One of the best ways to keep your guests entertained throughout your wedding reception is to have a fun cocktail menu they can choose from. WeddingWire offers some great suggestions to help make your open bar one to remember.
Garnishes add both decoration and/or flavor to a cocktail. Talk to your caterer about adding a fun citrus twist, decorative umbrellas, or custom stirrers to both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks!
Skip the sugary drinks and go healthy.
People are looking for healthier cocktails more than ever before. Ask your bartender to create a cocktail using a popular seltzer or an all natural mixer. Then, consider adding a fresh fruit or herb to the drink for a natural flavor.
Mocktails: It’s always a nice touch to have a fun mocktail for your guests who are driving or not able to have an alcoholic drink. Consider a fun sparkling lemonade with a seasonal garnish so that the drink doesn’t feel boring or too simple.
Classics are a must:
Never underestimate the power of a good, old fashioned cocktail. Promote the classic drinks people haven’t had in ages, such as a French 75, a Manhattan, or a Gimlet.
To get more ideas about what kind of cocktails to serve at your cocktail hour or reception, visit our Pinterest page!
While classic and traditional styles are always beautiful, some new trends are worth considering! Brides.com shares the latest with engagement bands for 2018!
These chevron bands are not only adorable in style, but also unique and allow for you to have fun with diamond patterns.
We love the colored stone trend! Depending on the stone you choose, you can have fun matching the stone with the band. This rose-gold diamond looks stunning with its yellow gold band.
Oval Cut Diamonds:
Oval cut diamonds are a great way to combine both the emerald and classic round cut diamonds. For the brides who can’t decide, this may be the shape for you! If you’re unsure about the ring you want, we suggest trying on a few bands to see which looks best on your ring finger. For more ideas, visit our Pinterest page!
Celebrate at Snug Harbor is the perfect venue for a family or corporate holiday gathering. Host your holiday event in our grand Great Hall for larger parties, or our cozy Gallery for smaller, cocktail events. Either way, your guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to celebrate the holidays. We’ve gathered some inspiration from Food & Wine Magazine to get you in the holiday spirit!
These little sopressata-wrapped cones are a holiday favorite! You can consult with your Event Designer about varying the filling. You can use chopped pepperoncinis, radicchio, or even grappa-soaked raisins!
Your guests will love a flakey puff pastry with salty prosciutto and melted fontina cheese rolled into a bite-size treat.
This squash and kale toast is the perfect holiday appetizer with its varied flavor and texture.
Enjoy a baked camembert with pears. Add a splash of pear brandy and maple syrup to add a twist to this baked brie. Relish Caterers, the owner of Celebrate at Snug Harbor, can create the flavorful holiday hors d’oeuvres you’re inspired by on Pinterest or your favorite food magazines. The best holiday gatherings include delicious food and wonderful company. You provide the company, Celebrate at Snug Harbor can provide the rest!
When having a spring or summer wedding, you have options in scheduling your wedding day. Although very popular to have a late afternoon wedding that goes into the night, there’s something unique and intimate about having a morning wedding. Whether you’ve dreamed of having a dinner with dancing into the early hours of the morning, or mimosas with low-key brunch or lunch reception, you can’t go wrong as long as you consider the main elements of your day.
Consider the venue:
Make sure your venue offers you what you want for either style wedding. At Celebrate at Snug Harbor, you have the choice of both indoor and outdoor venues with lots of lighting for a morning wedding. Daytime weddings are also excellent for a garden party or reception, of which Celebrate offers many garden options. The featured photos highlight both indoor and outdoor ceremony options for a morning wedding. The Art Gallery on the Snug Harbor property offers optimal lighting so that everyone can see the gorgeous details of your ceremony and the building. The top photo took place in our Tuscan Garden, which is entirely outdoors. Indoor or outdoor, you can’t go wrong!
If you’re looking to go a little more classic with your ceremony and reception times, Celebrate at Snug Harbor has you covered. The featured collage captures the possibilities Celebrate at Snug Harbor has to offer you for a late afternoon/evening wedding. The couple on the left is walking through the garden in the sunset. Very magical! The top right photo featured our Tented Pavilion, which is a great combination of an indoor and outdoor space. The photo captures the bistro lights as the sun is setting, creating a romantic atmosphere for you and your wedding guests. The bottom right photo of the collage shows off our Great Hall, which can offer you and your guests any creative lighting options you wish when the sun goes down!
Consider the menu:
If you’re going for a morning wedding, you’ll want to offer more of a lunch-time meal to your guests. Because Celebrate at Snug Harbor is operated by Relish Caterers + Event Planning, you won’t have to break a sweat over morning or evening wedding menus.
For morning weddings, consider small plates as your main meal with hors d’oeuvres. The featured collage highlights just a fraction of what Relish Caterers can come up with for your special day. You can serve a fresh beef carpaccio, as featured on the top of the collage. From the left to right, the bottom photos include a beet napoleon, escarole salad with roasted strawberries and walnuts, and a roasted beet salad. You’ll want a caterer that can bring color and flavor to life with your small plates. Relish Caterers can do just that!
For your evening wedding, it’s best to serve a dinner to your guests.The featured collage captures a few of the options you’ll have with Relish Caterers. The photo on the left shows a delicious beef tenderloin. To the top right, a seared pork chop and to the bottom right, a roasted free range chicken. You’ll be able to select exactly what you want with a caterer who has been a leader in creating and executing one-of-a-kind weddings.
There can be fantastic pros to either wedding time. The most important decisions you make will be where you have your wedding and who will take care of the meals so that no matter the time of day, you’ll be able to enjoy the memorable day.
Some of the most fun you’ll have while designing your wedding day is finding creative ways to bring the spirit of you as a couple to friends and family. The wedding cake, cake topper, favors and invitations are great places to start to incorporate your couple style and personality.
The Wedding Cake:
The wedding cakes is a great place to express yourselves in a delicious way. If the trip you took to Italy was the moment when you first fell in love, a cake made with mascarpone or cannoli filling may be a great way to remember that special moment in time. The added touch of decorating the cake to showcase the geography of your trip will really bring the sentiment together. Perhaps you and your fiancé share a pet or pets. Maybe you met at the dog park. Having a custom cake topper made of your pets is a fun way to make them part of the day, as well as a great conversation piece for guests to focus on. Do you both love the beach? Try tying in a nautical element to your cake as in the featured photo below. Work with your event planner or caterer on finding the perfect way to make your cake something you and your guests will remember.
The Wedding Favors:
Your wedding favors are a chance for you to get really creative and think about how you wish to send off your wedding guests at the end of the night. The featured collage shows just how unique some favors can be. If you and your fiancé love coffee, try sending your guests home with your favorite blend. The signage is also an adorable touch! You can’t go wrong with saying goodbye to your guests with your favorite snack. Consider something easy to pack in a container that will look pretty and pleasing to your guests, such as the featured s’mores. Are you and your spouse garden lovers? Because thanking your guests with your favorite plant, such as a succulent, is just the cutest favor!
Have fun with this process! There are so many ways to incorporate your interests in the wedding invitations to get your guests excited about attending your big day. The featured collage highlights the many ways you can present your guests with unique invitations. For book lovers everywhere, try creating a wedding booklet your guests can flip through. This is a cute and compact way to include a ton of important information about your big day. If you’re having a more rustic wedding day, take a look at the top right photo of the collage. Creating a foldable invitation that previews the details of your rustic farm wedding is unique and beautiful. Including a detachable RSVP card at the bottom is just the right touch! For couples who dominate game night or just love a good competition, consider having your invitation look like a board game, as featured in the bottom left photo. And if your guests will be traveling, we highly recommend including the travel theme to your invite. Who wouldn’t get excited about a boarding pass, like in the bottom right photo?
Thinking about how to tie in your personality is a great way for you and your fiancé to bond during what can be a stressful process. It also adds the element of excitement because it’s one of the first things you’ll create together as a soon-to-be married couple!