Heart-Warming Food & Drink Station Ideas for a Winter Wedding
There are lots of things we love about winter, from the festive magic, Christmas break and of course, all of the fabulous food and drink that comes with the season. The catering plays a huge part in your wedding day and lots of guests look forward to the grub that’s on offer, so to help inspire any foodies out there, discover some of our favourite ideas for delicious food and drink stations for winter…
From tantalising dessert tables to savoury snacks, there are oodles of options when it comes to winter wedding food stations. The main thing is to ensure that your friends and family are kept happy and full – weddings can last for up to 16. Hours and there’s nothing worse than hungry guests during the speeches. Your food and drink stations can be completely customisable, winter-themed, subtly nostalgic or simple finger food – the choice is yours but it’s time to get creative.
There are a number of things to consider with your heart-warming food and drink station. Does your venue actually have the space for one? You don’t want to be cramming everything into the corner so it just looks messy! Will your dream food and drink table require the help of a professional caterer, or a planner / stylist? It’s also worth taking into account whether it can be set up on the day or of it’s something that needs to be done in advance. Don’t forget to make a note of how many guests there are to feed!
Once you’ve worked your way through the finer details, it’s time to think about all of the delicious options available. Be warned, you are about to feel very hungry! Grazing tables are all the rage at the moment and we love the idea of giving this informal catering option a Christmas vibe.
Pies are always the perfect choice for a winter celebration and you can adorn a wooden trestle tabler with an assortment of sweet and savoury options. There are different ways to serve the pies too, from large slices, mini pies or bitesize servings. You can serve the sweeter pies with custard for the ultimate cosy feel – your guests will love you for it! Christmas is all about cheese so make the most of it by creating an extravagant cheese board with crackers and dips. This is a lovely alternative to pudding if you haven’t got a sweet tooth or you could offer it as a late-night snack. A cheese fondue is also a fun idea for your guests to dip into! Make sure your friends and family stay warm by serving steaming mugs of soup as starters – not only will it keep them lovely and toasty, they’ll taste yummy too.
Let’s talk about the sweet stuff! Smores, doughnuts, and milk and cookies are guaranteed winners amongst your friends and family. Shake things up by offering white Russian cocktails instead of glasses of milk.
While we’re on the topic of drinks, a hot chocolate bar is a must-have at any winter wedding. Design a self-serve station where your loved ones can add marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles to their beverages. Make sure you keep a stack of cool copper mugs in stock so your guests can keep going back for refills. Mulled wine and festive-inspired cocktails are a classic choice for a winter wedding and they will certainly help get your guests in the mood for the festive season.
How yummy does a winter wedding food and drink station sound?