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Best options when serving meals in style at your reception

According to head culinary artist from Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, Theo Mannie, when planning your wedding reception meals, there are four main options to choose from when thinking about the layout of one’s wedding reception.

As hospitality professionals we look at making the best decisions for the wedding party based on the number of guests and duration of the reception.

One of the biggest discussions couples have around wedding planning is what will be served for the wedding reception. It’s one of those family discussions, where everyone feels very strongly about. The wedding reception makes up between 48–52 percent of the average wedding budget. A lot of which will depend on your preference of food, liquor, and type of dinner service you decide upon.

  1. Seated dinner – If you are a serious foodie, then a plated dinner service is probably the best fit, and there are so many gastronomic food ideas to create that leisurely multi-course dinner. Obviously though, a plated option does take a little longer to serve up, but it’s worth it.
  1. Buffet – ever popular, and this provides your guests with a variety of options to choose from. A buffet is convenient as one is able to include vegetarian options and no one leaves hungry. This is especially good for a big wedding party. Sadly, due to current COVID protocols, this isn’t an option at the moment.
  1. Family Style – This is a great summer wedding option. This layout allows for large platters of food to be placed at the centre of each table where guests can then serve themselves while seated.
  1. Cocktail type reception – this option is when various food and drink stations are placed strategically at the reception or outside the chapel, where guests can then help themselves with little bites after the wedding ceremony. Alternatively, snacks can be passed around butler-style by waiters, which could include mini bowls of tasty meals for a more substantial snack item. A fun element to include would be desserts i.e. ice cream station where guests can choose their flavours, or a S’mores station where guests can make their own. This creates a fun and interactive experience.

Here at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, we thrive on ensuring we serve you delicious, quality food as well as sharing some dining options, and come up with out-of-the-box ideas.

We can also create bespoke menus for any event whether it is a wedding or special occasion, and we work according to your budget.

For more information, contact Granny Mouse Country House & Spa on  033 234 4071

Escape to the country with Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

With all of the uncertainty that we have all been living in for so long, here is something that we know for certain. Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is the perfect getaway from it all, where you can relax, be waited on hand-and-foot. And best of all, is that right now, you’ll even pay less for this amazing (and well-deserved) experience!

A true gem of the KZN Midlands, Granny Mouse Country House & Spa exudes luxury from the moment you arrive. And you’ll soon realise why they are constant recipients of various hospitality and tourism awards. Now is your chance to experience their “home from home”, with the best deal in town!

From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022, you can book the Unbelievable GM Wonder package. Designed with two travelers in mind, this package includes any room type (on a 1st come, 1st serve basis), bed & breakfast, a 30-minute back, neck & shoulder treatment per person, a 30-minute Indian head massage per person, a Mousse & Wine pairing per person, and 6 bottles of wine to take home with you! As unbelievable as this package is, the price is even more so, at only R1 850 per couple per night, for a minimum 3 night stay, which works out at R925 per person!

True to form, the Granny Mouse team have not forgotten those who just want to pop in for a meal that they don’t have to prepare, and have amazing specials at their Bistro! Available daily, between 12 noon to 8pm, the selection of options has increased, with their talented culinary artists adding new flavours and delights to the menu.

Enjoy a selection of burgers, be it beef or chicken, with awesome fillings such as peppadew chutney, feta, bacon, cheddar cheese, garlic mayo, jalapeno, cherry tomato chutney and mozzarella. All from R55 and served with choice of chips or salad.

If you’re a pasta lover, then you’re in for a treat with their amazing dishes, featuring seafood tagliatelle, fillet penne, tagliatelle bolognaise and spicy tomato and olive penne, with prices set from R57.

However, over and above our specials, one is still able to order off the current menu, with bookings limited to four people per seating. Or, should you wish, ask for a takeaway, and enjoy your meal anywhere!

Contact the Granny Mouse team today on 033 234 4071, or send an email to to book your room, or a table at the Bistro. All COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.