(Closed) What food did you serve at you reception?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
2065 posts
Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t go too exotic.  You should be choosing options that the masses would enjoy.  I would talk to your caterer and see what they suggest.  Are you just having one entree or multiple options?  You can certainly do pasta, but just have it made with gluten free pasta.  You also have to have a vegetarian option.  So a beef, a veggie option (could be the pasta), and maybe turkey if you are opposed to chicken.  But you need to see what types of food your caterer has on their menu and have a tasting and go from there.

Post # 4
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

What type of food do you want then? Italian, Chinese, American, Mexican…?

Post # 5
716 posts
Busy bee

How about lamb and goat and fish?

Post # 6
332 posts
Helper bee

fish , beef and duck ( western) venue included cater

Post # 7
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

This was different, but my hubby & I always wanted to do this…we both LOVE breakfast food, so we had breakfast for dinner! It was all buffet style & our guests loved it! 🙂

Post # 8
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We won’t be having chicken either. If it helps at all, we’re having a buffet with:

Caesar Salad
Grilled Eggplant “Steaks”
Beef Tenderloin Medallions
Pan Seared Crab Cakes (I know you said no shellfish)
Warm Fingerling Potatoes
Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Post # 9
6515 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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mimigirl7:  we had a cocktail hour with an wide range of appetizers, 2 carving stations, pasta, cheese and bread station, there were also some other hot and cold finer foods. There was enough food that I was worried people wouldn’t be hungry for the reception.

During reception there was a mozzerella and tomato salad with balsamic glaze, second course with 2 jumbo tortelli’s with marinara sauce, third course were 3 entrees to choose from filet mignon with asparagus, tilapia topped with a seafood bisque and roasted potatos, or chicken breast topped with a port wine sauce and fresh mozzerella and roasted veggies

Post # 10
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We are having a french inspired brunch. 

Post # 11
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We live and are getting married in Maine so our menu will be centered around a traditional Maine lobster dinner with chicken as the alternative to those who don’t like lobster.  We are making smores on a campfire instead of serving traditional cake as our venue is at a campground on the lake.  Very non-traditional but so are we 

Post # 12
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

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ninnybee:  I’m glad to see someone else doing smores instead of a cake. We are doing that too!

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Post # 13
41 posts
  • Wedding: April 2017

Leaning towards a make-your-own-taco bar!

I think I’ve eaten tacos with every guest invited – so hopefully they’ll enjoy the food at the reception

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