Our Recommended Suppliers
The Wild Kitchen
Our sister, Meg, has been the sole chef for a team of 20 professional sailors, travelling across the world with the TP52 Super Series. When Covid19 hit, Meg moved back to the farm and as lockdown eased up in July, she has been catering for all our smaller group bookings in the glamping site, up to 30 people; ranging from yoga retreats, 18th birthday parties, hen parties and family parties. If you are planning a get together or even your wedding and need some delicious home cooking styled food, please get in touch for a quote.
Since 2008, Gastro Catering have developed a delightful and punctilious team who will look after your vision from the get go. We specialise in the bespoke- creating fresh ideas, developing and refining them until you’re fully satisfied with our offer. We cater for parties, weddings and corporate events across the country – all treated with the same meticulous care and attention. Whether it’s in an exclusive venue, or the great outdoors, we deliver flawless presentation with style.
We love getting involved in all things styling, using our industry knowledge to help clients make their ideas a reality. Our events and catering team have the experience and talent to produce incredible events from the intimate to the flamboyant.
Black Jacket Events
Based just outside of Colchester, Essex, Black Jacket Events provides bespoke catering solutions with an outstanding quality of food and service. Using only the finest ingredients and fresh produce, much of it local, every dish is carefully prepared to the highest level by our team of passionate and talented chefs.
Blackwells Farm Shop
Whether you are requiring a buffet or a feast, you can be sure that all the ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality. We will help you to plan the menu for your event or special occasion and cater to your needs leaving you to enjoy your day without any worry.
Grape & Fig
Add some magic to your shindig. At Grape & Fig we specialise in luxe platters & exquisite grazing tables, bringing the Australian phenomenon to London & the surrounding areas. Our aesthetically pleasing, lavish (but affordable) spreads full to the brim with delicious, local produce are the show-stopping element perfect for any stylish, cool & authentic celebration, where standard beige buffets or tiny canapes just won’t cut it.
My Kitchen Your Place
My Kitchen Your Place offer delicious Italian & Mediterranean inspired food for weddings, catering for couples who love food. We love to incorporate woodfire cooking wherever possible for an amazing flavour, cooking whole leg of lamb or rib of beef on a woodfired BBQ in front of your guests, served with our signature salsa verde & paired with some delicious vibrant salads and sides.
We serve really great food, in a relaxed way, to the middle of the table, feast style.We offer a bespoke & personal service, director Phoebe cooks at your wedding tasting and on the day. We love catering wild weddings at Browning Bros and making the most of this fantastic venue. Vintage food truck also available.
The Flavour Trailer
At The Flavour Trailer we smoke specially chosen cuts of succulent meat in our custom-built smoker trailer at your event. We source our meat locally and it is smoked over a hand-picked blend of wood and coal to bring out the perfect flavour. We complement our meats with sumptuous salads, which use the freshest seasonal produce.
Pizzas made from the finest ingredients including homemade dough creating delicious authentic rustic style pizzas in woodfired pizza ovens.
Burger & Beyond
We have drawn inspiration from Burger joints all over the world, from London to Miami, Vegas to LA, Berlin to NYC so we know a good burger when we bite one! We may not operate out of a restaurant, but our food is of restaurant quality (some would say better!!!) brought to you on a street/festival/party level.
HOGIT based in Colchester, Essex delivers a taste that suits all. HOG roasts can feed up to 300 hungry guests. Together with excellent chef’s salads, several different potato dishes, crunchy crackling, savoury stuffing and don’t forget the sweet apple sauce. HOG Roast prices from £695 for 80-100 guests / £795 100-120 guests/ £895 £120-150 guests. HOGIT also offer Paella cooked on site from £8 per person and BBQs from £14.95 per person.
My Kitchen Your Place
We have an extensive streetfood menu all served from our 1970s French food truck. We specialise in hand pressed gourmet burgers & authentic Mexican tacos, perfect for laid back weddings & evening food. We also have a brunch menu if you are camping on site.
Our burgers are melt in the mouth, first our special blend of the best local beef is loosely balled, then the hand pressed patties are seared flat on the grill creating juicy burger bliss. Our tacos are inspired from our travels in Mexico, fresh, full of flavour. We make our own tortillas & all meat is sourced from the award winning Lavenham butchers.
Lots of delicious vegan options available too.
Street Kitchen is about real chefs serving restaurant quality food using carefully sourced natural and organic ingredients
A wide range of cuisine, from Hog Roasts, Buffets to Afternoon tea and GREAT pies!
Cacciatores Mobile Wood Fired Pizza
Traditional wood fired pizza company based in Essex. We are able to bring our converted horse box to your wedding, event, party or show.
Cooking is in the blood with the Cacciatore family only moving to the UK from Sicily in the 1960s. Cacciatores Pizzas are made from traditional Sicilian recipes handed down from mother to daughter.
Ice Cream / Donut Walls / Popcorn Cart
Molly Moo’s Vintage Van
Molly Moo’s Ices proudly present ‘Molly’ – a beautifully restored 1971 Vintage Ice Cream Van serving delicious scoop ice cream in luxury waffle cones or cups, sorbet, retro ice lollies and classic soft drinks. As well as serving yummy treats Molly is a real crowd pleaser and looks beautiful dressed in bunting and balloons.
Hadleys Ice Cream
Ice cream by appointment brings a sprinkle of delicious luxury to your special occasion. Served as a dessert or as a party treat, give your guests a taste of something truly special.
The Prop Boutique
Can offer a huge range of sweet treats from an Ice Cream Bike, Popcorn Stand, Candy Floss, Donut Walls, Pizza Bike, Sweet Carts, Belgian Stick Waffles, Thai Style Rolled Ice Cream.
Please note if you intend to use a different music supplier you will need to check with us first!
Fox & Braces
Our preferred and most recommended supplier!
Our wedding DJ is passionate about what he does. From the very first email to the last song of the night we accept nothing less than getting your wedding day perfect. Our DJ will play any ‘must plays’ for you and your Wedding guests and of course will steer clear of any songs you want to avoid.
Ben Fitch DJ
Jason Darling Music
Soulful Singer & Guitarist a perfect addition to your day!
Facebook: @jasondarlingmusic / Instagram: Jason_darling1 / Youtube: Jason Darling
The Night and Day Collective
Romantic Jazz and Swing London based musicians specializing in performing elegant, atmospheric music to compliment your event.
Steel Pan In Motion
Discover the infectious rhythm of one of the Caribbean’s most iconic musical instruments.
Being an Independent Wedding Celebrant I will write a bespoke Ceremony to celebrate your love for each other incorporating everything that is important to you.
Roxanne Angelique Independent Celebrant
I specialize in bringing light to your story or story of your loved ones, and uniqueness to your special moment in a creative, meaningful, reflective and inclusive way, by writing and delivering individually crafted ceremonies for life’s biggest moments. Its It’sR moment; do it YOUR way!
Kelsie Low Photography
Nothing pleases me more in life than making people happy and I find it so rewarding to see the joyful faces of couples when they first view the images that I have taken of themselves and their loved ones. I aim to add something special to each and every wedding and photoshoot, something that makes them unique; after all we are individuals with different personalities so it is important to let these shine.
Jess Soper Photography
I never really know how to put my style into words, but people often say how friendly and unobtrusive I am as a photographer. And the actual photos, well, I want them to be beautiful enough to hang on your walls but with enough of a story that generations in the future will be able to relive your day.
If that sounds like what you’re looking for then I’d love to hear about your wedding!
Matt Wing Photo
Award winning Wedding Photographer covering Essex, London and the South East. Matt specializes in unstaged documentary style photography, completely natural and without intrusion. It allows you to
enjoy the day as much as possible but also generates photos at their most striking and intimate.
Video 4 A Day
Video4aDay is an award-winning Video Production Service that specializes in producing professional, stylishly filmed wedding videos.
Steven Tiller Photography
Mark Draper photography
MD photography – Facebook
Kate & Adam Boston
We are a husband and wife team who are not into awkward posing or forced smiles because, let’s be honest, nobody lives life that way. We are all about building real relationships with you so we can create intentional, meaningful content that reflects your unique style and personality. Our desire isn’t simply to document scenes from your life but rather to join you in the story you’re telling – to truly get to know you on a deeper level so that we can craft your visual narrative in such a way that the content we create will stir up and showcase real emotions and leave you saying “oh my gosh, that’s US!”
James Polley Photography
Award winning Photographer. I make it my mission to capture the personalities and mutual passions of each bride and groom I photograph in order to tell a story and create unique memories. By acknowledging that no two weddings are the same which is why I specialise in offering a bespoke and personalised wedding photography service. The key to capturing the perfect wedding photography is ensuring the bride and groom feel comfortable enough to show their true nature. I succeed in achieving this by arranging to meet each bride and groom for food or coffee (and cake) before the big day.
The Country Garden Flower Company
The Country Garden Flower Company are inspired by their love of flowers, the romantic ambience of a quintessentially English country garden and the stunning textures, forms and tones provided by nature. Combining exquisite homegrown blooms, herbs and foliage, they create floral designs with an emphasis on texture, harmonious colour and effortless natural beauty.
Rosa Blooms by Emilie Veater
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Nettle & Fern
Wonderland Invites is a multi-award winning paper studio specialising in boho, rustic wedding stationery, run by Creative Director, Jenna. Based on the Essex coast, Jenna creates all the stationery and signage you need for your big day, from save the dates and invites, to orders of service, table plans and table stationery.
The Prop Boutique
The Prop Boutique is an established prop hire and theme supplier based in Chelmsford, supplying furniture, games, lighting and props.
Light Up Letters
Anthology Prop Hire
The Little Lending Company
Event Flag Hire
Supplying self-installation festival flags and bunting packages in a range of colour schemes.
Games 4 Gardens
Glitter Bar for festival loving couples, eco-friendly, biodegrable & vegan friendly.
Browning Bros. Log Cabins
Approached down a country track and offers epic accommodation right on the edge of one of our hidden lakes in the Colne Valley, surrounded by woodland offering wonderful views in a peaceful location.
Wakes Hall Lodges
Best Western Hotel
The Essex Golf & Country Club
The Holiday Inn Colchester
Travelodge Colchester Feering
Marquees & Accessories:
County Marquees East Anglia
County Marquees East Anglia is a family owned marquee hire business in Essex. We founded the company in the late 90’s and consist of a father, two sons and a nephew. Together we have a combined wealth of experience of over 60 years experience in the industry. We provide a whole range of Traditional Marquees and beautiful marquee alternatives.
Please note all Taxis need to be pre-booked; it is extremely difficult to book a taxi on the evening of your event
07777 692 785
07801 580 465
01206 521 521
01206 543 210
Why Choose Browning Bros.?
Based at Tey Brook Farm, just 6 miles South-West of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey, Browning Bros. provide luxury glamping accommodation, alternative wild weddings, corporate & team building events, and much more. Looking or something out of the ordinary? You've come to the right place.
"Literally there is everything you could possibly need here. It’s so well equipped and in a stunning location. The worst part is that you have to leave. We hired out the whole venue for the weekend to have a family get together and it was absolutely perfect! Can not recommend the place and the owners highly enough. If you want a chilled out space to relax and enjoy yourselves then this is THE place to be. Only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. Awesome. Created some wonderful memories."
"Absolutely loved our time at a Teybrook Orchard. Facilities were perfect. The marquee and awning is a fantastic space for a large group to be together and still feel spacious and not on top of each other. Every member of our party was so thrilled with the accommodation, it was a fantastic weekend. Thank you so much, will definitely recommend you and will certainly be coming back!"
"Chalkney Water Meadows was such a fantastic venue for our festival-style corporate event! It’s such a beautiful spot in the countryside but with all the amenities for a really great party, regardless of the weather. Helen was really helpful, putting us in contact with suppliers and discreetly being on hand for the big event. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for what turned out to be a fabulous day."
"Just wanted to say thank you once more! Everything was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have wished for a more beautiful place for our wedding to take place! You have been really helpful, responsive and flexible around our (many!) questions and queries so we really appreciate it :)"
"We just wanted to email to say the biggest thankyou from us both for yesterday. We had an absolutely amazing day and we are so so happy that we were able to celebrate at your venue with all our family and friends. They all loved the site. Your help from the beginning has been fantastic and a real pleasure to work with you guys."
"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you on behalf of Tom and I for a truly magical day. We had an absolutely amazing time, I honestly don't think that it could have gone better. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts. The log cabin was amazing, we were so sad to leave there yesterday, but alas all good things have to come to an end."
“What heroes Nat and Arch were. Thank you so much for giving our party such snazzy boogie shoes- you handled all the drunken 50 year olds brilliantly with the increasingly slurred requests. The sound system was fab and the lights really made the party glow and twinkle. Everybody loved it! Thank you so much guys.”
“Walked in, shown around the most beautiful place ever! Then followed by Dan proposing. Best start to a holiday. Such a beautiful setting. Well laid out and very well equipped, brilliant service. Archie is lovely, very polite and accommodating. Thank you!”
“Archie and Nat were amazing. We have had the best weekend. Wow what a beautiful place. We will back again and would highly recommend. The showers were fab and hot. The toilet facilities were super too. Kitchen is amazing with everything you need. Thanks to you both.”
“Still keep thinking about our amazing day. I know we’re biased but it was seriously the best wedding we’ve ever been to. This is the thoughts of all our guests too. Cant thank you enough for making it such a success!”