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What food should I have at my wedding?


Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life. Not only will you be joining your significant other, but you’ll be surrounded by loved ones, an amazing vibe and of course, delicious food. Like most events, catering is one of the main aspects. Guests will always remember a wonderful meal they’ve enjoyed. But with so much choice, it’s challenging to decide exactly what to serve. This is why we’ve put together a handy guide on choosing your wedding food.

Sit-down meal

The classic wedding sit-down meal. A timeless option which always gives that lovely sense of occasion. This gives guests a chance to sit and chat and gives a good time for toasts and speeches. Turn place cards into favours your guests can take home. For example, instead of cards, use photo frames or candles so guests have a keepsake. If you have a photo booth at the wedding, they can transfer these photos into the frame. A memory to keep forever.


If you don’t want to have a sit-down meal, provide a buffet instead. This way, guests can help themselves and you can provide a range of snacks. You can either prepare it yourself or ask your venue to cater for you. This is a good option if you have guests with special dietary requirements. Simply use little flags to indicate which food contains meat, gluten and so on. If there are severe allergies, you may wish for them to have a completely separate meal.


If you want to have a range of different dishes or have a lot of fussy guests, a potluck is a great idea. Invite everyone to bring their favourite dish and your guests can help themselves. This is a particularly good idea if you are on a budget or are having a back garden wedding. It’s a really homely and fun idea for your catering.

Food vans

This option is perfect for a more quirky wedding. Instead of traditional catering, hire different vans, such as Mexican and fish and chips to come to your wedding. Guests can simply choose what they want and eat it festival style. This is a great choice for a summer wedding where delegates can sit on picnic blankets on the grass, enjoying the music.

“Build your own”

If you want catering that’s a little more interactive, create “build your own stations” where guests can literally make their own food, which can be done buffet style. Provide all the elements for sandwiches, tacos, burritos or whatever else you’d like, and attendees can create their perfect meal. You can have multiple cuisines and a few sweet ones as well. This is especially fun for the little ones.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to tie the knot, look no further than Ettington Chase. We are a stunning wedding venue in Warwickshire with 11 acres of beautiful grounds that make a perfect backdrop for your photos or even an outdoor ceremony. Get in touch with our dedicated wedding coordinators today to start planning your dream day in Shakespeare country.