09 Apr 2014

New catering partner for Combermere Abbey

Combermere Abbey, one of the North’s leading and most exclusive wedding and events venues, is delighted to announce a new partnership with award-winning event caterers, Olive Tree Catering.

Olive Tree is a dynamic and forward thinking events catering company, recently awarded 2013 North West Wedding Caterer of the Year, as well as being a regional finalist at The Wedding Industry Awards 2013 Headed up by two professional Chefs, John Trelfa and Daniel Burke, with collectively over 40 years experience, the company is already at the heart of the Cheshire social scene. They hold contracts at Peover Golf Club, Cheshire Polo Ground and the Abbeywood Estate, as well as undertaking individual commissions in many clients’ own homes. They also own an award-winning restaurant, Shared Olive in Hawarden.

Olive Tree will join Pickled Walnut and Gorilla Events in an experienced and professional line-up of food and beverage specialists, supporting the growing wedding and events business at Combermere Abbey.

Sarah Callander Beckett, owner of Combermere Abbey explained,

‘We have just completed a seven year cycle of growth, and we are continuously refining and developing our offer based on understanding our clients’ expectations from such a unique venue. I believe that the appointment of Olive Tree will add even more dynamism, flexibility and mouth-watering appeal to our offering. Like us, the team is passionate about what they do, and this now completes a highly regarded line-up of food and drinks specialists, ensuring that parties and events at Combermere are among the highest calibre, satisfying even our most discerning clientele.’

Olive Tree offer fashionable foodie menus as well as good-old British favourites. Formal dining can be the order of the day and they excel at a less formal, fun approach to dining such as a BBQ menu and the recent addition of a ‘Wedding Breakfast Tapas’, bringing a convivial approach Mediterranean flavour to locally-sourced goodies. Above all they offer extremely good, personalised service to their clients.

John Trelfa, one of the founding partners of Olive Tree commented on the partnership,

‘We are really enthusiastic about working with Combermere Abbey. In Sarah and her team, we recognize like-minded business people who ultimately put the guest experience first. The venue is simply superb and it’s going to be a real pleasure for us to add yet another special dimension to parties and weddings that happen there.’

Combermere Abbey is a most magical venue, it constantly delights, transforms with each season and each wedding here enjoys exclusive use. Facilities for up to 150 guests, include The Glasshouse in the centre of the Walled Gardens, with 180˚views over the Fruit Tree Maze, the Walled Garden Pavilion and the new Maze Pagoda.

Combermere Abbey is located between Nantwich and Whitchurch, on the Cheshire/Shropshire border.


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