Tired of going to weddings and drinking the same old boring beer and wine bar? Don’t get me wrong, I love beer AND especially wine but your wedding is supposed to be special and exceptional! Chances are, your guests are not going to remember all of your flowers or what color bridesmaids dresses your girls wore. But they always remember the food and alcohol…it’s just the truth. I love these amazing wedding cocktails that are anything but ordinary.
Well, you don’t have to ask me twice to write about food! I do consider myself a foodie which makes me VERY excited to write about the latest catering trends that couples are jumping all over for their weddings. Wedding food is often deemed boring or bland lacking creativity and taste. However, our country does not fall short of amazing chefs and caterers thus making spectacular wedding food within reach regardless of where you live. For centuries, food is what brings us together and often a must have at any celebration! From organic and local menus to food trucks to exquisite fare, the spread that a couple chooses to serve at their wedding greatly reflects who they are as a couple.
Join us as we dive into these incredible catering trends of 2014!
I had to start with this trend because it is by far my ABSOLUTE favorite! What a great idea for your guests to enjoy during the wedding and as a take home favor.
Artisan cheese stations! Need I say more? I love a good cheese tray but a whole spread of cheese, jams and accompaniments? say no more…..
Canapes! A canape is very similar to an hors d’oeuvre; the main difference is that they are served on a board and usually bite size therefore requiring no eating utensils. Canapes are traditionally made with a base of bread and then savory meats and ingredients on top. Above this photo you can see the difference with the hors d’oeuvres!
Who wouldn’t want a shot of Tequila with their mini taco perched atop of a lime??!!
Yum! Fish and Chips…I would love to try this trend…how unique!
Food trucks made their appearance a few years ago but making a steady up-rise are food CARTS! Hello goodness! This is a great way to impress your guests with gourmet food in a trendy and eclectic fashion!
Tantalizing Treats! Unique dessert options and late night snacks are the perfect way to surprise your guests with a sweet ending!
Resident foodie here!! Let’s face it; besides the fact that your guests are super excited to celebrate your new marriage with you, they are also eager to see what yummy cuisine will be offered at your wedding! Take it from me that there is nothing worse than bad wedding food. I have to been to so many different weddings and given my line of work, I am always a bit skeptical coming in. This is what has also driven us here at Glendalough to provide the best wedding food you will ever eat. I don’t like to boast very often but we pride ourselves in the food that we serve and always receive rave reviews.
We want to share with you some great ideas for wedding fare that you can offer…all of which we offer here at Glendalough as well:) Enjoy!
Spoons of pesto cheese tortellini with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese!!
Bite sized chicken and waffles….a favorite from our guests probably because we live in the south!
This very chic vegetable and fruit display give new life to the old played out versions!
Our homemade tomato and mozzarella bruschetta is one of my favorites dressed with a rich balsamic glaze…yum!
Guests go crazy over these mini gourmet cheeseburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches accompanied by a mini pint of beer!
Although our buffets are the most popular choice for our couples, any of our entrees can be offered as a plated meal. We do an excellent plated meal service! Featured here is a wonderful filet of beef served with a red wine mushroom reduction on top of garlic mashed potatoes and garnished with scallions!
One of our favorite offerings here at Glendalough is our “late night snacks”! These yummy little nibbles of goodness are served well after the cake cutting but before the reception is over! This leaves a lasting impression on you and your guests all night!
Our chef Raymond is dedicated to preparing the freshest and finest cuisine for all of our wonderful brides and grooms, their families and their guests. We are proud to have him as our chef and will continue to step up the bar to deliver the most wonderful wedding food!