15 Wedding Buffets to Inspire Your Menu

From a sauce bar to sushi, these are the craftiest food stations we've ever seen.
by Andrea Fowler

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.

  1. Trail Mix Snack Bar

    Trail mix bar wedding reception food idea
    photo by Jeremiah & Rachel Photography
  2. Fresh Vegetable Station

    Fresh vegetable wedding reception food idea
    photo by Ryan & Jacy Photography
  3. Topping Bar

    Sauce and topping bar idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Natalie Franke Photography
  4. Travel-Themed Food Station

    Travel-themed buffet idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Brigham & Co Photography
  5. Lamb Meatballs On a Rustic Display

    Rustic family style appetizer buffet idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Steven Michael Photography
  6. Craft Pickle Bar

    Craft pickle bar idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Alison Conkilin Photography

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

  7. Rustic Wagon Dinner Station

    Rustic wagon dinner buffet idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Katey Penton Photography
  8. Fresh Fruit and Cheese Bar

    Fresh fruit and cheese appetizer bar idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Mirelle Carmichael Photography
  9. Sushi Station

    Sushi bar idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Person Killian Photography
  10. Caprese Salad Station

    Caprese salad station idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Sarah Tamagni Photography
  11. Crostini Station

    Crostini station idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Annie Mcelwain Photography
  12. Chilled Pasta Bar

    Chilled pasta bar idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Colette Kulig Photography
  13. Salsa and Guacamole Station

    Salsa and guacamole idea for wedding reception food
    photo by onelove photography
  14. Tiered Vegetable Station

    Tiered vegetable idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Ian Joseph Jones Photography
  15. Gourmet Flavored Popcorn

    Gourmet flavored popcorn idea for wedding reception food
    photo by Erin Johnson Photography
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