Monday, 4 May 2015

The Roxy Assembly in Edinburgh - a super cool city centre venue

We jokingly refer to ourselves as adventure caterers. Sometimes - like with the fabulous Byre at Inchyra - we have everything we could possibly need to create Lazy Sunday extravaganzas. On other occasions, we find ourselves in fields, on beaches, cooking against the elements, 'making do' with gazebo tents.

Recently we catered for a fabulous wedding at The Roxy Assembly in Edinburgh - a super cool venue with a touch of adventure catering thrown in just for fun. The fabulous, pillared, church-like interior is stone walled on one side; blackboard painted on the other; with floor to ceiling pillars that create real drama. It's the kind of space in which you could go bunting bonkers. Or do nothing at all. Brilliant lighting. A proper stage. Great bar. Lovely people.

Laura kept the detail simple - the fabulous flexible space really was the star of the show (Apart from Laura of course, who was simply stunning). A few beautiful flowers on crates and on tables; an excellent table plan; fun photo booth and lovely lovely friends and family. Oh. And an Irish Groom. I love Irish grooms.

The slight downside was the kitchen. Or lack thereof. Our cooking space was behind a curtain - a kind of storage space into which we squeezed a cooker, a fridge and a tressle table. Lighting was a bit of an issue - there wasn't any. But phone torches come in incredibly handy and a table lamp on top of the fridge meant that we could tell the difference between the lamb shanks and the salmon!

The Roxy Assembly space is big. A perfect opportunity for us to create a wow factor grazing table, buffet table and dessert table. Take a look for yourself. It takes more than extreme conditions to hold us back. Fabulous day. Fabulous venue. Wonderful couple.