DNL Wedding & Formal Party Guide

Weddings, Holidays, Anniversaries & Life Celebrations
San Jose, Silicon Valley & Bay Area

DNL Catering is proud to be a one-stop shop for all your celebratory needs.
We find a venue for you, take care of rentals, decorations and entertainment
plus provide delicious and memorable food!

DNL Wedding Guide

Your wedding is not only a very special and unforgetable day - it is also the first celebration you will host as a couple. DNL will guide you through the things you will need for a wonderful and memorable day!

First you need to jot down your timeline: What time is the ceremony? Will the reception be at the same location or across town? What will your guests be doing while the wedding party takes formal portraits? Often you can figure on ½ hour for the ceremony followed by a 1 hour portrait session. During this time DNL can serve appetizers so that your guests can mingle and catch up on family news or meet old friends.

At the end of this hour then the bride and groom make their entrance, signaling the start of dinner. You may have announcements and toasts now, or save them for the cake cutting toast later.

Dinner may be buffet style or plated sit-down. At the end of dinner you may have dancing or go directly to the cake cutting & toast. Of course, dancing and music can continue afterwards; time the cake cutting for the end of the main part of the party.

DNL can help you with all parts of the planning: Locating and reserving venues, rentals of china and other tableware (included in the formal party price), entertainment and decorations. Ask for Chleora, our dedicated wedding planner and she will put together a wonderful reception for you!

Please refer to our Formal Banquets for a great selection of menus! Also, if you have special family recipes or requests we can customize the menu for your exact needs.

DNL Formal Party Planner

Your formal party can be a private affair or a corporate event. You may choose a dinner presentation or an Hor d'Oeuvre party. DNL's Formal Banquets give a variety of menu styles and our Hor d'Oeuvre parties give some great pre-set appetizer menus. You can also build your own à la carte appetizer menu, or substitute equivalent-value items on our pre-set menus.

Formal parties generally require an impressive presentation, including china, glassware, linen, flowers, servers in formal dress, and often special items. We can help with rentals, party entertainment, decorations, venues, etc. Whether you want DNL to simply provide wonderful food or to be your overall party planner we are here to help!