Weddings are one of life’s most special occasions and at Dupree Catering, we consider it a privilege to share in the joy and celebration surrounding a new marriage. To make your wedding day unique, we’d like to get to know you – your likes and dislikes, whether you prefer a formal or informal style and what your budget is. We can help with all of the details including selecting a venue, choosing linens, flowers and more. Food is our first passion, of course, so we offer innovative menus to suit any taste.
There are many types of food service to offer at your reception- from cocktail buffets to seated dinners. If your wedding takes place after 5:00, a substantial amount of food should be served. Many brides choose to serve heavy hors d’oeuvres in place of a dinner. This type of menu works well for a less formal affair, encouraging guests to move about the reception site. Seating is generally provided for at least two thirds of the guests, depending on the length of the event and the age of the attendees.
Another option is to serve a beautifully presented buffet dinner. While a full meal is served, guests are usually free to sit where and with whom they’d like. Everyone should have a seat for this type of event. Tables may be fully set, or silverware may be simply wrapped in a napkin, tied with a pretty ribbon, and placed on the buffet, along with the dinner plates. Cake cutting and toasting can be done immediately after dinner when everyone is still seated. The cake can then be served by waiters at the table or offered buffet style, along with a coffee. While some waiters are needed to refill drinks and clear plates, the service cost for this type of meal is often much less than a seated dinner.
The most formal style of dinner service is that of the “plated dinner”. Tables are fully set, with or without place cards, and waiters serve each course while attending to guest’s every need. Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres are often served in a separate area of the reception site before the dinner. A champagne toast may be offered to celebrate the new bride and groom. There is so much to think about when planning your wedding. With over 25 years of catering weddings, we are expert at guiding brides through the many choices they make for their special reception. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Dupree Catering + Events is able to coordinate the following services:
• special lounge furniture rental
• graphic design including menu cards, table number cards, signs etc.
• bar service
• valet parking
• audiovisual equipment
• lighting and electric
• utilities including bathrooms and trash removal
Anything else? Let us know!