Fun with Function Central

Our friends over at Function Central recently featured us in one of their blogs about Terri & Tom’s Wedding, which we catered. It was a wonderful event, we were thrilled to receive this lovely message from the couple,

“Vanilla in All Seasons – Adam and his team were helpful and efficient. All the guests were raving about the food and how professional the staff were. We had a lot of vegetarians in the family and they made a completely new dish for us, which was delicious!”

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Image via Function Central.

We always love meeting other professionals in the Wedding industry and Function Central were no exception! Hudson, the band which Function Central organised for the evening part of Terri & Tom’s Wedding were incredible and brought a fabulous atmosphere to Tilston Memorial Hall.

In case you haven’t heard of them Function Central are, “the UK’s leading live music booking agency.” You can contact them to discover a range of music performers across the UK. Hire a large choice of bands, musicians and DJs for weddings, parties, events & more.

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All images courtesy of Function Central.

You can check out their blog and keep an eye on all the fun events they run throughout the year. Contact them by telephone on 0845 643 2160 or via email at

Whitehouse Event Crockery

Here at Vanilla In Allseasons, we love making food taste and look its very best. As a catering company with a strong focus on fresh and local produce, we provide a high quality service which makes people excited about food. There are many other ways in which this can be achieved, other than just food and presentation alone. We are lucky to work with so many fantastic suppliers and companies across the North West and the UK as a whole. Yet, some businesses really do stand out. This week we are exploring Whitehouse Event Crockery, who supply magnificent glassware and crockery to really bring the wow factor to food and events alike.

Image via Heaton House Events.

By working with Whitehouse Event Crockery you can be sure that your meal will be served on beautiful ceramics and porcelain. Make sure that you take a look at The Whitehouse Event Crockery through their large online presence across a range of platforms such as:

Whitehouse Event Crockery on Facebook
Whitehouse Event Crockery on Google+
Whitehouse Event Crockery on Instagram

Whitehouse Event Crockery on Twitter

You can also get in touch with them by giving them a call on 0161 491 5209, or by dropping an email to them at They are based in Manchester and offer, “A wide range of contemporary and modern crockery and glassware including coloured charger plates, a wide range of coloured water glasses, a stylish collection of glassware and a modern range of porcelain tableware.” – Whitehouse Event Crockery.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with them at many events across several venues and we highly recommend them, if you wish to make your event extra special then get in touch.

The Wedding Industry Awards!

The North West Regional Event for The Wedding Industry Awards was held at the fabulous Sandhole Oak Barn in Congleton, Cheshire. The venue was decorated beautifully, as seen below.


Just like many companies based in and around in the Wedding Industry, we have been looking forward to The Wedding Industry Awards for some time now. The event came around and the atmosphere was fantastic, everybody involved was just ecstatic to be there! It’s also a great way for businesses who work in a similar area to one another to network and get to know each other better – which is always nice!

We were so pleased to be nominated for the award of, Best Wedding Caterer in which we were, “Highly Commended” in this category! We would like to thank everybody who took the time to vote for us as it is greatly appreciated! We would like to congratulate the winners of each and every category & also everyone who was nominated! It was a brilliant evening & fantastic to have so much talent from the North West Wedding Industry all together in one room!


Images in this post are via The Wedding Industry Awards Facebook page. These images are from Adby Creative and really capture the essence of the evening.

We would especially like to congratulate Heaton House Events Limited who we work with on a regular basis who won the, ‘Best Events Team’ of 2015!

We had a wonderful evening, and we can’t wait for next year! Thank you to The Wedding Industry Awards for putting on another fabulous awards ceremony!


Christmas & New Year Events

Now, we are aware that we don’t want to be those people who remind you of Christmas when you are busy packing your suitcase to the brim of suncream for your Summer holiday. So, this is why we have waited until the end of September, Autumn time to let you know. However, the Fall is upon us and the weather is starting to get slightly wetter and colder, and the nights are getting longer. But, get ready because we are about to do it… Christmas is on its way!


We are sorry for the reminder that many people don’t like hearing. Now, this isn’t due to people being Grinch-like but because Christmas can be a very busy and stressful time for many – including us! This is why we are reminding you of this wonderful time of the year as we want to cater for your event. we really don’t like having to turn down catering for you as we love providing a high quality service and don’t want people to miss out!


So, if you would like us to cater for your needs over the Christmas and New Year period then do not think that contacting us now is too early. After all, next week we will be in October – the months roll by so quickly! We are more than happy to chat a talk with you and create a bespoke menu for your wants and needs or if you would like to select one of our menus we would be happy to oblige either way.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Why Open Evenings Are Brilliant!

Open evenings are not only a great way for businesses such as ourselves to network with others, but they are also beneficial for anyone and everyone!

Fantastic inspiration can be gained from these events and it’s not only venues which hold such parties. at the event expect staff members on hand to answer questions, and help to guide you around the area whilst talking you through anything that you would need to know. So, don’t be afraid to ask questions!


Also it is a great opportunity to meet people, whether they are representing a business or not. Who knows, you could even make some friends! It’s a great chance to spend with family, friends and loved ones. You can also attend fabulous venues and experience them for a small time, for a little taster of what they could arrange for you.

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We love such events and make sure that we are in regular appearance and many of them stretching across the Cheshire and wider Manchester area. Open evenings that we have been to previously have been at many local venues around the area such as, Styal Lodge and Capesthorne Hall.

But the next one that we are getting excited about is being held at the fabulous venue that is of course the stunnig, Capesthorne Hall!


For more information and to confirm your attendance please go to this page on their website here.

So keep your eyes open for such events as they occur more often than you would think!

So from us here at Vanilla In Allseasons, we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

Images courtesy of Capesthrone Hall.

The Summer of 2014!

We hope you have all enjoyed the Summer of 2014! Unfortunately it’s almost over.

Here at Vanilla In Allseasons we have had a fantastic Summer! It’s been busy with meetings, events and lots of organisation and of course cooking!

We have catered for all kinds of events over the past few months. And the sun coming out also makes our work more fun for us, and for everybody involved!

So, if you have been following us across our social media and the information on our website then you will have a good idea of what we have been doing.

We would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to all of our brilliant staff, clients and associates for all of your support during this busy time. We have had a wonderful couple of months!

Here is a little look into our Summer…



We have really enjoyed working with lots of venues and events companies such as:

Heaton House Farm & Heaton House Events

Upper House Hayfield

We’ve also had some fantastic responses from our clients during this busy time of the year.

One of our favourites is this beautiful handwritten thank you letter from Jonny and Jen Brereton:


This makes us happy to know that you are happy with our service. So thank you guys, we love hearing from you!

Now we can look forward to the future – Autumn and Winter Weddings are gorgeous. Christmas is on its way around rather quickly and the New Year celebrations will shortly follow. With Valentine’s day also heading around in February!

So roll on Winter 2014 and of course 2015!

Friends of Vanilla – Red Floral Architecture

“Red floral architecture has gained itself a reputation as a highly stylised and glamorous contemporary flower studio specialising in traditional, off the wall, modern and contemporary floral designs.”

This innovative business is managed by Mat Hepplestone and Louise Fox. Their work not only features in Weddings and events they have also been featured in mainstream media outlets such as OK! Magazine.

This business, based locally in Cheshire, has gained recognition which continues to grow throughout the area and beyond. Their breath taking arrangements and creative use of flowers and design continues to enhance their reputation.

The use of colour is a large part of their work, this can be seen here in this glorious pink, purple and green arrangement below.


The creation of circular and spherical designs for Wedding bouquets are truly wonderful and you can view a selection of them in the Weddings section of their website here.

Their Wedding and display flowers are fantastic and the table decorations that they produce are truly stunning.


Red floral specialise in the following:

  • Bridal Bouquets
  • The RedHeavenRocks Collection
  • Buttonholes
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Table Centre
  • The Top Table
  • Venue Dressing
  • The Wedding Cake
  • The Ceremony

So, if you fancy throwing an extravagant event with creative use of flowers and want your event to stand out then why not choose A Wedding cake which is specially designed with flowers incorporated?

Red floral have the expertise to ensure that you Wedding or event is talked about for years to come!


So get in contact with them here via their website here.

See what Red floral can do for you on 07739709400 or send them an email via the contact box on their site or contact Mat on

Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook on Red floral architecture and Twitter @redfloralarch

Red floral architecture – ‘Innovation surpasses imitation’

All images courtesy of Red floral architecture.

Friends of Vanilla – Chelsea Shoesmith Photography

If you are looking for a photographer for your event, we highly recommend the wonderful Chelsea Shoesmith Photography service Her astonishing ability to capture the spirit of an event is exquisite. The photo gallery areas of her website showcase her work beautifully.


Ranging from weddings, charity events to portrait images, Chelsea’s varied skill set will work to enhance your event, through both professional and creative techniques. Chelsea’s advanced experience within the industry allows this lovely lady to produce photos of the highest standard.


Chelsea’s interest in story telling through her images allows the uniqueness of your day to flow through images, bringing your day to life. Whatever memories you want to capture forever, let Chelsea Shoesmith Photography allow your happiness to shine through.


Don’t just take our word for it, go to to see differentiating versions of her completed albums. Chelsea is a Manchester based photographer working in and around the North West area. Simply get in contact via the following details to enquire about the coverage of your event!

Her contact details are as follows:
Phone: 07891877395


Why stop there? You can also keep up with Chelsea on twitter @c_shoesmith

Images from Chelsea Shoesmith Photography.

Make Events – The Best Parties in the North West!

This week at Vanilla In Allseasons we are very excited to hear about the growth of Make Events! Not only has the team moved, but their growth is mirrored in their ability to throw some of the best parties across the North West!

Specialising in private parties Make Events offer a personalised service tailored to your party must-haves. Ranging from themed parties (for both adults and children), awards dinners and wedding planning, Make Events deliver a bespoke management of your chosen event to ensure your every goal is achieved.

Image from Make Events.

“I just wanted to formally thank you and your team once again for a fantastic job on our event. Your team really helped and did an excellent job. I appreciate everything you did to bring it in on budget whilst still providing quality.” – Statement from the Conference and Gala Dinner, June 2014.

So whether you are looking to throw a party for yourself, a friend, relative, loved one or your entire team at work – Let Make Events make it happen for you.

Image from Make Events.

It’s fantastic to see such a brilliant local events management company grow and grow! We look forward to working with these guys soon!

Get in contact with them here:
Make Events, Suite J, Number 2,  The Courtyard, Stanley Green Business Park, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 6GN.
0161 478 2500

Peaks and Dales Wedding Show

If you are planning a wedding, then this year’s valentines weekend is sure to be a romantic one!
Why not include a dazzling wedding show to make the weekend complete?

Buxton Dome

On Sunday 16th February, the Peaks and Dales Wedding show is taking place in the breathtaking
surroundings of Buxton’s Devonshire Dome. There will be a whole host of fantastic suppliers
(including us of course!) all of whom will be on hand to demonstrate their services and answer
your questions.

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There will also be a couple of fabulous fashion shows, so you can admire the beautiful wedding
dresses and suits on show from various designers.

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Our lovely new stand will be out on show for the second time, so why not come along and see it up close?
Our friendly team will be there to answer any questions you have and provide you with any information
you might need.

You can pre-register for here for completely FREE entry! So why not come along?
It promises to be a superb day out.

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