Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We recently held a retro music themed wedding at The Kitchen Garden. The couple used old vinyl as table decorations and table numbers. Each table was named after the couples favourite albums. They spent hours making small lego characters which acted as favours for the guests - each one personalised. The placecards were coasters with the Hollywood Walk of Fame star on the front and each name inside the star (such a clever idea). The room looked absolutely stunning with old spirit bottles full of small lights dotted around the cafe for added sparkle. The guests were dancing to their favourite tunes well into the night. Everyone was overwhelmed with the decor and the general atmosphere on the day - relaxing and informal is just what the couple wanted for their guests.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Ask for help when it comes to planning each little detail whether this be from family & friends or your chosen venue. It's impossible to do it all by yourself and that's why we are here - to make everything that little bit easier :)
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I really like the idea of bringing a Polaroid camera that prints out pictures straight away - guests can then stick these into a guestbook or within a frame and write a note to the happy couple. You therefore receive extra photos of your day with all your guests in and its helps to fill out the guestbook.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Rustic, Charming, Tranquil, Peaceful, Unique.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
We have an outside arch chair that is absolutely stunning and makes for a great Bride & Groom shot. Its surrounded by plants and a brick wall creating a rustic backdrop.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
We have had a few, but are souls of discretion.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Chilli & Lime Chicken Skewer with Avocado Dip
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Spinach & Falafel Burgers or you can't beat a bacon sarnie
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We would say the most unique thing about Kitchen Garden is the feel you get when you walk in and the general vibe of the café that will leave your guests talking for months after the wedding - Kings Heath's hidden gem!!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Happy couples wedding after wedding!!