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Summer Time at Southwark Cathedral


Mar 18, 2009 | News

Enjoy summer time in the heart of old London at Southwark Cathedral! Soak up the atmosphere of this magnificent gothic Cathedral, on the South Bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge, with its thriving Borough Market, and just across the river from the City.

For the first time the Millennium Courtyard at Southwark Cathedral will be the setting for a variety of summer events from canapé receptions to barbecues. This stunning space overlooks the River Thames and can be used in conjunction with The Refectory, so you can enjoy yourself whatever the British weather throws at you.

The summer barbecue package starts from £62.50 and includes venue hire as well as a choice of English, American or Italian menu featuring favourites such as Lincolnshire pork sausages, cucumber mint salad and summer berries & cream, or Monterey Jack cheeseburgers, Caesar salad and Toffee cheesecake or King prawns with pesto, Penne pasta & roasted & courgette salad and Tiramisu.

The canapé reception package starts from £48.50 and includes venue hire as well as a choice of eight canapés such as, Smoked salmon on blini with lemon aioli, asparagus, quails eggs with asparagus cream and rock and celery salts, bruschetta of Mediterranean vegetables with shaved parmesan, gazpacho soup shots, filo prawns with sweet chilli jam, Thai fish cakes with lime crème fraiche, chicken satay with peanut sambal and focaccia rounds of roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and bas.

The summer barbecue package also includes sparkling wine or Pimm’s reception, unlimited beers, wines and soft drinks, hire of The Millennium Courtyard and Refectory, all staff, tableware, glassware and linen as well as management of the event.

This fantastic location combines the best of old and modern London with the historic Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, The Clink Prison and the thriving Borough Market, The Menièr Chocolate Factory and the building of the Shard Tower on your doorstep.

The Refectory and Conference Centre was opened in 2001 by Nelson Mandela. In 2008 Sodexo Prestige was awarded the exclusive catering contract for Southwark Cathedral and the team is setting the standard for good service, good food and beautiful surroundings.

In addition to the Millennium Courtyard and Refectory, Southwark Cathedral boasts a selection of superb meeting and event spaces, available for hire for special events, fine dining, meetings and conferences for up to 400 people.

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