Smith’s Guide to Ordering Wedding Catering

Ordering wedding catering has never been so easy.

The very best weddings are completely stress-free. You’d think this would go without saying. Yet so many couples burn themselves out believing that stress equals effort. 

We like to do things differently. Below you’ll find all you need to know about our straightforward ordering process – everything from wedding menus and catering extras to payment and delivery fees.

Who orders Smith’s wedding catering?

Wedding catering orders often come in from couples who hear about us from friends. Others find us by searching for local wedding caterers. With our creative “kitchen laboratory” off the M25, we’ve expanded our reach considerably to venues in Surrey and Kent.

Above all, though, our clients are those looking for experience, creativity, and a full range of catering extras.

What kind of weddings do we cater for

With bases in Shoreditch and Kent, we cater for both city and countryside weddings. Also, as a full-service wedding caterer, we’re able to supply not just your food but anything else you might need – from furniture to staff and entertainment. We can even help you find the right venue.

Though we specialise in large weddings, we cater for smaller groups too. Our minimum guest count is 40. We’re also prepared to cater for any wedding theme – be it formal, informal, or shorts-and-sandals casual. We love custom requests, so just get in touch to discuss!

Why Smith’s wedding catering? 

Nowadays, there’s an overwhelming choice when it comes to your wedding catering options. In fact, we may be among the few wedding specialists who can remember a time when there wasn’t! So let’s cut right to the chase – here’s what we guarantee:

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  • Working with local wedding venues, we offer a flexible, fully customisable catering service with pre-booking tasting sessions and whatever else you need.


  • The best weddings just flow, and that comes with experience. Not only that but our decades in catering have given us a network of contacts for top quality produce and venues.


  • We like to work closely with wedding parties, so we’re always available for a chat. But we like to make life easier too, so we’ve streamlined ordering online.

What kind of wedding catering do we offer?

Using top quality produce from local suppliers, we’re in the business of making memories.

Our wedding BBQ and street food menus have a laid-back, almost destination wedding feel, whereas our canapés, afternoon teas, and traditional wedding breakfasts feel right at home in a grand house or garden. Somewhere in between are our buffets and sharing board menus, our most flexible catering options.

None of our menus are set, though. Your wedding is your day, after all, and should always reflect your own style. If you’re looking for something more bespoke, definitely get in touch!

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Wedding canapés

Creatively chic and perfect for mingling – a great way to start your reception.

Wedding breakfast

Classic three courses expertly paced, best followed by artisanal cheeses.

Wedding BBQ

Laid-back but memorable summertime vibes – available all year round!

Wedding street food

Take your guests around the world with a taste of far-flung cuisines.

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Tapas and sharing boards

Delicious local produce that speaks for itself – a great conversation starter!

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Wedding afternoon tea

Sandwiches and cakes from a three-tiered stand, complete with butlered champagne.

How do you order wedding catering?

Give us a call or drop us a message. This is best for custom requests or at busy times of year. But if you know exactly what you want, just fill out the form and we’ll take it from there.

The ordering process is simple:

  1. Ensure your order meets the minimum of 40 people before submitting. Also let us know any special dietary requirements/allergies.
  2. Pay a 50% deposit seven working days before the wedding (unless you have an account with us). Then pay the balance within 30 days.
  3. Finalise your guest count/order numbers with us by 12 noon two working days before the wedding.

Other things you might want to consider

We know better than anyone how widely requirements vary. As a full-service wedding caterer, we can help with most things: venues, entertainment, equipment hire, staff, and other extras. We cover all of these below, including some other considerations.