Post # 1
When we set the menu for our brunch reception, I felt like there was an abundance of food and everyone would leave stuffed! However, after reading a lot of menus on here, it seems like we have fewer choices. If you came to my reception and this was the menu, would it be enough to get you full?
Pre-Ceremony: Chilled Bottled Water, Juice Boxes for Kids
“Cocktall Hour” (more like Hor’s D’eourve 30 Minutes): Big Fruit & Cheese Display with an assortment of fruit, baked bries, cubed cheese, etc. with Crackers; Mini Cinnamon Buns on Skewers (to look like lollipops); Smoothie Bar (Blueberry Banana and Strawberry Lemonade); Ice Water & Iced Tea
Brunch Buffet: Summer Salad (fruit, baby greens & nuts with two choices of dressing), Hashbrown Casserole, Creme Brulee French Toast, Mini Ham & Biscuits, Sweet & Savory Chicken Bites (small pieces of chicken wrapped in bacon and seasoned with brown sugar and chili powder); Roast Beef Roll Ups (mini wraps with cheese & horseradish sauce)
Two Omelette Stations with assortment of veggie, cheese & meat toppings
Dessert: White Wedding Cake; Irish Cream Cheesecake Balls
What do you think? I think my biggest concern is the “meats” are more like appetizer portions — mini ham & biscuits, chicken bites, etc. What else would you expect at a brunch or is this enough?
Also, guests won’t be to the buffet & omelette stations until close to 12. Is this too breakfasty for that late in the day? I tried to mix in some more lunch-y items but I didn’t want to lose the brunch theme.
Post # 3
i think it all sounds delicious and is more than enough choice!
Post # 5
I think it is totally fine!! You have a ton of options and I think as long as the portions are right you’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 6
Sounds like plenty of food, but maybe Hashbrown Casserole, Creme Brulee French Toast, Mini Ham & Biscuits and the Omlet stations is a little much for breakfast type foods– Maybe switch out or elimate one of the items and replace with larger sandwiches/sandwich carving station–
Post # 7
You have plenty! Your guests will like all the different options 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Sounds yummy to me! Great menu. 🙂
Post # 9
I think it sounds like more than enought for a bunch menu. And for a Saturday I think it’s still fine to serve breakfast at noon.
Post # 10
I think that sounds great! I actually think it’s perfect that the meats are appetizer portions. Most people will fill up on the omelets and snack on the other things. It’s plenty!!
Post # 11
I think it sounds wonderful! I love breakfast foods and I don’t think 12 is too late for breakfast.
Post # 12
that sounds delicious! and don’t worry about the time. i went to a brunch wedding that started an hour late so we ended up eating the breakfasty foods around 2p. besides, i can eat breakfast anytime during the day!
especially with the french toast and omelet station, your guests will be plenty full. don’t worry about the size of the meat portions. you don’t normally eat a ton of bacon at breakfast right? exactly. your menu is making me hungry!
Post # 13
Thanks for the reassurance everyone! I was thinking of adding little sandwiches but I feel like we have that covered with the ham and biscuits and the roast beef wraps.
A couple ideas I had were to add coffee cake to the pre-ceremony options, and/or to add an egg casserole to the buffet for people that don’t want an omelette. Or is that overkill? Since the food is the focus, I want it to be great!
I forgot to mention, our beverages will be iced water, iced tea, orange juice, cranberry juice and coffee. We are forgoing soda and alcohol. Our smoothie bar will stay open so people can get a blueberry banana smoothie or a strawberry lemonade smoothie throughout the reception.
Post # 15
I think it sounds like you have plenty of options…sounds delicious!
Post # 16
I think that it sounds like the perfect menu for brunch…I’m hungry now!