We know that every detail of your wedding matters to you, and it does to us too! Because we want each element to perfectly reflect your style and tell part of your story, we’ve made all our wedding packages exceptionally flexible. When working with us to customize your wedding menu ideas, you will have a plethora of enhancements from which to choose to personalize your guests’ experience—what is sure to be an equally delicious, beautiful and memorable one.
With these food and beverage upgrades, you can treat guests to an unforgettable experience in any of the incredible Galleria Marchetti wedding venues that match your vision.
If the Italian term “abbondanza,” which means “abundance,” strikes a chord with you, then you are probably looking for ways to squeeze more delectable food into your wedding. Fortunately, from your first choice of food items to the last, we love to give guests this lavish experience.
You can open your cocktail hour with an exceptional variety of gourmet butler-passed hors d’oeuvres such as:
If you will have an exceptionally large wedding topping a 250-guest count, facilitating guest flow and ensuring everyone finds a satisfying bite with ease is an extra challenging task. Fortunately, our experienced team can help you make and execute a solid plan. One of the best ways to encourage guests to move about is by spreading platters and stations throughout your venue space. There is no easier way to draw guests into an area than by setting up chef-attended stations like:
One of the best ways to share your story and make sure every guest gets a taste of it is by having your signature cocktail butler-passed during your cocktail hour. Whichever part of your story it shares—from your first date to your latest vacation together—we can help you design a signature cocktail that tells it in an exceptionally refreshing way.
But don’t stop customizing your beverage service with a signature cocktail. A variety of innovative offerings can showcase your personality. For example, imagine a nitro martini bar where vodka is frozen with liquid nitrogen to create an awe-inspiring visual display. Or for an atmosphere that is more sparkly than mystically foggy, consider selecting a six-hour open bar including prosecco or Italian sparkling wine that remains open from start to finish.
Stuzzichini and intermezzi are two courses that can be added to your seated dinner to ensure guests enjoy as formal or relaxed of an experience as your wedding calls for.
Being reminiscent of family-style dinners, stuzzichini, or snacks, help guests feel at home. As they pass around plates and sample tasty treats before being served a wonderful plated meal, a relaxed vibe comes forth. Some of our most popular stuzzichini to place on dining tables include:
If you are looking to embrace grandeur in your dinner service, think back to aristocratic banquets filled with traditions including the serving of intermezzi or “palate cleansers.” Serving sorbet of your liking (lemon, raspberry, orange or mango flavor) before the entrée is a great way to add your taste and an element of gravitas to your formal reception.
When it comes time to indulge in an entrée, no doubt guests will be enraptured by luxury dishes such as a beautiful duet plate of filet mignon with rosemary red wine reduction and halibut with a golden parmesan crust and cream sauce.
When dinner service ends, guests know the big party is soon to begin. But first, take them back in time by offering cordials at the bar. Embrace the theme that “what’s old is new again” and bring generations together with beverages like:
After enjoying an impressive dinner service and cake cutting, help guests finish off their culinary experience with a bang. You can expand their dessert options and put on a big show with chef-attended action stations:
Every guest is sure to be tantalized by the act our talented chefs put on as they cook these fun desserts in front of them. However, to ensure every guest finds the sweet treat they are craving, you may want to also set up a chef’s sweets station with these alternative desserts:
The opening of late night bites stations signals to guests that the formal part of your wedding is over and it’s time to let loose and simply celebrate. When displayed in the annex at the south end of The Pavilion, a retractable roof and sides give you incredible flexibility to open up guests’ whole experience. They may even take their late night bites out to the 72 feet of linear fire pits in the adjacent terrace—there is no better way to relax on a beautiful evening than by roasting s’mores!
For decades, our family has been passionate about incorporating couples’ stories into charming wedding experiences. That is why all our menus are custom designed to be as unique as your wedding vision.
To find out how we can fine-tune your food and beverage selections to embrace all your wedding dreams, contact us online or give us a call at (312) 563-0495.
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