About Us

Professional Caterers & Marquee Hire based in York, North Yorkshire

If you’re looking for professional event planners in North Yorkshire, look no further than Poppy Caterers & Marquees. We have gained an enviable reputation for our bespoke catering and marquee hire services.

Complete Wedding & Event Caterers, Marquee Hire 

Choose us to experience an event like no other!

Poppy Caterers & Marquees was founded in 2000, by Simon Halmshaw a former Army Officer who served over 20 years in the Army Catering Corp and The Royal Logistic Corp. During his career he has been involved in many high profile events, catering for many VIP’S from Her Majesty the Queen to numerous Foreign and Commonwealth Ambassadors to Lords and Ladies.

Our experience with VIP's ensures you and your guests will receive royal treatment - regardless of the size of your event.
25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry | Award-winning service | City and Guilds qualified
Member of the Hotel Catering International Management Association | Personal customer service 
British manufactured, all weather marquees | Mouth-watering menus individually designed 

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. We are happy to help.

Catering & Event Menu Planning services

Services you can rely on:
Fine dining | Canapé receptions | Hog roasts
Summer barbecues | Hot and cold themed buffets
  • “To the team at Poppy Caterers & Marquees, thank you so much for making our wedding day such an amazing day. The marquee was perfect and looked great with the black and white theme. The hog roast was brilliant and the staff were first class. Very efficient and friendly.”
    Claire and Andy, Bride and Groom

  • “We certainly picked the most perfect venue for our wedding! Everything went just as we’d hoped. The staff were so attentive and efficient. The food was delicious and all our guests kept telling us they were enjoying their meals. You did a fab job decorating. It looked lovely. Even the weather was gorgeous! We certainly had the most perfect day. Thank you very much.”
    Pauline & Greg - Wedding - The Merchant Taylors Hall

newly wedded couple

For catering menu planning services in York, call Poppy Caterers & Marquees today.

Tel: 01347 878 628

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