Planning a brunch wedding reception

Posted by admin on 22 October 2013 09:13:00 CAT
At the forum company, we’re all about the extraordinary and that is why we love the idea of opting for a delightful brunch wedding reception instead of a typical evening reception. With the variety of elegant and sophisticated ideas that perfectly suit a mid-morning reception, your celebration is sure to be unforgettable!

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Deciding Factors

Brunch wedding receptions not only offer a unique celebratory experience and a different take on décor but also have benefits such as minimising venue, food and alcohol costs. Generally, venues charge less during the day, the kind of food served is cost effective, and people tend to drink less in the morning.But, before you set your heart on a brunch wedding reception, there are a few things to consider:

  • Because brunch weddings usually start between 10am-12pm, will you have enough time in the morning to get ready?
  • Also, will guests who are travelling far be able to make it to the ceremony on time without leaving at the crack of dawn?
  • Even though you might have a vibey jazz band or a DJ, guests might not want to dance and celebrate as much as they
    would were the reception in the evening.
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Here you have the freedom to get creative by deciding on a menu with some panache. Although classic brunch choices such as bacon, eggs, pancakes and muffins are sure to be a favourite amongst your guests, add some flair to your menu by choosing unique flavours such as lemon and rosemary scones and almond banana bread.

When it comes to serving the food, you have the option of seated, buffet, cocktail style, or a combination of all three. Our favourite has to be cocktail style where breakfast favourites are reinvented into appetizing canapés. Imagine a selection of miniature pancakes, muffins, quiches, fruit cups and, doughnuts served with classic breakfast cocktails such as Mimosa’s, Bellini’s, and Bloody Marys.

Leave the food to the forum| private label and we’ll create scrumptious menu options for you to choose from, all according to your taste. Whether you choose the orangery, one of our other beautiful venues or a venue elsewhere, the forum | private label will provide you with personalised service, tailor-made menus, and expert bar and watering staff.

Deciding on décor

In terms of décor, brunch wedding receptions are versatile and suit a variety of themes, be it garden style, elegant country or even sophisticated chic. Remember to consider your venue when deciding on your décor as both need to convey the same message.

Here are some of our favourite elegant and sophisticated brunch reception décor ideas in the ideal setting, the orangery:

Let the forum company help you plan your brunch wedding reception and you can expect exceptional food, the perfect romantic venue, top class service and incredibly precious memories. Contact us for bookings and more information:

(011) 575 3888