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From Canapés to Desserts

It is great when couples are able to share culinary experiences with all their guests. Self catering venues allow couples to do just that, whether you want specific cuisines due to cultural/religious standpoint, or because you want more flexibility. Now more than ever caterers are exploring with tastes and food presentation that all add to your experience.

Self catering is no longer the basic food placed in warmers but now offer a great experience from canapés through to dessert.

Here are some beautiful venues in Northamptonshire that offer couples the option to self cater.

This delightful property comprises 147 acres of picturesque parkland and encompasses a variety of fine features, including a scenic lake, a vintage carousel, and a narrow-gauge steam train.

Wicksteed Park is licensed for civil ceremonies and includes two unique and self-contained event sites. The bright, contemporary-looking Terrace Suite is perfect for celebrations involving up to 150 guests. Its full-length windows bathe the room in natural light; the suite also features a private terrace overlooking the grounds. The Pavilion is an original Edwardian ballroom full of elegance and historic charm. It can accommodate up to 800 guests, and its ballroom-sized dance floor is just the space you’re looking for to dance the night away. The structured rose garden, located within sight of the Pavilion, completes the enchanting effect.

The perfect setting for your dream wedding, Whittlebury Park is a 600 acre country estate in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside and home to three fabulously located venues: The Orangery, the Pavilion/Marquee and the Atrium.

Ceremony/Reception: The Orangery & The Atrium are both licensed for civil ceremonies or if you prefer to get married elsewhere & join us for your reception.

Capacity for Ceremony: 10 guests to 350 guests.

Seated Meal Capacity: Whittlebury Park can cater for small groups of 30 to large parties of 400 guests

A beautifully relaxed, privately owned, historical family home with pretty formal gardens and a stunning parkland setting. Impressive marquee site with backdrop of the house available for weddings up to 1000 guests. Exclusive use of the main Hall for smaller weddings of up to 60 guests, or a drinks reception of up to 100 guests

Nestled in the luxuriant green countryside of Northamptonshire, this event venue boasts exclusive mature landscaped gardens with elegant features, which sits proudly at the top of the hill, overlooking exquisite Nene Valley views, just outside Northampton. These beautiful gardens provide an impressive setting for your big day, with a more intimate, relaxed feel than a sometimes stuffy stately home.

Although not currently licensed to hold a legal ceremony, you can still say your vows and promises to each other on their beautiful Fountain Lawn and other locations at this venue.

With a central location 5 minutes from the registrar's office, the Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton Town Centre offers the ideal venue for a dream wedding. You will enjoy access to one of our elegant suites and will have a professional wedding coordinator to assist with the planning and execution of a memorable day. Our spacious Buckingham Suite can host up to 600 guests for evening receptions and up to 400 for wedding breakfasts. The Kent, Essex, and Norfolk Suites accommodate a total of 150 guests for evening receptions and 100 guests for wedding breakfasts.

The tranquillity, combined with the historical and picturesque setting of the Cricket Ground makes us the perfect location for your wedding day.

For weddings for up to 220 guests, we have two wonderful rooms both with natural daylight and pitch side views and up to 650 guests for the Arena.

The gorgeous Lakeside wedding suite overlooks our stunning nine-acre lake and our Fair Isle suite is suited for those with a larger wedding.

Both rooms boast their own stylish bar and dance floor with maximum capacities of 150 for a meal and up to 200 evening guests in our Lakeside and up to 420 in the Fair Isle suite.

Also, we have a choice of wedding halls that are licensed for civil ceremonies which can accommodate up to 500 people.

Written by Elliana Events

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