Special occasions

Holding an event should be a stress-free experience; this is something that we truly believe here at Crouchers Orchards. Whether you’re having a large extravagant birthday party, small club dinner or a family gathering our hotel is the perfect location. We can cater for larger parties or small intimate celebrations within our Chichester hotel.

With picturesque surroundings, you can be certain that your event photographs will also look spectacular. We can take care of everything from the event to the accommodation.

Contact our events team

Our packages include

  • Accommodation available before and the day of the event
  • Use of our courtyard and garden area for drinks on arrival
  • Personalised table plan and seating plan with easel to be displayed for your guests benefit on the day
  • Advice of recommended florists, cake creators and vintage car suppliers to add the finishing touches to your day
  • Functions Menu, giving you the option to choose up to 3 dishes per course
  • Banqueting manager to co-ordinate the smooth running of your special event, exclusive to your event


Buffet Menu

£20 per person

A selection of sandwiches

Mini vegetable spring rolls, sweet & sour dip

Sausage rolls

Mini cheese and tomato quiches

Breaded chicken goujons


Triple chocolate brownie

Lemon and lime curd tartlets


Tea & Coffee

Afternoon Tea Menu

Sample Menu

£22.50 per person

Selection of Hand Made Sandwiches

Selection of Homemade Patisseries

Assorted Fresh Homemade Cakes

Homemade Plain & Fruit Scones

Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam


Served with Tea & Coffee

Canape Menu

Sample Canape Menu | £ 3.50 per canape

Mushroom Arancini with Truffle Oil

Vegetable Sushi Roll

Cold options served on crostini

Avocado puree with crispy pancetta

Tomato & Basil compote served on Bruschetta

Events Menu

2 courses | 35 per person
3 courses | 44 per person

Please choose a maximum of 3 dishes per course to create your menu

Served with homemade bread and spiced salts


Chef’s soup of the season – VE, DF, GF

Citrus and chilli crab tian with pickled vegetable salad, mango salsa and candied lemon – GF, DF*

Salmon roulade with dill crème fraiche, pickled cucumber, and melba toast – GF*

Lemon chicken and sage ballotine with crisp prosciutto ham, carrot puree and fennel – GF, DF

Pressed ham hock terrine with grain mustard mayonnaise, crispy shallots and a grape and apple chutney – DF, GF*

Confit butternut squash fondant with curried cauliflower, red pepper puree and parsnip crisps – VE, DF, GF

Caramelised red onion and beetroot tart tatin with whipped goats cheese, broad beans and a toasted hazelnut and watercress salad – V


Pan fried fillet of sea bass with tomato and herb crushed new potatoes, garlic spinach and a spring onion and red pepper salsa – GF, DF*

Baked cod mornay with roasted tenderstem broccoli, spring onion mash and vine tomatoes

Thai style fish cakes with pak choi, wilted chard and ponzu red pepper salsa – DF

Sauteed chicken and dauphinoise potatoes with kale, cream field mushrooms and a rich red wine mushroom sauce – GF

Confit duck leg, potato rosti, fine beans, mangetout and blackberry jus – GF

Crisp belly of pork and braised red cabbage with duchess potatoes, confit fennel and a rich red wine jus – DF, GF

8oz sirloin steak with hand-cut chips, roasted vine tomatoes and portobello mushroom with a choice of sauce; garlic butter, peppercorn sauce or blue cheese sauce – GF, DF* £3.50 supplement

Creamy minted pea and broad bean risotto with pickled tomatoes and a watercress and radish salad – GF, VE*

Garlic and herb kohlrabi with apple quinoa, roasted beetroot, charred onion petals and rocket oil – VE, DF, GF

Miso and sesame glazed aubergine with caper and almond beans, lemon cashew butter and kale crisps – VE, DF, GF

If your booking is on a Sunday, you may also choose from the following options –

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Roast chicken and Yorkshire pudding, sage and onion stuffing, with roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Nut roast, with roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables – VE


White wine poached pear with mixed nut granola, blackberries, and lemon sorbet – VE, DF, GF*

Classic vanilla crème brulee and homemade shortbread – GF*

Apple and mixed berry crumble tart with cinnamon ice cream and berry compote

Triple chocolate brownie with citrus orange crème fraiche, toasted almonds, and homemade vanilla ice cream – GF*

Lime and chili mango with confit pineapple, vanilla whipped coconut cream and cucumber granita – VE, DF, GF

Smooth dark chocolate delice with vanilla crème anglaise, poached strawberries and meringue pieces – GF

Selection of five artisan cheeses, fresh celery and grapes, homemade chutney, and cheese crackers – GF* £2.00 supplement

Interested in arranging a function or event?

Email usCall us on 01243 784995