Bye bye buffet! The top alternatives for evening catering

Top alternatives for evening catering.

Catering is certainly up there in the list of wedding essentials, whatever season you are tying the knot. While the contents of your wedding breakfast are certain to be your main focus, keeping your wedding guests fuelled as the evening arrives so the celebration can continue is important!

The humble buffet has been the go-to for marrying couples for as long as we can remember. With the right caterer, you can offer a bevy of mouth-watering treats to all-day and evening-only guests. Yet, contrary to popular belief, there is so much more to explore beyond the buffet, especially if you plan to host your wedding at one of our beautiful country wedding venues. Here we share the top alternatives to the traditional evening buffet…

Traditional afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is a great British classic that’s a lovely touch to any wedding reception. Those bite-size sandwiches, savouries, cakes and finger foods aren’t just delicious, they can be a real spectacle if served on traditional tiered stands.

Here at Country House Weddings, we offer the option of afternoon tea for evening celebrations, with any alternative evening food menus able to be discussed with the chefs at each of our venues.

International flavours

Our chefs really are happy to cater for something different. In fact, we have couples travelling from all over the world to host their weddings with us, and relish cooking up a storm and creating an internationally inspired menu that represents them to a tee.

Hog roasts and BBQs

BBQs aren’t just for summer, while hog roasts have become hugely popular alternatives to the traditional evening wedding buffet. There are many reasons why couples choose to upgrade at additional cost to our hog roast and BBQ evening option. Here wedding videographer Define the Day explains more:

“Hog roasts turn your wedding food into the ultimate social occasion. They are fast becoming one of the most popular options for weddings because everyone comes together in a very social way to get their dinner. Essentially it’s a pork roast dinner but with the added experience of the whole pig cooking on a spit that is somewhat mesmerising.”

Fast food favourites

Our venues are also proud to offer a number of other alternative evening catering options, all as delectable as the last.

The in-house catering teams at each of our venues expertly prepare fish and chip suppers served in rustic paper cones, make an Italian Antipasti feast, set up and run hot & cold buffet stations, and provide incredible slider menus to ensure a great tasting and varied spread for your evening wedding guests.

When deciding which evening wedding food is right for you, our in-house teams work hard to establish your requirements and cater to your preferences. The possibilities really are endless when booking a Country House Weddings venue.

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