photographer: Rachel Red Photography | planning, design, & floral: Christine Janda Design & Events | venue: Artifact Events | caterer: Truffleberry
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54 Wedding Catering Ideas Full of Flavor & Flair

Your wedding will be a memorable occasion. Of course, your friends and family will remember the moment that you and your beloved’s eyes meet down the aisle as well as your touching first dance. Your wedding catering is the one element of your wedding that every single guest will interact with. Wouldn’t it be great if they remembered your carefully-chosen menu, as well?

As they are gathered around their tables, give your guests something to really talk about (and toast to): wow-worthy fare that is presented beautifully just for them. Robin Selden of New York’s esteemed Marcia Selden Catering & Events agrees, saying, “Adding creative and specialty food elements or experiences, that will surprise and delight your guests, are what makes a wedding memorable from a culinary perspective. There is nothing that we love to do more at MSC and it’s what sets us apart!”

See below for 54 wedding catering ideas that’ll make your loved ones feel satiated — and, well, loved.


The top catering companies whose work inspired this list of ideas appear below; find the best wedding caterers — and their creative cuisine ideas — near you for the finest that your locale has to offer (organized from east to west):


But first, see how Foxtail Catering & Events works with a wedding’s entire team of vendors to curate fare and service that matches the mood of the celebration.


Offer Chic Convenience With “Food on the Move”

photography: Stoffer Photography | event planner: Shannon Gail Events | floral & décor: Life In Bloom | catering: Paramount Events

1. Infuse European Style With Mobile Bites & Bars

Chicago, IL

Mobile bars and serving carts have rolled right into our hearts, and this is one of the most elegant versions that we’ve seen. The creative minds at Paramount Events coordinated this beautiful option to serve bites in style at this lush outdoor wedding.

Paramount Events

Paramount Events

Chicago, Illinois

Jenna + Max's Wedding at Fairlie
photographer: Tim Tab Studios | venue: Fairlie | caterer: Entertaining Company

2. Bring Sweets to Your Guests With A Dessert Cart

Chicago, IL

This trend is definitely one we can roll with: late-night treats on a cart that can be taken wherever guests are, including the dance floor. Entertaining Company curated a mobile dessert cart filled with sweet bites for this classic Chicago wedding.

Entertaining Company

Entertaining Company

Chicago, Illinois

photographer: Dave Robbins Photography | planning, design, & florals: Lindsay Landman Events | reception venue: American Museum Of Natural History | catering: CxRA

3. Roll a Donut Bar Onto the Dance Floor

New York, NY

This chic and colorful donut cart from the visionary team at CxRA brings the fun wherever it goes, like at this elegant NYC wedding. Imagine your guests enjoying treats from a fully-decked dessert cart, even on the dance floor.

CxRA

CxRA

New York, New York

Garden Inspired Wedding
photographer: Eager Hearts Photography | event planning and production: NYLO Providence/Warwick | event planner: NYLUX Events | venue: Carnegie Hall | caterer: Constellation Culinary Group

4. Roving Oyster Shuckers Go Where Guests Are

New York, NY

This garden-inspired wedding featured a mobile oyster-shucker courtesy of the team at Constellation Culinary Group. The take on a roaming raw bar delighted guests (and us).

Constellation Culinary Group

Constellation Culinary Group

New York, New York

Evoke Old Memories While Making New Ones With Nostalgic Touches

Katy + Zach's Stunning Denver Wedding
photographer: James // Schulze | wedding planner: Calluna Events | florals: Lalé Florals | décor: Eclectic Hive | venue: Blanc | caterer: Catering by Design | rentals: Event Rents

5. Don’t Wait for Bedtime for Milk & Cookies

Denver, CO

Your guests will be grateful for the comfort of a childhood classic at your elegant affair. We appreciate the clever presentation of these milk and cookies from Catering by Design at this stunning Denver wedding.

Catering by Design

Catering by Design

Denver, Colorado

Corey & Kristy's Wedding Day
photographer: Penrose Lyn Photography | planner: Bliss Events Chicago | design & décor: Kehoe Designs | venue: The Geraghty | caterer: Boka Catering Group

6. Your Guests Will Thank You for a Beautiful Bread Station

Chicago, IL

We adore how Boka Catering Group curated a fresh bread station with the most luxurious accoutrements (think sea salt butter, fine extra virgin olive oil, sun-dried tomato chutney, and more) for guests at this magical and glamorous wedding. The spread was situated next to an epic salad station, of course.

Boka Catering Group

Boka Catering Group

Chicago, Illinois

Charming Wedding at Room 1520 in Chicago, Illinois
photographer: Michelle Zapanta Photography | event planning: Urban Allure Events | décor: Art of Imagination | floral: Honey Flower Studio | venue: Room 1520 | catering: Amazing Edibles Catering

7. Casseroles Make a Comeback

Chicago, IL

Amazing Edibles Catering knows when it’s time to create a new trend, even when that memorable moment comes courtesy of a classic home dish. We love how their team curated chic casseroles for this charming Chicago wedding.

Amazing Edibles Catering

Amazing Edibles Catering

Chicago, Illinois

photographer: Michelle Sott Photo | planning & design: Chère Rosalie | florist: Rose Wood Floral Co. | venue: Parrish Art Museum | caterer: Elegant Affairs Caterers | rentals: Party Rental Ltd.  

8. Surprise With Comfort Food at Elegant Events

New York, NY

There’s no reason you can’t offer all of your down-home favorites at your wedding. Just be sure to elevate your offerings with appropriately-stylish service. We adore how created perfectly-portioned bites for this extraordinary museum wedding.

Elegant Affairs Caterers

Elegant Affairs Caterers

New York, New York

New Year’s Eve Wedding at Arrowhead Hill in Montgomery, Texas
photo courtesy of & event planner: Keely Thorne Events | venue: Arrowhead Hill | catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering – Houston

9. Classic Champagne Towers are Back

Houston, TX

Champagne towers are a luxe tradition at weddings that waned and now are coming back as we’ve entered a new era of the Roaring 20s. It’s not an easy task to successfully execute the pouring of bubbly into a teetering glass tower; you need a skilled caterer like the team at Wolfgang Puck Catering – Houston to make it elegant, festive, and mess-free like at this New Year’s Eve wedding.

Wolfgang Puck Catering - Houston

Wolfgang Puck Catering – Houston

Houston, Texas

Pamper Your Guests With Fancy Fare

photo courtesy of & caterer: Marcia Selden Catering & Events

10. Bring the “Seafood Tower” to Their Place Setting

New York, NY

It doesn’t get more luxurious than this personal “seafood tower” from Marcia Selden Catering & Events. For a spread this fresh, you’ll want to make sure that you work with a catering team (like Marcia Selden) that works with top local purveyors to deliver bright fare that wows.

Marcia Selden Catering & Events

Marcia Selden Catering & Events

New York, New York

photographer: Vue Photography | event planner: Suzanne Reinhard Events | florals & cake: Legendary Events | venue: The Foundry At Puritan Mill | caterer: Added Touch Catering

11. Make Guests Feel Loved With Luxurious Dishes

Atlanta, GA

The creative caterers on this list long ago overturned the old idea that wedding fare was boring and bland. For example, the experienced team at Added Touch Catering pampered guests with unexpectedly-luxurious bites like caviar and mini beef wellingtons at this timeless summer wedding.

Added Touch Catering

Added Touch Catering

Atlanta, Georgia

Urban Chic Dinner
photographer: Erika Dufour | décor: Revel Decor | venue: Revel Fulton Market | catering: Limelight Catering

12. Wow Guests With Fine Restaurant-Worthy Fare

Chicago, IL

Guests were required to wear white or black to this urban chic “anti-wedding”. The couple also twisted tradition by working with their top-notch catering team, Limelight Catering, to curate the kind of menu that you only find in the finest restaurants, like curried kobucha squash soup with candied pepitas and Pernod crema.

Limelight Catering

Limelight Catering

Chicago, Illinois

photographer: Erika Delgado | event planner: Roxanne Bellamy Events | venue: The Bath Club | desserts: Déjà vu Sweets

13. Add Glamour With Gilded Desserts

Miami, FL

When it comes to the intersection of creativity and glamour, Déjà vu Sweets is your dessert catering team. We love the edible-gold embellishments on the sweet treats at this romantic wedding as and added touch of luxury before the first bite.

Déjà vu Sweets

Déjà vu Sweets

Coral Springs, Florida

Engage Your Guests With Interactive Installations

photographer: Albert Cheung | design: JW Event Design | venue: Hudson Loft | caterer: ONTHEMARC Events

14. Seafood Bars are Hot (& Cold)

Norwalk, CT

ONTHEMARC Events knows that a cooked seafood and raw bar creates a memorable moment at a celebration. We love how the team curated a self-serve seafood station at this timeless wedding. In addition to ocean-inspired bars, we are also seeing lobster and crab topping the most luxurious salads at events.

ONTHEMARC Events

ONTHEMARC Events

Norwalk, Connecticut

photographer: Mi Belle Photographers | planner & design: Linda Howard Events | floral design: Marks Garden | venue: Hotel Bel-Air | caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering – Los Angeles  

15. Have Fun With Make-Your-Own Late-Night Bites

Los Angeles, CA

A talented caterer knows how to transition from a formal wedding reception to a full-on afterparty. After creating an exquisite menu for this elegant white wedding, Wolfgang Puck Catering – Los Angeles perfectly pivoted to elevated late-night bites with a fun donut bar that allowed guests to top their treats.

Wolfgang Puck Catering - Los Angeles

Wolfgang Puck Catering – Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

photographer: Fiuza and Ignacio Goitia | event coordination: Itziar Ortuondo | event design & concept & caterer: Le Basque | florals: Ines Urquijo | venue: Urkiola National Park

16. Create an Interactive Moment With Live Stations

Miami, FL

Le Basque always upends our expectations with their unique fare. They wowed us again with their take on interactivity at this romantic Basque Country wedding with a live prosciutto-carving station and grilling station for their attention-getting freshness.

Le Basque

Le Basque

Miami, Florida

Alluring Wedding Reception at Rancho Camino Real
photo courtesy of, caterer & event planner: Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning

17. Let Guests Choose Their Own Dessert Adventure

Chicago, IL

You can wow with expert preparation of a classic dessert, or you can wow by expanding your guest’s palates with a totally new variation. We love how Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning surprised with this creative tiramisu that featured an interactive element for this alluring wedding.

Viola's Kitchen Catering & Event Planning

Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning

Chicago, Illinois

Rustic Floral Wedding at City View Loft in Chicago, IL
photographer: Lilly Photography | event planner: Bethany Moore Events | floral: Summit Street Blooms | venue: City View Loft | caterer: LM Catering

18. S’Mores are the Original Hands-On Treat

Chicago, IL

LM Catering knows how to offer a memorable experience. For this rustic floral wedding, the catering team created a classic interactive moment with a s’mores station which married perfectly with the wedding’s beautiful rustic aesthetic.

LM Catering

LM Catering

Chicago, Illinois

Personalize Your Menu for a “Totally You” Event

photographer: Sherri J Photography | planner: Julia Kadish | florist: My Flower Guy | venue: Coquelicot Vineyard | caterer: Contemporary Catering and Event Production

19. Cake is Classic, but Pie is Personal

Los Angeles, CA

It’s your wedding, so you should look at every tradition, then include the ones you love and get creative with the ones you don’t. We adore how this couple worked with the accommodating team at Contemporary Catering and Event Production to “cut” the cake and opt for a pie cutting instead (followed by an epic pie buffet) at their vineyard destination wedding.

Contemporary Catering and Event Production

Contemporary Catering and Event Production

Los Angeles, California

photographer: Olivia Marshall | planner and designer: Erica Estrada Design | florist: Anastasias Flowers On Main | caterer: Foxtail Catering & Events | beverage: Tonic Beverage Catering    

20. Add a Personal Touch With Curated Cocktails

San Francisco, CA

We love a personalized touch that showcases the couple’s favorites like the curated “his and hers” cocktails at this charming wedding from the creative team at Tonic Beverage Catering.

Tonic Beverage Catering

Tonic Beverage Catering

San Francisco, California

photographer: The Mamones | planner: Hitched Events | floral: Branching Out Events | venue: Union Station Dallas | caterer: Wolfgang Puck Catering – Dallas      

21. Include Authentic Flavor From Your Wedding Locale

Dallas, TX

Wedding fare can and should reflect the couple and the place they’ve chosen to marry. We always love the creative menus from Wolfgang Puck Catering – Dallas, but we especially adore their housemade hot link and andouille sausage bar (complemented by fresh fixings) at this romantic pink and white wedding.

Wolfgang Puck Catering - Dallas

Wolfgang Puck Catering – Dallas

Dallas, Texas

hot cider bar (left): photo courtesy of & caterer: Windows Catering; pretzel bar (right): photographer: Greg Gibson Photography | planner: Cherry Blossom Events | florals: Edge Floral Event Designers | venue: Middleburg Barn | caterer: Windows Catering

22. Highlight Favorites With Dedicated “Bars”

Washington, D.C.

Draw attention to your menu’s special offerings by creating a separate serving space; a “bar” can be anything you can dream up. We love the creativity of the pretzel bar at this romantic rustic wedding and the hot cider bar that warmed guests at this fresh classic wedding — both from the talented team at Windows Catering.

Windows Catering

Windows Catering

Washington, District of Columbia

photographer: Shannon Grant Photography | event planner & florist: 33 Munroe, LLC. | venue: Lyman Estate | caterer: Capers Catering

23. Extend Your Culture & Traditions to Your Fare

Boston, MA

Make sure your wedding fare is super-personal by serving dishes that represent your culture or family traditions. We adore how Capers Catering curated a custom menu that represented the cultures of the couple for this Cambodian-Vietnamese wedding.

Capers Catering

Capers Catering

Boston, Massachusetts

photographer: CONNOR STUDIOS | event planner: Magnolia Bluebird design & events | florals & décor: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design | venue: The Showroom DC | catering: Design Cuisine        

24. Tell Your Story With Your Menu

Arlington, VA

The very best caterers, like the top team at Design Cuisine, know that a meaningful wedding has personal touches, including the menu. We adore how we got to know the couple who married at this sophisticated minimalist wedding through touches like their towering cookie cake and their service of Underberg, a soothing digestif from Rheinberg.

Design Cuisine

Design Cuisine

Arlington, Virginia

Deliver Big Flavor With Small Bites

Bohemian Greenhouse Loft Wedding
photographer: Colin Lyons Wedding Photography | venue: Lacuna Events by LM | catering: LM Catering     cutting cake and sweets table: Vanille

25. Make it Fun With an Entire Evening of Small Bites

Chicago, IL

When you’re planning a unique wedding, you’ll want a caterer who can fulfill any flight of fancy you have, and Entertaining Company is just such a caterer. For this bohemian greenhouse loft wedding, the catering team curated bite-sized fare, noting that both “small food portions” and “natural and organic” choices are both very on trend.

Entertaining Company

Entertaining Company

Chicago, Illinois

Elegant Outdoor Wedding in Camarillo, California
photographer: Lucas Rossi Photography | event planner: Bella Vita Events | floral: Hidden Garden Flowers | caterer: Good Gracious! Events

26. Macarons are Having a Moment

Los Angeles, CA

The French confection long ago stole our hearts with its slight crunch, chewy texture, and bright flavors and color. But leave it to the amazing team at Good Gracious! Events to make macarons in luxe alabaster to delight guests at this elegant outdoor wedding.

Good Gracious! Events

Good Gracious! Events

Los Angeles, California

photographer: Eileen Meny | florals: Sag Harbor Florist | venue: Wölffer Estate Vineyard | caterer: Art of Eating Catering

27. Don’t Wait for the After-Party for Mini Tacos & Pizza

Bridgehampton, NY

We love celebrations that feature fancy menus paired with soul-satisfying bites like the mini pizzas and tacos at this pop-up vineyard wedding. Art of Eating Catering has the skill to do both to match the ambiance of every part of a wedding’s shifting moods.

Art of Eating Catering

Art of Eating Catering

Bridgehampton, New York

Mexican Floral Wedding at Artifact Events in Chicago, IL
photographer: Rachel Red Photography | planner, design & floral: Christine Janda Design & Events | venue: Artifact Events | catering: Truffleberry Market

28. Pair Tiny Cocktails & Cuisine for a Memorable Moment

Chicago, IL

Truffleberry knows how to create a moment, as they did with this curated taco “bar” and its tequila pairing at this floral Mexican wedding. We’ve also seen this innovative catering team pair Meyer lemon créme fraîche and caviar with ice cold Veuve for a perfect sip and bite.

Truffleberry

Truffleberry

Chicago, Illinois

Tasteful and Luminous Wedding at Lacuna Events by LM in Chicago, Illinois
photographer: Colin Lyons Wedding Photography | venue: Lacuna Events by LM | caterer: LM Catering

29. Satisfy With Burger Bites

Chicago, IL

The best caterers can wow with not only fine dining but with elevated everyday fare as well. We adore how the talented team at LM Catering created the perfect burger bites (topped with a crunchy pickle, of course) for this tasteful and luminous wedding.

LM Catering

LM Catering

Chicago, Illinois

cupcakes on left: photographer: Two Adventurous Souls | florals: Backyard Blooms | venue: The Portland Masonic | caterer: Blue Elephant Catering; dessert table on right: photographer: The Maine Tinker | flowers: Field Floral Studio | caterer: Blue Elephant Catering

30. Dessert Spreads are Spreading

Saco, ME

Blue Elephant Catering knows that ending a wedding on a sweet note will leave guests happy. Cakes are great, but we adore the many confections that they conjured for this fall bohemian wedding dessert table and the yummy-looking cupcakes they prepared for this downtown wedding celebration.

Blue Elephant Catering

Blue Elephant Catering

Saco, Maine

photo courtesy of & caterer: Weir Catering & Events

31. Level Up with Levels of Charcuterie

San Carlos, CA

While the personal charcuterie board trend is still going strong, it’s hard to ignore the beauty and design of this charcuterie spread from the skilled chefs at Weir Catering & Events.

Weir Catering & Events

Weir Catering & Events

San Carlos, California

photo courtesy of & caterer: Truffleberry Market | floral & décor: Life In Bloom

32. Edible Cups Make Salads Bite-Sized

Lake Forest, IL

If you love parmesan crisps like we do, then you’ll be wowed by this creative canapé from Truffleberry — a mini salad with tiny croutons all held by a parmesan cup for this tented garden wedding.

Truffleberry

Truffleberry

Chicago, Illinois

photographer: Moses Cruz Photo | florals: Good Vines Only | venue: Art Factory Studios | caterer: Delivering Experiences

33. A Tasting Menu Offers Variety & Surprises

Clifton, NJ

We love how the creative chefs at Delivering Experiences curated a 7-course tasting menu for this beautiful loft wedding — ensuring that guests got a little bit of every dish that the couple loves (plus his and her signature cocktails to make the soirée even more personal).

Delivering Experiences

Delivering Experiences

Clifton, New Jersey

photographer: With Love & Embers | event production: Freed Events | floral: Lilac & Lily | caterer: MAX Ultimate Food

34. Mini Cakes are Here to Stay

Boston, MA

One of the trends that started during the pandemic was creating a tiny cake for each guest, and we are so glad to see this is still going strong as it’s such a thoughtful and memorable touch. We adore how MAX Ultimate Food created varied mini cake flavors, each with its own décor moment for this intimate rustic wedding.

MAX Ultimate Food

MAX Ultimate Food

Boston, Massachusetts

Serve Up Modern Inspiration With Contemporary Cuisine

photographer: Sarah Bastille | design/decor: AE Events | florals: Table & Tulip | venue: Harvard Art Museums | caterer/cake: The Catered Affair | rentals: PEAK Event Services

35. Deconstructed Dishes Delight

Boston, MA

Mix it up with an artistically-arranged salad; separating the ingredients brings attention to their freshness and flavor. We love this deconstructed salad from The Catered Affair at this chic white wedding.

The Catered Affair

The Catered Affair

Boston, Massachusetts

Stylist Micaela Erlanger's Stunning Wedding at Miami’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
photographer: Christian Oth Studio | creative consultant: Marcy Blum Associates | event planner: Polka Dot Events | florist: Ivie Joy Floral Arts | venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens |cake: Sweet Guilt

36. Modern Wedding Cakes Stay Stylish With Fewer Adornments

Wedding cake cuttings still create a memorable moment. We are seeing the most chic (and delectable) cakes rocking a more modern vibe with fewer embellishments like this gorgeous confection from Sweet Guilt for stylist Micaela Erlanger’s stunning Miami wedding.

Sweet Guilt

Sweet Guilt

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

photographer & videographer: Sarah Porter Photography | wedding planner: Bello & Blue Events | florals: Bello & Blue Events | venues: The Manor House | catering: Catering by Design

37. Include Engraveable & Craveable Custom Cookies

Denver, CO

Curated moments always bring a special touch to a wedding, but we are especially wowed by these custom cookies from the chefs at Catering by Design. They brought an elegant touch with sweets that look as if they’ve been engraved with the names of the couple at this South Asian fusion celebration.

Catering by Design

Catering by Design

Denver, Colorado

Leave An Impression With Unique Presentations

Glamorous Wedding at Current in New York, NY
photographer: André Maier Photography | event planner: Stillwell Events | event décor: Jes Gordon | venue: Current | caterer: Abigail Kirsch Catering

38. Plated Desserts Add Sophistication

New York, NY

Make your guests feel pampered with an elegant menu, with each course beautifully served. Top NYC caterer Abigail Kirsch Catering provided a dignified plated dessert for the lucky guests of this glamorous New York wedding.

Abigail Kirsch Catering

Abigail Kirsch Catering

New York, New York

photographer: Forever Photography | florist: Carroll’s Florist | venue: Celebrate Snug Harbor | caterer: Relish Catering & Hospitality

39. Fun Fare Can Offer Levity

New York, NY

Relish Catering & Hospitality knows that the most memorable weddings include quirky moments that perfectly express the couple being celebrated. We adore the fresh pretzel station with its clever tagline at this botanical garden wedding.

Relish Catering & Hospitality

Relish Catering & Hospitality

New York, New York

The Hybrid by Stillwell Events Inaugural Celebration!
photographer: André Maier Photography | event planner: Stillwell Events | décor & florals: Adam Leffel Productions | venue: Lavan 541 | caterer: Thomas Preti Events to Savor

40. Safe Can be Beautiful

New York, NY

We adore the safe, yet completely beautiful and unique, fare at this immersive hybrid wedding. Thomas Preti Events to Savor passed canapés under mini, individual glass domes and served the three-course dinner beautifully-boxed.

Thomas Preti Events to Savor

Thomas Preti Events to Savor

New York, New York

photographer: Lexia Frank Photography | venue: Morgan Manufacturing | caterer: Paramount Events

41. Cones Make for Easy Handheld Service

Chicago, IL

We’ve been seeing clever caterers using cones for handheld charcuterie for a couple of years now. We adore this chic iteration from the talented Paramount Events team who offered bite-sized pastries in an easy-to-hold and beautiful cone at this contemporary botanic wedding.

Paramount Events

Paramount Events

Chicago, Illinois

Enchanting Garden Wedding at River Farm
photo courtesy of & caterer: Windows Catering | venue: River Farm

42. The Most Joyful Celebrations Have Playful Details

Washington, D.C.

We adore a moment of levity in the most elegant celebrations and Windows Catering really evoked a whole joyful vibe with their “Alice in Wonderland” -inspired macarons that fit perfectly with the tone of this enchanting garden wedding.

Windows Catering

Windows Catering

Washington, District of Columbia

photo courtesy of & caterer: Thomas Preti Events to Savor | venue: Greenpoint Loft

43. Every Dish is an Opportunity to Wow

New York, NY

When it comes to creative presentations, Thomas Preti Events to Savor offers ideas that will wow your guests. We love how they ringed milkshake straws with donuts and tipped pretzels with toasted marshmallows standing on end in graham cracker crumbs (of course) for this chic loft wedding.

Thomas Preti Events to Savor

Thomas Preti Events to Savor

New York, New York

Show Style With Design-Inspired Dining

photographer: Joshua Kane Photography | planner: Blue Orchid Event Design | florals: Dalsimer Atlas Floral and Event Decorators | venue: The Norton Museum of Art | caterer: Constellation Culinary Group

44. Floral Garnishes Marry Décor & Catering

New York, NY

We love when décor moments extend from arches and tabletops onto drinks and plates. For example, this floral-garnished Champagne from Constellation Culinary Group is picture-perfect for toasting at this modern and romantic wedding.

Constellation Culinary Group

Constellation Culinary Group

New York, New York

photographer: Asher Gardner Photography | planner & designer: Komolmis Designs | florals: Ivie Joy Floral Arts | venue: 620 Loft & Garden | caterer: ONTHEMARC Events

45. Color-Coordinated Cocktails Delight

Norwalk, CT

Citrus hues (and the fruit itself) as wedding décor is the gift that just keeps on giving, and the skilled caterers at ONTHEMARC Events took it one step further by creating coordinating cocktails for this ethereal citrus rooftop wedding. We adore how they kept it deliciously on-palette with the florals.

ONTHEMARC Events

ONTHEMARC Events

Norwalk, Connecticut

Modern Wedding at Ovation in Chicago, Illinois
photographer: AJ Abelman Photography | planner: Event Shoppe Chicago | floral: Studio Poppy | venue: Ovation | catering: Amazing Edibles Catering

46. Match Your Menu to Your Wedding Style

Chicago, IL

Whether your wedding style is boho, rustic, or a combination of other vibes you love, your menu and its presentation should coordinate with your vision. We adore how the chefs at Amazing Edibles Catering curated totally modern fare and service for this modern Chicago wedding.

Amazing Edibles Catering

Amazing Edibles Catering

Chicago, Illinois

Keep It Fresh With Seasonal Flourishes

photographer: Reem Photography | event planner: Vanessa Hayward venue: Villa Woodbine | desserts: Déjà vu Sweets | fruits: Sensory Delights Catering

47. Citrus is Chic as Décor

Coral Springs, FL

Déjà vu Sweets always leads new cake trends and here, at this enchanting intimate wedding, they’re showing us how citrus is moving from place card displays and wedding tablescapes right onto the most stylish cakes for a pop of tart color.

Déjà vu Sweets

Déjà vu Sweets

Coral Springs, Florida

photo courtesy of & caterer: Contemporary Catering and Event Production

48. Seasonally-Fresh Ingredients Shine

Los Angeles, CA

A skilled caterer like Contemporary Catering and Event Production ensures that all guests get the freshest, most flavorful fare by utilizing seasonal, locally-grown ingredients. We love how the menu for this Malibu wedding celebration featured spring delights like zucchini blossoms.

Contemporary Catering and Event Production

Contemporary Catering and Event Production

Los Angeles, California

photographer: Vitae Weddings | event planner: Rheefined Company | florals: Fiore Designs | venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards | caterer: Contemporary Catering and Event Production    

49. Fresh Herbs Bring Fresh Flavor

Los Angeles, CA

Why waste an opportunity for added flavor? The skilled chefs at Contemporary Catering and Event Production are always looking for ways to elevate every ingredient as they did at this darling outdoor vineyard wedding by using fresh herbs as skewers and cocktail garnishes.

Contemporary Catering and Event Production

Contemporary Catering and Event Production

Los Angeles, California

photographer: Erika Delgado | event planner: Roxanne Bellamy Events | venue: The Bath Club | caterer: Sensory Delights Catering | desserts: Déjà vu Sweets

50. Engage the Senses

Pembroke Pines, FL

The best caterers know that presentation matters. What better way to evoke your menu’s freshness than with edible florals and herbs straight from the garden? Sensory Delights Catering wows guests at this romantic Miami wedding with their dishes and their display.

Sensory Delights Catering

Sensory Delights Catering

Pembroke Pines, Florida

Olivia & James Fairytale Wedding
photo courtesy of & caterer: Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning

51. Freshen Your Charcuterie With Grilled Vegetables & Fruit

Chicago, IL

We adore a beautiful charcuterie spread and are especially enamored with this version from the talented team at Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning. The creative board they created for this fairytale wedding features seafood and beautifully-prepared vegetables for a healthier take on the trend.

Viola's Kitchen Catering & Event Planning

Viola’s Kitchen Catering & Event Planning

Chicago, Illinois

Considerate Menus Make Guests Feel Considered

photo courtesy of & caterer: Deborah Miller Catering & Events

52. Choose a Caterer With Trusted Local Purveyors

New York, NY

When you work with a caterer, you’re also employing their trusted growers and providers, so you want to choose carefully. We love how Deborah Miller Catering & Events boasts deep local connections to offer up healthy bites like these yogurt parfait treats made with hand-crafted yogurt from Kourellas (who is involved in every step from producing the feed for their sheep, goats, and cows to growing the organic fruit that goes in the yogurt). Also, don’t miss how the Deborah Miller team brought fresh and colorful fare to this elegant wedding.

Deborah Miller Catering & Events

Deborah Miller Catering & Events

New York, New York

All-White Poolside Wedding in Paradise Valley, AZ
photographer: Harley Bonham | florals: Angelic Grove | caterer: M Culinary Concepts

53. Gluten-Free & Meat-Free Doesn’t Mean Taste-Free

Phoenix, AZ

Top caterers like M Culinary Concepts are adept at curating creative menus that consider the dietary preferences and needs of all guests. For example, at this all-white poolside wedding, their culinary team created a vegan and gluten-free dish that was both beautifully-presented and full of fresh flavor.

M Culinary Concepts

M Culinary Concepts

Phoenix, Arizona

photographer: Samm Blake | event planner: Prim Event Studio | floral design: Wild Club | venue: Redgate Ranch | caterer: Foxtail Catering & Events

54. Accommodating Dietary Preferences can be Delicious

San Francisco, CA

When it comes to dietary preferences and restrictions, a skilled caterer like Foxtail Catering can ensure a delectable menu that never feels like something is missing. For this beautiful outdoor wedding, the team included light-as-air (but more delicious) merengue treats (that were naturally gluten-free) in the dessert spread.

Foxtail Catering & Events

Foxtail Catering & Events

San Francisco, California

People Also Ask…

Do wedding venues provide catering?

Some wedding venues do, in fact, provide catering services. That is certainly the case when you host your wedding in a hotel or restaurant space. Other wedding venues, however, allow you to choose an external catering team to curate the menu for your wedding. More still have catering partners that they prefer (or sometimes require) you to work with.

Often choosing a venue happens earlier in the wedding planning process than choosing a caterer, so you’ll want to make sure you understand your catering options when looking at venues. If you have your heart set on a certain caterer, you’ll want to make sure that the venues you consider allow outside caterers. If, on the other hand, you prefer a more full-service venue that takes the guesswork out of catering, you’ll want to choose a venue that provides in-house options.

When you find a venue on PartySlate, you’ll be able to use handy filters like “outside caterers allowed” or “in-house caterer only” to narrow your search.