Fun Winter Foods You'll Love for Your Wedding

Take advantage of the chilly weather to enjoy these crowd-pleasing comfort foods and hearty setups.
Fun Winter Foods For Your Wedding
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Winter weddings reap the benefits of serving crowd-pleasing comfort foods and rich sweets. Warm cheese appetizers, soup shooters and creative food bars (an all-spud bar and poutine station top our list of favorites) provide guests with hearty snacks in bite-size servings. After all those savory foods, make sure your guests satisfy their sweet tooth with go-to winter treats like a hot cocoa bar (with mint stirrers and doughnut holes!) or individual chocolate lava cakes. Here are nine mouthwatering options to help you create your winter wedding menu.

Baked Cheese Appetizer

Baked Cheese Tartlets

Start off your cocktail hour with winter-friendly snacks like baked-brie-and-cheese tarts served with nuts, fruit jams and pear slices.

From: A Romantic Wedding at the Belmont Manor in Elkridge, Maryland

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese

Take a classic cold weather combo and shrink it down to cocktail-hour size, like these winning tomato soup shooters and grilled cheese wedge plates.

From: A Traditional Romantic Wedding in Baltimore, Maryland

Potato Bar (With Toppings!)

Mashed Potato Bar

There's a potato for everyone when you set up a table at your reception topped with tater tots, baked and mashed potatoes, french fries and stuffed potato skins. And trust us—there won't be any leftovers at this food bar!

From: A Classic Purple Wedding at Elmira College in Elmira, New York

Soup Sips in Mini Mugs

Soup shooters

Get creative with how you serve winter staples. Mini mugs make soup a portable, easy-to-sip hors d'oeuvre.

From: A Romantic Winery Wedding in Woodside, California

Macaroni-and-Cheese Bites

Mac-and-cheese bites

Crowd-pleasing comfort food like mac and cheese gets a fun, cocktail-worthy twist in bite-size servings.

From: An Elegant Orange and Blue Wedding in Redlands, California

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

With all the heavy winter foods, simple roasted winter vegetables are a welcome addition to the dinner menu.

From: An Autumnal Southern Wedding Shoot

Hot Chocolate and Toppings Bar

Hot Chocolate With Custom Sleeves

Treat your guests to a cup of hot cocoa (with calligraphed drink sleeves). Set out a buffet of toppings choices, from rock candy and peppermint stick stirrers to whipped cream and sprinkles.

From: A Modern Winter Wedding in Aspen, Colorado

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

Mini chocolate lava cakes

In place of, or in addition to, the wedding cake, offer warmed individual chocolate lava cakes!

From: A Coastline Wedding in Little River, California

To-Go Poutine Bar

Poutine Bar

Set up a to-go poutine bar at the end of the reception to satisfy guests' late-night cravings. This Canadian tradition starts with a base of french fries and is topped with gravy and cheese curds.

From: A Traditional Outdoor Wedding in Otterville, ON

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