When it comes to planning a wedding, there is nothing quite as important as the food! Never mind the dress, it’s all about how much grub you can plough into your guests so that they have enough energy to see the festivities through to the end! You see, a wedding is an incredibly long day and people will be travelling from far and wide to share this special day with you, so make sure they are well fed.
But it’s not just about that. There’s nothing quite as special as having all of your loved ones and best friends under a roof, toasting, and sharing a feast, and celebrating the love of you and your better half. So, make it one to remember! Feast until everyone is fat and full and then feast some more. In this article, we’ll go through some wedding reception food ideas to give you a little culinary inspiration.
Australian wedding entree ideas
In America, an Entrée is the main course. In France and the UK however, it’s the course that comes before the main course (in between the starter). Which one would you prefer? A second starter, or a main…well, we know which we’d prefer. This is one of the best modern wedding catering ideas as it allows you to really experiment and mix up the courses of your wedding dinner.
You could go all lavish with some Lobster and mashed potato, or keep it simple with Cous-cous, some salad, or even some fajitas. Other great ideas are BBQed meat! Nothing beats a few hot wings to get your guests all warmed up before the main course!
Australian finger foods ideas for weddings
Finger foods are a nice touch for a wedding, particularly as an extra for people to snack on throughout the day. It might be worth having a main course dinner or a buffet style if you’d like to include finger foods because as a stand-alone, it won’t suffice. In any case, here are some great wedding finger food ideas:
- veggie skewers
- soup shooters
- DIY tacos
- Corn on the cob
- Grilled cheese sliders
- Mini pizzas
- Cold-cut meats and olives
- Chicken skewers
- Cheese and crackers
Get creative with your finger foods or even try a twist on the classic options.
Wedding menu ideas for a buffet in Australia
As far as wedding food menu ideas go, you can’t go wrong with a hot buffet. If you want to keep things relatively casual, you don’t have to have a sit-down meal with several courses to work through. Instead, you can have everybody help themselves and eat as much as they like! Here are some buffet ideas for a wedding:
- Classic buffet
- Pies and pastries
- Craft pickles
- Fruit and cheese
- Chilled pasta varieties
- Salsa and nachos
- Sushi station
- Cocktail sausages
- Naan bread pizza
- Stuffed dates with goat’s cheese and almonds
- Simple sandwiches
- Chicken wings
- Mac n Cheese
- Mixed fried rice
- Roasted vegetables
- Cold noodles
If you get stuck for ideas, your wedding caterer should be able to think up a wonderful and inspiring buffet menu for you!
Foods to serve at a wedding reception in Australia
Deciding on the best wedding reception food ideas can be a nightmare. It’s difficult to please everyone, which is why it is always good to have a variety. Thus, if you do decide you want a 3-4 course sit-down dinner, then be certain to include a vegan and vegetarian option. Only if a few of your guests will opt for this, at least it keeps everybody happy.
When you go for a sit-down meal, it allows you to get really lavish and serve some truly fancy à la carte options!
Here are some truly snazzy main course wedding meals that always go down wonderfully:
- Glazed scallops
- Grilled rack of lamb
- Herb-roasted chicken
- Spring vegetable risotto
- Lobster mac n cheese
- Pulled pork
- Fillet steak
Of course, we would list delicious foods all day, but the main purpose is to simply give you a little bit of inspiration! Your best option will almost certainly be to hire the best wedding caterers to assist you with planning your special day feast!
Australian wedding meal ideas
Hang on a minute…we’re planning an Australian wedding, right? Well, what better a wedding catering idea than having a good ol’ BBQ. There are tonnes of caterers that can come around with giant BBQ’s and grill up a selection of delicious meats and vegetables to keep your guests suitably fat and full!
Other great Aussie options are different food vans:
- Woodfire oven pizza
- Burgers and shakes
- Mexican style food
Again, we could sit here all day and throw wedding catering ideas at you, but it will only make it even harder for you to decide. In honesty, until you start exploring various wedding caterers in your area, it will be difficult to make a final decision.
Your best option is to start reaching out to various wedding catering services and start sampling their food! That’s right…why waste your time sitting here reading about the food when you can have an amazing taster experience! Even if you don’t end up going with a particular wedding company, at least you get a mini feast out of it.
In any case, no matter what you decide—whether it be a lavish 4-course sit-down dinner, or a casual BBQ style feast and buffet—we wish you a very happy wedding day and many years of joy and good health.