After the wedding bells ring, it’s time to let loose and celebrate the wonderful union that’s just occurred. Part of that celebration is enjoying a beautiful wedding reception with family, friends, and loved ones. To ensure your celebration is as enjoyable as possible, the team at New Psalmist Retreat and Meeting Center (NPRMC) offer two wedding reception packages to choose from. As Baltimore’s second largest events center, we offer a variety of rooms and halls that are sure to meet your occupancy and celebratory needs. When combined with our professional catering services, your reception will be both memorable and stress-free. Read on as we review a few considerations related to food for your guests.

To Cater or Not to Cater?

This is a consideration that largely depends on your budget and time constraints. Weddings can be expensive events, and in an attempt to reign in the finances, some couples choose to prepare food for their guests. This can be advantageous if you have the time to do so and if you have someone to help set up and take down the meal preparations. For many couples, catering their wedding reception is an alluring idea because of the convenience this provides. When couples don’t have to worry about food preparations, transportation, and setup, they are more likely to keep their focus on the celebration. If you have questions about our catering services, give us a call to request a proposal! We’d love to speak with you.

Buffet Style or Individual Meals?

If you’ve decided that relying on professional catering services is most advantageous for your reception, you’ll need to decide on how your guests will be fed. Most catering professionals will provide a few different packages for you to choose from ranging from simple to elaborate. Do you prefer to provide your guests with a wide variety of appetizers, salads, entrees, and beverages to choose from? Or do you prefer to give your guests the option of choosing between two or three pre-determined meals? Either option has its pros and cons. When you choose NPRMC for your wedding reception location, we offer both a buffet package and a seated meal package for you to choose from.

What About Food Sensitivities?

Do you know someone who’s a vegetarian or vegan? How about someone who has a medical condition, such as Celiac Disease, that requires him or her to closely monitor the foods that they eat? As these types of dietary concerns become more common, it’s necessary for hosts to be sensitive to the needs of their guests. When you’re in the middle of your big celebration, the last thing you want is to have offended or harmed someone by providing inconsiderate food options. With the variety of food that is included in our two wedding reception packages, your guests are sure to find “safe” foods to consume. If you have nutritional or allergy questions about our menu, please contact us. We’d love to speak with you about your concerns and will do our best to accommodate the needs of all parties.

In addition to wedding reception catering packages, NPRMC also offers state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment and services as well as valet and security services. We’d be honored to help you celebrate your special day, and we hope you’ll consider our convention center for your reception needs. For the convenience of our customers, we offer tours of our facility every Thursday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Call today to schedule yours!