Touch of Elegance at Your Wedding Reception
Interested in adding a touch of elegance to your wedding reception? Adding an elegant spin to the service and or food presentation is a brilliant way to achieve this. Many wedding receptions begin with a “social hour” or as others call it, “cocktail hour”. This is the time period after the actual wedding ceremony, and before the meal. It is important to consider how much time the guests will wait for the bride & groom, along with the bridal party to arrive (as they will typically be taking photographs after the receiving line is finished at the ceremony). Many couples like to offer some sort of appetizer or hors d’oeuvres, especially if there is a bit of a wait until the actual meal is served. Hors d’oeuvres can be served or displayed in endless ways. Some options are more appealing aesthetically, and others are more efficient. Determining the best option can also depend on the actual appetizer item you are serving. Here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, our experienced event managers are always happy to assist you in making the best decisions for your event…..helping you achieve exactly what you desire. We can offer a multitude of options for displaying your hors d’oeuvres in the room. Incorporating rod iron stands, granite pieces, granite topped rolling carts, and modernly shaped chrome serving dishes are all ways we can give the food at your wedding reception a “high-end” look. Appetizers can be available in different areas of the room, in order to help achieve a nice flow versus the inevitable congestion due to all of the food being located in one area. Another exceptional and formal option you may want to consider is “butler passing” hors d’oeuvres. Butler passing involves servers circulating throughout the room and offering the guests appetizers from a tray or some other sort of unique serving dish….and is typically perceived as classy. I personally prefer the butler passing of hors d’oeuvres, as it enhances a formal event and also allows for your guests to socialize and interact with each other without “searching” for the food, as well the facility staff. If you are interested in learning about more ways the Sioux Falls Convention Center can help you take your cocktail hour to the next level from perception to execution, please give me a call today!
– Jill Hericks | Sales Manager | 605-367-4156 | Sioux Falls Convention Center