(Closed) Limited menu offered to choose from at venue. Thoughts?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

For the apps, I’d pick: veggie spring rolls, crabcakes, chicken salad crostini and meatballs.

For the stations, I’d pick charcuterie platter, cheese platter, lobster mac and cheese, grilled veggie skewers, and beef sliders.

Post # 4
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’d do: vegetable spring rolls; lime marinated chicken skewers; mini crab cakes, sriracha aioli; and chef’s meatball skewers. For the dinner: grilled vegetable skewers; beef sliders; truffle mac n cheese; and mediterranean platter.

If you’re having a dinner-time reception, just ensure that there’s enough to go around. 

Post # 5
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

For apps, I’d do the spicy tuna, crabcakes, veggie spring rolls and the lime chicken skewers.

I don’t know how many stations you can choose, but I’d pick grilled veggie skewers, the mediterranean platter, beef sliders, and the 3 cheese mac and cheese, as well as at least one of the other platters (cheese, charcuterie or crudite).

Post # 6
233 posts
Helper bee

I asked my SO (he’s my go-to for food-related questions!) and he says grilled pineapple pork skewers, truffle chicken salad crostini, vegetable spring rolls and the chef’s meatball skewers for apps.


Aa for the main, 3 cheese mac and cheese, bbq pork sliders with mango salsa, and the mediterranean platter.

Post # 7
7446 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Really it depends on what time the meal is to be served. If this were a dinner reception, I might feel a bit disappointed if there were only appetizer-type stations; if the stations and platters form more of a proper buffet, I would be more likely to be okay with it.  If it’s dinner time, you have to serve me dinner, and while I don’t really mind if it’s a buffet instead of plated, I want a place to sit and an appropriate amout of food to eat.

I was at a lovely wedding over the weekend where they did a plated meal but the quantity of food on the plate was quite small, and while I definitely remember having a great time at the wedding, and being very happy for the couple, I also remember being really, really hungry, to the point where we left early to go get something to eat.  We knew there would be a second meal later in the night but I was getting headachey from being so hungry and couldn’t stick around another hour or more for it!

Post # 8
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Buffet/stations are just fine as long as there is ample food for a full dinner-like feel, and the guests all have seats (the only time I don’t care for stations is with those tall, unassigned tables where you have to fend for yourself)


That sounds ample, just make sure the quantities provided will be “dinner” quantities.


Post # 9
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@imnotorange:  For apps I would suggest a variety of food “types” so a seafood, a chicken, a meat and a veggie. I was recently at a work event where almost all the appetizers were red meat and a lot of people were complaining so I think variety is the way to go. If I were a guest at your wedding this is what would sound good to me:

  1. truffle chicken salad crostini
  2. grilled pineapple pork skewers
  3. mini crab cakes, sriracha aioli
  4. vegetable spring rolls

For dinner I would like:

  1. grilled vegetable skewers
  2. cheese platter
  3. charcuterie platter (proscuitto, salami, etc)
  4. beef sliders with bacon, cheese and carmelized onions
  5. lobster mac n cheese
  6. truffle mac n cheese


Post # 10
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 1993

@imnotorange:  How formal is the rest of your wedding going to be?  Will there still be regular dinner tables for people to eat at?  If it were me, and it was a more formal wedding, I would expect real dinner food.  But if it’s more casual, like a cocktail party atmosphere, it sounds great. 

Post # 11
3682 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would pick:

  1. spicy tuna wonton crisp
  2. truffle chicken salad crostini
  3. mini crab cakes, sriracha aioli
  4. vegetable spring roll

I don’t know how many you can choose, but at the minimum I would do one slide, one mac n cheese, and at least two assorted platters if not more. These are the ones that stand out to me:

  1. grilled vegetable skewers
  2. mediterranean platter (naan, hummus, baba ghanoush)
  3. beef sliders with bacon, cheese and carmelized onions
  4. truffle mac n cheese

Post # 12
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

For the apps, I’d pick: veggie spring rolls, crabcakes, grilled pineapple pork skewers and lime marinated chicken skewers.

For the stations, I’d pick the grilled vegetable skewers, mediterranean platter (naan, hummus, baba ghanoush), charcuterie platter (proscuitto, salami, etc), smoked salmon blt sliders with dill mayo, and the 3 cheese mac n cheese.


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