Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Food

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Find out wedding food secrets: how to make sure your guests are well fed - and you get something delicious to eat too!

Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, gluten-free or vegan, we have delicious wedding food options for you and your guests.

Our Wedgewood Weddings menu has been carefully curated and crafted based on the feedback of our couples and hundreds of thousands of guests. Consider this: we hosted over 5,000 weddings in 2018 and roughly 650,000 guests. That’s a lot of people to consider, right? We take this food thing very seriously.

Our artisanal chef team works hard to create varied and delicious menus that scale for a big event. It’s not easy feeding more than 100 people all at once!

When you choose a Wedgewood Weddings package, you can create a menu to suit your tastes.

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Hor D’Oeuvres

You can go simple with a variety of cheeses with specialty crackers and fresh vegetable crudités with buttermilk chilled ranch dip or, if you prefer, you can mix and match hot and cold options:


  • Traditional Pinwheel Sandwiches
  • Tomato-Basil Bruschetta
  • Avocado-Corn Bruschetta
  • Fresh Vegetable Crudités with Buttermilk Ranch Dip
  • Variety of Cheeses with Specialty Crackers
  • Sliced Fresh Fruit
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip with Pita Chips
  • Cucumber Rounds Topped with Olive Tapenade
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese Skewers
  • Ahi Tuna Wontons with Wasabi Cream


  • Crispy Mini Egg Rolls
  • Sweet and Tangy BBQ Meatballs
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade
  • Bacon Wrapped Scallops
  • Chicken Pot Stickers
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers
  • Mac and Cheese Croquettes
  • Brie and Apple Phyllo Kisses
  • Pulled Pork Canapés

Plated Food Options

Our Premier and Elite wedding packages both have plated food options. The first course is served with fresh-baked bread and butter and includes several fresh salad options:

  • Wedgewood Weddings house salad with vinaigrette
  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Raspberry Walnut salad

For entrees, choose from 12 entrees served with potatoes or rice and seasonal vegetables.

  • Alaskan Cod with Grape Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Oven Roasted Salmon with Béarnaise Sauce
  • Chicken Breast with Mushrooms in Marsala Wine Sauce
  • Panko Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Sherry Cream
  • Chicken Breast with Pesto Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu with Chardonnay Sauce
  • Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce
  • Pork Loin with Rosemary Demi-Glace
  • Alaskan Cod with Grape Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Petite Filet Mignon with Savory Demi-Glace
  • Crisp Polenta Cake with Marinara Sauce
  • Tortellini Pesto Parmesan
  • Grilled Portobello

Buffet Food Options

Wedgewood Weddings traditional buffet includes eight assorted salads, seasonal vegetables, potatoes or rice, and freshly baked bread and butter, plus these options:

  • Alaskan Cod with Grape Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Oven Roasted Salmon with Béarnaise Sauce
  • Chicken Breast with Mushrooms in Marsala Wine Sauce
  • Panko Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Sherry Cream
  • Chicken Breast with Pesto Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu with Chardonnay Sauce
  • Grilled Garlic and Herb Chicken
  • Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce
  • Tomato Basil Chicken with Balsamic Reduction
  • Tortellini Pesto Parmesan
  • Beef Burgundy

We also offer a delicious carving station:

  • Roast Beef Au Jus with Creamed Horseradish
  • Pork Loin with Rosemary Demi-Glace
  • Pit Ham with Pineapple Glaze
  • Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy
  • Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus with Creamed Horseradish
  • Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin Au Jus

Extra Wedding Food Advice

Plated or Buffet?

This is up to you two as a couple and really depends on what you think will make the most sense for your guests. Will they prefer to get up and serve themselves? Do you know a lot of your guests will want to serve themselves seconds and thirds?

“There’s a common misperception that having a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres-only reception instead of a regular meal is a huge money-saver. Instead. You can save by choosing a buffet over plated service, and hearty comfort food over haute cuisine (with the added benefit that no one will go hungry).

Jolene Rae Harrington, Venue Specialist, Here Comes The Guide

Wedding Food Tasting

Every Wedgewood Weddings venue hosts a set of wedding fairs each year to allow couples to mingle, talk with their planning team, taste the food, meet potential suppliers and discover Bliss Benefits.

At each wedding fair, we serve a variety of samples so you taste your way through our menu and make sure your choices will suit your guests.

What’s a Duet Plate?

Good question: a duet plate is your choice of two entrées served together on the same plate.

 When to Serve?

Every wedding is different when it comes to timing but one thing we all know – no one wants hungry guests.

A lot of couples keep their guest entertained with a cocktail hour and music for between 60 and 90 minutes. This is when appetizers (or Hor D’Oeuvres) are served, usually on passed plates. A cocktail hour after the ceremony also works great as it lets the photographer get all the family portraits without making other guests feel like they’re waiting around.

Once a group has entered the banquet room, they’ll probably expect food within about 30 minutes – depending on if the first dance is before or after the first course. Allow around 45 minutes for the first course, and this is traditionally when the Champagne toast is made.

The second course takes around 45 minutes too. Once you factor in everyone getting their food – whether via a buffet line or plated service.

After the food: cake cutting and dancing!

What to Drink?

There are a million options from a signature cocktail created just for you too, to an open or paid bar. In our experience, people expect a few bottles of wine on the tables, Champagne or cider for the toast, and then the opportunity to order their own drinks.

At Wedgewood Weddings, we offer several bar options and your wedding planning team can help you find the right choice for your guests.

Menu choices are subject to change.
We cater for anyone with an allergy – please let your planning team know as soon as possible.

“Seriously, people still talk about how good the food was.” Anissa, Bride, The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings

“I’ve been working here for years, and now I’m coming clean. I have an obsession with the Alaskan Cod with grape tomato vinaigrette! I suggest it to all my couples!” Shelley, Wedding Director, Palm Valley by Wedgewood Weddings

“You really have to love the fact that there are options for everyone. We’re very conscious of food requirements and specialties. It’s important for all of our couples and guests to feel included!” Ericka, Wedding Director, North Shore by Wedgewood Weddings




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