Winter Wedding Menu Ideas
Getting married in the Winter has many advantages – including discounted rates for booking suppliers in the off-season – which means you can cut costs and use that to treat your guests to the most scrumptious and comforting Winter meal. Make sure your guests are happy, warm and well-fed with these Winter Wedding Menu Ideas.
Consider serving mulled wine or cider for your pre-drinks. This will not only warm your guests up but loosen them up a little too! To go along with the warm drinks, serve comforting classics as your canapés: Earthy Beetroot soup with dollops of sour cream, Shot glasses of tomato soup served with an elegantly cut triangle of a grilled cheese sandwich, aromatic Indian Butter Chicken bowls, spicy tempura prawns, cones of homestyle fries or take everyone back to their childhood and serve deep fried Mac & Cheese balls – ooey, gooey and oh, so delicious.
Nothing beats a hearty soup – even at a wedding. To make sure that it doesn’t feel like an ordinary everyday soup, ask your caterer to get creative with the flavouring or the accompaniments. Serve a spicy tomato soup with crusty garlic ciabatta, or an earthy wild mushroom soup with rosemary and thyme rolls. As long as your starter is steamy, your guests will be happy!
For your main course, you have plenty of options when it comes to planning your Winter Wedding Menu. Serve a delicious piece of pepper-crusted fillet on a bed of roasted garlic mashed potatoes with seasonal roasted root vegetables. You could also replace the fillet with slow-roasted lambshanks to transform the meal from gourmet to homestyle. Another option is to serve your guests a family-style roast – perfect for sharing and getting everyone cosy. Or how about a delicious old fashioned pie – gorgeous golden pastry stuffed to the brim with braised beef and slow-roasted vegetables. This can be served family-style too, with sides of freshly baked bread, garlic green beans and roasted carrots and butternut! A feast to remember!
Dessert is the course people look forward to the most – reward them with something spectacular! Go the sustainable route and serve a seasonal fruit tart with thick clotted cream and steaming custard – a nostalgic treat for sure! Other options include warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla bean custard, or to add a touch of class, decadent Crème Brûlée served with hot espresso. Add a fun late night element to keep your guests warm with a hot chocolate station, complete with all the toppings, and a DIY roasted marshmallow station.
We all know food is a universal comfort, and to warm the hearts and bodies of your guests, your wedding menu should reflect the season. If you need more ideas, your caterer is sure to have a variety of menus to choose from – come rain or shine!