Thinking Outside the Box for Your Country Wedding Menu

When it comes to your event menu, it’s important to choose foods that complement the backdrop of the venue. Imagine Thanksgiving without the turkey or your birthday party without the cake. Some foods suit events better than others. For your outdoor country wedding, it’s important to choose a menu that’s classy, enjoyable, rustic, and embodies the spirit of simple country living. For your upcoming outdoor country wedding, we’ve explored some innovative serving options to give you our favourite out-of-the-box event foods.

Fresh Local Produce

Serving food from local growers is not only cheaper but it supports the economy that’s hosting your wedding. If you’re getting married in a country setting, you won’t have to look very far to find a local farm that grows fresh fruits and vegetables or raises livestock. Your venue may even be on a quaint produce farm. Instead of bringing out-of-town caterers, why not work with the local community to develop a menu made of home-grown ingredients.

Edible Flower Garnishes

From early spring to late fall, your wedding will be surrounded by vibrant natural colours. Did you know you can bring some of that beauty right to your table? Edible flowers are available in almost every shade, so it’s a perfect opportunity to incorporate your wedding theme into the menu or wedding bouquet. Popular edible flowers include:

  • Lavender

  • Borage

  • Calendula

  • Chamomile

  • Impatiens

  • Lilac

  • Nasturtiums

  • Clover

First-Date Food

No matter what meal option you choose, we’re sure it’s bound to be delicious. But if you’re looking for something that tells the story of you and your future spouse, why not recreate your first date by serving the first meal you both shared together? Transform it into an appetizer or serve as a main dish.

Signature Cocktail

Wedding food is a major expense without even considering the price of alcohol or the amount of servers and bartenders you need. It’s no wonder buffet-style weddings are so popular. If you want to cut costs without looking like you’re cutting costs, a major money saver is reducing the types of alcohol you serve. Everyone is usually fine with wine or beer and probably won’t care if you don’t have fancy drinks on the menu. But if you want to add a fun element to your bar menu, why not create a signature cocktail with your future spouse? You can make it up from scratch or use an old classic.

Health Break

By the time midnight rolls around, some or most of your guests will likely be a little intoxicated. Usually, the late-night table or “sweet” table is filled with high-caloric treats and rich comfort foods like hamburger sliders, candy, popcorn, and poutine. While some of us crave those fatty foods after we’ve been drinking, others just want to bite into something fresh and clean to wash away all those calories we’ve just consumed. Instead of (or on top of) serving late-night high-calorie foods, don’t forget to include healthier alternatives such as sparkling water, fresh fruit, smoothies, sushi, and veggies.


When it comes to planning the perfect wedding menu, there are so many ways to make it truly your own. If you’re looking for wedding inspiration, STORI Events has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in wedding and event planning to make your Big Day as perfect as you imagine it to be. Contact STORI Events today for more information about their services.

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