‘Wow’ is a word heard all day long at a wedding, and amazing your guests with the food should be no exception. It’s important to remember that people eat with their eyes first, so your food has to look amazing. Gone are the days of carefully balanced pea shoots with a teaspoon of mashed potato. Abundant feasts of wedding sharing food will certainly amaze your guests.

Summer Wedding Sharing Food

Most weddings are in the summer, with food to reflect the season. A feast of summer wedding sharing food could look something like this…

To Start

  • A Charcuterie board with San Danielle ham, Milano salami, Fennel salami and bresaola, served with rocket and quails eggs.
  • A Bruschetta board with baby plum tomato, basil and garlic; caramelised red onion in balsamic and thyme with goats cheese; crushed cannellini beans with olive oil, garlic and rosemary
  • Griddled baby courgettes with feta and mint, lemon and olive oil dressing
  • Served with rustic breads, marinated olives and extra virgin olive oil

Wedding Sharing Food Charcuterie Board

Main Course

  • ‘Flattened’ chicken — boneless chicken stuffed under the skin with fresh thyme, lemon zest and garlic, served with aioli and salsa verde.
  • Baby roast potatoes in rosemary oil
  • Summer vegetables in lemon vinaigrette
  • Green tabbouleh (cucumber and spring onion)


  • Sharing bowls of Eton Mess with extra big spoons!

For more ideas you can see our Sharing Food Ideas for an Outdoor Summer Wedding here.

Flattened Roast Chicken Summer Wedding Sharing Food

Winter Wedding Sharing Food

We know, this sounds amazing for summer and will definitely wow your guests, but you can also share food successfully at a winter wedding

  • Large bowls on each table filled with traditional boeuf Bourguignon
  • Piles of creamy buttery mash
  • Bowls of braised red cabbage and apple

Gourmet, home-made (of course) shortcrust pastry pies are also fabulous winter wedding sharing food. Imagine boards piled high with pies filled with…

  • Steak and ale
  • Steak, mushroom and red wine
  • Chicken, leek and tarragon

Served with…

  • Bowls of mash or bowls of parmesan and thyme oven roasted chips
  • Bowls of peas a la Francais (in olive oil, softened onion and rosemary)

I call this the Pie and Mash shop!

All these ideas are fabulous ways to wow the guests at your wedding!

Guest post by Karen Kemp of Kemp and Kemp Catering

Images from Kemp and Kemp Catering