Alternative wedding food ideas

10 Cool wedding food ideas

The food you serve at your wedding in Cornwall is what will fuel the party, it will be noted and noticed by your guests and whether it is good or bad it will be talked about for long after the day is over. With the ever-increasing cuisine choices out there these days and many venues that will allow outside catering or even DIY catering the choices are endless.

I got chatting to Vicky & John recently from The Cornish Pizza Company who kindly gave me a delicious stone baked freshly prepared pizza right from there very cute little van to try. ‘The Colonel’ is a first generation VW campervan which has been lovingly restored into a mobile pizza van, now used to cater for weddings and events all over Cornwall!

This got me thinking about all the other different options out there to cater for your guests at your wedding or event, here are a few of my favourites.

1) Pizza Van

Their award winning pizza’s are freshly made before your guest’s eyes and can be served individually or buffet style by the slice on wooden boards.
” Couples love the informality of our fresh, pizzas, they are ideal for sharing which gets the conversation going across all ages and brings people together who may not have known each other before the wedding.  Our vintage VW van is iconic in Cornwall and adds a real wow factor to a wedding.  We offer a free tasting session of our award-winning, thin crust pizzas at our shop in St Agnes for any couples planning a wedding so they can choose the exact toppings they’d like.”
– Vicky The Cornish Pizza Company.

Cornish pizza van wedding - Wedding planner Cornwall

2) Afternoon Tea

Serve a typically British afternoon tea. Dainty sandwiches, cakes, scones and jam, all served on beautiful crockery with plenty of champers is sure to impress and is something your guests won’t  be expecting.

3) Food Stations

Have a selection of food stations dotted around the venue and theme each of them differently with a speciality of food to give your guests a choice. For example Thai, seafood, mini burgers, salad bar, decadent desserts, the choices are endless.

4) Crumpets!

Ok so perhaps not for your first meal as a married couple, but these would be great for an evening pick me up during the party. This company do a range of toppings both sweet and savoury. Take a look at Truly Crumptious in Cornwall.

5) Hog Roast

Give you wedding a festival vibe with a hog roast on a spit. Slow cooked and delicious, serve with baps, apple sauce and a range of salads and new potatoes.

6) Something Sweet

An ice cream trike is always going to be popular. Guests can grab a cone and wonder around rather than having to sit down at a table.  Here in Cornwall, many serve delicious locally made ice cream.

7) Cheese & Wine

If you are having a later ceremony and your guests will have eaten before hand then how about a sophisticated cheese and wine affair? Serve up a range of cheeses on a wooden board on each table, complete with crackers, chutney and figs. You could also add different breads, olives and cold meats and paté’s if you wanted to bulk it up a bit. Select wines to partner with your cheeses beautifully.

8) Fish n Chips

Served in a mini cone as canapés or as a party snack.

9) Oysters & Tabasco

Serve on trays in big wooden crates stacked with ice and lemon, with a glass of champers to accompany them, naturally!

10) Pie and Mash

I will never forget the wedding I went to where at around 10pm pie and mash was served up! Complete with mushy peas and gravy of course. After hours of drinking this was very well received by all the guests!

There are many more alternative catering ideas out there, but hopefully these few have got those cogs turning if the traditional sit down meal is not for you.

Happy eating!

Written by Jenny Granlund of Jenny Wren Weddings & Events.