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Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Winter offers such beautiful and unique characteristics for weddings. 

From the food to the color schemes, winter weddings are some of the most stylish nuptials of the year!

Every season brings special attributes to make every wedding perfect, and winter is no exception! Though there are not as many colorful florals and botanicals in bloom when compared to spring and summer, winter provides a totally distinctive wedding experience that can’t be replicated at any other time of year! The rich color schemes, delicate designs, and festive decor bring out nothing but happiness for the happy couple and the selection of seasonal foods allows for an unforgettable culinary event. 

It can be difficult to pinpoint what to serve at a wedding, which is where Table & Thyme comes in! Over the years, we have worked at a number of weddings in every season. We are dedicated to providing an elevated catering experience for every event we work with, and that has helped us to find some incredible menu items to try this winter wedding season! 

If you’re looking for some inspiration for a wedding reception destined for the coldest months of the year, you’re in the right place! Let’s explore some gourmet and absolutely delectable menu items that are perfect for a winter wedding!  

 

Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Unforgettable Appetizers 

Appetizers and hors d'oeuvres are a staple for most weddings. Whether they are served during the cocktail hour to keep guests satiated until the reception, or as fun inclusions to the reception itself, they are a great opportunity to explore a range of flavors! Here are three gourmet winter-themed appetizers that are easy and will impress even the most exacting wedding guest!

 

Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Smoked Haddock and Sweet Corn Tartlets 

These little delicacies incorporate the savory notes of smoked Haddock and the earthy sweetness of corn in warm handheld shells. 

Get the recipe here!  



Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini

Winter spices make everything better, including these sweet pear and pomegranate crostinis with a dollop of cream cheese! 

Get the recipe here!  

 

Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Raspberry Baked Brie

Of course, we could not help but recommend one of our absolute favorites. Baked Brie can be enjoyed in so many delicious ways, but for the winter season we recommend a crispy puff pastry and sweet fruit topping! 

Get the recipe here!

 

Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Excellent Entrées

The main event for any wedding is the entrées. Well, the main event of the reception, anyway! The entrées are a great opportunity to customize the catering experience to reflect the happy couple. Maybe it’s elements of their favorite foods, or the food they ate on their first date. For those non-sentimental folks looking for menu inspiration, there are plenty of gorgeous and tasty dishes to choose from. Here are three winter-themed entrées that will highlight any wedding reception! 

 

Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Black Truffle King Prawn Ravioli with Burrata Sauce

Flex your culinary muscles with this classy, gourmet dish! Complete with buttery burrata sauce, nutty black truffle, and savory king prawn, this dish is an unforgettable addition to any event!

Get the recipe here



Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Classic Beef Wellington

Cozy and classic, beef wellington is a filling and delightful winter harvest staple!

Get the recipe here



Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Crispy Polenta with Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Ragout 

Aromatic wild mushrooms, crispy polenta, creamy goat cheese, this dish is perfect for those down-to-earth couples looking for a bit of flair for their wedding reception! 

Get the recipe here


Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Delectable Desserts

Of course, wedding cakes are the main focus of the dessert table at the wedding reception, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop the sweet treats there! Here are three incredible and elegant winter-themed desserts to have at your wedding! 


Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Creamy Panna Cotta 

Savor the bliss in each creamy, fruity bite of this one-of-a-kind dessert!

Get the recipe here



Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding

If you’re an old soul with a passion for classics with a twist, this bread pudding with pecan and hints of bourbon is the perfect way to warm up any winter wedding! 

Get the recipe here



Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Cranberry-Orange and Chocolate Meringues   

Enjoy the mixture of earthy and fruity flavors with the sweetest texture imaginable!

Get the recipe here

 

Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Divine Drinks

Having the right drinks can bring any event to the next level of excellence, and weddings are no different! Here are three incredible winter-themed drinks to feature at your wedding’s cocktail hour or reception!

 

Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Hot Chocolate Bar

Not only is this an adorable and cozy addition to your wedding, but it also gives guests a chance to mingle and express themselves with a sweet, comforting cup of hot chocolate customized to their heart’s content! 

Check out this guide to planning a hot chocolate bar at your wedding! 



Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Mulled Wine

A seasonal classic, mulled wine is the perfect drink to celebrate love in the winter season! 

Get the recipe here!



Elegant Winter Wedding Reception Menu Ideas

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Dark Berry & Rosemary Juniper Gin Berry Fizz

Feeling adventurous? Try this berry-licious cocktail spiced with sweet rosemary and juniper! 

Get the recipe here!  


We hope you enjoyed this inspiration guide and found something delicious to incorporate in your winter wedding reception! If you did, be sure to let us know by sharing your experience with us on social media. We would love to see it! 


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