Chapel House Estate Food Menu
Foodies say ‘yes’ to impress your guests
Assuming food is high up on your list of priorities for your wedding or event, Chapel House Estate offers you amazing food during the day and in the evening using local ingredients. The menus include canapes, wedding breakfast options and the perfect evening snacks.
The Chapel House Estate team understand that after choosing your wedding venue, the right food and drink for your celebration is key to the success of your big day. We are therefore thrilled to have created a menu that reflects Chapel House Estate, gardens and ethos, with a nod to our location, just one mile from the Kent Coast.
We want to be recognised as the best venue
You and your guests can enjoy canapes and a wedding breakfast of your choice, pre-selected from the celebration Wedding Breakfast Menus. Your food will be paired with a selection of wines, bubbles and champagne; all served with the warmest hospitality.
For larger weddings of 80+, dine in the modern purpose-built banqueting barn, Thorne Barn, which combines elegant minimalism surrounded by a patio for guests to wander out onto after dinner.
For smaller intimate weddings, choose the Walled Courtyard and enjoy drinks in the seclusion of the Lounge Bar, followed by food in the No 9 Restaurant.
Bubbles & Bites
If you really want to impress your guests for your post-ceremony reception, we recommend, after your confetti toss you include:
- A Champagne or Processo Tower
- A barrow of beer or cider, or both!
- Canapes, but don’t forget to include something for any little ones – honey-glazed mini sausages are a winner, plus we offer vegan options
- If you haven’t already, why not upgrade to include the walled courtyard, that way your guests can purchase any style of drink they want, or you could choose to put some money behind the bar
- Hiring a musician or musicians to entertain your guests, see our The Little Green Book of Recommended Wedding Suppliers
Be inspired by all things orchard
We offer a wide variety of evening food, including an interactive stone-baked pizza station (British summertime only) where guests can enjoy ‘building’ their own evening snacks served with fries. You can include classic favorites like Margherita or pepperoni.
Or why not opt for a locally reared free-range hog roast (minimum numbers of 80) or a Classic BBQ, both are available during British summertime only.
As an alternative why not opt for contemporary grazing boards, that includes cheeses, meats or we can offer the perfect picky food like Fish n’ Chips in cones, as seen at Alice and Jack’s wedding above – after all we are only a mile away from the coast!
It is good wedding etiquette to feed your key wedding suppliers, those working long hours at the wedding or event. These suppliers are usually included in the day your photographer, videographer, any second shooters, and if you have one, an external wedding stylist and planner. In addition to this, your Band will typically play two sets, and during their break, they will expect to be fed. Furthermore, meal requirements are likely requirements in the above suppliers’ contracts, so read their contracts carefully.
At Chapel House Estate, we can cater for suppliers. We need to know how many six weeks before your wedding or event, and these will be added to your account. Please note as part of our service; we provide a staff restroom where they can eat their meal which also includes a dedicated bathroom for back office staff, wedding and event suppliers.
When should you serve evening food at your wedding?
The best time to serve your evening food very much depends on your whole day, this includes your guest numbers, time line and if you include canapes. If for example you were getting married in the summer with 80 plus guests, you might choose the following timeline:
- 14:00 Wedding Ceremony in the Wild Apple Orchard or in the Rustic Old Makt Granary.
- 14:40 Confetti shot in the Arts & Crafts quintessential garden.
- 14:50 Drinks reception and canapes.
- 15:40 Grand entrance into Thorne Barn.
- 16:00 Begin your wedding breakfast. For 80 guests service usually lasts around one and a half hours, for higher numbers we recommend around two hours for service.
- 18:00 Speeches.
- 19:00 The band or DJ get set up and your evening guests arrive.
- 19:30 Cut the wedding cake followed by your first dance.
- 21:00 Enjoy tasty evening treats.
- An evening buffet is usually kept out on display for no more than two hours.
When considering your menus, you are responsible for informing us of any dietary requirements for your wedding or event planning. We can cater for most dietary requirements but must understand if your guests have any intolerances. Allergens can include:
If your guests are unsure about ingredients, please email us at email@example.com, and we are happy to provide a list of ingredients. If you have any reservations during an event, please don’t hesitate to ask a team member before eating.