Bouquet Garni Caterers

Located close to Ipswich and Colchester on the Essex and Suffolk border, we successfully plan and cater at hundreds of weddings and events each year.
General Services
Food Van
Last-minute Orders
Linen Provided
Marquee Catering
Midnight Treats
Minimum Guest Numbers
Mobile Bar Services
Off-site Preparation
Physical Kitchen Premises
Pre-wedding Consultation
Seated Meal
Staff Provided
Tableware Provided
Food Type
Bar / Cocktail Service
Hog Roast
Dietary Options
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £37
The food was a huge part of the day that...
Dec 2015
Happily married
The food was a huge part of the day that I was looking forward to and then we couldn't fault it. We had excellent correspondence from th... 

Our experience with Bouquet Garni...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Our experience with Bouquet Garni and with Jon Marriot who was our main contact was amazing from start to finish. Very customer friendly... 

From meeting at the wedding fair to our initial meeting...
Aug 2016
Happily married
From meeting at the wedding fair to our initial meeting, subsequent tasting and pre wedding finalisation conversation, the Bouquet Garni... 

Bouquet Garni were worth every penny...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Bouquet Garni were worth every penny. They listened to our ideas and helped us to formulate a menu based on the vibe of our day, not at ... 

The food served on the day was superb...
Jul 2016
Happily married
The food served on the day was superb. Including the lovely canapes which everyone commented on. We opted for Paella in the evening whic... 

Bouquet Garni supported us throughout the build up to...
May 2016
Happily married
Bouquet Garni supported us throughout the build up to and the wedding itself. While we were initially wary about being directed down a s... 

Our wedding venue had only three recommended caterers...
Nov 2015
Happily married
Our wedding venue had only three recommended caterers and Bouquet Garni were one of them. After speaking to each catering company (and a... 

From our first meeting with staff where we discussed our...
Aug 2016
Happily married
From our first meeting with staff where we discussed our BBQ menu and set-up we cancelled the meetings with other companies as we knew t... 

the whole experience with them was outstanding from start to...
Jul 2016
Happily married
the whole experience with them was outstanding from start to finish, they were professional and took all our needs on board and provided... 

We didn't do a tasting before the wedding...
Dec 2015
Happily married
We didn't do a tasting before the wedding as there was no choice of caterer so it was high risk! However it was some of the best food I'... 

We were very happy with the service that they provided...
Sep 2016
Happily married
We were very happy with the service that they provided, the whole process from enquiring, to booking, to tasting, to the event itself wa... 

We were really happy with Bouquet Garni...
May 2016
Happily married
We were really happy with Bouquet Garni, we had been to a few weddings where they had provided the catering, so we were pleased when we ... 

What an amazing professional...
Jul 2016
Happily married
What an amazing professional, friendly company! Everything from planning, booking and the day it self run very smooth., not to mention R... 

Jun 2016
Happily married
Incredible! We were absolutely astounded by the service they provided! One of our guests got drunk at the wedding and did some damage to... 

From start to finish...
Jun 2016
Happily married
From start to finish, the service we received for our wedding was amazing. Jon especially was extremely patient with me changing my mind... 

Apr 2016
Happily married
Before and during the day all the staff I had contact with were so helpful, and really put my wishes first (even suggesting that I sourc... 

Full Description
  • Bouquet Garni provide fantastic food and exceptional service for weddings, corporate events and private parties throughout East Anglia. Our office, kitchen and tasting room are based in Manningtree on the Essex and Suffolk border, between Ipswich and Colchester. We are the exclusive caterers at Layer Marney Tower, and are caterers for events at a number of amazing venues, marquees at client’s homes and business premises in and around Colchester, Ipswich, Chelmsford, Mersea Island and Sudbury. Our vintage Citroen H Van can pop up at your venue, home or office and is perfect for serving delicious food when cooking facilities are limited. From intricate canapés to mouth watering desserts, our sensational menus are sure to create a memorable occasion. We are passionate about food, from the selection, preparation and presentation through to the service at your event.Our team will assist you in designing your perfect menu or if you have your own ideas our chefs will be happy to discuss your exact requirements. We pride ourselves not only on our delicious food, but the quality of our service. From the initial meeting through to the big day we will ensure our service is both personal and professional. It is this degree of care which has allowed us to build a reputation of which we are justifiably proud. Please don’t just take our word for it; we have many client testimonials.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Xandrina
    First of all, Congratulations on your engagement! We thank you for your interest in Bouquet Garni Catering Sevices and look forward to hearing about your wedding in more detail.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (3)
Industry Awards (2)
Essex Wedding Awards 2016 Finalist
The Wedding Industry Awards 2017 Finalist
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Unit 1 Commerce Way, Manningtree, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1UT, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Colchester
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M11
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Manningtree
    • Nearest Airport
    • London Stansted
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What is your most memorable wedding?
There are so many weddings that stand out to us! It wouldn't be fair for us to choose just one, they're all unique in their own special way and we love being a part of that!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Exceptional Personal Service Seasonal Produce Imaginative Menus Events to be Remembered Sensational Food
What about your business are you most proud of?
We are most proud of the repeat custom we get. Many of our clients use our services time and time again, and we're so glad that we are able to build relationships with clients in this way. We also get lots of recommendations from previous clients, who tell their friends and family about us and the service they received.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember that your Wedding Breakfast is a focal point of your wedding day. Your guests will be discussing your Wedding Breakfast for years to come, so make sure you're happy with all aspects of the catering.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Again there are so many little quirks to each individual wedding. My personal favourite is when our H Van is used to surprise the Bride or Groom, its such a lovely touch and always makes for fantastic photos.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We like to get to know the couple's we work with, so after your initial enquiry we usually have a meeting to discuss your requirements further. From there we arrange a tasting, so that the couple can sample our delicious food. Then we send over their tailored quote based upon their ideas, then the couple will pay their deposit and it becomes a confirmed booking. Then we keep in touch over the following months to ensure everything is going to plan. We get those final details the month before the wedding and before you know it the day will be here! Our favourite part is receiving a thank you card at the end, we've even had flowers delivered before!
How would you wow the Judges on Masterchef?
You'll have to find that out yourselves!
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
Brides and Grooms come to us often with their own unique ideas, whether that be a theme or a type of cuisine. We always aim to go one step further to create something truly special for each couple's day.
What is the food of love?
I'll leave you with a quote. " There is no love sincerer than the love of food".
What is your secret ingredient?
Well that would be telling...
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Gift: Free Glass Hire
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free Glass Hire when you book our service through Bridebook