I recently attended a wedding where the evening food was provided by a food van. A man with a pizza oven in his van set up under a marquee and hand made pizza for everyone. It was delicious and different, key things you want for fantastic wedding food.
If this is something you’re interested in, here are a few of the options available in Cheshire for your inspiration.
Looking around, I found the types of food fell in to 4 loose categories.
Take away food; Pizza, Burger, Fish and chips, Hot Dogs.
Comfort Food; Pie and Mash, Jacket Potatoes.
World foods; Paella, Mexican, Asian, Caribbean.
All these sound amazing and I’d find it hard to choose one so here are some things to consider.
The layout of your venue could be a key factor. Are there places for people to sit down while they eat? If people need both hands to eat, like with pie and mash, and there isn’t a lot of seating space then you may want to consider something easier like hot dogs.
Popularity. Who doesn’t love pizza? It was a winner at the wedding I was at because the majority of guests liked it. You know your guests, you like them enough to invite them to your wedding. If they like trying new foods or have a have a high spice tolerance and really enjoy comfort food, then cater to that. Otherwise, you could be wasting your money.
The facilities at your venue. Will they need access to running water? Electricity and gas? Or does all that come with the caterer? You’ll need the answers to these questions as they could impact the caterers who can supply your wedding.
While looking at this I found a great website called Add to Event which is a quote platform. You give them details of your wedding, like number of guests including children, what power supplies are available, and any dietary requirements.
Then they send an email out to their suppliers on your behalf. You just need to sit back and wait for the quotes to come through. There are other similar websites out there so have a look around and find one that works for you.
Also, check that your venue and main caterers for the day are happy for you to have an outside caterer in the evening. This is common courtesy.