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What Is Your Party Style? Family Style Catering.

How do you choose what to serve for dinner at your wedding reception? Ask yourself, “what is my party style?” You may be more of a traditional meal type of couple and prefer a plated dinner. Or you may like the more intimate setting of a family style meal. To help you figure out the best serving style for your celebration we are continuing our latest blog series: What is Your Party Style. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of hosting a family-style wedding reception.

Reception Meal Style: Family Style Wedding Catering

Similar to a sit-down dinner, family-style tahoe wedding reception catering has guests assigned to specific dinner tables and waiters to bring the food to the table. Large portions of the dinner offerings are placed on each table on serving platters for guests to fill their own plates.

What you’ll love about a catered family style meal

Family-style dining is very intimate and feels like sitting down for dinner at home with your family. Guests can help themselves to as much food as they’d like and the mealtime is very efficient as guests can begin eating immediately after serving themselves.

What you’ll want to consider about a family style meal

Family-style dining requires ample space on your dinner tables for the various platters and dishes. You may need to account for additional platters and serving pieces in your event rentals as well.

Below is an example of a family style wedding reception dinner we could help you create:


Pear & Pecorino Salad
mixed greens with pears, hazelnuts, pecorino and a white balsamic vinaigrette


Crispy Chickpea Panisse
garlic aioli, harissa-tomato sauce, braised kale


Rack of Lamb
with mint salsa verde


Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
with rosemary & garlic

Grilled Zucchini & Eggplant
with fresh herbs


Vanilla Panna Cotta
with strawberry jam, pistachio brittle

Baked Meringue
with whipped cream & fresh berries

If you have an upcoming wedding to plan for, we would love to help make your day special! We understand planning the wedding meal can be a lot of work. At Blend, we create custom catering menus inspired by your vision. Give us a call today to get started on the best wedding catering menu for you!