3 Menu Ideas For Your Barn Wedding Reception

10 April 2018
 Categories: Food & Cooking, Blog


Due to the casual atmosphere, versatility in décor and design, and affordable pricing, it is easy to see why so many people are opting to have a rustic-themed wedding. Of course, designing the rustic wedding of your dreams will require proper planning and organizing. If your reception will be held in an old barn, you may find that choosing the menu is overwhelming. Thankfully, with these simple menu ideas, your rustic wedding reception in a barn will be memorable and beautiful.

Local Flare

One of the greatest ways to add a bit of personality to your rustic wedding is to use locally-grown and sourced food.

If you live near the coast, consider serving seafood that is classic to your area.  Make sure to incorporate vegetables, fruits, breads, and cheeses grown and made by local farmers and bakeries. If wine or beer are things you hold near and dear to your home and heart, serve favorites from your local wineries and breweries.

Family Style

Another great option is to consider serving your guests family-style. Family-style wedding catering is similar to a buffet, but it allows your guests to sit down and relax at their table instead of heading to the buffet to fill up their plates.

Platters of pasta, salads, meats, vegetables, and delicious side dishes can be prepared and served at the each table, allowing guests to serve themselves family-style.

Even if you are serving prime rib, fish, or shrimp and lobster, family-style dining adds a personable and casual feel to your barn wedding reception.

Finger Foods

Last, but definitely not least, many brides and grooms are choosing to serve finger foods only to their guests. Thankfully, appetizers do not have to consist of cheese and crackers or chips and dip only. There are many options available if you are hoping for unique finger foods that are delicious and affordable.

Eggplant meatballs, miniature grilled cheese sandwiches, vegetable dip cups, shrimp and scallop skewers, bacon-wrapped mini tomatoes, macaroni and cheese bites, and even buffalo meat sliders are all good options to consider for your appetizer bar.

Skip the traditional wedding cake and create a wedding appetizer bar, as well. A tower of cupcakes, mini donuts, miniature pies, and even a dessert waffle bar will be fun additions to your barn reception.

Your wedding reception should be memorable, so adding a bit of your own personality will make the day more special. These unique menu options are perfectly suited to any wedding reception in a barn.