BBQ feasts are something everybody loves, but have you thought about banquet-style food for your wedding? This style of catering is great for creating a buzzy and informal atmosphere, while guests tuck into the delicious food they want rather than being stuck with a plate put before them. If you’re opting for a wedding banquet, it’s important to find the right space within your venue to make things as easy as possible for you and your guests. Here are a few things to consider.
For those who want to go all-out and create the sense of a medieval feast, using long tables is ideal for this type of wedding breakfast. You could even have a top table at the back which overlooks two or three long tables seating your other guests. This looked incredible at a banquet-style wedding we recently catered for, where the theme was Game of Thrones décor with the family houses hanging above as table names. Long tables allow for food to be spread out easily; great if you have a large hog roast with sides to share. It also helps to create an amazing atmosphere in the room, where everybody can sit and chat with those around them, rather than being separated across lots of different tables. This set-up fits in perfectly at historic venues with lots of period features.
For those hoping to provide a unique experience at their wedding feast, having a venue with space you can fully customise to your theme and tastes is the perfect solution. Couples we’ve worked with who want to personalise spaces often choose venues such as a barn or large hall which offer an entirely blank canvas to play with. It’s easier to set up the wedding banquet you want, and it also makes it more flexible for your wedding caterer too, who will have more space to work in. Choose a catering company who can ensure your food presentation and sharing platters also fit in with your theme, creating the feel of a true banquet feast.
Outdoor Celebrations & Marquees
Another venue ideal for those who would love to create a banquet for their wedding breakfast is those who are braving the Great British weather and setting up outdoor celebrations. This way, there’s plenty of space available, and you could arrange for your caterers to cook in front of your guests. This is a great way to create the party vibe you want before guests have been seated. This is often an option chosen alongside a marquee in case of rain, where your banquet tables can easily be set up undercover if required. You could even decorate the marquee in line with your theme.