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Circa Events established since 2000, offers its clients creative, tasty options for one of the most important parts of their big day - the food and drink!
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Mobile Bar Services
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Bar / Cocktail Service
Latin / South American
Western / European
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- Circa Events prides itself on offering our clients a flexible approach to their Wedding Breakfast, whether that be a Four-Course Dining Experience with delicate canapes, or a 'Family Share' BBQ served on boards with colourful salads in bowls. Our menu will give you a few suggestions on menu for the day, starting with our delightful canapes, your main wedding menu, indulgent desserts followed by our quirky options for evening food. Maybe you are considering something a little different, featuring sharing boards for guests to tuck into on each table, or you want a fine dining experience with michelin inspired dishes; our Head Chef will work with you both to create something wonderful that you and your guests will be talking about for many years to come. All our ingredients are sourced from the very best Sussex Butchers, Cheesemakers and Farmers - in fact our Kitchen is on a farm just outside Brighton! We're known for being a little quirky and creative in our menus, from Asian influences on our Scotch Egg dish, to our original Wood-fired Pizza Van, we'll offer a range of options to best suit your tastes and ideas for your event. Just a few of our evening food options: Circa Pizza, Circa Tandoor, Circa Gelato Bike, Circa Burger, Bert & Ernie Street Food Carts, Circa Street Food Van, Cheese Cart, Dessert Station, BBQ, Hog Roast, Lebanese Grill, Lite Bites Menu Circa was born in 2000 when we opened our first restaurant, 'Circa' in Lewes, we've been working on events ever since! Our team led by our Executive Chef Justin Gilham has a wealth of experience working closely with clients on weddings; The Circa Management team have been delivering well run and expertly planned events for years. Their meticulous attention to detail, advice and enthusiasm will give you the confidence to plan the event you have dreamt of, from your first email till the last guest leaves the dancefloor at the end of the night!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2000# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team4Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
We catered and managed an incredible 'fair' inspired wedding in a field in east sussex, complete with coconut shys, hoopla and hook-a-ducks, on one of the hottest days of the year! Menu-wise they went for a picnic on each table, with baskets, all the chutneys & pickles you can imagine and huge wedges of cheese, followed by a build your own eton-mess station with colourful meringues! Great fun had by all and so much personality in each element of their day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative. Fine Dining. Fun. Colourful. Memorable.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our personal, friendly and creative approach to wedding food, we're all so proud to be part of Circa!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Personalise elements of the food and drinks for that extra something - make the food and drinks memorable!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love it when couples make their own favours for guests, be it homemade gin or jam - people do take them with them if they are personally made!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
From the first email, we'll strive to understand a clients vision for the day. Some couples like the look of our set menus, some want something a little more bespoke for the day, we'll create menus at this stage and do a rough quote based on guest numbers and food/drink choices. In the year of the wedding itself, we'll hold a tasting for our couples (complimentary once booked) so they can choose their options for the day, we'll start planning timings at this stage and over the following months bring together all the plans for the day. If its a marquee or a rural venue we'll do a site visit if we can, and we'll always be at the venue the day before to set up. On the event day we'll be at the venue at least 2 hours before guests arrive and we'll run the day using all the plans we've made over the last few months!
How would you wow the Judges on Masterchef?
I would say our Smoked Duck Breast Salad, Chard Courgettes, Pesto Dressing, Blush Tomato starter dish would go down with the judges, its just so colourful and pretty on a plate and of course, tastes delightful!
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
Not so much a dish....more of a drink! We had a couple who wanted a portuguese menu for their big day, complete with 'poncha' a traditional madeiran toast drink! I went on holiday to Madeira before their wedding, and of course after much 'research' came up with a great recipe which we re-created on the day for them!
What is the food of love?
Music, play on!
What is your secret ingredient?
Just a little seasoning makes everything taste better....sriracha has been a firm favourite with the chefs this year!