(Closed) I have a question about your reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is your reception at a restaurant or are you hiring a caterer?
    Restaurant : (24 votes)
    20 %
    Hiring caterer : (70 votes)
    57 %
    Other-explain : (28 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We are bringing in our caterer because our venue allows us to pick all of our vendors. The pros about it is that we get to pick the caterer we really love and make sure it sticks with our Spain inspired wedding. Also, we can negotiate price with our caterer rather than settling for a fixed price.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I picked restaurant, although we’re having it at a hotel, so the food is on-site. Having everything prepared hot and fresh, with no worries about anything being lost, cold, a weird site for the caterers to set up — I just figured it was one thing that I didn’t have to arrange.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I forgot to mention that our reception venue has a kitchen for our caterer to use. One of our main dishes is seafood paella and it’s cooked on the premises so it will be nice and hot for our guests to eat.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We hired a caterer, but really it was our only choice.  We wanted a nice venue and the one we found was not a restaurant so that was that.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We hired a caterer for an empty loft space. The restaurants I liked wouldn’t allow band/DJ and dancing because there was no space.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper

    Mine will be at a restaurant.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2001

    We are having it at a restaurant .  After looking at how much it would cost to do everything separate, it was way more cost effective for us to have it at the restaurant.  Even before I add my decor it is a really nice looking place, so I don’t have to worry about covering ugly or plain walls.  Plus, the chairs were really nice.  I really don’t know why the chairs were such a big deal to me, but they were!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    my reception is in my parents’ front yard, so we had no choice, but to hire a caterer. he’s an old family friend and makes the best mexican food in the world, so we wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We have an all inclusive venue that includes our food (buffet style) but they are getting the food from a well known restaurant in Dallas.

    Post # 12
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    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We hired a caterer due to wanting to have both the ceremony and reception at the same location (an arts center in our home town). Also, we had this caterer’s food at a previous reception and it was wonderful. Plus, there is a kitchen at the location so he will be making all of our food fresh the day of the wedding. 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We too have an all-inclusive venue. I didn’t even want to think about hiring catering. This made it easy for me to plan from a distance. I would recommend that to any bride planning far away from venue

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We have booked a recpetion centre for our wedding. It has been really great because the venue suits the exact theme/ style of the wedding we want and they have been so helpful with everything. 

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @hecallsmelove:  Yes that’s why we booked our inclusive venue. Our venue is 2 hours away. They include everything except a photographer, flowers, cake and the officiant (but they recommended some!) and it’s hard enough booking those four from afar!

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re getting married in a hotel that has a caterer who does all events and also serves the restaurant on the ground floor. Pro to catering is that you aren’t sharing the restaurant with anyone else. 

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