I am looking for a unique food style for our outdoor July Wedding and Reception for 300 guests.
My first idea was food trucks, we are getting married close to Portland, OR...so there are hundreds of food trucks nearby, however, I can't seem to figure out how to get a hold of a single food truck! Also, I realize that it will take them quite some time to serve 300 people. So I would have to get at least 3 or so trucks....which adds up quickly.
My second thought was wood fired pizza & Salads...which I LOVE the idea of, who doesn't love a great, classy, artisan looking pizza?? But again, because of the 300 guests, they estimate it will take about an hour and a half to feed everyone. My concern is that people will be hungry waiting!
After speaking with the caterer, I have considered beginning pizza service (alongside passed appetizer service) during the cocktail hour. The DJ would announce that pizza is being served and that guests can begin eating when they are ready. There will also be lawn games during this time, so guests who aren't hungry could play games or mingle and drink. Pizza service will continue for dinner hour, again guests would be getting their pizza at their leisure. That way dinner should be entirely over after cocktail hour and dinner hour.
Here is my breakdown idea:
4-5 Cocktail Hour + Passed Appetizers + Lawn Games (pizza service will begin at 4:30 for guests who choose to begin--DJ would make announcement that dinner service can begin when guests choose)
5-6 Dinner Hour (pizza service will continue thru the remainder of dinner hour)
Am I crazy in thinking that guests will be okay with mingling, drinking, eating appetizers, playing yard games, and casually getting their pizza at their own pace? Are people going to be hungry and miserable? I really don't want to go the typical salmon/chicken route. Any better ideas??