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

Friday, 25 September 2009

Wedding of Debbie Greer & Chris Gregson @ Lytham Hall Saturday 19th September

Chris and Debbie had the perfect day at Lytham Hall on Saturday

Chris with his Best Man and Groomsmen arrived 1st to check everything was in order

Soon after the guests arrived for an exclusive wedding ceremony in the Gold Room

We think this must be the most stunning room on the Fylde coast, a beautiful setting in which to make your wedding vows to each other

Stunning !

Debbie arrives by classic car with Brian, her father under the close supervision of the chief bridesmaid

After the ceremony the guests were treated to Kir Royales, the usual array of Rowley’s delicious canapes

and amazing card tricks from ‘A professional Trickster’

While the happy couple had their pictures taken on the steps of the Great Hall

The wedding breakfast took place in the Lower West Wing which looked fantastic, mainly due to the wonderful array of flowers from Jane and Jason Thompson of Flower Design who were personally on hand the check every detail.

We have to say of all the florists we work with, you cannot get a more professional and personal service than Flower Design provide. From the initial planning to Jane spending hours uploading photo’s of the day onto her blog. Every detail is covered and taken care of.

Debbie and Chris are very much into their music and therefore all the tables were named after their favourite albums.

And the excellent Creative Cover Hire put the finishing touches to the chairs
The Menu

To Start
Trio of Local Seafood
Lytham Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Herb Pate on a Warm Potato Rosti and Goujons of Plaice with Coriander and Lime Tartare Sauce

For Main
Rack of Lakeland Lamb
Served on a Lancashire Bubble and Squeak Cake with Port Wine, Honey and Rosemary Jus

Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
New Potatoes with Chive Butter

The Sweet
Chocolate Wedding Cake
Served with ‘Bonds of Elswick’ Vanilla Ice Cream and Woodland Berry Coulis


To Finish
Cafetieres of Freshly Brewed Coffee
Served with Wafer Thin Chocolate Mints

At Night
Honey and Mustard Roast Gammon or Sirloin of Beef
Served with Sautéed Onions, Various Mustard's, Horseradish and Mayonnaise's
French Fries / Potato Salad & Crunchy Coleslaw
Crunchy Green Salad Served with Cherry Tomatoes

The superb cake by Sarah Callaghan which doubled as the guests dessert

The dance floor was packed all night to the sounds of DJ Tony Swain and Duo 1984

And as usual Team Rowley’s were on hand till the early hours to make sure everything ran smoothly
And the following week the happy couple had this to say:
“Just a quick e-mail to say thank you so much for everything you and your team did for our wedding on Saturday. We had the most perfect day and everything ran so smoothly, and I know you played a huge part in that. The food was exquisite and stunning to look at, and your co-ordination on the day was so seamless, I could tell you had your eye on everything that went on!
Please thank your staff for their courteous and professional attitude throughout the day, from the timing of all the food coming out to the movement of flowers from the downstairs room to the upstairs, it was all perfect, more than we could have expected and we really are so grateful and impressed. Its means so much to know we had a group of suppliers we could rely on so much”

Congratulations Chris and Debbie from us all

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Wedding of Claire and Darren Entwistle @ Lytham Hall Saturday 12th September

The sun shone brightly at Lytham Hall last Saturday and it was a perfect day for Claire and Darren’s wedding celebrations

DJB Vintage Wedding Cars provided a classic Morris Oxford which looked perfectly at home in the hall grounds

The hall looked amazing as usual

The day was full of Claire and Darren’s special touches

We love it when a bride and groom really put their stamp on their happy day.
They even had their own gardener mowing the front lawn !

The Upper West Wing Looked Amazing


On The Menu Was

For Starter
An Extensive Selection of Canapes Throughout the Reception

Smoked Salmon on Brown Bread with Lemon, Cracked Black Pepper & Dill
Caramelised Onion & Stilton Tartlet's
Chicken Liver & Brandy Pate in Filo Pastry Crowns with Red Currant Jelly
Asparagus Spears, Wrapped in Parma Ham with Lemon and Dill Fromage Frais Dip
Sun Dried Tomato, Cream Cheese and Herb Pate on Baked Foccaccia
Miniature Smoked Goosnargh Chicken Goujons with Fruity Madras Mayonnaise
Sautéed Field Mushrooms with Tarragon on Sun Dried Tomato Bread with Melted Gruyere Cheese
Miniature Yorkshire Puddings, with Fillet of Beef and Horseradish Cream

The Main
A Dish Devised especially for Darren and Claire
“Affairs of the Heart”
Tender Pieces of Lamb Cooked with Mushrooms, Baby Onions and Herbs, Enriched with Red Wine, Served with Carrot & Butternut Squash Mash and A Pastry Heart
Served with Buckets of Home Made French Fries
And Bowls of Crisp Green Vegetables

For Sweet
Bread & Butter Pudding
Strawberries in a Woodland Berry Coulis
Panacotta Raspberries and Shortbread
Sticky Chocolate Pudding

Rowley’s also provided a wedding cake made of cheese with all the accompaniments for the guests to graze on throughout the day.

Emily Jane Moore provided a stunning cake

Which was then cut by the happy couple in front of the evenings guests

This was followed by their first dance as Mr & Mrs Entwistle

The beautiful Marquee which covered the halls inner courtyard was provided by CK Marquees of Kirkham

Guests were treated to Rowley’s Hot Roast Beef and Turkey Sandwiches later on before the evening got going.

Afterwards the dance floor was packed and the bar was flooded with the always popular Jaeger bombs !

As you can see a great time was had by all