Today we’re featuring one of our most unique weddings yet, a haunted mansion-themed wedding! This edgy and romantic wedding took place at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market in the cool Florida fall. Formerly a train depot, the original brick walls, sliding wooden doors, and unique architecture of the Winter Park Farmer’s Market made for a perfect “Haunted Mansion.”
Upon their vintage arrival, guests were welcomed to the “Haunted Mansion” where they found their seating arrangements and were asked to “Please find your ‘Room’ and drag your bodies there.” Each table or “Room” had a different theme including The Butler’s Pantry, The Library, The Boudoir, The Aviary, and The Powder Room; each was decorated accordingly and fabulously! The night was lively with brilliant entertainment such as the photo backdrop wall complete with empty frames and fun props like mustaches making for memorable photos of this special celebration!
Only the finest of foods were served at this lovely affair. The night began with delightful displayed hors d’Oeuvres including our Domestic & Imported Cheese Display and Hot Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Dip. But the fun didn’t stop there – with the help of Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner Mary Brumley, Kevan and Jason created an enchanting buffet dinner for their family and friends. With mouth-watering foods such as Chicken Bella Vista, Glazed & Grilled Margarita Mahi Mahi, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, and Garlic Smashed Potatoes, their guests happily took their plates to their respective “Rooms.” Kevan and Jason put such an elegant twist on the haunted mansion theme, and we’re so glad to have been a part of their special day!
Displayed Hors d’Oeuvres
Imported & Domestic Cheese Display cheddar, provolone, Swiss Havarti, bleu, Muenster & jalapeno jack cheese, and artisanal cheese wedges served with crisp gourmet crackers and garnished with fresh fruits
Hot Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Dip with corn tortillas
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter
Signature Fresh Garden Salad
Chicken Bella Vista with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, Kalamata olives and fresh basil
Glazed & Grilled Margarita Mahi Mahi with lime, tomato, garlic and margarita glaze
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Venue: Winter Park Farmer’s Market
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Mary Brumley
Photographer: Pilster Photography
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
Dress: Alfred Angelo Bridal
Average Wedding Size
The average wedding is probably 100 people. I am finding that the trend for 2010-2011 is a smaller guest list, so they have a little more money to spend on the food which is kind of nice. But we do as large as 500 people and as small as 25 people.
Private Tastings | Wedding Caterer | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Another thing that sets us apart is the tastings. Most other caterers do group tastings. We do privates tastings. So the bride and groom actually get to taste the food they are going to have on their wedding day. Which most of the time, they aren’t able to eat that–so it is really special for them. I feel like we really try hard, even though we are large, to give them a real personal service.
What Was One of the Best Weddings in Orlando You Catered?
Probably, last year. The wedding was Rusty and Chris Little. They just had their 1 year anniversary and he just picked up an anniversary cake topper for her last week. Chris blogged on facebook how great I am. They were just the sweetest couple. She had a vision and we made it come true. It was probably the best day ever–it was a great day. Just making them happy and seeing them smile is the best thing.
Mary Brumley | Wedding Catering Planner | Puff ’n Stuff Catering | Orlando | Tampa