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The Lord Mayor's Mansion House
Clifton Down

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Managing Director, Simon Goodman
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Dear Simon

Now that I finally have a moment, I would just like to take the opportunity to thank both you and Abigail for all your hard work in providing us with a really fantastic day last Saturday for Ellen and Drew’s wedding.

The Mansion House is such a lovely setting and the weather was even better than we could have hoped for at the end of September!

We really appreciated all the help and support we received from yourself and the rest of the staff  both before the event, and on the day, which ensured that the day went so smoothly and stress free. A number of our guests commented on how helpful and efficient the staff were.

I know that all our guests had a wonderful time,  and that Ellen and Drew loved every minute of it.


With many thanks again,


Kind regards



Jill Cooper

Ellen & Drew’s very sunny day — The Lord Mayors Mansion House, Clifton.

Hi Abigail,

I was just emailing to say thank you to you and your team for being so wonderful before and on our wedding day.  We had a fantastic day and that was mostly because of you guys; keeping things moving, providing wonderful food, not minding too much when someone broke a plate (still not sure how he dropped his knife and shattered the plate), amongst a million other things you did for us.

I hope dealing with all our guests wasn’t too taxing for you.

Anyway, thank you again for helping us make our day so special.

Best wishes

Gemma & Michael

Gemma & Michael’s smashing day. — The Lord Mayors Mansion House, Clifton.


Good afternoon Simon/Abigail,

We just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say many thanks for helping to organise our wedding ceremony on 24/06/2017 and for all your assistance in making the day so special.

We had a really fantastic day, everything went brilliantly and we were really pleased with the venue and the food, service, etc. that we received from you guys; we’d have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else planning a wedding!

As you can expect there are lots of photos which illustrate the venue, food and so on and we’re more than happy for you to use these for promotional purposes.

Once again thank you for helping to make our wedding a complete success and best wishes for the future!

Best regards,

Justine and Phil

Justine & Phil get hitched… — The Lord Mayors Mansion House, Clifton.

Hi Abi,

Thankyou so much for everything you did for us on our wedding day! You weren’t just the caterers, you were the inventors and creaters of the most amazing food anyone has ever had at a wedding  (the compliments are still coming in!), you were the organisers and it was down to you that the whole day went so smoothly.
We came to you with what we think was a very random request – tapas with a twist. What you created was above and beyond what we ever expected. Everyone was so satisfied and full after dinner!!
Abi and Simon were so easy to get on with and obviously very good at their job! We would highly recommend Parsnip Mash to anyone!!
Thanks for making our wedding day amazing.
Mr & Mrs Tynan

Tynan’s get hitched — Coliters Brook Farm


I just wanted to get in touch to praise the venue and staff on the success of the Lang wedding that took place on Saturday 15th April at The Mansion House.

Myself (sister of the groom), my partner and little girl had a fantastic day. The venue itself was beautiful and a perfect environment for a wedding.

The staff were wonderful and made such an effort to make everyone feel welcome and were wonderfully tolerant and professional with so many children running around all day!

The food was beautifully presented and simply delicious.

When speaking with my brother (Mr C Lang) he couldn’t praise the venue enough for their help and professionalism when planning the day.

He explained that wedding’s were a relatively new venture for The Mansion House and its team of staff. With this in mind I felt it was only polite to tell what a wonderful job you did.

Many thanks for all of your help and for a wonderful day.

Kind regards

Stacey Lines

Christian & Lucy Tie the Knot. — Lord Mayors Mansion house

Dear Abigail, Simon and all the staff at The Mansion House,

Thank you so much for all that you did for our wedding. You have all been wonderful through all of the planning, decisions (and indecision!) and last minute guest list changes and it all came together in such a perfect wedding day. The venue was brilliant, we had so many comments about how beautiful yet relaxed The Mansion House is, and the food was fantastic – we just wished we managed to eat more of the canapés! Thank you all for your help and for being so accommodating and flexible, we will definitely be recommending your venue and services to others.
A great start to married life! (If only we could eat that well everyday!)
Best wishes,
Emily and Tim

Mr & Mrs Shurlock get wedlock off with a blast — The Lord Mayors Mansion House

Hi Abigail,
Thank you so much we had the most fabulous day!
Everything was even better than we could have imagined and the day ran like a dream. James was so helpful from start to finish with anything we needed. All our guests commented on how great the food was the pie and lemon polenta cake were a massive hit!
Thank you to you, Simon and all the team for your help in giving us the most memorable fabulous day!

Becky & Mark get wed — The Lord Mayor's Mansion House


Thank you to you, and all your team, for making Saturday so special to Harriet and John. The food looked wonderful although somehow I only managed to have two ham sandwiches!

They had a wonderful day and Parsnip Mash played their part in making that happen.

Best regards, and thank you again,

Francis Reid

The wedding of Harriet & John — St Georges Bristol

Dear Simon, Abigail, James and the team at Parsnip,

Our journey started when an Australian bride-to-be had the pleasure of planning her wedding. I, being that Aussie bride, had never ever thought what my wedding would look like, nor did i even picture getting married, so i was out of my depth with this whole concept.

So as a typical Australian, i told myself, all i want is an outdoor bbq, a party and of course sun…. you delivered all 3! (well maybe 2 and got lucky on the third)
Thankyou for helping me every step of the way, and being so supportive of my (crazy) ideas. It was fantastic that any question that popped into mind, you were quick to respond (and calm me down). It’s awesome that in such a traditional, english backdrop, you could be so “bespoke” in creating such an intimate Aussie themed BBQ party!

On the day, James was so prepared and present to make sure everything ran smoothly, and it most definitely did. To the chefs, i only wish my dress had more space to let me eat more of the bbq! The burgers, skewers, snags (what we call sausages) were mouth watering and the salads were refreshing. The big hit, the cake made of cheese! (Which we are still enjoying) Our guests could not stop talking about all the food!

Ryan and i cannot thank you and your team enough for such an amazing, memorable, perfect day. From the Rose garden, to the large lawn, to the conservatory, to the ladies powder room (my favourite), it was a dream location. Every time we drive through Clifton, i will be so excited to point out where i got married. Thank you so much again,

Ryan and Diana Mansbridge.

The Aussie wedding of Ryan & Diana — The Mansion House

Dear Abi and Simon,

We just wanted to write to say such a massive thank you to you and the rest of the Parsnip Mash team for helping to make our wedding at the Mansion House on the 19th December 2015 one of the best days of our lives.

From our first meeting we felt really comfortable with you and we very much appreciated all the help you gave us with building our menu and scheduling the day. It all went incredibly smoothly and your staff were just wonderful, amazing service throughout.

We have to make special mention of course of the food – it was INCREDIBLE! The lamb was just delicious and the canapes were beautiful. We’ve had so many compliments from our guests as well, we were absolutely thrilled.

We cannot recommend you highly enough and we’ll be in touch for any big events in the future.

Best wishes,

Amy and Ryan Evans  

The wedding of Amy & Ryan Evans — The Lord Mayors Mansion House