Magical Tree House Wedding

Wedding at Urban Ecology Center with Tall Guy and a Grill

This past weekend, we were lucky enough to be the caterer of choice for Kathleen and Jonathan’s wedding at the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park. Part of the UEC’s mission is to “preserve and enhance the urban natural areas in which we operate” so this venue was surrounded by vibrant wild flowers, chirping birds, and an incredible view of the sunset. Plus, who wouldn’t want to say their vows in a dreamy tree house on the river? What an awesome theme to have!

Below, you’ll see how exactly a Tall Guy wedding menu comes to life with a tree house theme. And, how simple we make it for you.

Tree house wedding at ecology center

Start The Party With A Signature Cocktail

As guests arrived, they were drawn to the couple’s signature drink of the night: a Colorado Gin Bramble – with fresh blackberries, of course. With this seasonal cocktail in hand, guests started to explore the beautiful second story balcony. Need another reason to be impressed with this venue? There’s a tower with an impressive 40-foot climbing wall!

Summer Cocktails at Urban Ecology Center with Tall Guy and a Grill

While the cocktails were flowing, the Tall Guy team began passing three different appetizers for the first course of the evening.

Wedding Appetizers at Urban Ecology Center with Tall Guy and a Grill

  • Mini Bourbon BBQ Pork Meatballs
  • Goat Cheese and Sauteed Mushroom Bruschetta
  • Rumaki

We kept overhearing guests were delighted by the Bruschetta – which we decided to decorate with edible flowers from Fowler Farm. In the back room, the Tall Guy team was preparing a bright Superfruit Salad with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and everyone’s favorite: goat cheese crumbles. 

Summer Greens Salad at Urban Ecology Center with Tall Guy and a Grill

Then came the main courses:

  • Beef Flank Steak with Roasted Tomato Butter
  • Grilled Lemon Caper Chicken
  • Summer Oven-Roasted Veggies
  • Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Beef Flank Steak and Lemon Caper Chicken by Tall Guy and a Grill

Seeing the couple’s wedding guests smiling as they filled their plates had the Tall Guy team smiling, too. Catering weddings – and all that goes into running a business – can be a lot of work. But stopping for a moment to catch the bride and groom enjoying their dinner on their big day makes it all worth it. 

Every Wedding Is Unique

Just when I think I’ve seen everything as a wedding caterer, I see Jonathan and Kathleen coming down a secret slide hand in hand! (Check out the video HERENow if that doesn’t make you love weddings, I don’t know what will.

Wedding Decorations at Urban Ecology Center with Tall Guy and a Grill

If you want to bring out the tree house loving kid in you, an Urban Ecology Center wedding could be the answer. However, your Tall Guy catering options are adaptable to whichever venue or theme you have your eye on. Reach out today to learn about our wedding catering options and to save your date!