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Dear Amanda and the Suzanne James 'family',

A huge thank you for all your advice, support and help in the preparation of our wedding at the Horniman on the 30th September. 

"I hope it lives up to the expectation of your dream wedding..." - it did for us!

I really enjoyed organising with you, thank you.

Love Alex & Guy

I just want to pass on my personal thanks to you, James and all the team. It really was the best day of my life, everything was amazing - the venue, food, the service, the party. I just wish it lasted longer! All the serving staff in particular were really lovely so please pass on my thanks to them.

We're still waiting on the photos - once i have them I'll send some through!

Thanks again,

Alex (& Cami)


Thank you so much. We really did have a wonderful time and everything was perfect! The staff were truly amazing and if you could please thank James, Tallulah and Jess in particular as they were especially wonderful.


All was fantastic and we're a little sad it's all over now! Can we do it again?! ;)

Sandra & Toby



Amanda, we just wanted to say thanks again for all your help, support, encouragement and hard work preparing and planning our wedding on Saturday. From the moment when I first rang you (when I was so stressed about our initial venue having let us down!) to the moment when we finally met in person (only days before the wedding itself!), you have been an absolute joy to work with. 

I know you must do hundreds of weddings - but it never felt like a production line; we always felt you cared and were genuinely committed to making our day as good as it could possibly be. And because we knew we were in safe hands, we could relax and enjoy the preparations and the run up instead of being stressed about it. And I really think that makes all the difference.

The day itself was absolutely magical - and, other than a very brief shower, the weather was lovely too! All the little details were taken care of, the venue was stunning and our guests are still raving about the food! And all the people looking after us were absolutely lovely - lots of people commented on how friendly and smiley the waiters and attendants were, which made the atmosphere so nice. Please pass on our thanks to everyone, and obviously James in particular.


We're so very grateful for everything. 

Clair & Claire xxx

I am Alex’s mother (Grooms mother) and I just wanted to thank you and your team for a really wonderful event on Saturday. Your whole team were so helpful and friendly and the food was quite delicious. The afternoon and evening were faultless.

I would certainly recommend the venue and your company as the perfect choice for a memorable wedding.

I write also on behalf of the large contingent of Cami’s family who came all the way from Mexico.

Thank you from all of us.

Ruth Hirshman

Huge thanks for helping to organise what was an amazing, wonderful day. We and all the guests had an absolute blast. It all went very smoothly, and was great to be able to relax on the day and enjoy it all.

Please say thanks to the team but especially to Amanda as she put in so much organisation and thought into it all.

Thanks again for everything
Amy & Jason


Just off to the honeymoon now. We had such an amazing time at the Horniman this Saturday, everything worked out so well. We wanted to send a massive thank youall.  James our Event Manager was brilliant! It was so beautifully set up in the conservatory as well.

We're just elated, and appreciate all your attention to detail and attentiveness. I hope the rest of the summer events come off as well, we can't thank you enough for all your work.

Speak soon.

All the best,
Robin Hamaker & Alec Taylor


Just a quick one to say a massive thank you from Tony and I. We had an incredible day! Thank you for all of your help with planning and huge thank you to the people who were running the show on the day. It was seamless.

Abigail Scott & Anthony Camps


It’s been several weeks since the wedding and life has thankfully returned to normal.

We would like to say a massive thank you for really making our wedding. The room was dressed beautifully and Fran’s flowers were the perfect compliment to the crisp white linens, sparkling glasses and shining cutlery.

The team who looked after us on the day were wonderfully attentive and made us feel very special. The food was just exceptional. We were blown away by the quality and flavour of every dish. Numerous guests commented that it was the best lamb they’d ever tasted! Please extend our compliments to the very talented chefs. The food was so good that two friends requested your contact details, which we happily supplied.

With such first class food, only the best wines would do and we were not disappointed. In fact, we liked the Gavi and the Pinot Noir so much that we ordered a case of each and have been enjoying them while reminiscing.

We will remember the day for the rest of our lives, thank you for making it so magical! We would 100% recommend you.Please find a selection of pictures from the day attached. If you would like to use any of the photos, please let me know and we will get this arranged.


Kind regards
Ian & Richie xx


I just wanted to say a massive massive thank you to yourself and the team for everything you put in to making our wedding at the Horniman Bandstand so special and run so smoothly. We had an amazing time and we couldn't have asked for anything else!

I particularly want to thank you for keeping me calm for the hour of so on the day before when I thought we might not have a registrar due to their automatic email with the incorrect ceremony time!  It was such a relief knowing I could call and you were on it - I think I would have had a proper meltdown otherwise!

All the best



Thank you so so much for catering our wedding party. We are still getting over just how amazing it was thanks to you and the Cutty Sark team and are so grateful to you. The memories will stay with us forever.


Take care and have a lovely day.

Jackie Scully


We had the most wonderful day at Horniman Museum's Pavillion. We wanted an intimate event and can't fault this combination of venue and caterer. The team really understood what we wanted for our wedding and they delivered it with charm and precision. The tone was just right. The menu took account of everyone's wellbeing without any compromise on flavour. Their contacts, experience and advice were so helpful. A modest budget delivered a big day we are very proud of.

As a couple, we were genuinely happy all day. Thanks to everyone in front of and behind the scenes for helping create such lovely memories. We, and everyone present at the wedding, had a fantastic time and your team were absolutely awesome.

I'm knocked out. Really top class across the board. Thank you so much.

Best Wishes,
Mike Bragg

We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding day so special and memorable. Everything went smoothly and everyone has a relaxed and enjoyable time.

I will write a proper five star review for you online too so that everyone knows they should be using you!


Very best wishes for all of your future events this year.

Manasi & Dion


A quick note to say thank you both so much for really delivering on our wedding day.  All our friends and family were blown away by the service & quality of food - you did yourselves, and us, proud.  Thank you for taking all the stress away and allowing us to ejoy what really was a truly amazing day.

Big Kisses,

Mr & Mrs Stewart


We don't even know where to start in terms of thank you's! 

Amanda, we were in touch with you for over a year and no matter how big or small you were always quick to get straight back to us. You were a pleasure to work with and our day was simply magical and a lot of that was down to you as an individual.

Extended thanks to the whole team and their efforts on the day, we could not have asked for more. 

We hope our paths will cross again.

All our love.

Mr & Mrs Rhodes

We had a fabulous day and would like to extend our sincere thanks to the whole team at Suzanne James. You have been extremely pleasant and efficient to deal with throughout the process. Also on the day itself Claire was a wonderfully friendly and calming presence to have around. In all the excitement and hubbub we didn't get a chance to thank her and say goodbye, so please do pass on our good wishes to her in particular. It was an unforgettable day, and all our guests really enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and hospitality you provided.


Best wishes,

Joanna & Richard Hooper


Thank you for helping to make our day so special. We had such a wonderful time and James was brilliant at organising everything for us. The food was as excellent as expected. It's just a shame we can't repeat the experience - I need more of that chocolate mousse in my life!

Will Bingham & Viki Imrie


I want to say a big thank-you for great work in getting us all fed and watered last Saturday. It went so smoothly – the service, attention to detail and the cheerfulness of all the staff, it does make such a difference. We both couldn’t have hoped for better. The venue was lovely. The food was spot on thanks to the choices we had from you, and to have no whispers of complaint means it was right on the nail! It made our day so special.

I think we communicated well in the arrangements, and got the fizz and wine just right, so thank you personally for being on top of it all and following our wishes to the letter.

We would certainly recommend you, and Carol says that when we have our silver celebrations we’ll be back!

Paul Hudson & Carol MacGillivray

My husband and I ;) just wanted to drop you ‎a line to say thank you for all your help over the last few months and weeks in particular in preparing for the big day.

Everything ran perfectly despite my very late arrival! The food was as beautiful as we remembered, there were lots of compliments on the wine and the venue looked stunning.

James was absolutely invaluable and has obviously had a lot of experience of herding cats! Please pass on our thanks to him and the whole team, we are so delighted.

Best wishes and thanks again

Claire Kershaw & David Barnes


As parents of the bride, Andy and I just wanted to thank you and your staff for giving my daughter and her husband the most fantastic day at the Horniman on Saturday. We were particularly impressed with James, your manager for our celebration, who was amazing. He led us all through every step in great detail with calm and authority, anticipating and organising every stage.

The rest of your team were charming and helpful and a real credit to your company, which together with all the delicious eats made for a very special day. Thank you so much.

Kind regards
Poppy Mackie

Amanda was brilliant. She was always quick to reply to my emails and was very helpful when I made some last minute changes. Our wedding was very bespoke but everyone was very accommodating and helpful.

I had a wonderful experience so keep up the excellent work!

I would particularly like to recognise Amanda and James for their outstanding service.

Bronwyn Williams & Rahul Nilawar

We write, as Mr and Mrs Solley, to thank you and all of your employees for helping us make our day so very special.

We had an exceptionally pleasurable experience. The lead up organisation and planning was efficient, professional, incredibly supportive and flexible. Amanda, you made it easy and enjoyable and we couldn't have done it without you.

James also deserves a special mention as he was incredible on the day. He was helpful, approachable, understanding, outstandingly efficient and rigorous in his attention to detail. He clearly worked very hard behind the scenes to keep the day running smoothly, in fact our day was perfect, even with the rain!

The food got raving reviews from many of our guests. We were so pleased because we felt we had chosen something a it different - as we were bored of attending bland 'meat and 2 veg' weddings. We were impressed with the quality, range and seasonality of the dishes and everyone said how delicious it was and so compliments please, to the entire kitchen.

The waiting staff too, were an absolute delight. Attentive, complementary, and wonderfully bubbly.

Finally, a big thank you to the whole team, it really was a day we will remember for the rest of our lives. We are so very glad we chose the Horniman Museum for our wedding venue and would highly recommend your team to anyone who is getting married in the future.

Best Regards,
Hannah and Yusuf, The Solleys!


Thank you to you and your team for the wonderful job you did for Lizzie & Daniel's Wedding. We were so pleased with how everything worked on the day and it is all down to your organisation and ability to cover every eventuality!

Once we walked through the cloister for the drinks and I saw that the table was already laid then I knew I could relax.

The things that made so much different were your 'can do' attitude; the exquisite food; the way your team incorporated the things we had done into the scheme; the amazingly efficient and calm organisation; the fact that your calm Event Manager kept us quietly to time and the fact that you understood us and what we were aiming for.

I really can't thank you enough for helping to make the day so stress free and enjoyable. If you want me to recommend you to anyone, I would be delighted

With many thanks,

Ali Tremlett


We originally met you with the hope that you could provide us with brilliant food on our wedding day, but what you ended up giving us was so much more, including our dream cake and photographer!

It’s a hard thing to put into words, but in short, we couldn’t have done it without you. You helped us create the wedding of our dreams, but most importantly you made it run flawlessly on the day which then allowed us to relax and enjoy a day that we only get to live once. We created some of the most special memories we will ever own and you were the person that held it all together. For that we will be forever grateful.

We felt like it was more than just a job for you, we felt like you really cared and that made all the difference. We put our day in your hands and you didn’t let us down. So once again Suzanne, thank you.

Ashley & Francesca Banjo

Amanda, this is to you and the whole team.

I want to say that the service and support we received from all of you was just miraculous and if the cost were doubled I would still use you.  Amanda you have been a silent rock behind the scenes and James, Event Manager on the on the day was just like me when I am running an event and from the first time I met him I just calmed down.  We loved the food and a lot of our guest kept gushing about the service and the unison of the serving team. It was just flawless.

You guys are just wonderful. We have to buy a house over the next two years so I don't think I can persuade James to have an anniversary party too soon but you have not seen the last of us. Thank you, thank you.

There was a young lady who can along with us to do the pictures I didn't catch her name but she was just fabulous she was my fifth bridesmaid and she waited with the chief bridesmaid until her cab came so a special thanks to her for being so attentive.

So again and lastly because I am blubbing like a big girl's blouse.... thank you for every wonderful, bar service, waiting staff, general runners, event management, the guys who helped us load up wines.....

Best wishes,

Tamara & James

Thank you on behalf of Jolly and myself, it was an absolute pleasure and dream come true to celebrate our wedding in such fashion. Our sincere appreciation to Amanda, Suzanne Clare, Maria and the rest of the team for making it our reality.

Stephen + Jolly


Dan, I am writing to thank you, Suzanne and all the team for making our wedding day so very special.  You did a truly fantastic job and we will always be so grateful.  All our guests were very impressed by you all and LOVED the wedding dinner.

I do hope we can keep in touch.  It would be great to join you all at a Supper Club soon.

Many, many thanks again!

With love and warmest wishes,

Caroline & Tony


Dear all at Suzanne James and especially Amanda,

Thank you all for being so amazing in the run up to and on our wedding day.  Amanda you were so organised and helpful, we never had to worry about a thing, and the team on the day were amazing, even helping with the unexpected when Mark's brother was late.  We really had the most amazing day and can't thank you enough.

All good wishes,

Joanna & Mark


I would like to thank you and the catering and waiting staff for a very successful Ceremony on Friday.

The food was very well appreciated and we received compliments from everyone about it.

James co-ordinated the evening superbly which gave Andrew and me much confidence and enabled us to enjoy the evening without worry. Please would you pass on our gratitude to him.

With our thanks and appreciation also for all Suzanne and Dan's help on the occasion and in the planning beforehand.

Philip & Andrew


We wanted to send you a short note to say a BIG THANK YOU for your amazing work in helping to bring our over-ambitious and unrealistic wedding plans into fruition!  There is no way we would have been able to do this without you, and as you can see from the photos, we had an amazing evening!  We can't thank you enough, you were fantastic!

Much love,

Navindu & Rachel


We had a perfect day. Thank you for such great organisation, we really appreciate it.

Please pass our thanks on to Suzanne and all the team.

David & Katie


Thank you to you and your entire team for all the work that you put in to make our wedding day perfect.  The entire experience, from the first meeting to the tasting, to the actual day was such a pleasure and neither of us could have asked for any more.

You are a star!


Chakko & Kate


Thanks for you and all your teams help on putting on such a fantastic day. Claire (SJ Event Manager) was fantastic and I know we weren't putting on the usual run of the mill wedding with all our different suppliers and favours etc but she kept a cool head and it was all brilliantly pulled off.

Many thanks,

Richard & Jessica


Thank you so much for making Hannah & Pippa's wedding last Friday such a marvellous and special occasion.  Your staff were so friendly; patient with nervous parents and determined that the day would be happy throughout.  We can't thank you enough.

You managed to remain thoroughly professional whilst behaving as if it were your family member marrying and deserving of the very best day ever. 

We treasure the memories of you all and all you did.

Thank you.

Best wishes,

Andrew & Rachel Fleetwood


Thank you so much for all your help and support with the wedding, it really helped to make everything run wonderfully. Both the office staff and the staff who were there on the day were brilliant! 

We had such a lovely day and everything went perfectly.

Love & best wishes,

Eleanor & John


I wanted to write to thank you all so much for making Hannah & Pippa's wedding such a happy and successful occasion.

Your attention to detail was incredible.  We thoroughly enjoyed all the food, the remarkable service (including the umbrella pergola) and the friendly and enthusiastic staff.  I know Hannah & Pip were thrilled with all that you did.

Very many thanks,

Rachel & Andrew Fleetwood

Your calm and assured approach helped to settle the nerves & ensure everything went smoothly. The furniture was set out perfectly & the table covers & chairs looked great and really complimented the beautiful pictures in the gallery itself. We also thought that the balance your team struck between dipping in & out with the canapes & drinks at the gallery was bang on - a point they managed to repeat back at the house too. Attentive and professional.

And the food! Yum! A lovely, varied selection wonderfully prepared. And we still have some in the fridge!

The seamless transition between gallery & home didn't go un-noticed either - what a great idea to have the cake tie the two venues together - so our thanks & appreciation for all the hard work you & the wider team put in to making it such a stress free enjoyable day for us both.

David & Enza


You have been so generous with your time and excellet organisation.

We were all really pleased with the wedding - it was as we hoped it would be!  Thankyou to you and your staff for making it a special day for us all. 

David Trace

We just wanted to write and express our deepest gratitude to every single person involved in our wedding party on Saturday and our wedding ceremony day back in January.

We do a huge amount of cooking ourselves at home and weren't sure if food from a catering company would be what we wanted. However, we and so many of our guests were absolutely delighted with the food you provided. It was very important to us and was completely perfect. Several people have asked me for your details as well.

The service and attention we got on both days was also superb and the whole organisation process was excellent.

We really, really hope to be able to experience some of your catering again at some point in the future.

Very Best Wishes,

Siobhan & Oli


Thank you so much for all your hard work at our wedding on 31st August on HMS President.  Everyone really enjoyed the food and all commented on your helpful and considerate attitude.

Your experience and flexibility were much appreciated as well.

We will certainly recommend your services to others.

All the best for the future,

Jenny & Mark Barton


When we decied on 21st September as 'D-day' in mid April everyone told us that planning a wedding in five months was madness.  I could never have imagined that Saturay would be as beautiful, seamless and (above all) fun as it was.  In the run-up to the day, and particularly in the last, rather frantic week, you both made everything feel manageable and under control.  On the day, we were just able to relax completely, and you all made everythign happen around us, exaclty as we'd hoped it would.

Highlights include the impecicable service (which everyone commented on), delicious food, understated and efficient event management, and just the whole feel of the day, which you must all take credit for.

Thank you so much again.

Best wishes,

Joanna and David

Sorry for not being in touch sooner - we went on honeymoon only 2 days after the wedding, and only got back home about 45 minutes ago!

It goes without saying (but needs to be said) how much Charlotte and I had the day made by you and your amazing team. The food was incredible, the service superb and we had so many of our guests make a point of commenting about just how good the catering was. We can't thank you enough for all your support in getting the day set up, and for making it such a total success. We've been making a point of raving about you guys to anyone we know who is looking for caterers now and we will definitely ensure that East Dulwich Supper Clubs become a regular part of our social calendar. Thank you for making what was perhaps the most vital part of the wedding (other than me saying 'I will (do as I'm told from now on)) so wonderful.



Dear Suzanne, Amanda, James & the entire team,

Thank you so very much for the most wonderful wedding.  We had a fantastic, incredibly memorable day and there is no doubt that you and yoru entire team made it happen.

Your flexibility, warmth and unbelievable efficiency was incredible. 

Thank you so very much.


Deepti & Ian


Well what a day!  We had the perfect start to married life and want to thank you all for playing your roles to perfection.  We had hoped to create a happy, fun, relaxed and memorable experience for our friends and family and you helped to surpass all our expectations.  Our guests would also like to thank you for being so professional in recharging their glasses right through the evening - they had a blast!

Organising an event of that scale [200 guests] is a wonderful experience, but it is also daunting and stressful so the cool, calm and collected attitude shown by everyone at Suzanne James was very reassuring and allowed us to concentrate on the most important part of the day, actually getting married!  Everyone has been highly complimentary about the qulaity of food and the service.

Laura & Nick


I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help on my wedding day at the Horniman Conservatory on Friday 5th July.  You were so kind and helped to put a nervous bride at her ease!

We were really impressed with the organisation generally, but wanted to say a special thank you to you for remaining so calm at all times, and also for your personal touch which my parents appreciated very much.

Thanks again and all best wishes,
Marian Heap


Just wanted to say thanks again for everything on our wedding day; the food, the service and the professionalism were UNBELIEVABLE from you and your staff. We’ve had so many complements from our friends and family saying the same thing. Needless to say it added to what was for us the most amazing day and we really appreciate all the effort!

Hopefully see you soon at one of your supper clubs!

Tom & Sophie



Thank you so much for all of your hard work and professionalist which made our wedding day so fantastic!  The food was perfection, the service outstanding and the organisation on the day was amazing.   

A huge thanks also to James, [the event manager] who made the reception run like clockwork and always had a smile on his face!

Rebecca & Michael


Thank you so much for all you and your team did to make our day so special.  You guys were so professional and everything went so perfectly that even my trained event planner eyes couldn't see anything to find fault with (not that I was trying!).  You really did make it such a complete pleasure to organise from start to finish.  I love your passion for what you do and it really shows through in the high standard of event you produce.  The food was delicious - so many people commented - and everything ran perfectly to time.  The venue looked amazing and your on site team were really lovely and very much in control.

Miranda Moses


I wanted to write to thank you for a perfect wedding day. We have been receiving letters all week from our guests thanking us for inviting them to such a wonderful event. Everyone has spoken highly of the quality of the food, and the professonalism of the service from all staff involved. We would like to pass on our thanks to James for his amazing organisation of the day, and to all the staff for their friendly and helpful approach. The slickness of the service was really impressive and everything went better than we could have ever hoped for - even the sun shone for us!

Thanks to Amanda for her advice and feedback along the way. We really appreciate all your input and help with the planning.

I am delighted that we had our wedding at the Horniman Conservatory - a dream come true - and am so pleased that Suzanne James were our wedding caterers and event organisers!

We won't hesitate to recommend you to friends and family (I think lots of people asked for your business cards!) and hope to use you again in the future. It is Ross's 50th birthday next year so I shall be looking to organise that event next!

Best wishes,
Kim and Ross

Just to say a HUGE thank you for the wonderful organisation of my daughter's wedding on Saturday. It was the most amazing day! The Horniman Conservatory is just perfect and the catering was out of this world. Please pass my sincere thanks to all the people who catered on Saturday and worked so hard to make the day perfect in every way. They were all just brilliant. The food was fantastic, the ambiance absolutely wonderful and it was the most special day for everyone. Thank you so much.


Sharyn Sullivan-Tailyour

Mother of the beautiful bride


We had a fantastic wedding day and haven't stopped talking or thinking about it yet. A lifetime of happy memories. Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort towards making it such a great day.

Best wishes,
Rob and Claire Tailyour-Hayes


Thank you so very much for making our wedding reception a lovely, warm, welcoming, fun and hugely enjoyable event for us and all our guests!

You and your team were excellent in every way, the food was superb, and it's been a pleasure working with you all the way!

We'd be most happy to provide you with references and will of course recommend you t our friends.

With best wishes of further success,

Michael & Maria Charesh


My wife and I would like to thank you again for everything you did for our daughter's wedding;

  • The canapes at the Horniman Museum were beautiful
  • The drinks were properly chilled
  • The food at the reception was gorgeous and there was plenty for everyone
  • The wines selected were VERY drinkable
  • Your staff were all terrific and knew their roles extremely well
  • Your own commitment and help in all aspects was second to none

The contribution of you and your staff to making the wedding such a success is incalculable and once again, thank you.

With best regards,

John & Kay Shaw - Parents of the Bride

Thanks again for the smooth running of the day - you and your whole team were wonderful and so much more than just caterers. It was widely agreed to be the best wedding food our guests had ever had - and i hope you don't mind that i'll be doing some shameless plugging of your services!

Tanya Shaw


Where to begin? It was absolutely wonderful from start to finish.  Our guests simply could not stop enthusing over the venue, the food, the service - we could go on.  Jackie was simply thrilled with her lemon tart. Thank you so much for making a memorable day truly magical.

Jackie and Brian (Mr. and Mrs. Sanders)


Thank you so much for all your fabulous work for our wedding.  Everyone commented on how seamlessly everything was on the day and we had many, many comments that your food was the best they had ever had at a wedding - quite a compliment given the number of high-end weddings that Sarah's friends and family have attended.  We think they all wanted to move your business up North!

Shirley & Sarah


We just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and all of your team for the fantastic work you did for us on Saturday - we had a great time, and we had so many compliments not only about the food, but also the incredibly attentive but unfussy manner of all of your team. You really did make the whole day very relaxed for us.

Kind regards, and thanks again

Martin and Heidi

We just wanted to say how brilliant the catering was at our wedding at the Garden Museum. James was lovely and everything went very smoothly. The food was excellent and everybody loved it - and I know it's hard to please a room full of Italians!

Many thanks again,
Nicola and Riccardo
Thank you so much for helping make the day a magnificent success, we had a wonderful time at the Horniman Conservatory and so did all our guests.

James & Becca Hankins

I attended the wedding reception of my friends at the Garden Museum, Lambeth last Saturday.   I just wanted to email and send my thanks and congratulations to Graham and his team for one of the best events I have attended.   My partner and I had travelled from Glasgow for the wedding, and were so impressed by the friendly and professional service. Your staff were amazing.   They completely hit the right balance with their service: friendly yet unobtrusive, and totally focussed on making sure everyone had the best evening, which we did.

Please accept my congratulations both to the particular staff involved, and to your company. You clearly value your staff, and as such they are a credit to you and ensure that your image is impeccable. If I ever get the chance from up here in cold and windy Glasgow, I would most heartily recommend your services.

Thank you again for a great evening.

Best regards
Lisa Hanna


Everything about the day worked just how we wanted it, from the weather, the vibe, the venue, the service, the band, etc.  We’ve had so many people get in touch to say it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to.

You and your team were a big part in making it a wonderful day – great little team you have there and please pass on my thanks once again.  We would definitely ask to use your services again and will be recommending you to everyone in future.

Sue, thank you so so much for providing us with a top class service and superb quality.

Best wishes to you and the team for the future.

Dan & Sue Keable

Our wedding day was perfect and this is all down to a number of elements. The venue, the weather (how lucky was that?!), the people and most importantly, the organisation skills and downright sheer professionalism of you guys. The phrase 'well-oiled machine' springs to mind here. Apologies for the shameless gushing that follows, but bear with us.

In the year running up to the day (not forgetting her enormous contribution ON the day too), Clare was as great a primary contact as we were ever going to get. She made us feel completely at ease and totally confident that everything would go smoothly.  On the day itself, James was, in short, a dynamo.  Never faltered.  In fact, it was largely down to him that we didn't crack up that day and we can't thank him enough.  As for the staff, they were friendly and beautifully proficient - a real credit to your organisation.  And lastly, I don't know anyone that I spoke to on the day who didn't - with absolute sincerity - tell us that the food was easily the best they had tasted at any wedding they had previously attended.  I guess that means it wasn't bad then (I realise that you will already be fully aware of your culinary skills, but I'm sure it doesn't hurt to hear it again)!

In short, everything came together to make it just right and it's a day that will live long in our memories. So again, thank you all so much.

Phil & Katie Allison


Thank you so much for such a wonderful job of catering our wedding; the food was absolutely delicious (we had many positive comments!) your help in organising before and during the big day, and for just generally being lovely.  We will heartily recommend you to anybody looking for a caterer and hope that we can find a good excuse to hire you ourselves again in the future!

Best wishes

Lis Hogel


Thank you for making our wedding so amazing.  We had an absolutely fantastic day and we know just how much of that is down to you!  Thank you for being so brilliantly organised, efficient and friendly all at the same time, and for ensuing we had absolutely nothing to worry about on the day.  Special thanks for the AMAZING food.  All our guests said they loved it, we did too and it was exactly what we wanted.

We can't wait to go back to the Horniman in August for our friend's wedding.  They said they enjoyed our day so much they wanted to have theirs there too and we had no hesitation in recommending it!

Ellie & Pete Hobden

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday.  We had an amazing day and both felt that the Garden Museum looked incredible.  Everything worked really well, looked beautiful and exceeded our expectations.

Could you also pass on our thanks to James and the rest of the team too, we felt thoroughly looked after by everyone.

Many thanks once again for making it so special.

Kind regards


I am so, so happy at how it all went, and am glowing with happiness at the moment, (remember those Ready-Brek ads?).  

All the comments about the catering have been nothing but complimentary.  I would like to thank you and Clare for your professionalism and warmth, I can honestly say that the day couldn't have gone better, the whole atmosphere was full of happiness and joy.   I think I surprised a few people with my choice but I knew that it would reflect our personalities and just knew that it was the right choice for us.  We have looked at some of the pictures and the conservatory and surroundings look absolutely amazing.   

Richard and I will indeed, whole heartedly recommend you for anyone that we know that is contemplating a good venue to hold their wedding.  We had a fantastic, memorable day.

Christine & Richard Joseph

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!!!!  That doesn't begin to cover it - but we had the best wedding day - it far exceeded our expectations in every respect, and we literally couldn't have been happier!

Leila Kamali & Richard Denny

We were absolutely delighted with the catering for Alex and Rachelle's wedding celebration.  The planning of the event was easy, everything went smoothly in the run up to it, the staff were efficient and friendly and the food was delicious!  All of our guests remarked on how lovely the canapés and the meal were. I would definitely use your company again and would recommend you to my friends. Thank you for helping make the day so special.

Meryl Bushell - Mother of the Groom


Quite simply - it was perfect!

Claire & Paul Hepworth


Just a few lines to let you know that we were delighted with the high standard of service on Saturday.  Appetizers, drinks and dinner; everything was truly excellent . We have had very good feed back from people who attended the wedding.

Also, many thanks again for your help with the empty wine bottles!

We will be delighted to strongly recommend your services to other people should the opportunity arise.

Kind regards,

Prof and Dr JC Kaski - Parents of the Groom

Our belated thanks to you for everything you and your staff did for Jo & Tom's wedding on Friday. 

The organisation, food and service were all superb and everyone had a wonderful day.  We haven't stopped talking about it! 

Your staff were so attentive and professional, please thank them on our behalf.  We also appreciated your solution for Saturday morning - that really was very helpful.

It was simply an outstanding day, making two young people very happy!

David & Jenny Baxter - Parents of the Groom

It was perfect. Just fabulous.  Everyone who came said that they had never been to such a wonderful wedding.  The food was superb, the staff were discreet but very courteous, we were so late, but never felt hurried.

Jo said that it was the best day of her life - and you can't really beat that can you?

I will never forget your kindness and professionalism - Sue you are just the best.  Thank you from everyone of us, you made it really special.

With the very best wishes,
Sally Stainton - Mother of the Bride


AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best day ever, you were fantastic, so slick.  I had lots of foodie friends there who confirmed it was THE BEST FOOD THEY HAD EVER HAD AT A WEDDING!!

I got loads of complements about how lovely the staff were too.  

We picked everything up from the venue yesterday, thank you - you made my life very easy.

Cliona Molloy


Where to begin?  Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special.  We had the most amazing day and the delicious food you made was a crucial part of it.  Several people commented on the food - at the time and since - and it really was superb.  Thank you also for being so lovely to work with - we look forward to seeing you at the Supper Club soon.

With love and gratitude,

Martin Prendergast & Mark Tierney


The Garden Museum looked simply stunning - it took my breath away when we walked in for dinner. 

The food was just FANTASTIC!!!  So many people have said the same and it truly was delicious. 

Thank you also for being so calm and for offering such a brilliant all round service.  I know my parents thought you were wonderful and they felt so much more relaxed knowing you were in charge.   It really has been such a pleasure going through all of this with you and so genuinely lovely to meet you. 

Many thanks again
Claire Fielding


Thank you so much for your part in making Claire and Nick's day so special.  I just wish I could do it all again, but knowing what I know now.......I really didn't need to have been so stressed!

I thought the way you transformed the Museum was both magic and magical!  Everything looked so wonderful and the meal was fantastic.  The purée worked really well, didn't it?  The guinea fowl was lovely and crispy and the salmon dish gorgeous.  I loved that samphire!   

It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I do hope there will be the opportunity to see you again one day.

Warmest wishes,

Carole Fielding - Mother of Claire Fielding


Thank you for all your hard work and six star service at Victoria & Michael's wedding last Saturday.  All the food tasted fantastic and looked great too!  Your service was very friendly, professional and magic (creating an extra place setting for granny at the last moment was very much appreciated)! 

Thank you for slicing and serving my cake so beautifully.  I would highly recommend you and wish you all the best!

Juliet Cain (Greenwood) - Mother of the Groom


Thank you for helping to make our day so perfect.  We had a brilliant time and I must admit I miss all of the organising and preparing now.  If any of our friends have parties, weddings etc I will be recommending you!

Clare Exall


We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all you and your team's hard work on our wedding day!

The food was amazing as we knew it would be and we had so many comments from people saying just that. The vegetarians in particular were unanimously blow away
by their pies!

Thank you also for all your help in the run up - you made choosing all the food
incredibly easy.

Thanks once again,
Jon & Steffi


Thank you for all the work you did for our wedding day. We felt it went off brilliantly, in no small measure thanks to your efficiency and orgnisation. I think even my dad (who used to run Leeds Castle in Kent, and various other tourist attractions) was so impressed he's already written to the Horniman to compliment them!! I told him he should have written to you, but they'll forward it I'm sure.

Lawrence Jackson


I was lucky enough to be part of Emily and Dan's wedding at Dulwich College. I enjoyed meeting you and although I thanked you on the night I just wanted again to say how absolutely brilliant everything was. The food was superb as was the service and your staff are delightful and very slick.

Thank you so much. If ever you open a restaurant.....I want to know! Please!! Top notch operation!

Warm regards,
Katy Smiddy


Scott and I would just like to thank you for all your hard work, you all really made the day run smoothly and we felt so looked after. We can not even begin to thank you enough for what you have done. You managed to keep us both calm (which is quite something!) and you were nothing but helpful the whole time we worked with you.

The Horniman is a truly beautiful venue but it would have been nothing with out all your hard work. I really can not say thank you enough. I will be recomending the Hornimans to everyone I know who is getting married!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Alexandra & Scott Tweed


We had a fantastic day that wouldn’t have happened so perfectly if it wasn’t for the brilliant network of local people and businesses in Dulwich and Forest Hill. You were fantastic, the food was excellent and was tailored to meet our budget and our style. Your personal knowledge of local businesses and weddings in general was invaluable (from table decoration ideas to logistical nightmare problem solving).

We would recommend that anyone planning a wedding gets in touch, as Suzanne has worked with a wide range of the local venues and can tailor her work to your needs.

Hannah & Liam


Just a quick note to say thank you to you and all the team at Suzanne James.

The food was, as we knew it would be, delicious. We have lost count of how many of our friends and family told us how much they enjoyed the food.

Thank you for all your care and attention and hard work in both the weeks of planning and on the evening itself. We were left to enjoy ourselves on the night and didn't give a second thought to how smoothly things were running.

Kind regards,
Ben & Claire Longman


Thanks for all your support in the planning of our wedding and your hard work o the day.

The whole day went so well and everyone had an amazing time.  The (Horniman Conservatory) venue looked so gorgeous and everyone felt it was such a treat to have an event there.

Mehala & Jason Ford