Cocktail-Style Reception 2018-05-01T00:55:58+00:00

Cocktail-Style Receptions

A cocktail-style reception features hors d’oeuvres and other small bites offered all evening long in lieu of a sit-down meal. The hors d’oeuvres are usually one or two-bite portions and can be a combination of hot and cold options. The hors d’oeuvres can be passed out by servers or stationary for guests to get themselves. This reception style is a good choice for a more casual atmosphere that encourages guests to mingle more and meet each other.

Pros: If your venue is small, cocktail receptions allow you to have more people since you won’t need dinner tables and chairs for every guest. They’re also typically shorter than a sit-down meal, and they allow you to easily circulate throughout the room and chat with everyone. Also, since you’re not serving a main entrée, your food costs can be lower than full meals.

Cons: Some guests may not have attended a cocktail reception, so there may be some confusion if they are expecting a full meal. However, while your food costs might be lower, your guests will likely drink more than at a dinner reception, so your liquor costs might go up if you are covering the bar cost.

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  • Small Affair
  • starting at
  • $19.99
  • per person
  • Choose Any 1 Canapé
  • Carpaccio
  • Crab Mousse
  • Sesame Seared Tuna
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Shrimp Mousse
  • Salmon Mousse
  • Roast Beef
  • Pork Roulades
  • Salami Cones
  • Choose 1 Cold Hors D’Oeuvres
  • Antipasto Skewer
  • Bruschetta 
  • Carpaccio 
  • Cheese Tray
  • Fresh Fruit Tray
  • Fresh Vegetable Tray 
  • Grilled Vegetables 
  • Jumbo Shrimp (+$2)
  • Choose 2 Hot Hors D’Oeuvres
  • Baked Stuffed Mushrooms 
  • Baked Brie
  • Brochettes 
  • Meatballs 
  • Spanikopita 
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Large Affair
  • starting at
  • $24.99
  • per person
  • Choose Any 2 Canapés
  • Carpaccio
  • Crab Mousse
  • Salmon Gravlax
  • Sesame Seared Tuna
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Shrimp Mousse
  • Salmon Mousse
  • Roast Beef
  • Paté
  • Pork Roulades
  • Salami Cones
  • Choose 2 Cold Hors D’Oeuvres
  • Antipasto Skewer
  • Boursin Profiteroles 
  • Bruschetta 
  • Carpaccio 
  • Cheese Tray
  • Fresh Fruit Tray
  • Fresh Vegetable Tray 
  • Grilled Vegetables 
  • Imported Cheese Display 
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Choose 3 Hot Hors D’Oeuvres
  • Baked Stuffed Mushrooms 
  • Baked Brie
  • Brochettes 
  • Caribbean Crab Cakes
  • Coconut Shrimp 
  • Escargot En Croéte 
  • Meatballs 
  • Petite Quiche
  • Salmon En Croéte 
  • Scallops in Bacon 
  • Shrimp Pernod 
  • Snow Crab Dip 
  • Spanikopita 
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Talk of the Town
  • starting at
  • $29.99
  • per person
  • Choose Any 2 Canapés
  • Carpaccio
  • Crab Mousse
  • Salmon Gravlax
  • Sesame Seared Tuna
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Shrimp Mousse
  • Salmon Mousse
  • Roast Beef
  • Paté
  • Pork Roulades
  • Salami Cones
  • Choose 3 Cold Hors D’Oeuvres
  • Antipasto Skewer
  • Antipasto 
  • Boursin Profiteroles 
  • Bruschetta 
  • Carpaccio 
  • Caviars
  • Cheese Tray
  • Fresh Fruit Tray
  • Fresh Vegetable Tray 
  • Fruit De Mer 
  • Grilled Vegetables 
  • Imported Cheese Display 
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Choose 3 Hot Hors D’Oeuvres
  • Baked Stuffed Mushrooms 
  • Baked Brie
  • Brochettes 
  • Caribbean Crab Cakes
  • Coconut Shrimp 
  • Escargot En Croéte 
  • Filet Mignon Bites
  • Lollipop Chops
  • Meatballs 
  • Petite Quiche
  • Salmon En Croéte 
  • Scallops in Bacon 
  • Shrimp Pernod 
  • Snow Crab Dip 
  • Spanikopita 
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip