Christmas Canopies

Christmas Canopies

Canopies and nibbles play an important part in throwing a party. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we want to get you prepared for the party season and make sure your party is the one to remember. We have designed three show-stopping treats that are easy to assemble and will keep your guests happy. We will raise a glass to that!

      Following the immense response from the public and thousands of nominations received with great pleasure, we can now reveal that Arbutus Hospitality has been nominated for Four NI Wedding Awards.   These include:  'Caterer of the Year -  Arbutus Hospitality '   'Wedding Venue of the Year, L/Derry -  Arbutus at The Crannagh '  'Wedding Coordinator of the Year -  The O' Neill Arms Country House Hotel'    'Wedding Venue of the Year Antrim -  The O' Neill Arms Country House Hotel' .   For all the wonderful staff who have helped Arbutus Hospitality over the years, we are really privileged to have such a great team behind us and we are delighted all our hard work goes unmissed.  At Arbutus the forefront of what we do is to ensure that all our customer's expectations have been met with a pleasurable experience. Our dedicated team will do the utmost to ensure this happens. We pride ourselves in quality when it comes to looking after our guests.  We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all our wonderful customers and clients that have helped us achieve our lifelong goals, we will continue to do our utmost best to provide a high quality of service to both our new and our old customers.  The elegant ceremony will take place on Sunday 27th of January 2019 in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast. With fierce competition this year, we would like to wish all finalists the best of luck.  The Northern Ireland Wedding Awards 2019 are a public voted awards and we overwhelmed to have been nominated within 4 categories especially with the competition being so fierce.   We are truly grateful thank you for all your support over the past year, we look forward to delivering high-quality service to our customers in the new year.

Following the immense response from the public and thousands of nominations received with great pleasure, we can now reveal that Arbutus Hospitality has been nominated for Four NI Wedding Awards.

Christmas Cocktails with Class

Christmas Cocktails with Class

As we welcome the festive season, it’s time to make preparations for the Christmas party nights. Whether this involves having some friends around or simply snuggling up on the sofa with a nice Christmas cocktail.

Unique wedding favours

Unique wedding favours

Deciding what to have in place for wedding favours can often be tricky. You don't want to spend too much money on them but you also want to make them personal to your guests. As Arbutus Hospitality waves goodbye to our busiest wedding season of all time we wanted to share a few wedding favour ideas with you that we have witnessed this year.

Christmas Treats You Will Love

Christmas Treats You Will Love

As the cold winter evenings are closing in and Christmas is just around the corner. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we thought it was the perfect time to discuss Christmas treats.

Christmas is a time where family get together, to spent time with one another its also a time to line those bellies with delicious treats such as the recipes we have below.

Trick or Treat Ideas

Trick or Treat Ideas

Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we love catering for all occasions and we are all about celebrating holidays that revolve around food, and Halloween is certainly no different. 

Top Tips for Carving Pumpkins

Top Tips for Carving Pumpkins

Pumpkin Season is well and truly upon us. Here at the award-winning Arbutus Hospitailty are no strangers to pumpkins, however our expertise strongly lies in cooking pumpkins and not carving them. 

Your DIY Halloween

Your DIY Halloween

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 course 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.

Wedding Centrepieces don't have to be Flowers.

Wedding Centrepieces don't have to be Flowers.

Arbutus Hospitality has seen their busiest Summer to date with weddings. Being the approved cater for 5 very special wedding venues we have seen so many different setups and decor trends this summer, all perfectly suited to each wedding and looked stunning.

Halloween Kids Cocktails

Halloween Kids Cocktails

With Halloween just over a month away and the dark evenings, fast approaching team Arbutus thought it was time to create a little post about Halloween cocktails for kids.

Halloween is ultimately for the kids, the dressing up, trick or treat, fireworks display and with these cocktails, it will be a Halloween treat that they weren't expecting.

Christmas Buffet Basics

Christmas Buffet Basics

With Christmas just around the corner, the decor pouring into the shops and we have just launched our Christmas brochure (view here) we thought it would be the perfect time to do a little post about Christmas buffet ideas.

Healthier Eating for our Children

Healthier Eating for our Children

Ok so this month has seen the return of the children back to school and back to routine. Homework’s, dinners, sports, youth clubs, it is all go, for the youngsters (and us parents). Here we have a few little tips to get the children eating healthy while on a busy schedule.

A Magical Crannagh Christmas. 

A Magical Crannagh Christmas. 

Yes, the children are just back at school and we are talking about.... Christmas!

It is most definitely our favourite time of year, from pantomimes to Santa Sundays and Christmas markets, we love the Christmas buzz.  If you work within the catering industry you will know Christmas is a busy time of year but also the time of year where Christmas spirits are high, so being busy doesn't seem so bad.  

Autumn Appetizers

Autumn Appetizers

Meteorologically, Autumn begins on Sept 1st. This is great news for you Autumn lovers, the time is drawing near to bring out the coats and boots. Autumn is such a lovely time of the year and team Arbutus are still jammed packed attending events and weddings in this season. It is becoming more and more popular to get married in months other than Spring and Summer. 

Are you having an Autumn themed wedding or party? Have you thought about how your food, canopies and drinks will complement the theme?  Fear not, we have a little something for you to read on choosing the perfect Autumn Appetizers. 

Cocktails for Your Wedding this Fall.

Cocktails for Your Wedding this Fall.

So Summer is just about to depart us for another year and we look forward to welcoming all you Autumn brides. 

If you haven't already started planning the finer details of your wedding menu and drinks, now would be a good time to start as it will creep up on you sooner than you anticipate.

Tips on Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Tips on Choosing the Perfect 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. 

Pre-Wedding Party Food

Pre-Wedding Party Food

We often write our blogs related to wedding food, ideas and meals on the actual wedding day so we thought what about the run-up to the wedding?

Wedding Cake Alternatives

Wedding Cake Alternatives

Ok, so the Arbutus Brides and Grooms are becoming more adventurous. Trends are starting to shift away from traditional wedding cakes to more funky ideas. Here we have compiled a little list for you to consider.

Summer Loving Cocktails. 

Summer Loving Cocktails. 

Who doesn't love a good summer get together with friends and family? And if you are the organiser of the group and always the one to host the parties, we are here to give you a little help this summer. 

Here we have a few little summer drinks recipes that you will have whipped up in no time at all and will be sure to please the crowd. 

 Pairing Food with Wines. 

Pairing Food with Wines. 

When it comes to pairing food with wines, this can be mind-boggling. So many wines to choose from, white, red, sparkling, the list goes on. 

When it boils down to it, very often each person has a preference on white or red and doesn't usually go by what food they are eating. However, to help you along with your next dinner event we have compiled this little list for you.