Many University of Maryland Alumni turn to their favorite alma mater when the time arrives to choose a wedding venue. Riggs Alumni Center was the perfect ballroom for Sandra and AJ’s wedding this fall. With enough space to fit up to 450 guests, Riggs Alumni Center comfortably fit Sandra and AJ’s 200 friends and family members.

For cocktail hour, we served miniature tacos, jumbo shrimp cocktail with spicy cocktail sauce, hot Parmesan cheese and artichoke dip, and teriyaki cocktail meatballs. Sandra and AJ decided to have a seated style menu for their main course, so when cocktail hour was over, guests went to their seats and began their first course. We served a classic Caesar Salad with toasted croutons and grated Romano cheese. While their guests enjoyed the first course, Sandra and AJ’s bridal party was introduced into the ballroom, followed by the bride and groom’s first dance. After that, the main course was served. Sandra and AJ’s guests had the option of boneless breast of Parmesan crusted chicken with basil beurre blanc sauce, or teriyaki glazed salmon on a bed of braised spinach, topped with caramelized onions. To accompany the entrees, we served steamed broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes.

After dinner, guests enjoyed mingling and dancing at this beautiful Riggs Alumni Center wedding. For dessert, we served an assortment of freshly baked cookies, brownie shooters and fruit skewers. An assortment of small desserts is the perfect accompaniment to any wedding cake, so that all of your guests will find their favorite dessert of choice.

While the guests all loved this Riggs Alumni Center wedding menu, the decor of this wedding was the real star. The head table had a purple sequence table linen that was absolutely beautiful and so unique. The rest of the guest tables were also purple, but in a different pattern that complimented the head table perfectly. The centerpieces were simple, but lovely flowers that added a great assortment of color to the ballroom.

Congratulations to Sandra and AJ! A big thank you to Memories of Bliss Photography for sharing these wonderful wedding photos.