Post # 1
I want to have an icecream sundae bar as my wedding favors, but I have no clue where to rent the soft-serve ice cream machine or find a company who does this for weddings. Has anyone else done this? if so, did you rent the machine and do it yourself or did you have someone come in and run the ice cream bar for you? If so what company did it?..I am in Saskatchewan Canada…does Dairy Queen do weddings?? lol
Post # 3
Im doing a sundae bar too, but I’m just buying the large tubs of ice cream and having it open for an hour to advoid a melted mess. a soft serve matchine would rock, but out of my budget.
Post # 4
That sounds amazing. Does your caterer or reception venue have any recommendations for local places?
Post # 5
Ahh wow, great idea, sorry though I’m no help.
Post # 6
Everyone that I’ve done, we’ve always used hard ice cream, and hired someone to scoop.
However, have you thought about calling an ice cream truck? Lots of companies will stop in at a wedding for a reasonable price.
Post # 7
I don’t have any suggestions for you, but man oh man would I LOVE this if I ever went to a wedding with a sundae bar!!!
Post # 8
I’ve been considering a Sundae bar and saw the neatest tip for serving ice cream: Freeze single scoops on trays, then put them in bags when they’re rock hard again. To serve, pile them in big bowls–guests can just pick up a scoop with tongs and off they go! It avoids the sticky mess and controls serving size.
Post # 9
While tent shopping I think I saw a soft serve ice cream machine for rent, so try wedding rental companies in your area.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone! I never really considered using hard icecream because I thought it would be a big sticky melted mess…but I suppose if I do like you ladies have suggested and only leave it open for an hour, or pre-freeze individual scoops that could work! and maybe hire someone to run the icecream bar to wipe up spills and keep things looking neat. Great help ladies, thanks again!
Post # 11
We are also doing an ice cream bar! We are getting the giant tubs and putting them on ice, as it’s pretty inexpensive. Our guests would have to scoop it themselves, though, so maybe that freezing ice cream idea would be better! 🙂
Post # 12
@StephieBee: What time are you going to put yoru ice cream buffet out? Right after supper? or will you serve a regular dessert after supper and then serve your ice cream later in the evening? or will you serve it during cocktail hour before supper?
Im not sure when the best time would be to put this out because too late in the evening people might be too bsy dancing and drinking to worry about ice cream…
Post # 13
I am arranging to have an ice cream sundae bar with my caterer – we’re using martini glasses, I thought it would be a nice treat to have a dessert other than wedding cake!
Post # 14
@MapleCreekBride: We are probably haveing it put out shortly after dinner. We’re doing first dances after dinner, and the mother/son dances and all that business, so it will probably be sitting out for about 15-20 minutes before we get to it but I’m not worried about it melting 🙂
Post # 15
We’re doing an ice cream bar too! I haven’t been able to find an soft serve ice cream rental, so I’m considering buying one, and then either selling it afterwards or renting it out. They are expensive, but figure the demand is there. Please message me if your interested in renting/buying.