Cat and Turtle Events

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We specialise in bespoke hog roast banquets, including canapés, starters, a range of sides, desserts and evening food.
Details

General Services

Bartending
Buffet-Style
Canapes
Clean-Up
Last-Minute Orders
Linen Provided
Marquee Catering
Midnight Treats
Off-Site Preparation
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Seated Meal
Set-Up
Sharing-Style
Staff Provided
Tables and Chairs Provided
Tableware Provided
Tastings

Food Type

Bar / Cocktail Service
Hog Roast
Western / European

Dietary Options

Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Nut-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Full Description
We're a family run wedding and events catering company. We provide a number of catering options, specialising in hog roast banquets. We also offer a delicious range of evening food options to soak up the alcohol and keep you going through the ceilidh, right up to a full package starting with canapés, through to drinks reception, three hog roast banquet, tea and coffee service and running the bar into the evening. We can arrange everything from table and chair hire, to crockery, cutlery and glass hire. We can provide staff to set up, dress the tables, run a bar and clear down. We take as much off your hands as you're comfortable with, so that you can rest assured that your day will run seamlessly. We do not have a standard package - each one is completely bespoke and tailored exactly to your needs. James has been a chef for over ten years and is unbelievably passionate about cooking. He sources all his own ingredients, and cooks everything fresh onsite. He takes pride in everything that leaves his kitchen, so we can guarantee you'll never be disappointed. Eliese has been co-ordinating weddings as part of her family business at Plane Castle for over three years, and has a meticulous eye for detail and planning, so you can be sure that your day will be everything you dreamed of, and more.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Eliese
Hi, I've been co-ordinating weddings for a number of years at Plane Castle, as part of my families' business. James and I decided to branch out a couple of years ago, and provide wedding catering out with the castle. We really do love what we do, which shines through in our work. We have the passion, personality and skills to make your day everything you dreamed of. Kind regards, Eliese

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
12
Reviews
(5)
(5)
Matt and Naomi
Married in December 2018
January 2019
Everything was perfect
Got married at Plane Castle a few days ago and can't recommend it enough. Everything was perfect and they completely understood what we wanted from the day
Bruce and Tara
Married in August 2018
January 2019
Guestbook entry
To Sonja and Eliese, Kia Ora! Many, many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. Our wedding was amazing because of your fabulous hosting skills. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will be back to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! Loads of love, Tara and Bruce (Mr and Mrs Edwards) xxx
Ruth and Alex
Married in August 2018
January 2019
Engagement party
Thank you so much Eliese and James! The food you provided for our engagement party was delicious, and you were so professional and accommodating from our very first email. You made sure there were options for guests with a range of dietary requirements which was hugely appreciated! Would recommend anyone looking for a delicious hog roast and friendly service to book with Cat and Turtle :)
Rikki's mum, Joyce
Wedding: July 2018
January 2019
Nothing but praise
Thank you so much Sonja, Steve, Elise, James & rest of the staff for making our son & daughter in law Rikki & Demi's wedding just perfect. We have nothing but praise for everyone of you. This place is a hidden Gem & loved the few days stay. Everything went great on the day/night & so glad they chose Plane Castle for there venue. The food was absolutely amazing (still forgot my deserts lol). We just felt so relaxed as you all had everything under control. Felt like one big happy family. Sonja I can't believe the times you were just there when needed from directions to tears, you are amazing. I wish everyone of you, special people the very, very best in life. This is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you so much. Love from Joyce & George xx p.s sorry about Charlie, Steve lol
Rikki and Demi
Married in July 2018
January 2019
Thank you so much!
Eliese and James, we can't thank you enough for the work you did on our wedding day! Eliese, you were such a calming presence and I just felt like things were being taken care of without even having to worry about it. And James, the food. Wow! Guests were raving about it. Everything was perfect. You make a fantastic team and I will be recommending you to everyone I know. Thanks again, Rikki and Demi xx
Location & Contact Details

Address

N Fort St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 4EX, Scotland

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FAQ
(7)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Where would I begin? There was the one where the bride had arranged real life replicas of the Starwars cast to turn up midway through the ceremony. There was the one where they had a marquee filled with inflatable penguins. There was the one where the best man had arranged for a troupe of breakdancers to come in and take over the first dance. I have so many fantastic memories from the weddings I've worked over the years, it'd be impossible to pinpoint the "most" memorable! Every wedding is special and memorable in its own way - as cheesy as that may sound!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Again, a hard question to answer! After every single wedding, I end it on a complete high because I am SO proud of the service my team and I achieve and deliver, time and time again.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remember it is YOUR day. It's not your sisters, not your mothers, not your mother-in-law-to-be's, not your photographers, not your wedding planners, and not anybody else's but YOURS!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Usually there are a fair few emails back and forth to determine what kind of package you're after and roughly how much this would cost. Generally, we would then arrange for you to come to our home for a tasting session and a chat about everything from the food to the way you met, to your pets and how you're planning your wedding day to run.

What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?

We catered for a couple in a 16th century manor on a Scottish island and they asked for a medieval themed menu. We managed to come up with a number of dishes that were both visually appealing and gastronomically impressive, whilst also managing to fit in with a medieval era - when they wouldn't have had access to the range of kitchen equipment and ingredients we have now! For example, for dessert we prepared red wine poached pears served with honey comb and ice cream, and honey pannacotta with ginger and date cake and baked fruit.

What is the food of love?

We could say something cheesy like "honey, because it's so sweet like love", but we won't. The food of love is whatever food you love!

What is your secret ingredient?

Maldons sea salt, butter, cream.... surely any good chef couldn't disagree! Or are we supposed to say "love"?