Summer brides may just have the least amount of stress when it comes to planning their wedding reception menu. You may not be having an outdoor wedding or destination warm-weather wedding but allow these options to give you inspiration for the types of food you can serve. Keep your guests tastes in mind but remember that it is okay to choose your own personal favorites and have fun with it. Need ideas? Check out a few of my favorite menus for summer events that are inspired by summer and summer locales.
Candy and dessert buffets have been a big hit for the past year. They have branched out to encompass ice cream bars, cupcake topping bars, brownie buffets, and you name a dessert and someone’s already turned it into a buffet! A Fruit and Veggie bar goes beyond that standard round veggie tray and offers your guest delicious treats. This would be a refreshing feast on a hot summer day!
One of my favorite summer reception menus is inspired by the Hamptons, a seafood smorgasbord. Beach weddings are a perfect setting for a clam or lobster bake, but just because you are not having your wedding in the Hamptons or on the beach doesn’t mean you cannot do this unique menu as well. Fry up some fish and offer your guests a raw bar of steamed oysters, clams, and shrimp.
Last but not least is the summer barbecue. This menu involves honey barbecued ribs, fried chicken, some mashed taters and homemade macaroni and cheese. Roast corn on the cob on easy to handle sticks and have a little fun with appetizers trays full of sliders and mini cups of ketchup and fries. Keeping with your finger food theme -add in some mini apple pies and you have an appetizing all American backyard BBQ menu. And…don’t forget the personalized napkins for these messy finger foods.
All of these summer menus allow you to really play off of them by adding brown paper sack table runners for the Hamptons’ seafood smorgasbord menu. End your evening outside under the stars with sparklers and Chinese lanterns sending you off from your All-American backyard BBQ menu.
Here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, we have professional and experienced catering team who can be an great resource if you have a menu idea but don’t know where to start with menu items and options. Please give me a call today, and it would be my pleasure to help you get started on planning a unique menu that reminds you of summer and your favorite summer locales!
Sarah Maag | Sales Manager | 605-367-4154 | Sioux Falls Convention Center
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