Guest Blog: Purple Plum Catering

With Spring comes the start of the wedding season, then the summer starts and its all hands to the deck. For us at Purple Plum Catering, weddings mean beautiful food to wow guests and leave the happy couple with the biggest of smiles. The summer season really brings out a different type of wedding as the scope for the whole day of food changes – you have more space to play, different areas, different themes and different ideas. Here are some of our favourites of 2016 so far:


Festival & Village Fete 

It’s lovely watching the guests being amused with music and entertainers. The food has a different emphasis with bowl food and sharing platters coming to the fore, food can be eaten on their laps or standing with beautiful sharing platters really bringing some color to the day and it helps to bring people together, chatting over food.


Beaches have also been great fun. We have themed them with blankets laid out on the sand, hampers filled with freshly made sandwiches, homemade cocktails, lightly home baked  classic cakes and fresh fruit platters.


A recent acquisition has been a stunning Maharani tent, we set it up for the evenings, as a summer bar with fresh minted cocktails, where guests can lay back relaxing as the music wafts over them, they have eaten sharing platters of Middle Eastern delights and breathing in the heady scent of the summer! It makes me wish I was the guest, every time!


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A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.