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Choose from a variety of menu options to create and customize a menu to fit your personal style. 

Wedding Bar Menu

All prices are subject to a 25% service charge. Wedding bars may be open for up to six (6) consecutive hours.

Santa Julia Cabernet, Novellum Chardonnay, Schlinkhaus Riesling, Pole Clément Brut, and House Seasonal Wine.

Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

Backpocket Murderhorn, Stella Artois, Big Grove Easy Eddy and Press Seltzer.

Titos Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Captain Morgan Rum, Jack Daniels Whiskey, and Jim Beam Bourbon.

Santa Julia Cabernet, Novellum Chardonnay, Schlinkhaus Riesling, Pole Clément Brut, and House Seasonal Wine.

Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

Backpocket Murderhorn, Stella Artois, Big Grove Easy Eddy and Press Seltzer.

Titos Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Captain Morgan Rum, Jack Daniels Whiskey, and Jim Beam Bourbon.

Miller Lite, Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, and Michelob Amberbock.

Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, Sam Adams Boston Lager, and Fat Tire Amber Ale.

Wedding Wine Service

Enhance your experience by choosing to add on a wine or champange service for you guests.

Served to guests at their tables.

Wedding Mocktails

Looking for non-alcoholic beverages for your guests? Upgrade your experience by adding on the following options below.

Choose from strawberry lemon basil, cucumber orange, or lemon mint.

Wedding Hors D'Oeuvres

Choose additional butler passed hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour for $2.00 per person.

With grilled zucchini, goat cheese, and roasted poblano.

Vanilla roasted pears and tart apples over goat cheese mousse in tartlet.

Served on a corn crisp.

Wrapped with prosciutto ham.

Served with orange marmalade.

3 pieces per kabob.

Served with artichoke, olive, provolone, roasted red pepper and pesto marinated mozzarella.

Caramelized onion, fennel and provolone cheese sandwich on sour dough.

Served with tzatziki sauce.

Select from the following options:

Italian sausage and asiago.

Roasted pepper and asiago.

Served with sundried tomato aioli.

Served with choice of sauce: raspberry BBQ, honey glaze, chipotle cream, or sweet onion and tomato.

Served with saffron aioli.

Served with chili honey butter.

Served with spicy raspberry dip.

Served with sweet and sour sauce.

Served with mongolian BBQ sauce.

with roasted pepper and asiago.

Display Hors D'Oeuvres

Wow your guests by having us create a beautiful display of hors d'oeuvres for your guests dining delight.

Small serves 25 guests. Large serves 75 guests. All prices are subject to a 25% service charge.

Served with stone ground mustard, raspberry jam, mini sweet pickles, sliced baguettes, and crackers.

Assorted sliced domestic cheeses and crackers.

Pepperoni, salami, summer sausage, cheddar, havarti, and pepper jack.

Served with an assortment of crackers.

Assortment of pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, and honeydew with yogurt dip.

Assortment of papaya, kiwi, mango, berries, and pineapple.

Assortment of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and cherry tomatoes with ranch dip.

Assorted grilled vegetables with housemade hummus.

Served with bread cubes and tortilla chips.

Served with celery sticks and tortilla chips.

Served with pita wedges.

Wedding Buffet Dinner

Buffet dinners are available in three tier options, each with a different combination of entrées, salads, vegetables, and starches. All buffet dinners include rolls/butter and beverage stations with iced tea, iced water and coffee. All prices are subject to a 25% service charge. .

2 salads, 2 entrees, 1 starch, 1 vegetable

2 salads, 2 entrees, 2 starches, 1 vegetable

2 salads, 3 entrees, 2 starches, 2 vegetables

Served with shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, ranch and raspberry vinaigrette.

Served with pomegranate vinaigrette.

Served with sundried tomato vinaigrette.

Select from the following options:

Roasted potato wedges. 

Parmesan roasted red potatoes.

Sour cream mashed potatoes. 

Herb roasted yukon gold potatoes.

Select from the following options:

Sesame rice.

Artisan rice blend.

Served with soy pineapple chili glaze.

Served with lemon butter sauce.

Served with tarragon cream sauce.

Served with pesto cream sauce.

Served with apple honey sauce.

Served in a shallot demi glaze.

Served with madeira sauce.

Served with caramelized onions and mushrooms.

Served with ricotta and red pepper sauce.

Wedding Plated Dinner

All served dinners include your choice of up to two proteins, one vegetarian entrée, one salad, one vegetable, and one starch option., rolls and butter. All served dinners include beverage service of iced tea, iced water, and coffee. All prices are subject to a 25% service charge.

Served with french fries or mashed potatoes, buttered corn, milk, and a fruit salad. 

Served in a boursin demi glaze.

Served in a merlot glaze.

Served in a bourbon raisin reduction.

Served in a caramel ginger glaze.

Served with pesto cream sauce.

Served with ricotta and red pepper sauce.

Served with chick peas, roasted garlic, and asiago cheese.

Served with a rice blend and tomato chutney.

Served with chipotle cream, red potato, and kale hash.

Served in a smoked tomato demi glaze.

Served with rosemary cream sauce.

Served with shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, ranch and raspberry vinaigrette.

Served with caesar and balsamic dressings.

Served with pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette.

Served with creamy parmesan dressing.

Select from the following options:

Roasted potato wedges. 

Parmesan roasted red potatoes.

Sour cream mashed potatoes. 

Herb roasted yukon gold potatoes.

Select from the following options:

Sesame rice.

Artisan rice blend.

Wedding Cakes and Sweets

All prices are subject to a 25% service charge.
A full sheet cake has approximately 180 pieces. A half sheet cake has approximately 90 pieces. A quarter sheet cake has approximately 45 pieces.

With vanilla swiss buttercream.

With vanilla swiss buttercream.

With strawberry swiss buttercream or vanilla swiss buttercream.

With whipped peanut butter buttercream.

With chocolate swiss buttercream.

With salted caramel swiss meringue buttercream.

With swiss buttercream.

A full sheet cake has approximately 180 pieces. A half sheet cake has approximately 90 pieces. A quarter sheet cake has approximately 45 pieces.

Chocolate cake, whipped chocolate ganache filling, graham cracker crumble layer, and toasted marshmallow frosting.

Brown butter spice cake, cream cheese mousse filling, and maple swiss buttercream.

Coconut cake, passionfruit curd, macadamia crunch layer, and coconut rum buttercream.

Date and toffee cake soaked in toffee sauce, layered with brown sugar bourbon swiss buttercream.

Orange scented pistachio cake, vanilla and cardamom mousse filling, with strawberry swiss buttercream.

Chocolate cake, Nutella ganache, hazelnut crunch layer, and chocolate buttercream.

Spiced apple cake, caramel mousse filling, and vanilla chai buttercream.

Champagne velvet cake, champagne syrup, strawberry jam filling, and vanilla buttercream.

Vanilla bean cake with black and gold sprinkles, hawkfetti crumble layer, and vanilla buttercream.

Thyme scented lemon cake, lemon curd, blueberry compote, and vanilla swiss buttercream.

Almond sponge cake, dark sweet cherry compote, vanilla mousse, and vanilla swiss buttercream.

Rosewater vanilla bean cake, berry mousse with fresh berries, and Italian buttercream.

Select from white, milk, or dark chocolate.

Assortment of chocolate, salted caramel, vanilla bean, coffee, raspberry, lemon, earl grey, and passion fruit. 

Choose one cake and one frosting flavor:

Cake: Red velvet, vanilla, or chocolate.

Frosting: Chocolate, vanilla, or cream cheese.

Assortment of chocolate, salted caramel, vanilla bean, coffee, raspberry, lemon, earl grey, and passion fruit.

Minimum of 1 dozen for each flavor.

Bananas Foster: rum caramel panna cotta, caramelized bananas, pecan crumble - GF, V

Death by Chocolate: dark chocolate mousse, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate sandwich cookie crumble - V

Pistachio Cherry: pistachio pastry cream, red wine poached cherries, vanilla bean shortbread - V

Late Night Snack Stations

Delight your guests by including snacks at your bar and cocktail tables. Upgrade your experience by adding on the following options below for guests to enjoy throughout the evening.

Our late night snack stations are customized to your big day with napkins, paper boats, and utensils to match the theme of your wedding.

All prices are subject to a 25% service charge.

Enjoy a milk and cookie bar with an assortment of cookies, flavors of milk, and fun straws to match your wedding theme.

Choose from two different options:

Butter popcorn station

Specialty popcorn station - choose up to two specialty flavors 

Customization: Our team will take care of the popcorn for your guests with our popcorn bags in a variety of creative flavors. Personalize your bags for an additional $0.50 per bag. 

Incite your guests by displaying a spark of creativity with a donut wall. Sprinkles, Oreos, and various glazes allow your guests to customize their perfect donut.

Let your guest show their creativity by allowing them to build the ultimate tater tot nachos for a late night snack. The station features bacon crumbles, green onion salsa, corn, black beans, sour cream, queso, ranch, hot sauce, and tater tots. The display features glass bowls, cast iron skillets, and paper boats to match your wedding colors for a cohesive experience.

Our chicken and waffles station offers live action waffle making right in front of your guests. The station features fried chicken, syrup, honey sauce, whipped cream, butter and assorted berries. Paper boats (with your wedding colors) are included with this station allowing your guests choose between waffles and syrup or creating a delicious chicken and waffle sandwich at the station.

This beloved station features meatballs, fried ravioli, bosco sticks, alfredo sauce and marina sauce. Paper boats featuring your wedding colors will allow guests to pick and choose their favorites from the station to create an Italian feast. 

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

All prices are subject to a 25% service charge. All prices are per guest. Additional brunch options are available, please see your sales coordinator for more information.

Served with the following:

Pico de Gallo.

Pineapple salsa.

Roasted tomato salsa.

Post-Wedding Brunch Buffet

Looking for a way to continue the celebration? Our post-wedding brunch options offer you a hassle-free meal after your big day.

All prices are subject to a 25% service charge. Additional brunch options available, please see your sales coordinator for details.