Food and drink are key elements of any wedding reception. If your reception is at a hotel or restaurant they will obviously be able to take care of the catering, otherwise you will need to hire a caterer.
Do you want just hors d’oeuvres, a buffet, or a 5-course, sit-down dinner? How many of your guests are vegetarian? Should the cuisine be Bermudian, ethnic, or would you like the caterer to prepare your favourite recipes? If the venue is outside, can the caterer supply tents, chairs and tables or will you need to arrange these yourself through local companies like Bermuda Rentals Ltd or Island Rentals?
Do you want alcohol at the reception? Will the venue allow you to supply your own? Can the caterer supply alcohol or do you want to bring in a full bar and bartenders from a specialist company like Burrows Lightbourn or Goslings? Do you want an open bar all night or just for a couple of hours? Should you provide a full range of drinks or just limit the choice to beer and wine?
The cake is the one of the most important features of any wedding. Do you want the caterer to supply it or do you want a specialist like the Crow Lane Bakery? Should you have a groom’s cake? In fact, should you follow many couples and not have a traditional wedding cake at all? Perhaps your guests would prefer chocolate fondues, lemon meringue tartlets and pecan bars instead?
The possibilities are endless. Fortunately Bermuda has a multitude of caterers and you should be able to find one that suits your requirements. These include:
Wine and spirit merchant. Beverage catering service available.
Catering for weddings, corporate events, and private events.
Speciality food store in Hamilton. Also offers a catering service.
Full-service catering company.
Catering arm of one of Bermuda's leading restaurant groups.