Heaton House Farm collaberates with Whitehouse

Cheshires leading wedding and event venue, Heaton House Farm, is a beautifully converted former dairy farm, offering couples a unique wedding nestled in the heart of the countryside. Heaton House Farm has successfully collaborated with Whitehouse Event Crockery for a range of events over the years. Both companys dedication to exceeding the expectations of their clients through an unrivalled level of customer service and the seamless, high class delivery of an event has seen their working relationship grow and strengthen.

Heaton House Farm is located between the rolling hills of the picturesque Staffordshire and Cheshire borders and has been in the hands of the same family for seven generations. It is a collection of charming sandstone barns that beautifully blends rustic charm with contemporary chic. Set behind an unassuming farming facade, this lovingly designedhidden gemoffers exclusive use for a range of celebrations, large or small. As you step into the barns you are welcomed by an abundance of delicate fairy lights and crystal chandeliers creating a breathtakingly romantic setting, which continues throughout.

There are three areas licensed for civil ceremonies/partnerships, including a majestic outdoor pagoda that overlooks the vast Cheshire Plains, a rustic barn of hand crafted oak beams and sandstone walls and finally an intimate night sky with hundreds of stars gently shining above.

There are 15 luxury accommodation rooms available for guests to stay over the night of a wedding and all have been decorated with their own style and flair. A light, spacious and glamorous preparation room is available for the bridal party to have their hair and makeup done prior to the wedding and it later becomes the honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.

Heaton House Farm is one of the few truly bespoke wedding venues around, as it encourages their couples to explore their creativity to achieve the ultimate wedding of their dreams.


Every year Whitehouse Event Crockery is invited to contribute to the farms inspirational dining tables at its renowned annual wedding fayre. The team of talented Event Coordinators are given a theme and tasked with designing a table set to blow couples away with the wonderful new ideas and suppliers to hit the industry.

This year they were givenSeasonsand Whitehouse Event Crockery provided something for every table! The crockery set a high standard and finished off the tables perfectly. There were some very excited couples when they saw the limitless options available to them.

In addition to the wedding fayre the venue will run several open days and evenings throughout the year. Couples are able to informally view the venue and meet with staff and suppliers in a relaxed environment. Like the wedding fayre, Whitehouse Event Crockery will often dress the tables with their latest beautiful designs, to help couples visualise the incredible potential available to them. The day and evening events are hugely popular and seen as a great opportunity for couples to see ceremony and dining set ups and to talk through their day with wedding industry professionals.

In March the venue hosted a pop-up dining experience at its new rustic barn The Old Stableyard, with Whitehouse Event Crockery supplying delicate Summerglass plates, Pennyblack 10x 5 oblong and round 10porcelain plates and Penny white 10 plates. The delicious seven course meal on the Saturday night, created by premier event caterers Vanilla in Allseasons, went down a treat and looked utter perfection on the beautiful crockery. There were raving comments left, such as:

Sam Hughes Really had no idea what to expect but had a fantastic evening with superb food and wine in a beautifully refurbished room which has lots of character. The wood burning stove created a great ambiance too……..cant wait for the next one!


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The team at Heaton House Farm have enjoyed many a success story with Whitehouse Event Crockery and look forward to continuing to bring the best products and services to their couples together.  

Heaton House Farm won theBest Events Team in the North West 2015and theBest Wedding Venue in the North West 2014at The Wedding Industry Awards.

If youd like more information on the venue, please go to www.heatonhousefarm.co.uk, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Or to read more on the team head to www.heatonhouseevents.co.uk.

With a Twist! – The caterers!

Following a successful management buy-out from the Northcote Group, With a Twist was created in 2007. Our passion and enthusiasm for delivering creative food, with a difference at fabulous events is endless!WITHATWIST_IMG_9692_1000px

Our ethos has always been sourcing incredible produce, utilising the most up to date cooking techniques, with everything we produce being cooked from scratch. We grow and develop our people and deliver top end hospitality and food in the most creative way possible.
We have worked with Marc at Whitehouse Crockery for many years as the always evolving stunning crockery and glassware he sources compliments and enhances our food and creativity no end!

We have a wealth of experience delivering top end hospitality to large corporate events up to 1500 people (to date!) weddings in marquees and fabulous venues, high profile sporting events, private dinners, BBQ’s and parties throughout the UK and beyond.
If you are planning a wedding or event and are looking for something different with the wow factor then get in touch we would love to hear all about it!



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Thyme Out

Thyme Out Didsbury

Whitehouse Meets… Ben Hayes from Thyme Out, Didsbury

Thyme Out is an eatery and catering business based in West Didsbury. Owned and managed by chef Ben Hayes, Thyme Out opened its doors opened in 2007 and is a firm favourite on the South Manchester foodie scene. Popular for breakfasts and brunches and providing corporate, wedding and private catering to customers across Manchester and Cheshire, Thyme Out is a thriving independent business.

We took 5 minutes to catch up with Ben and ask him a few pressing questions…

What’s your favourite dish to cook?

That’s almost as difficult as asking what my favourite dish to eat is – there’s too much choice! We mainly cook twisted British classics and Mediterranean influenced dishes for our catering and eat in menus but like any man, I love to barbeque! Good quality, fresh meats and fish are key and I’ve recently been experimenting with some new marinades, which have been tasting pretty good if I say so myself!

Who are your culinary inspirations?

In my early years as a chef I would aspire to the ‘classic’ French chefs – the Roux brothers, Raymond Blanc and even Gordon Ramsey (before all the TV programmes). Nowadays, the food scene is so exciting and there are chefs out there doing amazing, inventive things with an ever-growing supply of new ingredients, so inspiration is everywhere. I get a lot of inspiration from my travels – I’ll always come home from a holiday with a new dish for the menu or a new idea on how to assemble or present a dish.

What food trends have you noticed lately?

Breakfasts and brunches are becoming ever more popular – this is something we have really grown a niche in at Thyme Out. We’re also set to open a pop-up venue in Manchester city centre focusing solely on breakfasts and brunches, which is really exciting. Small dishes seem to be experiencing a bit of a resurgence – we’re increasingly being asked to provide bowl food for private and corporate functions, and tapas style dishes for weddings are also very popular now.

What’s on the agenda for your business over the next 12 months

Catering is an important aspect of our business and we will be especially looking to grow our corporate catering offering over the coming 12 months. We already have a strong client base and supply business lunches and event catering to several companies in Manchester, Stockport and Didsbury but we will be looking to expand this even further and will soon be launching a dedicated new website.

Favourite Whitehouse range

I love the Zoe glassware range – its lines and clean and elegant and the quality is superb. We catered at a dinner party in December and the place setting, cutlery and glassware was all provided by Whitehouse. The Abbey charger plates in orange really brought the table to life and looked really festive in the run up to Christmas.

To find out more about Thyme Out and their wedding and event catering, visit www.thymeoutdeli.co.uk