Exemplary professional service and wonderful food. Every detail was taken care of by the experienced team. A myriad dietary requirements were efficiently catered for without any problems and all the guests commented on the quality of our vintage afternoon tea. We could not have asked for a better team for our daughter’s wedding day
Jell E. – Google, East London.
Hot or cold decadence freshly prepared and delivered directly to you. Ideal for dinners and receptions, cocktail canapés can be classic or avant-garde, bespoke or à la carte.
Whatever the theme of your upcoming wedding, there’s a wedding breakfast to suit. Choose a three-course brunch to set the right tone and keep your guests fueled til the evening.
For summer weddings and rustic themes, you can’t beat a BBQ blowout. Give your guests a feast to remember with international flavours, quality meats and groundbreaking plant-based options.
With full butler service, light bites and teas, this tradition is perfect for weddings. But you might want to shake things up a bit with plant-based alternatives and champagne
Wedding Catering specifications
How much does a wedding catering cost?
The average cost for a wedding catering vary widely in requirements and therefore cost. Delivery, equipment hire for hot canapés, a sit down afternoon tea or a classic wedding breakfast (incl. service equipment, cocktail/drinks tables, glassware, linens, marquees, etc.), staff, and other extras are quoted by event.
50% deposit (for non-account clients) 7 working days before the event and balance payable within 30 days is required.
Check our dedicated menu pages for specific menus:
What is the minimum order for a wedding catering?
The minimum order for cold canapés menus is 20 people and you can choose any six canapes for each menu. For hot canapés menus, we ask for a minimum of 50 – Chef and oven are required. Alternative menus, such as vegan and vegetarian canapes are included.
Final order numbers by 12noon, 2 working days prior to the event and cannot be lowered after this time is required.
When booking, please bear in mind that Christmas is our busiest times for Cocktail and cold canapés and dates often get sold out in an early October, so early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.
How many canapés will I need per person?
For Fish and Meat canapes, we usually recommend 8 canapes per person. Including GF and DF. For veggie and vegan canapés, we suggest a minimum of 6 canapes per person.
Where do you source your meat?
We only work with suppliers who share our high standards for produce. These include:
- Master sausage maker Jean Paul at Franconian, who’ll custom-make any sausage you want
- Award-winning butchers Godfrey’s for 100% Aberdeen Angus burgers
- Billingsgate fish market
- HFA-certified suppliers for halal meats as required
What alternatives do you offer for special dietary preferences / requirements?
We provide a wide range of vegan and vegetarian canapés. We can also have gluten- or dairy-free canapes, and meet religious requirements. Please see our classic canapes menus for more detail.
None of our menus is “set” and we are happy to create bespoke menus to suit a themed event. Last season, our chefs created a Christmas Cocktail canapés inspired by Classic English Christmas menus.
Can Smith’s provide delivery only?
Yes. We can deliver all type of menus, including hot canapés. Canapés will arrive ready to be served or if you prefer platters are also available for an extra fee.
Where do you deliver in London?
We deliver to venues in South London (including South West and East) and Greater London.
Delivery charge is calculated by postcode and finalised at 12 noon 3 working days prior to your event. It cannot be lowered after this time but if your requirements change may be raised accordingly.
There is also a collection charge, calculated by postcode, for pick-up of any equipment.
Do you provide BBQ catering outside London?
Yes! We’ve opened a new creative “kitchen laboratory” off the M25 to serve venues in Surrey and Kent.
Do you provide staff and equipment?
Yes! On request, we’ll provide all your service and bar staff, as well as kitchen and serving equipment for hot canapes. This includes cocktail tables, bar tables, linens, etc.
Hot canapes catering requires a chef, waiting staff, and oven as standard.
What about drinks?
We can provide all types of drinks, including free glass hire. All drinks are supplied sale-or-return and wine rates.