Planning a wedding is an exciting yet slightly daunting prospect, not to mention the abundant choice in almost every aspect of planning and style. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of recommended suppliers that we have worked with and found to adhere the high standards of service, professionalism and delivery that we expect at Coombe Trenchard.
Homemade Goodies and Services
Why not make the most of Coombe Trenchard's unique charm and our in-house wonders:
Additional accommodation for a small number of guests in a choice of 5 luxuriously appointed rooms.
Catering - including cream teas, locally-sourced breakfasts, pre-wedding suppers, post-wedding brunches and even a newly installed al-fresco pizza oven
Stunning 'Goodie' tables with your chosen selection of handmade sweets & treats
Hand-cut flowers grown especially you, from our own gardens
Hire of vintage crockery and glasses, including Champagne saucers
Our own bespoke confetti
Please contact us to find out more about what we offer at Coombe Trenchard.
(* indicates a Coombe Trenchard favourite, our highest recommendation)
Catering is normally a large part of your budget, and the food at your wedding will be an important part of your day and guest experience. For this reason, we ask that you select from the following caterers that we have worked with and know to excel at organisation, cleanliness, value and most importantly, delicious food!
Much-loved and well-respected caterers Jo & Caroline are reliably brilliant in their execution of delicious food and wonderful service.We find their precision, staff and genuine care for your day to be outstanding and highly recommend the total peace of mind that comes with an Oaktree Occasions wedding. (Staff have personal licences for evening bar)
The Pickle Shack 01395 488 132 email@example.com
Pickle Shack is a young and ambitious food company delivering creative and sensational catering
Multi award-winning caterers with an ethos of local, fresh, seasonal. This is some seriously stylish food with a side order of meticulous professionalism.
Creative cuisine using high-quality local ingredients, these experienced caterers will take care of every last detail (can get licenses to serve alcohol)
It's all about sharing for Garnish who like to cook over flames and hot embers. and specialise in sharing platters and boards. Garnish love to cook Asado and pride themselves in rustic full flavour food. A theatre of fun with food to remember. (see sister company Thirst Choice for your entire food & drink needs)
Get your guests appetites at an all time high with Sue’s big pans: a treat for your eyes, nose and taste buds. A wonderfully informal option that delivers interesting flavours and appreciative noises!
Emma’s wood-fired pizzas come fresh from her horse box and make a deliciously stylish addition to your day.
For a smaller, intimate celebration (or delicious wedding cake)
Keda & Will’s innovative take on immerse dining experiences is really exciting, and certainly will ensure an experience your guests won't forget.
Alistair David (+44 7973 545402 firstname.lastname@example.org )
Alistair’s food is recognisably British in tone, but borrows occasionally from India, the Americas, France, Italy and Spain.
Bar Companies/Alcohol Providers
You can find more information abut Coombe Trenchard’s alcohol policies in our ‘General Information’ document, but we highly recommend using an established bar company to ensure your day goes without a hitch. Jaded Palates provide an invaluable and budget-friendly service for our bridal couples and we highly recommend using their sale or return service (as well as tastings and easy delivery!).
(07414720077 - email@example.com)
A company we work closely with and trust to keep their prices low. Bar companies can use a wedding as an excuse to hike up their prices, and we choose to protect our couples from this. Thirst Choice will stock the alcohol of your choice and will happily organise tastings (this can be done at Coombe Trenchard) for extra wedding-planning treats. (see sister company Garnish for your entire food & drink needs)
A fantastic service for bridal couples; enjoy an education as you choose your wines from this fabulously passionate company. Offering wholesale prices, tasting sessions and sale or return to our bridal couples, this is the best value, easiest and most enjoyable way of providing your own alcohol for your wedding.
John & Charlie provide beautiful, stylish clear span marquees that maximise the wonderful views on the Italian Terrace. Unlike a lot of other marquees, their clear panoramic sides can be rolled up easily to create a wonderful outdoor experience in fine weather.
The Beautiful Tent Company (07747070892 - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sperry Tents (Tim 01841 521188- email@example.com)
Wedding Planners, Stylists and Prop Hire
One of the few British Master Florists Amanda is celebrated as a creative soul with an eye for opulence. Chosen for Sarah’s son’s wedding here at Coombe Trenchard, she is familiar with our beautiful spaces and comes highly recommended.
Chosen for Sarah’s daughter’s wedding at Coombe Trenchard, Joanna’s love of British flowers is celebrated with very natural, wild-looking arrangements. Just divine.
Dartmoor Flowers (Deborah - 0182220859081)
The Flower Mill Cornwall (Vanessa - 07890787886)
Laura Mingozzi Marsh* (07821304418) Laura is Sarah’s daughter-in-law and it was her spectacular wedding to George that started Coombe Trenchard on its wedding journey.
Having been a Coombe Trenchard bride herself, Laura is well aware of the space, style and magic available to you. She creates jaw-dropping cakes in incredible flavours and uses her creative powers to make your wildest visions come to life.
Beautiful light-filled images from a truly lovely human, Emma is a joy to be around as well as an incredible talent in the photography world. She gets booked up very quickly so contact her asap!
Venetia has been capturing happiness for over ten years, and is always looking out for those special moments.
Sarah’s daughter chose Lucy for her own day at Coombe Trenchard, and her images of happiness never fail to make us smile.
Caroline & Chris produce spell-binding videos on a mix of digital and super 8 film, creating romantic masterpieces that tell your story in a wonderfully natural way.
Chestnut Productions (Harry 07983711306 - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicola and Denise can totally tailor-make your ceremony, without any legal restrictions. A truly personal way to conduct a ceremony in any area of Coombe Trenchard.
Make Up Artists/Hairdressers
Giselle Michel-Gendre HMUA (07971730141 - email@example.com)
Earcandy - a great place to search for your perfect band
The Somebodys (via ear candy)
Spiffing Tunes (01822 852 372)
Piping Hot Ceilidh Band (01803 528 234 - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nick Wake & Becki Driscoll (Fiddle Players) (01237478515 - email@example.com)
Bespoke Confetti (Rosie 01884841561)
Arts & Crafts Design
Arts & Crafts Design is the UK's premiere specialist craftsman-designer of Arts & Crafts lighting, furniture and metalwork, including designs by CFA Voysey, WAS Benson and Ernest Gimson.