That will make jaws drop!
All food service at The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion is provided by our award-winning and internationally recognized exclusive caterer, The JDK Group. View a note from this talented team below:
“Our team at The JDK Group is honored for the opportunity to make your once-in-a-lifetime wedding celebration at The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion become the “best wedding ever” for you and your guests.
Our internationally awarded team of talented and passionate chefs – or culinary artists as we like to call them – have carefully curated custom menu collections that will make your Willows Wedding irresistibly delectable with every bite.
The jaw-dropping elegance and wonder-filled magic that embodies your Willows Wedding doesn’t end with the venue’s event spaces. We ensure your dream Willows Wedding has a cohesive luxurious experience through magazine-worthy plate presentations that will make your guests’ jaws drop with desire to devour.”
Personalized Wedding Catering
your planning journey
personalized detail meeting
Our team of JDK Wedding Specialists adore love stories and want to know all about yours and how that translates into your most special day at The Willows. Once you have your date booked and selected, you will be connected with our team to schedule your personalized detail meeting, where we take a deep dive into your personal love story and vision, menu selections, timeline details, logistical event flow, tablescape settings, specialty linens and rental items, vendor team information, and more!
This meeting typically occurs 6-10 months out from wedding day based on booking time.
After your personalized detail meeting, your JDK Wedding Specialist will follow up with a custom, comprehensive proposal that outlines all catering and event production details for your wedding day celebrations. You could think of this initial custom proposal as a living detailed chapter book of your day’s most special details, which can be updated through your wedding planning journey as you confirm more details for your big day!
Tasting Event Experience
An additional unique feature about your personalized catering planning journey at The Willows with JDK is your own tasting experience. Your have the option to attend either our seasonal group tasting event experience or a private chef tasting for up to (4) four guests at The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion. Private tasting are based on a (2) two hour experience.
Custom Menu Capabilities
Interested in creating a fully custom menu with our team of Culinary Artists!? Crafting a menu that is unique to your love story is something that our talented team lives for! From developing a menu full of a variety of ethnic cuisine fusions, to recreating family favorite recipes or incorporating a fully themed menu around your favorite foods – our internationally-recognized team is prepared to make your wedding menu unforgettable.
Final Details Review + Walkthrough
Your “I Do” day is getting closer! When you get near to the 6-week out mark for your big day, we like to arrange a final review and walk through of the full flow of your wedding day details at The Willows. Your JDK Wedding Specialist is there to make sure every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed when it comes to your catering and event production detail selections.
"Best Day Ever" - Your Wedding Day!
Time for you to take a deep breath and soak in each moment of your most special day knowing we have all the catering details covered for you!
We’ve compiled a variety of menu collections (“The Willows”, “The Ashcombe”, and “The Wonderland”) exclusively for your dream wedding at The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion. View this initial comparison guide to see which menu collection aligns best with your wedding catering vision.
Six hour event timeline
Fine china, flatware, glassware
Linen napkins and elegant floor length table linen options available
Seasonal citrus and herb infused water display
Non-alcoholic beverages and bar mixer package with garnishes and ice
Choice of (3) three tray passed hors d’oeuvres for cocktail reception presented on unique serving trays
(3) Three course plated dinner includes: Preset artisanal bread baskets with seasoned butter Choice of (1) one salad course Choice of (1) duet pairing plated entree course and (1) vegetarian course option
Coffee station or service with accouterments and fixings
Complimentary wedding night care package
Option to attend either our seasonal group tasting event experience or a private chef tasting for up to (4) four guests at The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion
Designated event staff to serve the wedding couple during the event timeframe
Tray-passed beer and wine service post ceremony to avoid rush to the bar
Table-side water service for all guest seating tables
Champagne toast pouring service as guests are seated
Suggested alcohol quantities sheet and alcohol shopping list provided during planning journey
Professional TIP or RAMP certified bartending service
Professional event manager leading the personable serving team
Culinary artist leading team of professional event chefs
Cake cutting, plating, and service
Choice of (5) five tray passed hors d’oeuvres for cocktail reception presented on unique serving trays
*Elevated selections from the Ashcombe Menu Collection Level of menu options
Designated event staff to serve the parents of the couple’s seating tables
Table-side wine service for all guest seating tables
Artisanal cheese and charcuterie grazing display for cocktail reception presented on custom branded ash tree wood cutting boards
(4) Four course dinner includes: Individual bread boards at each guest place setting with seasoned butter Choice of (1) one salad course Choice of (1) one duet pairing plated entree course and (1) vegetarian course option Choice of (1) one dessert station option
*Elevated selections from the Wonderland Menu Collection Level of menu options
More flavor-filled details
Learn more about our catering collection pricing and specific menu items to get your inspiration soaring and mouth watering.