The two most common places champagne is served at a wedding are during the toast or with the wedding cake / dessert.

The taste of champagne can be very different depending on what is accompanying it. First decide when champagne will be served at your wedding, and from there you can choose the type of champagne that fits and tastes best.

Most sparkling wines are labeled "brut," meaning they're quite dry and contain less than 1...

September 29, 2017

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now begins the planning for your wedding and reception.  The food and drink for your reception might consume the largest portion of your budget, but with careful planning and thoughtful consideration of your guests, your caterer will help create the reception of your dreams!

Once you’ve chosen the venue for your reception, the caterer is the next vendor you will want to contact.  Ensure they...

August 16, 2017

Hoagʼs Catering is “at the heart of your event”. From catering to party rentals, and a full-service banquet facility - we are your one-stop wedding shop. Hoag's has been doing business for nearly 70 years. We specialize in catered wedding packages - complete with linen, service-ware, appetizers & dinner. We also offer a full selection of event rental hardware - such as party tents, tables, chairs, antique farm plates, linen...

February 25, 2017

Your wedding reception food. It involves food and the food decisions are based on how much the food costs - right? Not really. There is much more to caterers besides the food cost alone. Here are some additional questions to ask your caterer besides the price. 

1. What are your most popular (or signature) dishes?

2. What are some things that separate you from other caterers in the area?

3. Do you have any suggestions that have...

November 21, 2014

Written by: Kaitlyn Myers, benches.

It’s no surprise that candy bars at wedding receptions are starting to feel a little overdone.

A few years ago, newlyweds began having candy bars in addition to the cake to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. It added an aesthetic aspect to the theme colors and it offered guests a favor to take home with them. But now, the novelty factor has worn off. “Everyone loves candy but the candy table...

March 9, 2012

Written By Linda Weaver; Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery


Choosing the wine for your special day is an important detail.  You taste and choose the wedding food and cake ahead of time, so why not taste and choose the wine in advance, too? In addition to sampling the wine ahead of time, there are many other things to consider when choosing the wine for your wedding reception.


Selecting Your Wine

If you are obliged to buy wine f...

February 24, 2012

Written By Kit Henshaw; Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering


Favors -- Local wedding favors are also a nice way to share a bit of the place you call home with your guests while not breaking the bank. A couple years ago, Chelsea Clinton assembled gift bags from local merchants and farms in the town where she was married. These items included produce from a nearby farm, wine from the Clinton’s vineyard and items from a local em...

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