Newmarket Hampers


Enjoying Hampers 2015

Customer Feedback...

Dear Tessa,

Thank you so much for the amazing picnics for our wedding! We absolutely loved it! We are still enjoying letters and comments from our guests saying how wonderful the whole day was. We really embraced your hamperteer idea and added a table sommelier too, giving them a wine list and a chance to choose what they would like to go with their picnic. The food was totally delicious and the whole idea of sharing and eating in this way was a total success. Each bit of food was delicious, portions were generous and there was lots for everyone to talk about. The children were also delighted with their individual hampers and very much enjoyed the food.

We hope you have been able to have some bit of a break over the Summer. You deserve it!!

Thanks again! It really made our day special.
Kind regards,

Jo & Tris

Wedding in Kent July 2018

Amazing food, beautiful hampers and impeccable service! Thank you so much for providing hampers for our wedding on 9th June, we have had so many compliments on the quantity and quality of the picnics. We are so chuffed we had a picnic wedding, it created the most relaxed and informal atmosphere that got people talking. Just excellent and would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat xxx

Rebecca and Nic's Wedding - Colchester 2018

Hi Tessa,
Just wanted to drop you a note; The team loved the hampers on Sunday - The attention to detail was brilliant (the ⭐️ butternut squash!!) and the short turn around and delivery made it all the more easier for us. Really appreciate the work you put into it, thanks a bunch!
Please pass on my thanks to Paul too for coming out this way.

Corporate picnic Hampers delivered to Apple HQ in Cambridge June 2018 

Dear Tessa

I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the great hampers! The feedback from everyone was brilliant! The food and in particular the scones and scotch eggs were yummy!

We will definitely recommend you!


Tam - Hen Party May 2018

An absolute pleasure to work with, great family run business. These guys are so accommodating and thought of lovely touches to help you make the day special. We booked 90 hampers, split between dietary requirements, for our wedding in June. We had so many positive comments about how nice and exciting it was to open up individual hampers for lunch! Thanks guys

Owen and Claire - June 2017

Joanne reviewed Newmarket Hampers - 5 star
25 May

Thank you so much to Tessa and everyone at new market hampers. The picnic hampers were everything we wanted for our wedding breakfast. The food is superb and all of our guests commented on how delicious it was and how much they had to eat! We loved that we could pick what we wanted in the hampers and could enjoy our favourite foods on our wedding day. The hampers also looked lovely in our venue and we enjoyed seeing all of our guests sharing the food round the tables. Thank you for being so easy to work with and thank you for supplying the apple crates when we realised we needed them the day before the wedding! We will definately be using new market hampers again. And am already craving more brownies!! Xx

Thank you so much to Newmarket Hampers for making our wedding so special. The picnic hampers were perfect! Everyone was so happy and sharing together - exactly ...what I wanted for our special day! The food was gorgeous, really tasty and filling! I keep on dreaming of their chocolate brownie! Our vegans and veggies were all very happy with their food as well (as were the meat-eaters!) Our gluten free veggie said it was the best food she had had at a wedding!
Very accommodating, very professional, couldn't be happier
Didn't even notice their clean-up they were so swift!
Thank you so much, I'm hoping we can use you again very soon!

Calum and Joni's Wedding 2017

August 6th 2016

We had a wonderful wedding reception at Clissold House in London last August 6th, and I have been meaning to share a few of the images of your picnic baskets/cheese cake with you for a while now. I think post-wedding planning my mind decided it had had enough of to do lists for a while!

Photos attached, which if used should be credited to Leanne Dixon (

Thanks again for your excellent service, and of course delicious food! The picnic baskets went down extremely well (I caught my father, who had been assigned to basket 1, heading back inside saying 'i'm checking out no. 5 now!) and as we got very lucky with the weather, we got the park picnic we had dreamed of, and it made our wedding all the more unique and memorable.


Picnic Wedding August 13th 2016

I just want to say a huge thank you again! I cannot put into words how grateful Stewart and I am for everything you did for us on our special day! You truly went over and above and made sure everything ran perfectly!
Not only that, but the amount of compliments we got about how wonderful the food was, was amazing! You truly out did yourselves and made it a day to remember!
Thank you for sorting out our wedding cake crisis and then incorporating it into puddings! It was just wonderful!
We wish you all the best in the future and hope your business flourishes, as you both only deserve great things!
Kindest regards and Thank you untill forever!

Jess and Stew

Picnic Hampers Friday 15th July 2016 - Newmarket Race Nights

Hi Tessa,

 The hampers were great, all the food was delicious and there was plenty for everyone (with extra leftovers). The cheesboards went down exceptionally well and the hampers really made the whole night a treat. J

We’ll definitely use you again and recommend to others.



 Kat from EPS Ltd

Picnic Hampers 16th July 2016

Thank you so much!  We had a few friends round for a picnic on Saturday, and were delighted with the hampers you supplied.  Such lovely quality food, which was very well presented and very reasonably priced.  Lovely! A real hit!


Dear Tessa

You were the first supplier we contacted after we got engaged - from that moment we built our wedding reception theme around the picnic concept and couldn't have been happier with the end result. You went above and beyond to be helpful, making suggestions and delivering to our guests the best picnic food we could have imagined.

I'm not sure anyone had a stomach big enough to fit all of the wonderful food you supplied - but they certainly tried. We received so many compliments on the meal - and those deserts in particular! Also, a special thank you from and for our guests with dietary requirements, they were delighted at the extra and alternative items they received.

In short, we couldn't recommend you enough and hope we have an opportunity to use you again.

Charlotte and Matt Bass

Corporate Event - London 2015

Hi Tessa,

Thank you again for our amazing hampers! It was lovely to meet your husband and to learn this is a completely family run business with you even baking the brownies!

We used New market hampers for our Summer Day out picnic and I can’ express enough how enjoyable and delicious the hampers were. Great service was received from beginning to end. Delivery was on time and hampers were incredible! An easy and fun option for summer days out and wedding. We’ll be sure to recommend to friends and use again!

Best Regards, Luccia - Granite Search

Dear Tessa

Just to let you know how pleased we were with the hampers you provided for our post-wedding picnic lunch earlier this month. The guests were thrilled when proper wicker hampers were produced and really enjoyed the surprise of seeing what was in them ... and the contents lived up to our expectations, the chocolate brownies being especially popular. Everyone said it was a lovely idea and... it perfectly fitted our plan for an informal, family celebration in the garden at home.

It was easy dealing with you from start to finish. We appreciated the fact that you took time to see us and let us try some samples of the food, and at a time when you were obviously busy. You took the trouble to confirm the arrangements the day before and everything was delivered just as we had specified. You even made getting the hampers back more convenient for us - and it was nice to meet Paul.

We'd happily use Newmarket Hampers again and hope you have continuing success with your business.

Best wishes

Mike and Sheila Worth

Ladies Day Hamper to Newmarket Races:

Hi Tessa,

The hamper was super we enjoyed it so much under the gazebo haha!

Thank-you very much,

We look forward to having it again,

Best wishes

Gill and Keith

Hi Tessa

 Wild Card LOVED their hampers. Thank you so much. They were very impressed that you sourced Pop Chips and they loved the cup cakes - and everything else.

Jackie - Hampers for Wild Card in London with branded cupcakes!

 would like to thank Tessa and everyone at Newmarket Hampers for providing Turnstone Estates with fourteen first class picnics in chilled hampers with china plates for 70 people at such short notice and delivering it all to Cambridge bang on time.

Having never dealt with Newmarket Hampers before, I was a little uncertain when searching through the internet for someone to provide this for us, but was heartened to see the testimonials from familiar companies recommending them, so I would like to add my comments.  I would thoroughly recommend them.

Sara Barnes

Finance Director

Turnstone Estates Limited


I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for the beautiful hampers you arranged for Mother's Day.
We arrived slightly early for our Punting session and the hampers were waiting for our arrival.
Both children and adults alike were catered for, and the spread was delicious. I especially appreciate the extra's that were added at my request.

My whole party were very impressed and we were quite the envy of all other river goers.
I will recommend the service to everyone that requires a fantastic picnic without the hassle of sourcing the supreme food stuffs included.

I hope to do business with you very soon.

Thanks again,


Amazing food that everyone thoroughly enjoyed on our special wedding day 26th May. The gluten free brownies were the biggest hit ever- all the guests couldnt get enough! Thank you x

Caroline and Sean's Wedding May 2018

We knew from the first moment we met the Newmarket Hampers Team our wedding would be in the very best of hands. Tessa, Paul, Selena and all of the team have such a genuine passion for their work, a kind hearted nature and really do produce the very best home made picnic hampers. From the tasting sessions, to welcoming us to their home to run through details, and going the extra mile to make small things fit with our wedding's colour scheme, the attention to detail and food were absolute perfection. We cannot rate them highly enough and neither could our wedding guests after the meal. We will certainly use Newmarket Hampers again for our next celebration. Amy & Auberon Tatum

23rd September 2017

Carla reviewed Newmarket Hampers - 5 star
12 July 2017 

Thank you for providing beautiful hampers for our wedding and for accommodating a very long journey, it was definitely worth it on our side. The baskets looked amazing and the food was delicious, all our guests loved it!! Thanks again for catering gluten free/veggie. Paul and the team did a great job and helped the day run so smoothly. Highly recommend

5th March 2016 - Bat Mitzvah Celebration Wimbledon London

Dear Tessa and Paul,

Where do we start?  Perhaps ‘Thank you’ is a good place but we think more is needed.  We have spent the last few days talking about the whole weekend and the success of the picnic keeps flying to the top of the list.  We have had so many compliments we wanted to share them with you.  

* “Genius” (My favourite!)

* “Stunning” (Another favourite!)

* “So delicious, I loved having a bit of everything on my plate”

* “The sharing was such an ice breaker and it was so much fun to see the food going up and down”

* “The cheese board was to die for” (we had lots of cheese board compliments!)

* “I had to go out shopping on Sunday just to track down the crackers”

* “The pickled tomatoes were fabulous, such an unusual touch”

* “That hummus was the best I have ever eaten, even in Israel”

* “Mini Cheddars! I love Mini Cheddars” (from a 64 year old!)

* “The pastries were warm, what a lovely touch”

* “The catering staff and waitresses were so helpful and polite”

* “There was so much but I had to keep on eating it”

* “Just when I thought it was over someone took out the cheeseboard - having then eaten that the deserts came round.  It just kept on coming!”

* “The deserts were stunning”

* “I ate most of the tuna mayonnaise straight out of the jar” (from Jenny the Bat Mitzvah girl herself!)

We can’t thank you enough for making the picnic such a success.  Your attention to detail was incredible.  You were prompt with your replies to our questions from the very first enquiry to the last email half an hour before you arrived!  The food was exceptional; the distance you travelled was no problem.  You were creative in your solutions to the many kosher dietary rules we were working within as well as the time restraints and kitchen facilities we had to offer.  You provided additional food for the other people helping us on the night.  You left the kitchen spotless and we had no clearing up to do or waste to deal with.  We even loved the squeaky noise the hampers made when they were opened.

There were two photographers there on the night, one was ours, the other was from the lighting company, and we can’t wait to share those photos with you.  I have a feeling we might just be crossing paths again in the future!

I hope your first experience of a bar or bat mitzvah celebration was a positive one.  We certainly had a day we will remember for all the right reasons and for a long time to come.

Thank you once again and with very best wishes,

Lisa, Maurice, Owen and Jenny Woolf

Dear Tessa and Paul 

Thank you so much for catering for our wedding on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the food and your service was excellent. You thought of everything and catered so well for different needs. We especially loved your outfits! Nothing was too much trouble and you were organised, professional, friendly and exceeded our expectations. My Grandma, who was unable to make the reception, was so happy with her wicker hamper which was such a lovely, thoughtful touch.

You have been really helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process and we couldn't have wished for better caterers! 

Many thanks,

James and Lisa
Wedding 15th August 2015

Serviced Picnic Wedding in a Barn in Kent -  August 2014

Hi Tessa,

Thank you for being a major part in making our big day so special. It was perfect and we loved every minute. The hampers were perfect and everyone commented on how lovely the food was so thank you.

Marcus and Louise x

Hi Tessa,

Thank you so much for going beyond all our expectations. The picnic baskets were superb. We had a specific theme for the wedding and you were very happy to accommodate and adjust your normal presentation in order to fit in with this theme - using your experience you gave us some very useful ideas. Your staff were extremely professional, friendly and efficient. Everything ran so smoothly, from the welcome drinks to our guests, to the clearing of the tables. There were many positive comments from our guests concerning the picnic baskets - top quality picnic food and plenty of it! I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others, and if the opportunity comes up we would love to use your services again. Thank you for helping to make our daughter and son in laws wedding a memorable and happy occasion.

Kind regards

Kay x

Thanks Tessa,

The individual picnics were absolutely amazing! The hen do girls all tucked in with glee and the variety in the boxes ensured that everyone was full sated. They were the most amazing quality and such value for money, there was no way that I could have provided the same spread for the cost of each box. The delivery was so efficient and we will definitely be using you again when ever the next opportunity arises.

Kind Regards,

Emily Redfarn

Hi Tessa,
Just wanted to say what a fantastic hamper you put together for us on Saturday. We all really enjoyed it especially the chocolate cupcakes for the children and the chocolate brownies. And a special thank you to Dave for his patience when we couldn't find him in the car park. If only the weather had been better and the car parks hadn't been so muddy!!

Many thanks
Lorna Oates

I struggled to find a company that could make a hamper for me to cater for my 20 staff. Newmarket Hampers not only made a superb picnic hamper for us but also delivered it to the race course - Fantastic!

Many Thanks

Mark Turner - Specsavers Kettering

The hampers were a massive hit!  Thank you so much, they really made the day a picnic to remember. Thanks again! 

Kind regards 

Heather Allen Office Manager

Ember Europe Ltd