Meal Service Recommendations When Booking with Vennebu Hill

Meal Service Recommendations When Booking with Vennebu Hill

Highest Standard of Service

We are in the business of hospitality and service and want your event at Vennebu Hill to be the most memorable, in the best way possible. We don’t want to be remembered for crowded dining spaces and a failed meal service because there were not enough servers hired. Certainly, you don’t want that for your guests, either. In order to maintain a high level of service at Vennebu Hill, we require that meal service in the dining area follow a set of specified policies that include limitations on food service style (i.e. buffet, family-style, or plated) based on your guest size, requiring licensed & professional catering companies, and lastly, a minimum number of servers hired based on guest size and meal service choice.

Meal Service

Vennebu Hill can comfortably seat 350 people in its dining area. With that said, there are guidelines to how meal service can be organized at maximum capacity.  In order to maintain a high level of service, Vennebu Hill limits the type of dining service based on guest size.

  • Guest sizes under 250: Family-style, plated, or buffet are all recommended.
  • Guest sizes 250-300: Family-style and plated are recommended. Buffet tables are allowed, however, space is limited.
  • Guest sizes 300-350: Family-style or plated are recommended. Buffet style is NOT allowed inside. There are some buffet table options outside in either the West patio or the courtyard.  Caterers must feel comfortable with this option. All buffet setups outside the dining area must be approved by and coordinated with the Vennebu Hill manager.

Please visit our Catering at Vennebu Hill page for table layouts based on guest size!


Read a great article called “A Quick Guide to the Reception Meal: Pros & Cons of Each Style” outlining the different styles of meal service customary at receptions. It provides a snapshot description of different types of meal services and some of the logistical and financial pros and cons associated with each.


Licensed Caterers

While Vennebu Hill is open to many different caterers, we have provided a list of recommended caterers for you on our Catering at Vennebu Hill page (scroll down to the bottom)! Please check some of these great options, and don’t forget to read through some of the requirements we will have regarding servers, guest size, and type of meal service you choose!