More Food & Drink Ideas

Choosing the menu for your wedding day can be difficult as you try and please the meat eaters, vegetarians and children on your guest list. You do not have to stick with tradition and have a seated dinner with waiting staff. Consider serving platters of dishes for guests to serve themselves with a mix of choices for all tastes.

Here are some more food and drink ideas to suit all diets:


Food bars

If you are finding it difficult to please all of your guests with your menu, consider food bars where guests can choose the foods they want to eat. A Champagne and Oyster Bar is a treat for the eyes as much as the palette. Kids in particular love a doughnut wall and late at night it is a popular choice for those with the munchies.


Shared platters

A more relaxed family style service is great for laid-back couples. Italian antipasto platters, ploughman’s inspired boards and a Cornish seafood platter are just some options for a starter. Follow this with a main of suckling pig and a vegetarian Moroccan tagine. You may want to hire staff to serve the meal, or each table look after themselves.


Formal barbecue

Trays of barbecued meet and vegetables straight from the wood fired barbecue to your tables, makes a BBQ more formal. Add in a theme from Argentine Asados to South African Braais and everyone will be happy.


Spanish paella

Barbecues are becoming more popular at outdoor weddings, but how about hiring a catering firm to cook up an authentic Spanish paella right in front of your guests. This freshly cooked meal is tasty and inexpensive.


Afternoon tea

Serve a traditional afternoon tea for your guests with sandwiches, scones and cakes. This is ideal for couples who want to give their wedding a classic British feel. A relaxed yet elegant affair with tea and coffee in china cups, an afternoon tea works well with an evening hog roast.


Two-minute pizza

Weddings and pizza are perfect together. Pizza makes a cost-effective catering option that will please even the pickiest palates.
Add a visual aspect to your food by hiring a pizza company to create your guests.



Forget vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavor ice-creams, have ice creams that coordinate with your wedding meal. Offer the same flavors in sorbets or non-dairy alternatives so that everyone can have a taste. Try mascarpone and fig or spiced orange and cranberry flavors. Or have your ice- cream styled to look like flowers.



Create your own wedding drinks and create names for them that fit the theme of the wedding. Prosecco with fresh passion fruit juice and orange liqueur for a tropical Bellini, or add grapefruit juice, fresh root ginger and caster sugar to Prosecco for a sharp twist.

Finally, no one is going to ignore a churros and chocolate van who make to order. Deliciious!