Fulham Palace is a stunning venue of courtyards, halls, galleries, and a beautiful marquee tucked inside a secret walled garden, set in 13 acres of botanical gardens beside the Thames. It is important the food you serve at your wedding matches the style of the space within which you serve it.

Fulham Palace Tudor Courtyard

So what food should you serve inside a venue with so much history yet so many styles? Here are my thoughts…


Canapés served in the red brick Tudor courtyard with stunning central water fountain (pictured), edged with occasional tables and boarders filled with lavender.

Theme: An English country garden

  • Quail’s eggs simply served with celery salt
  • Scottish salmon fishcakes with basil mayonnaise
  • Yellow cherry tomatoes filled with marinated buffalo mozzarella and olives
  • Cucumber cups of lemon, tarragon chicken

Three Course Wedding Breakfast

Served inside the contemporary marquee nestled in the ancient Walled Garden, in the shadow of a gorgeous Victorian Chapel.

Theme: Chic and unexpected

  • Starter: English asparagus simply grilled with parmesan
  • Main: Fillet of halibut, pomme puree, baby broad beans, and roasted violet artichokes with caper salsa
  • Dessert: Madagascan vanilla panna cotta with lemoncello and raspberries

Evening Food

Served inside the elegant Georgian Drawing Rooms whilst guests dance in the Great Hall.

Theme: Elegant abundance!

Incredible cheeses, homemade breads, fruits, chutneys, celery and membrillo cascading from an eclectic collection of platters, stands and dishes. Displayed on a central round table and decorated with pots of garden herbs and flowers.

Guest post from Julie Gray of Bovingdons

Image from Lloyd Dobbie