21 Mouthwatering Gourmet Foods for Your Wedding

Make your wedding the most talked-about foodie event of the year.
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Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Andrea Fowler is an Editorial Content Manager at Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Andrea is a New York-based content strategist and creative producer.
  • Andrea worked as an Assistant Editor for The Knot from 2015 to 2017.

Food is one of the best ways to bring people together at your wedding, especially when it's worthy of a foodie's five-star rating. Not only does interesting food get people talking, but when small bites are brought to them by way of an attendant, it encourages non-stop mixing and mingling. (Think: they won't have to leave their social circle to stand in a food line!)

When thinking about your foodie menu, the most important factor to consider is seasonality. For example, late summer is the perfect time to count on the height of tomato season to deliver an amazing caprese salad. Your wedding season dictates what your freshest (aka most delicious and affordable!) options will be. Here are 21 of our favorite gourmet picks that are sure to be approved by even the most bourgie palettes.

Caviar-Topped Canapes

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Caroline Tran Photography

From: A Stunning, Intimate Wedding at 620 Loft and Garden in New York, New York

Prosciutto and Freshly Shaved Parmesan

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
404 NYC

From: A Bright, Modern Wedding at 404 NYC in Manhattan, New York

Elegantly Stacked Appetizer

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Rebekah Murray Photography

From: A Murray Hill Wedding in Leesburg, Virginia

Lamb Meatballs With Rosemary Yogurt Appetizers

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Steven Michael Photography

From: A Romantic Neutral-Colored Wedding at South Park in Lawrence, Kansas

Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Karson Photography

From: A Playful Classic Wedding at the Spoleto Festival USA Building in Charleston, South Carolina

Watermelon Cubes With Burrata and Balsamic Vinegar

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Pen / Carlson

From: A Modern, Garden-Inspired Wedding at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago, Illinois

Tempura Green Beans With Spicy Mayo

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Eric Kelley Photography

From: A Timeless Elegance Wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, Virginia

Lobster and Mashed Potatoes

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Lovedays Photography

From: An Elegant Fall Wedding at The Water's Edge at Marshy Point in Baltimore, Maryland

Prosciutto Wrapped Persimmons With Goat Cheese

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Lacie Hansen Photography

From: An Eclectic Wedding at Miller Nurseries in Canandaigua, New York

Mozzarella and Roasted Tomatoes

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Caroline Tran Photography

From: An Oheka Castle Wedding in Huntington, New York

Small Taco Bites

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Arrowood Photography

Fresh Cheese and Herbs

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Braedon Photography

From: A Rustic , Organic-Inspired Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California

Seared Tuna with Wasabi Seaweed Salad

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Heather Waraska

From: A Romantic, Book-Themed Wedding at Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York

Meatballs and Sugar Snap Peas

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Rebecca Arthurs Photography

From: A Romantic, Vintage-Glam Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut

Goat Cheese

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Prema Photographic

From: A Sophisticated, Chic Wedding at Haven's Kitchen in New York, New York

Pot Sticker Dumplings

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Prema Photographic

From: A Sophisticated, Chic Wedding at Haven's Kitchen in New York, New York

Fresh Tomatos and Mozzerella

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Allan Zepeda Photography

Maple Bacon

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc

From: An Intimate, Garden-Inspired Wedding at David Burke Kitchen in New York, New York

Lobster Dumplings

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc

From: An Intimate, Garden-Inspired Wedding at David Burke Kitchen in New York, New York

Fresh On-the-Vine Roasted Romatos

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Mikkel Paige Photography

From: A Vibrant Summer Wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, New York

Stacked Cheese Wheel Wedding Cake

Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
Lacie Hansen Photography

From: An Eclectic Wedding at Miller Nurseries in Canandaigua, New York

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