Amy and Andy

Tipi wedding at the Lakes


Roman Lakes is one of our favourite weddings venues to work at. Tucked away in a valley in Marple, this is one of the area’s best kept secrets, with fishing lakes, beautiful grounds brimming with wildlife and a couple of resident peacocks!

Normally weddings celebrations are held in the venue’s tea rooms, which have doors opening onto a covered patio area and the grounds beyond. However, we were excited to hear Amy and Andy’s plan to have their wedding breakfast and party in a tepee erected alongside the venue’s main building.

After many months of planning the food for their perfect day with the couple, we arrived on site and were delighted that the sun was shining for them. For us, it was a busy day ahead, with a three course main wedding breakfast to serve, along with pizzas.

The couple had just shy of 100 guests during the day. To work alongside their informal tepee setting, the couple had their hearts set on a sharing style wedding breakfast.

For starters, we came up with the idea of simple sharing style boards with Red Pepper Hummus, Baked Camembert, Olives, Olive Oil & Balsamic and prosciutto ham, served with plenty of warm focaccia.

For the mains, we devised a delicious selection of tapas dishes as follows:

Spanish Tortilla

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Baked Chorizo Meatballs in tomato sauce

Tiger Prawn Skewers

Patatas Bravas

Roast Squash, Spinach, Sunflower seed, Olive and Manchego Salad

Chargrilled Halloumi

Pisto Manchego

The couple don’t really have a sweet tooth, so for dessert, we agreed upon cheese and biscuit platters, accompanied with grapes and a selection of chutneys. Perfect for guests to nibble on after the main course feast!

The food didn’t stop there – as we headed into the evening, we fired up our two pizza ovens. With guests being able to choose from a selection of 15 toppings to create their own pizza to order, word soon got round that it was pizza time! We even provided gluten free pizza base for a couple of coeliac guests, meaning they didn’t miss out.

We loved being part of Amy and Andy’s big day – especially as it was so unique. The venue worked perfectly for their dream of having a tepee wedding and we really enjoyed helping to make their day special and memorable. x