Rehearsal Dinner Catering

Rehearsal dinners are important — they set the tone for a wedding and provide the last opportunity for the wedding party to connect, have fun and unwind before the big day. If you want the ultimate rehearsal dinner catering in the Raleigh-Durham area, Catering By Design has just what you need. Here are a few delicious food ideas.

Rehearsal Dinner Food Ideas

You’ve already made most of your plans for the wedding day, but making more decisions may seem overwhelming. We are here to help.

1. Themed Buffets

Buffets are great for rehearsal dinners — they allow guests to choose what they like. You can theme them and adapt them to be different from your wedding menu. Popular themed buffets include:

  • Italian buffet: This classic option includes grilled bread with a selection of dips and a buffet menu of chicken caesar salad, breaded chicken, eggplant parmesan, vegetable medleys and tortellini with peas and prosciutto.
  • Southern buffet: Our Southern-style buffet offers butlered and stationary hors d’oeuvres, a dinner menu, a smoked beef brisket carving station and a chef-manned action station serving sauteed shrimp and grits with cheddar, caramelized onion and bacon.
  • Dazzle Me buffet: With our Dazzle Me buffet, you’ll enjoy butlered hors d’oeuvres of scallops in bacon and beef portobello stacks, stationary hors d’oeuvres and a dinner buffet of upscale vegetable medleys, tortellini and delectable sides. It’s completed with a rosemary-roasted prime rib carving station.

2. Station Options

You may want to do something more fun and less formal. Station options are neat ideas for this:

  • Fajita bar: Have a final feast with chicken and steak, onion and various toppings like guacamole, sour cream and cilantro lime rice.
  • Slider bar: Build your perfect burger with sides, cheeses, condiments and other toppings.
  • Macaroni and cheese bar: Select our signature mac and cheese with your ultimate toppings of shredded smoked gouda, bacon bits, green onion or diced tomatoes.

3. Full-Service Dinner

If your perfect rehearsal dinner is more formal, we have a selection of menus you can choose from or customize. Our expertly trained staff will deliver plates to your tables. You can also select our full bar service, elevating your dining experience further.

Contact Us for the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Catering

With seasoned experts like Catering By Design, getting rehearsal dinner catering ideas is simple. We prepare, deliver, present and clean up the food service afterward.

With over 20 years of experience, complete dietary requirement customization, quick responses and competitive pricing, we’ll go above and beyond to see that your rehearsal dinner will be perfect.

Contact us online or call us for a free consultation.

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