Serving your Guests a Different Way


Looking for something a little fun and memorable for your dinner presentation? The traditionally served or family-style meal is great because your guests do not have to wait in a line to get their dinner.  However, the buffet can be a good way to get your guests up from their tables to interact with other guests at your wedding. Making a game out of who gets to go first can also liven up the party.  But there are other ways to make a “buffet” more interesting, too.  Food stations and displays can create an atmosphere that is not likely to be forgotten!  Some station ideas done here at Thistlewood include meat carving stations, salad bar, potato bar (baked or mashed), or brunch stations! Of course, antipasto displays are always popular and delicious, especially while your guests are waiting during picture time. If you are a fan of breakfast and planning a early afternoon or morning reception, brunch stations can be a delightful option.  An omelet bar and waffles made in front of you are big hits.  At Thistlewood, we often serve our meals family style with lovely platters brought to your guests’ tables while exploring creative ideas for your cocktail hour.  However, we are always open to new and different ways to make your wedding a representation of you and your fiancé, and when the guest list allows space, food displays and stations can be a wonderful plan.  Enjoy these inspirational ideas and other different ways to serve your guests on our Pinterest boards.


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Photos sourced with links to Pinterest

By: Leslie Hayes & Tricia Kurtz









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