Here at O’Neill Arms, we often get asked what our views are on Wedding Canapes. How many are essential? For how long will they be served? What will be served?
Read below to find out more…
We at O’Neill Arms know canapés are not essential, but they are sure to be a welcome addition to your wedding reception. Teamed with a celebratory glass of bubbles, a canapé (or two) can keep your wedding guests’ hunger at bay, ahead of a sumptuous wedding banquet to follow.
How Many and for How Long?
Canapés will most likely be the first thing your guests will have eaten since leaving home. All the more reason to make it delicately delicious and just enough to leave them excited for the main banquet to shortly follow.
On the basis that your drinks reception is around the standard mark of an hour and a half, a good rule of thumb is 3 – 5 canapés per person. We feel that this is a great amount to whet your guest’s appetite and get them anticipating what tasty delights are to follow.
What will be served?
You can serve a range of canapes at your wedding. We recommend choosing 4 or 5 difference canapes to suit different tastes this way you will be sure to satisfy all your guests. Mini Crab Cake, Spicy Prawn Crostini, Chilli & Coriander, Wild Mushroom & Parmesan Tartlets are just some of our most popular canapes. For our full range ask our award-winning wedding coordinator.
An hour and a half may feel like a long time when planning your post-ceremony reception, however, when surrounded by close family and friends you will find that this portion of your day will go by in a flash. Remember, there’s only two of you and as much as you’d love to spend every minute mingling with your guests, your drinks reception is also the time where you will get whisked away by your photographer for your first pictures as a newlywed couple.