Top 10 Wedding Food Stations
Serving a wedding reception meal station style has become extremely popular over the years. Once a pretty basic alternative to a sit-down dinner or a buffet, food stations have now taken on a life of their own in the wedding food world. Many people love wedding stations for the ability they have to really play into and enhance the theme and style of the wedding. With super creative combinations, service styles, and presentations, these wedding stations are sure to surprise and delight your guests.
Bread and Olive Oil Dipping Station
This station would be the perfect station at a cocktail hour or as a side station at a reception dinner. Perfect for a rustic or country wedding when served on butcher blocks or a wooden table. Offer a wide variety of gourmet olive oils, a selection of olives, and a few different types of bite sized breads. Dress the table simple with whole lemons and olive branches or frech green herbs to complete the look.
A nod to all things French, adding a crepe station to your wedding venue can really elevate your reception. A chef will work the station as guests choose from a selection of fillings to create their very own crepe creations. Crepe stations are also great at brunch weddings and also work well as a n additional sweet station for dessert when offered with sweet fillings.
Taco bars are huge at weddings right now, especially for outdoor, casual, or beach venues. Taco bars get dressed up for a wedding by offering delicious fillings, like grilled lime shrimp, steak and local fish, alongside classic toppings like avocado, pineapple, mango, and traditional salsas. Place this station next to a margarita bar for the full effect.
Another popular beach or Summer wedding station is the ceviche station. An ice table is laid with offerings that are selected by guests and prepared by a chef in a shooter presentation and then garnished. A light, refreshing, and trendy station to add to any wedding reception or cocktail hour.
Wine and Cheese Station
Wine and cheese is a classic offering for a reason, you simply can’t go wrong. Set a beautiful table and offer a variety of cheese- a good rule is to offer at least one hard cheese, one soft or triple cream cheese, and one blue cheese. Set along side the cheese a selection of artisan breads and crackers, along with fresh fruit and olives, along with a tapenade and fruit spread. Finish by choosing a few wines that pair well with your cheese selections.
Gourmet Popcorn Stations
Perfect for adding a bit of whimsy to your wedding, popcorn bars are just the ticket. Add the gourmet factor by offering a selection of flavored butters, shakers filled with decadent spices and seasonings, bags that compliment your wedding style, and a cool sign to let guests know exactly what to do to create their own popcorn treat.
Handcrafted Popsicle Bar
Handcrafted popsicles add a bit of childhood memory charm to any wedding. Create special flavor combinations for your event and serve these in sweet wrapped packages that lend a nod to your wedding theme or colors for a super fun Spring or Summer Wedding station.
Trail Mix Bar
Having a “crunchy” wedding? Add a trail mix and candy bar to your dessert area for a fun way for guests to create their own treats. This a great option for those looking for a more casual and healthful way to serve sweets to their guests.
These mini pies that are served up like lollipops have been having their moment in the wedding dessert spotlight. Offer a variety of flavors like cherry, rhubarb, strawberry, apple, and blueberry. These are perfect for a farm, rustic or casual wedding.
Snow Cone Station
It’s hard to beat a snow cone station on the fun and delicious scale. Offer guests shaved ice, cute paper cones and a variety of tasty flavor syrups so they can create their very own carnival concoctions. This station easily does double duty as a sweet table and cocktail feature if you add flavored liqueur syrups to the table.
These creative food stations will surely have your guests enjoying themselves. Make your wedding even more unique by giving these exciting takes on food stations a try!