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Buffet Cocktail Dinner

Wedding Reception Package Information


Your planner and chef will help you build your own menu of eight items.


First, choose two main items from one of the following menu tiers…

MENU A (choose two)

*Roast Turkey with Greens, Bacon and Green Goddess Dressing on Multigrain Baguette
*Vietnamese-Style Chicken “Banh Mi” Sandwich with Fresh Herbs and Greens on Baguette
*Roast Chicken, Bacon, Dijon-Mayo, House Pickle, Tomato on Baguette
*Fresh Veggies, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Daikon Sprouts, Dill Sauce on Multigrain Baguette
*Natural Uncured Ham, Piquillo Pepper, Olive Relish, Fontina Cheese, Arugula on Telera Roll
*Curry-Apricot Chicken Salad with Greens on Cocktail Croissants
*Heirloom Tomato, White Cheddar, Fresh Greens, and Chutney on Multigrain Baguette



MENU B (choose two)

*Ploughman’s Platter (assorted cured meats, housemade pickles, cheeses, fresh vegetables, rustic breads, with mustards and chutney)
*Antipasto Platter (assorted cured meats, marinated vegetables, fresh mozzarella, crostini and rustic breads)
*Roast Pork with Apricot Mustard and Arugula on Multigrain Baguette
*Caponata, Feta and Greens on Multigrain Baguette
*Fried Chicken, Chipotle Aioli, Honey Mustard, Slaw, on Rustic Roll
*Roast Beef with Horseradish Mayo and Arugula on Multigrain Baguette
*Spanish Chorizo with Piquillo Peppers, Manchego Cheese, Aioli on Telera Roll
*Pan Bagnat (Nicoise-style tuna salad) on Telera Roll


MENU C (choose two)

*Smoked Salmon Platter with Red Onion, Capers, Dill, Lemon, Cucumber, Crostini
*Baby Lamb Chops topped with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese
*Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Cocktail Sandwiches with Goat Cheese, Dill, Caper and Red Onion
*Shrimp Salad with Capers and Remoulade on Cocktail Croissants
*Philly-Style Cheese Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onion
*Beef Short Rib Sliders, with Pickled Onion and Truffle Mayo
*Duck Confit, Korean Peanut Sauce, Miso Slaw on Rustic Rolls
*Assorted Sushi with Wasabi and Pickled Ginger



Next, choose one or two items from this list to give your buffet a pop of beauty and color.

*Display of Fresh, Grilled and Pickled Vegetables, Curry Feta Dip, Lemon Aioli, and Bacon Dressing
*Assorted Artisanal Cheeses with Crostini and Grapes
*Vegetarian Antipasto Platter (marinated vegetables, olives, fresh, mozzarella)
*Roasted Eggplant Dip, Red Chili Feta Dip, Artichoke-Ricotta Dip, Assorted Pita and Flatbreads
*Fresh Vegetable Crudite with Chive-Yogurt Dip
*All-Green Crudite with Avocado-Buttermilk Dip
*Fresh Fruit Display
*Basil Hummus and Roasted Pepper Dip with Pita Toasts, Feta and Marinated Olives

Additional menu items from List 2 can be added to your buffet at $4.50 per item per guest.



And then choose four or five items from these options to complete your unique menu.

Savory Bites
*Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade Sauce
*Salt Cod Fritters with Red Pepper Aioli
*Mooshu Chicken Wraps with Hoisin Sauce
*Chorizo-Stuffed Mussels with Roasted Garlic Aioli
*Goat Cheese and Chive Hushpuppies with Aioli
*Spanish Chorizo on Skewers with Piquillo Pepper Dip
*Arancini with Tomato Basil Sauce
*Toasted Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Sauce
*Fried Oysters with Remoulade
*Sweet Potato Fries Cups with Guajillo Chile Sauce
*Shrimp Gazpacho Shooters
*Mac ‘n Cheese Bites with Piquillo Pepper “Ketchup” Dip
*Crunchy Fried Green Beans with Remoulade

Skewers and Barbecue
*Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
*Tandoori Chicken “Drummies”
*Marinated Shrimp on Skewers with Raspberry Horseradish Sauce
*Cajun Shrimp on Skewers with Roasted Red Pepper Marmalade
*Teriyaki-Glazed Shrimp on Skewers
*Grilled Shrimp on Skewers with Peach Cocktail Sauce
*Maple-Glazed Scallops wrapped in Bacon
*Teriyaki-Glazed Scallops wrapped in Bacon
*Five-Spice BBQ Spare Ribs with Hoisin Glaze
*Panko Chicken Bites on Skewers with Tonkatsu Sauce

*Vegetarian Antipasto Platter
*Toasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Sauce
*Veggie Spring Rolls with Dragon Sauce
*Boursin-Stuffed Peppadews
*Kale Arancini with Tomato-Basil Sauce and Parmesan
*Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Roasted Garlic, Tomato Marmalade
*Sweet Potato Fries Cups with Guajillo Chile Sauce
*Mac ‘n Cheese Bites with Piquillo Pepper “Ketchup” Dip
*Crunchy Fried Green Beans with Remoulade
*Falafel with Yogurt-Cucumber Dip

Asian Flavors
*Teriyaki Glazed Scallops wrapped in Bacon
*Veggie Spring Rolls with Dragon Sauce
*Crab Rangoon with Hot-and-Sweet Sour Sauce
*Shrimp Shumai with Soy-Vinegar Dip
*Pork Potstickers with Hoisin Sweet and Sour Sauce
*Korean BBQ Beef Shortrib Pizza with Spicy Napa Slaw, Chili Sauce

Gourmet Flatbread Pizzas
*Tomato, Basil and Fresh Mozzarella
*Spanish Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, Manchego Cheese, Aioli
*Feta, Kalamata Olive and Arugula
*Fried Chicken, Blue Cheese, Molasses-Bourbon BBQ Sauce
*Chicken, Farmhouse Cheese, Red Onion, Mixed Pickle, Molasses BBQ Sauce
*Prosciutto, Fontina and Arugula
*Caramelized Onion, Chopped Kalamata Olive, Gruyere Cheese
*Carnitas Pulled Pork, Ancho Chile Sauce, Chihuahua Cheese, Pico de Gallo
*Korean BBQ Beef Shortrib, Spicy Napa Slaw, Chili Sauce

Additional menu items from List 3 can be added to your buffet at $4.50 per item per guest.


*Smirnoff Vodka
*Gilbey's Gin
*Castillo Rum
*Old Crow Bourbon
*Seagram's 7
*House of Stuart Scotch
*Beer: Bud Light, Bud Select, Schlafly Pale Ale, Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
*Wines (choose 2): Riven Rock Pinot Grigio, Forest Ville Chardonnay, 10 Span Pinot Noir, Forest Ville Cabernet Sauvignon
*Soft Drinks, Waters & Mixers


*Bar upgrades are available for an additional charge.

Package Prices

Low Season
(Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Nov)

$58.25 - MENU A
$63.50 - MENU B
$68.50 - MENU C

High Season
(Apr, May, Jun, Sept, Oct, Dec)

$62.25 - MENU A
$67.50 - MENU B
$72.50 - MENU C

Prices are good for events occurring before December 31, 2016. Expect some price increases for events scheduled after this date.

Prices are good only at our contract locations: Visitor Center in Forest Park, Missouri Botanical Garden (Spink Pavilion, Monsanto Hall), Jewel Box, Whittemore House, Oliva on the Hill, and City Cottage. At any other location where we cater, such as Three Barn Farm, the City Museum, World’s Fair Pavilion, The Gateway Arch, your residence or office location, you will incur additional charges, such as rental equipment costs. A 22% service charge and sales tax are added to the final invoice. There is a food & beverage minimum that must be met, specific to each location; please refer to each venue page for details.

Three Barn Farm has custom menus designed expressly for that location, which will be primarily influenced by locally available ingredients to create seasonal, farm-fresh food.

Although the Boathouse is not offered as a wedding reception venue, the Boathouse Annex and Tented North Patio provide wonderful ambiance for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners! The Boathouse has menus unique to that location (click to view).

Package Includes

*Buffet is open upon guest arrival and available for 2 hours
*Your wedding cake cut and served with selected dessert sauce
*Wine passed as guest arrive
*4 hour open bar
*China & stemmed glassware
*Votive candles on cocktail tables
*Ivory linens
*Cocktail tables and chairs (seating for 1/2 to 2/3 of your guests)


Additional Details

*Prices are based on a 4-hour event.
*Sales tax and service charge are added to final invoice.

Wedding or Private Events:
Corporate Events:
Phone: 314.961.7588