Food Stations? How many is appropriate?!

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I always love the baked/mashed potato bars. But I’m a potato junkie. I haven’t come across a mac and cheese bar, but that sounds wonderful.  

Post # 3
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


AlieElizabethBennett:  I am not a fan of food stations that require guests to assemble food.  Usually there is not enough room and sometimes a guest does not have enough hands available (wine glass in hand? purse in hand?) to assemble.

Food station ideas:

  • seafood station (clams, mussels, shrimp)
  • pasta station- guest can pick a pasta and a sauce
  • sushi station
  • carving station- turkey, ham, beef
  • cheese and cracker station along with some other cold items such as roasted red peppers, olives
Post # 4
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


I’d like:

-carving station

-mac and cheese/sides table

-maybe a seafood or soup station 

-fruit, cheese & veggies

-dessert table

Post # 5
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

We are having a Flatbread pizza station and a Chinese food take station….I think two is plenty. The Mac and cheese sounds awesome

Post # 6
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

AlieElizabethBennett:  I think the stations you mentioned sound great!  I don’t think you need to worry too much about the food clashing since the point is to offer a variety (at least in my opinion it is ;)).  We’re doing passed hors d’ouevres and having stations as the dinner – sushi, pasta, and a carving station that includes mashed potatoes, a veggie side, and a roll.  

It is really hard to choose, but I’d take your overall guests’ tastes into consideration.  For example we chose a sushi station for all the Asians in my family and seafood lovers, the carving station for the meat & potato crowd, and the pasta station for the pickier eaters and vegetarians.  Since you’re in the South, how about a grits station?

I know you said that your family will be walking around and chit chatting, but I would provide some tables and chairs for guests to put down their personal belongings and sit if they choose to.

Post # 7
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m toying with the idea of doing a mashed potato bar. I love, LOVE mashed potatoes and FI just wants me to be happy. They have so many options for toppings for the mashed potato bar.

Food is VERY important to me (in fact it’s 2nd only to my wedding gown)

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