(Closed) How many courses in your reception meal?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3146 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We just had cocktail hour appetizers, then salad/bread, then entrees… Cake about an hour later.  Everything was plated.


Post # 6
5965 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
1391 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had four.  Choice of salad, Pasta, Choice of entree, Dessert.

Post # 9
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Cocktail hour

Baby Rigatoni with a Vodka cream sauce

Garden Salad

Main course: Prime Rib or Chicken (either roulade or saltimbocca, haven’t decided)

Wedding cake!


Post # 10
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our venue does the catering and it is a 4 course meal.

-Family style appetizers




Post # 12
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

4, soup, salad, entree, dessert

Post # 13
2121 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

cocktail hour appetisers for one hour (10 kinds, hot and cold)


meat and veg

chocolate cake


midnight – chilaquiles and wedding cake

we were STUFFED

Post # 14
1451 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not sure on that….Cocktail hour….then salad and dinner….then cake. 4? Never really thought of it as courses.

Post # 15
3479 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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

12) Cake






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