Arbutus at The Crannagh Wedding Showcase

Arbutus at The Crannagh Wedding Showcase

Arbutus at the Crannagh Wedding Showcase Sunday 17th of February

There aren’t many chances in life to go all out princess, but your wedding day is absolutely one of them. If you’re planning a fairy tale wedding, your dream starts here…

Catering advice for couples

Catering advice for couples

When it comes to planning your special day, there are lots of things to consider. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we get asked a number of common questions by couples who need a little helping hand with planning there oh so perfect day. Here are the most common questions we receive and the advice we like to give.

Arbutus Named NI Wedding Caterer of The Year

Arbutus Named NI Wedding Caterer of The Year

It is with pleasure and immense proudness to announce that Arbutus Hospitality have been crowned 'Northern Ireland Wedding Caterer of the Year 2019' at the NI Awards. We truly cannot thank the public enough for all your well wishes, we are extremely grateful to have such wonderful customers and such a fantastic team to help us on our journey.

Wedding Catering At It's Finest

Wedding Catering At It's Finest

So you have found your dream wedding venue. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we pride ourselves in taking care of everything involved with the catering of events, which allows for you to sit back relax and enjoy the most magical day of your lives. We offer more than just catering, our specialised staff are always on hand to offer unwavering support throughout your planning and decision-making process, after all, it can be a stressful process making sure every decision is the right decision.

Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

What would Valentine's Day be without chocolate? Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we recommended kicking off the most romantic day of the year with delicious fluffy chocolate desserts to present to your sweetheart. After all who doesn't love chocolate.

Healthy Snacks For The Kids

Healthy Snacks For The Kids

As the kids go back it school after their Christmas holidays. It's often a time when parents like to make slight changes to the families lifestyle, this is often due to many healthy new year resolutions. Here at Arbutus Hospitality, we understand that it can be quite a challenge to stick to these changes with a busy lifestyle. To help we have included a list of healthy snacks kids will enjoy!

New Year, New YOU!

New Year, New YOU!

So we are now into January and the New Years healthy eating has commenced.

When dining out with friends and family it can be very difficult not to be tempted into overload eating or indulging on a chocolate fudge cake.

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.