Exceptional Asian Weddings and Events

Maia by The AC is an Asian design and catering company offering excellence in weddings, parties, private and corporate celebrations. Maia takes care of every detail guiding the client step by step through the planning process. It produces the most luxurious events drawing on The Admirable Crichton’s (AC) 33 years of international events experience and more than 30 years of Asian culinary and design expertise of Andy Varma and Ungelie Patel, the Creative and Business Development Directors for food, design and planning.

Maia was created by combining Andy Varma’s food expertise and the conceptual design vision of Ungelie Patel with the heritage of The Admirable Crichton. These combined talents make delivering Indian weddings and Asian events seamless, whether in a beautiful London palace, museum or iconic building or an amazing international venue for an idyllic destination wedding. Authenticity is assured by Maia by The AC’s vast experience in Asian events, along with Andy and Ungelie’s ability to understand different and diverse ethnic and regional cultures.

A Royal Warrant

The quality of The AC’s service and catering was celebrated in 2002 when they were awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales; an accolade that is retained today. As part of the AC Group of Brands, all Maia’s Asian weddings and parties benefit from the finesse, expert planning and delivery that won this highest tribute.


Maia did an incredible engagement party for us at The V&A. Everything was amazing. The food was delicious, the décor stunning and the service was impeccable. Thank you Maia.


Nadeem and Vinita Ahmed

Maia’s Sustainability Statement

The Admirable Crichton group comprises of The Admirable Crichton, deWintons by The AC, Maia by The AC and Ace People

The AC Group fully embraces its environmental responsibilities and this responsibility is underpinned by the core principles of our corporate social responsibility and we undertake to reduce its environmental impact through re-cycling, reducing, re-using and responsible purchasing.

As part of the AC Group’s policy to always use the highest quality ingredients, we will only use produce that is responsibly farmed, from sustainable stocks and cruelty free. All the eggs we use are free range, Lion brand meaning we can always rely on their quality, taste and ethical origin. We are proud to have signed the SUSTAIN pledge to guarantee our commitment to this practice. We use UTZ certified coffee on all event menus and constantly review our practices to ensure we offer the very best ethical and sustainable options to our clients.

We would be happy to provide further information about our CSR commitments, please do ask.


Careers with Maia by The AC

Maia is currently looking for:-
Freelance Chefs
Operations Personnel
Contact Us:
Please call Ungelie Patel on 020 7326 3800
or email: ungelie@maia-events.com
andy@maia-events.com

Get in Touch

We would love to help make your next event unforgettable, do give our event planners a call or send us a message to discuss your requirements, thoughts and ideas.

Maia By The AC, 5 Camberwell Trading Estate, Denmark Road, London SE5 9LB

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