(Closed) Brunch Reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Here’s one that’s local to where I am that I use all of the time.

1/2 hour Cocktail Hour


Assorted Varieties of Fresh Bruschetta


Assortment of Gourmet and Breakfast Pizzas • Varieties of Stuffed Breads


Gourmet Cheese Station




Danish and Muffins


Fresh Belgium Waffles with Toppings


French Toast


Omelet Station


Breakfast Sausage


Grilled Bacon


Displays of Seasonal Fruits


Smoked Salmon Display


Assorted Bagels & Cream Cheese


Champagne Toast


Sea Breeze Fountain or Champagne Mimosa Fountain


Chef Line


Home-Style Cavatelli


Boneless Chicken Breast, Chef Style or Any Style


Fresh White Fish: Scrod, Sole, Tilapia or Halibut any Style


Fresh Seasonal Vegetables


Choice of:


Sliced Prime Rib • Baked Virginia Ham


Roasted Turkey or Porketta (Seasoned Pork Roast or Stuffed)


Choice of Sheet Cake,


Pastries, or Gelato Station


Coffee, Tea, Espresso and Cappuccino


Soda and Wine Included

Post # 4
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love them! When I went to one it had:

Omelette stations

finger sandwiches (turkey, roast beef, chicken salad..etc)

hash browns



pasta salad

fruit salad

mini eggs benedict (yum!)


a variety of soups

assorted breads

I think its a GREAT idea! Im a huge brunch fan!


Post # 6
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Brunch is both breakfast and lunch items, so I’d do both. I’d maybe include a soup or two? I’ve always had that at brunch. 

But the other menu looks good too.

Don’t forget about your vegetarians!

Post # 7
62 posts
Worker bee

I agree that the brunch or breakfast wedding idea is truly inspired when done right. I think that one of the most important things in this kind of a wedding is the food. Guests will probably hear the word “brunch” and instantly picture bare tables, grumbling stomachs and empty cheese trays. Prove them wrong! I plan on having a sit down plated brunch menu with multiple courses. Having interactive stations is a fun and unexpected concept (waffles, pancakes, omelets, crepes, french toast, smoked salmon, panini, ham carving station and etc.). Whatever you serve should fit the brunch style and fill your guests up.

Post # 8
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Darling23:  Really? People think “bare tables and empty cheese trays” when you say, “brunch?” I picture yummy late breakfast, with eggs, pancakes, pastries, and an option to have more lunch-like items, like soups and salads and quiche… Oh, and coffee, juices and maybe mimosas and punch! I picture a feast! (If a bit more casual than a dinner) Mind you, I love breakfast foods and brunch and that’s what we’re doing for our reception… So I may be a bit biased…

@SammiBaby88: If it helps, we’re doing ours on a Sunday, with 10 a.m. ceremony, appies after (dips, bruschetta, fruit skewers), and then serve buffet brunch at about 11:45. We’ll have eggs Benny (veggie and traditional), blackberry pancakes with real maple syrup, a variety of breakfast pastries, hashbrowns (veggie and not) a soup, a couple of salads, veggie quiche, salmon filets and saffron rice. We’re also providing tea and coffee, non-alcoholic punch, mimosas and poinsettias (alcoholic and non). There will be wine available, but given the time of day, the fact that we’re already providing brunch cocktails, and the fact that our wedding will be “in the country” (i.e., folks will be driving), we’re leaving it to our guests to get their own glass of wine at their leisure.

Now, we just have a bunch of veggie options because I’m vegetarian and so are several of our guests, and many others will eat fish, but no red meat. But you can take inspiration from our menu and turn it “meatatarian,” if you like!

Hope it helps… (Now I’m hungry…)

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