegetarians and pescatarians, meaning there is something to keep everyone happy.
Vamos Paella offer five wedding menus to choose from and offer a tasting so that you can try their range of dishes before the wedding day.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What type of events do you cater for?
We cater for all kinds of events: wedding breakfasts, evening wedding receptions, post-wedding parties, garden parties, corporate events, special birthday parties or anniversaries, engagement parties, christenings, product launches, charity galas and fund-raisers.
Do you have a maximum or minimum guest count?
We cater for events with between 50 and 500 sittings and more on a rolling basis. We have a minimum spend of £1000 plus VAT on catering costs.
What do you bring with you?
We will bring a couple of plain black gazebos (3m x 3m) to cook under as well as tables to serve from. For evening festival-style food, we supply biodegradable food boxes, wooden forks and napkins free of charge.
What do you need from us, such as running water or electricity or lighting?
We need an area of 6m x 3m for our gazebos. We cook on portable gas burners, which run off bottled propane gas, so we're completely self-sufficient and don't need electricity. If we're cooking in the dark, we'll bring our own battery-powered lighting.Access to running water is useful, but not a must. If there isn't any, just let us know and we'll bring our own.
Can I try some of your paella and tapas?
We offer tastings for weddings where you can try some of our signature tapas and paellas, washed down with a glass of chilled white Rioja. We host these at our home in Brighton on Sundays and weekday evenings.You can bring up to four people with you and it's a great chance to try the food you're thinking of having and to talk through your wedding plans. We charge £75 for this service. However, if you decide to book us, we refund this on your final invoice.
Reviews for Vamos Paella
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jim & Alice
It was absolutely delicious, and we had complements throughout the night.
Vamos catered our wedding (140 people) on 20th July, and we could not have been more pleased. It was absolutely delicious, and we had complements throughout the night.Sent on 20/09/2019
There was SO much food with ample for seconds (occasionally thirds...) and plenty left over. They boxed up all the remaining paella, enough for a late-night snack or two...
They also provided staff for the evening. We barely noticed they were there, which I mean as a complement! The staff were professional, went above and beyond, and really added to the smooth running of the event. Food was served quickly (which had been a concern of ours in the run up given our numbers)
Pricing was very fair, and was similar to - if not a little cheaper than - similar services on both food and staffing.
I would thoroughly recommend Vamos to anyone considering this type of thing for their event. Thank you so much Melissa and your team for being part - and making a real success - of our day :)
Insanely good food and the nicest people.
Insanely good food, the nicest people and a really professional style. Vamos Paella catered for our wedding in early June and really helped to make the day incredible both for us and our guests. They cooked up the paellas outside which made a great feature for the wedding as the guests could see them in action. Also the maitre'd and his team were brilliant - they were so friendly, kept everyone topped up and made sure that we all had what we needed. And our quests are still talking about how good the food was. We really cannot recommend them enough, absolutely fantastic.Sent on 20/09/2019
We got lots of compliments from wedding guests.
Vamos Paella catered for our wedding at the end of June. From the first contact they were excellent, with quick responses/lots of help deciding about food etc, coping with numerous different dietary requirements etc. We had an excellent tasting session in Brighton for us and parents.Sent on 20/09/2019
They were very helpful in the run up to the wedding, advising on staffing needs and with late changes to the menu and sourcing crockery etc last minute for us. They also sourced staff etc, which again was one less thing to worry about.
The fact that VP didn't need electricity/gas etc. was a real bonus as our venue didn't have any! They were also flexible on the day, helped serve our wedding cake as a desert and served tea and coffee for us.
The food itself was delicious and we got lots of compliments from wedding guests.