Once you’ve found the perfect wedding venue and wedding reception space, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding catering. How you serve the food and drink at your wedding reception venue depends upon the time of day, the number of guests, and your own personal preferences. Here is a look at a few different ways that your caterers can serve the food at your wedding reception.

Formal Sit-Down Dinner
The most common method of serving your guests at your wedding reception space is a formal sit-down dinner. If you choose this serving style, your guests can relax and talk amongst each other while they are served a multi-course meal. This option tends to be more expensive than other serving methods, but it’s the perfect choice for a traditional wedding and wedding reception.

Casual, Buffet-Style Meal
If you want to create a more casual ambience in your wedding reception space, you can choose to host a buffet-style meal. Your guests will line up at a buffet and choose their own entrees and side dishes from a variety of options. You won’t have to pay for as many servers or staff, but for guests who are older or less mobile, this serving method may prove challenging.

Versatile Cocktail Party
Turning your wedding reception venue into a cocktail party space is an incredibly versatile option. A wedding reception cocktail party can be an elegant, formal affair, or a more casual, low-key event. If you want to avoid the spectacle of wedding reception traditions such as toasts and the first dance, you can easily remove them from the program by hosting an informal cocktail reception. You can also save money by serving cocktails, appetizers, and desserts rather than a full meal.

At The Glasshouses, our affordable wedding venue and wedding reception venue in NYC is completely customizable. Each of our event spaces can accommodate a wedding reception cocktail party, sit-down dinner, or buffet-style meal, as well as the wedding ceremony itself. To learn more about our versatile party spaces, call us today at 888-836-2911.