Winter weddings offer the perfect opportunity to serve hearty meals to your guests. You can serve those delicious winter comfort food that you wouldn’t typically have during the other seasons.
But as a bride-to-be, you might wonder, what should I serve for a winter wedding?
Don’t worry, this article will discuss a few of our favorite food ideas that would be perfect for your winter wedding.
We will also give you a few signature drink ideas that will leave you and your guests asking for more.
What should I serve for winter a wedding?
Ensure that your winter wedding menu has loads of comfort meals to keep your guests from freezing. For appetizers, a bowl of warm soup is ideal. You can have meat and potatoes, grilled cheese sandwiches, or spaghetti and meatballs for the main dish. Pies, tarts, a s’mores bar, etc, would work well for dessert.
4 Ideas to Warm up Your Winter Wedding
1. Use twinkle lights and candles
Twinkle lights and candles are ideal for invoking the feeling of warmth and coziness at a winter wedding. Create a spectacular canopy over the dining area for that extra feel of warmth as guests enjoy their warm meal.
2. Hot food and beverage stations
Ensure that your guests are constantly warm by setting up one or more hot food and beverage stations. The options are endless.
3. Use plush décor
Place pillows and warm blankets all over the reception area so your guests can use them to keep warm. You can also use warm covers on the chairs.
4. Warming stations
Have warming stations strategically located around the reception where guests can warm themselves or engage in warming activities such as roasting marshmallows.
5 Appetizers ideas for Winter Weddings
1. Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini
Nothing says winter more than crostini made using pear and pomegranate. These two winter fruits help make for sweet and delicious crostini that your guests will find hard to avoid.
2. Baked Brie and Prosciutto Rolls
Baked brie is a winter comfort food. Turn it into an instant hit among your guests by covering it with prosciutto and phyllo before tossing it in the oven.
3. Toasted Ravioli
Toasted ravioli is delicious on its own. Pair it with cheesy marinara sauce as a dip, and you’ve got the perfect appetizer to have your guests talking for years to come.
4. Cranberry and Brie Pastry Swirls
You can use cranberry to make delicious cranberry and brie pastry swirls. Dust them with cinnamon and sugar to take the delightful pastry swirls to the next level
5. Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Instead of a plain and ordinary dip, try this hot spinach artichoke. Its warmth will quickly chase away the cold and have the guests coming back for more.
5 Winter Wedding Food Ideas – Main Course and Sides
1. Roasted root vegetables
Roasted veggies are healthy menu options and also perfect for the vegans and vegetarians among your guests. Think roasted potatoes, carrots, squash, asparagus, etc.
2. Grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters
Grilled cheese is a classic winter comfort food your guests are unlikely to say no to. For an even tastier meal, serve these sandwiches atop a tomato soup shooter: you will not regret it.
3. Wood-fired pizza
People love pizza and serving it at your winter wedding can excite your guests. For the bests results, use seasonal ingredients for toppings, for example, Brussel sprouts, sausages, and sweet potatoes.
4. Risotto with winter greens
Risotto is another winter comfort food. Top it with winter greens, and you’ve got the perfect meal for your wedding guests. You can do any risotto, including a simple but classy mushroom risotto.
5. Mac n’ Cheese
You can go the food bar route with this meal and offer toppings such as chives and bacon.
Alternatively, you can serve up small portions in glasses to give the meal a more sophisticated feel.
5 Ideas for Winter Wedding Dessert
1. Hot chocolate with marshmallows
Keep your guests warm with a cup of hot chocolate and complete it with marshmallow toppings. You can add other toppings, such as caramel syrup or whipped cream.
2. Snow-colored chocolate strawberries
Cover strawberries in white chocolate and dust them with edible glitter for a winter wedding treat with the perfect winter aesthetics.
What is a winter wedding without a s’mores dessert station? You can include things like marshmallows, different chocolates, and different flavors of graham crackers.
4. Icicle blue rock candy
Rock candy has been a favorite of many since childhood. Let your guests walk down those fun childhood memories by adding this treat to the dessert table. Have the rock candy in the form of ice-blue crystals to match the winter wedding theme.
5. Reindeer cookies
Perfect for matching both the winter and Christmas holiday themes. You can use any cookie, provided they are reindeer shaped. You can also include toppings such as chocolate candies.
5 Signature Drink Ideas For Your Winter Wedding
1. Winter Citrus Tequila Smash
This is a chic yet delicious cocktail your guests will love. It is made using pomegranate and lime juice, blood oranges, and, of course, tequila.
2. Peppermint White Russian
The Peppermint White Russian is a winter signature drink that represents the snowy aspect of the season. The ingredients required are vodka, Kahlua, peppermint schnapps, and heavy cream. The result is a sweet cocktail that warms you from the inside out.
3. Pomegranate New York Sour
A delicious signature drink that is also perfect for the camera. It combines whiskey, wine, and other ingredients, such as egg white, for a rich, creamy, and delicious cocktail.
4. Christmas Snowstorm Margarita
This mix of silver tequila, coconut rum, and orange liquor delivers the perfect cocktail for a winter wedding. You can add sugar or honey if you want a little sweetness in your drink.
5. Cranberry Old Fashioned
The cranberry old-fashioned is the perfect signature drink for bourbon lovers. Combine cranberries, a slice of orange, and a few drops of bitters with the bourbon to complement its strong taste.
As you can see, there are plenty of winter wedding comfort foods to choose from. And you can get creative with most of them by adding ingredients you and your partner love. Keep an open mind and enjoy the food-tasting journey for a perfect final winter wedding menu.