Plated service or buffet: How to choose the style of meal for your wedding?
We have identified 4 main criteria to help you make your choice:
A castle evokes the fairytale wedding.
An exceptional place where romance, enchantment and sophistication shine.
When your wedding reception takes place in a château, service à l'assiette is the natural choice, and will add elegance to the prestige of the setting.
Estates and reception halls generally allow all types of plated or buffet service.
However, to avoid overloading the space, we recommend that you leave enough room for buffet service.
For more than 100 guests, allow enough space for two buffet areas.
Plate service, synonymous with elegance, is relatively more expensive than buffet service. That's why it's crucial to budget accordingly.
When planning your event, comparing different quotations will enable you to position yourself and decide what budget you wish to allocate to offer yourself and your guests a memorable culinary experience.
The tone you want to set for your reception is also a decisive criterion.
For an elegant and refined wedding, we recommend a plated service.
It's the perfect choice if you want your wedding to radiate sophistication and grace.
For a wedding that we'd like to be more convivial, warm and less formal, we'll opt for buffet service.
If you dream of a celebration where your guests feel comfortable and free to interact, the buffet is ideal.
Create a menu that reflects you and brings you together
A buffet menu allows you to offer a variety of dishes to satisfy a wide range of culinary preferences.
It offers the opportunity to share a diverse culinary experience with your guests. It's the ideal choice for introducing your guests to a variety of dishes and a gastronomic culture.
A menu served by the plate allows you to offer a more elaborate and refined menu, with carefully presented dishes.
The only drawback is that the choice of menu may not satisfy the tastes of all your guests.
However, it may also be a good idea to offer your guests a choice of two dishes.
Test tastings with the service providers you've selected will give you confidence in your choice of menu.
That said, there are no wrong choices, and we invite you to plan a memorable wedding that reflects you and makes you happy above all else!