Catering & Venue Hire

Private Dining Room

We have a downstairs private dining roomThe Wine Cellar‘ for parties of up to 14 people – great for special occasions. Click here for more information

Venue Hire

We hire out Square 1 Restaurant as a venue for exclusive hire/wedding receptions/canapé parties and more.

Exclusive Hire Charges for the whole restaurant for evenings:

Mondays: Not available

Tuesday – Thursday £1250.00 minimum spend

Friday and Sundays: £1500.00 minimum spend

Saturdays: £2000.00 minimum spend

December bookings: £POA

Lunch bookings: £POA


Seated meal: Up to 60 people

Standing canape party/bowl food etc:  Up 80 people

Let us do the work for you! see our catering website:

Whether it be a dinner party, hen night, birthday party or wedding, we can offer catering services to wow your guests.

We will come to your home and do everything including the washing up!

Professional, friendly service and a tailored menu designed by our chef – all to suit your budget.

Please see our sample menus for ideas, we are very flexible and can also assist with drinks, bar and waiting service. We offer glass, cutlery and crockery hire, refrigerated vans, and tableware – anything you need!
To arrange a meeting, call us on 01371 859922.

Wedding Catering & Planning Service

With over 10 years experience we can cater for any wedding for any amount of people. It could be at a chosen venue or in a marquee at your home. We are on hand to offer advice with the layout of your marquee, your table plan and of course the all important canapé reception, wedding breakfast and evening food.  We ideally like to meet with couples to offer bespoke ideas and services – nothing is a challenge!

If you wish to use Square 1 as your caterer you will be given a personal one to one service by our wedding planner. We can offer advice on everything from the shape of glass you have, chair covers, the colour of your table linen, marquee and table decorations to menu and wine choices. We will also help you source services from the contacts that we have, be there to lay up your tables the day before your wedding and be contactable at all times to solve any last minute ‘hitches’ that may occur.

“We wanted to write to tell you how happy we were with your service at our wedding. The staff were fantastic, friendly, helpful and professional. The planning advice with the marquee and catering equipment that you offer helped a great deal, the whole process was smooth and well organised – even the personal touches like ribbon on the napkins. Last but not least, the food was delicious – our guests are still raving about it. Thank you so much for all your hard work we will be recommending Square 1 to everyone we know!”

 For more information on any of the services above please call Kerry on 01371 859922 or email:

Download our:

Sample Wedding Menu

Sample Canapé Menu

Sample Buffet Menu

Sample Dinner Party Menu

More sample menus available to view at


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About Square 1

Square 1 Restaurant is run by Spencer and Claire Hewitt and is situated in Great Dunmow, Essex.



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Contact Us

  • 15 High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AB

  • Tel: 01371 859922