“Food is symbolic of love
when words are inadequate”
From soup to nuts, LEEAD is there to take care of your every need on your special day. With a menu created just for you from our Chef, an experienced service staff that understands your every need, and a fully-stocked bar for those times that you and your guests need to relax, LEEAD offers personalized service like none other for your wedding day.
When you book your wedding at LEEAD, you get more than just an elegant setting for your reception. You get award-winning cuisine, flexible service options, and a full staff totally committed to providing the best experience for your guests – all working just for you. We have expert team of chefs from five star hotels for preparing North Indian to Continental, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Rajasthani, Punjabi and Guajarati food. Our all menu features are nutritious recipes- freshly made and elegantly catered to utmost client satisfaction.
Food will be one of your major wedding costs — typically, the catering bill accounts for 30 to 40 percent of the total wedding budget. The first big choice you’ll make as you plan your dinner is how to serve your guests. Back in the day, couples pretty much had two choices: a sit-down dinner or a buffet. But nowadays, there are so many more options to explore when deciding how to serve your reception meal. To help you figure out the best serving style for your celebration, we’ve outlined the five most popular meal options.
Reception Meal Style
#1: Plated Dinner
A plated, sit-down dinner is considered the most traditional and formal option as each guest is individually served a plated meal. Typically, guests are served three courses: appetizer, entrée, and dessert (sometimes a fourth course—an intermezzo or amuse bouche—is added before the entrée). In this style we spread out activities (like dances and toasts) in between each course to keep guests engaged and maintain a nice energy throughout the meal service.
Food stations are set up on long tables where guests can walk along and serve themselves. Another option is to have servers stationed behind the buffet table serving each dish. A buffet-style reception is usually considered the most casual style of meal service. Buffets make it easier and more cost effective to provide guests with a variety of choices, which is helpful since many people have so many types of allergies and dietary restrictions.
#3: Food Stations
A station-style reception is one where the food is spread out among different “stations” throughout the reception space. In this style there may be one area that is a carving station, a raw bar, a tapas station, a dessert station, and so forth. Since the stations are spread out throughout the space, guests won’t likely have to wait in line (for very long, at least). At cook-to-order stations, guests can request exactly how they would like their dish prepared.
Similar to a sit-down dinner, a family-style reception has guests assigned to specific dinner tables and waiters to bring the food to the table. Large portions of the dinner offerings are placed on each table on serving platters for guests to fill their own plates (it’s just like sitting down for dinner at home with your family!).
#5: Cocktail-Style Reception
A more recent trend, a cocktail-style reception features appetizers and other small bites offered all evening long in lieu of a sit-down meal. The appetizers are usually one- or two-bite portions and can be a combination of hot and cold options. The appetizers can be passed by servers or stationary for guests to get themselves. This reception style is a good choice for couples wanting a more casual atmosphere and for their guests to really mingle and meet each other.