- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
Okay, busy bees!
I’m having a wedding and reception next year. We just signed our contract at a GORGEOUS historic hotel in D.C. The decor is stunning. We’re having the ceremony in one space and then the reception in another. Here’s my dilemma: what to have on the menu.
My wife and I are pretty non-traditional brides (interracial lesbian couple), and I HATE the idea of a plated dinner (though I don’t judge those of you who are having one). Her family is flying 3,000 miles to attend, so I’d like them to get to know my family while they’re here.
Anyway, I’ve been given two different menu options thus far. Which do you think is best, and for the hors d’oeuvres only menu, will people go home hungry?
I should also say that the wedding is at noon, and the reception will end at 5:00 p.m. sharp. So, people shouldn’t be trying to eat like it’s dinner.
Menu #1–$6,900 (PLUS a $175.00 bartending fee, PLUS a $175.00 carving station attendant fee)
Four Hour Premium Open BarComplimentary Upgrade to Absolut Vodka for 40
Sparkling Wine Toast ‐ Frexinet for 40
Tier I Wedding Cake by Fluffy Thoughts for 40
Spinach and Feta Cheese Wrapped in Phyllo for 50
Maryland Crab Cake Croquette for 40
Broiled Scallops Wrapped in Bacon for 50Vegetarian Spring Rolls for 40
Asparagus and Proscuitto Cigars for 30
Fig and Caramelized Onion Puff for 30
Oven‐Roasted Tomato Bruschetta for 40
Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce for 40
Pasta Station for 40
Chef’s Carvery Station: Herb Crusted New York Strip of Beef, Horseraddish Cream for 20
Chef’s Carvery Station: Whole Roasted Turkey, Orange Cranberry Sauce for 30
Cheese Display for 20
Fruit Display for 20
Crudite Display for 20
BarFour (4) Hours of Open Bar Service Featuring Premium Brand Spirits, Wine and BeerSparkling Wine Toast Bartender Service is Included in Wedding Package (1 Bartender Per 100 Guests)
Cocktail Hour –Your Guests Will Be Greeted By Mayflower White Gloved Butlers Passing The Following On Silver Trays: White Wine, Sparkling Wine, and Sparkling WaterA Selection of Hors D’oeuvres, 6 Pieces Per Person
Luncheon & Dancing –Three (3) Course Luncheon Mayflower Signature Bread ServiceSaladDuet EntréeDessertCustomized Tier I Wedding Cake By Fluffy Thoughts Cakes To Act As DessertCoffee Service
Children’s Plated Afternoon Wedding Package (Ages 12 And Under)Unlimited Consumption Of Non‐Alcoholic BeveragesAverage Of Four Passed Hors D’oeuvres Per ChildFresh Fruit Cup AppetizerChicken Tenders With French FriesIndividual Ice Cream SundaeWedding Cake