Wedding Menu Ideas For Every Season
Fall Wedding Menu Ideas
Bring out the rich and comforting tastes of autumn.
Traditional favorites: You can’t go wrong with the seasonal standbys, like turkey, red potatoes, corn bread, green beans, and honey-glazed carrots.
Family style: Re-create a traditional Thanksgiving feast by incorporating family recipes into your wedding menu and serving the meal family style (if your guest list is small).
Hearty proteins: Choose a hearty meat that will pair with heavier side dishes, like turkey, roasted quail, or rib roast.
Keep it elegant: You can serve traditional fare in sophisticated, creative ways, like presenting soup or veggie puree in mini-shot glasses or hollowed-out gourds, or warm apple cider in glass mugs with cinnamon sticks.
Winter Wedding Menu Ideas
Warm up to a decadent winter menu with these cool ideas to reflect the season.
Hearty dishes: Serve heartier fare in bold ways, such as colorful butternut squash puree or warm pumpkin soup in ramekins or shot glasses.
Think outside the plate: Winter is a non-traditional time to get married, so consider serving something that will surprise guests, like a beef stew or homemade macaroni and cheese.
Wintery beverages: Warm guests up with eggnog, spiced wine, hot toddies, or mixed coffee drinks.
Overdo the sweets: You can never have too many sweets in the winter. Jam-pack the dessert table with an array of cupcakes, cookies, and pies. Or serve delicious warm doughnuts to each table with coffee service.
Spring Wedding Menu Ideas
Summon the taste of spring with light flavors and delicate textures…
In season: Serve a main dish featuring ham or lamb.
Fresh produce: Round out the meal with a bounty of fresh fruits and young vegetables, like baby carrots, baby asparagus, microgreens, arugula, and new potatoes.
Elegant sides: Serve mini-quiches or update traditional deviled eggs by adding salmon or crabmeat.
Bar favorites: A spring menu seems to call for champagne, so mix up a batch of mimosas and plan a morning wedding or create a festive champagne cocktail.
Summer Wedding Menu Ideas
Use your summer menu to invoke warmth, sunshine, and fun.
Serve lighter fare: Think fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, like berries, watermelon, tomatoes, cucumber, and corn, plus seafood and lean poultry like chicken. Between courses, serve a light sorbet.
Spark up the grill: Serve traditional picnic and grill fare, like barbecue, burgers, and potato salad. Or go for a light fish dish with a mango chutney.
Head to the tropics: Feature tropical signature cocktails, like margaritas, sangria, or mojitos.