(Closed) Haven't seen this in awhile, what's on the menu for your reception?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Cocktail Hour:

Shrimp Cocktail, chicken & cheese quesadilla’s, assorted petite quiche’s.


House Salad with choice of dressing

Choice of entree’s:

Tuscan Roasted Chicken with a creamy artichoke sausce

Beef tenderlion tips in a burgundy sauce

Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes, marinated grilled vegetable skewers, rolls. 

Water, tea, lemonade served by servers. We will have wine and soda provided at the bar (we are doing “tickets” 2 per guest for these drinks since they are not included in our catering and being provided by us, anything beyond the 2 tickets is cash bar). 

Our cake is 4 layers with each layer being different. Red velvet with cream cheese filling, pink lemonade, marble (chocolate and vanilla) and funfetti. 

We are also providing a candy bar, but most likely guests will take that home. 

Post # 4
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

cocktail hour – 

Shrimp tostada
Mini shellfish quesadilla.
Mini crab “sope”.
Goat cheese & chicken mini pie 
“Cochinita” mini tamale.
Beef and mushroom mini skewer.
Pork cube with “Chipotle pepper & piloncillo”  lacquer.
Mini cheese quesadilla

(wedding is in mexico hence all the mexican inspired canapes)


aspragus cappucino

surf and turf main – steak with tamarind sauce and shrimp

chocolate fondant


wedding cake  cream of baileys

Post # 5
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Filet Mignon

Chicken Chesapeake (chicken with crab meat on top)

Gorgonzola-stuffed mushrooms (vegitarian option)

Caprese salad to start

Roasted red potatoes & zucchini and yellow squash as sides

Post # 6
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

We’re doing a heavy hors d’ouevres reception:


Cheese balls and a cheese board, olive tray, fruit kabobs, crudite cups with ranch dressing, carving station (probably ham and turkey), and a mashed potato bar.


Roasted chicken salad bites

Capicola canapes

Double Tomato Bruschetta

Ultimate 7 layer dip in small cups

Mini Maryland Crab Cakes

Shrimp Cocktail

Sweet and Smokey BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Spinach treats

Baked BBQ meatballs

Sizzling Chicken Skewers

Asian Beef Skewers

Zucchini Appetizer

Bacon Wrapped Smokies with a Tiger Dill Sauce

For Dessert:

Small cake

Individual Pecan Pies

Star shaped donuts (from Giant…. goes with our theme)

Sweet and Sour Candy Bar

FI’s mom’s Blueberry Kuchen

And MAYBE cocktail cupcakes… we’ll see if we have budget for them!

Post # 7
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did a breakfast for dinner reception so we had

Cocktail hour

savoury rosemary and cheese scones 

fruit w yogurt dip and veggie platters with ranch dip

yogurt parfaits with homemade granola


eggs, bacon, homemade sausage

baked blueberry French toast

red velvet pancakes, buttermilk pancakes 

homemade cream cheese and maple butter topping 

Post # 8
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Cocktail Hour

Beef and Gruyere Pinwheel dusted in smoked applewood bacon
Petite Crab Cakes
Ratatouille in Pastry Cups
Bleu Cheese Grilled Cheese
Cheese, Bread, & Crackers

Dinner- Stations

Pasta Station– Made-to-order Tortellini or Penne Pasta
Land & Sea Station– London Broil with Port Wine Sauce, Salmon with Dijon Mustard Sauce over spinach, & Stemmed Vegetables
Salad Station– Fennel, Sugar Snap Peas, and Tarragon Salad, Morroccan Carrot and Orange Salad, Couscous with Moroccan Seasonings, & Green Salad Bar
Moroccan Kebab Station– Lamb, Kefta, and Chicken Kebabs with Grilled Pita, Feta, Hummus, and Yogurt


Wedding Cake
Cookies and Milk Shots Station- Almond, Chocolate, and Plain Milks paired with Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, & Peanut Butter Cookies

Post # 9
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We’re having our ceremony and reception at a barn…

We really wanted to have just one big BBQ with friends and family 🙂

Menu is:


Back Yard Bar-B-Que

Black Angus Hot Dog and Hamburgers

Herb Chicken

All grilled on site and served with Buns and Fixings

Traditional Pasta Salad

Mustard Potato Salad

Baked Beans

Lemonade, Sweetened and Unsweetened Tea


Wedding cake

Post # 10
48 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow, can I ask how much some of you bee’s menu costs?? You all have delicious and expensive sounding dinners and cocktails and I’m wondering why my menu doesn’t sound have as good but seems to be quite expensive! I want to do yummy cocktail hour besides a cheese and fruit table but it seems way too expensive, so anyone care to share their prices for that also?!?!

Post # 12
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@nativedesires:  That sounds divine!  We wanted to do a brunch reception so badly but the venue just didn’t work out.

Post # 13
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re having Greek food!

We’re doing lunch immediately following the ceremony so no cocktail hour (and it’s early in the day).



Hummus & Bread
Domata – Sliced vine ripe tomatoes seasoned with Greek oregano and extra virgin olive oil topped with red onions and crumbled barrel feta


Pasta A La Grecca – Rigatoni with sautéed spinach, oven roasted tomato and feta cheese

Kotopoulo Souvlaki – Marinated chicken skewered with peppers and onions, served with Greek rice and mixed greens

Moussaka – A traditional Greek casserole layered with seasoned ground beef, sliced eggplant, potatoes and topped with a kefalograviera béchamel

Dessert: Karidopita & Wedding Cake

$25pp inlcuding coffee, tea, soda, juice 

Post # 14
4035 posts
Honey bee

I am so excited we are doing food stations that will look like the following (for only $22.99 per person!!):


  • Mini-burger sliders
  • Mac and cheese
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Potato Wedges


  • Chicken tacos
  • Quesadillas
  • Rice
  • Pinto and black beans
  • All the fixings for toppings


  • Tortilla Soup
  • Bake potato bar
  • Salad options
  • Fresh vegetables & dips


  • 2-tier cake
  • Cupcakes–vanilla & chocolate

Late Night Snack:

  • Make your own smores bar!!!

Post # 15
1144 posts
Bumble bee

@bmo88:  I love the make your own s’mores bar! You’re so lucky your amount per person is so cheap!

Post # 16
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lh526:  buffet dinner with lemon-herbed tilapia, chicken, maple glazed ham, and roast beef. The side items are green beans almondine, red mashed potatoes, a side salad and choice of bread. 

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