Belfast, Maine Backyard Wedding | Claire & Levi
We very rarely get a chance to work in our home town, so catering this wedding for Claire and Levi (who grew up in Belfast) was a real treat. The couple’s wedding reception was hosted at Levi’s family home, under a beautiful sailcloth tent. It was relaxed, yet perfectly refined and we were thrilled to be there to witness the celebration.
A refreshing, tray-passed signature drink is always a hit with guests. When it’s time to quench their thirst, we recommend two to three unique options for the cocktail hour. Claire and Levi went with Mezcal Mules and Blueberry Mojitos with Mt Gay rum.
Passed hors d'oeuvres are some of our favorite items on the menu. They’re the perfect compliment to a mocktail or cocktail during the pre-reception festivities and something everyone can look forward to.
From left to right: Maitake Mushrooms on Grilled Maine Sourdough with Smoked Tomato Butter and Mini Lobster Rolls with Taragon and Lemon.
You may already gather that we’re suckers for a well shucked oysters! Fresh from the sea, we partner with Pemqauid Oyster Company to serve these delightfully brine-y delicacies. Shucked to order by the oyster farmers themselves, you can’t get a fresher taste of the Maine coast.
Tented receptions are some of our favorites because they afford us an opportunity so see so many hidden spots around the state. Claire and Levi’s reception was held in Levi’s family’s back yard- a huge open field right in the middle of downtown Belfast that we never knew was there. The sailcloth tent added to an elegant yet laid-back atmosphere that was well suited for a family style meal. Dinner consisted of:
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri
Maple-Glazed Grilled Salmon with Garlic and Sesame
Roasted Butternut Squash and Rosemary Lasagna
Wild Rice Salad with Toasted Pecans, Oranges, Shallots, and Mint
Perfectly Roasted Seasonal Vegetables