Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sand Castle Meeting

Last Wednesday evening we had two-month out meeting with our venue, The Sand Castle, to discuss everything for our wedding day!!!
Source: Main Entrance to our venue
I just love walking in there, I get so excited every time we go for meetings or events. We met with Mohamed, who is our banquet manager. First, we went over the menu and made all our selections for cocktail hour, appetizers, and main course choices. The Sand Castle has their kitchen on site so they  make everything to order that night. After our chosen appetizers are served, our guests will have their choice of the following 7 entree options:

Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb
Served with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Sauce

Grilled Filet Mignon
Served with Bordelaise Sauce

Roast French Breast of Chicken
Stuffed with Provolone, Ricotta, Sun-Dried Tomato, Served on a Bed of Sautéed Spinach, and served with Madeira Sauce

Pan Seared Porterhouse Pork Chop
Served with Sweet Cherry Pepper
Parisian Potatoes and Cherry Wine

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
With Oyster Mushrooms, White Wine and Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Striped Bass Mariciara
With Shrimp and Kiwi Mussels

Vegetarian Special
Portabello, tricolor peppers, eggplant marinated and grilled over an open flame

I think I'm going to order either the salmon or striped bass that night, I can't decide!

Then we picked the design for our cake. Again, our cake is provided through our venue and included in our package, which is really great. However, this does mean that we had to pick from a selection of cake options as far as the design goes. Luckily, I've never really had an image in my head of how I wanted my cake to look. To me, as long as it tastes great...I'm good! Plus they had some really great designs to choose from so we had no problem picking one out.

I will tell you all...that after the very heated and popular Wednesday Wedding Poll where we asked "Which filling you would prefer?", we decided on the French Cream filling for our cake. Not only did French Cream beat out cannoli in the poll (20 to 17), BUT there will be cannoli served for dessert, so people who love cannoli cream will still be able to get their fix, and people who hate cannoli can still enjoy our cake. Hopefully a win win for all!
We will meet with Mohamed again on May 12th. On that day I have to give him evvverything we will need on hand that day: menu cards, place cards, toasting flutes, cake topper, picture frames, etc.etc. Ahh!!  So much for procrastinating up to the last minute. This gives me a clear deadline that's NOT my wedding day, which is definitely a good thing for me seeing as I'm a perpetual procrastinator. But so far I'm feeling good about having everything ready by then. So now we just have to have our final meeting with our photographer, musical director at the church, and florist...oy! Meeting, meetings galore!


Mom said...

Can't wait to partay at the Sand Castle! You made a good choice on the French Cream filling for your cake.Even though I voted for Cannoli filling your choice makes perfect sense.

Rorie said...

I am so excited for you!! You must be so excited and anxious at the same time. I know I am and I still have another 13 months to go!

Jessica said...

Wow!! Your venue looks beautiful! Gotta love all those last-minute meetings, though I bet that 'early' of a deadline is stressful! You can do it though :)

Bicoastal Bride said...

Beautiful venue, and great choice on the cake filling! With cannolis being served separately, it's definitely a win-win all around!

SG to SP said...

Your menu sounds awesome and what a pretty venue. May 12 is my bday :-)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Your venue is beautiful!!! And the menu... Sounds DELISH!!! So many choices! :) Love it!

TheFutureMrsT said...

Your venue is gorgeous! And, now, thanks to your menu posting, I am hungry ;-)

Laura @ Wine and Cheese, Please said...

Wow, that's quite a menu!

steph c said...

Your venue looks seriously gorgeous. And the menu.. yum! Good call on the french cream filling ;)

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

i absolutely adore the venue AND the food choices! i'm excited for you!

dining Detour said...

This looks so gorgeous I can't wait! Wow very exciting that you are sharing the menu it looks so great. 7 Choices - seriously how did you swing that?