21 Mouthwatering Gourmet Foods for Your Wedding

Make your wedding the most talked-about foodie event of the year.
by Andrea Fowler

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.

  1. Caviar-Topped Canapes

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Caroline Tran Photography

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

  2. Prosciutto and Freshly Shaved Parmesan

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by 404 NYC
  3. Elegantly Stacked Appetizer

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Rebekah Murray Photography
  4. Lamb Meatballs With Rosemary Yogurt Appetizers

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Steven Michael Photography
  5. Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Karson Photography
  6. Watermelon Cubes With Burrata and Balsamic Vinegar

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Pen / Carlson
  7. Tempura Green Beans With Spicy Mayo

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Eric Kelley Photography
  8. Lobster and Mashed Potatoes

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Lovedays Photography
  9. Prosciutto Wrapped Persimmons With Goat Cheese

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Lacie Hansen Photography
  10. Mozzarella and Roasted Tomatoes

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Caroline Tran Photography
  11. Small Taco Bites

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Arrowood Photography
  12. Fresh Cheese and Herbs

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Braedon Photography
  13. Seared Tuna with Wasabi Seaweed Salad

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Heather Waraska
  14. Meatballs and Sugar Snap Peas

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Rebecca Arthurs Photography
  15. Goat Cheese

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Prema Photographic
  16. Pot Sticker Dumplings

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Prema Photographic
  17. Fresh Tomatos and Mozzerella

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Allan Zepeda Photography
  18. Maple Bacon

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc
  19. Lobster Dumplings

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc
  20. Fresh On-the-Vine Roasted Romatos

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Mikkel Paige Photography
  21. Stacked Cheese Wheel Wedding Cake

    Ideas for gourmet wedding reception appetizers and food
    photo by Lacie Hansen Photography
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