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Because of all the love and happiness associated with weddings, they are our favorite events. We take special pleasure in preparing exquisite food and presenting it beautifully; in baking and decorating the wedding cake; in arranging for the floral arrangements, and overall decorating of the facility. We will also help you locate a facility or rent a tent for your reception and provide tables, chairs, linens and tableware. We will staff your event with professionally trained servers and bartenders. We offer full beverage service with an extensive wine list.
There are many types of food service to offer at your reception from cocktail buffets to seated dinners. If your wedding takes place after 5:00, a substantial amount of food should be served. Many brides choose to serve heavy hors d’oeuvres in place of a dinner. These hors d’oeuvres can be passed by waiters, served buffet style, or presented on separate food stations. This type of menu works well for a less formal affair, encouraging guests to move about the reception site. Seating is generally provided for at least two thirds of the guests, depending on the length of the event and the age of the attendees. Rental costs and service staff fees are kept to a minimum.
Another option is to serve a beautifully presented buffet dinner. While a full meal is served, guests are usually free to sit where and with whom they’d like. Everyone should have a seat for this type of event. Tables may be fully set, or silverware may be simply wrapped in a napkin, tied with a pretty ribbon, and placed on the buffet, along with the dinner plates. Cake cutting and toasting can be done immediately after dinner when everyone is still seated. The cake can then be served by waiters at table or offered buffet style, along with a coffee. While some waiters are needed to refill drinks and clear plates, the service charge for this type of meal is often much less than a seated dinner.
The most formal style of dinner service is that of the “plated dinner”. Tables are fully set, with or without place cards, and waiters serve each course while attending to the guest’s every need. Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres are often served before the dinner in a separate area of the reception site. A champagne toast may be offered to celebrate the new bride and groom. While the service costs are higher for a seated dinner, it is possible for the menu to cost less than a buffet.
For weddings in the morning, a brunch is a wonderful way to entertain your guests. Bar and food costs can be kept to a minimum at this time of day, as well. Afternoons are the best time for light hors d’oeuvres and beverages such as one might have at a tea party. Whatever your choice, we can make you wedding day a wonderful celebration.