Unique reception buffet idea's please?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

What about a picnic theme? Barbecue, pulled pork, mac’n’cheese, rolls, stuff like that. Would fit with the barn thing.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

As a Brit Bee, hiiii!

I don’t know how British traditional you fancy, but what about a tea and cake party? Get loads of old tea pots and cups from charity shops, and serve cocktails/tea in them, and have finger sandwiches, and picnic food. Lots of cakes!

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What about some spanish paella?

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Have a Taco Bar!!!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

November is soup and stew time for us. Borrow a number of slow cookers and have a soup/stew buffet with baskets of beautiful breads and rolls. All can be made ahead and reheated.

Butternut squash soup, Tex mex Chile lime Chicken Soup, Black Bean Soup with Sweet potatoes, Italian Wedding Soup, Chile Macaroni Soup, etc

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

November time I would be thinking jacket potatoes with yummy fillings. I love a baked potoatoe. like Julies1949 said a range of soup and stews would be lovely, I’d think about adding pots to the bread, feels like bonfire night! 🙂

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

How about an assortment of artisan cheeses and breads? I also liked julies1949’s suggestion of soups and stews. Those would go pretty nicely together.

You could also do a brunch style with breakfast/lunch type foods for the buffet.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

UKbee:  There are lots of vegan/vegetarian soups and stews.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

tinapo85:  I’ve been to a wedding with a taco bar. It was a HUGE hit. 

<br />Since this seemed to be more of a relaxed vibe, it would be perfect!! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I love the slow-cooker/stew/jackets idea!

You can do jacket potatoes with meat/vegetarian/vegan options too – and potatoes are cheap!

Something to warm you up :3

Hmm, how about a cheese ‘cake’ like:

Wow huge image sorry!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

UKbee:  with the money you will be spending on doing the buffet yourself you could probably hire a catering van. I was looking at one for my November wedding and for 120 people it was going to cost £500 which isn’t that bad,Or if you are set on doing it yourself how about a make your own hotdog station or a fajita station something like that.

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