A new trend sweeping the wedding industry is the cocktail style reception meal. Instead of big buffet or a sit-down dinner, couples are opting for an array of tiny bite-size dishes for their guests to munch on following the ceremony.
What is a cocktail style reception meal?
For the happy couple who want their guests to move around, mingle, and get straight to the dancing, the cocktail style wedding meal is perfect. This style of service is also great for venues that are on the small side, so you won’t need to crowd the room with too many tables. Instead of filling the room with furniture, you can fill the room with your guests and have servers walk around the room with trays of delicious bite-size treats.
Hot and cold options
Pick your favorite hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, and amuse bouche and have them served throughout the evening, or, when you have your wedding tasting with your caterer, talk about your favorite flavors and ingredients and have them create dishes that are special and personal. Just because the dishes are small doesn’t mean you can’t have high-quality ingredients. You can choose to have a few hot and cold options and a few veggie options for the vegetarians.
Cost-effective wedding food service
In some cases, because you aren’t serving a full meal you may be able to save a bit on your food budget. Of course, since you’ve invited your guests to a cocktail reception, it would be odd not to have cocktails. What you save on the food you can spend on the bar, and maybe even have a mixologist customize a cocktail just for you.
Wedding reception catering in Philadelphia area
If you’re getting married in the Philadelphia area, talk to the DiAntonio’s chefs about catering a cocktail style wedding reception. We’ll customize the food to your liking, and we'll make sure that everything runs smoothly on the day of your wedding. Our attention to detail is what sets us apart from the rest. Besides great flavor, our presentation is always impeccable and fits any style of wedding.