What food are you having at your reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@CarolinaCola:  THAT SOUNDS AWESOME, and not super wedding-y. 

My FI was adamant about NOT having your typical chicken/steak/potato/roll/vegetable.  Since our reception is in a barn, we are having a southern comfort cocktail hour and a BBQ buffet complete with a pig roast, brisket, corn bread, etc.  My only apprehension is I’m a mess on a regular basis, so eating BBQ while wearing WHITE is just insane!  I’m thinking of cutting a hole in a garbage bag and putting that over me hahahaha!!!!! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

…But seriously:

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

We’re having a Gaucho style menu….

…which I think is hilarious and simultaneously weird:

I. Those over 21 will start with a “caipirinha”, shot from Brazil that will awaken your taste buds and appetite. Accompanied with an Empanada.
II. Next we invite you to the extensive Tapas Bar, which features an array of salads, seafood and cold meat dishes.
III. Then you will be invited to our pasta station where our “Pasta Chef” will prepare a pasta dish made to your specifications.
IV. When you return to your table, waiters brandishing swords of sizzling imported Argentine meats, poultry and pork, arrive in never-ending waves, carving tantalizing samples for you. It’s an all out assault on your senses that keeps coming until you push back from the table saying “Enough”.

We’re having a chocolate and raspberry cake…mmmm

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Uhm, can’t say I remember all of it.

Cocktail Hour is an explosion of food: cheese display, carving station, hot plate station, bacon bar, and 8 passed appetizers. One of those is mini tacos and I will HAVE at least one!

Then there’s a salad course (forget what it is but it has oranges in it yesss) and guest’s choice of: sirloin in wine sauce, chicken with cheese and procuttio, horseradish crusted salmon, or a risotto with tomatos and some veggies.

Then for dessert it’s a bunch of food I can’t eat (cakes, pies, cookies) and wedding cake.

It’s a CRAP TON of food but it all came with the place and we’re pretty happy with it (FI is excited for the bacon bar)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@CarolinaCola:  I will!!!

For our 2:00 reception we are having catfish bites and boied shrimp with fancy sauces, veggie kabobs, jambalaya (a chicken and sausage and a vegetarian), jalapeno cheese grits (MY FAVE!), and tons of cake!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CarolinaCola:  nothing better than shrimp and grits in charleston, sc!!! that sounds lovely! where in charleston are you getting married? my fiancé is from there and my FMIL/FIL live on daniel island!

we are getting married in a rustic lodge at a state park in upstate south carolina, and we’re having oven roasted beef brisket with gravy, baked chicken with red wine/mushroom sauce, garlic mash, vegetable casserole (like the green bean casserole with the crunchy onions on top, but with cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots too!), wild rice, and cucumber/tomato vinegarette salad…and my desserts will be my grandmother’s homemade lemon pound cake (she’s making 6!) and pecan pie.

…and now i’m hungry 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@CarolinaCola:  Just got married last week 🙂 We had 2 different types of focaccia during cocktail hour. Then at dinner, we had minestrone soup, garden salad, bread and butter, family style penne with vodka sauce, roast sirloin, and chicken Vesuvio. Mixed veggies, roasted potatoes, cake, ice cream, and a deluxe sweet table. Ah-Mazing. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  umm, my FI is currently stampeding to America to eat the food at your reception. That sound amazing!!

 

We are having mini cucumber and mini chicken sandwiches with Pimms cocktails for appetisers, first course is maybe gonna be cauliflower panda cotta with speck and truffle oil then main course is banquet style at the table with roasted scotch fillet, middle eastern fried chicken and slow roasted pork shoulder with paprika potatoes, green vegetables and garlic and dinner rolls. I’m still tossing up over the first course though.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Lollybags:  Oooh I love cucumber sandwiches! All of your food sounds amazing really! Yum!! FI is a total carnivore so our menu perfectly suits him. Our officiant is vegan XD whoops… I’m having the chef make something special for her though.. but I do hope she’s not offended by the “never ending waves of meats.” lol

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ours isn’t official yet, but the plan, provided I get the venue I want, is a buffet. The one I’m planning on is roast turkey and dressing, meatballs, perogies, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, Caesar salad, coleslaw and pasta salad. I hope no one minds that we’re giving them turkey 2 weeks before thanksgiving! lol.

I’m not sure what, if anything, will be served during cocktail hour, most weddings I have been to around here there hasn’t been any food served.

For dessert, I’m planning on each table having it’s own little cake as a centerpiece, so after we cut the cake at the head table, everyone can dig into theirs. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hand passed: Assorted overstuffed finger sandwiches, mini toasted muffulettas, rumaki, bacon wrapped shrimp, crab patties, pecan-crusted chicken strips (which were huge, by the way), crawfish pies, oysters rockefeller, brie and raspberry cups.

Carving station: Roast beef

Buffet: Chicken and sausage file gumbo with rice; shrimp, chicken, and sausage jambalaya; shrimp and grits; vegetarian pasta primavera.

Dessert: French bread pudding with rum sauce, and the wedding cake.

My guests had best show up hungry!

 

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