Private dining at elegant Cotswold venue

Top News

Private dining at elegant Cotswold venue

Posted on

Sometimes events can be big and lavish, but other times they can be small and intimate – and that’s just as nice. In fact, it’s a lovely change from large busy weddings and corporate bashes, to cater for a smaller private dining event, where guests can chat, laugh and enjoy food and drink together. This event was held in a beautiful and unique venue near Stroud.

The client:

Natalie Bean, organising a special dinner and celebration with friends

The venue:

Woodchester House

An exquisite marriage of eighteenth-century elegance and award-winning contemporary architecture in an idyllic Cotswold setting, Woodchester House is a private home available for exclusive hire. Built-in 1740, Woodchester House, near Stroud epitomises the timeless elegance of the Georgian period. It sits within a beautiful estate of organic grassland meadows, native woodland and its own babbling stream.

The menu:


Rosemary, cheddar & ham scone, mustard mayo

Gloucester old spot pork croquettes, apple chilli jam

Smoked salmon, rye bread, sour cream & caviar

Monkfish scampi, Cajun dipping sauce


Pan seared scallops, pea purée & crispy bacon, sauce vierge, pea shoots


Chicken liver parfait, mini farmhouse loaf, bacon jam & crisp bacon bits

Main course

Braised shin of beef, dauphinoise potato, carrot purée, buttered seasonal greens & braising jus


Pan fried fillet of seabass on a bed of warm new potatoes, green beans, Niçoise olives & sauce vierge


Strawberry Eton mess

Followed by individual cheese platters

Feedback from the client:

“Berry Blue catered for a special dinner with our friends and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the food and the service. From helping create the perfect menu, to the most warm and friendly service on the night – working with Berry Blue has been a joy! Every single guest commented on the delicious food and what a treat it was. Would highly recommend!!”


Comments from our team:

It was such a pleasure to cater for Natalie and her friends. Woodchester House is a beautiful and unique venue, and one not many people hear about – we would highly recommend checking it out for private parties and weddings.