Delightful Dining have been providing marquee and events catering for weddings, funerals, parties, corporate events and office lunches for many years and the following comments from our clients show our passion for catering in Surrey and surrounding areas.

Testimonials

“We cannot rate Celia, Alex and Delightful Dining highly enough. They provided the catering and bar service for our wedding in November 2017. Not only was the food and service on our wedding day superb, but Celia’s guidance and advice in the lead up to the big day was invaluable. She was honest about what would and would not work, and provided us with helpful and thoughtful suggestions about the catering, and other aspects of the wedding. The tables were set beautifully, and their staff were professional and courteous throughout the day. We had a number of comments from our guests about how fabulous (and plentiful) the food was. If you are thinking of booking Delightful Dining for your event, then we would encourage you to do so.”
Kate – Wedding Catering – November 2017

“Delightful Dining did the catering for our wedding. Celia was great to work with – open to new ideas; flexible and very personable. The staff on the day were brilliant and kept everything running smoothly. Most importantly, the food was delicious! We had so many comments in thank you letters to say how much people enjoyed it and that they would have happily paid to eat the food!”
Chloe – Wedding Catering – November 2017

“Jamie and I had our wedding at Hampton Court House in September. Celia and her team catered for our 105 guests who we were both worried about pleasing. Being Greek / Italian we really wanted our guests to enjoy the food and feel at ease. We couldn’t fault this catering company one bit. Both working in the customer service industry, it’s easy to pick faults in service yet we couldn’t find one. Celia is the one person who you could dream of to run your wedding wedding. She is efficient, fast and most importantly LISTENS!! Our guests, all 105 of them, complemented how amazing the food was and wholesome it was over and over again! We can’t recommend Delightful Dining enough. Thank you so much for making our day run smoothly with your fun, friendly and efficient team. Celia you are a credit to this company.”
Nikola – Wedding Catering – September 2017

“We used Delightful Dining for our wedding at Hampton Court House in August 2017. Celia was really helpful in the build-up to the day, had some great advice and knew the venue extremely well which helped with the planning. Celia also organised a tasting session for us, the best man and maid of honour, so we got to try all sorts of different food which was all lovely. We therefore knew what to expect on the day but we had several compliments from guests, many saying it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding in terms of quality and quantity! Really happy with Delightful Dining and would happily recommend to a friend.”
Fiona – Wedding Catering – August 2017

“Delightful Dining catered for my son’s 21st birthday party. From the delicious canapés at the start of the evening to the final pudding course at the end of the dinner it was superb. The food was outstanding, how they managed to produce such an excellent meal in such basic facilities – a small catering section of a marquee – was a marvel. Everything was cooked to perfection, and the main course of duck had many of our guests commenting on it – it was perfectly crispy on the the outside and tender on the inside, just wonderful! The staff were excellent and seemed to do everything effortlessly and they coped so well with everything. Alex and his team did a great job!”
Nicky – 21st Birthday Party Catering

“Delightful Dining have just provided us with a cold buffet for my husband’s big birthday party and WHAT a buffet! The salmon and homemade mayonnaise, the pink slices of beef and some of the best vegetarian dishes I’ve had in a long time… I could go on and on. Really, everything was so delicious and the portions were so generous, the delivery so prompt (as was the amazing pick-up of dirty dishes the following day), the whole thing was worth every penny. Thoroughly recommended!”
Claire & Ian from East Molesey – May 2017

“I want to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your team for everything you did on Saturday for our wedding. You went far beyond the ‘call of duty’, this wasn’t unnoticed and we are extremely grateful for that. There were many compliments from our guests about the food. The 3 different starters and mains pre-selected by our guests, prepared and cooked to perfection with such generous portions put a smile on all our guests faces. Your advice on the evening food was welcomed- I understand several people went to the cheese and meat table throughout the night! Please pass on our gratitude for the day to everyone that helped to make it so perfect.”
Ed & Hannah – April 2017

“Delightful Dining catered for my daughter’s wedding. It was hosted in a marquee and over 100 people attended. Despite the distance between the marquee and their on-site kitchen, all the food was served hot and was beautifully presented by the friendly and attentive staff. The high standard of catering was carried through late into the night. I would definitely recommend this company for weddings and any other special events.”
David – Marquee Wedding Catering at The Old Greens Barn, Newdigate – March 2017

“Both Jake and I wanted to send a message of thanks for doing such a superb job of catering our wedding. We had such a brilliant day and so many of our guests commented on how tasty the food was. We thought it was all absolutely delicious and your staff were so professional too. The evening food also seemed to go down a storm as I wasn’t quick enough to get any – not even a pickled onion ;–) Jake wanted to also send a special thank you for allowing him to have a lamb shank AND a nut roast on the same plate. Thanks again for everything, you’ve been so great to work with from the start and we were so happy with how everything went.xx”
Sarah & Jake – Wedding Catering at Hampton Court House – February 2017

“Delightful Dining were the caterers for our wedding at Hampton Court House in November 2016 and my husband and I don’t know where to start with feedback! The first thing we would say is that the food was absolutely incredible and the comments we each received from guests matched our thoughts entirely. As one of our ‘seasoned’ wedding guests commented: “I have been to many weddings in my time and I judge every wedding by my stomach; and yours beats them all”. Everything from the canapes, to the starter to the main courses to the dessert, everything was scrumptious! The evening food was just as fabulous and beautifully presented. The other important thing to say is that Celia and her team could not have been more brilliant on the day: our guests’ glasses were always topped up, last-minute menu changes were handled magically, the wedding breakfast was served perfectly and on time and the evening bar was manned with a great level of professionalism in the face of some rather well oiled wedding guests! Finally, Celia is beyond a caterer; we had been told that weddings can be rather stressful occasions to organise and ours was no exception. Celia is absolutely the person you want at your side helping you through it. She is down-to-earth and handled every hiccup we presented her with along the way in such a lovely down-to-earth, calm and kind way we could not have done it without her. We cannot recommend Celia and Delightful Dining highly enough.”
Lizzie & Tom – Wedding Catering at Hampton Court House – November 2016

“We had the pleasure of working with Celia and her team on our most special day in November 2016 for our wedding. On the lead-up to the wedding, Delightful Dining were extremely helpful and flexible with regards menu options, accommodated any special requests, and offered advice on drink selections and amounts. On the day, the food was superb with many of our guests commenting how delicious it was. We would not hesitate in recommending Delightful Dining for any occasion. 5 stars from us!”
Allison & Marc – Wedding Catering at Hampton Court House – November 2016

“We cannot thank you and your excellent team enough for the hard work and effort that went into catering our wedding. The food was sublime, and we’ve had several comments on the quality (and quantity!) that was provided for our day; with some saying it was the best catered event, not just wedding, that they had experienced. It was clear from our first meeting that you are experienced, respected in the catering industry and dedicated to each booking you make; you were honest with your opinion on our choices, but also open to any requests / ideas that we had. It is also clear that the staff that you hire enjoy working for you; we have received so many compliments on the cheery disposition of your serving staff, who were always smiling and no request was too small or big for them. But you weren’t just our “caterers”; you offered such great counsel on all aspects of our day, and you became our go to person for advice. The help you offered us with our logistical nightmare the day was greatly appreciated, you went above and beyond to help solve an error that wasn’t yours, and it will not be forgotten. By the time the day came round, it felt as though our friend was with us, cheering us along! To anyone who reads this – if you’re swaying on who to book for your event then I cannot recommend Celia and Delightful Dining enough. You don’t just get exceptional food; you get 20 years of experience, a team that clearly love that what they do and respect their founder, and a lady who makes you feel like your booking is the only thing in the world.”
Carly and Tom – Wedding Catering – September 2016

“We just wanted to say the hugest thank you to you for all of your hard work last weekend. The food was beyond perfect, we’ve heard nothing but praise and so many of our guests said they’d never had a wedding breakfast quite like it – fancy restaurant standards! You went to so much effort to ensure everything was perfect for us and your staff were nothing but attentive, a number of friends and family also commented.”
Charlotte and Josh – York House Wedding – August 2016

“Thanks again to Celia and the rest of the Delightful Dining team for the delicious food and excellent service!”
Rob – Party Catering in Sunbury – August 2016

“Thank you again so much for yesterday. The food was absolutely amazing and everyone raved about it. All the staff were so lovely too! We are so grateful. X”
Florence – Wedding Catering at The Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington – July 2016

“June and all the family would just like to thank you for the lovely food for June’s lunch. The guests ate nearly all of it – which speaks for itself! It all contributed to a very lovely day.”
Melanie – Delivered cold buffet – May 2016

“Thank you for the wonderful food and staff you provided to us today, mum would have approved! Your efforts were much appreciated by us all on what was a very tough day.”
Funeral wake catering – March 2016

“We are waiting for our official thank you cards, but we would just like to say the biggest ‘Thank You’ to you all! From the day we did the tasting with you, we knew we would be in safe hands and Delightful Dining did not disappoint. All the food was amazing and of exceptional quality and we have had so many comments from our guests to this effect. We both managed to sample all the canapés (delicious!). Everyone was full and happy! My only disappointment was that by the time I got 5 minutes spare the BBQ had finished. Much to my annoyance, everyone has been telling me how delicious the burgers and hotdogs were! Sadly the weather was against us, but nobody noticed and every single person has told us they had the most brilliant day and didn’t want for anything – food or drink wise! We would recommend you to anyone and will 100% use you again if the need arises (I’m trying to think of a reason for a big party). Thank you for everything.”
Carly & Justin – Wedding Catering at Zinnia Gardens Banstead – August 2015

“Thank you to Celia and the team for our fantastic wedding catering. Celia was professional, punctual and efficient and catered for our requirements throughout the planning process and on the big day. We really appreciated being able to sample menu options before making our choices. The food on the day was fantastic, cooked beautifully, well presented and all our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it.”
Rosanna & Matt – Wedding Catering at Rotherwick Hall, Hampshire  – August 2015

“Celia and her team were with us the whole way through our wedding planning and helped us put together a wonderful bespoke 3 course dinner for 150 people, plus canapes and drink service. Each dish was fantastic and different guests took time to individually praise every one of the dishes, which was no less than they deserved. The team were fabulously well organised, kept to perfect time, and were relaxed and completely professional, which really helped keep the stress levels down!”
Simon D – Wedding Catering at Land Mark Arts Centre – August 2015

“Delightful Dining were recommended to us by a friend and we definitely weren’t disappointed. Celia goes about her business in the most professional way and has tonnes of experience when it comes to weddings, so you’re definitely in good hands! She helped us immensely with all of the planning, giving us recommendations on what to do/what not to do on the day, which was very valuable! It was also really was great to have someone as capable as her in charge of the day, it really helps put your mind at ease. And above all, the food is AMAZING! Everyone commented on how good our canapes and dinner was, which was really important to us. They are a great company to work with and one I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a friendly, reliable and talented caterer.”
Nicola R. – August 2015

“Organising my wedding meal for 80 people was very daunting but Delightful Dining helped make my whole wedding experience far less stressful. I trusted Celia Marr and her team completely. Celia was more than happy to adjust the menu to suit what we had in mind and made a great suggestion to swap one of our meat options for the mains for a far tastier choice, which she rustled up quickly at our food tasting. It was very clear that Celia has extensive experience in catering for larger numbers of people, she thought of things a first time bride would not have done and went above the call of duty. She helped with everything from the timings and logistics of the day, to the preparation before and after the big day. The food tasted amazing!! Portion sizes were good and nothing was under or over cooked, they really know they’re stuff! We had so many compliments from our guests. The staff were very friendly, well presented and polite. One guy was particularly attentive to my dad for the whole day, bringing him his special alcohol free beers which was much appreciated. They were so professional we hardly noticed they were there! Tables were cleared quickly with no fuss and they worked extremely well around all the difficult decorations I had set out on the tables. I would highly recommend Delightful dining and look forward to working with them again in the future!”
Katie B. – August 2015

Blinis with smoked salmon

“Celia and her team couldn’t have done a better job – we loved it all! From meeting Celia, to discussing the venue and how the catering will work around it, and then planning, tasting and deciding on the menu – everything felt organised and well thought through! The food was amazing – even friends who run their own catering company said they were totally wowed, and guests said it was ‘totally above par’ for wedding food, setting the bar very, very high! We particularly loved the trio of desserts, plus some friends have since recreated the main course as they loved it so much. Would 100% recommend Celia for any events you may have coming up – fantastic through and through.”
Robyn and Seb – posted August 2015

“I would like to say how impressed we were with Celia and Delightful Dining. To put things in context – Celia wasn’t on our wedding venue’s list of in-house caterers, so the venue insisted on charging us a further £1500 sur-charge for Celia to use their kitchen – and it was money well spent! We originally contacted half a dozen caterers but it was apparent very quickly that Celia had absolutely everything we were looking for. Celia has a very friendly and calming approach and understands perfectly how stressful weddings can be. She put us at ease very quickly and her confidence in managing our wedding catering was unequivocal. Celia could accommodate any budget and any type of food we wanted for our wedding from all the canapés and fizz to the 4 courses we had. When Celia came to our house to cook our menu choices for us – we knew there and then that we had to hire her. We had confit of duck, lamb rump and salmon as a choice of main and everybody at the wedding thought it was one of they best meals they ever had. Cooked to perfection. But it wasn’t just the food – it was the whole dining experience with Celia’s fantastic staff. They took all the pressure away and the day was perfect.”
Paul – Wedding Catering – posted June 2015

“I initially booked Delightful Dining because I had been so impressed with the food and service at my Sister’s wedding a couple of years previous which Celia had catered for. Second time around and again, did not disappoint! Celia went above and beyond, thought of every little detail so that I didn’t have to and personalised her usual wedding menu so that we could enjoy our favourite dessert on our special day. Celia’s food is utterly delicious and best of all you get great sized portions of it to enjoy! Top restaurant quality, despite cooking for a huge group in a catering tent conditions. The waiting and bar staff were all helpful, polite and professional too. I would highly recommend Delightful Dining to anyone looking for great food for their wedding or function. 5 star!”
Lauren H – Wedding Catering – posted November 2014

“Thanks to Celia and her wonderful team for making our wedding day so magnificent. The food was absolutely delicious and all our guests have been commenting on it ever since. The day was seamless and this was down to the fantastic staff.”
Poppy B. – Wedding Catering

“Delightful Dining absolutely sums up the offering! With a bride who works in the drinks industry and as a couple, two people who love to cook amazing food, Celia had her work cut out. Not that you would have known it, she was a wonder to deal with from start to finish. Our pre-wedding tasting (delivered in thick snow) had proved that we had made a good choice. We loved the delicious dishes and “family style” serving suggestion to give our guests a huge choice and sticking to our budget. On the Big Day Celia was super organised, and everything was spot-on the mark, from the linens, to the team, to the wonderful food on our plates. Celia certainly runs a tight ship and we were actually ahead of schedule thanks to her incredible organisation! She has such a genuinely likeable nature that I can see why the venue rates her so highly. She devised a menu especially for us, not forgetting yummy food for the children, and tweaking everything to our exact requests. We have memories of one amazing wedding banquet.”
Natasha N – Wedding Catering

“We just wanted to take this opportunity to say an enormous thank you for making our day so fantastic. We were absolutely blown away by just how brilliant everything that you did for us was. You truly are an incredibly talented couple. The quality of your work is truly stunning and the standard of your food was just first class. The food from the canapés, to wedding breakfast to evening buffet was the best food we have ever had at any wedding, ever. We were so over the moon – so many guests told us the very same thing and our friends and family are still talking about how wonderful the food was.”
Alison & Andrew – Wedding Catering – Guildford , Surrey

“Rachel and I wanted to express our thanks for the wonderful catering you provided on our wedding day. The food was of a quality you’d expect from a top restaurant, but from a small kitchen. We’d also like to say a big thank you to the waiting staff. They were so efficient they always made sure there was wine on the tables and champagne in our glasses, yet they were so discreet we hardly even noticed them.”
Adam & Rachel – Wedding Catering – Hampton, Greater London

“The service by your team was superb, 120 guests and not one had an empty glass all day! The waiting staff were all friendly, polite and exceptionally efficient – it was easy to forget they were there until suddenly you realised your glass had been filled again. Our guests were commenting all evening (and the following day) on the quality of both the food and the service – clearly a job well done! Thank you to you all for making what could have been a thoroughly stressful day the best day of our lives, there was not a single thing that we would wish to change about what what you did for us, we couldn’t fault it.”
Mr & Mrs L. – Wedding Catering – Woking, Surrey

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