10 Summer Wedding Food Ideas

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List of Summer Wedding Food Ideas to Include on your Day

You’re getting married in the summer! What a great time of year. From better weather to a more relaxed vibe, the warmer months really are ideal for saying ‘I do.’ When it comes to summer wedding foods, you can also take advantage of all that summer has to offer such as seasonal produce, mouth-watering seafood, barbeque specials and icy treats.

With this in mind, here are 10 summer wedding food ideas your guests will love.


Firstly, let’s check out some appetisers suggestions that’ll keep hunger at bay.

  • Caprese skewers with balsamic drizzle

Easy to eat caprese skewers are the perfect treat for summer weddings. Enjoy fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, perfectly presented like a kebab.

  • Mini burgers

One of the best ways to add to your summer theme is by having a BBQ station. Keep things simple by cooking up mini burgers and offering guests a choice of toppings such as bacon, cheese, onions and all the sauces.

  • Sushi

Sushi is fresh, light and the ideal appetiser when the sun is in the sky. This can be served on a tray during cocktail hour and be tailored to your guests tastes. Be sure to ask guests whether they eat raw fish before your wedding. And if they don’t, provide a veggie or meat-based option.

Main Courses

As for the main, here are some delicious ideas.

  • Grilled corn on the cob

Grilled corn on the cob, smothered with butter and sprinkled with oregano is super tasty. This can be served on its own or with meat from the BBQ such as chicken or pork.

  • Pizza flatbreads

While pizza might be a bit heavy for a summer wedding, flatbread alternatives are lighter and just as tasty. Provide a selection of toppings from margaritas to more indulgent options such as goats cheese with caramelised red onions.

  • Pesto pasta

If you’re looking for a summer dish suitable for vegetarians, pesto pasta is ideal. This can be served on its own or as a salad with lettuce, vegan cheese, tomatoes and more.


To top it all off, why not surprise your guests with a selection of delicious desserts?

  • Strawberry cheesecake

British strawberries are at their best in summer. So take advantage of this by serving up a beautifully presented cheesecake loaded with fresh strawberries. You can even opt for cheesecake bites that don’t require a spoon or fork.

  • Wedding macarons

Macarons are light desserts that are easy to eat and extremely tasty. There’s a whole range of colour and flavour options to choose from and you could have fun sampling your menu.

  • Crepes

Want to add some theatre to your big day? Then a crepe station is perfect. Watch as a professional crepe maker whips up the treat of your choice.

  • Ice cream van

Another way to spice up your wedding is by hiring an ice cream van. Provide each guest with a token for free ice cream or ice lolly and let them enjoy your summer wedding in style.

If you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue, don’t miss the Hythe Imperial. Specialising in Kent weddings, this stunning hotel oozes Victorian charm and offers spectacular views of the Kentish coast. With a wide range of wedding packages available, you’re sure to find something to suit you