“I wanted to take this opportunity to than you and all your team for an amazing experience on Saturday, Vanilla Catering is without a doubt the best caterers I have ever worked with. The food was great and the service was seamless even though it was a challenge time wise you served and cleared like the wind! Much I know is down to you and your management of such a huge team, making it a great success. I did come to the kitchens after the event but you were so efficient, everything was cleared out and it looked as though you had never been there. Just amazing. Thanks again and please pass on my gratitude to the team”


“I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you to Toby and the rest of the team who represented Vanilla at the wedding of our daughter Alice to Jack on Saturday 13th August. Despite it being an incredibly hot day the whole team was absolutely outstanding, the service was impeccable, the food was amazing and the team could not do enough to ensure the entire day ran like clockwork! A huge thank you to Toby who was attentive without being intrusive and ran the entire team brilliantly. We really appreciate their hard work and can’t wait to use Vanilla again soon! We would not hesitate to recommend Vanilla to our friends and family. Many thanks to all who were involved in making Alice and Jack’s day so very special. ”

Jane and Rob Bowerchalke Barn

“We can’t thank you enough for everything you did on our wedding day. Every guest we spoke to commented on how amazing the food was, and how hard you and your team worked from the moment you arrived until the end of the night. You exceeded our expectations by a million miles and made our day absolutely perfect. Thank you for being so reassuring and supportive throughout the planning process. You were cool, calm and collected from start to finish, which made what could have been a stressful time, an absolute joy. You’re all incredible. We couldn’t have asked for better food or service. All in all, a wonderful experience ”

Corinne & Will Marquee –

“Toby, thank you so much to you and the wonderful team that were there on Saturday. It was seamless, and it was even better than I anticipated. You really put us (especially me) at ease and felt great to be able to turn my project manager brain off. Sally thank you for all your help in the lead up to the day. ”

Kirty & Vim Tithe Barn

“Luke and I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and the team for yesterday. We had such a wonderful day and the food and service the team provided was fantastic! Everyone loved the meal and we couldn’t have wished for anything better. ”

Emily & Luke Sopley Mill –

“Thank you so much for everything that you did for our wedding back in August. We had the most fantastic day and we honestly could not have done it without you guys. The number of compliments we have had on food is more than we can count. The organisational prowess was second to none and appeased even the most fidgety of parental hosts – stunning! A team of stars ”

George & Liz Marquee

“Hi Sally, Thank you so much for all your work. The food was stunning and everyone was hugely complementary!! Thanks for getting brownies looking good and sorting the cheeses. All the brownies were eaten, all the espresso martinis drunk...drank? Not sure what dent we made on the booze, but I think it was a good effort! Thanks for personally overseeing- we weren’t expecting it but so happy to see you! Thanks again and all the best ”

Si and Chris Tithe Barn – December

“To Sally and all the team at Vanilla, Thank you so much for your wonderful support for our wedding on 1st June this year. We are so sorry it has taken so very long to send our thanks – time has flown by! We loved our food throughout the day and appreciate all the extras and support; in a location such as West Stoke Barn, we know it isn’t easy! Thanks again, Jennifer & Simon ”

West Stoke Barn

“Dear Katie and everyone at Vanilla, Thank you all so much for everything you did for our wedding. All of the food was absolutely amazing, and weve had so many compliments from our guests about it. Your help, both in the run-up to the wedding and on the day itself was invaluable, and we can’t thank you enough for taking care of everything so we didn’t have to worry and could just enjoy the day. We hope you’ve all had good summers filled with lots of lovely weddings and best wishes for the future. ”

Love Emma & Tom Grittenham Barn – September

“Hi Sally, We’re finally back from honeymoon and so I wanted to email to send our warmest thanks to you. The settings looked great, the food was absolutely fantastic and we had endless comments from guests about how delicious it all was. Throughout the process you were wonderful to deal with - so straightforward and nothing appeared to be too much for you. Between extreme allergies, children, and our request for a customised dessert, we can’t have been the most straightforward of clients but your flexibility and professionalism were seemingly limitless and it contributed to fantastic day for us. Thank you! I hope you and the team have made it safely to the end of wedding season and are having a little break before the Christmas season picks up. Warm regards, Nick ”

Pylewell Park – October

“Dear Gemma We are beginning to get back to normal after the wedding and there are some 'thank you's' that we need to say and an important one is to you. We were thrilled with the wedding and the food, which was excellent, was a big part of that. As soon as we came to Vanilla we knew we would be in safe hands and so it proved. With your knowledge and experience you helped us plan out the whole event and knowing you would be behind the scenes managing your team was very reassuring to a rather panicky mother of the bride! We wish you many more successful events. ”

With best wishes Lindsay & Kevin Podger Pylewell Park – summer 2019

“It's been just over a week since our wedding and we're back home now in California, back into work and getting into the routines of married life. We just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for everything last week :) we were completely blown away by how well you managed the day, the venue looked fantastic and your staff were incredible - polite, attentive and accommodating. We got many compliments about the food and the table settings were perfect. You taking charge of the day meant we didn't have to worry about anything, which we greatly appreciated. We'll be sure to send you any pictures when we get them from our photographer! Thanks again and we'll definitely be recommending your services in the future. ”

Dom Tithe Barn Summer

“Dear Sally, Gemma & The Team, Thank you so much for your hard to make our wedding day as wonderful as it was. The food was beautiful. We had so many comments from our guests about how delicious everything was. I think satisfying 70 carnivores with a veggie/vegan menu is a massive achievement! All your staff were so polite, warm and friendly. It was a pleasure to have them there. Also a big thank you to Gemma for all her support and patience in the lead up to the day! Thank you again! Love The McNeice’s ”

Sopley Mill - summer

“Hi Gemma, We are back from our honeymoon in Bali and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything that you and the team did for Simon and I in the lead up to and on our wedding day. Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives and that was in large part down to Vanilla. The food was out of this world - so many of our guests commented on how delicious it was, and the whole meal ran so seamlessly. I am still dreaming of that chocolate brownie almost a month on! Your wait staff were incredible - so friendly, polite and efficient. We honestly couldn’t have asked for better caterers. You made our day so special and we will never forget it. I would also like to say a personal thank you for you. You replied to my (many!) emails so promptly and courteously. I’m sure you have to deal with so much correspondence from anxious brides but you never made me feel like a burden. You are such a credit to Vanilla and a true professional, and I will always be thankful. I would be grateful if you would confirm the address that I can send a proper thank you card to please. We are just waiting for our wedding photographer to send on our pics from the day. A huge and heartfelt thank you, ”

Isabel - summert

“Dear Katie Many thanks to you and the team for helping to make Alysa and Chris’s wedding such a special day. Lots of people told me how fantastic and nicely presented the food was - amazing given that there wasn’t a proper kitchen - and it was served very efficiently. The staff did a great job, they were always there when needed but never obtrusive. They have obviously been very well trained but all seemed to be cheerful and pleasant people and it was a pleasure to have them around. They also did a great job of clearing up so we had very little to do the next day other than remove our decorations etc. We won’t hesitate to recommend Vanilla if asked! Best wishes ”

Stephanie Great Barn, Basing – summer

“Dear Sally, Gemma & all the team, This is just a little note to say a huge and heartfelt thank you for everything you did for our wedding day and the months leading up to it. Gemma, you were always so prompt in answering my many emails and nothing was ever a problem for you. You made me feel calm and reassured at all times. Your team on the day were beyond professional and so kind, polite and helpful. As for the food, it was absolutely out of this world and we had so many comments from our guests about how delicious it was. I had even given up chocolate for six months before the wedding so eating that chocolate brownie on the day was just blissful! Thank you for everything – you really made our day so special and we will never forget you. ”

With love from, Isobel & Simon

“just a quick note now I have heard from everyone who attended. Many have written with their thanks and saying how much they enjoyed the evening but particular thanks to the waiting staff who smiled, were happy to join in with some of the banter and who served the rotating tables without a hitch. The food was universally complimented too, although I am pleased we opted for the extra to give everyone a personal choice. Regards, Nick. ”

Regards, Nick. HMS Warrior

“I just wanted to pass on our compliments about the meal on Monday night. The food went down really well with everyone, especially the dessert which was a first for many of the Chines party who were intrigued by the shortcake. Your staff were professional, efficient and suitably attentive in dealing with guest requests. In particular, with us having to move around some of the elements of the evening, due to the time constraints of some of the speakers, they dealt with the changes in schedule with the minimum of fuss. Everyone really enjoyed the evening. The venue and the service helped us create the great first impression we were after and set us off on the right foot for the rest of the week. Kind regards, ”

Nick Spinnaker Tower – September 2019

“Hello Gemma Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for a truly memorable evening. Everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the setting and there were many favourable comments about the food. I am only sorry that I didn’t get to meet you last night. Thank you so much for all your invaluable help over the past few weeks – for us it was certainly worth all the hard work. Once again, many thanks. ”

Susan HMS Victory – October 2019

“Gemma Sorry it has taken me until now to send this. I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team from Vanilla Catering for your support (and flexibility) in the planning for our dinner and for such superb food and service on the night. Lots of plaudits today. Everyone had a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed it - much of that goes down to the high quality of the meals and the support from a great, friendly and attentive staff who kept the evening on the track. Best Wishes ”

Tim HMS Victory – October 2019

“Dear Sally >> >> You must get ecstatic emails all the time so here comes another one! I am so grateful to you, to Kit, to Lee, to Helen and to all your team for such an outstanding job at Charterhouse this weekend. To feed that many people, with style and grace and humour in that searing heat was nothing short of a miracle - I am so glad I asked Vanilla to do this event as I think many other caterers would have buckled! The Sunday lunch also went beautifully and the school are already talking about doing it all again next year. I could not imagine any other company doing the food so as soon as I know more, perhaps we could get the date in your diary? >> >> >> Please pass on my thanks to absolutely everyone who helped make this such a success ”

Mary- Chartehouse School Ball for 500 , June 2019

“Morning Helen, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a massive thank you for Saturday and everything that you did, which was just amazing and you handled everything so incredibly well, and you just made it so everything went off with off without a hitch. The food was just fantastic and everyone has been raving about it especially the cauliflower starter which I think has converted many veg haters across. The Children’s meals were just fantastic and the one picture that ivy has chosen to take into preschool off her today was her with her pudding as she was just so proud off it. All in all a fantastic day and could not have done it without all your help. Kind Regards Nadia and Tim Marquee – July 2019 ”

Kind Regards Nadia and Tim Marquee – July 2019

“Hi Jane, Katie, We just wanted to email to say a huge thank you to Vanilla, and especially Katie, for making our wedding on the 12th July so fabulous. Katie was so helpful and reassuring the whole day and made things run perfectly on schedule. The food was great and all our friends and family loved the sharing platters, Vanilla really was a key part of the day and we can't thank you enough it was all perfect. Kind regards, Hollie & Gary Tithe Barn – July 2019 ”

Kind regards, Hollie & Gary Tithe Barn – July 2019

“We are beginning to get back to normal after the wedding and there are some 'thank you's' that we need to say and an important one is to you. We were thrilled with the wedding and the food, which was excellent, was a big part of that. As soon as we came to Vanilla we knew we would be in safe hands and so it proved. With your knowledge and experience you helped us plan out the whole event and knowing you would be behind the scenes managing your team was very reassuring to a rather panicky mother of the bride! We wish you many more successful events. With best wishes ”

Lindsay & Kevin Podger Pylewell Park – July 2019

“Hi Gemma , Thank you so much to you and all at the Port house. Everything from start to finish has been seamless. Thank you for always being at the end of an email. Thanks to the catering team for the amazing food... So many people have commented on how good it was. Also the service at dinner... Everything was prompt and all food was hot. The bar staff for always being friendly. The little touches like meeting us off of the boat with prosecco was just fab. Thank you so much Emily and Ben We truly had the best day! Port House – May 2019 ”

Emily and Ben

“Hi Katie, Just a quick email to say thank you very much for all your hard work on Saturday. Everybody mentioned how amazing the food was, especially the beef wellington. Wish we could have that everyday! Could you pass on our thanks to your whole team and Melissa for her help from the start. We would not hesitate to recommend your company to any of our friends and family for their catering needs. Many thanks again Mr and Mrs Wright! (Jon & Sarah) Fort Nelson – May 2019 ”

Mr and Mrs Wright! (Jon & Sarah) Fort Nelson – May 2019

“Hi Helen, Thank you so so much for all your help and hard work on Saturday. We had a wonderful day, largely down to your patience, proficiency and management. We’re very grateful of the unfortunate circumstances we came to you and for you taking us on board; and truly believe the day wouldn’t have been as incredible if it were not for Vanilla. A lot of the guests did comment on how good the food and service was. We’ll send a thank you note to the team once back from honeymoon but wanted to say a quick thanks now to you (after we’d recovered.. it has taken 4 days!!) as we did appreciate all that you did. Thanks again Helen, Natalie and Mark x Marquee – May 2019 ”

Natalie and Mark Marquee – May 2019

“Hi Sally, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you and your super team did for us yesterday. The service, food and all the extras you did for us were amazing. So many people commented on the food saying it was the best they'd had at an event and they are certainly right. Thank you for putting up with all my emails and requests over the past few weeks! Once again, thanks so much. Jenny & Simon West Stoke Barn – June 2019 ”

Jenny & Simon West Stoke Barn – June 2019

“Hi Gemma Apologies for delay in sending you a thank you - have just got back to my emails after moving house! Just a note to say thanks so much for running pretty much our whole wedding day – I have heard from so many people how much they loved the food – and I think I even managed to have every one of the canapes, and eat the main meal (looked too good not to even with the distractions) Really appreciate the efforts you went too – and responding so quickly back to each of my emails over the past 6 months! Thanks again, Jess Marquee – May 2019 ”

Jess Marquee 2019

“Good Morning Gemma A very big thank you to you and your team for all your wonderful catering service at Clare and Andrew's Wedding on Saturday at Minstead Lodge. You set up very efficiently on the Friday afternoon followed by wonderful service and food on Saturday. The team did a great job serving our guests with their arrival drinks and canapes in garden at Minstead Lodge by the beautiful wisteria. Then later we all enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast, which received many complimentary comments. Thanks for serving our cheeses and biscuits in the evening. I know that Minstead Lodge enjoyed working with you all. Many thanks again for your contribution in making such a wonderful day for Clare and Andrew. We all had an amazing day celebrating their marriage and even the sun shone. Kind regards Pauline (Clare's Mum) Minstead Lodge - May 2019 ”


“I am writing to thank you for the splendid wedding breakfast you provided at our daughter’s wedding last Saturday at Sopley Mill. Everything was fabulous but what really struck everybody was the ultra-friendly staff who served us. They were lovely. In the evening the hog roast was also perfect although probably less so for the poor staff who were outside in the pouring rain. Thank you for helping to make a wonderful day as good as it could be. Sorry for the delay in sending this message, might be something to do with the alcohol! Kind regards, ”

Paul Barnett Sopley Mill – March 2019

“Dear Sally, Melissa, Gemma & the whole Vanilla team, Thank you so much for all of your amazing work on our wedding. From the beginning to end our experience has been first class! From designing a bespoke Middle Eastern inspired menu, to the practical arrangements and then the running of the day. We always felt in safe and very capable hands – a really lovely thing to be able to just surrender responsibility and enjoy it all so thank you! We had a truly magical day, blessed by a summer scorcher in February! Everyone commented on how delicious and plentiful the food was and the service was warm, friendly and flawlessly efficient. Kindest regards & huge thanks, ”

Lara & Alex Grittenham barn – Feb 2019

“Dear Martin & Jo, thank you so much for all the hard work that you put in for our wedding at Pylewell Park on 18/8/18. Martin, you were brilliant and nothing was ever too much trouble, we felt in safe hands. Jo, you executed the plans perfectly on the day and Rich and I felt all we have to do was enjoy ourselves, because you took the stress away! We wish you all the best for the future,”

Annie & Rich Pylewell Park

“Honestly words cannot describe how fantastic Sally and her team were. Vanilla catered for our wedding at Tournerbury woods estate and they were exceptional. The arrangements for the day were meticulously planned with Vanilla's help in the year before. Responsive to all our queries, the whole process felt personalised and they clearly care so much about their work. On the day the staff were always helpful and friendly, the food was exceptional so thank you Chefs...and it was lovely to see the staff join in on the fun at our request. Without hesitation I would recommend Vanilla catering for any event. Thank you all for helping Kelly and I realise our dream wedding. Hey Sally, Kelly and I both wanted to pass on to you and your team our sincerest thanks. You were all fantastic throughout and definitely helped make our weekend perfect. The level of service, professionalism and fun was unparalleled. We were particularly pleased to hear your staff enjoyed themselves! Thanks again. Best Wishes, Chris & Kelly Tournerbury – September 2018 ”

Tournerbury – September 2018

“Dear Gemma & the team at Vanilla, thank you so much for the wonderful food that you provided for our wedding reception at the Royal Marines Museum. The 3-course meal was amazing, as were the canapes, drinks and evening buffet. We have received many compliments from our guests on the quality of your food. Thank you also for all your time spent assisting us with organising our special day. We particularly enjoyed our tasting session when choosing menus beforehand. Thank you also to the team of waiters and waitresses for providing top class dinner service on the day. We really enjoyed our special day and are very grateful for your contribution. ”

Love from, Amy & James

“Dear Jo, Sally & the amazing Vanilla Team, thank you so much for the fantastic job you did for our Horsebridge wedding, the guests couldn’t stop raving about how delicious the hog roast & salads were! You made the day completely worry free for us, everything ran so smoothly. We can’t thank you enough & will certainly recommend you! Colleen & Steve ”

Horsebridge Station – September 2018

“Hi Melissa, firstly, thank you SO much for being absolutely brilliant in the build up to and on the day of our wedding. I am in a haze of gratitude and love for all of the people who helped make everything run so smoothly and made the day pretty much stress free for me and you guys are definitely top of the list. I was super impressed at how helpful and efficient you were ahead of the day which combined with how promptly you always responded on email made planning everything super easy for me. The Vanilla staff at the wedding were also brilliant; everyone was incredibly friendly and happy to adapt when things needed tweaking. I was most impressed with the military precision with which things were run, and delighted that dinner started bang on time which meant that the day ran pretty much completely to schedule. Other details like serving the whole table at the same time so guests aren't waiting ages for one- or two-people’s meals to arrive made a big difference too. So, thank you all very much again for being the superstars that made the whole day run like clockwork, I'm super grateful and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you! Thanks, ”

Jade & Jack Tithe Barn – November 2018

“Just to say thank you to you and your team for the food and support on Thursday. We send round a survey to all attendees and will continue to get feedback this week but I just wanted to send you a summary of the feedback we’ve received so far regarding the food. “Great venue, perfect number of people and good DJ, casino games, lovely food.” “Food and drink both excellent (though I think we'll try to consume less alcohol next time!)” “Ed Byrne was great, the magician around the tables was amazing, lovely food & wine” “The night was great - super decor, well managed, good amount of time spent on the ceremony, cracking food, good quality alcohol, hilarious comedian, very well done!” “Venue was beautiful, vegetarian food was tasty, awards compare was very funny.” “The (vegan) food was outstanding!” Thanks Maria ”

Coropate event at O2 Southampton Guildhall - October 2018

“Good Evening Gemma & Roxy, Please pass on my thanks and gratitude to all staff concerned in making the LGD such a huge success. From a personal prospective it was a joy to work with all of them. I spoke to The Second Sea Lord back at Admiralty House and he asked to pass on his thanks for making the night such a huge success. Regards, Pat ”

HMS Victory - Military Dinner October 2018

“The dinner was a huge success, in very large part to the brilliant food and your amazing staff. Josh - you and your team did such a phenomenal job last Thursday. We are all still talking about the food and brilliant service; we couldn’t have made a better impression on our international students. Thank you for all your hard work and for making the evening run so smoothly. Regards, Ade ”

HMS Victory Corporate Dinner October 2018

“To all the team at Vanilla, thank you for everything that you did to make our wedding day so special. The food was absolutely delicious and everyone was so lovely. It really was a pleasure to have you do the catering for the day. There have been so many compliments on everything so thank you! Love ”

Katie & Dan Marquee Wedding –summer 2018

“Dear Sally, thank you so very much for the wonderful arrangements for Sarika and Asher’s wedding especially for your personal presence without which I would have been totally lost, you were just God sent for me. Food was delicious. Thanks again to all your team, they were marvellous. Best wishes,”

Raj The Tithe Barn – August 2018

“I have said this in person but would also like to put in writing – the event last night was FABULOUS!! From the exceptional organisation, to the wonderful guides to the delicious food, it was just fantastic. I have had so many people say to me today that it is the best conference dinner they have ever been to. I should note some of these people travel the world going to academic conferences, so this is a serious accolade!”

Academic Dinner at Mary Rose Museum - September 2018

“Dear Helen and Sally, Apologies I have only just managed to get this to you but we wanted to say a huge thank you to you both and the team for Friday night’s efforts. We couldn’t rate you more highly for a most super-efficient service, friendly staff, delicious food and all round pleasant experience. You made our lives so easy on the night, even with some Vegetarian issues that got thrown in at the last minute!!! Jo was an absolute star from the offset, so helpful and nothing was too much effort. She even relieved Lizzie and I of our ‘extra’s’ to put on the tables leaving us with more time on our hands before everyone descended! Massive thanks again. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback regarding the food and service so obviously passing on your details and raving about you all. Fantastic to meet you all and thanks so much again, Best Wishes, ”

Emma and Lizzie Re Yacht Masters Ball LYH September 2018

“Jo, We are just back from our little break away and I wanted to drop you a quick email to say what a great job you and your team did on Saturday. Not only was the food outstanding but the more we think about it the more impressed we are with how you managed the day. We threw you a number of curve balls, not least moving the speeches at the last minute but you took everything in your stride. We were really impressed with how you got on with things completely unobtrusively and made good decisions about how to use things we just left lying around for you (squash, cheese boards, marshmallows to name a few). You also did an excellent job clearing up which made our job on Sunday morning much easier. Thanks again Rich and Annie ”

Rich and Annie Pylewell Park - August 2018

“Was hoping to have some thank you cards printed by now, but the week just whizzed by, so for now, an email will have to suffice. You personally rock!!! And the company you have created is superb - inspirational. You played such a huge part in organising our day and making it a huge success. When I came to you on that second meeting, it was such a turning point. You gave me complete piece of mind, not only over the food, but how the day would run with the help of the Vanilla Team. And while i'm on the subject of food, it was stunning, all of it, from the canapés, right through to the desserts. So many people commented on the quality, presentation and most importantly the yumminess of it all!!! So thank you....from both Phil and I, from the bottom of our hearts for helping to create such a magical day. Thank so much again. Love Jo and Phil xxx ”

Jo and Phil August 2018

“Hi Gemma, Just to say thank you for making our day extra special, everyone has said how much they enjoyed the food and in particular how it just kept coming. I think most people went home well oiled too, so thank you to you and the team as well, Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved, it really was exceptional and glad we chose you, Thanks and regards, Darren and Clare ”

Darren and Clare RMM July 2018

“Morning Melissa We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for all that you did on Saturday. There have been endless comments about the quality of the food and the service that was provided! Thanks again C&C ”

Charlie and Cara St Cross June 2018

“Hello, Just wanted to send a little email to say THANK YOU so so much for all your hard work on our Wedding day on 14th July. Melissa was absolutely incredible and we cannot thank her enough...putting one very stressed Bride-to-be at complete ease the day before and again on our wedding day. The team were amazing and really attentive. The food was delicious and we had so many comments about the yummy food choices and the staff and how lovely they were. Everything was thought of before we even thought of it and there were so many little touches that made our day really special. Our ceremony being outside would have seemed stressful and hard work but your team made it effortless and really worked hard all day. From our initial meet to the day itself...everything has been just perfect. I've left a review on google but please let us know if there is anywhere else that we can leave a review for you all. Look out for our card in the post :) Many thanks, Danielle and Jamie x ”

Danielle and Jamie , Old dairy Farm July 2018

“Dear Melissa, Sally & the Vanilla Team, We have just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to now take the opportunity to thank you for your fantastic catering and hard work at our wedding. You were both incredibly profession and flexible in helping us achieve our vision and we were so pleased with the end result. Melissa and the staff clearly worked very hard on the day and looked after our guests so well. We had so many compliments and we will be sure to recommend you to others in the area. Thank you so much again, Hannah & Henry – Breamore House, Sat. 26th May 2018 ”

Hannah & Henry – Breamore House, Sat. 26th May 2018

“Melody and Gemma Some great feedback for you... The pre planning for this event was stress free and simple. Melody... working with you to sort out the details was a pleasure Gemma... your advice and guidance on the menu was brilliant. The day was fantastic. Vanilla were so good - the canapés and food were so tasty and served by incredibly pleasant and unassuming staff. We are so thankful. all in all - a wonderful evening. Thank you both for making this so easy and so enjoyable. ”

Mark Re Canape party at Bombay Sapphire July 2018

“Dear Sally I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the style, service and quality Vanilla has brought to West Green House Opera. The feedback we have had has been entirely positive, from the quality of the food, the excellence of the presentation and the charm of the service. Please pass on my very sincere thanks to every member of your team all of whom were so friendly and so impressive throughout. Thank you very very much indeed. To find caterers of your quality who can continue to deliver in heat, wind and rain is exceptional indeed. Please keep me up to speed with all that you’re doing Thank you all again so much and here’s to the future. ”

Marketing at West Green House Opera , August 2018

“Hi Melissa, We both want to thank you so much for organising our wedding. We had such a lovely day - in fact it was perfect!! Every one said how much they enjoyed it. The food was excellent, the staff very attentive and friendly and the setting was wonderful! I would certainly recommend the venue!! Dan, the Bar Manager, was also very friendly and professional. I would love to relive the day again as I enjoyed it so much! We have been back a couple of times during the day for a drink and snack and we intend to come and have a Sunday lunch too! Kind regards Pat and Bob x ”

Pat and Bob Wedding at Port House July 2018

“Dear Gemma Sunday’s lunch party was very successful. Lots of compliments on the food and the Vanilla team looked after everyone very well. Such easy people to have in the house - they just got on with it and left everything in perfect order when they’d finished. Thanks again (and especially for the wonderful weather!) ”

Marion - Private Birthday Party - June 2018

“Hi Gemma I am emailing on behalf of us all to express our heartfelt thanks for all your help at Carly and Sam’s wedding last Saturday. We want to thank you and your team so much for all your hard work. It was a very special day that we had planned for over a year and had dreamed of since Carly was born! We appreciate you also had to get involved in turning round the venue from ceremony to dinner and then on to the evening party. We would not have been able to cope had you not all mucked in to help and make it happen. The food was fantastic, the service superb and your supervision a calming influence over all the festivities and celebrations. Thanks again and we will be pleased to recommend you to anyone. Kindest Regards Nick ”

Carly and Sams Wedding - Guilbert Whites House June 2018

“Dear Sally, Well you did us proud again - thank you so much for brilliant food and excellent service. We were so lucky with weather both on Saturday & Sunday. Everything ran well and Bride & Groom looked very happy Many thanks again to yourselves and all boys and girls serving, good team all very professional. Such a lovely day and weekend ”

Mim and Alex wedding 26 May 2018 x 190 Guests

“Everything was perfect, and from you early advice to the reunion secretary Richard and Rosie onwards, you enthused them for the prospect of a very special dinner. Your attention to detail, flexibility and charm made the whole experience a delight. Andy backed you throughout most professionally, and we were impressed by Vanilla (and Louis) with both the food and their service. Everyone made a great professional impression on the guests. Among the guests were an ex Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a Vice CDS, a Deputy CDS, (one lord and 2 knights!), generals from the US, Australia, Sweden, plus British admirals and generals and air commodores, and a lot of ex senior civil servants. They have been around Chichester for a busy programme for 4 days. Unanimously they all declared that last night was the highlight of the whole reunion, without a doubt. The meal was the best they had. I would be pleased if you can pass on my message to all involved. Bravo Zulu! Very best wishes John ”

Mary Rose Corporate Fine Dinning Event May 2018

“We write to thank you and the staff for helping to make the above wedding a success for all concerned. There was a lovely atmosphere in the Tithe Barn and the staff had worked hard to help create this by lighting all the candles and laying out the tables in readiness for our arrival from the church. We had arrived earlier than expected due to the inclement weather and yet they coped with this admirably. It was due to our early arrival that we ran out of prosecco before the meal and I have to praise Cath for the tactful way in which she dealt with this problem and moved things along as quickly as possible. She was an excellent manager and nothing seemed to phase her.”

Roy & Sue, Tithe Barn

“Thank you so much for your continuing support of Breast Cancer Haven. It was wonderful to have your girls making and serving the fabulous canapés you create at Vanilla. I love them and at every event there are so many positive comments. I really do appreciate your generosity and I wanted to make sure you know how grateful we all are. ”

Sally Taylor, Breast Cancer Haven

“Just wanted to send a message of thanks to the excellent team who looked after us on Saturday night. As an organiser I have to say this was the easiest event and less stressed at the time, I have organised so far. Your staff were all approachable, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, hot and served table by table which was perfect as no-one had to wait. The evening was managed perfectly by Keeley and Daniel was great fun and professional behind the bar.”

Melanie, AD Mechanical

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for the food at our event yesterday at Bombay Sapphire Distillery. The food was amazing: the ‘oohs’, ‘aaahs’ and ‘mmms’ coming from the five tables spoke volumes – everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. And from me personally, the terrine was the best I have ever had! The waiting staff were friendly, super-efficient and the timings of the food coming out was spot on.”

Beccie, Bombay Sapphire Distillery

“We wanted to write a note to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work towards and at our wedding at Sopley Mill. From the word go everyone we spoke to was so helpful and supportive. The food and service were incredible and many people commented on how good the meal was. The wedding breakfast is a huge part of any wedding and ours was perfect, thanks to all of you. A special thanks to Cath for all you did and for being so patient with us.”

Amy & Mike, Sopley Mill

“Thank you so very much for all you did for our wedding at the Elephant in August. We had so many compliments on the amazing food, it really was delicious. Your help throughout the whole process was so efficient and greatly appreciated. The day went seamlessly.”

Rachel & Ben, Elephant Boat Yard

“Sally, during the initial booking stages, through to Helen, Chloe and Ed on the night were fantastic. Last minute changes in the run up to the event and on the night were dealt with professionally. Helen and Chloe dealt with a number of specific personal requests which just made the evening far more enjoyable for all those that attended. The food was ‘top draw’ and in many ways better than some of the food I have been served in Officers messes across the Army. The Goat’s Cheese Panna Cotta was marvellous and the beef cheek was to die for. Once again thank you for a great night of food and service – the mess wish you all the best for the future.”

Major A R Grainger REME, Fort Nelson

“Thanks so much for the lovely food, great service on the day and efficient organisation in the build-up. I have had loads of letters from the guests saying how much they enjoyed the food and most importantly my parents were delighted. So many thanks to you and your team.”

Richard, Diamond Wedding Anniversary

“Thank you so much for all your help planning and coordinating the catering at our wedding. The food was superb, we loved it, and had masses of compliments from all of our guests. Our vegan guest said he hadn’t eaten so well in years. We were really impressed with the quality of all the food and the waitresses were very efficient at serving it all. We had a fabulous day and knowing you were there to coordinate everything I the marquee meant we could relax and enjoy the day. We will not hesitate in recommending you to all our family and friends.”

Claire & Mark Marquee Wedding

“May I please on behalf of HantsAbility express my thanks for the great support we received before, during and after our charity ball at the Guildhall. The quality and quantity of the food provided was excellent and has received many favourable comments from our guests. Sally and her team on the night were very helpful and supportive and took every opportunity to add value. It was much appreciated that they also took the trouble to wear masks to fit in with our theme. Their service was excellent and a special extra mention for Sally who is a great professional.”

Paul, HantsAbility

“We would like to sincerely thank you and your team at Vanilla for the amazing food served at our wedding breakfast and later in the evening. The food was amazing! We all had a brilliant time, everything ran smoothly and was incredibly well organized (and stress free from our perspective). All of our guests commented on how friendly and helpful you all were, and at least a dozen have been trying to guess the recipe for the soup!”

Darren & Simon, Spinnaker Tower

“Wow what an amazing service you delivered. The catering was truly amazing, so kind polite & accommodating. All our guests commented on how fantastic the food and canapes were – we would most definitely use your service again. Thank you so much the party was a great success.”

Sabrina, Birthday Party

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of Derek and myself for helping make our wedding so memorable on Saturday. Lots of people have said to us how lovely the food was and a few people have said it was the best wedding food they have ever had! The service was just as good as the food. Our only concert with the Royal Marines Museum as a venue was the lack of bar facilities, however the temporary bar worked really well. We had a fantastic day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Vanilla Catering in the future to others.”

Sharon & Derek, Royal Marines Museum

“On behalf of our Chairman, the Hampshire Fare Directors and team, I would like to thank Vanilla for creating such a delicious menu of Hampshire Fare Canapés at our 20th anniversary party last Thursday. We really appreciate the effort that went into making the evening such a success. Everything went so smoothly, from our first meeting with you to the evening itself. It is a pleasure to work with you.”

Sophie, Hampshire Fare

“Dawn and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for catering our weeding. The food was absolutely delicious – we had numerous compliments from guests who said it was the best wedding food they had ever had! We said that we wanted lovely food at our wedding and Vanilla certainly delivered on that front – thank you! Thank you also for all the time you put in in the months leading up to the day itself. With our best wishes. ”

Peter & Dawn, Farbridge Barn