Discover Various Wedding Reception Options For Your Wedding


A wedding reception is a crown on your perfect day! With the formalities all done, your reception gives you both time to relax and enjoy the special people who’ve come to celebrate with you.

The type of reception you choose depends on what time of day you get married, the wedding reception venue, the number of guests, and your personality as a couple. Here are some options for you to consider.

Bubbly & Cake

Often held between traditional mealtimes, a champagne and cake reception offers guests a spread of cakes, fresh fruit, mini pastries, and plenty of champagne for toasting.

Usually held mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or later in the evening, bubbly and cake-style receptions are sweet celebrations that allow for lots of mingling and chatting among the guests. For newlyweds who may be traveling and on a tight time-deadline, this type of reception can be kept on the shorter side.

Classic Sit-Down Dinner

A popular reception choice, a plated sit-down dinner consisting of multiple courses brought to seated guests. Reception formalities such as speeches, throwing the bouquet, and cutting the cake are often interspersed between courses.

This type of reception allows for a lingering, un-rushed time together and leads perfectly into a night of dancing!

You can discuss what’s on the menu with the wedding reception venue and relax for the evening, knowing that all your guests will be taken care of.

Buffet Dinner

A buffet dinner can be more informal than a classic reception, as the guests are free to serve themselves whatever food they prefer.

Stations are set up around the venue, with waiters replenishing the dishes as necessary. For larger wedding parties, it is customary to release the tables at different times to line up for food to ease congestion at the tables.

Cocktail-Style Reception

Go gourmet with bite-size snacks of beautifully constructed hors d’oeuvres brought to guests by servers carrying trays. While most of the guests mingle and chat in between snacking, it’s a good idea to provide informal seating for those who need to get off their tired feet.

Of course, you can’t have a cocktail reception without some fine cocktails. Galuppi’s offers a range of hand-crafted specialty cocktails to treat your guests. Finish off the evening with delicious bite-size desserts for an evening your guests will remember.

Themed Reception

Fun couples pick a theme for their reception based on something they have in common. Inspiration may come from the city where they met, a significant song, or an activity they both love. For example, a couple who does ballroom dancing as a hobby may choose to recreate a glittering ball with all the elegance of a bygone era, or a couple who loves horse riding may host a super fun line-dancing reception.

Add Music For A Magical Event

Whether you hire a live band or bring in a DJ, the right wedding reception music adds atmosphere and vibe to your reception. For a touch of elegance, think classical music and hire a string quartet, woodwind band, or pianist. If you want to party with your friends, find a DJ with the latest hits at his fingertips.

You can also pick musicians that match your theme. For a whimsical fairytale setting, bring in a harpist. Going back to the 50s for your big day? A rock ‘n roll band will fit right in. It’s your special day, and you get to create the atmosphere you want!

Looking For A Versatile Reception Venue In South Florida? Look No Further!

Galuppi’s has several areas available to create the reception you’re dreaming of. From intimate indoor spaces to a banquet room and an outdoor patio area, there’s a space here for you with views to take your breath away.

Our professional staff of party planners, designers, caterers, chefs, and servers are at your service. We are ready to make your dream reception happen.  Get in touch with us today and let us make your wedding reception effortlessly unforgettable!

For more information give us a call at 954-785-0226 and for band night reservations make sure to book here:


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