Wedding Menu Ideas for Your Special Day
Popular wedding menu picks
From choosing the perfect venue to booking the right DJ, there’s no shortage of to-dos for your special day. The more in-depth you go, the more little decisions you’ll discover along the way.
Choosing the best food to serve at your wedding and the perfect caterer is no small feat. While you may already have your dinner theme or menu items in mind, a little inspiration can go a long way. That’s why our catering team at the Pioneer Grill has assembled some of the most popular wedding menu ideas. We hope you enjoy!
The simple yet tasty combination of grape tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella makes for the perfect appetizer during cocktail hour. Held together with a mini skewer, this combo is often drizzled with balsamic reduction for the ideal balance of sweetness and tang. Meanwhile, they are bite-size which offers an easy-to-eat option while mingling.
Nothing is quite like a flavorful stuffed chicken for your rehearsal dinner or reception. Between the satisfying texture of cornbread stuffing and the smoky notes of roasted red pepper sauce, this classic choice is a safe yet tasty pick for any wedding menu.
From your guests’ perspective, stuffed chicken is easy to eat without sacrificing flavor. When included as a menu option, it’s usually only surpassed by one popular pick…
As the frontrunner for wedding entrees, steak takes the cake. An excellent pairing with baked potatoes, this staple is commonly served with grilled asparagus, brussels sprouts, or sautéed mushrooms.
While sirloin is a popular option alone, some of the most common sauce pairings include peppercorn or garlic butter. For a fresh blend of herbs, oils, and garlic, chimichurri sauce is a tasty and colorful addition as well.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
What started as a gourmet treat in the 1960s has flourished into one of the most popular wedding desserts 60 years later. Chocolate-dipped strawberries serve as the cherry on top of any wedding menu. Rest assured, they’ll be one of the first to run out on your dessert table.
Tex-Mex Taco Bar
Themed dinners are on the rise when it comes to wedding menu ideas. As couples continue to push their creativity on their wedding day, taco bars are an increasingly popular menu choice.
With a variety of choices like corn tortillas and pico de gallo, this option is convenient and customizable. Whether you have an outdoor rehearsal dinner or a casual reception, you can’t go wrong with a Tex-Mex taco bar.
Begin your wedding catering search with the Pioneer Grill
As you narrow down your menu preferences, our catering team at the Pioneer Grill is here to help. Whether that’s guiding you toward the perfect menu, preparing exceptional dishes, or delivering outstanding service. Our full-service wedding catering offers value, quality, and dependability for weddings within a 20-mile radius of Alexandria, MN.
We can also prepare each of the menu options above as part of our custom wedding menus and themed dinners. For date reservations, complimentary quotes, and more, we encourage you to fill out our form today.
Published February 12th, 2024
Meet the Author
Rob Rodas brings over three decades of culinary expertise to Knute Nelson and the Pioneer Grill as the Director of Culinary Services. With a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Administration from Southwest Minnesota State University and ongoing pursuit of a Food Business master’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Rodas merges academic excellence with practical skill.
Over the last decade, Rodas has been a driving force in redefining senior dining in healthcare at Knute Nelson. Residing in Alexandria, MN for 23 years, Rodas cherishes family travel, golf, and moments with his wife Joy, children Anthony and Alana, and granddaughter Elena. Passionate about delivering an exceptional culinary experience, Rodas is dedicated to transforming dining for residents, staff, and the community.