Cake and Champagne Reception
Q. What is a Champagne and Cake Reception?

A. Champagne and cake receptions, like dessert receptions, are held between traditional meal times in the presumption that guests won’t be expecting a full meal. They are normally timed to take place immediately after a late afternoon or late evening ceremony and are almost always served buffet-style.

The champagne and cake reception is one of the most economical types of receptions as it is exactly what it sounds like. The cake is the main food item served and typically is accompanied by fresh fruits and assorted pastries. Beverages are usually limited to champagne (for toasting), soft drinks, sparkling waters, coffee, and tea. The cost for this type of reception are primarily dependent on the complexity and size of your cake and the brand of champagne you select. Costs typically range between $4 and $20 per guest.

A dessert reception features the cake and a variety of other sweets including dessert cakes, tarts, pastries, and other delicacies. Beverages typically include champagne, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks and possibly cordials and other spirits. The cost for this type of reception are primarily dependent on the complexity and size of your cake, types of additional desserts, and the alcohol selections offered. Costs typically range between $10 and $35 per guest.