Wedding Reception Catering Styles

With so many different wedding catering options to choose from, deciding on the perfect menu for your special day can be challenging. If you are overwhelmed by the food options on offer, it’s often useful to go back to basics and establish which style of meal you would like, before considering the details. From a traditional sit-down three course meal to sharing platters and street food stalls, here are some of the most popular wedding catering options available…

Formal Plated Dinner

The traditional sit-down meal is probably the most formal of wedding breakfast styles. Typically consisting of a three or four course menu, this option is a real treat for the bride and groom as well as their guests. Not only can you look forward to a delicious meal, but it can be an opportunity to wow your friends and family with beautifully presented dishes that almost look too good to eat. There are countless plated dinner menus to choose from to suit all tastes, so enjoy picking your favourite dishes to serve up on your special day. And don’t feel that you have to stick to traditional combinations  – why not mix it up and work with your chef to add some personal touches to your meal – make it unique to you for a truly memorable feast.

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Sharing Platters

If you want something a bit more relaxed, sharing platters are a popular wedding food trend. A fantastic ice breaker and conversation starter, present your guests with a fabulous selection of food placed in the middle of the table for them to help themselves. This is a really sociable dining experience and a great way to encourage your wedding guests to interact and make new friends. The list of themes you can have is endless. Whether you go for a rustic charcuterie style board, fresh seafood or a fun mix of mexican burritos, anything is possible! A new and growing trend, and one of our favourites, is for BBQ style sharing platters with high quality marinated meats like chicken or lamb slowly cooked over an open fire and served with a medley of root vegetables.

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Street Food Stalls

Street Food is still an ever popular choice for wedding receptions. With a more casual feel than a traditional sit down meal, street food stalls bring an element of fun to your celebration. Whatever suits your tastes, there are plenty of varieties to choose from including Thai, Moroccan, American, British or Mexican to name just a few. Take inspiration from the likes of the Kerb Street Food Markets in London or Bristol’s Street Food Market on Wine Street and bring alive the buzz of a vibrant street market at your wedding reception. Let guests be entertained as they watch their favourite street foods be flashed up and created right in front of them, savouring the wonderful sounds and smells. Typically full of colour and bursting with flavour, street food always goes down a storm with wedding guests and will keep them partying until dawn!

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Find Out More

These are just a few of the wedding catering styles available. Whether you are looking for a more traditional and formal affair, or want to keep things relaxed and encourage your guests to mingle, there is a wedding dinner style to suit you.

Are you inspired? If you would like to know more about wedding food styles like these or if you have ideas of your own that you would like to explore, we’d love to help you to create something special for your wedding day. All of our wedding catering is bespoke and created especially for you, so get in touch and we’ll work with you to create a unique dinner plan that will make your day memorable.

Call us on 01225 667818 or email to find out more.