Brides who had plated dinner

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had 6 butlered appetizers.

Then we had


1. Woodland Mushroom Tart with Red Currants & Port Wine

2. Arugula with Shaved Fennel, Mushrooms, Parmesan & Citrus Vinaigrette

3. Choice of:

Chilean Sea Bass with Orange in Butter Sauce & Balsamic Reduction


Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Grainy Mustard, Herbs & Minted Jus


Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto for Vegetarians


Braised Asparagus with Olive Oil

Individual Potatoes Anna with Rosemary

Amy’s Sour Dough Rolls with Sweet Butter

DESSERT (Besides the cake)

Chocolate Covered Madeleines, Fresh Fruit Platters

Coffees & Teas

Post # 4
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had hors deurves at cocktail hour. Then at dinner we had a chilled soup appetizer, main course was either chicken breast or filet mignon with two vegetables, and then after dinner was over we did cake cutting, so that was dessert. Our reception was very short, over by 8pm, so that’s how we had wedding cake so close to dinner.

Post # 6
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@PurpleButton:  Our servings were pretty sizeable – the tart on its own could have been a light meal. 

A lot of the women didn’t finish their mains.  But if you’re going to be partying way into the night you might want to have snacks later (we left our venue at 11 for another party)

Our was $115 pp although he said it should have been $125.

Post # 8
1233 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We had a four course dinner with three main entree options.

1. Herb marinated chicken breast ($16.99)

2. Crab stuffed tilapia ($18.99)

3. Tuscan stuffed pork chop ($18.99)

Each meal was served with a dinner salad (raspberry vinaigrette and ranch dressing)

The sides were herb roasted red potatoes and green beans alamode.

We had cake for desert.

We also had a cocktail hour where we served; antipasto display, grapes rolled in goat cheese and walnuts, spinach artichoke dip and ham and pickle rollups.

And finally we also offered late night snacks which included; ham and roast beef cocktail sandwiches, potato chips and pretzels and dip.

We had PLENTY of food and were able to take home the late night snacks.

Hope this helps!


Post # 9
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We had passed appetizers during cocktail hour and a 4 course plated dinner (salad, soup, main dish, dessert). I think it was a good amount of food without being excessive. But it also depends on the portion amount per course. Large portions would mean less courses, whereas smaller portions per course would mean more courses are possible.

Post # 10
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We are having some passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, and then 3 courses (soup, main, dessert). We had our tasting and we were both full after the 3 courses. I’ve been to a couple weddings with 4-6 courses and it was way too much – by the time the main came around none of us could eat any more (and then just wanted to sit around and digest all night!). Our meal is $48-58 depending on choice of main course (+ tax and tip of course).

Post # 11
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had something like 6 butler passed appetizers. Then plated dinner consisting of salad course, 2nd course (Risotto), Intermezzo, surf and turf, then cake. We also had a dessert table. I’m pretty sure everyone waddled home or rode in a wheelbarrow: no one left hungry for sure…

Post # 14
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had a plated app of Boursin stuffed mushrooms, Caesar salad, choice of steak, grilled shrimp, or chicken, all with veggies and mashed potatoes for $35 pp.  We provided cake, wine, and champagne.  Corkage was $10 per bottle.  This was at a Hilton for an afternoon reception.

Post # 16
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@PurpleButton:  We haven’t decided on specific apps, but based on the internets and help from our site coordinator, we’re planning on ~3/person. Our ceremony is at 4:30, so cocktails will begin around 5 (all at same site)

ETA: cocktail hour is about 1 hour long

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