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Parsnip Mash Ltd
The Lord Mayor's Mansion House
Clifton Down

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Managing Director, Simon Goodman
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Hi Simon

Thank you so much for all your help yesterday and for kindly resending the dreaded paperwork.

As you know, we had a very successful day yesterday with everything running like clockwork.  Many people commented on the excellent lunch too.  If/when I have to organise another event in Bristol I will definitely be back (if you will have me of course!).

Once again thank you to you and your staff.

Kind regards


RNIB away day — The Lord Mayors Mansion House

Dear Simon
Thank you so much for your enormous contribution to the success of our dinner last Friday. The canapés before the meal were all delicious and the meal itself was superb, hot, well-presented and beautifully cooked. The asparagus was perfect in flavour and texture, the lamb beautifully tender and the rhubarb panna cotta so light and well-flavoured, a lovely way to end the meal. Service of both food and wine was quick and efficient and your staff did a thoroughly excellent job. We could not have been more pleased.
As you know we may be hosting a similar event in about 18 months time and if we do, I shall have no hesitation in asking you to cater it.

International Food & Wine Society — Merchants Hall

Hi Simon,

No not at all – thank you!! We had an absolutely amazing time and I had so many comments from people about the food in particular saying it was incredible… so much so that I had people asking if they could get the recipes.
Could we provisionally hold Saturday 21st April? We would really love to use the City Hall again next year but obviously it’s up to the new committee and depends on our financial standing next year.
Thanks again for a great evening,

Uni Jets Summer Ball — City Hall, Bristol


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 Simon

Thank you so much for looking after us at our special anniversary dinner at Merchants’ Hall last night.  All our guests had an excellent time and it was a splendid way to celebrate our 30 years and look forward to the next 3 decades.  Thank you for providing the Prosecco for us too.

I hope you could hear the round of applause for you and your team during the speeches.

Thank you again for your support.

Warm regards, Sue

QCF anniversary dinner — Merchants Hall, Bristol

Dear Simon and Abi,

What a fantastic day we had at the Mansion House celebrating the wedding of our daughter Lucy
and her husband Matt.
It was the perfect venue – beautiful rooms, lovely gardens, amazing food and wonderful service.
The organisation was seamless and everyone had a marvellous time. I know you both advised and
guided Lucy and Matt through the planning stages and your expertise resulted in a magnificent occasion
that we will always remember. Thank you both so much!

Jane Round and Tony Hodgetts

Lucy & Matt’s BIG DAY — 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

Good afternoon all,

Apologies for the delay in sending you this note, however I only got back into the office on Tuesday, and having been away since last Wednesday there’s been some catching up to do.

This note is to thank you all most sincerely for the part you each played in the running of the CIMA President’s Lunch last Friday.

We consider that the event was a huge success, which was only achievable by us all pulling together – which we did.

Thank you again.

With best wishes

Janice Lowry

Event Co-ordinator North East England

CIMA Awards Ceremony — City Hall, Bristol


Thank you again to you and all your staff for all your efforts on Sunday.

It was a memorable day for all of us, largely made possible by the excellent service from Parsnip Mash.

Thanks very much

Alan and Judy

Alan’s 70th Birthday — 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