The local community in Pembrokeshire is warm and welcoming. The culture is rich and full of tradition and the atmosphere makes for a perfect winter wedding. And even though a winter wedding may not seem like the most common, they can be incredibly romantic and memorable.
It’s colder in winter months, but that can be an added bonus. Most venues will focus on creating a cosy indoor environment for a winter wedding. You can worry less about rain and other weather cooperating with your plans and remove stress by knowing what you have to work with inside.
You might first assume that a winter wedding is limited by the cold conditions. However, the season truly provides the opportunity to create a unique event. Couples don’t have to stick to a particular holiday theme either. It doesn’t have to be a Christmas wedding celebration. The possibilities are endless.
Design can begin with snowflakes and pinecones in mind. You might want to include whites and earth tones with pops of red. Or a bride may dream of creating an all-white winter wonderland. Regardless of your style, the design doesn’t end with centerpieces and flowers. It also includes the food.
Winter flavors are fun, tasty and at the center of any seasonal celebration. And a great wedding party is all about the food (especially at a winter one). You want people’s bellies to be full and their spirits to be warm. Qube caterers understand how to design these seasonally appropriate menus and are excited to share their unique ideas with newlyweds-to-be this year.
Menus for winter weddings can get extremely creative. You may opt for hot cocoa with peppermint stir sticks or hot milled wine. Maybe you want to serve a warm seasonal soup or warm desserts. Whatever your requests, Qube caterers will work with your specific needs and ideas to help you create a winter menu your guests will never forget.
Here at a few dishes from our Chef Dave’s Favourites:
Braised welsh rump steak, smoked garlic mash, blanced Ritec Valley greens, garnished with baby onion, pancetta and wild mushrooms
Pressed pork belly, apple fondant, tri colour carrots roasted with garlic and tarragon, cider jus and homemade apple sauce
Roasted breast of chicken, sautéed savoy and smoked bacon gratin potatoes, thyme and garlic sauce
Fresh fillet of trout, grilled pok choi, premier potatoes. Shrimp and a lemon butter sauce
Herb crusted leg of welsh lamb, hand carved with roasted rosemary potatoes and fresh vegetables.
In Pembrokeshire it’s also possible to use outdoor space for winter festivities. Depending on the day and month, it may be mild enough (with outdoor heaters) to move some socialising outside. And the Qube team has mastered not only the art of indoor catering, but also the skill of outside catering (even in winter weather). They understand how to rotate food appropriately, maintain correct temperatures and display food beautifully while always providing accommodating and warm service.
Qube caterers have had winter weddings success with local venues like Manorbier Castle, Cresselly House, Woodhouse Barn and Tenby Sailing Club. And they can cater any winter event, from small and intimate gatherings to larger venues.
If planning a wedding in Pembrokeshire, winter may the time of year to do it. Costs are usually less in the off-season months and the land of South Wales is full of folklore, castles and romance. The environment can seem like a fairytale, even in the winter and may be the perfect locale for the weddings of your dreams.