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Foods and Drinks to Serve at a Summer Wedding

Published April 19th, 2019 by Chef's Catering

Summer is the most popular season for weddings, and with good reason: the weather is lovely, more of your friends and family will be able to attend, and you can have that outdoor wedding you've always dreamed of! But a summer wedding can also mean scorching heat, especially if most of it will take place outside during the day.

Fortunately, you can help your guests beat the heat by serving the right food and drinks for a hot summer day! If you’re planning a summer wedding, here are four ideas for food and drinks you’ll want to serve at your reception.

Lemonade and Iced Tea Cocktails

There's nothing like a cool glass of lemonade or iced tea on a hot day! When planning your wedding menu, consider serving lemonade and iced tea on their own or mixed into iced cocktails with raspberry, cucumber, or mint. The possibilities are endless, so work with your wedding caterer to find the perfect selection of refreshing drinks for your summer wedding!

Shrimp Appetizers

If you’re looking for appetizers that will keep your guests cool and satisfied, you can't go wrong with shrimp! A popular food at weddings, shrimp can be served individually on shaved ice or in cocktails at the bar. Whether your reception will be held outdoors or inside an air-conditioned venue, your guests will be sure to appreciate these delicious and refreshing appetizers!

Grilled Chicken and Fish Entrees

When planning a menu for a summer wedding, it's important to choose entrees that are light and seasonal. Instead of heavier dishes with beef or pork, consider serving grilled entrees like chicken and fish. If you're going for a summer theme, your wedding catering service will surely be able to create some fruity and tropical flavors that all your guests will love!

Frozen Desserts

What better way to top off a refreshing meal than with a cold dessert? Aside from your wedding cake, you may want to serve some frozen treats like scoops of ice cream or slices of cheesecake at the end of the meal. For a wedding with a tropical theme, serving cups of sorbet in assorted fruit flavors would be an excellent way to decorate your venue in bright colors and satisfy your guests' cravings!

Overall, a wedding in summer doesn't have to be unbearably hot for everyone. With a light menu of refreshing foods and drinks, you can keep your guests cool through the heat and make sure everyone has a fun time at your wonderful summer wedding!

Need a Rochester NY catering service to help you plan your summer wedding menu? Contact Chef's Catering to ask about our wedding catering services or request a booking today!

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