Upper House Hayfield

Vanilla in Allseasons Hit the Small Screen!

Did you catch our TV appearance this week? If you follow our social media feeds, you will already know that our team appeared on a special County Brides wedding program aired on Sky TV. The TV crew came to film us during a wonderful wedding at one of our favourite venues, Upper House Hayfield.

Did you miss it? You can view our entire segment and interview with our very own Adam Evanson right here…

As you can see, the day was a huge success and the filming went really well. We have received a fantastic response so far and we would like to say a big thankyou to everyone involved with the making of the program and to everyone who has wished us well since the program was aired.

Upper House Hayfield

Here at Vanilla in Allseasons, we pride ourselves on working with some of the most bespoke wedding venues in the country. Upper House, a former hunting lodge stands alone on the magnificent mountain of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park.

Upper House

Nestled within 30 acres of private woodland, and with exclusive fishing and sporting rights to Kinder Reservoir, Upper House is a spectacular remote country retreat featured only 24 miles from Manchester city centre.


A castellated fortress that is wrapped around a stunning central courtyard, the house comprises of a medieval banqueting hall, original inn and luxurious accommodation for up to 21 guests.

Upper House Doorway

As expected from any historical building, each room is steeped in nostalgia as is clear when you step through the grandiose venue. The ancient farmstead dating back to at least the 14th Century was used as a shooting lodge for the Mayor of Manchester, James Watts before becoming a centre for recreation. Upper House even played host to famous author, Agatha Christie as she would visit for seclusion to devise her legendary plots.


The interior has been carefully restored to bring it into its former glory and still features its original detailing. Many of the weddings we have catered for have stripped back on decoration allowing the venue’s beauty to be the theme of the wedding.

For more information on Upper House, visit the website.

Vibrant Bunting at Upper House Hayfield

Each wedding we cater for is different to the last one and that’s one of the things we love about catering at these special occasions.

Upper House

This weekend we were at the idyllic Upper House Hayfield, a former hunting lodge that stands alone on the magnificent mountain of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park.

Punch and Judy

The venue housed a vintage wedding last weekend featuring elements from carnivals including a traditional Punch and Judy show.

Upper House Hayfield

There were elements of fun spread throughout the grandiose interior and exteriors of Upper House Hayfield. We were particularly fond of the bold and vibrant coloured bunting covered chandeliers with hanging glass orbs.

Upper House Hayfield

Folksy have shared some tips for making your own bunting and the styles you can choose from.

Wedding Food at Upper House Hayfield

Last weekend our team catered for a fantastic wedding in the spectacular surroundings of Upper House Hayfield. The bride and groom looked fantastic, the sun shone, the venue looked incredible and everyone had a fabulous day.

Vanilla in Allseasons team at Upper House

We had lots of hungry guests to cater for!

We kept rumbling tummies at bay with a selection of delicious canapés. We served –

Chicken marinade in soy, ginger, garlic with a peanut sauce
Lamb kofta with a cucumber and mint yoghurt
Parmesan shortbread thins with goats cheese and oven dried cherry tomatoes
Smoked salmon and prawn crostini
Tiger prawn with pak choy, garlic and chilli
Peking duck pancakes with hoi sin sauce

Photo credit: Jonny Draper Photography

When everyone had mingled, sipped some fizz and nibbled a few canapes, we served a buffet to the tables in the historic medieval banqueting hall. The served buffet food included –

Pan fried red mullet with tomato & herb salsa.
Salmon marinade in soft herbs
Tiger prawns in a herb & garlic butter.
Thai Green chicken curry with a coconut rice
Beef stroganoff
Roast mushrooms stuffed with goat’s cheese & sun blushed tomato topped with a herb crumb
Olives with garlic and chilli

Thai green curry from Vanilla in Allseasons Photo Credit: ADOmedia

Sides –
Warm new potatoes rolled in Olive oil, red onion and soft herbs
Cherry tomato, rocket & pine kernel
Greek salad, mixed leaf with a honey & mustard
Warm new potatoes rolled in Olive oil, red onion and soft herbs
Cous cous with fresh spring salad vegetables
Spinach & new potato and pancetta

Lemon and Coriander hummus, tomato salsa, spring onion crème fraiche, roast butternut squash and blue cheese, cannelloni bean and confit garlic

Artisan breads with balsamic and oil

Vanilla in Allseasons Wedding Catering - Bread Photo Credit: Chelsea Shoesmith Photography

Then came everyone’s favourite course, the desserts! We served miniature trio’s

Blue berry frangipan with a vanilla custard
White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake with a berry crush
Chocolate brownie with a sweet whipped cream

If you are hosting a wedding or event and would like to hire our team to serve some extra special food for guests, please get in touch! We’d love to discuss your ideas.

Fabulous Flowers from Red Floral Architecture

This weekend we catered for a spectacular wedding at an incredible venue, Upper House Hayfield. We have lots of pictures to share with you, but let’s start with the flowers.

Manchester based company Red Floral created exquisite floral displays that really blew us away! Crisp white flowers combined with crystal droplets and blown glass hanging candle votives created a look and feel that was simply spectacular. We took a few snaps of our own…

Wedding Flowers from Red Floral at Upper House Hayfield

Floral Decoration by Red Floral at Upper house Hayfield

We will bring you lots more details and images from this event, watch this space!

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