A Garden Party is a type of outdoor social event typically hosted in a garden. It’s a great way to bond with loved ones or coworkers while taking in nature’s splendour. A garden party can be anything from a small, casual get-together to a massive, formal gala. The Brook Pub near Mill road has the perfect Outdoor Garden Party Venue in Cambridge for hosting any Birthday celebrations, Corporate Parties, Family gettogether’’s, and Events.
Garden Party Venue Cambridge:
Place: A garden, can be either a home backyard, a public park, or a rented garden location. It is the customary setting for the celebration. The event is set against a picturesque backdrop of abundant vegetation, flowering plants, and quiet surroundings.
Time and occasion: To make the most of the sunshine and the warm temperatures, garden parties are typically conducted in the daytime. Celebrations of life milestones and new family additions alike can be marked with these get-togethers.
Attire: A garden party’s dress code should match its outdoor location and the relaxed vibe that’s being cultivated. Sundresses, summer suits, and other forms of light, airy apparel may be recommended for the guests.
Decorations: Decorate in a way that complements the garden’s existing aesthetic. The garden setting should inspire your choice of floral arrangements, bunting, fairy lights, table linens, and centrepieces. Cushions, throw blankets, and umbrellas can be added for even more cosiness.
Seating: Give visitors a variety of nice places to sit and chat. Garden furniture, park seats, picnic mats, and even rental tables and chairs all qualify. Think about arranging for intimate chat spots to be set up for your visitors.
Other Important Things
Food and beverages: What’s served during a garden party depends on the event and the guests’ tastes in food and drink. Choose from a buffet of salads, finger snacks, and refreshing drinks, or go for the more classic afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones, and pastries. To compliment the outside atmosphere, provide seasonal fruits, light appetisers, and refreshing beverages.
Entertainment: When planning the garden party’s entertainment, keep the vibe in mind. Live music, acoustic sets, or a playlist can all serve this purpose. Garden activities like croquet, bocce ball, and lawn bowling can be organised as an additional means of entertaining visitors.
Shade and shelter: Make sure there’s somewhere cool and shady for people to hang out if the celebration goes late into the day. You can keep your guests dry and comfy with the help of gazebos, umbrellas, or tents.
Weather considerations: The weather is an important factor, so check the forecast and plan appropriately. Consider employing a marquee or moving the event indoors as a backup in case of inclement weather.
Relaxation and fun: A garden party’s ultimate goal is to help visitors unwind and have a good time while they mingle and take in the outdoors. Bring people together to enjoy the garden and one other’s company as they mingle, chat, and laugh the afternoon away.
Menu options for a summer garden party:
In the UK, a garden party’s fare can change according on the event’s theme, the host’s tastes, and the weather. But here are some tried-and-true dishes that are standard fare during British picnics:
Sandwiches: When it comes to making sandwiches or finger sandwiches, classic combinations like cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg and cress or gammon and mustard are always crowd pleasers. Cut them into little bite-sized pieces and serve them over white, brown, or wholemeal bread.
Clotted cream and jam on a scone: Garden parties aren’t complete without scones, clotted cream, and strawberry jam, the three pillars of traditional British afternoon tea. Make sure to have both plain and fruit scones available.
Scotch eggs: Scotch eggs are hard-boiled eggs that have been wrapped with sausage meat, then dipped in egg and finally breaded and deep-fried till golden. They’re great as a savoury snack and can be served at room temperature.
Pimm’s Cup: It is a traditional British summertime cocktail that combines Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade, and an assortment of fruits and herbs. It is commonly served in jugs or pitchers during British garden parties.
Mini pork pies: Miniature versions of the traditional British party and picnic dish, pork pies are packed with seasoned minced pork. Both cold and room temperature servings are OK.
Quiche: Miniature quiches or bite-sized pieces of larger quiches can be served as an appetiser. Popular filling combinations include classics like cheese and onion, Lorraine (bacon and cheese), and spinach and feta.
Sausage rolls: Rolls of flaky pastry filled with seasoned sausage meat and cooked till golden and crisp are known as sausage rolls. Sausage rolls are a delicious snack that people of all ages love.
Coronation chicken: Coronation chicken is a popular cold salad in the United Kingdom that consists of cooked chicken, mayonnaise, curry powder, and various fruits and nuts. It goes great in salads, on small buns, or as a sandwich filling.
Victoria sponge cake: A Victoria Sponge Cake is a light and airy cake layered with strawberry jam and topped with whipped cream. Powdered sugar and fresh berries make this traditional cake perfect for a summer picnic.
Summer fruits: To make the most of the season’s plethora of fresh berries, try your hand at making a pavlova, a meringue-based dessert that’s often topped with whipped cream and a wide range of summer fruits.
The foods listed above are just a sampling of what guests may expect to eat at garden parties in the UK. It’s important to take into account the tastes and dietary requirements of your visitors when deciding on a menu.
Brook Pub Summer Garden Parties and Celebrations:
An outdoor summer party is the perfect way to commemorate a special event or milestone. The Brook Pub’s gardens are a great place to host any kind of summer party, whether it’s a business gathering, a family reunion, or a wedding reception.
We are only able to provide catering for parties. We’ll make sure your day goes off without a hitch, rain or shine. We have a wide selection of gazebos, marquees, and outdoor heaters and furniture to choose from. We can’t bring the celebrations inside until the limitations are relaxed.
The Brook Pub’s garden is a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon celebrating any occasion. The gardens offer a relaxed setting where we are open to suggestions for games, activities, and music to round out your day.
We need to undertake in-depth risk assessments for activities and may need to make special preparations, so please keep us apprised of your intentions in advance. We also need to make sure that rigorous sanitary standards can be maintained.
Menu options range from barbeques to finger buffets to afternoon tea, not to mention our wine and best cocktail selection.