Outside Catering Options for a Summer Wedding

Today we asked one of our caterer wedding supplier members, Libby Summers of Caper & Berry, for her suggestions for something a bit different in terms of food for a Summer wedding. So if you are thinking about your garden party, festival or elegant marquee wedding next Summer, sit back and enjoy…

There are a plethora of ways you can take your catering outdoors and make the most of the beautiful summer weather!

Creating live food stations during your drinks reception is a great way to keep you guests well fed. They add atmosphere and can be styled to look amazing!  Why not have chef hand rolling sushi to order or carving Parma ham with a selection of Mediterranean nibbles.

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Another stunning idea is to serve cute little ice-cream tubs in usherette trays; these go down a storm and can be a refreshing treat on those really hot days!

Last summer we did a gorgeous wedding in a marquee, guests were given little hampers, filled with an assortment of picnic treats as there canapés with mini bottles of champagne. They then had personalised gingham cloths as there favours. They all went and sat on the lawn, soaking up the sun – an idyllic summer wedding.

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Finally and I think this is my favourite idea is to have bowl food served to your guests outside. You can have small version of any of your favourite food including, fish and chips, pan seared scallops and mini beef wellingtons. This gives a really lovely party atmosphere and allows you guest to mingle, taking the formality out of the wedding.

Do chat to your caterer and ask them for help on how to make the most out of your wedding.


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