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Here’s the latest from Hickory

It’s been a busy old summer here at Hickory HQ with brand new venue launches, summer soirées for some of our fabulous clients and the beginning of a beautiful friendship with some gorgeous venues. Read all about it and find out how you can be one of the first to host a party in the newest venue to hit West Lothian!

13, unlucky for some but not for Nucleus Financial and Hickory!

Earlier this Summer, we struck it lucky and helped Nucleus Financial celebrate their 13thbirthday. The big bash brought fun to the usually unlucky number with roulette wheels for guests to try their luck at, fate filled cocktails and, of course, a spectacular birthday cake (it’s not a birthday without one!)

Is your businesses hitting a big number this year? Why not celebrate and let us give you a birthday to remember!

 Thanks for everything in the run up to yesterday, the party was a huge success and your team did brilliantly. Food was absolutely delicious and I’m still in awe at that cake!

Nucleus Financial

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A Castle fit for Kings, Queens and your fantastic team!

Why not host your next event in surroundings unlike any other? Wow your guests with the finest Scottish food in a truly spectacular Scottish setting. Oxenfoord Castle is sure to take your guests breath away. Whether you’re looking for the perfect setting for a gala dinner or celebration or want somewhere your team can let their hair down on an away day, we’ve got it covered.

Gather your team for mini highland games, getting them to work together in tug of war, toss a (mini!) caber or even have your own form of wacky races across the expansive lawn at Oxenfoord. Or, for something with a little more sparkle, enjoy a drink on our croquet lawn before heading into the sunshine yellow drawing room for a night like no other. With Hickory at the helm you can be sure of outstanding food and service in this most regal of settings.

Get planning your next away day or corporate dinner – your guests are sure to thank you!

A countryside venue full of fresh ideas

Brand new to West Lothian is our fantastic countryside event space for your 2020 celebration. The uninterrupted landscape of the Pentland Hills makes Cairns Farm Estate perfect location to host a day’s escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Get creative! Host a scavenger hunt or mini Olympics with all the classic picnic games, we’ll supply the eggs and the spoons! Or have the ultimate Summer Party in our barn-style venue with award winning food and maybe even a Ceilidh to get everyone on their feet.

Conveniently located just twenty minutes from Edinburgh, Cairns Farm Estate boasts all the convenience of a city centre venue without the inconvenience of finding a parking space!

Check out our fabulous new website for Cairns Farm Estate or get in touch with our team to hear more about this beautiful new venue.

Whisky in the seat of the Earl of Elgin

Last month we took a trip to the historic Broomhall House to caterer for Robert Graham 1874’s 145thBirthday. It was a patriotic evening of entertainment from Clanadonia who donned their kilts and gave a high energy and interactive performance that set the tone of this momentous event. 

Our spectacular canapés were plentiful, including cigar themed treats from our award-winning chefs. With the best Whisky and cigars all together in one spectacular location nestled in the Fife countryside, it was hard to believe we were at work!

After such a successful night, we’re raring to get back to this incredible venue for more memorable events.

“The event was a roaring success, everyone had a blast and the compliments are flying in thick and fast. The food element & service was great, the stalls were definitely the right way to go. I was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough food, but it worked out fine in the end. Everyone loved the creativity, so should we repeat the event (as is currently under discussion) I now have thoughts on how to develop what we produced to improve the event further. The staff were great, particularly Mia (I think her name is?) who was brilliant. Losing the catering tent made it a pretty onerous task for the staff, they kept on top of the glasses despite the walk to the kitchen. Many thanks for all the work which went into this!”

Vikki Bruce, MacLean & Bruce

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Whisky, gin, heritage, need we say more?

We’ve been bursting with excitement waiting to tell you all about our newest venue. The fantastic Holyrood Distillery is bringing whisky distilling back to Edinburgh for the first time in almost 100 years, and we’re over the moon to be part of the new adventure!

We brought our creative flair to the official launch event on July 30th, infusing our canapés with their sensational Gin Liqueurs. With a new and unique venue in the centre of Edinburgh and the exciting launch of their Whisky distilling, Hickory are excited to join in on this journey!

Now, we didn’t think our food could get any better but it looks like we were missing a secret ingredient… To help celebrate Edinburgh’s newest distillery, we’ve created a spectacular feast for the senses with our Matched Whisky Dinner menu. Using the finest Scottish ingredients paired with the ultimate Scottish dram. We’ve included all the smoky, earthy, sweet, woody and spiced notes of Scotland’s best exports!

So, get in touch and be among the first to experience this incredible, interactive new venue. It’s something you’re going to want to be a part of!