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Wedding Buffet, Harrogate

“A huge thank you for the Buffet which you provided for my daughters wedding, the seafood bar was out of this world, all my guest were overwhelmed with the spread, I can not thank you enough, your company certainly had a great impact on the day, again many thanks.”


Mr J Johnston
Father of the Bride

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Poppy Caterers at Merchant Taylors Hall, York

Poppy Caterers has over 30 years’ successful experience catering for a wide range of events from wedding celebrations, private dinners and buffets to important York guild dinners.

Simon Halmshaw Director and owner learnt his trade in the military where he was involved in providing many dinners for VIPs including Her Majesty the Queen and Ambassadors from around the world.

Poppy Caterers offer creative, innovative and stylish menus; they use the finest local ingredients and will work with you to plan and design your menu around your own specific tastes and budget to create a meal that is truly memorable.

Poppy Caterers can provide menus for

  • Champagne breakfasts
  • Reception canapés
  • Wedding celebration party dinners and buffets
  • Fine dining
  • Hot and cold themed buffets and banquets
  • Day or evening barbecues
  • Medieval banquets

The Hall furnishings, table decorations, have an important role in setting the scene, to building the atmosphere for the special event.

Poppy Caterers will work with you on all these crucial touches

  • Fine crockery and cutlery - standard with every menu
  • Fine damask linen
  • Fine crystal glasses
  • Coloured seat covers and table decorations
  • Floral decorations
  • Entertainment

Poppy Caterers offer an extensive, carefully selected choice of quality wines and champagnes and will help you choose those which complement your menu.

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