Food is a winner in the winter, and there is possibly never a better time in the year for a foodie to wed. The cold compels us all to seek solace from our plates; to gather with other like minds to feast, indulge and celebrate.

If you are seeking inspiration for a winter wedding menu, think British and focus on seasonal. Winter is the time when the tastiest of ingredients come to fruition. Markets groan with fabulous, inspiring ingredients, ready to be transformed into comforting feasts.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Never trust a caterer who wants to serve you strawberries in December. Whilst most foods are available all year round, they can taste awful when eaten out of context with the season.

My advice when planning a winter or late autumn menu is to go for a hot starter with homemade bread, a deep and rich main, and a nostalgic favourite for dessert. Mouthwatering and delicious. You could serve winter canapés too.

Winter Wedding Food Ideas

  • Forest mushroom soup
  • Dark venison
  • Local game
  • Cumberland sausages
  • Braised red cabbage
  • Sticky toffee pudding
  • Molten chocolate fondant
  • Fruit crumbles

To drink… jugs of hot chocolate

Guest post by Julie Gray of Bovingdons

Image from Flickr by Danny Molyneux (CC BY-ND License)