- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
The reception won’t be lunch but will be very early for dinner, but we’ll let guests know to expect food. Probably start cocktails around 2 and wait as long as possible for the meal portion.
We’re having our wedding and reception on a very old historic college campus, with beautiful rolling greens and trees and old brick buildings. The reception portion will be in a brick society function house, with a big livingroom / hall area with airy, beamed cieling, a back patio, and a front lawn by the lake with lawn games. Appetizers will probably be outside, weather-willing.
Fiance and I have different favorite caterers/menus. I won’t say which. What would you guys prefer, as a guest?
MENU 1: TEA PARTY
Stationary tea sandwiches table (yummy combos; cucumbers sandwiches, egg salad with capers, country apple chicken salad, roasted tenderloin with carmelized onion and horseradish, smoked salmon with lemons, etc)
Fresh baked scones (lemon, currant, cinnamon – these are AMAZING! Take what you think of a scone and make it 100x better. Wish I could eat them all the time!)
Assorted petit sweets (mini lemon bars, chocolate strawberries, chocolate tart, etc)
Parmesean or almond crusted chicken roulade with spinach, grueyre, and tomato jam (this was a bit dry, we’d add another sauce option with some more moisture)
Scallion and currant cous cous (AMAZING!)
Grilled asparagus with red and yellow peppers
Baby romaine ceaser salad (better than your average ceaser!)
Dessert: Wedding cake, could move some of the petit sweets here or add fruit also
MENU 2: CLASSIC
Mint Iced Tea, Herbal Lemon Limeade specialty beverages (could probably get something like this at the other place, or just plain iced tea/ lemonade provided by our drinks vendor)
Brie with warm aprioct and brown sugar, french bread
Truffled wild mushroom palmiers
Pineapple, gorgonzola, and carmelized onion crostini
Grilled chilled asparagus spears with roasted pepper dip
Honeydew Mint Soup Sips
(this place would not want a very long of a cocktail hour…the apps are probably less filling than above)
a tasty salad (Mixed greens, avo, grape tomato, yummy hollyhock dressing)
Orzo caprese salad or Quinoa with Apricots, blueberries, pinenuts
Boursin stuffed chicken roulade (not dry, tasty! Possibly fatty)
Curried wild mushroom and leek strudel (very tasty, vegetarian entree option, but our non-veggie crowd can enjoy it as an extra entree selection)
Grilled summer vegetables
Dessert: Wedding Cake (AMAZING! Light fluffy my favorite kind of cake, almost a little home-madey but great, can only get it with the catering, not seperately), fresh fruit platter
What would you want to eat? What do you think everyone else would want to eat!?