Brunch reception menu sound ok?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Helper bee

The hot dog bar just seems really incongruous to me. Everything else sounds great; as a fellow southerner I love the shrimp & grits and the biscuit bar idea. But the hot dogs just don’t fit. It seems odd to have everything else be so brunch-y and then just randomly have hot dogs. What about something like chicken & waffles? Or some kind of egg dish? Or just some sides like maybe fruit salad & hash browns?

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper

I agree with PP–is there some significance to the hot dog bar? I always go straight for an egg dish at brunch; a frittata, strata or quiche would be a great addition. 

You know your audience better than we do! 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I completely agree with others that the hot dog bar is odd. I also think you should make it a a waffle bar and have some sausages that people could put on a bun or eat alone as brunch food. I definitely don’t think of hot dogs when I think of brunch. 

Post # 19
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205 posts
Helper bee

Nachos and biscuits!? Those are my two favorite foods. Omg, I want to come to your wedding! This sounds incredible. 

Post # 20
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

Judging by your menu, your wedding sounds incredible!!

Post # 21
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1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Can I come!? I LOVE shrimp and grits. We had them at our evening wedding bc they are one of my favorite dishes. 

I might also add like a fruit platter or fruit and cheese platter. 

Those hydrangea cakes are so cute and I’ve never had crepe cake but it sounds amazing. 

Post # 22
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m so glad I’ve found fellow Brunch fanatics! I’m trying to convince my family that brunch receptions are in fact a thing people do..and have done for a long time! I think they’re just nervous it won’t have a wedding vibe, or won’t be as elegant as a dinner.

I’m in the Niagara Region, ON, Canada and I’m having a hard time finding a venue that does brunch. Is everyone mostly using a catering service? I’d like to do an indoor reception in the fall…

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I see a lot of sweets and carbs – which is fine, but it doesn’t have a ton of variety. Are you planning on doing coffee? Bloody Marys? Eggs? Hearty salads? Other vegetable focused things? On the other hand, you know your guests best, so if you know they would be good with it, then I wouldn’t worry about it.

I also agree with others that the hot dog bar seems out of place. Fun idea, but it doesn’t really mix with the brunch feel. What about some sort of eggy dish? Or chicken and waffles?

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I agree with PPs that an egg dish would be nice for brunch and maybe add a fresh salad and fresh fruit to balance all of the carbs and starch. 

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