Evening Food Ideas

Your evening reception is well underway,  it’s several hours since your wedding breakfast was served, and everyone is getting a little hungry.

What better way to end your perfect day than to have some tasty food served up to your guests who have worked up an appetite on the dance floor!

Here are some great ideas for popular food to satisfy those late night cravings at your evening reception:


Classic Cheeseboard

Always a favourite and an ideal snack to put out and let your guests help themselves. Include a selection of crackers and popular accompaniments such as grapes, dates, fresh figs, chutneys and nuts.

Not every couple choose to have a traditional wedding cake .

A popular trend is to have a wedding ‘cake’ made of cheese wheels assembled in tiers.

Mini Fish & Chips

Another popular favourite, fish goujons, or scampi with chips served in paper cones and accompanied by ketchup and tartare sauce – irresistible!


Mini beef burgers are another great idea, you can serve a meat free alternative for vegetarian guests.

Bacon and sausage baps are a firm favourite also.Pizza

Slices of wood fired pizza are always a popular choice. You could devise a signature pizza using your favourite toppings.

Depending on your chosen venue your caterer may be able to set up a pizza oven outside.


Wraps are the ultimate finger food, favourite fillings include coronation chicken, hoisin duck, and chicken tikka.

Chilli Station

A serve yourself chilli station is another popular idea.

Choice of a beef or vegetable chilli can be offered, along with accompaniments – tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole.

Your guests are bound to love this!


Here at Capesthorne Hall we have several caterers you can choose from to provide the meals for your wedding day.

They will offer you an appointment well in advance to discuss your requirements, and arrange a tasting to help you decide on your menu choices.


Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on our website for more inspiration!