13 Winter Wedding Food Ideas For Your Guests

By Tanya

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Oh, the winter weather outside is frightful, but the food and drinks can be so delightful! A winter barn wedding is a perfect time to bring out some of the tastiest, coziest, and most comforting wedding foods imaginable to your guests. Seasonal foods are always the yummiest and something that everyone looks forward to. 

Chilly winter weddings get that extra smidgen of hygge when it comes to dishing up the culinary experience. Here are 12 delicious suggestions for curating the best winter wedding menu ever!

Winter Barn Wedding Appetizer Ideas

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Shooters

We love this idea because it’s so creative and cute and definitely has a comfort food vibe! Serve grilled cheese sandwiches to your buddies whenever you have the chance! A quirky twist on the time-honored comfort food is a grown-up version of small sandwiches on top of a tomato soup shooter, making it the ideal winter appetizer.

Fried Goat Cheese Balls

Nothing says comfort food like melted cheese. Fried goat cheese is a sensory explosion of flavors and sensations, with a crunch on the outside and a creamy within. These gooey cheese balls are served well, but you can also use them as salad garnishes.

Pumpkin Custards With Gingersnap Crumble.

Pumpkin isn’t just for wedding fare in the fall! Additionally, you may serve custards with a gingersnap crumble to create a beautiful winter dessert, and they won’t let you down. 0. Pumpkin custards with gingersnap crumble are an easy make-ahead alternative for a catered wedding and are simple to serve for a crowd.

Winter Wedding Drink Ideas

The choice of food and beverages infused with traditional seasonal flavors is among the numerous factors that can inspire a winter barn wedding theme. A wonderful approach to embracing the holiday mood is to include specialty drinks for winter weddings spiked with the best that the icy season offers.

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is one of the few foods that tastes most like winter; therefore, using it in your wedding will go perfectly with the brisk weather. The mulled wine can be the centerpiece of a specialty cocktail, or you can keep it traditional and serve it hot and steaming.

Hot Cocoa Bar

A barn wedding in the winter without a hot cocoa station? Does that even exist? Any winter gathering will have cups of hot chocolate with little marshmallows and peppermint straws as the main course. Make sure there is enough food for both second and third helpings.

Winter Wedding Food Ideas For Main course

Your culinary spread is the ideal justification for couples hosting barn winter weddings to stuff themselves with robust dishes and rich flavors. Your menu is one of the best ways to assist your guests to endure the cold by offering warmth and comfort. 

Here are some wonderful winter wedding dinner ideas that you’ll guests will rave about. 

Winter Greens & Risotto

One of the coziest, tastiest dishes to serve up is creamy risotto, and a wedding risotto topped with wintery seasonal greens is elegant and comfortable. The risotto will be a favorite on any winter night, whether you prepare a straightforward mushroom dish or a delicious version with pancetta on top!

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Meats that may be stewed or braised are excellent choices for wedding meals since they can be prepared in advance and served without concern for the meat’s level of doneness or drying out. For your winter celebration, serve this Moroccan lamb tagine, which is filled with hearty winter spices.

Fig It

Figs are a wintertime favorite in fig stuffing, fig pudding, and fig pie. Everyone will feel the season when you add figs to anything, especially when you prepare a fan-favorite Lardon-fig twist with a bacon filling. Serve these, and your visitors will be raving about them the following day!

Image Credit & Recipe: The View From The Great Island

Charred Eggplant

Vegetables are a nutrient-dense and versatile side dish that may be served in various tasty ways, even though they might not look as interesting. Grilled and charred eggplant spheres can be transformed into a winter-appropriate side dish by adding pomegranate seeds and pine nuts on top.

Beef Wellington

Want to stray from the typical chicken main course? It’s difficult to match Beef Wellington’s comfort and flavor combo. Nothing quite captures the beauty of a winter wedding like this time-tested dish. Serve this and dazzle the crowds.

Winter Barn Weddings Dessert Ideas


Our barn is the perfect setting for S’mores around the outdoor firepit! We love them year-round, but they’re even yummier when the cool weather and snow arrive. Every wedding guest will be lined up for more of the irresistible combination of melted chocolate and ooey, gooey marshmallows on graham crackers. S’mores are a surefire hit as a wintertime treat!

Winter wedding at 3 Fat Labs firepit with s'mores
Image Credit: 3 Fat Labs & Emilee Kerner Photography

Gingerbread Cookies

A delectable gingerbread cookie is a delightful taste of the season that makes everyone happy. Some flavors just instantly transport you to a specific season, and gingerbread does just that with every bite.

Whatever your winter wedding menu ends up being, this is a season of delectable flavors and cozy comfort foods. Nobody goes hungry on a winter menu, so there is no way it could go wrong!

Vanilla Creme Brulee

Even though it’s very easy to execute for a crowd, this charred confection dazzles guests. For ease of access, serve these in individual ramekins. You could even add your initials sprinkled in sugar on top for an extra touch of fun!

There are numerous ways to incorporate the winter season into your wedding cuisine, from starters to entrées. Your menu will reflect the spirit of winter with various spices and locally grown food. Serving dishes that are in season will make your menu fresher, tastier, and more aesthetically beautiful. 

We hope this list of winter wedding food ideas has sparked some inspiration for your big day.

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