the main event (norfolk) ltd. - About Us
the main event (norfolk) ltd.co.uk - Bespoke, stylish catering for every occasion

About Us......
Making Raviolis for a Main Event Wedding Reception
Confidence 
is 
everything...

City Banks and even Governments fall through lack of it. Your Wedding Reception, Family Occasion, Product Launch, Conference Buffet or Small Dinner Party will all flow smoothly if you have confidence in your provider. And we promise you with complete confidence that the catering service we provide for your event will not only fulfil but exceed your expectations. 

The Main Event Outside Catering company believes that in order to offer a unique experience every client should be able to individually tailor the menu and itinerary to suit their specific requirements and to this end we list menus that have been popular along with the prices charged just to give you an idea of the type of food we supply and an estimated cost. Nothing is set in stone, including the price, and in these days of sourcing local produce, using sustainable fish, locally farm-reared meat and organic vegetables, we can together devise a menu which will not only satisfy your requirements but also impress the taste buds of even the most cosmopolitan guest list.
big, fat, juicy Mussels from Morston, a  jewel in the crown of Norfolk
You have probably read A.A.Gill, who writes a "foodie" review column in the Sunday Times Magazine. A couple of years ago I was amused to read that he is not in favour of Canapes, rating them a risky, unnecessary offering all too often primped and preened and tasting of nothing! Unfortunately, there are some occasions when only a Canape will do - on such occasions I would defy even  Mr. Gill to be anything other than smitten with our selection! However, if you are organising a Wedding Reception and budget is of the essence (when is that not the case?) why not buy some excellent cheese straws, kettle crisps, assorted nuts (Waitrose and M&S do good ones) which I will present in stylish bowls and suddenly the nibbles to accompany a glass of fizz when 100 guests first arrive will cost £20 rather then £750!

Happy family occasions within your own home, marquee or outside venue are often the ideal surroundings for less formal food - bangers'n'mash, steak and kidney suet pie or chicken curry and rice followed by squidgy, warm double chocolate brownies with chocolate sauce and ice cream have proved highly popular amongst the 18th/21st Birthday Revellers (about £15 for two courses) and our fork buffet at £11.50 per person has suited many such occasions as well as the smaller Wedding Reception.  

If, however, you find yourself in the unhappy situation of having to make catering arrangements for a much less joyful occasion, please see our dedicated "Occasions" page for funeral buffets.


Thinking of planning a "bit of a do" at Christmas time for your work colleagues or a family get together prior to Christmas?  The finger and fork buffet content could well be adapted to provide a sparkly, festive table at this time. Alternatively, if you would rather spend more on entertainment and less on the buffet table, we can deliver party food on disposable plates for about £6 per guest. Once booked we will relieve you of the pressures of catering so you can concentrate on important family and work matters.


Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, born in Burnham Overy, Norfolk.

Whether you are born and bred in Norfolk or have adopted the county fairly recently, there are some stunning venues which will provide magical backdrops for your Wedding Reception. Alternatively, if you have rented an cosy, fishermans' cottage in one of the picturesque villages close to the coast we can either deliver top quality food to your door so you can truly relax and forget about cooking or come along and take care of the catering for you and your guests and provide a really special dinner party event. Norfolk is blessed with truly eye-catching countryside, woodlands and manicured farmland through which you are welcome to stroll with family and dogs. The Norfolk coastline is magical -  no dramatic, craggy cliffs for us but evocative, misty creeks leading down to sandy, often deserted, beaches.  The Main Event has even provided the catering following two Humanist Marriage Ceremonies on Norfolk's famous Holkham Beach, when all the guests returned to pretty local village halls, for a slap-up Wedding Reception, having enjoyed champagne, smoked salmon and a game of cricket on the beach whilst the tide was out!

Confidence is everything...

Compromise runs a pretty close second...

 Rely on The Main Event Outside Catering company for both.




Coastal Walk
Coastal Walk
The path to Holkham Beach, north Norfolk.
Norfolk Poppies
Swathes of rustling red Norfolk Poppies in June.
Norfolk Poppies
Brancaster
Brancaster
Working boats in Brancaster Harbour, Norfolk
Apple Blossom
Plentiful crops from Norfolk's wonderful local fruit orchards
Apple Blossom
Beach Hut
Beach Hut
Wells Beach from the pine woods- take a look at our picnic menus
Morston Creek
Awaiting the tide in Morston Creek, Norfolk
Morston Creek
Morston Creek Mussels
Morston Creek Mussels
Norfolk Gold!
A Bluebell Wood
Such a beautiful contrast to the brilliance of the red Norfolk poppies.
A Bluebell Wood
Service with a smile!
Service with a smile!
What the Main Event is all about
Calm before the storm!
Red Barn, Norfolk
Calm before the storm!
The Main Event! Sussex Barn, Burnham Market, Norfolk
The Main Event! Sussex Barn, Burnham Market, Norfolk
Stefan and Kelly, June 2012
Mr. H's Scotch Quail's Eggs
Heaven!
Mr. H's Scotch Quail's Eggs
The Main Event at work
The Main Event at work
Red Barn, Sth Runcton, Norfolk
Finest, local produce
Norfolk baked and grown
Finest, local produce
Lavender
Lavender
One of Norfolk's best known exports
Marvellous Molly at work with the Main Event
Godwick Great Barn, Norfolk
Marvellous Molly at work with the Main Event
Lobster, crab, crayfish, smoked salmon
Lobster, crab, crayfish, smoked salmon
Summer in Norfolk