(Closed) summer wedding menu?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 4
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hello! We’re having a chicken, seafood, and vegetarian choice!

Chicken: lime crusted chicken with lime crema and pico de gallo

Seafood: Either peppercorn crusted salmon with three melon salsa and balsamic drizzle OR lobster-stuffed sole in Newburg sauce (haven’t decided yet)

Vegetarian: Focaccia sandwich with artichokes, sprouts, alouette cheese, and roasted red peppers, served with sweet potato fries

(I’m a vegetarian so the caterer gave me carte blanche to decide on an option. I thought, what’s better than a sandwich and fries??)


Post # 5
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Hi! Ours isn’t completely set in stone yet but I thought I’d share what we’re thinking:

Choice of Caesar Salad or Baby Greens with goat cheese, raspberries and walnuts in a vinigrette

Steak au Poivre with mushrooms

Cilantro-Pesto Red Snapper

Mushroom Raviolis

Baby red potatoes 

Roasted Seasonal Veggies

Berry Tarts


MMMM, now I’m hungry 🙂

Post # 6
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know if this will help you with your appetizers any (we’re having a canapes and cocktails reception in the afternoon – so no sit down meal). I’m sure if you wanted to you could make some of these appetizers though.



Smoked salmon and creme fraiche on rye bread

Mini crab and chive tarts

Seared Queen scallops with garlic and herb butter



Mini Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef and fresh horseradish cream

Mini cheeseburgers (Mr’s favourite!)



Green chili peppers stuffed with feta

Vegetable spring rolls with sweet chili sauce



Post # 7
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I am having a coastal wedding (in September) with a menu inspired by local dishes. We’re doing a beef, fish (the caterer is aparently known for their baked haddock so we picked it) or chicken choice with a veggie option (we only have 1 or 2 veggies out of 100).The veggie option is a vegetable pasta (my favorite veggie option) but I’m not sure we will even need it.

The apps. are seafood heavy but we will also have a stationary veggie tray, caprese salad and passed chicken skewers, steak tips and spinach filo pockets which are completely fish free. Other apps include crab stuffed mushrooms, pan seared tuna on a cucumber, chowder and mini clam cakes, clams casino.

Clearly I’m more excited by the apps. too bad we will miss cocktail hour. I guess the point I’m making is to find inspiration in what your caterers do well or what the local is known for, especially if you are having several out of town guests.

Post # 8
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My wedding is in the fall, but if I went to a summer wedding, I think it would be awesome to have some type of fresh fruit involved.  And…ice cream.  Ahhh, ice cream…I have not seen you in a while…

Post # 9
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our wedding was in May, so it was early summer/ late spring. Our entire wedding menu was vegetarian and along the lines of appetizers/ small plates. We had polenta crostini with toppings of eggplant or red onion confit, veggie spring rolls with a couple of sauces, falafel, and grilled vegetable kabobs. We also had the chef’s signature vegetarian dish, some kind of curried ricotta with peas served with pita points. Everything went over really well.

Post # 10
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

mine is in fall so the menu’s not appropriate for you. i’d suggest keeping the food light – if it’s warm out, people won’t want heavy food, so:

a salad or ceviche as an appetizer

instead of a chunk of meat, how about something like grilled kebabs instead.

berries with whipped cream if it’s early / mid summer and melons for late summer.

Post # 11
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

krissycake: They have those gelato carts you can rent for weddings.  YUM.  And it would be perfect for a summer wedding I think.

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