6 Mouth-Watering Menu Ideas for a Late-Summer Wedding

Food & Drink
menu ideas for a summer wedding

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Planning a summer celebration? Celebrate the season's incredible bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables by incorporating them into your wedding reception menu. Here are six of our favorite summer-inspired wedding menu ideas.

Prosecco & Popsicles (above): Help guests cool off during cocktail hour by adding berry popsicles to glasses of chilled prosecco or champagne.

menu ideas for a summer wedding

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Shrimp Gazpacho: A chilled soup like tomato gazpacho (added bonus: shrimp!) served in a shot glass is a guaranteed cocktail-hour crowd pleaser.

menu ideas for a summer wedding

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Frozen Watermelon Slices: During cocktail hour, have servers pass out slices of frozen watermelon skewered on a stick.

Caprese Salad: You can't go wrong with a quintessentially summer salad—the caprese, with slices of ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

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Poke & Seaweed Salad: If your guests have a more adventurous palette, serve up small plates of poke (a raw fish salad in Hawaiian cuisine) and seaweed salad.

Strawberry Shortcake: Nothing screams summer more than strawberry shortcake! We love this version served in individual mason jars.


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