Did you know you can use a wedding catering company even if you’re planning an at-home reception?
Today, many couples are choosing destination weddings and holding a reception for their local friends and family members once they return home. Other financially savvy couples are paring down the cost of their big day by holding the ceremony and reception at their home or the home of a family member.
Whatever your reason you’re choosing to hold your reception at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t feed your guests well. It also doesn’t mean that you have to prepare and serve the food and clean up afterward.
Catering Logistics for an At-Home Reception
Before you work out your wedding catering menu for a home reception, consider the space to determine the logistics of feeding your guests.
Many couples set the food up on tables in the backyard, as this provides a large, open space for your guests together – and it helps keep food off your carpet and furniture. If you plan to set your reception up this way, be sure you have an alternative in the event of inclement weather.
You can also consider setting up the food in different parts of the house. Consider setting up finger foods and a beverage station near your home’s entryway. That way your guests can grab a few noshes and a beverage when they arrive. You could also consider having passed appetizers, circulated by servers. Then set up the main meal as a buffet in the kitchen or dining room.
Or, you could choose a more formal route and have a plated dinner.
Wedding Catering Menu Ideas for a Home Reception
Design your wedding catering menu based on how you choose to set up the food.
If you’re planning a buffet-style set-up, consider using a theme. A backyard barbecue, for example, or a Hawaiian luau. Or consider having chefs’ stations in various locations around the property, each serving a different delicacy.
To ensure that your at-home wedding reception food is everything you’ve dreamed of, develop the menu in conjunction with your catering company. They can make recommendations based on your budget and the logistics of your venue.
Choose Your Wedding Catering Company Early
If you’re planning an at-home reception, get your wedding caterer lined up as early as possible in the process. If you choose Brown Brothers Catering, we can help you coordinate many of the tasks associated with planning a wedding reception.
We are committed to making your wedding reception stress-free, no matter what venue you choose. And, because we handle more than 500 weddings every year, you can rest assured we know exactly how to do that.
If you’re planning an event in Provo or anywhere in the greater Salt Lake City area, we would love to craft the perfect menu for you and your guests to enjoy. Our prices are affordable, and we are known for the quality of our food. Contact us today to attend a tasting, request a quote or to learn more about wedding catering for your upcoming reception.