14 Aug the top byron bay wedding food trends
no celebratory occasion is complete without sharing great food, wine and company. so it’s no surprise that food can play a starring role on your byron bay wedding day, which is interesting when it’s something that couples can sometimes spend such a limited amount of time on. in a time where reality tv shows, and celebratory chefs have created a cult like food following leading to new food trends, styles and directions, it can easily be….well….a little overwhelming.
the food at the beach byron bay is overseen by our award-winning head chef, who has decades of wedding experience under his belt and works alongside our team of byron bay wedding experts. we’ve put together the top byron bay wedding food trends to inspire, tempt and excite you.
keep it fresh
more than ever, people are turning to fresh, organic foods that are locally sourced. having an area rich in diverse and organic produce, means you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your byron bay wedding menu. at the beach byron bay, our onsite wedding and offsite catering menus are designed using only the freshest seasonal ingredients and showcase the region’s finest produce click here to view some of our example menus. but remember, we can design a personalised menu to accommodate any desire, taste or budget.
the cocktail hour of your reception can make food more of an experience. think chef’s shucking oysters, whiskey bars, a slider burger bar and cheese + wine stations. comfort food beautifully presented could represent your style more than a simple canapé service and are becoming a very popular trend for byron bay weddings.
food stations can be a fun, less informal and interactive way to style your byron wedding menu. beautifully presented, chef-attended stations around the room, could feature a different cuisine, served with its own unique presentation. these are a great way to theme and style your menus, not to mention a unique way to wow your guests.
late night snack
once dinner and the wedding cake are served many couples are opting for a late night snack to be served individually to guests. this could be a comfort food snack such as mini doughnuts, parcels of popcorn, french fries, or wagyu sliders to compliment the last part of the evening – the dancing, mingling and champagne of course! click here for some more inspiration.
a unique arrival
why not mix it up a little and offer your guests a drink from your very own whisky bar, a signature cocktail on arrival or vintage inspired refreshment served in old mason jars with pinstripe straws straight out of a restored vintage caravan to welcome your guests to your byron bay wedding reception.
beverage stations are very popular with our brides, but it doesn’t have to be alcoholic. a flavoured lemonade stand or an espresso bar with infused teas and cookies can surprise and delight your guests as they arrive.
not everyone wants to spend a small fortune on just one cake. brides are doing away with tradition, and looking at other ways to add a touch of sweetness to their night. from real cheese wheel style ‘cakes’ to macaroon towers, gelato bars, creative dessert tables or choosing an enticing selection off the caterers menu, the consistent message is – don’t hesitate to say with it with unique sweets on your special day.
make the style of menu match how formal you want the night to be. want to mingle the night away with your favourite family friends? then maybe a formal three course sit down menu isn’t for you. a cocktail style wedding gives you more flexibility with your menu, as well as giving your byron wedding a casual, less informal feel. we find our byron brides are opting for a mix of both….delicious canapés + small dishes on arrival while they watch the sun set over the bay and into the hinterland, followed by a main meal and roving dessert canapé under the open rooftop.
whatever you decide, we’re here to help. talk to our dedicated wedding events team about not only how to design your personalised byron wedding menu but how we can assist with as little or as much help as you need on your most special day.