Sage with Zest is an independent catering company with many years of hands-on experience in providing delicious food at a sensible price for weddings!
Sage with zest is run independently of Brympton House (Castle D’Evercy Events) and you will need to accept our terms and conditions to confirm your booking with us.
Our agreement with Brympton House is to provide a catering service to couples who have booked their big day at the venue on the following terms:
Bespoke – We will provide a complimentary buffet breakfast for all overnight guests as long as our minimum evening event spend of £750 is met.
Deluxe – we have put together a heavily discounted package for clients opting for the Deluxe venue hire option. Priced at £10pp the package would normally retail at £50pp (2021) or £51.50pp (2022) and includes:
Your choice of evening feast from the Glutton range (normally priced between £20 and £21.50pp)
Your choice of a dessert from our sweet treats range (normally priced at £9pp (2021) or £10pp (2022)
Late evening food service - anytime up to midnight (normally priced at £250)
Full English cooked breakfast on the morning of check out (normally priced at £15pp)
Later and extended breakfast service - from 8.30 am to 10.30 am (normally priced at £250)
Midweek Winter, Spring, House party, Other– we will provide a complimentary buffet breakfast for all overnight guests as long as our minimum evening event spend of £750 is met.
Please note: We are the venue's nominated evening food provider and whilst you can choose not to use us the cost of choosing not to use our services is as follows:
For any night before evening food - from £10 pp to £15 pp
Wedding day evening food - £10 pp
These fees are referred to as the lock out charges and payment will allow you to choose your own caterer for your evening food either the night before your wedding day ( if you hiring the venue for more than one day) and/or on the wedding day itself.
The fee takes account of our lost profit and the investment we have made into the commercial and servery kitchens and is collected by the venue who will then as per our agreement with them reimburse us.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By retaining our services you have agreed to the below terms and Conditions:
A Deposit of £500 is required to secure a date with us; the deposit is redeemed against the cost of your evening food. If you cancel your event at a later date or your booking with us the deposit is no refundable and applied to our sunk costs up to that point.
MENU & PRICING
Menu prices are correct at the time that they are quoted. Quotes are valid for 28 days after which they are subject to change.
We are very busy at the weekends so tastings (for wedding breakfasts only) are offered during the week. Tastings are chargeable at £55 per person.
Our cancelation policy exists to protect our business in the event that you cancel our service after we have incurred substantial costs. It is not just a question of us turning up on the event date and switching on the ovens and lights! In the months leading up to your big day we will have incurred a variety of sunk costs including: event management, transport, pre-paid staff, (staff are booked and paid 12 weeks prior to an event), costs associated with open days, our rent and finally the physical cost of the food we use to make your wonderful feast.
In all circumstances deposit payments are non-refundable and a percentage of the total contract cost will then be charged (or retained) depending on when you cancel:
12 to 8 months before the event: -25% of the contract cost (or estimated cost) in addition to the non-refundable deposit.
8 to 4 months before the event – 50% of the contract cost (or estimated cost) in addition to the non-refundable deposit.
4 months and less before the event – 100% of the contract cost (or estimated cost) in addition to the non-refundable deposit.
Sage with Zest reserve the right to cancel any bookings without liability on its part in the event of unforeseen circumstances (Act of God) over which we have no control. In these circumstances we would always offer to delay or postpone our services to you. If you choose not to allow us to delay or postpone our services to you the scale of cancelation charges will apply as detailed above.
Sage with Zest cannot guarantee that any produce on our menu is totally free from nuts, nut derivatives or other ingredients to which guests may have a serious allergic reaction, as we cannot operate in a nut free environment. We would therefore advise guests with a severe allergy to nuts or other ingredients to talk to us directly to arrange an alternative to the chosen meal.
Sage with zest will make every reasonable effort to perform its obligations under contract but shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any part of the contract as a result of factors outside of its control. In cases where a force majeure event occurs we will offer to delay or postpone our services to a mutually convenient date. Where you chose to cancel the contract rather than allow us to postpone or delay our service to you, you will be subject to the scale of cancelation charges as detailed above.
Sage with Zest always recommend that clients take out event insurance from a reputable independent insurance supplier to cover themselves against the effects of cancellation and force majeure events.
We offer a drinks service with both the House and Foodie Menus. We will chill and serve your drinks for a service fee of £8pp.
Drinks are limited to wine, sparkling wine, bottled beer and ciders, soft drinks, no mixed drinks.
The service is limited to 750ml of alcohol pp (equivalent to 1 standard sized bottle of wine).
In accordance with appropriate current food legislation, Sage with Zest reserves the right to discard any leftover food items, after the agreed event timetable, where there is a reasonable risk for food borne illness to occur.
CLEARING UP AFTER THE EVENT
Sage with zest will clean the areas used after an event- however if unreasonable mess has been made a charge of £500 for additional cleaning will be charged .
Sage with Zest will prepare between five- ten percent (5%-10%) overage based on the final number of guests registered by the client. Part of this overage is to include food for the staff. The client will not be charged for this.
Sage with Zest will make every effort to leave the event kitchen as we found it. We will ensure that our equipment is cleared, packed & removed and that rubbish is left bagged. Sage with zest are not responsible for clearing the ‘party area’ unless specifically contracted to do so.
If our property or that of our suppliers is wilfully or negligently damaged or stolen at an event, the replacement cost is payable by the clients.
Sage with Zest reserve the right to substitute products without prior notice.
Complaints must be logged within 24 hours of the event. Please email us to log the complaint.
Sage with Zest has a strict policy for handling customer information. It is confidential and protected to the fullest extent possible. Sage with zest will not disclose or distribute customer information to third parties without prior written consent of the customer.
Please read through our terms and conditions carefully and certainly before you order!
We are a 'boutique' sized company and are passionate about what we do - which is to provide delicious, locally sourced and organic where possible celebration food for you and your guests to feast on. Our small size and general overheads mean that our cancellation clause has to be rigorously adhered too - as we simply cannot fill a vacated date easily.
Prices are subject to change in line with inflation, variations in excise duty and market fluctuations in the price of food stuffs and the need to maintain our margins; all price rises will be posted on this website.
Evening food service for all menus is from 9.30pm to 11 pm (with a finish time no later than 11 pm); later service can be arranged for a supplemental charge. Later service can be arranged for a charge of £250 for any period after 11 pm up to midnight.
All dietary requirements can be catered for with a minimum of 48 hours-notice.
Minimum spends apply to all service. £750 applies to evening functions; for lunch orders, a minimum spend of £250 applies. For a wedding breakfast the minimum spend is £3500 (2021 and 2022). For night before events the minimum spend is £1500.
Minimum orders are as follows; for cold food 75% of guests must be catered for; for hot food 100% of guests must be catered for.
For evening food- Paper plates and either wooden or plastic knives and forks are used. If china and stainless-steel cutlery is preferred a hire and wash up charge of £4.50pp applies
Our lovely photobooth relies on the onsite broadband signal and we cannot be held responsible if this ‘drops off’ for any reason – in a very old building with 3 foot thick walls this sometimes happens! Delays though are normally only counted in minutes but it is a condition of hire that couples accept that the booth may be out of action due to the house signal being interrupted; in this circumstance it is unfortunately not possible to refund any part of the hire cost as the staff etc have already been put in place.
If no evening food is ordered and you wish to serve your wedding cake in the Stables then a charge of £4.50pp applies.
Menus are subject to change from time to time.
If you choose a hot breakfast item the following morning it must apply to 100% of the guests with a minimum order value of £500.
For Wedding breakfasts staff are employed for a maximum shift of 8 hours from midday. Where service overruns this time period a fee of £250 per hour (or part thereof) will be charged. We will be able to assist you with model timings so as prevent over run.