Your wedding day will be one for the books when you bring your A game with the menu! If you want the food served at your reception to be memorable, then it’s simply not enough to just have a buffet, a family style menu, or a plated meal anymore. You’ve got to go big or go home, and with these ideas, your guests might never want to leave! Here are 15 food bar ideas for your wedding.
1. Popcorn Station
Treat your guests to their favourite movie theatre snack! Make sure to include popcorn staples like butter, salt, and popcorn seasonings like ranch, dill pickle, and ketchup for an extra special treat.
2. Sushi Bar
A sushi bar is the perfect way to add a bit of culture to your reception. Your guests will appreciate the tasty addition to your special day and besides, who doesn’t love sushi?
3. Mac & Cheese Station
Allow wedding guests to build their own gourmet mac & cheese by offering them bacon, extra cheese, mushrooms, and whatever other toppings you can think of that would go perfectly with this classic comfort food dish. Can it get any more perfect than that?
4. Cheese & Cracker Station
Cheese & crackers is so simple, yet so tasty. Add in a nice sausage to throw in the mix and you’ve got yourself an excellent food bar!
5. Taco Bar
Even though it might not be Taco Tuesday on your wedding day, everyone will appreciate a trendy taco bar (perfect for Instagramming!). Make sure to include all the fixings like cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, meats and other taco topping favourites for an epic food station everyone will love.
6. Build-Your-Own Flatbread Station
A flatbread station for a wedding is such an awesome idea to impress your guests. Include favourites like pepperoni, cheese, olives, mushrooms, green peppers, and other creative flatbread ingredients. Think outside of the box for this one!
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7. Candy Buffet
A little bit of sugar never hurt anyone! Everyone will go crazy for a colourful candy station. You’ve got to try this at your wedding – it will make so many of your guests smile from ear to ear and it’ll keep the kids happy.
8. Donut Table
Donuts are delicious and if you provide them at your wedding? Amazing! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your donut choices, designs, and even how you lay them out on the table (think: donut stand!).
9. Oyster Bar
Bring a little bit of coastal love to your wedding with an oyster bar. Your wedding guests will appreciate the delicacy of some delicious oysters. Watch as they slurp and go back for more!
10. Charcuterie Station
A charcuterie board is a favourite for a reason. It’s so simple and tasty and awesome! Try to get your hands on some high-quality local meats and cheeses for an experience your guests will never forget.
11. French Fry Bar
Freshen up your food station with a french fry bar. For an extra bonus, add potato wedges and tater tots too! Yummy.
12. S’more Station
Introduce a little bit of campfire fun with a s’more station. Both adults and kids will love the ooey-gooey chocolatey goodness of this classic treat.
13. Ice Cream Bar
I-scream, you-scream, we all scream for ice cream! Sorry, I had to. But seriously. You should definitely consider having an ice cream bar for your reception. Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, cookie dough, birthday cake… the options are endless!
14. Brunch Station
Want people to be happier than ever at your wedding? Feed them some brunch! Mini French toasts, waffles, croissants, bacon, cheese, fruit… I’m drooling just thinking about it.
15. Pie Bar
Slice a piece of an old fashioned dessert for your food station. A pie bar will make your guests feel all warm and fuzzy and their bellies full and happy. Cherry pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie. Which one will you go with?
Having a creative food station on your wedding day is an awesome way to wow guests and make your big day as memorable as can be. Make sure to send us photos of your food bar!
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