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Using a Catering Service for Your Wedding Reception

Planning a wedding can seem an overwhelming task; there is so much to decide!  Perhaps you want a seasonal theme, marking the occasion of spring.  Should you go with a lilac or rose colored scheme, chrysanthemum or geranium flowers, a traditional white dress with delicate frills and a long train, or a trendy, modern style?  What about aura, ambience and décor?  Which of the wedding venues in Utah fully meets your needs and desires?  The list seems to grow and grow as you envision this special and unforgettable hallmark of your life.  One aspect of wedding planning that will take an enormous amount of time, meticulous planning, organized preparation, and seamless execution is food.

The kind of food service that will be featured at your selected Utah wedding reception center is a big decision to make.  The choice of catering can easily consume more than half of your wedding budget.  Furthermore, the quality of food and service at your reception will be a big factor in the success of your event.  You ideally want an experience that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.  The type of food and style of service will influence the mood, tone and feeling of your reception.  You will have to consider how formal or casual you want your reception to be.  Do you desire a cozy, warm, family feeling or the most exquisite dining experience?  How will the reception tie into your overall wedding theme, will a five-meal course be appropriate, which desserts will add the perfect sensual element, what time of day will it be?

It may help to keep a running list of your ideas.  Freely explore your tastes, fantasies and varied options, but strive for a workable balance and keep within your budget.  You may go after exotic flavor but be sure to have customary options that can keep everyone happy.  Think about serving styles.  Seated meals are considered the best choice for a very formal wedding while buffet style may be perfect for a more relaxed, casual and festive atmosphere.  Keep in mind that buffet-style receptions can still be formal with the choice of servers filling plates.  One particular advantage to the buffet style is that guests can pick and choose exactly what they would like on their plate.  A passed-tray service style, where the waiters walk around serving cocktails and finger-food from trays, may be more appealing for shorter or evening receptions.  It is also important to remember your variety of guests with different needs, like vegetarians or elders, and the size of your guest list.    With a catering service at any Utah wedding reception center, taste, variation and presentation are optimal.

Hiring a catering service is a convenient, hassle-free choice for providing food for your event.  The last thing you want to worry about after you have said “I do” is whether the salmon turned out alright.  Wedding caterers already have the experience required to pull off a successful event.  In addition, you do not have to think about obtaining all the necessary catering supplies and equipment needed to prepare food for a large group of people, or worry about delegating kitchen responsibilities.  There are many intricate details that you might not have even thought of that may require your attention in the course of preparing for an event.  Having a catering service manage all of these tasks for you can reduce an enormous amount of stress and anxiety.  On the big day, all you should have to do is bask in the dream-like glow that will certainly surround you.

Another good reason to hire a catering service is to ensure the food and service leaves a truly one-of-a-kind impression.  A catering service often offers exquisite dining options with chefs that have years of experience in preparing high-quality, delectable servings with unique taste and presentation.  The right catering ingredients may turn out one of the loveliest wedding receptions in Utah.

The Atrium, Western Gardens’ beautiful Sandy reception center, offers the convenience of its own catering service.  You may select from a series of diverse buffet options: Garden Buffets, Celebration Buffets, Bow Tie Buffets, Classic Buffets, White Tie Buffets or Dinner Buffets. Each buffet style has further options to refine your style and taste.  From the Atrium’s signature wedding menus you may choose your preference of hot and cold hors d’oeuvrs, desserts, salads, sandwiches, pies, cakes, entrees and beverages.  Review the Atrium’s wedding menus to compare and contrast the long list of appetizing choices.

Your wedding will be one of the most memorable occasions in the storybook of your life.  Do not hesitate to get the help you will need planning all the wondrous details.  A catering service may be a wise choice to ensure the smooth outcome of your reception.  As you gear up for the big day, explore your choices, be creative, and have fun!

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