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Last update: November 2023

Jacaranda Catering is a business based in Midhurst, West Sussex, that provides delectable cuisine for weddings. Located in the south of England, this operation works across areas such as Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex. Originally founded by Bee, Jon, and Ian in 1998, they have covered many special events since then. Today, they specialize in providing delightful fare for couples and guests to enjoy during wedding breakfasts. Ultimately, their aim is to tantalize palates, satisfy appetites, and provide everyone with a memorable dining experience worthy of such an important life event.

Services Offered

Couples who request the services of Jacaranda Catering are sure to appreciate the diverse array of dishes available. They take just as much pride in their contemporary British fare as they do in the delicious street food options on offer. From exquisite plated meals to wholesome grub bursting with flavour, these gourmet experts can create all manner of courses in numerous ways. What’s more, these tastemakers enjoy using local produce to season their food and bring a taste of the English south to their customers. In addition to their ability to create wedding breakfast cuisine, Jacaranda Catering can also offer canapes and an assortment of evening-appropriate options. What’s more, they are keen to liaise closely with almost-newlyweds who book their services, and they love doing their utmost to put smiles on their faces. Other features provided by this venture include mouth-watering sharing menus, vintage French food vans, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What event services do you provide?

Set up
Clean up

What catering services do you provide?

Cake cutting
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

British
Italian
Local
Mediterranean

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten-free
Lactose-free
No pork
Nut-free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne toast
Open bar
House liquor
Outside alcohol ok
House wine
Premium liquor
Signature cocktail
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
China
Tables
Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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

£130

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

Delivery
Set up
Cake cutting
Dessert
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
China
Clean up
Server(s)
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Reviews for Jacaranda Catering

5.0 out of 5 rating
5.0 out of 5 rating
42 reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Alastair
Alastair N. Sent on 21/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Flawless!!

After much consideration, we chose Jacaranda to cater for our wedding in Spring 2023 and they didn't disappoint! Everything from the tasting to the food on the day and their service, was superb. The team were professional throughout whilst adding that personal touch that really makes a difference, and the quality of the food was faultless - we have received so many plaudits on both since the big day!

Jacaranda's flexibility in accommodating our requested Nepali influences was hugely valued, and we couldn't believe their attention to detail on both the day before and the wedding day itself. We were amazed by the amount of preparation that Jacaranda did in support of the day, far more than we were expecting! And on that front, we would like to call out Hannah who managed the day perfectly and was great to collaborate with in the lead up.

Whilst on initial assessment Jacaranda were not the cheapest option available, their quality and level of service provided excellent value for money. We (and all our guests!) are so glad we chose them and would definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone in the future.
Amy
Amy D. Sent on 29/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Faultless!

We chose Jacaranda for our wedding caterers at Fitzleroi Barn in October '22 and they were faultless, can't recommend them highly enough.

From planning and to deciding on menu they were super helpful and we were able to be flexible with our choices to cater for everyone, which was really appreciated.

We had the most amazing day and can't thank them and their team enough for what they did on the day. The management of the day and timings were perfect, we didn't have to think about any of it on the day which took all the stress away, from the setting up of tables, firepits, sparklers etc.

And then and of course the incredible food! All the guests were and have commented on how good it all was, definitely one of the highlights, and again with the pizza van in the evening.

Couldn't have had a better day and a lot of that came down to these guys, would certainly recommend to everyone.

Thank you for making our day so special!
Anna
Anna F. Sent on 17/11/2022
3.2 out of 5 rating

Delicious food, some issues with service/execution on the day

We had Jacaranda cater our wedding last weekend and whilst the food was beautiful and delicious, their execution on the day was a bit disappointing and added stress to our wedding. If service is important to you, this may not be the right caterer for your wedding. There was a lack of overall coordination and timing, which resulted in issues we feel an experienced wedding caterer should have been able to foresee. For example, when we exited our ceremony, we were meant to move straight into our champagne reception and receiving line, but they hadn't poured any of the champagne yet. We ended up having to awkwardly hold our guests in the ceremony room for 10-15 minutes waiting for the drinks to arrive. Wedding breakfast service was very slow and uneven, to the point we were wondering if there were maybe issues in the kitchen or perhaps staff did not turn up on the day. The children at our wedding were meant to be served dessert during the main course as discussed during our planning sessions, but instead they served them all the way at the end after the adults' desserts, which created confusion and wasn't as agreed. Staff never proactively came around to our head table throughout the meal and trying to get a hold of someone to discuss issues such as the champagne reception and the childrens meals proved a difficult task. For the evening bar, I discovered halfway through the evening that the barstaff was serving our top-shelf whiskey to guests as shots, which again, we definitely did not give them permission to do. Everything else about our day ran so smoothly, so it was really very disappointing to have our caterers be a source of stress on our day.
H Col
H Col Sent on 24/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just incredible!

A huge thank you to the incredible Jacaranda team for making our wedding so absolutely perfect! From the incredible tasting right through to the endless emails before the wedding where they graciously catered to every weird and wonderful allergy and intolerance that we threw at them – they were just amazing. Hannah was a total dream to work with and we feel very lucky that we got to have her looking after our wedding, she really went out of her way to look after us on the day. The guests have all said how completely incredible the food was, oh and the pizza was just the best, if you’re still deciding on the pizza van…JUST DO IT!
Harriet
Harriet C. Sent on 15/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food, wonderful service

Jacaranda did a absolutely brilliant job catering our wedding at Bury Court in April! The food was really delicious from the canapes right through to the pizza van at the end of the night. So many of our guests commented on how delicious the food was! Phern was really helpful in the lead up to the wedding and helped to reassure us that everything was under control which put us totally at ease on our day. Thanks so much for everything!
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Meredith Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Jacaranda were just the best!

What can I say....we were told Jacaranda were the best, and they really are! The food was delicious, they helped the whole day run smoothly and were always on hand to answer our questions before and during the big day. And did we mention the food was amazing? They were incredibly helpful in the setup, clearing and running on the day as well.
I
Ian C. Sent on 27/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day

They were very organised and good service. Flexible on the day when we were running late. Thoughtful touches like saving our first cork. Would recommend.
J
Janine T. Sent on 20/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding Catering

We cannot recommend highly enough the service Jacaranda provided for our wedding. Looked after by our event manager, Hannah, who was responsive and professional, as well as extremely knowledgeable, we felt looked after and special throughout the day. Our guests were treated to exquisite food, beautifully cooked and presented, served efficiently and respectfully. We felt very much in safe hands. Thank you to everyone at Jacaranda for your efforts and an extra big thank you to you, Hannah, for your wonderful care.
C
Caroline C. Sent on 19/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made our day

I cannot recommend the team enough. From our first meeting to after the wedding, nothing was too much for Hannah and her team. Our food was delicious, the Service fantastic and the team did so much more than just cook and serve our food-helping us keep the day running smoothly and to time. They were wonderful.
K
Kiran R. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Sheer excellence

We had Jacaranda as our caterers at Ramster Hall in November 2022. Hannah and her team were utterly professional and efficient throughout, being there when needed but blending into the vibe of the day when not. We didn’t have a toastmaster so Hannah was excellent at keeping the day on track. The food was amazing. Every guest that has spoken to us since has commented on how lovely it was. All in all, a superb company.
S
Sinead Sent on 28/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The whole thing was flawless and we couldn’t be happier!

I just wanted to say the most heartfelt enormous thank you for the incredible job you did on Saturday. It’s been an absolute pleasure from the moment we first contacted you and can’t thank you enough for making our day so special.

Everything from the tasting through to how relaxed you made us feel, helping us on the Friday prepare, the quick turn-around of the room which was unbelievable, the delicious food (that dessert!!), the brilliant staff service and seeing us off with the private bar at the end of the night/packing up all the leftovers – the whole thing was flawless and we couldn’t be happier! Please pass on our thanks to all at Jacaranda.

It was so lovely working with you, we think you are absolutely lovely and wish you all the very best for the future!!

So sad it’s all over but will cherish the memories. Thanks again!!
T
Tasha Sent on 12/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We were in such safe, reliable hands.

Just wanted to say a huge Thank you to all at Jacaranda who took part in organising and creating a wonderful experience for Tasha and Matt's wedding on Friday.

Everyone was very efficient, helpful and took the utmost care to make it special for all the guests. It was greatly appreciated to feel we were in such safe, reliable hands.

Jess, in particular, was brilliant. She worked extremely hard and remained calm, positive and cheerful throughout - what a professional! I give them all 5 stars.
C
Cathy Sent on 11/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The food was amazing

We wanted to send you a short note to say THANK YOU so much for everything! The day itself went seamlessly and it was a huge source of comfort that you were there in the background sorting everything and I'm sure solving all sorts of problems we never saw! I know it made my parents in particular were really able to relax (eventually!) The food was amazing - we got so many compliments on the meal and the canapes. And the tables looked stunning!

Thank you as well for all your advice and support in the run up to the big day. The meetings at Jacaranda, the constant random questions from me over email, the help in the days before setting up - all were invaluable for us! With your help, we came up with our perfect wedding day which we will always be very very grateful to you for.

Thank you again and wishing you all the best for the future
C
Charlotte Sent on 27/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The food was delicious

A huge thanks for all your efforts over the past year to make our wedding so special. Formal thanks to follow, but I want to take a moment right now to say how pleased we were with Jacaranda's delivery on Saturday. It was a truly magical day for us. The food was delicious and so many of our friends have passed on the most positive compliments.

Nigel, you were also a star managing the wind and so many candles. Your team excelled. Clearly all of this success was based on the planning, tasting and admin of the preceding 11 months, so thank you to Minty and Julia for this. You have been most pleasant, encouraging and engaging to plan with. We enjoyed the whole process.
L
Leah Sent on 29/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Jacaranda were just perfect

We had the most wonderful time, I can't imagine it going better. You and all the team from Jacaranda were just perfect. We were able to enjoy spending time with family and friends, knowing that everything would just be sorted out for us in the background. Thank you so much for going above and beyond - having had the van so well organised made such a difference for the friends who came to pick up on Sunday.
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