Post # 1
I’ve been hearing different things from different caterers about what’s a typical number for courses at the reception….I’ve heard things between 3-6. How are you guys planning your dinners/how many courses are you offerening the guests? We’re having about 100 guests, if that changes anything
thanks for the advice! X
Post # 3
We’re having 4.
Soup, then haggis (the wedding is in Scotland), main course, and dessert.
Guests get a choice in each course except the haggis course 🙂 They are getting haggis whether they like it or not 🙂
Post # 4
we’re having 4. soup (plated), salad (plated), main course (family style), dessert (buffet). I think it’s going to be an insane amount of food, but I can’t wait!
Post # 5
We just had cocktail hour appetizers, then salad/bread, then entrees… Cake about an hour later. Everything was plated.
Post # 6
@Pomapoo: +1 this is exactly what ours will be. I think every wedding I’ve been to in the last couple yea Rs has been this exactly.
Post # 7
Full cocktail hour then 4 courses. Salad, intermezzo, entree, dessert (vienesse hour). There’s going to be a crazy amount of food but our families love to eat!
Post # 8
We had four. Choice of salad, Pasta, Choice of entree, Dessert.
Post # 9
Baby Rigatoni with a Vodka cream sauce
Main course: Prime Rib or Chicken (either roulade or saltimbocca, haven’t decided)
Post # 10
Five. All plated (except for the canapes, which were passed – lots of variety). It was a lot of food, but everyone loved it. There were choices for everyone’s tastes for the entree.
ETA: We also had a Viennese hour/dessert bar (which a ton of weddings have these days). It’s always one of my favourite parts of the night no matter how many courses were served. We had cultural desserts and almost every other type you can think of.
Post # 11
Our venue does the catering and it is a 4 course meal.
-Family style appetizers
Post # 12
4, soup, salad, entree, dessert
Post # 13
cocktail hour appetisers for one hour (10 kinds, hot and cold)
meat and veg
midnight – chilaquiles and wedding cake
we were STUFFED
Post # 14
Not sure on that….Cocktail hour….then salad and dinner….then cake. 4? Never really thought of it as courses.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
4 but theye’e spread out. Cocktail hour with tons of apps for an hour, salad, dinner, dancing, then cake/ candy
Post # 16
12, crazy traditional chinese wedding courses
1) Suckling Pig & Roasted Meat Combination Platter
2) Deep Fried Crab Claws
3) Sauteed Prawns & Seafood in Birds Nest
4) Crab meat soup
5) Roasted Crispy Chicken with minced garlic
6) Braised Abalone slices with Shiitake Mushrooms and veggies
7) Braised Lobster with ginger & green onion
8) Young chow fried rice
9) Braised E-FU noodles
10) Deed fried Tilapia fish
11) Red bean dessert