Testimonials

Please find below reviews of our services from prior event holders:

Getting married at the Thoresby Riding Hall on 27th October 2017 was a dream and we always knew our first meal as husband and wife would be special and we could not have been any happier! The food was absolutely delicious, even our friends and family are still raving about the food from the canapés to the chocolate truffles.

It was an absolute pleasure working with you and would be the first to recommend you!

5* service and food.

Thank you so much
Mr and Mrs Carley
xxx

Mr and Mrs Carley Oct 2017

Hi Andrea.

Me and Dave just wanted to say thank you so much for everything on Saturday, the food couldn't of been better and seemed to go down well with our guests. We wanted to come and thank you personally but didn't get chance. Hope you are well.

Regards

Rebecca and Dave

Rebecca and Dave Thoresby 2017

To Andrea and the Hensons Team

Just a little note to say thankyou so much for the amazing food served at our Wedding. All of our guests commented on how delicious it was and how excellent the service was.

Also a huge thankyou to Andrea for all her efforts getting our Wedding Video over to us.

With Love

Briony and James xxx

Briony and James 2017

Andrea and her team really pulled out the stops for our special day, attention to detail was paramount and they pulled it off with ease and professionalism. Food was fantastic, the menu that Andrea had put together was amazing .the night time BBQ was also a massive hit with all of our guests The staff are trained to an exceptional standard and they deserve special praise, well done all and thank you so much for making our day so special every one is still talking about the brilliant food they had and that has been 2 months since thank you so much.

Angela Foster 2017

My husband and I used Hensons Catering for our wedding at Thoresby Riding Hall on the 3rd June 2017 for our wedding breakfast for around 60 quests and the evening buffet for around 120 people. From the moment you meet Andrea you can tell that she loves what she does and that really makes a huge difference!
I met Andrea again the day before the wedding at Thoresby and she made us feel so relaxed and we were filled with confidence that everything was under control - all the team work so hard.

The service provided by Andrea and the team was outstanding - nothing was too much trouble and the food was delicious! Since the wedding we have had so many compliments about all aspects of the catering and service - I would definitely recommend Henson's! We cannot thank Andrea and the team enough, you were absolutely amazing!!! Thank you again Mr and Mrs Wood xxx

Kelly Wood 2017

AMAZING!! We had our wedding at Thoresby Riding Hall 8th July 2017 for around 60 quests. We honestly can't compliment Andrea and the team enough. Her personality and passion when we met and chatted over the phone to finalise arrangements just filled us with confidence and we must say the outcome on the day was actually better than we could have imagined. We are still getting compliments from guests over a week later who have been to other weddings and rate the food at our wedding by far the best. We had some special allergy and meal requests for some guests and nothing was too much trouble. Also after our evening catering fell through Andrea was able to fill the slot at short notice and even though we were stressed at the time it actually worked out for the best!! Wish we could do it all over again. Thanks Andrea and team. Michael and Dominique

Michael Parsons 2017

I recently celebrated my 50th and used Hensons for the catering. They were fantastic, both the food, attention to detail and the service. I would definitely use and recommend Andrea and her team to anyone and for any occasion. Thank you for helping to make it a memorable evening. xx

Sandra Whitlock 2017

Henson's catered our wedding at Stubton Hall on 23rd June and the food was absolutely AMAZING!!! We had so many comments from people about the standard of the food, and they catered for all dietary requirements so well! Both my husband and I are big foodies, and so food was an important part of the day and we just couldn't fault it - thank you SO much for making our wedding breakfast so delicious!

Becky Walker 2017

Andrea, you and your team were such an unbelievable part of our journey to become Mr and Mrs Bond. Nothing was too much trouble and you catered to our every wish with a smile. Thank you for helping to create such a perfect day for us. The food was incredible and delicious and guests thoroughly enjoyed it.
We highly recommend Hensons

Lianne Bond 2017

We were thrilled with Henson's Catering for our daughter's wedding. 200 guests were served with delicious, beautifully presented, high quality food. I had total confidence in Andrea and the team from the beginning.

Nothing was too much trouble, they listen to requests and supported us to make sure everything was perfect and just what we dreamed of.

We highly recommend Henson's. Many thanks, Wonderful!

Alasdair Morrison 2017

Hensons were our caterers on Saturday (7/10/17) at Thoresby riding hall. Brilliant food and brilliant service. The sausage and mash went down a treat. Thank you

Rebecca Woodthorpe-Morris 2017

I would really like to recommend Andrea/Andrew and excellent staff for making our 'GOLDEN WEDDING' so special - our Afternoon Tea was 5* ..!!

Angela Hansard 2017

We received lots of compliments about the food Hensons provided on our wedding day and it was just what we wanted! The presentation was brilliant, and although on the day we had a vegetarian fill in for another guest, Hensons managed to rustle something up last minute that catered to her needs without any warning. All the staff serving the food were professional and I would definitely use Hensons again. Thank you to Andrea and her team xx

Sian Moult 2017

To all the Catering Team!

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful service you provided at our daughters wedding last Saturday!

Both Charlotte and Toby were blown away by it all.

The service, food and professional way everything was carried out was superb!

Thank you,

Jo and Neil Hopkins

Hopkins Wedding October 2015

Hi Andrea (and team)

Just to say thank you so much for all your hard work at our wedding on Friday. Lots of people have commented on how nice the food was. It looked beautiful, tasted great and all the staff were so professional and friendly - it was just brilliant!

Please pass on our thanks to everyone, we were so pleased with the way it worked out and can't thank you enough for all your hard work and attention to detail.

Thanks again and all the very best.

Lyndsey & Geoff

Newark Town Hall Wedding July 2015

Hi Andrea

Many thanks for the superb job you did on Saturday,catering for our Golden Wedding anniversary. Many people have commented on the food and Wes and i were delighted with both that and the excellent and discreet service provided by Harry and her colleagues. Please pass on our appreciation to them. (pic attached and more to follow)

its always a pleasure talking to you and planning things with you. You do a great job with no fuss just good organisation. Many thanks.

Best wishes Wendy and Wes

Golden Wedding Anniversary August 2015

Dear Andrea,
Thanks for all your work, and that of your staff in making last weekend's conference such a success. I've had some great feedback about the quality of the catering (which I of course sampled plenty of for myself!) I would certainly want to use you for any future events I am involved with.
All the best,
Andy

University of Leicester at Newark National Civil War Museum August 2015

The awesome service and friendliness of the staff was surpassed only by the excellence of the food. I will be singing your praises for all to hear!! Thank you to all - especially Jess and Shannon XX

Navenby Wedding August 2015

Hi all, just wanted to say a big thank you for catering our wedding ...at Stubton Hall a couple of weeks ago, everything was absolutely perfect and our guests were very complementary about all of the food from the canapés to the wedding breakfast. Our only regret was not ordering 2 extra portions of beef to take home with us the following day! :o) thank you xxx

Wedding at Stubton Hall October 2014

Dear Andrea,

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of the delicious food you provided for our wedding. We had endless compliments from our guests who were all incredibly impressed with the canapes, meal and evening buffet, and the Manchego Cheese was one of the best we've ever tried!

We also wanted to thank you for being so accomodating for us and providing the tastings, it was much appreciated and really important for us. You've been an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout and we wouldnt hesitate to recommend your company.

Thank you again and all the best,

Hannah and Andy Wilson

Recent Wedding at Stubton Hall

Dear Andrea and Caroline

Just a line to thank you so much for the excellent and sympathetic service you gave when supplying the Funeral Tea re- my parents Lily and Roy Greeves.

Many comments were made to me on the superb quality of the buffet which was appreciated by all.

Yours,

Linda Makey and Family

Excellent Service

A huge thank you to Hensons caterers for the most beautiful food, we all felt like royalty being served THANKYOU

October 2014 Wedding at Stubton Hall


Hi Andrea,
Thanks again for yesterday. Everyone loved the food and I thought you were great. I would definitely recommend you.
John

John Wilson October 2014

Hi all, just wanted to say a big thank you for catering our wedding at Stubton Hall a couple of weeks ago, everything was absolutely perfect and our guests were very complementary about all of the food from the canapés to the wedding breakfast. Our only regret was not ordering 2 extra portions of beef to take home with us the following day! :o) thank you xxx

Caroline Bonney September 2014

"We have just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you for the catering you provided for our wedding on Saturday 26th July. We have received so much feedback saying how lovely everything was; from the canapés to the lamb and the gourmet ...burgers in the evening. The quality of the food and staff (who were really friendly and professional) was a key part in making our day so special and so we just wanted to get in touch and let you know everything ran smoothly and was perfect - "thank you".

We hope you are well and business is booming. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Hensons to family, friends and business colleagues."

Lindsay & John Walker, Aug 2014

"Thank you so much Andrea & team for making our amazing day so special!! As real foodies this element was so incredibly important to us & you delivered everything we could have asked for & more!!! We cannot recommend you enough!!! Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts"

The Brand New Mr & Mrs Aindow, Aug 2014

"Unfortunately as the bride and groom, it meant that we were so busy all day, so unfortunately missed out on the canapés that we were so wanting to try however everyone else was saying how wonderful they were and that they seemed to keep coming. The food at the wedding breakfast was fantastic, we went for the lovely menu and had the prawn cocktail, chicken and cheesecake. All these dishes were incredible and we were really impressed. The waiting staff made sure that all the individual tables were served at the same time and this made a real difference. Everyone said that they really enjoyed the food and wine so thats always reassuring!”

Jules Smythe, 2014

“The day was perfect and we could not have asked for more. All the staff was brilliant and the food was gorgeous. We will never forget it!”

Katie & Adam, 2012

“When the meals were served the staff all came out at the same time like a marching army to ensure each table was served in one go. The food was to die for and every aspect of the wedding day was perfect.”

Paula, 2014

“On the subject of the food, the wedding breakfast was also divine. Everyone on our table was highly impressed with the quality of the food and in addition, all the tables received the meals pretty much at the same time so no-one on a table was left waiting too long. Although we are still happy with the menu we've chosen for our wedding, we can see that the standard is high across the board so massive compliments to the chef and kitchen staff!”

Hannah, 2013

“We couldn't have been more impressed by how the day went and it seemed that everything was executed flawlessly. Once we'd all arrived at Stubton, it was well organised and canapes and drinks were accessible to everyone. They were also delicious and presented beautifully.”

Margaret, 2013

“My only worry prior to the wedding was being unable to sample our food choices for the wedding breakfast. I can honestly say, we should never have been concerned, the food looked amazing & tasted even better. Again no guests had complaints re their food so please do not be put off by this, the Caterers were fabulous.”

Lucy, 2013

“The food was fantastic. Our guests couldn't stop praising the quality of the food, the service and the portion sizes. We couldn't believe how high the quality was and it exceeded all our expectations. The staff had thought of everything and remembered everything we had discussed, right down to my individual food choice of a different type of potato I had made during a passing comment. The food was delivered like clockwork and we were inundated all night with guests complementing their meal.”

Jenette, 2013

“The food was super! The compliments from our guests were flowing!”

Jennifer & Michael, 2012

“The food and drink we chose was second to none throughout the day, and the staff were very friendly and very helpful”

David & Britt, 2013

“Hi Andrea and team,

We are now back from our fabulous honeymoon and wanted to email to express our deepest thanks.

The whole idea of planning a wedding totally from scratch was pretty daunting, but from the moment we met you, we knew we had our caterers. Your expert experience and true professionalism filled us with complete confidence. Your ability to take us through the whole process step by step gave us great ideas for both food and the organisation of the day. There was no stone left unturned or detail omitted along the way. Knowing that you were just a phone call or a text away was incredibly reassuring over the 12 months leading up to our big day.

We were so grateful for the time that you and the team put into preparing the venue during the week building up to the wedding. It became abundantly clear that you take genuine pride in every event that you cater for and really consider carefully every logistical detail of the day. You made us feel like our day was very important to you and this personal approach was very touching.

On the day itself we LOVED that you were documenting your side of the barn with our WedPics app! It really helped us to capture all the elements of our special day which we LOVE looking at!

The welcome drinks and dry nibbles you suggested were a real hit and you were absolutely right about the idea of 'feeding not fattening' until the main meal. All the staff looked so incredibly smart and were extremely kind and helpful. They did a perfect job of keeping guest's glasses topped up without being intrusive during the drinks reception ~ there was never an empty glass!

The starter selection laid out on slate not only looked exquisite, but tasted divine. The main of Porter's sausage and mash with black pudding was to die for. The portions were mouth-wateringly generous and we did not see one scrap left on the plates! As the food element of our day was so incredibly important to us, we were thrilled by the number of our guests complimenting us on the food; everything from the delicious taste to the awesome look. The thing that people really loved was just how hot all the food was, something many found astounding for outside catering!

The desert was decadent, as were the handmade chocolates that accompanied the coffee. All of our guests were so incredibly impressed with the service, especially those with dietary requirements who were dealt with by name, ensuring they got the correct food at the same time as everyone else."

Ellen, 2014