Post # 1
We are meeting with an event planner for another hall. He said they definitely cater to a cocktail hour style reception with no problems. He asked that we come with a menu in mind that way he can go to the kitchen and get a price. I told him our budget and he still insisted that they can do whatever we want so it’s our choice.
I need help thinking of a menu…There will be no sit down meal, it will be all appetizers and dessert. I was thinking, cheese, fruit, veggies, some kind of meat. Also wine will be on us and possibly beer. Cocktails will be cash. Maybe we’ll have one signature drink?
Any suggestions would be great. I would like the food bill to be under 2000 so I’m trying to think of things that wouldn’t put us through the roof.
Post # 3
@TequilaSunrise: I think the food should be reflective of your guests. My family is ole school southern and my friends are a little more open to diverse food. Where is the wedding? What time? How many people?
Examples of food my family would enjoy for a brunch menu:
Foods added that my friends would enjoy:
Caesar salad chicken wrap
Fresh fruit chocolate covered
Post # 4
@Soladylike: Thank you. I see what you mean. Our reception will either be in a lodge or on the river. It will be in September or October.
Post # 5
@TequilaSunrise: Whats a lodge? Is that like a log cabin? In what city is the wedding? The weather in NYC is very different from the weather in TN during that time of year. If its cooler where you live I would serve fun comfort food with a twist. I would love some fried mac and cheese bites, steak kakobs, sliders, twice baked potatoes and so forth. However, if its airy and beautiful weather I would serve oysters, stuffed mushrooms, prawn, chicken satay, bacon wrapped scallops and so forth.