Winter weddings provide a unique opportunity to treat your guests to foods they won't get at most other weddings. You can set a cozy atmosphere for your reception with a warm, hearty meal imbued with seasonal flavors plus classic winter cocktails and treats. Here are some of our favorite winter wedding menu ideas.
Appetizers & Main Dishes
Winter means it's time to bring back the soup course! Soup shooters served during cocktail hour are one of our favorite winter starters. Comfort foods are also right at home at winter weddings -- think mini grilled cheese sandwiches, tiny spaghetti and meatballs hors d'oeuvres, butternut squash ravioli, and meat and potatoes as your main dish.
A spiked hot chocolate bar is a great choice for grown-ups, but you can also keep it alcohol-free so you can serve to guests of all ages. Set out toppings like whipped cream, coconut, and nuts (and bottles of marshmallow vodka!) for a sweet treat that guests will love. You an also opt for warm signature cocktails, and get creative with your garnishes! A mini donut takes basic hot cocoa up a notch.
Pies and tarts work well for winter, and can be a great opportunity to share a family recipe with your guests. If you'll have access to a beach or a fireplace, create s'mores kits or set up a s'mores bar. And when it comes to your cake, we love rustic-looking cakes with wintry details.
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