Outdoor wedding reception menu ideas to impress your guest

Besides the wedding dress you wore on your wedding day, the one thing that your guest look up to on your wedding reception is the food! And that is the reason the major part of the wedding budget goes for the food for your guest – be it indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony. The best part of the outdoor wedding reception is that freedom it provides on how and you like to serve your loved ones. When you want to make your outdoor wedding reception stand out with the décor, events such as dancing and other activities, Hassle-Free Weekend can help you with the Gloucestershire’s best kept secret to ensure that the food you serve makes the biggest impact on your guest to remember forever.

Some of the great food ideas for your outdoor wedding are –


With the D-day beginning earlier and everyone around getting busier, appetizers become the most essential lifesaver for the people to getting moving for the entire day. The choice of food under appetizers are many –  Fresh Veggie Platter, Meat Skewers, Mini Hot Dogs and Pickles, Shrimp Cocktail Shooters, Bacon-Wrapped Snacks, or simply rolled sandwiches and the list goes on.  You may opt for the fuss-free menu according to the seasonal needs, for instance during the summer, fresh fruit and vegetables serving would be perfect, refreshing snacking. Small yet satisfying food ideas can be served to ensure your guest are filled up throughout the event.


The buffet is the best choice for the outdoor and indoor wedding reception, as it is typically the cheaper option than paying for each plate. Moreover, you are giving the option for your guest to choose what they would like to have. If you want to serve the classic buffet, you may choose you to include the chicken, pasta dish, side dishes including the veggies, salad and dinner rolls in your menu. But if you want to try something creative go for the themed option of buffet menu that could be Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and Southern/BBQ.  Apart from the classic and causal serving style, try changing it the buffet menu that includes the chicken sandwiches, burgers and brats and much more.

If wedding reception is casual, you might opt for picnic-style buffet to match wedding feel. This buffet includes items like pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, burgers & brats, or grilled chicken sandwiches.

As luxury wedding caterers, Hassle Free Weekend provides a range of wedding catering options to our customers at Gloucestershire. Call us to know the Gloucestershire’s best kept secret for your delighted wedding catering needs.

We understand that planning a wedding is a lot of work and having an idea of what your menu should have is essential. To make sure that your wedding reception menu to be unique and best, discuss your needs and concerns with our expert caterers for open and honest suggestions. Our focus is to alleviate the food-related stressor with the best kept secret from our Gloucestershire caterers.

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