Fresh Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa

Wedding Catering Ideas to Charm Your Guests in 2021

Couples set on a 2021 wedding are in full-on planning mode right about now! Each wedding season we see new ideas incorporated in the big day to make it even more special. Our best advice here at Scarborough Fare Catering, don’t stick to the status quo – especially when it comes to the grub. No matter the culinary route you take on your wedding day, remember that food is a way of bringing together new families, and solidifying old and everlasting bonds!

Whether you’re planning a more casual shindig, fancy rendezvous or something in-between, don’t be afraid to go bold and crank up the food, and presentation thermometer, so long as the temperature stays true to you, the glowing couple.

From the cocktail hour, to the wee hours of the after party, here are a few memorable and deliciously satisfying wedding catering ideas sure to charm guests at your 2021 wedding!


Easy to Handle Hors D’oeuvres

Cocktail hour is a wonderful time for guests to mingle. But, let’s be honest, the atmosphere is sometimes jittery and there’s a certain hunger in the air as guests are anticipating dinner. Our tip – easy to handle hors d’oeuvres! You want your cocktail hour to be both sophisticated and clean. Avoid appetizers that easily ooze or smear. Think about the presentation and how guests will grab their portion. Bite sized snacks on a lollipop stick or in individual dishes are easy, and more sanitary! A few of our cocktail favorites for 2021 are: Seared Scallops with Creamy Sage Sauce & Bacon Jam and Fresh Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa.


Beverage Stations at Summer Ceremonies

Outdoor, summer weddings are beautiful, and sometimes a little hot. If you are planning a Summer 2021 wedding, a beverage station is a charming touch for guests, especially if they are forced to sit under the hot sun. While you may not be thinking about wedding catering when planning the actual ceremony, this thoughtful addition will leave guests pleasantly surprised, and hydrated. Our idea for the perfect beverage station – a self-serve table featuring a variety of fresh lemonades and delicious infused waters. Or, to charm guests even more, include beverages that remind you of your childhood or hometown.


Cozy Drinks at Winter Receptions

If you’re planning your 2021 wedding during the cooler months, and having your nuptials outdoors, a hot beverage station is a beautiful touch. Just like a summer beverage station, but opposite. Offer guests cozy drinks all evening! After all, who doesn’t love a warm drink when it’s chilly out? Make your guests feel extra warm and fuzzy as they watch you exchange your vows. Some of our favorite cozy winter drinks are spiked homemade hot cocoa, hot toddies, mulled wine, and of course, coffee! 


Adorable Grab-And-Go Desserts 

Wedding cake doesn’t have to be the end all be all of wedding desserts. Consider a grab-and-go dessert table. You can choose to be as elaborate, creative and unique as you would like. It’s all about the presentation here. Consider adding in deserts that remind you of your childhood, your culture or heritage, or maybe a favorite memory with your spouse. 


Late-Night Soul Food

By the time your reception is in full swing, guests will have worked up an appetite by socializing and dancing all evening. Chances are, especially the case after drinking, guests could go for some delicious comfort food to cap off the night. Offer your guests a late night snack, or soul food, to end the evening perfectly. 


We know your guests are a very important part of your special day, but, let’s face it, at the end of the day, you should be overjoyed by your wedding—and that includes your food! In every decision that you make for your wedding, stay true to yourself and your vision. If you are planning a 2021 wedding, contact Scarborough Fare Catering today! We can make your wedding dreams come true!


Article Provided By: Allison Thomas