Magic at The Mowbray
The splendor of the building - both inside and out has made this beautiful setting one of the most sought after urban venues in the region.
Mowbray weddings are 100% all about the romance! Our antique '40's chandelier dimmed to its twinkliest most sparkliest and candlelight glowing from every table and ledge. Push past our soft and luxurious velvet green drapes and let yourself be completely absorbed in the cosy glow that The Mowbray is famed for...
We are super lucky to sometimes treated to otherworldly light displays through our heavenly arched windows which we have painstakingly restored from 1889. The light in The Mowbray is always described - all year around - as "magic" by guests and photographers alike!
The Mowbray Way
The Mowbray is luxuriously historic with gentle styling and a story behind even the smallest item and touchpoint. The Mowbray way is holistic, intuitive and designed to completely look after every detail for you!
We spent 3 years restoring this incredible space - originally built in 1889 and are proud to champion restoration, Sheffield craftsmanship, sustainable design and re-purpose of beautiful items throughout our interior which has been applauded and awarded over the years!
We love small but important touches - that all add beauty and ambience to what we do - including our own coffee blend that we use at our inner city cafe - Mow’s to custom artwork for both The Mowbray and The Chimney House - and a bespoke scent for the buildings.
Your Private Roof Top
'Up On The Roof' you'll find our private first floor terrace for British blooms, complete with a gorgeous outside cocktail bar. Nestled between two buildings with a beautiful view out over the trees and skies of Neepsend - it is perfectly private and the place for all of the romance and fun times!
A Note on our Menus
All of our menus are prepared in-house by our wonderful chef team! Everything is baked and made fresh on the day from our bread, cakes, cookies and desserts and we pickle, cure, roast and toast the finest ingredients from Sheffield and Yorkshire.
We work 100% seasonally so sometimes we will need to change ingredients out for what is best and fresh - we’ll let you know if we need to tweak your chosen menu ahead of your event. We also cater for specific dietary requirements - just let us know and we’ll make it happen!
If you’d rather discuss a bespoke menu tailored to your event theme and guests - then we’d love to discuss that with you!
House Hire of The Mowbray
The Mowbray can be used as a Feasting Hall in which 5 hours would be perfect. If you did choose to stay a little longer for perhaps DJ and dancing then we suggest you look at spending up to 8 hours with us.
Our price per head menus are in addition - and can be chosen below. See below for details on Wedding Ceremonies at The Chimney House.
Hire for 2022/2023
5 Hour House Hire Fee :: £4,500 plus VAT
8 Hour House Hire Fee :: £5,000 plus VAT
Menu prices subject to change
Exclusive hire and bespoke styling of The Mowbray for your chosen time
Initial viewing and consultations
We’ll style The Mowbray beautifully for you - with gorgeous floral stems, candles and curiosity.
Premium paper napkins, glass and tableware
We have created a signature scent for the building - The Mowbray will be subtly scented most wonderfully with our custom botanic fragrance.
Mowbray music - background music
Our ever attentive, expert team for your wedding
Speaker system to play your tunes
Screen and projector to show your favourite memories
Managing of onward travel plans, we’ll pre-book taxis to whizz you on to your next destination
Luxury bathroom amenities from cult brand Aesop (we’re one of the only places in the North you can treat yourself to their botanically based skincare)
If you would like us help plan the DJ for your Wedding - we have a great black book of some of Sheffield’s best and most sought-after DJ’s
If you wanted to add more flowers into your day - then we can arrange this.
If you would like extra styling and beautiful extras then we can arrange this for you.
Tea and coffee - £2.50 per person
Let us look after your Wedding Cake!
Up On The Roof
Up On The Roof is found on our private first floor rooftop which was part of the original restoration of The Mowbray. It’s a complete hideaway escape with leafy green views over Park Wood Springs and the historic rooftops of Neepsend. Up On The Roof - comes complete with vintage chairs, Mowbray-made tables, parasols, a roof bar and a sound system from vintage Monitor Audio Speakers from the '70's!
Beautifully designed to sit against our sandy stone wall - our roof bar is fully equipped to keep the garden cocktails flowing! Set within picking distance of fresh herbs and edible flowers the bar is influenced by The Mowbray Kitchen so you’ll always find treats like wildflower syrup and roast strawberry and pink peppercorn gin starring on our drinks list.
Hire of Up On The Roof is £500 plus VAT and includes a bar team to look after you!
Only available with either a 5 or 8hr hire of The Mowbray.
The Mowbray Wedding Cake
Each Mowbray Wedding Cake is magical. Freshly made 'on the day' in The Mowbray’s Kitchen it is a light as a dream ‘special recipe’ Victoria with layers of buttercream, delicious jam and indulgently divine. Designed to match The Mowbray - our wedding cake is elegantly luxurious with a real Sheffield touch! We’ll even dress your cake with perfectly picked florals from one of our house florists for a wild gypsy hedgerow feel with cascades of romance and wanderlust.
The Petit - a pretty stack of four perfect 8inch layers, perfect for smaller weddings
£150 - includes floral styling
The Classic - three tiers of delicious 6, 8, 10 inch Victoria with 3 layers of sponge per tier
£400 - includes floral styling
The Grand - three tiers of melt on your mouth 6, 8, 10 inch Victoria with 4 layers of sponge per tier
£550 - includes floral styling
The Mowbray Cheese 'Cake' - heavenly tiers of some of our favourite wheels of cheese.
Starting from £350. Price on request.
The Smallest of Details
In terms of extra detailing - let us help! We have a collection of beautiful Mowbray weddings favours, place settings and extras to make your day even more beautiful. Our most popular request are custom name places - beautiful hand scripted name cards written bespoke for you and your guests. Starting at £2 per card.
"There's no finer sight than guests happy and contented - feasting from a sumptuous table piled high with food, cocktails, florals and candles. It's a wonder to behold."
Menu 1 - THE SHARING TABLE - £46 per person ex VAT - £55 inc VAT
ON THE TABLE
Mowbray-made rosemary & sea salt focaccia (v, ve, g)
THE MAIN EVENT
Churchill Farm chicken roasted with lemon, thyme & garlic
Chermoula - parsley, coriander & Ras el Hanout mixed with oil & fresh lemon (v)
For our vegetarian & vegan guests: Grilled & roasted cauliflower with chermoula (v, ve)
SIDES TO SHARE
Tabbouleh; Israeli cous cous & freekeh with loads of fresh herbs & lemon (v, ve, g)
Roast heritage carrots with feta (v)
Romesco sauce (fire roasted peppers & almonds with garlic & lemon) with grilled vegetables (v, ve, contains nuts)
Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below
Menu 1.2 Extra Snacks! £48 per person (excluding vat) - £58 inc VAT
Add a little snack to The Sharing Table
In addition to our house made Focaccia...
Olives marinated with lemon & rosemary (v, ve)
House made hummus (ve)
The snacks will be served first, and will remain on the table as your main course is served. Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below.
Menu 2 - HOUSE FEAST - £49 per person ex VAT - £59 inc VAT
BREAD & DIPS TO START
Mowbray-made grilled flatbreads (v, ve, g)
Taramasalata; made with smoked cod (g)
Skordalia: confit garlic & potato (v, ve)
Babaganoush; smoky fire roasted aubergine (v, ve)
These dishes will start your meal, and will remain on the table as the main is served!
THE MAIN EVENT
Lamb shoulder, slowly cooked on the bone with lemon peel & toasted spices
Yoghurt & mint sauce (v)
For our vegetarian & vegan guests: Spinach & chickpea filo pie (v, ve, g)
SIDES TO SHARE
‘Cyprus’ potatoes; Sussex grown Charlotte potatoes baked with tomato, lemon & smoked paprika (v, ve)
Mowbray Greek salad; Feta, British tomatoes, cucumbers & macerated red onions tumbled with olives & oregano (v)
Little gem or cos, grilled and drizzled with garlic & parsley dressing with anchovies
Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below
Menu 3 - THE LADEN TABLE - £59 per person ex VAT - £71 inc VAT
This is our signature menu and a real ‘food lovers’ Feast. The Laden Table showcases Local and the best of British produce. It includes some of our house made favourites and is by far our most popular menu and showcases what our chefs do best! It is an absolute treat for your guests - and epitomises a long lazy feast that goes so well with great guests and conversation! The Laden Table is also a complete feast for all of the senses as pretty as it is taste sensational!
The summer months are absolutely bursting with British produce - so we want to use as much of it as possible, as it comes and goes through the season. We’ll use the best available produce to put together the final pieces of your menu.
Mowbray-made focaccia (v, ve, g)
Best market fish - lovingly cured & smoked, gently soused or potted with herbs & creme fraiche
Potted crab on toast with pickled fennel
Smoked cod taramasalata with fresh radishes & smoked salt
Mackerel/sardine ‘scapece’ - East coast landed fish prepared Mediterranean style with garlic, olive oil & vinegar
Grilled courgettes with walnut pesto (v, ve, contains nuts)
Fresh peas, beans, broad beans with lemon dressing & homemade cheese (such as goat’s curd or ricotta) (v)
THE MAIN EVENT
30 day aged Picanha Tagliata, chargrilled and roasted whole, sliced & dressed with basil, Parmigiano Reggiano & rocket
Picanha is a fantastic piece of beef, taken from the rump. It has a delicious layer of fat which keeps the meat juicy, but can easily be cut off by guests.
Roasted fish; wonderful market - fresh fish roasted whole on the bone or as a fillet with herbs, lemon & summer fennel
For our vegetarian guests: Grilled polenta tagliata; deliciously cheesy polenta, grilled and dressed with basil & rocket (v) (Can be made without cheese if you have vegan guests)
SIDES TO SHARE
British tomatoes marinated with olive oil, sherry vinegar & tossed with rocket (v, ve)
Broccoli or asparagus with house made lardo & croutons
Coal roasted potatoes (v, ve) Let us know if you would prefer fat cut chips!
Market salad; a fresh leafy salad with radishes, kohlrabi or whatever is best! (v, ve)
Choose two desserts for your guests to share from the list below
(v)=vegetarian (ve)=vegan (g)=contains gluten
Menu 4 - THE SUPPER CLUB - £60 per person ex VAT - £72 inc VAT
Our supper clubs are hugely popular and a brilliant showcase of our chef’s skills & passion for excellent produce and flavours.
We work with our organic suppliers who source produce from all over the UK & Europe and our butchers and fishmongers and lovingly create dishes which celebrate these ingredients. We also like to take the opportunity to use our open fire, for intense smoky flavours or to make use of other skills such as pie making or specialist breads.
We would be delighted to create a supper club style menu for you, which is ideal for when you really want the feast to be the focal point of your evening or if you are a big fan of The Mowbray supper clubs!
Your supper club menu would be a collection of 8-10 dishes plus a dessert or two. Let us know if you have a theme or particular dish(es) in mind or leave it to us to put together a beautiful menu for you. We normally serve our supper clubs in a rolling service, with dishes landing on the table for guests to get stuck into straight away!
Have a look through our previous events to get an idea of what we can do!
THE MOWBRAY PUDDING MENU
This is our current selection of seasonal puds at The Mowbray - we’re mighty proud of our puddings...They always offer the right touch of indulgence and occasion to any style of dining event!
Extra puddings can be added for £5 per person (excluding vat)
Tarts, Cheesecake & Torta
Served up sliced for you to share…
Blueberry frangipane tart with creme fraiche (v, g, contains nuts)
Baked chocolate tart with creme fraiche & fresh raspberries (v, g)
Basque cheesecake; crustless baked cheesecake, with a dark, baked top. With berries (v, g)
Dark chocolate cheesecake with blackcurrants (v, g*)
Lemon & almond torta with white chocolate & lemon ganache and fresh raspberries (v, contains nuts)
Favourites to share
Mowbray Tiramisu made with fresh coffee & rich mascarpone, served in a dish, to share for the table (v, g*)
British strawberry trifle! with sherry, vanilla custard, sponge & whipped cream (v, g*)
Baked pain perdu; brioche baked in vanilla custard, with a caramelised caramel top, with roasted strawberries & toasted almonds (v, g, contains nuts)
Roast peaches with greek yoghurt, honey & toasted almonds (v, contains nuts)
Classic Mowbray Pav: A crispy white meringue topped with fresh whipped cream & summer berries
(v)=vegetarian (g)= contains gluten (*) = can be made gluten free on request
Dietaries & Allergies: Some of our desserts can be made without gluten, on request - please ask. If you have vegan guests, or those who do not eat dairy or egg, the kitchen will make them their own dessert which is similar to your choice of pudding. If you have guests attending who have a nut allergy, we would advise choosing desserts which do not contain nuts, due to the sharing style of our feasts.
Food photography: All of our food photos are our own - made with love by The Mowbray Kitchen - they've been snapped from previous feasts and menus - it's to give you a great idea of how our food looks - it's just not always of the dishes in the menus here!
Our cheese courses are a BRILLIANT choice if you need to choose a second dessert! They can also be added to your menu for £8pp ex VAT £9.60 inc VAT. We’ll serve your cheese course with biscuits.
Creamy Yorkshire Blue with Toasted Walnuts & Wildflower Honey
A mild & creamy blue cheese, made from Yorkshire Cow’s Milk by the girls at Shepherd’s Purse in North Yorkshire.
Mowbray-made Ricotta with Sweet Pickled Pears
Our house-made ricotta is made from milk & cream, and hung overnight at The Mowbray to produce a deliciously creamy soft cheese. Our pears are pickled with sweet wine, thyme & star anise.
Tunworth & Roasted Grapes
Hampshire’s answer to Camembert, and don’t tell the French, but we think it’s even better. This cheese is still lovingly made by hand and offers a long lasting sweet & nutty flavour. The roasted grapes help to cut through the richness.
Artisan goat’s cheese, hard sheep’s & quince jelly
We’ll choose a stunning creamy goat’s cheese such as Dorstone, Cenarth or Golden cross and a nutty Sheep’s cheese such as Berkswell or aged Manchego- paired with sweet yet sharp and floral quince jelly.
Artisan cheese plate & a glass of something special
Please get in touch about your bespoke cheese selection, paired with a fantastic bottle from Starmore Boss. Price £tbc - minimum order will apply.
*Please note the cheese course must be taken by the whole party
A Note On Dietary Requirements
At The Mowbray and The Chimney House we do our best to cater for any allergies or dietary requirements. In order to do this we ask that you provide full and thorough information in advance of your event.
When compiling this information please ensure your guests provide accurate information about their dietary needs. We need to know whether it is a severe allergy, a medical requirement or a preference so that we can make suitable adjustments. We may not provide a similar alternative where it is a preference, unless this can be catered for within the menu (see 'Plain Food' below). We will presume any dietary information given is correct and take it at face value. Continued...
Drinking at The Mowbray
Minimum bar spend - by agreement dependant on numbers and dates.
The Mowbray drinks list is beautifully chosen from boutique merchants and specialists doing great stuff in small batches.
Check out our 'preorder' wine packages, punch bowls and cocktails
In addition to any preordered drinks - we’ll serve up our famous House Serves from our favourite local gin brewers and will make and shake your favourite cocktails - from classics to Mowbray specials. We’ll also serve you premium lagers and the best local craft ales from the multitude of Sheffield breweries just a step away from The Mowbray’s front doors.
Our beautiful repurposed leather drinks guide will take you through from arrival drinks to something indulgent to finish your feast! Ask to see a digital copy so you can get planning!
WEDDING CEREMONY HIRE AT THE CHIMNEY HOUSE ONLY
Our sister venue The Chimney House on Kelham Island is licensed for Marriages and Civil Partnerships for up to 50 guests. The ceremony hire is for two hours and is £600 plus VAT on a weekday and £800 plus VAT on any Saturday in 2022/23
Remember - you need to book your own registrar once you have confirmed a time with us!
LET US LOOK AFTER YOUR FULL DAY & EVENING
We’d love to look after every detail for your day and evening between our two venues The Chimney House & The Mowbray!
Book your Wedding Ceremony at The Chimney House for 50 guests and head around the corner for a magnificent Wedding Feast at The Mowbray for 50 plus guests. Feel free to invite additional guests to The Feast (up to 150 if you like) and to your evening Party celebrations up to 250 guests.
We’d love to chat further so let me know if we can help with the smallest of details!
With all best wishes
The Mowbray Team