They say that the things people most remember about a wedding are the food and the entertainment, so you’ll want to make sure you get your wedding breakfast just right! It’s one of the most important parts of your big day, so check out our guide to make sure your guests’ taste buds are still tingling long after the toasts have finished:
1. Food for thought
It sounds obvious, but you need to make sure there’s going to be something that everyone will be able to eat, whether vegetarian, vegan or dairy free. You definitely won’t want the stress of any of your guests saying on the day that there’s nothing they like! At West Park we can offer you the option of pre-ordering specialised dishes and any dietary requirements from our menu.
A great tip is to write your guests’ meal choices on the back of their place names, so on the day there won’t be any confusion as to who ordered what!
2. Timing is the key
Picture this – you’ve just sat down to your amazing meal, and the next thing you know your evening guests have started arriving and the DJ is ‘discreetly’ setting up in the corner! Not an ideal scenario for your wedding day. It can take longer than you think, so make sure you leave enough time to enjoy your wedding breakfast, you really don’t want to feel like you need to rush. Remember, it’s traditional to have the speeches following the meal, so include enough time for that too.
3. Drink up!
No matter what food you order, you’re going to want delicious drinks to go with it. We can offer you the whole works at West Park, including reception drinks, wine with your wedding breakfast and a bit of sparkle for the toasts. Check out our drinks packages which start at just £13.95 per person. If you prefer, we can offer something tailored just for you, get in contact with us to have a chat.
4. Type of service
Buffet or sit down meal – which way do you go? Lots of couples are opting for an informal buffet for their wedding breakfast these days, often it can keep the costs down and is a great way for your guests to mingle. On the other hand, a sit down meal being brought to you at the table can make your day even more special and sometimes you can get a bigger choice of food this way.
Whatever you choose, we can cater for it at West Park.
5. Food for the kids
We’ve all been there. Those weddings where the little ones don’t fancy the food that’s being served to them, and run around screaming during the meal! Speak to your venue before the big day to make sure they can offer your youngest guests food they’ll enjoy. At West Park we offer a kid-friendly menu, as we want all your guests to feel looked after no matter what their age!
6. Those little extras
That time between the ceremony and wedding breakfast can be when guests’ stomachs start rumbling, so why not think about providing some canapés? It doesn’t have to be huge, just some tasty little nibbles to tide everyone over until the main meal.
Another hungry time for your guests can be during the reception, when the wedding breakfast has gone down and everyone is getting on with having a good time. An evening buffet can be just the thing to keep your guests happy.