the west mill taster evenings
as a couple marrying with us at The West Mill you'll be invited to an exclusive taster event hosted by The West Mill Kitchen to try out an array of menus for your wedding breakfast
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a taste of what's to come
Tantalise your tastebuds (before your big day)…When you book your wedding here at The West Mill one of the many things you can look forward to is attending one of our complimentary taster evenings. For many, the food plays a huge part in the wedding planning and that’s why we give you the chance to come and see, taste and experience the food ahead of the big day. But it’s not just about the food, you’ll also meet the events and catering teams, be inspired by the venue styling and suppliers and also meet other couples who are marrying with us.
a warm welcome
Upon your arrival at a Tasting Evening, we will invite you and your guests in for a glass of fizz and to enjoy an array of canapés amongst the fully dressed venue so you can be inspired for your own special day.
Once seated in The Breakfast Room, your party will be served a different starter, main course and pudding, giving you the opportunity to try a number of our popular dishes.
Our talented chefs at The West Mill Kitchen are passionate about all things food, flavours and presentation and this is their chance to showcase their skills whilst tantalising your tastebuds!
food for thought
You’ll be served three starters, mains and desserts for you to try and at the beginning of each course a member of the catering team will come and chat through the different dishes.
The food served may not be what you have chosen for your wedding breakfast but it’s a still a great opportunity to taste and see how the food is presented.
If you haven’t finalised your menu, the taster day will hopefully give you a boost of inspiration and we’d recommend bringing a little notebook and pen so you can take some ‘tasting notes’ about the food served on the day.
With a glass of fizz in one hand and a canapé in the other, there is always a real buzz around The West Mill at our taster days as couples explore the venue with friends and families. We often have live music playing on arrival and a pianist in The Cotton Quarter so you can really appreciate the acoustics of the room. We know that it can be quite difficult to imagine the venue full of people, so when everyone takes their seats to dine, you’ll get a feel for what The Breakfast Room could look like on your day. It’s also a fab chance to chat with other couples about their wedding planning experiences and swap ideas and inspiration.
meet the team
all dressed up
pop fizz clink
Who doesn’t love a bit of wine and fizz tasting? In The Breakfast Room there’ll be a wine tasting table set up with a wide range of drinks available to purchase from our wine merchant, Darley Abbey Wines. The team will be on hand to answer your questions about the wines available and discuss how you can order your drinks for your wedding day as part of your no corkage.
We love to give you ideas on how to dress the venue which is why at out taster events we dress each floor as though it were a wedding day to inspire you for your own. We often collaborate with fabulous local suppliers too, from florists to stationers, specialist hire companies and entertainment, you may just find your dream team all under one roof.
Our taster days are also a great opportunity to meet the whole West Mill Events Team. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have and we’ll never pass at the chance to have a great wedding catch up! It’s also nice to put a face to the name so that when the invitation to your planning meeting comes along, you’ll know who is taking care of your special day.
the west mill kitchen team
As well as meeting #teamwestmill you’ll also meet The West Mill Kitchen catering team. From the serving staff to the catering bookings managers, you’ll be able to chat all things food and it’s the perfect chance to see them in action. Each and everyone member of the team is passionate about creating the wedding breakfast of your dreams and they'll never pass up a chance to talk all things food.