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Catering A Wedding Reception

Nov 01, 2020

If your wedding celebrations are being hosted at an event space, then more likely than not, hiring an external wedding caterer would be one of the first tasks to tackle once you have secured the venue. Typically, your chosen event space would have a panel of preferred caterers to recommend. Alternatively, you may also do some research and seek recommendations from your other wedding vendors.

Welcome signage
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The wedding ceremony
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Set for an alfresco reception
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A few pointers :

  • Good word-of-mouth recommendations should be highly regarded, particularly coming from your selected venue.
  • Hiring a caterer that is familiar with the event space and vice versa will likely make the planning and execution processes easier to navigate.
  • An experienced caterer who has knowledge of the venue will ensure that all necessary protocols and terms of use are met.
  • Peruse the various wedding packages and menus being offered. Take note of the inclusions as well.
  • When negotiating with the caterer, be upfront about the budget you have in mind so that they can recommend the packages and menus that best suit your needs.

Seating chart
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Indoor reception
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Catering an outdoor reception
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Take note of the following :

  • Check if any of your guests have special dietary requirements.
  • Be sure to communicate any special requests to your caterer early so that they can plan ahead for such requirements.

Guests enjoying the reception
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Pasta station
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Buffet spread
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Tip : Meet with the events team of Big Onion Food Caterer to learn more about their services. More details here.