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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!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£47
Details

Food Type

Asian
Western / European
Bar / Cocktail Service
Latin / South American

General Services

Tastings
Wedding Cake
Last-Minute Orders
Tables and Chairs Provided
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Off-Site Preparation
Sharing-Style
Midnight Treats
Tableware Provided
Set-Up
Canapes
Clean-Up
Staff Provided
Minimum Guest Numbers
Food Van
Alcohol Provision
Seated Meal
Physical Kitchen Premises
Bartending
Mobile Bar Services
Marquee Catering
Buffet-Style
Linen Provided
Silver Service

Dietary Options

Gluten-Free
Dairy-Free
Nut-Free
Vegan Catering
Vegetarian
Halal
Kosher
Full Description
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, Cheese makers 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 Station, 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 dance floor at the end of the night!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Olivia Smith
We'd be delighted to be part of your special day as your wedding caterers and event managers! With a wealth of wedding planning experience and know-how we can help you bring your vision to life for the big day. From foodie questions, to the venues, decor & other suppliers, planning the day, to the bar, we'll be on hand for advice and guidance and be there on the day to see it all come to life.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(33)
Julie and al
Married in June 2018
November 2018
Absolutely amazing !!!
Circa events were just outstanding they made our day run so smoothly without any hiccups. They always answered any questions quick and easy and to top it off the food was outstanding!!! Everyone still talks about our evening food of the tandoori oven 6 months down the line!
Mike and Kerensa
Married in December 2017
December 2017
A feast fit for a King
As my husband is a chef and one with very high standards, it was no mean feat to keep him happy (chef groomzilla I called him throughout), especially in regards to delivering a truly bespoke menu - and Circa went above and beyond. So many of our guests have said it was the best wedding meal they have had and we were so happy with it all. They were great in the run up and fantastic on the day. Jade was a huge help to me and kept everything ticking along perfectly without us even realising and Mark and Justin did a incredible job in the kitchen. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
The maid of honour
Wedding: December 2017
December 2017
Delicious and outrageous
Best food I’ve eaten at a wedding, unreal. Very impressed. Wish I could eat the starter over and over again. 10/10.
Jemma and Chris
Married in November 2017
December 2017
Wonderful food and a super team!
Circa catered our wedding in November and I honestly couldn't rate them highly enough! From the start, they were friendly and approachable and took time to discuss what we wanted, and suggested details to make it individual and personal. Nothing was too much trouble. The food on the day (and at the tasting) was amazing - we received so many compliments from guests and although we unfortunately got too distracted to try the canapes or 'Lite Bites' evening food, I know there were several people who insisted on trying one of every option! We're so grateful to Jade, Ben, Liv and the rest of the team (especially the bar man, whose name I never got, but helped us so much!) for ensuring our day ran so smoothly. They inspired confidence throughout the process and made us feel very special!
Denise & Neil
Married in October 2017
November 2017
Our Perfect Wedding at Long Furlong Barn
We had our wedding at Long Furlong Barn in Oct 2017 and the whole Circa team were a pleasure to work with both during the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. They made everything so easy and they went out of there way to complete extra requests for us which added that special something to our day. All our guests have had nothing but compliments about the food and service, saying how faultless Circa were with everything. Thank you for everything, our day was perfect!
Helen Groves
Married in October 2017
November 2017
Perfect day, perfect food, here's to a perfect life together
Circa did the catering for our wedding in October 2017. Throughout the year of planning that led up to our special day, Circa were with us for every step of the way; they were amazing at replying quickly to emails, giving advice and were really flexible for all our needs. We had a tasting session to help us choose our menu options and the food was even better on the day itself. We had lots of lovely compliments from our guests that the duck confit was the best they'd ever had. We also couldn't recommend their pizza van strongly enough. Personal pizzas, hand made on the spot at 10pm goes down a real treat! and even freshly made gluten-free options! Overall we would definitely recommend Circa for your wedding. Not only is the food amazing but if small problems do occur (like the Bride accidentally not updating one of the table plans to include a new vegetarian) they fix it immediately on the spot, during the dinner, with absolutely no fuss. Thank you Circa for a lovely day!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Circa Events Unit 2-4 Bevendean Farm, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 6AF, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Brighton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A23

Nearest Train Station

Falmer

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
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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 No. 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!