Calderwood Hall Guest House is one of our favourite wedding venues and we have been privileged to cater weddings there for more than ten years.

For 2021 and only R475.00 per person, host your wedding at Calderwood Hall and serve your guests a delicious two-course menu from CHC Catering! A minimum of 80 guests is required to qualify for this price and the package includes:

  • your Calderwood venue hire
  • a two-course buffet menu (outlined below) 
  • a signature mocktail (one glass per guest)

So, if you are having a wedding for 80 guests, your wedding venue and catering will cost you R38 000.00! If you host more that 80 guests, it’s still only R475.00 per person! Should you have between 50 – 79 guests, the price is R640.00 per person.

The Two-Course Menu

Starters
Hot Snack Platters:
Crumbed Chicken Nuggets, Battered Fish Nuggets, Assorted Cocktail Pies,
Mince and Potato Samoosas, Vegetable Spring Rolls
With Dipping Sauces

OR
Cream of Butternut and Pear Soup with Coriander and Coconut Milk,
Bakers Basket

Main Course Buffet
Rare Roast Beef with Savoury Gravy
Chicken El Greco with Three Cheese Sauce
Traditional Lamb Curry with Trimmings
With
One Starch and Two Seasonal Vegetables

French Salad With Dressing

A Vegetarian Option Is Available On Request

Dessert Buffet
The Wedding Cake (Supplied By The Client)
Vanilla Ice Cream With Salted Caramel Sauce

You should know that you can approach us to customise a menu for your wedding in consultation with Calderwood, but to qualify for this offer we will not consider a menu for less than R300 per person.

Take this chance to dream, imagine, celebrate. From concept to compliments we’re there for you! We will ensure that you, along with your guests, get to relax and enjoy great food and the perfect atmosphere.

If you’d like to discuss this offer, or our catering for your wedding, we’d love to hear from you! Just give us a call, or drop us a mail on functions@chccatering.co.za.

Whether you’re considering an informal get together, a theme party or an elegant function, with CHC Catering you can put your feet up and we’ll take care of the rest.

Fabulous food is our passion. Our team of professionals who have more than 35 years’ of experience. We are committed to generous portions of freshly prepared food, beautifully presented. We pride ourselves on offering a flexible service with numerous options to meet different budgets and will go out of our way to accommodate you, wherever possible.

We are here to advise and help make it a memorable experience.  We are only too happy to share our extensive knowledge. We have a portfolio of menus for your ease of reference. Prices start from R210 per person and  apply for a maximum of 40 guests. Download our portfolio here. Should your guest numbers be greater than this, we will happily customise a quote for you.

With us, you are clear as to what is included and excluded in our prices. We include the essentials and you can add the frills if you want more. We will make sure that everything is in hand as nothing is too much trouble. You can rely on us to quietly make you a better host.

We are privileged to have exceptional relationships with a number of beautiful venues. But, we are happy to discuss any venue (including homes, halls, marquees and farms) that has piqued your interest. Our promise to you is that when you take us with you, no-one goes hungry! At CHC Catering, we ensure that you can relax and enjoy your function with your guests.

Would you like to chat further? Then complete our enquiry form or pop us an email with your full contact details, date of the function, numbers and any additional information that you’d like to share and we’ll be in touch. 

It can’t get more convenient or tastier than this.

Calderwood Hall Guest House is one of our favourite wedding venues and we have been privileged to cater weddings there for more than ten years.

For 2020 and only R410.00 per person, host your wedding at Calderwood Hall and serve your guests a delicious two-course menu from CHC Catering! A minimum of 80 guests is required to qualify for this price and the package includes:

  • your Calderwood venue hire
  • a two-course buffet menu (outlined below)
  • a signature mocktail (one glass per guest)

So, if you are having a wedding for 80 guests, your wedding venue and catering will cost you less than R33 000.00! If you host more that 80 guests, it’s still only R410.00 per person! Should you have between 50 – 79 guests, the price is R520.00 per person.

The Two-Course Menu

Starters
Hot Snack Platters:
Crumbed Chicken Nuggets, Battered Fish Nuggets, Assorted Cocktail Pies,
Mince and Potato Samoosas, Vegetable Spring Rolls
With Dipping Sauces
OR
Cream of Butternut and Pear Soup with Coriander and Coconut Milk,
Bakers Basket

Main Course Buffet
Rare Roast Beef with Savoury Gravy
Chicken El Greco with Three Cheese Sauce
Traditional Lamb Curry with Trimmings
With
One Starch and Two Seasonal Vegetables
French Salad With Dressing
A Vegetarian Option Is Available On Request

Dessert Buffet
The Wedding Cake (Supplied By The Client)
Vanilla Ice Cream With Salted Caramel Sauce

You should know that you can approach us to customise a menu for your wedding in consultation with Calderwood, but to qualify for this offer we will not consider a menu for less than R275 per person.

Take this chance to dream, imagine, celebrate. From concept to compliments we’re there for you! We will ensure that you, along with your guests, get to relax and enjoy great food and the perfect atmosphere.

If you’d like to discuss this offer, or our catering for your wedding, we’d love to hear from you! Just give us a call, or drop us a mail on wade@chccatering.co.za.

  1. Be realistic when compiling your catering budget. This is often the only part of the wedding that guests remember, so impress them! Having said that remember that there is life after the wedding do so don’t “live beyond your means”!
  2. If working on a “shoestring” budget be honest with your Caterer and see what they can do for you. Remember what you pay for your wedding is between you and the Caterer.
  3. No doubt the biggest slice of your wedding budget will be allocated to the Catering Budget so careful consideration needs to be taken when choosing your Caterer and remember when making your choice that you have made the right choice by comparing “apples with apples”.
  4. Check whether your quoted price includes or excludes Vat.
  5. Make sure the Caterer is paid in full the day prior to the wedding. The Caterer cannot “hold anything back” if payment is not forthcoming after the wedding!

Calderwood Hall Guest House is one of our favourite wedding venues and we have been privileged to cater weddings there for more than ten years.

For 2019, we have created a wedding package that allows you to have a 2-course menu at this unique, historic and beautiful venue. We’ve called it the Heritage Package, in honour of Calderwood being more than 100 years old! A minimum of 80 guests is required to qualify and the package includes:

• your Calderwood venue hire
• a two-course buffet menu (outlined below)
• a signature mocktail (one glass per guest)

So, for a wedding for 80 guests, your wedding venue and catering
will cost you only R30 000.00!

If you choose to host more than 80 guests, it’s still only R375.00 per person!

The Two-Course Menu for The Heritage Package

Starters
Hot Snack Platters:
Crumbed Chicken Nuggets, Battered Fish Nuggets, Assorted Cocktail Pies,
Mince and Potato Samoosas, Vegetable Spring Rolls
With Assorted Dips and Sauces
OR
Cream of Butternut Soup with Coriander and Coconut Milk,
Bakers Basket and Butter

Main Course Buffet
Rare Roast Beef with Savoury Gravy
Chicken El Greco with Three Cheese Sauce
Traditional Lamb Curry with Trimmings
With
Starch and Seasonal Vegetables
French Salad With Dressing
A Vegetarian Option Is Available On Request

Dessert Buffet
The Wedding Cake (Supplied By The Client)
Vanilla Ice Cream With Assorted Sauces

You should know that you can approach us to customise a menu for your wedding in consultation with Calderwood, but to qualify for this offer we will not consider a menu for less than R250 per person.

So, why not make a 2019 resolution now? Take this chance to dream, imagine, celebrate. From concept to compliments we’re there for you! We will ensure that you, along with your guests, get to relax and enjoy great food and the perfect atmosphere.

If you’d like to discuss this offer, or our catering for your wedding, we’d love to hear from you! Just give us a call, or drop us a mail on functions@chccatering.co.za.

1. We recommend serving a punch or juice after the ceremony together with some light canapes as wedding guests often arrive hungry!

2. If you are having a cocktail hour, consider serving your starter with the drinks, it will give you more time to party at the reception! A harvest table starter is a great idea.

3. Cutting your wedding cake straight after the ceremony and serving it with tea and coffee is both popular and a great cost-saving idea. It also makes your wedding cake an important part of the day. Alternatively, you can serve your wedding cake as your dessert, which will also help with the wedding budget.

4. Remember to make allowance for a simple meal to be served to the service staff on the day, eg: waitrons, bar staff, car guards and security personnel. A simple, reasonably priced meal, such as a lasagne and rolls, will make for happy staff who will then go the extra mile to make your wedding a huge success!

5. Most caterers will not allow you to supplement their catering with your own food, apart from the wedding cake, sweets, and candies. You shouldn’t feel offended by this. Most caterers (and your guests) will be covered by some sort of public liability insurance and your supplying part of the meal will just complicate matters.

1. When comparing one caterer with another, make sure you are comparing “apples with apples”. We recommend that you ask the caterer to stipulate on the quote exactly what is included in the price per head. Many caterers will not include waitrons, crockery and cutlery, linen and transport in the per head price so although the food price will look impressive, when you add on all these extras you may be in for a surprise. You will want to factor these costs in right from the beginning.

2. Always remember when compiling your menu to choose foods to which your guests are accustomed. Just because you love sushi doesn’t mean everybody else does as well. Simple “rustic” foods and dishes are all the rage now so remember to keep your menu uncomplicated.

3. We recommend that you check whether any of your guests have specific dietary requirements such as diabetics, vegans, lactose intolerant, gluten-free etc. so that you can make sure your caterer is aware and can plan with you accordingly. You want them to feel as important as all the other guests so don’t be afraid to ask your guests beforehand.

4. When compiling your menu, consider adding a vegetarian option as part of your menu. There are inevitably those who will forget to advise you of their dietary requirements and this option gives your caterer some flexibility.

5. Finally, when choosing your wedding caterer, we recommend you find out as much information as you can about them (testimonials should be available as well) and that you make sure that whatever you discuss is noted. Time passes, memories can become fuzzy but clear notes act as a reference point for all. In this way, caterer and client will be on the same page and the wedding will run smoothly, to everyone’s delight! Isn’t that what we all want?

The food you serve will no doubt be one of the most important and expensive items on your event budget. Great food contributes significantly to the overall experience of this important celebration, so we recommend you spend time and effort ensuring it is remarkable while working within your budget.

For example, a popular trend is to do away with the traditional starter and just have canapés on arrival. A Charcuterie Table or Farmer’s Table groaning with pates, cheeses, continental meats, breads, pickles, fruit and berries as well as bowls of biltong and dry wors makes for an impressive start to the wedding feast!

A Gourmet Burger Buffet makes for a different kind of ‘main’! For vegetarian or carnivores, there is so much choice with many fillings and toppings with which each guest can build a bespoke burger with all their favourites and then complement it with potato wedges and an array of salads and sauces. Not your style? Then perhaps an array of casseroles and curries with roasted vegetables and crusty breads piques your interest?

A huge cost saver is to serve your wedding cake as dessert with ice cream smothered in butterscotch sauce Your cake now becomes an integral part of the meal.

So many ways to save and so many choices! When you work with a great caterer they will take into account your preferences and your budget and will guide you in making the right decisions!

Gourmet Burger Buffets are really a fun way to entertain! Fun foods and ultra casual for that wedding that wants to break with tradition. There is a selection of Beef, Chicken and Veggie Patties with an abundance of trimmings and hot and cold sauces to smother the burger with! Add to that some yummy potato wedges and good old “slap chips” and you have a meal fit for a King!

PS: Please remember though to label all your accompaniments to make it easier when guests are building their burgers. Also, I recommend lots and lots of paper serviettes be on hand ‘cause there is just no better way to tuck into a burger than eating it with your hands!! YUM!

I recommend the Served Meal when the style of the wedding is more formal, where you are wanting a more sophisticated feel. There is a lot more control, the menu options are usually a lot more limited but the arrival of each course at the table makes quite the impression and everyone at the table eats together. There is no movement around the venue. In our experience, it is more popular to have Served Starter and Main Courses and then allowing guest to help themselves to the Buffet Dessert where there can be a larger variety to choose from, and guests can have dessert at their leisure.

Serving Mains to the Table with the meal served on platters aka “family style” is becoming very popular. This gives your Wedding a real “Sunday Lunch with the Family” feel which is a lot of fun, very interactive and “warm and fuzzy” to boot !!

A served meal does require more food service staff than a buffet, which is an additional expense at the end of the day.

A Buffet-style Menu, on the other hand, is a good old tried and tested favourite. Buffet meals are informal, you can opt to have a bigger selection of meals on offer. I would not go overboard as you may also end up with a lot of leftover food making it expensive with you paying for food that is not eaten at the wedding. A Buffet-style also takes up a lot of space in the reception venue, so if space is a problem then a served meal may be the better choice.

I’d recommend that you don’t serve more than 60 guests from a buffet, so if for example, you have 120 guests at your reception, I’d create a double buffet (serving the same food but at two points!)

Another thing I love about Buffets is that they can also be dressed up beautifully with fresh flowers and fruit with candles and décor to match the style of your wedding.

PS: To avoid queues at your buffet I’d encourage you to ask the MC to call guests up table by table. This allows conversation at tables while other guests are helping themselves at the buffet and keeps the atmosphere relaxed.