Friday, 20 November 2009

Rowley's Afternoon Tea's & Flower Demonstrations 2010

After the success of our 2009 events, The triumphant trio of Rowley's Catering, Flower Design and Lytham Hall have decided to put add some more Afternoon Tea events to our 2010 calender. And just to make the events that bit more unique, for next year we have decided to theme them.
These popular events held at Lytham Hall in Lytham St Annes start at 2pm and are at a fantastic price of £20.00 per person. For this you get

Champagne Reception in the Old Hall with entertainment from Howard Wing or Nicola Howard (Champagne not included in price)

Afternoon Tea provided by Rowley's Catering consisting of dainty sandwiches & canape style nibbles with unlimited Coffee and selection of Tea's. Followed by miniature desserts such as Victoria sponges, banoffi pies and chocolate fudge brownies, in the beautiful surroundings of the Lytham Hall Gold Room
This is all hosted by the wonderful Jane and Jason Thompson of Flower Design in St Annes with various themed flower demonstrations. All of the amazing creations that are designed by Jane are raffled off at the end of the event with all proceeds going to Trinity Hospice.

For those of you that have been before, I am sure you know by now how wonderful these popular events are. And for those who have not been, your missing out !

For more information or to make a booking please contact the Lytham Hall office on 01253 736652

Look forward to seeing you

Paul, Ben & Team Rowley's

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Mya Arderns Christening Celebrations - Sunday 11th October 2009

Did you know Lytham Hall is the perfect venue for a christening party?

Mathieu and Joanne Ardern got married a The Hall in 2007, therefore it seemed right to return there for their Daughter Myas Christening

After a blessing, guests were greeted at the hall by Rowley's and the Roaring Log Fire

The reception was held in the stunning surroundings of the Old Hall

The buffet was served from the Gillow room

The adults were served some of Rowley's Fantastic Party Food Dishes

Lasagne Al Forno with Garlic French Bread

Caribbean Coconut Spiced Beef

Seafood Bake Aurora

Food was served in the fantastic gold room

Mya and Her Friends got their own party Table

The cake was provided by the fantastic Hilary Woods

Raymond Thomas of Raymond Thomas Photography was on hand to capture every moment

Fun was had by all, although in the end it all proved too much for Mya

And Her Friends

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Mirza / Maw Wedding 31st October 2009

One of Lancashires Premier wedding venues Lytham Hall proved to be a perfect venue for a marriage of two cultures last Saturday.
Team Rowleys worked closly with bride Shelly to integrate traditional Asian and Western Values

Garlands of Flowers and colourful gifts were presented to the guests

The beautiful Autumn leaves added to the vivid colours of the day

And the Mirza family had decorated the hall with an Abundance of Roses and Lillies

Shelly was escorted by close family into the Gold Room for a blessing.

This took place under and arch of lillies

The talented Maryn and Jo Pearson of Fotoamour were on hand to capture every moment

The guests then made their way to The Halls West Wing for a civil ceremoney, after which they were entertained with traditional music.

The Bridal party dined in the lower west wing which Shelly had decorated with flowers and favours

Catering was provided by the excellent Nawab of Levenshulme, Manchester. Guests were treated to a 3 course Hallal Menu of:

Vegetable Samosas
Chicken Tikka
Lamb Kebabs

Chicken Marsala
Chicken Biryani
Chicken Karahi
Fried Fish
Lamb Bhuna
Vegetable Curry

Naan Bread
Raiita, Tomato Relish, Salad

Cinder Toffee Ice Cream

The Cake was provided by the talented Specialized Cakes

The day ran smoothly and guests ate, drank and chatted late into the evening

" Paul, on the run up to the wedding many people commented on your excellent reputation and we were not dissapointed. Your staff were excellent and you managed the day perfectly
Mrs Mirza

Thursday, 8 October 2009

2009 Season - What A Success

It's been another great and busy season for Team Rowley's, and its great to hear from the Bride and Groom after the event and the praise they have to give.

Here's just a few below.....

Sarah & Richard Whalley - 16th May 2009

"I can't thank you enough for being so patient and understanding, making our family and friends feel so at ease. As usual the food was amazing, your team were a credit to you and the whole running of the day was exceptional"

Lyndsay & Richard Wigglesworth - 18th July 2009

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. Everyone thought the food was fantastic and all the staff friendly and helpful. I would recommend you to anyone"

Kelly & Peter Cassidy - 25th July 2009

"Thanks Paul & Ben, You did a great job, and thanks for sourcing and getting us the Balthazar"

Jamie & Caroline Ashworth - 8th August 2009

"You did a fantastic job, everybody commented on how good the food was, we will definitely be recommending you to friends"

Sarah & Lucas Calhoon - 15th August 2009

"Thank you so much for being absolutely amazing at Lucas and I's wedding. We had the most amazing day and Rowley's team were wonderful, polite, professional and never to busy to help with anything... Even risking life and limb to string up fairy lights !"

Sarah & Paul Frew - 28th August 2009

"Cheers Paul, what can I say. You did us proud, what an amazing day"

Louise & Robert Townsend - 5th September 2009

From Mr & Mrs Jill & Bruce Walker - "Thank you Paul and all your team for making Louise and Roberts wedding very special and a day we will always remember"

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Couple's Dream Day Saved From Disaster

In these turbulent times it is unfortunate for any trader who has to close its doors, and The Island Complex on St Annes Promenade is the latest business who has suffered from the Credit Crunch.
However, it was not just the owners who were affected. Alex and his fiancee Rachel had their dream wedding day planned at the complex and due to its closure have now had everything cancelled with a chance of losing their deposit.
The Lindum and Rowley's could not just stand back and watch them suffer especially as Alex was a past employee, Director Paul Rowley explains.....

" Alex used to work for us as a school boy many years ago. I still see him quite often at Tavernors in Lytham where he is the Store Manager. He is a lovely lad and he always say hello and we reminisce about old times. So I was particularly alarmed for him and his fiancee Rachel when I saw their picture on the front page of the Gazette last week, especially once I read that they had lost their deposit when The Island went into liquidation.

Its hard enough in this current financial climate for young couples to afford a wedding so I thought it would be a nice gesture to offer to cater for their wedding either at Lytham Hall, where we are the sole caterers for weddings and events, or here at our hotel, The Lindum which is across the road from the Island complex, and is where Alex worked as a teenager.

So I called Alex and said I was willing to knock the amount of their lost deposit off any menu of his choice. Alex and Rachel were delighted to take us up and we look forward to helping them create a unique occasion.

In fact anyone else who finds themselves in a similar predicament, please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll endeavour to do the same for them"

Friday, 2 October 2009

The Marriage of Mike and Gill Morris 26th September @ Lytham Hall

The Lancashire weather held fine as Mike and Gill Morris held a lavish reception at the Fylde Coasts most Prestigious and Exclusive wedding venue, Lytham Hall

Team Rowley's were waiting to greet guests with Drinks, Canapes and a Roaring Log Fire

And the excellent Jane and Jason Thompson of Flower Design were there as usual to personally attend to the spectacular flower displays

Mike and Gill arrived in an open top Rolls Royce provided by Clouds

Guests were entertained to the fantastic string trio 'Classic Ensemble'

The Superb Chris Astbury was on hand to get all the important shots,

The Gold Room looked its usual stunning self !

This is actually the Old Ballroom where the Clifton Family entertained Royalty and Members of the Aristocracy for Centuries !

No prizes for guessing where their football allegiances lie

as Guests tucked into a menu of:

To Start

A Trio of Lancashire Delicacies
Bury Black Pudding Won Ton
Goosnargh Smoked Chicken Goujon with Fruity Madras Mayonnaise
Caramelised Onion and Lancashire Cheese Tartlet

For Main

Rack of Lakeland Lamb
Presented on a Minted Pea and Potato Puree, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and Honey Rosemary and Red Currant Jus

The Pudding
Creme Brulee with Fylde Woodland Berry Coulis and Soft Berries

Cafetieres of Rowley's Own Blend Coffee
With Chocolate Wafer Thin Mints

The unusual wedding cake was a combination of a Traditional and Intricately decorated Cup Cakes by the talented Hilary Wood

The newlyweds and their guests relaxed and drank in the hall before leaving late evening for an informal gathering at Mike and Gills Home.

Best wishes from Paul, Ben and The Team at Rowley's for their new life as Mr & Mrs Morris

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Literary Lunch @ Lytham Hall 24th September

Thursday saw the Launch of The Literary Lunch Events at Lytham Hall in association with Silverdell Books of Kirkham, Rowley's Catering and Flower Design of St Annes. This time with renowned Crime authors Peter Robinson and Sophie Hannah.

43 guests in total arrived for a Bucks Fizz and Canape reception in the Main hall for a meet and greet with the authors, before being led into the fantastic gold room.
Flower Design had done the usual amazing job with breathtaking floral displays placed upon the Mirrors of the goldroom and table displays aswell. All of which were raffled with proceeds going to Trinity Hospice

The two course lunch consisted of
Breast of Goosnargh Chicken Breast Stuffed with Sun Blushed Tomato and Basil and Wrapped in Parma Ham. Served on a Pool of Champagne and Pink Peppercorn Sauce with Parmienter Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans

Followed by a Trio of Profiteroles which was enjoyed by all. Especially Deni Middleton seen below !

More details on our next event will be posted shortly. Along with all of our other up and coming event including Traditional Afternoon Tea's and Christmas Lunches