Post # 1
We will be having a plate dinner for our reception, but I’m not sure how many courses is enough/too much. How many courses did you have? And was it enough (you were full, you were still hungry, etc.)?
If you were a guest at a plated wedding reception, feel free to chime in!
Post # 3
We had 6 butlered appetizers.
Then we had
3 SIT-DOWN DINNER COURSES
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
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 # 5
Do you guys think that was enough food for the night? You weren’t hungry or anything? Also, how much did the 3 course dinner cost?
Post # 6
@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 # 7
@canuckandakiwi: Thanks. Our reception will just be a sit down dinner; no dancing or partying, haha. I’m also planning to have a cocktail hour and a dessert table so I’m still debating on whether to have three or four courses.
Post # 8
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
- 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
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
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 # 12
@Cummins59: This does help, thank you! Your food sounds delicious 🙂
Post # 13
@lovekiss: This is what we’re thinking of doing. How many passed appetizers did you have? Did you still have displayed appetizers, or no?
Post # 14
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 # 15
@medbride: How many passed appetizers will you have?
Post # 16
@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