6 Seafood Menu Ideas For Beach Weddings

If you're a fan of the fruit of the sea, you'll be obsessed with these wedding day treats.
Salmon appetizers
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We love nautical themes, beach ceremonies and all other ocean-related wedding day details, but we especially love cuisine that comes from—you guessed it—the ocean. Pick your favorite seafood, or choose one of the creative options below, and incorporate it into your wedding day as an unexpected appetizer or entree.

Fresh Oysters on Ice


Complete cocktail hour with a classic—oysters on the half shell.

From the album: A Rustic-Glam Barn Wedding at Olympia's Valley Estate in Petaluma, California

Seared Tuna Bites

Tuna appetizer

Crostini topped with small pieces of tuna makes a great crunchy-meets-chewy hors d'oeuvre.

From the album: An Elegant, Rose Gold-Inspired Wedding at Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club in San Diego, California

A Lobster Buffet

Lobster buffet

Give your guests the gift of luxury with an unlimited lobster dinner.

From the album: An English Garden Inspired Wedding at a Private Residence in Upstate New York

Salmon Rolls

Salmon appetizer

This take on surf and turf includes a tasty combo of smoked salmon and prosciutto rolled neatly and served on an elegant tray. #FoodGoals

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

Bite-Size Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits

Add a little Southern charm to your wedding with spoonfuls of shrimp and cheesy goodness.

From the album: An Eclectic, Vintage Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, Texas

An Outdoor Clambake

Clam Bake

Take (and keep) the party outdoors with some grilled clams for a festive clam bake.

From the album: A Bright, Rustic Summer Wedding at Alerin Barn in St. Johnsbury, Vermont

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