Wedding Planning Weddings are often the culmination of a couple’s journey, and the start of their NEW journey together as man and wife.  Consequently, the wedding reception is an event that will encompass the celebration aspect of this momentous occasion!  Every couple is unique, however most couples have one thing in common…..they stress the importance of the food served at their reception.  In fact, if you ask a guest of a wedding reception a general question about their thoughts on an event they just attended, a majority of the time the food will be the topic of conversation and the aspect that is typically scrutinized.  The expectation in regards to the amount of menu options offered and the quality of the food served continue to increase, especially in the wedding reception world….and rightfully so, as the food will typically be the majority of the expense incurred.  As a result, carefully researching wedding reception venues prior to booking a space for your big day is of utmost importance.  A great starting point is to ask for a set of menus.  Take the time to read through the menus completely, and address any questions/concerns with the venue right away.  Never assume that because one venue is setup in a certain fashion (in regards to the menu pricing and or structure) that all other venues are the same.  Here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, we have a brilliant and extensive set of menus geared specifically towards wedding receptions.  Our menus feature everything from traditional items to upscale culinary options to suit differing budgets.  We are extremely fortunate to have an award-winning and passionate culinary team in-house, led by our Executive Chef Yancy Erickson.  It is always of paramount importance to offer our clients fresh and innovative ideas in every part of our menu (hors d’oeuvres, plated meals, buffets, specialty stations, enhancements, and beverages)…. so we roll out a fresh set of wedding reception menus every year!  One of our signature items that is a personal favorite would be our handcrafted canapés.  A canapé is a small decorative appetizer that is easy to eat with your fingers and often eaten in one bite.  We are constantly designing new combinations for our canapés, and we offer them as an assortment (so your guests will have a variety to sample).  They can add elegance and topic of conversation to your wedding reception by offering them to your guests at a station or by butler passing them during the cocktail hour.  To take it even one step further, we also offer the option to assist couples put together an elite custom menu just for their big day if they do not find something they prefer in our menus.  Please give me a call today and I would be delighted to discuss in more detail how the Sioux Falls Convention Center is here to assist you in planning a menu that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests!

– Jill Hericks | Sales Manager | 605-367-4156 | Sioux Falls Convention Center

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