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Why Your Wedding Caterer is so Important

If you are planning your wedding, you are probably working through a checklist and building your wedding team of vendors. During the process, it is important to realize your wedding team is essential to creating the wedding you envision. We all want to create a well-crafted food experience that makes the magical day an unforgettable wedding celebration. Your dining experience relies upon the choices you make about your wedding caterer.

A Wedding Caterer with Variety

Your food choices are some of the most important decisions you will make about your reception. The menu is no doubt a personal choice. It might correlate with your theme or recreate a first date dining experience that is significant to your relationship. Once you know your menu, the challenge is to find the wedding caterer to create it.

The path to discovery is simplified when you participate in food tasting with the preferred vendors at your wedding venue. Your venue will likely have open house events as well. An open house event is an opportunity to efficiently meet with a variety of caterers and taste a variety of foods under one roof.

Many couples might assume it is a simple solution to host their wedding at a venue that also serves food; however, having your menu options limited can negatively affect the dining experience. A wedding venue with an open vendor policy that allows couples the option to choose an outside wedding caterer can provide more freedom and flexibility with your cuisine.

Menu Trends

Trends suggest that couples are seeking to create a unique experience with food that guests will never forget. More and more couples are choosing a global fusion with fine dishes from France, Italy, West Africa, New Orleans, India and Latin culture. Couples are also following health trends and serving plant-based options. Keep your menu unique, and choose a wedding caterer that provides the level of variety and flexibility you seek to create the dinging experience you envision.

Crystal Ballroom on the Lake
Crystal Ballroom on the Lake

Food Manager and a Wedding Caterer

Most couples assume they need a wedding caterer with food plating and full service to cover their reception. This is not always the case. An exceptional wedding caterer is essential, but if they are unable to staff the event with food service, there is the option of a professional food manager. A food manager at your wedding venue can work with your wedding caterer and carry out very specific and important tasks above and beyond catering to ensure a successful dining experience.

A food manager allows couples the opportunity to drop off their cuisine for a buffet-style event. Food managers manage the food and provide portion control. Banquet staff and room attendants can service your event as part of an all-inclusive wedding venue. Food drop options also allow couples the opportunity to choose their favorite restaurant as a wedding caterer or a family chef instead.

Crystal Ballroom on the Lake
Crystal Ballroom on the Lake

Crystal Ballroom on the Lake

Bring your magical day to Crystal Ballroom on the Lake and meet with the professional in-house design team and preferred wedding caterers to create the wedding of your dreams. Crystal Ballroom on the Lake designs and creates a wedding from fantasy. Say “I do” and dine in absolute elegance with unparalleled service and customized designs. Consult with our designers, and pick and plan your magical moment, from the colors and fabrics to the flowers and centerpieces.

Secure our food manager services to work with your wedding caterer for a successful reception. The collaboration between vendors and Crystal Ballroom makes creating the wedding of your dreams effortless. Work with our in-house designers, planners and food managers, and connect with our wedding caterers to plan every detail of your perfect moment. Plan your wedding at Crystal Ballroom, and make your wedding day everything it should be.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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