The Howard House is a historical colonial revival mansion that’s nestled in the historic district of Dunn, NC. Anyone who passes through the front doors of The Howard House will immediately admire the architectural beauty of this 100 year old mansion. This venue is the perfect location for every bride’s wedding. The mansion’s grounds are just right for a summertime NC wedding catering event especially when the weather is this perfect. We recently had the pleasure, and honor, of catering a beautiful summer wedding here and put together the highlights for your enjoyment.
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Wedding guests were started off with two great tasting Butlered Hors d’ Oeuvres – Above we have our savory Bacon Wrapped Scallops and below we feature Beef Wrapped Portobellos in a Sesame Ginger Glaze.
The bride and groom selected a plethora of Stationary Hors d’ Oeuvres. Here we have a beautiful tray of Imported and Domestic Cheeses. Brie, Goat Cheese, Gouda, Pepper Jack Cheese, Provolone and Cheddar were paired with Crackers, Fresh Fruits and a yummy Apricot Spread.
The Grilled Tuscan, Pita and Focaccia Breads were supplied by Neomonde Bakery.
They were served with 3 amazing spreads – Roasted Red Pepper Humus, Olivada and a Tomato Basil Salsa.
Anchoring the Hors d’ Oeuvres Buffet Stations we served up a tasty treat for the little ones – Gourmet Styled Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bites with Apricot Mustard & Honey Mustard dipping sauces. These fancy chicken nuggets were disappearing quicker than we could make them.
The NC wedding catering buffet started everyone off with Seasonal Greens topped with Cranberries, Walnuts, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Croutons. Guests were able to finish their salads with their choice of either a House Vinaigrette or Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.
An interactive Mashed Potato Bar was a hit with both the kids and the adults. Toppings included Bacon, Sour Cream, Chives, Butter and Cheddar Cheese. And for the health conscious guests, we served a succulent Vegetable Medley Sauté.
The main entree featured a Chicken Breast Stuffed with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Diced Granny Smith Apples. Covered in a Smoked Gouda and Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce, this dish kept guests coming back for seconds.
Carving Stations are always a big hit, especially if you’re using a buffet instead of a formal dinner. Featured here is a Rosemary Roasted, Top Round of Beef served with Au Jus, a Spicy Horseradish Sauce, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, & Balsamic Onion Marmalade. Assorted Fresh Rolls and Grilled Breads were used to make mini sliders.
In the end, it was a beautiful wedding full of love, fun and flavors. If you’re in need of an outstanding NC wedding catering company, give Catering by Design a try. We offer free menu tastings whereas many of our competitors charge for this service. Not only do we serve food but we serve you like you’re a member of our very own family. Call us today or just come by our kitchen.