Post # 1
I was thinking a variety of eight different butlet passed h’orderves with an open bar and two food stations: cheese and fruit station and a frozen yogurt station. Would this be enough food for 110 guests?
Post # 3
I don’t think this is enough food for a full dinner reception. I would personally still be hungry. How long is your reception? You might want to consider adding a station with something heariter. Maybe a carving station or a pasta station.
I had a 3 hr cocktail style reception with passed hors d’ouevres. We also had a shrimp and grits station, carving station with prime rib and cajun fried turkey, cajun pasta, salad, cheese and fruit station, roast pig, sushi bar, and wedding cake. My mom didn’t want anyone to complain about not having enough food.
Post # 4
I think it depends on the style of food, the length of the reception, and time of day! If you give more details about that, we could give better suggestions. Ultimately, I’d trust the caterer: if they say it’s enough for the party, they know best!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
The rule is usually 2 or 3 pieces of each hors d’ouevres per person, and 5 is roughly a good number of different options if there is a crudite and cheese spread and if there is going to be a meal after.
So, you’re just fine if there are enough pieces of each hors d’ouevres and if you’re having a meal after. If the entire reception is just this and is more than 1 hour, you need a lot more food.
Post # 6
I should have clarified that this is for the cocktail hour.
Post # 7
I think that’s plenty if you are serving a meal after! You could cut it down to 4-5 passed options if it saves any money and still have a nice variety for guests!
Post # 8
That’s plenty for cocktail hour as long as you have enough servers to fully circulate the room (so the guests strategically positioned in the best spots by the kitchen aren’t the only ones getting food).
Post # 9
We are doing 3 different appetizers for 120 people. There will be enough for everyone to have 4-5.