Chocolate Fountain or Ice Cream Sundae Bar?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which should I choose for late-night, Chocolate fountain or Ice cream sundae bar?
    Ice Cream Sundae Bar : (93 votes)
    86 %
    Chocolate Fountain : (15 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 4
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Trixsa:  I was a little bias when I voted bc we are having an ice cream sundae bar. I feel its very different and I have told a few people in my family about it and they all oo’ed and aahh’d bc they have never heard of it before.

    The chocalate foundtian never really wow’ed me, and I feel like not everyone likes chocalate, with the ice cream bar, everyone will have options!


    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Trixsa:  People get hair and stuff in chocolate fountains… I would go ice cream bar!

    Post # 6
    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    @Trixsa:  I vote sundae bar! I kind of find the chocolate fountains a little gross. Sometimes people’s fingers go in it… hair. It also seems to get everywhere. Love the ice cream bar… and with the ice cream bar if people WANT just the chocolate syrup covering… stuff, they can.

    You can put the fruit, cookies, biscotti, marshmallows, etc as toppings for the ice cream.

    Post # 7
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

    I think an ice cream bar would be awesome!

    Post # 8
    638 posts
    Busy bee

    Oh man, I LOVE chocolate fountains. But… I think I might love ice cream a little more.  I think the chocolate fountain is just a bit more logistically complicated for guests.  Do you get a whole plateful of stuff, dip it in the chocolate, then bring the plate back? Or do you have to stand by the chocolate fountain while you eat?  But with the ice cream, you can make your sundae and then go back to mingling.

    Post # 9
    2256 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Trixsa:  we did a sundae bar and loved it. I always thought chocolate fountains were unsanitary…

    Post # 10
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted fountain even though we’re doing ice cream bc it’s cheaper.

    Post # 11
    11626 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love both, but I think the practical application of the chocolate bar isn’t too easy.  People will crowd around it, and some people won’t get to it.  ice cream is so much easier to scoop, top, and leave.  Plus, ice cream is a lot less messy!

    Post # 12
    6455 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BrandNewBride:  +1 Chocolate fountains kind of gross me out. Plus I love ice cream!!

    Post # 13
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I voted ice cream sundae as I feel fountains are over done, and they require a lot of oil to operate (and dont enjoy that much oil in my chocolate!) This is a personal opinion but maybe surverying close family/friends who are attending your wedding to see what more would like!!

    Post # 14
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted ice cream because chocolate fountains are said to be pretty unhygienic (according to many bees, esp those with food service experience), and ice cream would be quite a bit easier and less messy, I imagine. 

    Post # 15
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014


    I want a chocolate fountain at my wedding but mainly for personal reasons lol.

    My dad has always wanted to go to Golden Corral just bc theres supposedly a giant chocolate fountain there (Ive never been and my dad is young at heart lol) but he seems to never be able to find the time to go. 

    So im having a chocolate fountain at my wedding, just for my dad so he can eat all the chocolate covered strawberries he wants! 

    I am worried about it getting messy with the drippings from the chocolate but I think we can find some way to fix that. Maybe dressing up a vinal table cloth to put around the bottom or something like that. 

    Post # 16
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Trixsa:  we had an ice cream sundae bar at our wedding – and it was a complete hit! everyone loved it! 

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