So, you've found "the one," you've got the ring, and now you're ready to say "I do". But what's a wedding without some excellent food to keep those smiles on your guests' faces? You’ve read our wedding catering 101 blog, but you want more inspo! Fear not, because we're serving up a feast of epic wedding catering ideas that'll leave everyone talking about your big day for years to come.
While you’ve all heard of the usual three-course, sit-down wedding breakfast there are WAY more options out there for you to choose from. Don’t feel like you have to follow the status quo. So, let’s get down to the tasty stuff…
Food truck frenzy
Who needs a sit-down meal when you can have a food truck frenzy? Roll up to your venue with the ultimate convoy of food trucks serving everything from gourmet burgers and tacos to artisanal pizzas and fish 'n' chips. It's the perfect way to keep things laid-back, ideal if you’re going for a festival vibe.
Afternoon tea extravaganza
If you’re looking for something a little different, host a posh afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a variety of dainty pastries. Perfect for summer weddings. Drinkwise: don't forget to pop some bubbly or serve up a cheeky Pimm's cocktail to really nail the trend.
Fish and chip feasting
Embrace your love for classic comfort food with a fish and chip feast. Set up a rustic seaside-inspired station with newspaper-wrapped fish and chips, mushy peas, and tartar sauce. Fuss free and totally unique.
Gourmet food stations
Turn your reception into a culinary adventure by setting up gourmet food stations. From a make-your-own taco bar to a pasta station with various sauces and toppings, let your guests get creative with their plates. Plus, it's a great way to accommodate various dietary preferences.
Grazing table galore
Why settle for one dish when you can have it all? Create an impressive grazing table bursting with an assortment of cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruits, and artisanal bread. This idea not only looks stunning but also encourages mingling among your guests and they can have as much or as little as they like.
Food and drink pairings
Elevate your dining experience with food and drink pairings. Serve mini sliders with craft beer, sushi bites with sake, or champagne and oysters. Not only is it really unusual, it’s also a great way to show a little more of your personality. If you like to holiday in Spain, why not serve tapas and sangria?
Give a nod to British tradition with a pie buffet. Offer a variety of savoury pies like steak and ale, chicken and mushroom, and even some cheeky vegetarian options. Pair them with mashed potatoes and mushy peas for the ultimate comfort food feast. Perfect for winter weddings.
Global flavour adventures
Take your taste buds on a world tour with a global flavour adventure. Serve up dishes from different countries that hold significance to you as a couple. From Italian pasta to Indian curry, your wedding menu can be an international celebration of love. Where will you go?
Go seasonal with your desserts
Play into the season and opt for a vintage ice-cream van for a summer wedding. If you’re getting married in the autumn or winter, consider setting up a bonfire for your guests to toast marshmallows and make s’mores. They’ll make for a really fun photo opportunity too.
Breakfast for dinner
Who says you can't have breakfast for dinner? Create a brunch-style reception with a menu filled with pancakes, bacon, eggs benedict, and mimosas.
Remember, your wedding day is all about celebrating your love story, so choose a catering style that reflects your personalities and tastes. Whether you go for something traditional or totally offbeat, these cheeky wedding catering ideas are sure to keep the good vibes and good food flowing. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our blog on wedding wine and finding your signature wedding cocktail, too! Bon appetite!