(Closed) What is your reception dinner menu?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Taco bar!

Post # 4
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is mine (there are different sides for each entree but I forget what they are!):

Caesar salad

Choice of:

Lemon caper chicken

Filet Mignon

Macadamia crusted mahi-mahi


Banana Caramel Cheesecake wrap

Wedding cake:

lilikoi passionfruit cake



Post # 5
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Chinese Food Buffet!  It is a collection of FIs and my favorites from a local family-owned restaurant.

Steamed + Fried Rice
Mu Shu Pork
Sweet and Sour Chicken 
Cashew Chicken
Mushroom Chicken
Chicken Lo Mein
Garlic Chicken
Beef w/ Broccoli
Egg Rolls

We’re going to self-cater a salad bar, desserts (mini cupcakes and/or dessert shots), and beverages (A lemonade bar, hot coffee/tea, personalized bottled waters, or iced tea)  We’re a dry reception.

Post # 6
5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Our menu was a traditional sugaring off meal:

Mountaineer’s Pea Soup

Farm-style Crusty Bread

Old-style Mashed Potatoes

Tourtière from Québec’s Beauce Region

Country-style Sausages

Crispy-fried Canadian Bacon

Québécois Maple-Smoked Ham

Traditional Meatball Stew

Wood-fired Baked Beans

Farm-style Omelette

Homemade Fruits Ketchup & Pickles

Pancakes with Maple Syrup


It was servd family style and all you can eat!

Post # 7
2615 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

here is mine::

asian noodle salad, penne pasta sala with tomato artichoke basil

grilled  tri tip steak with red onion mayo

chicken marsalea with mushroom sauce

yukon gold potatos with chive butter

garlic mashed potatoes

assortment of cheesecakes, fruits .veggies, rolls plus

candy bar, and 4 tier wedding cake

Post # 8
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are having a pretty simple 3 course dinner:

-A summer spinach salad (not a fan personally but Fiance liked it)
-Chicken in a Helene sauce, fresh steamed green beans, and roasted red potatoes.


Post # 9
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Cocktail Hour:

EITHER (Depending on budget)

Fruit and crackers


Breakfast station:

Steak and fried quail egg crostini, chicken biscuits, miniature grilled cheese, Frenchtoast “forks”,

 waffle skewers,and miniature cinnamon rolls.


Fresh ground chuck hamburgers, all beef hot dogs, pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, cookies, brownies

Pasta station: Penne pasta, cheese tortellini, tossed to order with marinara, alfredo and olive oil sauces, served with choice of garlic, cheese, herbs, mushrooms, chicken, bacon, italian ham, and shrimp.

MAYBE (budget depending)

Fajita station


Post # 10
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I want to do steak for a plated dinner, and have Asian themed appetizers (spring rolls, tempura, etc). 

Post # 11
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are having a food truck cater the dinner that does gourmet sandwiches – each guest can pick whatever they want from the four sandwich and two side (starch & vegetable) options that we’ll have available at the truck.  Saves us the hassle of having people RSVP with meal choices, plus the food is delicious and there are options for all eaters (vegan, lactose intolerant, etc.)

Post # 12
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Dinner is a buffet: 

Salmon with cucumber dill sauce

Flank steak with basil butter sauce

Red mashed potatoes

Grilled summer vegetables 

Spinach salad w/strawberries, pecans, and champagne vinaigrette


And cocktail hour apps and a bunch of stuff for dessert because I have a ridiculous sweet tooth. Donuts, cake pops, cake bars, candy, etc.

Post # 13
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Such a fun topic idea, here is mine:

We will have a baby spinach salad with goat cheese, cranberries, bacon, and a apple balsamic vinaigrette.

And then a choice of the following served with starch and veggie:

Filet mignon and scallops

Lamb Chops (FI choice)

Maple Glaxed Salmon

Apple walnut stuffed chicken

Then a pink champagne cake with a seedless raspberry filling


Can’t wait!



Post # 14
41 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

All of your menus sound delicious!! My reception will feature foods from his culture and mine. His mom and aunts are providing traditional kenyan foods like chipatis, nyama choma (goat), samosas, etc. (He is half Kenyan – half Nigerian) and my aunt, uncle and mom are helping provide austrian cuisine (My dads is Austrian)like bratwurst with kraut, spaetzle, and a german potato salad. Dinner will be buffet style. We will also serve simple appetizers during the cocktail hour that are still being determined. It will all be finished off with a lovely cheesecake. YUM!

Post # 15
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Love food posts 🙂

Here’s our menu (hors d’ouvres, dinner, and dessert):

Hors D – Cheese and Fruit display, bbq sliders, korean style sushi

Dinner – Sonoma salad, santa Maria tri tip carving station, sweet & sour chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, sticky rice, korean rice cakes, roasted vegetables

Dessert – All you can eat Ice Cream truck, 7different cakes

Post # 16
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

After 4 different passed apps we are doing:

-Plated salad of spring greens, wheatberries, walnuts, cranberries, and goat cheese w/basamic

-Corn bread with honey butter

A buffet serving the best BBQ in Chicago, featuring:

-Sliced Brisket


-Pulled Pork

-Smoked chicken

-Baked beans with brisket

-Mac and cheese

-A jicama, fennel slaw

Dessert: Wedding cake! chocolate bourbon cake with ganache and nutella buttercream and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

Late night Snack: we’re contemplating having a food truck show up, or doing fancy popcorns

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