Wedding Food: Everything You Need To Know

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Our wedding food secrets: how to make sure your guests are well-fed - and you enjoy a delicious meal selection too!

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

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

Pulled Pork Canapés with Pineapple Salsa - Wedgewood Weddings

Pulled Pork Canapés with Pineapple Salsa

 

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 6,000 weddings in the last year 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.

 

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:

Chilled
  • Variety of Domestic & Imported Cheese with Wafers
  • Rainbow Vegetable Platter with Pesto Hummus
  • Hummus Duo - Red Pepper & Cilantro Lime with Pita Chips
  • Array of Fresh Sliced Fruit with Honey Yogurt Dip
  • Ahi Tuna Sashimi Wontons with Wasabi Cream
  • Fresh Mozzarella & Grape Tomato Caprese Skewer
  • Mini Shrimp Tostada
  • Smoked Salmon Canapés
  • Roma Tomato & Fresh Basil Bruschetta
  • Balsamic & Strawberry Crostini
Hot
  • Crisp Dumplings with Pineapple Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
  • Crispy Mini Vegetable Egg Rolls with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Mac & Cheese Panko Croquettes
  • Spicy Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewers
  • Bacon-Wrapped Wild Scallops
  • Brie & Apple Phyllo Kisses
  • Pulled Pork Canapés with Pineapple Salsa
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade
  • Sweet & Tangy BBQ Meatballs
  • Pork Belly BLT Crostini
  • Chicken & Waffles with Bourbon Syrup

Pork Belly Crostini - Wedgewood Weddings

Pork Belly BLT Crostini

 

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:

  • Signature Vinaigrette
  • Classic Caesar 
  • Raspberry Walnut 

For entrées, choose your favorite delicious dishes served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Long Grain & Wild Rice Pilaf, Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, Three-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, or Seasonal Vegetables.

  • Roasted Petite Filet Mignon with Savory Demi-Glace
  • Braised Beef Short Rib
  • Cremini Mushroom Chicken Marsala
  • Panko Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Sherry Cream
  • Rosemary Garlic Herb Chicken
  • Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu with Chardonnay Sauce
  • Alaskan Cod with Grape Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Oven Roasted Salmon with Tarragon Butter Sauce
  • Portobello Polenta Stack
  • Marinara Five Cheese Tortellini Pesto Parmesan

“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 everyone!”
Shelley, Wedding Director, Palm Valley by Wedgewood Weddings

 

Buffet Food Options

Wedgewood Weddings traditional buffet includes eight assorted salads, seasonal vegetables, potatoes or rice, and freshly baked bread and butter, plus your choice of entrées

Alaskan Cod - Wedding Menu Options - Wedegwood Weddings & Events
Alaskan Cod with Grape Tomato Vinaigrette

 

Carving Station

We also offer a delicious carving station:

  • Roast Beef Au Jus with Creamed Horseradish
  • Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin Au Jus
  • Pit Ham with Pineapple Glaze
  • Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus with Creamed Horseradish
  • Roast Turkey with Gravy

 

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

We often host wedding fairs 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. It's a great way to cater to guests of all tastes if you're having a formal plated dinner.

Here is an example of a duet plated meal with two sides

example duet plated meal with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables


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 Hors 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 two, 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.

“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 Enthusiast

Fresh Fruit Trays are Sweet and Delicious

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

 

Our wedding menu has been carefully curated and crafted based on the feedback of our couples and hundreds of thousands of event guests. Consider this: we hosted over 650,000 guests last year. 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 100+ people all at once!

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