We've decided upon a station buffet for our reception. To over simplify the situation my family owns a catering company which will be catering our rented reception at my parents house; the guest list is currently at 225. The catering company traditionally serves weddings- but has never put on a station buffet. We're not sure how many stations to have- 4? 5? The plan is also to have a plated salad served to each guest and a card detailing what is going on at each seat (as well as a more subtle announcement by the dj).
So my questions are; How many stations for 225 guests? How long would you plan for a station buffet to last? Have you attended a station buffet- what was good/bad about it?