A Winter Wedding at the Cardinal Room

Winter wedding at the Cardinal Room near Zionsville, Indiana

Winter evokes all kinds of emotions, from sitting and watching the snow fall to comfort food and the nostalgia and celebration of the holiday season. When it comes to winter weddings, some of the small details that we can incorporate into your catering and décor can make your event stand out.

Winter wedding decor

During this time of year, grilled root vegetables are in season, and often make their way onto the plate as side dishes to complement heavier entrees such as prime rib, roast beef, chicken or other main courses. Comfort food such as mashed potatoes, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese and other dishes tend to play center stage during the winter months, as do hot beverages such as teas, coffee and cocoas.

We recently catered an Indianapolis wedding reception at the Cardinal Room banquet hall on the grounds of the Golf Club of Indiana (near Whitestown/Zionsville/Brownsburg). This evening event hosted nearly 250 guests, and the food gave a nod to the winter weather with comfort food and a dash of whimsy.

Bride Santa dance

Santa made an appearance at this bride’s wedding to dance a special dance during the reception.

THE MENU:

The bride and groom chose some of their favorites for their guests to enjoy on their special day, including:

Waiter-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres:

  • Mini meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato “frosting”
  • Spicy crab cake with Mango Mojo
  • Individual shrimp cocktail in a shot glass

Salad Course:

  • Mixed organic field greens with pecans, cranberries, goat cheese
  • Ranch and champagne dressings

Entrée Courses:

  • Prime rib with horseradish cream and peppercorn sauce
  • Airline chicken breast with goat cheese, pancetta and rosemary
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Wood-grilled vegetables with herb de Provence and Balsamico
  • Rolls and Butter

A Toast to Comfort

In keeping with the winter theme, the bride and groom opted to offer cookies and skim milk to guests in lieu of a champagne toast, which also served well for the children in attendance. They also featured a coffee and hot cocoa station for guests to warm up while enjoying the reception.

Coffee and Hot Cocoa beverage station

The bride chose hot chocolate while the groom chose coffee, which we incorporated into this beverage station for guests.

Book your Winter Wedding or Event with Us:

Interested in booking a winter wedding or catered event with Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering in the near or distant future? Give us a call at 317-283-2776 or fill out our online web form and we can set up a time to discuss.