Food is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, if the food is average or poor your guests will always remember the negative experiences. Living in sunny Australia provides us with opportunities to have an beautiful outdoor wedding reception. The flexibility about having an outdoor wedding reception is the freedom to choose what you want to serve at your reception and how you want it served. Usually with outdoor receptions, you can hire the caterer of your choice, providing you with more options to choose from. Everyone wants to make their wedding reception stand out and be highly remembered. Apart from the décor and special moments you share with your friends and family, the food you serve makes a massive impact.
Here are some great outdoor wedding food ideas:
Appetisers at a wedding are always a hit and and must. When the day starts early and emotions run high, serving a light snack before the main can be a life saver. Options can be rolled sandwiches or shrimp cocktails, or if you want to take advantage of the summer, fresh fruit and vegetable trays are healthy, affordable and delicious.
For appetisers, think of wedding food ideas that are small, satisfying that do not fill your guests up. We can help you plan the best way to serve the appetisers you choose.
Pasta Bar & Sandwich Bar
Pasta bars are also a wedding favourite. Everyone loves pasta, especially when it’s filled with the ingredients they choose. Just think of the various pasta salads you can create for your outdoor wedding reception, the possibilities are endless.
Sandwich bars can be a great way for your guests to take charge and feel part of your special day by creating their own delicious sandwiches. Not everyone likes to eat the same thing. With the different diets, eating plans, and food restrictions we have these days, having the choice to choose your ingredients can be a real crowd pleaser! This option makes it easy for guests to create a meal that works for them, and they’ll be much happier as a result.
You can never go wrong with a buffet at your wedding. Buffets are typically more affordable than paying for each plate, and with a buffet people can choose what they would like to eat themselves. Ideas can be stuffed chicken breasts, roasted meats, beef tenderloin, curries, etc.
If your wedding reception is more casual, you might decide for a picnic style buffet to match the feel of your wedding. This buffet includes entrée dishes like pulled pork or grilled chicken sandwiches or sliders.
Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but having an idea of what wedding reception food ideas to choose from can be a stress reliever. We hope these outdoor wedding catering ideas will take the ease out of planning your big day. Plan your wedding reception menu, discuss whatever needs or concerns you may have with your caterer. Our goal is to alleviate any food-related stress for your big day.