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On since 2020

Last update: April 2024

Vamos Paella is a wedding catering company based in Sussex. Established in 2011 by Melissa, this specialist caterer provides exquisite dishes inspired by Spanish cuisine. From tapas to paella, you can add a dash of continental style to your big day. Melissa and her chefs will cook the paellas fresh in front of your guests, providing both food theatre and tasty food in one.


Vamos Paella prides itself on using ingredients of the highest quality to create delicious dishes. All their fresh ingredients are locally and ethically sourced. Their rice, cured meats, paprika, and olive oil are all specially chosen to ensure that their dishes are bursting with flavour. They offer a wide variety of paellas that cater for vegans, pescatarians and meat-eaters, meaning there is something to keep everyone happy. Sharing boards and small plates means that service is more informal. Vamos Paella also offers evening food options, such as cheese towers and chorizo hotdogs so there's no need to bring in other caterers.

Services Offered

Whether you are planning an intimate occasion for 50 loved ones or a large-scale wedding for 500 guests, Vamos Paella caters to all occasions. Melissa has devised delicious menus that include signature canapes, sharing tapas, hearty paellas and delicious desserts. From wedding breakfasts and cocktail parties to evening receptions, her expert team is on hand to serve your guests in style. They arrange elegant black gazebos in which to cook fresh and flavourful meals. For relaxed celebrations featuring festival-style food, they supply biodegradable food boxes, wooden forks, and napkins. You can connect with the team to arrange a tasting session, where Melissa will ascertain your vision and showcase the wedding menus on offer.

Frequently asked questions

What event services do you provide?

Set up
Clean up

What catering services do you provide?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?


What dietary needs can you accommodate?

No pork

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne toast
Open bar

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What is the average catering price per person for plated service?


What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?


Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set up
Clean up

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East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex

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Reviews for Vamos Paella

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Cherry Sent on 05/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible! All our guests raved about the food!

Melissa and her team go above and beyond to make it perfect.

We were so over the moon with the quality and presentation of all the food! Our guests raved about the food, was so lovely to do something different too.

Thanks Vamos!
Elizabeth C. Sent on 16/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Superb Wedding Catering

Melissa and her team did the most wonderful job catering our garden wedding for 130 guests. The food was honestly sensational, as was the service. Melissa also provided a huge amount of support/advice running up to the day, with super speedy replies to every email (even when on holiday). We honestly couldn't have done it without Melissa and her team! Thank for making our day so perfect.
Thomas R. Sent on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gracias Vamos Paella

I cannot begin to tell you how grateful Mads and I are to you, Richie and the entire Vamos team for the amazing efforts and the delicious food at our wedding in London for over 100 guests. It honestly seemed to go so smoothly from our side; I completely appreciate that would have been down to the coordination and work behind the scenes from the team on the day. And all your help and advice in the lead up was SO appreciated!

The food was amazing, and really was one of the big hits of the day. Everybody absolutely loved it, said how delicious it was, how much they enjoyed the variety of what was on offer, and also felt there was enough to eat - always key at a wedding!

Mads and I sadly didn’t get as much of it as we’d have liked because we got caught up chatting with everybody. It made us very grateful to have had the tasting at your house way back in 2020!

Richie was an absolute star - professional, so friendly and effortlessly calm.

Thank you again! Now we just need to plan another event at some point where we can use Vamos Paella again!!

Georgia K. Sent on 28/09/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Couldn't recommend more highly

Marcin and Rich were totally amazing. Our venue was pretty tricky to get to but they couldn't have been more up for the challenge and made the event totally magical. The canapés were delicious and the paella incredible. There was a huge amount, such generous portions and we had some left over too. We rented cutlery, plates and linen from them and they set up and cleared up so quickly, it was all really impressive and I couldn't recommend them more. Communication was great and they were incredibly friendly and professional.
Helena K. Sent on 27/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

"Best wedding food ever"...said our guests

Marcin and the team catered for our laid back, festival style wedding in Harewood Forest. The food looked and tasted incredible!! We were so grateful to the staff for being so accommodating with last minute changes due to weather and our wishes of how we wanted the day to go. We had an absolutely amazing day and put that down to the hard working staff and fab food.
Charli H. Sent on 10/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food & service!

Chan and the team were brilliant. Everyone commented on how lovely the food was both during and after the wedding!
He and the team were so easy to talk to and communicate with and they did everything just as we wanted. Chan even made up our very own leftovers pot to take home and enjoy the next day (can confirm it was just as good!!)

Would highly recommend Vamos Paella for your wedding, party or event!
Eleanor S. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating


'It was an absolutely wonderful day! From our point of view every single thing went perfectly from the weather to the timings, and we were thrilled with the choices we made for the food. The canapés were a huge hit, and we both managed to have a few ourselves (which I believe doesn’t always happen for the bride and groom!) The chorizo sausages in particular received high praise but honestly, they were all really popular. The paella itself looked and smelt beautiful. Part of the joy is in having it all there being prepared for guests to see. It tasted as good as it looked, and genuinely one of my only regrets of the day was not eating more of it (I had a huge plate of the seafood paella). The buffet style suited our day so perfectly and contributed a laid back atmosphere and relaxed dining experience. So many guests commented on how delicious it was, so we really want to say the biggest thank you. You made the whole process of finding a caterer really straightforward, we loved coming for our tasting session and the food lived up to every expectation on the day, you really know what you’re doing! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone and everyone.'
Lauren K. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

We used Vamos Paella as the caterers for our wedding on 12th August, and can't recommend them highly enough. Firstly, the food was fantastic, everyone commented on how delicious it was, and several people said it was the best food they had ever eaten at a wedding. The chefs were cooking in sideways rain at one point but this didn't seem to bother them! They were super friendly when people went up to get the paellas, talking to the guests about the origins of paella.

And secondly, the waiting team was incredible on the day, particularly Ritchie. They had a lot of work to do when we had a sudden downpour of rain and they had to move the drinks-serving station as well as all the furniture inside, while continuing to make sure everyone got their drinks. We didn't have a wedding coordinator on the day, and so Ritchie and the team were a huge help in making sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. And on top of that, they did it all with big smiles and were so friendly and lovely to everyone.

We really were so impressed and very grateful.

Melissa was very helpful, responsive and friendly from the very beginning when we reached out to organise a tasting.

100% recommend as caterers for your wedding!
Emily N. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service

We can't praise Vamos paella enough. Melissa was patient and helpful in the planning, both in choosing the menu and helping advise what tableware we needed to hire. The food was delicious and presented beautifully and the chefs friendly and helpful. The food was served to the table for guests to share in dishes that guests said were just the right size for passing round. All in all a very good experience that we recommend highly.
Charlotte Sent on 12/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional service

Exceptional service from Vamos Paella for our daughter’s recent wedding. From all the brilliant advice beforehand through to the slick operation on the day, we felt in safe hands with Melissa and her fantastic team. We have had lots of fantastic feedback from our guests for the delicious and plentiful canapés and the amazing paellas served to the tables. I really recommend Vamos Paella if you are hosting a big event, they were fantastic!
Isobel C. Sent on 23/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We loved vamos

We LOVED Vamos Paella. They were amazing to communicate with in the run up to our wedding, and then the paellas were completely delicious and the chefs charming. We will 100% be using them again and would recommend them to anyone!
Greta L. Sent on 09/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Glorious food

Thank you Vamos Paella!! Glorious food & plenty of it. We had three types of paella.... all of which were superb. Canapés were delicious, especially the chorizo! all given out by friendly staff. We had so many comments about the food from guests that we knew we had made the right choice for our wedding. Thanks so much Vamos Paella xx
Jim Sent on 20/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.

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 :)
Rachel Sent on 20/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Megan Sent on 20/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.

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.

Thank you!!
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