Contract caterer Amadeus has been awarded a five-year contract worth £2m for the exclusive supply of catering and sales for Boughton House, historic venue and visitor attraction in Northamptonshire.
Amadeus will be responsible for event sales predominantly for the Tapestry Suite, which has been newly created to provide facilities for corporate events, weddings, meetings and presentations. A purpose-built bar provides space for reception drinks, informal meetings and break out space.
For outdoor events, the team also have the use of a purpose built walled barbeque lawn and Boughton also boasts a Stable Café located on the ground floor of the stable block, which serves the needs of public visitors to the estate and pre-booked coach parties on a limited opening hour basis during Easter and August.
In addition, Amadeus will assist with the delivery of food and beverage services to areas that are sold by the House including The Great Hall and the Colonnade licensed for weddings and outside areas including the formal west lawns, gardens and courtyards.
Kevin Watson, managing director for Amadeus, said: “The venue fits perfectly within our portfolio of heritage sites and our delivery of 300% growth on events at Stoneleigh Abbey helped to secure the win, as well as our proven ability to deliver great food and service using locally sourced ingredients and staff.
“As a team we have a great opportunity to grow Boughton House and potentially look for other opportunities within Buccleuch who manage this property, as well as other historic venues in Scotland. We are really looking forward to working with Boughton House.”
Boughton House is one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes with 18th-century landscaped gardens, woodlands and a grand country park, as well as one of the country’s most outstanding collections of fine art.