15 Wedding Buffets to Inspire Your Menu

From a sauce bar to sushi, these are the craftiest food stations we've ever seen.
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by Andrea Fowler
andrea fowler the knot wedding planning expert
Andrea Fowler
Wedding Planning Expert
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Food bars are a great way to add a personal touch to your reception space and give a little nod to your wedding theme at the same time. For example, a trail mix bar fits perfectly into a camp wedding. Or maybe you're going Fiesta-style? No one would ignore a salsa and guacamole station.

If you're not trying to pull a theme together, then stock the food station with a cuisine that you and your partner love. Maybe it's a dish you shared on your first date or a local specialty that's specific to a destination wedding. Here are some of our favorite wedding food stations to inspire your menu.

Trail Mix Snack Bar

Trail mix bar wedding reception food idea
Jeremiah & Rachel Photography

From: A Camp-Inspired, Country Wedding at a Private Residence in Condon, Montana

Fresh Vegetable Station

Fresh vegetable wedding reception food idea
Ryan & Jacy Photography

From: A Yellow Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Maple Valley, Washington

Topping Bar

Sauce and topping bar idea for wedding reception food
Natalie Franke Photography

From: A Nautical Vintage Wedding in Edgewater, MD

Travel-Themed Food Station

Travel-themed buffet idea for wedding reception food
Brigham & Co Photography

From: A Vintage Industrial Wedding at The Lace Factory in Essex, Connecticut

Lamb Meatballs On a Rustic Display

Rustic family style appetizer buffet idea for wedding reception food
Steven Michael Photography

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

Craft Pickle Bar

Craft pickle bar idea for wedding reception food
Alison Conkilin Photography

From: A Nature-Inspired, Spring Wedding at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York

Rustic Wagon Dinner Station

Rustic wagon dinner buffet idea for wedding reception food
Katey Penton Photography

From: A Homey Outdoor Wedding at The Barn at High Point Farms in Flintstone, Georgia

Fresh Fruit and Cheese Bar

Fresh fruit and cheese appetizer bar idea for wedding reception food
Mirelle Carmichael Photography

From: A Traditional Italian Inspired Wedding at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California

Sushi Station

Sushi bar idea for wedding reception food
Person Killian Photography

From: A Romantic, Whimsical Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

Caprese Salad Station

Caprese salad station idea for wedding reception food
Sarah Tamagni Photography

From: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding With a Touch of Sparkle at Gale Vineyards in Durham, California

Crostini Station

Crostini station idea for wedding reception food
Annie Mcelwain Photography

From: A Villa at Sunstone Vineyards Wedding in Santa Ynez, California

Chilled Pasta Bar

Chilled pasta bar idea for wedding reception food
Colette Kulig Photography

From: A Colorful Backyard Barbecue Wedding in Rutland, Vermont

Salsa and Guacamole Station

Salsa and guacamole idea for wedding reception food
onelove photography

Tiered Vegetable Station

Tiered vegetable idea for wedding reception food
Ian Joseph Jones Photography

From: A Bohemian Beach Wedding at a Private Residence in Pompano Beach, Florida

Gourmet Flavored Popcorn

Gourmet flavored popcorn idea for wedding reception food
Erin Johnson Photography

From: A Rustic Fall Wedding at Camrose Hill Flower Farm in Stillwater, Minnesota

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