DIY Halloween Ideas

DIY Halloween Ideas

Halloween is just a few weeks away and team Arbutus couldn't be more excited for our fun-packed Spooky Sunday at Arbutus at The Crannagh. From our belly filler 4 courses Carvery, Kids Disco and Fancy Dress Competition, it is sure to be a spooktacular day. We advise booking early to ensure your little witches and goblins are not disappointed.

Halloween at Arbutus Hospitality

Halloween at Arbutus Hospitality

Halloween is just a few weeks away which means it is time to get the pumpkins out, play pranks and serve up the best of Halloween foods. Here, we have a few of our favourite Halloween cocktails, so if you are the host of this year's Halloween get-together, don't forget to try these our and really surprise your guests.

Arbutus Hospitality Wedding Food Stations

Arbutus Hospitality Wedding Food Stations

Food stations, be they dessert tables or snack buffets, have really taken off in wedding catering over the past few years and here at Arbutus Hospitality it's easy to see why! Your wedding day will probably stretch on for 12 to 16 hours and you don't want to hear stomachs rumbling during the speeches! Enter wedding food stations, a delicious trend that's infinitely customisable to suit your wedding and budget!

Autumn Wedding Decor at Arbutus at The Crannagh

Autumn Wedding Decor at Arbutus at The Crannagh

Here at award-winning, Arbutus Catering NI, we’ve all noticed the slight chill to the air as fall makes its way into rotation once again.

As for our events, they eagerly call for us to add a hint of fall, a hint of the season. We’ve put together some fall event ideas from food to décor to help you add a touch of autumn to your events throughout October and November. Many of them are fun elements that are easy to incorporate and a perfect complement to social, corporate or wedding events.

Arbutus at The Crannagh Marquee Weddings

Arbutus at The Crannagh Marquee Weddings

If you choose to have a marquee for your wedding at Arbutus at The Crannagh, it can create a really special atmosphere for you, as well as your guests. You can actually take all of your dream plans and turn them into a reality by The River Bann.

A Winter Wonderland Wedding

A Winter Wonderland Wedding

Mr Frost is certainly nipping at our toes the last few nights so with that in mind Arbutus Hospitailty are getting into the swing of all things festive with a Sparkling Winter Wedding blog.

For a sparking winter wedding theme we think a palette of pale aquas - seagreen and duck egg blue - dove grey, winter white and a touch of sparkle in the form of glitter and crystal, will just look divine.

We have put together a little list of things not to forget when planning that winter wonderland.

Winter Wedding Drinks

Winter Wedding Drinks

We're ready to ease into the festive season with some warming winter cocktails at Arbutus Hospitality.

If you're planning a winter wedding, you may want to serve drinks that pay homage to the season, so why not go one better and set the vibe for your celebration with some hot cocktails?

Autumn Menu for Arbutus Weddings

Autumn Menu for Arbutus Weddings

As the days start to get shorter and the heat of summer is behind us, there’s no doubt that the seasons are changing.

Autumn is almost here and it’s the time of year when we can enjoy hearty, warming food and the very best produce that the harvest has to offer. If you’re getting married in autumn, then we have some mouth-watering seasonal suggestions for your wedding food.

Winter Weddings at Arbutus at The Crannagh

Winter Weddings at Arbutus at The Crannagh

Our luxurious glass Marquee located by the River Bann is the most perfect winter wedding venue. With the twinkling fairy lights and picturesque views, your guests will be blown away at your winter wedding.

There are many ways to decorate our luxurious marquee, so it is the winter wonderland you always dreamt of. Read on to find out more.

The Best of Autumn Cocktails

The Best of Autumn Cocktails

Chilly fall weather is the perfect excuse to create spiced nutmeg-, pumpkin- and maple-infused signature cocktails for your wedding. But don't think you have to save these recipes just for your wedding day. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we have put together a few of our favourite fall cocktails.

The Ultimate G & T

The Ultimate G & T

The continuing gin craze means more and more of us are getting creative with our G&Ts. Nowadays, thanks to everyone’s increased interest in the tipple, we’re becoming more vested in exploring quirky and unusual flavours, so here at Arbutus at The Crannagh, we have put together our favourite list of G&T’s.

Your Wedding Check List - Arbutus

Your Wedding Check List - Arbutus

The question’s popped, the ring is on, stars are in your eyes…but now what? With so many tasks to take care of and details to arrange, planning a wedding can seem overwhelming. But, if you give yourself enough time to plan and sort the tasks month by month with a wedding-planning checklist and wedding timeline, the job becomes more fun and less stressful, so here at Arbutus Hospitality, we have put together a little list to help you get planning!

Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Venue.

Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Venue.

Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we have catered in countless wedding venues across Northern Ireland and beyond and have met so many lovely brides and grooms.

Here we want to share a little bit of knowledge on how to choose the correct wedding venue for you.

Arbutus Wedding Tapas Style

Arbutus Wedding Tapas Style

It's no secret that food and drink are up there with the most important elements of a wedding. You could go with a formal five-course meal or run back and forth to the buffet, but make sure there's something on the menu that allows your guests to mix and mingle (and maybe even dance!) while they eat.

The Perfect Wine and Cheese Combo

The Perfect Wine and Cheese Combo

One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of wine and cheese. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two, magic can happen. Be it tannic, light, sweet, or dry, you can bet there’s a wine out there for every cheese.

How to throw the perfect summer party - Arbutus Style

How to throw the perfect summer party - Arbutus Style

Summer is in full swing and here at Arbutus Hospitality we are fond of the summer parties and evening cocktails. Are you planning a summer party or small get together? If so, read on to ensure it is a good one.

Your Summertime Fun in Coleraine

Your Summertime Fun in Coleraine

Visiting Causeway Coast and Glens this summer? Not sure what to do? We here at Arbutus at The Crannagh have concluded a few of the many activities to get yourself involved in over the summer months. We think you will love it, and why not stop by and join us for a meal to be enjoyed by the whole family. View our menus and book here.

Wedding Food Trends 2019

Wedding Food Trends 2019

Planning a 2019 wedding? Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we are sharing all the details on 2019’s most anticipated wedding food trends. We’ve gathered some new wedding food trends that are expected to hit serving trays in the summer of 2019.

If you’re planning on tying the knot in 2019, consider these delicious ideas.

The Best Canapés for Summer 2019

The Best Canapés for Summer 2019

Arbutus Hospitality's favourite time of the year is almost here.....SUMMER!  Whether you’re planning on throwing parties of the barbecue or pool variety, here are quick canape ideas to welcome your guests in style and keep their hunger at bay and their tastebuds wanting more.

Your Summer Cocktails

Your Summer Cocktails

It's SUMMER, which means it’s time to mix yourself up a cool cocktail filled with ice to stave off the sweat.

Do you need a drink that transports you to a shaded veranda overlooking the ocean, or a rooftop patio as the sun sets? Sounds nice, right? So here at the Arbutus, we have devised the top summer cocktails to keep you refreshed this summer.

Join us in our Luxury Glass Marquee overlooking the River Bann and enjoy our signature cocktails. They are divine!