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Top 3 Wedding Food Ideas

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Creating a wedding menu can be one of the trickiest activities in your wedding planning process. This calls for a detailed assessment while considering aspects, such as the venue, your overall budget, and your guest’s preferences. Fortunately, you can use several wedding food ideas to make your special day memorable and avoid spending too much on your food catering.


If you’re planning a wedding in the Twin Cities area, there’s no better venue than Banquets of Minnesota. We offer a customizable catering menu with different offerings and other services to make your wedding seamless. Here are the top 3 wedding ideas you can consider when working with Banquets of Minnesota.


Keep it Simple: Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails

Your cocktail hour should be brief and simple. After all, most couples spend this time taking photos, and it’s usually a crucial break between the wedding ceremony and reception. Therefore, choosing a few winning hors d’oeuvres and cocktails can help you keep this moment in your timeline simple, yet delicious. If you are planning about 60 minutes for the cocktail hour, you can settle for about six pieces of appetizers per person. However, you can always offer more if the cocktail hour is scheduled for a longer period of time. Selecting light hors d’oeuvres will help satisfy your guests for the moment but keep them hungry for the main dinner course.


At Banquets of Minnesota, our accompaniments menu has different hors d’oeuvres options, from traditional to fusion, hot and cold options. We can also customize them to meet the needs of your event and guests.


Service Style Matters: Opt for a Buffet

A plated, sit-down meal has been the traditional serving model for most weddings, but this comes with its downsides. This style is when all guests are served while seated, like a formal dinner. If you plan to have various entrées that appeal to all your guests’ preferences, a buffet-style option is best for your wedding reception dinner. A buffet offers a variety of options for all your guests to consider, including those with dietary restrictions. Your guests can also serve themselves the dishes they love most with enough quantities for their satisfaction.


At Banquets of Minnesota, you can customize your buffet with our extensive menu that includes chicken, turkey, beef, pork, and seafood offerings. There are also different American, Italian, and Mexican dishes that your guests will love!


Make Your Catering Complete: Beverage Services

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No event is complete without delicious food and refreshing beverages! Offer a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations for your guests to enjoy from our vast beverage menu. We offer a variety of bottled beer, wine, top shelf liquors, soft drinks, and coffee. We also have a wide selection of cash and hosted bar options available to best meet your event needs.


At Banquets of Minnesota, we offer full beverage services from our professional bartenders to make your reception dinner whole. After all, you’ll need to quench your guests’ thirst so they stay hydrated for the dance floor!




Actualize Your Perfect Wedding Food Ideas with Banquets of Minnesota

Your wedding presents the chance to implement some of the wedding food ideas you’ve envisioned for your special day. However, having clear plans for your wedding food ideas is crucial to stay on budget.


Banquets of Minnesota provides a customizable in-house catering menu with different offerings to meet your wedding needs. Whether it’s a buffet menu, hors d’oeuvres, or beverages, we have options that work best for you. This comes with our professional staff and amenities that will help you create the most memorable wedding. Our venue has two remarkable spaces to choose from, the Grand Olympian and Vivian Ballrooms, with a dedicated full-time event coordinator who will work with you to make planning your wedding a breeze. For more information, contact us and we’ll gladly help you build your dream wedding.