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The Beginning of Forever Hors d oeuvres Reception


Looking for an affordable wedding reception? This package includes a variety of hot and cold appetizers, chef attended stations, and cheese displays.  Your guests will be able to mingle and munch as they celebrate your day! If you’re looking for a buffet  or plated option, please explore our  From this Day Forward, To Have and To Hold, and Happily Ever After packages.

Minimum of 75 Guests. 51 per person for afternoon and evening receptions. 22% service charge and applicable tax applies. Service charge is subject to tax.

This Package Includes

  • Selection of Double Draped House Linens and Napkins
  • Mirrored Square and Votive Candles Centerpieces
  • Elegantly Lit Topiary Trees Around the Ballroom
  • Head Table or Sweetheart Table
  • Gift Table, Guest Book Table, and Cake Table
  • Dance Floor and DJ Table
  • Easel for Bride and Groom Photograph
  • Champagne Toast for All Guests
  • Bartender Service
  • Cake Cutting Service

Chef Attended Stations (Choose One)

Carving Station

Carving Station with Herb Crusted Tenderloin of Beef, Petite Rolls and Condiments

Pasta Station

Pasta Station with Penne Pasta or Cheese Tortellini with Choice of Toppings and Sauces to include Marinara, Pesto, Alfredo, Bay Shrimp, Scallops, Grilled Chicken, Italian Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms,  Sundried Tomatoes, and Parmesan Cheese

Fajita Station

Fajita Station with Chicken and Beef Fajitas, Sautéed Onions, Bell Peppers, Cheddar and Jack Cheese, Salsa, Guacamole, Sour Cream, and Warm Tortillas

Lettuce Wrap Station

Lettuce Wrap Station with Sautéed Seasoned Pork, Bamboo Shoots, Bean Sprouts, Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts, Crisp Lettuce, and a Variety of Sauces

Displays (Choose Three)

Gourmet Cheese

Gourmet Cheese Tray with Fruit Garnish and a Variety of Crackers

Dipping Station

Dipping Station with Vegetable Crudites, Pita Chips, Potato Chips, Tortilla Chips, Sliced Baguettes. Dips include Hummus, Salsa, Sundried Tomato, Onion, and Spinach Artichoke

Toasted Foccacia and Sliced Baquettes 

Toasted Foccacia and Sliced Baquettes  with Assorted Tapenade to include Tomato Parmesan with Fresh Basil Tapenade, Olive Tapenade, Roasted Pepper Tapenade, and Grilled Portabello Mushroom Tapenade

Baked Brie en Croute

Baked Brie en Croute with Pears and Streusel served with Carr Crackers

Seasonal Cubed Fresh Fruit

Seasonal Cubed Fresh Fruit with Lemon Cream Cheese Dip


Hors d’oeuvres (Choose Four)


  • Mini Beef Wellingtons with Béarnaise Sauce
  • Swedish Meatballs Sesame 
  • Seared Tuna Lollipops with Soy Dipping Sauce
  • Mini Quiche
  • Vegetarian Spinach and Artichoke Rangoon
  • Chicken Sate with Curry Sauce
  • Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijonnaise Sauce
  • Risotto and Fontina Cheese Rice Balls
  • Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts
  • Twice Baked Baby Red Potatoes with Cappicola
  • Thai Shrimp and Rice Noodle Spring Roll with Thai Chile Sauce

Cold Hors d’oeuvres

  • Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Rounds
  • Salami Cornucopias with Herbed Cream Cheese
  • Proscuitto Wrapped Grilled Asparagus
  • Crab Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
  • Seared Ahi Tuna in Phyllo Cup with Cusabi Sauce
  • Assorted Finger Sandwiches
  • Thai Chile Tenderloin Crostini


Beverage Stations (Choose One)

  • Coffee, Tea, Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Non-alcoholic Fruit Punch
  • Raspberry Lemonade


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Arvada Events
Formerly Arvada Center Banquet and Conference Facility

6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Weekends by Appointment

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