Gone are the days when you were expected to offer a formal, three course sit-down meal on your wedding day. And hurray to that we say, (although if that’s your thing, then that’s also fine).
Obviously your choice of venue is going to impact to a certain extent on the food you choose. Does your venue allow outside caterers or do they want to handle it all in-house? Could they handle doing a buffet in different styles? How would they feel about an ice-cream van you’ve booked turning up? These are all questions you’re going to need to ask when you go and visit to chat your ideas through.
To add impact to your buffet tables and reflect the style of food you’ve chosen, it’s a really good idea to decorate and style the buffet to match. So for example, for Thai style or Indian food you could have the food displayed on brightly coloured cloths with Eastern style lanterns lighting different areas. For an American burger bar, you need to be thinking flags with stars and stripes, maybe images of cowboys at a rodeo, the New York skyline or images of movie stills. Maybe even a ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ with stars on a runner featuring names of famous movie stars.
Decorate your reception room like this and you’ll certainly be giving it the wow factor as your guests arrive, creating an atmosphere of excitement and expectation.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “well I love the idea of this but how am I ever going to find the time … and I don’t think my caterers could handle it” then this is exactly the time to discover who your local Ambience Venue stylist is and get in touch for a chat. We have experts from Fife to Cornwall
They’ll listen to your ideas, add a few of your own and be able to come up with a scheme and a plan. Remember that our stylists have a host of props at their disposal – anything from lanterns to posters as well as runners – and they’re also very ingenious. So you won’t have to buy anything extra, everything will come included in the stylist’s fee. Want your venue to have a festival vibe? Sorted. Or maybe a Frozen theme? That we can also do.
We’re much more than chair cover and sash hire – as you’ll discover when you get in touch.
So if you’re dreaming of serving up food in a setting to impress your guests, this is your next step!