(Closed) Picnic wedding food ideas

posted 13 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

What about kebobs- beef or chicken.  While they are usually served hot after grilling, they are still very yummy cold- and they could be served on skewers.

Marinated chicken

What about roast turkey?  It could be used on rolls to make a sandwich, or just served sliced.


Post # 4
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

How about some hearty quiches? 

Post # 5
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Or chicken fingers. I’d also suggest going crazy with salad toppings and having a meal salad. A lot of people might not want to eat heavily when it’s so warm.

Post # 6
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re having an outdoor wedding also, and everything we’re serving is either cold or will be cooked/reheated on a massive grill supplied by our caterer.

We’re having a shrimp platter, salami horns, fresh fruit, veggie platter, pigs in a blanket to start.

BBQ chicken quarters, glazed pork tenderloin, mini salt potatoes, grilled summer veggies, pasta salad, tossed salad, avocado salad, corn bread, mac ‘n cheese.

Are you totally against/prohibited to use a grill? You could do some great marinated grilled chicken (tequila lime, lemon pepper, BBQ, teriyaki, etc.) beef tenderloin, or fish even.

The only cold items I could think of are pasta salads, red potato salad with dill, shrimp platters, antipasto, chips & salsa/guac/dip, cheese ball & crackers, hummus and pitas, stuffed tomatoes, spinach dip…

hmmm all of these are side items, I can’t think of anything besides sandwiches for "food" food. If you set out a spread of some nice breads (foccacia, sourdough, italian, etc.) and some gourmet spreads with good quality cold cuts a sandwich bar could be fun!

Post # 7
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You may be able to get away with serving BBQ, like brisket, smoked turkey & sausage and pulled pork sandwiches..usually when I eat BBQ it isn’t piping hot (b/c usually its been sitting out) and just as long as the food is served at room temperature (or in your case outdoor temperature 🙂 ) I would think it would be fine.

Post # 8
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re doing picnic/deli fare, so we’re doing something similar. We don’t have the ability to serve hot food at our location, so all our food is cold. For sides, it’s salads – a fruit salad, a veggie salad, a pasta salad – and Greek pita chips with various dips. I didn’t want to do the typical cold cuts and bun sandwiches, just because they get served at nearly every wedding I go to, so we’re doing chicken salad croussants and roast beef ciabattas. Could you do some sort of gourmet sandwiches like this?

Post # 9
3686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

This catering website, http://www.rosemontcatering.com/menus_luncheon.shtml, has a bunch of great menu suggestions for a cold entree.  If you see something you like, I bet you could find a recipe for it.  Or, better yet, create one a few months before with the talented cooks (moms, dads, grandparents, ect…) in your family!

Post # 10
17 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

What about boiled crawfish and shrimp? I know it’s more of a cajun thing, but I think us Texans have sort of adopted it too.

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