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Circa Blog To Our lovely clients old and new, It’s been a while since we’ve blogged here at Circa HQ, we are all taking a little time to reflect on our 2018 season, and what a wonderful season it’s been for us at Circa! We’ve had the pleasure of being a part of so many stunning weddings and events. Where do we start!? From the launch of our Circa Indian street food van, on her maiden voyage at Laughton Barns in June, for the fantastic Al & Julie’s ‘Ski ‘inspired summer wedding, to hosting the Crystal Palace mascot Hawk at Northease Manor, for Emily & Matt’s big day Liv & I want to share with you some of our experiences and expertise over the next few months, your feedback is what keeps our creativity flowing, and adding to the Circa family! We have so much to be excited about for 2019, with new and exciting projects in the wings. We’ve already had the pleasure of meeting and working with so many of you, weather your wedding is now a fond memory, (please send us pics!) or if you have the joys of the final preparations still to come, we can’t wait to share in your excitement. Olivia & I have both been working as Event Managers for Circa Events for four years; we have seen the business growth from strength to strength in this time, of which we are enormously proud to be a part of! We have both been in the catering & hospitality industry for Circa 18 years between us. We thrive on the importance of quality food and fantastic service being at the heart of your celebrations, we love to hear your ideas and never say no to a challenge! Our passion will always be The food. As Liv and I are massive ‘foodies’ ourselves it seems very fitting we both work within this fabulous industry, working with our fantastic trusty local suppliers, you’ll always find us hanging around the pizza oven for our doughy fix of cheesy pizza goodness at the end of the night! Food aside, by far the best part of our jobs is the people we meet along the way who inspire us, the beautiful venues and suppliers we have the delight of working with (you know who you are, thank you for putting up with us for all these years!) We are all looking forward to 2019, meeting all our booked clients, menu tastings & exciting new projects (and more attempts at blogs, coming soon!) Lots of Love, Jade and...

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Ice Cream Bikes By Circa Gelato

Now the cold months of our long winter are upon us, all the planning for the wedding season starts. Brides are  looking through endless wedding magazines for new ideas for their wedding day, visiting countless Blog sites, Pinterest Pages and Social Media pages, trying to get something different for the  Big Day. image supplied by jofoto Here at Circa events we have come up with an amazing idea for your wedding day, our Bespoke hand made Ice Cream Bikes.   Our bikes came to life on our farm in Brighton, Sussex where our great friend John from “Chickens Bike Emporium” came up with the designs for our hand made ice cream bikes. Each bike is slightly different  in size and frame design which makes them very unusual and Bespoke to your day. Hand sprayed in a 1968 Alfa Romeo cream, the bikes look truly stunning at any wedding venue  or corporate event. The ice cream bike comes with your own server, waffle cones, sprinkles table, umbrella,  tubs and a selection of 6 different flavors to suit your taste. image Paul Fletcher We work with our friends at Boho Gelato to produce your Sussex based ice cream to order for your wedding day. There are a few different options for your  your wedding day, either as the canape reception or for dessert . Choose some of the boozy flavors and savory ones to start of the day off, such as  Mojito, Pimms , Pink Champange, Gin and Bitter Lemon, then moving onto the Smoked Bacon and Blueberry Pancake. Jam Doughnut, Cream Tea, After Dinner Mint and Raspberry Elderflower  for the dessert. The bike “Bev ” ( as she was built on “Bev”endean Farm in Brighton ) can be set up either outside or inside your venue serving a selection of favorites from the never ending ice cream flavors . Just  imagine you and all your friends standing around the bike, chatting and comparing flavors with each other. When booking your Ice Cream Bike with us at Circa Gelato you can rely on us to set up and serve  your guests for up to 2 hours depending on the amount of guests you have attending and then clear away “Bev” and her belongings  from your location. Circa Gelato has Been Featured in Vogue, Brides Magazine Bookings for 2015-2106 now being taken please call on 01273 694111 or email...

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Laughton Barns Sussex Wedding Open Day

It’s that time of year again!…We are holding an open day at Laughton Barns on Sunday the 5th October from 12 til 4 pm. This beautiful venue is the perfect setting for any couples wishing to have a rustic wedding, with breathtaking views and an outdoor feel to there day  The open day is a unmissable opportunity to visit Laughton Barns in all its glory and meet our preferred suppliers under one roof. These include: Photographers – Jofoto, Peter Prior and Paul Fletcher, Sylvia’s Kitchen, Wealden Vintage Crockery Company, Resident DJ Matt Maurice, Reveries, Circa Gelato, Brighton Burger Company,  Royalton Wedding Cars and Home Grown Flower Company are just some of our suppliers who will be attending the open day. Just 25 minutes from Brighton, this glorious barn located in the heart of Sussex offers civil ceremonies at the ‘Apple Barn’, holding outdoor or indoor services. The rolling Downs hills surround you whilst you walk down the aisle and your guests are able to enjoy the sunshine whilst you exchange vows. After the ceremony, guests can sip Prosecco, pick at our delicious canapés and socialise whilst the newly wed couple have photos taken in the grounds; by the pond or under the oak trees. The venue is also great for children who can run around the fields and play outdoor games. The Crown Barn is where you and your guests will indulge in the wedding breakfast and seats up to 250 people. We are the exclusive caterers for Laughton Barns, so you can be rest assured that we know the ins and outs of the venue for your big day. We offer a range of different menus, depending on your dining preferences from a 3 course sit down meal to a Hog Roast/BBQ family-style service. The barn also comes fully heated for those chilly British evenings or should you wish to have a Winter Wedding. Finally the venue comes with a resident DJ who will play all your favourite hits and get everyone up on their feet. At the Sussex Wedding Open Day we will be taking bookings for the remaining few dates available in 2015 and for 2016. It is the ideal time to view the barn and meet with our team to discuss any ideas further and answer any questions you may have. We pride ourselves on a personal service and we love working closely with clients towards their big day! also some new changes to the venue for 2015 will be discussed on the open day . 01273...

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Your Perfect Sussex Wedding Venue

Sussex Wedding Venue Congratulations to all newly engaged couples for 2014. You are now probably thinking where do we start ? Well a good start would be to find your Sussex wedding venue. Circa events can help you with this as we have three stunning venues on our books as preferred suppliers. All of these venues are very different in there own way and you can trust on our experience to guide you through the elements you are looking for your day and advise which one ticks the right box for you.  Are you looking for a Rustic wooden barn, hand built using local tradesman and reclaimed brick and stone well Laughton barns would be the venue for you. This venue also has a separate Wedding Barn for your ceremony plus the Wooden Crown Barn with a eating capacity  for 200 guest.  The venue is supplied with the two barns, out door ceremony P.A system,  Resident Dj MattMaurice and a wooden dance floor . Also we can also offer our Glamping area, great for the guest who want to crash out after the long wedding day. Laughton Barns Crown BarnOur Next Sussex Wedding Venue we are going to tell you about is Broyle place, If you are looking For an Exclusive Wedding Venue then this Grade II Elizabethan Manor House has a lot to offer. then venue offers a inside  The historical, yet intimate feel of Broyle Place is a perfect blend of beauty and elegance for your wedding day. Sweeping lawns and flagstone terraces lead up to the old country house creating a beautiful setting to capture memories of your perfect day. Climbing roses and wisteria frame the front of the house offering an elegant backdrop for your champagne reception.Our custom designed marquee will hold 50-250 guests for your wedding breakfast. Featuring a solid wood floor, wooden panelling and a stunning ornate hand carved bar our marquee is unique in its design and will impress even the most discerning of your guests. During the summer months the four sets of French wooden doors can be opened directly out onto the old terrace and lawns. Our marquee is fully heated during the colder months and on cooler evenings.  Broyle Place House Northease Manor is set amongst the beautiful rolling countryside of the South Downs, and makes the perfect wedding venue. It dates back to the 17th century. The rustic Tudor Hall with its amazing thatched roof, is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests. Post ceremony drinks and canapés can be served in the Rose garden where your guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of the South Downs, and the surrounding scenery will make your wedding album a very special one. The Tudor hall is licensed for ceremony’s and can also seat up to 110 guests for the wedding breakfast.Inside Northease Manor We include a marquee free of charge for after the ceremony, as you can...

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Wedding Open Day

We are pleased to announce our Wedding Open Day At Northease Manor, Lewes, East Sussex for 2013 on the 12th October from 12-4pm.If you are looking for a venue full of charm and history Northease Manor is the venue for you. The Tudor hall which dates back to the Elizabethan times with its thatched roof, is licenced for civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests.  Also your venue decorators can transform the hall and surrounding areas if you wish into a Pricesses Palace. Circa events are the preferred caterers and event co-ordinators at Northease manor.  We look forward to planning your wedding day, shedding advise and tips on the venue as we move on  You will be able to meet some well established Local suppliers at the venue to discuss your wedding day, also this year we will be showcasing some very talented newbies to the wedding world , these companys are already turning heads in the sussex wedding circle. Circa events also include a Capri Marquee at Northease Manor for the day, this can be used for your wedding breakfast or to shelter from the sun.The marquee can sit 80 guests for dinner, we can add additional marquees for up to 150 guests to sit for the wedding breakfast at an additional charge. The tudor hall can accomadate up to 120 dining guests.  The venue is a working boarding school, circa events work closely with the school on the wedding side, the venue is available all year round, Saturdays only  in school term times and more selected dates  during the shool holidays with some reduced rates for off peak days. The venue is 15 minutes from Brighton and with over night parking you and your guests can relax at the  venue for the whole day to enjoy the ceremony, wedding breakfast and the night time disco   Some confirmed suppliers for the open day are , Jofoto, Circa Gelato, BrightonBurgercompany, Royalton cars, Falcon wedding cars, Magicians, Florists,  Cake Makers, Wedding Invitations, Vintage China              ...

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