Dinner or Hors d’oeuvres?

Your wedding is definitely not all about eating – but food will most likely play an important role if you want everyone to feel great. If you are undecided and if you don’t know exactly whether you should be serving a dinner or simply some hors d’oeuvres, read on and find out more. We have gathered some tips to help you make the best choice for your wedding.


  • Dinners are more elegant and formal. So, if you want your wedding to be a very formal event, definitely go for an actual dinner. Even more, if you want to make your guests feel like they are treated royally, opt for a sit-down dinner with waiters and waitresses.
  • Hors d’oeuvres tend to be more casual and they are suitable for those of you who don’t care a lot about the level of formality. Still, keep in mind that hors d’oeuvres come in many variations. From mini-burgers to exquisite smoked salmon and caviar snacks, everything’s possible. Therefore, make sure you choose hors d’oeuvres that suit your wedding style too.
  • Consider the costs too. In general, having a sit-down dinner is probably the most expensive option you have. Having a buffet dinner is probably the second-most expensive choice you can make, while serving hors d’oeuvres can be a budget-friendly option too. Bear in mind that this can depend a lot on what you plan on serving.
  • If your wedding takes place in the first part of the day (morning, noon, afternoon), serving a full-course meal may feel a bit too much considering the time of the day. In this case, hors d’oeuvres would probably be a much better choice.

No matter what you choose, rest assured that The Mackey House can host the wedding you have always dreamed of. Versatile, beautiful and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, our venue will provide you with the best service there is!

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