• Lindsay McConville

Caravanilla - Vintage Ice Cream Van

Updated: May 5


I chose Caravanilla to be included in this event because, well, why would I not want a Vintage Ice Cream Van involved!?


Not only do they serve yummy ice cream, with options to cater for all dietary requirements, but they let you use their beautiful van for photographs, too!


Caravanilla's wonderful Owners Mark & Kate have written the following piece, showing you just why you should choose them to keep you and your guests happy between meals on your special day - Thank you Mark & Kate! xo


If you'd like to talk to Caravanilla, I've included their contact details below, or you can leave a comment at the bottom of this page and I'll pass them your email address! 🤍



Caravanilla - Award Winning Vintage Ice Cream Van


Caravanilla is a vintage ice cream caravan with a twist, run by Husband and wife team Kate and Mark Burch. Their caravans provide a cute and vintage addition to your wedding to wow guests with.

Serving award winning Luxury British Ice Cream and Sorbets from Purbeck Farm, no nuts, no gluten, no eggs, no artificial additives, and no added colours. We scoop up many flavours from strawberry & champagne to salted caramel. We don’t stop there, Oh No! We also have a great range of vegan sorbets to scoop too. We have two identical beautiful 1960s Cheltenham Fawn caravans, 'Olive' and ‘Lou Lou’, both of which have been lovingly restored. While we serve up beautiful Ice Cream and Sorbet treats for couples and their guests, either Olive or Lou Lou can be used as a prop throughout the hire time, making for some great photos. On a couple’s big day we will scoop Ice Cream either onto a premium crunchy waffle cone, or into a generous sized pot with a spoon. All of our pots, napkins and spoons are compostable & made of plants, not plastic, making us eco-friendly too.

Booking us is simple.....drop us an email or call us for a chat about your special day. The booking is then confirmed on receipt of a £100 initial payment, with the balance and those all-important ice cream choices due around 4 weeks prior to the wedding.


We usually suggest picking 5/6 flavours. The tough bit is deciding which yummy ones to choose ..........

Our Hire Price depends on location & guest numbers, after all we want to make sure we bring enough yummy ice cream to go round them all ...

2 Hours Hire for up to 100 guests £365.00* 2 Hours Hire for up to 125 guests £395.00* 2 Hours Hire for up to 150 guests £425.00*

For larger weddings please contact us for a bespoke quote (*an additional mileage charge may need to be added depending on location)

Based in Havant (near Portsmouth), we cover weddings and events across Hampshire and West Sussex. In 2019 we were proud to win two Hampshire Street Food awards, Best Dessert Provider and Fan Favourite.


Q&As

What is your favourite part of what you do?


We love being involved in weddings, one of the best bits is seeing everyone enjoy themselves and hearing all the ‘Yums’ when they are tucking into ice cream.


What makes Caravanilla different to other Wedding Appetiser Companies?

Caravanilla is a vintage ice cream caravan with a twist, we put our heart and soul into creating the whole package, premium Ice Cream, vintage dress to suit and scoops of passion. We are so enthusiastic about each individual wedding and believe that shines through when couples meet us.


What are your favourite Ice Cream Flavours?


Mark’s favourite is Chocolate Kate’s Favourite is Strawberry & Champagne!


How many guests can you cater for?


The average wedding is around 100-125 guest, but we have catered for up to 220 once.


Can you cater for guests with Dietary Requirements?


Yes, all the Ice Cream is Gluten-Free and Suitable for Vegetarians. All the Sorbets are Vegan friendly and new for this year Purbeck have released two new Vegan friendly Ice Creams!


Do you eat a lot of Ice-Cream, or does working with it make you not want to eat it?


Taste-testing is important, which means we get to eat quite a bit 😊 (who doesn’t love Ice Cream!?)


Does any Wedding you've worked at stand out for you?


We love a festival themed wedding and one that stands out was a wedding for a couple at their parents' home. It was a real family affair, Dad cooking the Hog Roast and meats, Mum's friends making the afternoon tea and all the family really involved. It was such a lovely sunny day, everything was outside, we got to watch the speeches, enjoy the band, all while serving ice cream! It was great fun to be part of.


Who are you in lockdown with? How are you staying sane & passing the time?


We are in lockdown together and are saying sane by delivering ice cream locally. It’s not something we usually do, but it’s actually been really popular and it’s great to be able to doorstep drop Ice Cream for birthdays and as a surprise. We are in that wonderful position to be able to bring smiles to people’s faces during these strange times.


What is your cancellation/postponement policy during this difficult time?

We always try and accommodate changes in bookings as much as possible and have managed to accommodate all our brides who have rescheduled dates so far. Our standard terms are £100 booking fee and then the final balance due 4 weeks before the wedding date.


What are your 3 Desert Island Items?


Kate – Kindle, Chocolate, Red Wine. Mark – Phone, Haribo and Jaffa Cakes.


This Wedding Fayre is raising money for the Mental Health Charity, Mind. Why do you personally feel this is a great cause?

Anything to support Mental Health wellbeing is fantastic and needed even more so now, in the current situation.



Thank you to Mark & Kate at Caravanilla, for getting involved in this Event! xo


I've included Caravanilla's contact details and important links below, please take a look and get in touch - And don't forget to leave them some love on this post!


Take care and stay safe everyone 🤍



Lindsay xo

Contact Details:


Phone: 07786560972 Email: contact@caravanilla.com

Website: www.caravanilla.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/Caravanilla Instagram: www.instagram.com/caravanilla (@caravanilla)



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