(Closed) Cocktail Reception Food – Is this enough?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

SO much food! I love it!

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yep that’s plenty and I would like to come LOL!

Post # 5
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Downtown 202

That sounds fantastic! You are making me hungry!

Post # 6
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You’ve got about 10 pieces per person, which might last an hour and a half or so.  If you have it out for the whole 3 hours, it might look picked over.  I would do cocktail food for 1.5 hours, then switch over to desserts for the remainder of the reception.  Do a combination of passed and stationary so people aren’t all crowding around a buffet table.

Post # 7
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

10 pieces each might be a little on the low end. I think I heard 12-15 pieces per person for a heavy appetizer reception. Of course, this depends heavily on the size of each appetizer. Your catering manager should have the best estimate given they know the size of each portion.

I would get some finger sandwiches or pinwheels, as well as a cheese display. These are relatively inexpensive, but hopefully the people who are starving and can’t help but stuff themselves can fill up on these. And it makes the fiance happy – win win! 

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