3 Great Wedding Reception Menu Ideas to Explore

Fall weddings have always been popular in the Bay Area. And pent-up post-pandemic demand has our wedding catering calendar filling up! Wedding reception menu ideas bubble up from every client consultation! And why not? Fall offers our clients a wide palette of colors as inspiration for their décor and tablescapes. And the harvest flavors also give Bay Area wedding caterers like us the ability to create a unique menu with local, seasonal foods that will please your wedding reception guests.

Your Wedding Reception Menu Benefits from Seasonal Themes

Weaving in both personal and seasonal themes make the most memorable receptions. Here are some fall catering menu ideas and tips for your autumn wedding.

What Time of Day is Your Fall Wedding Reception?

Wedding receptions are not always evening affairs in the Bay Area. Great weather makes outdoor ceremonies and receptions a great choice. You may want to host a morning wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean with a brunch to follow. An early afternoon reception could be the perfect foil for fall hors d’oeuvres and wine. Think about bacon-wrapped dates, cranberry BBQ meatballs, or mini apple turnovers. Of course, a sunset wedding on the Bay is always a beautiful backdrop to an evening reception that could go on for hours. We can tailor your wedding reception menu ideas to fit the meal setting you prefer!

How Would You Like To Serve Your Guests?

Weddings often feature plated meals. But, you may want to have a buffet, which are again an available option. You could have our servers pass appetizers, or have serving stations. And, Handheld Catering and Events can help you match the foods to your guest’s preferences. For brunch, you could offer a soup station with cups of Italian wedding soup with pancetta and croutons, tomato soup with grilled cheese triangles, or potato leek soup with crisp cheese crackers. Your evening plated menu should also be heartier in Fall, with chicken pot pies, pork loin and roasted autumn vegetables, or a mushroom ravioli.

What Are Your Favorite Foods?

Wedding reception caterers have many more menu ideas for your fall wedding, but you may also think about including your own favorites to make your wedding special. Let us help you create a fall menu that pairs with your favorite, local wine, for instance. We can also plan a menu around a Bay Area seafood specialty. And for dessert? Did you share a favorite when you were dating? Let us take those memories and offer a confection that reflects that memory.

Work with a Premier Bay Area Wedding Caterer

At Handheld Catering and Events, we can help you choose appetizers, cocktails, desserts, and entrees that fit your style, personality, budget, and aesthetics for a memorable Fall wedding. Contact us to get a quote and schedule a private tasting!