As one of the leading wedding venues in Dorset, we understand the importance of wedding catering and the magic that it can bring to your wedding celebrations, as well as its power to bring your guests together. The top wedding catering trends have been named for 2014 by wedding-news.co.uk and feature a number of fantastic ideas to make your wedding day extra special.
Grazing has been named one of the biggest trends, and revolves around the idea of getting people from different groups getting to know each other. Grazing achieves just this by placing buffet stations across the room so that people can socialise with those sat in different parts of the room and creates a fantastic talking point amongst your guests.
Another trend which will get your guests socialising is the self-service cocktail bar. It allows your guests to have a little fun making their own drinks – just make sure that there is a bartender on hand to offer a little guidance!
Organic menus have also been a growing trend and provide an extra level of satisfaction when enjoying your wedding food – for example, our chefs at Athelhampton House use only the freshest seasonal and local produce in their dishes for top-notch quality and taste. To follow up the wedding meal, why not try a wedding cake with a difference? Outrageous and eye-catching wedding cakes are becoming more and more popular and are a great talking point and centrepiece for the reception party – for instance, they can be a bold way of matching a vibrant colour scheme.
The final trend named by wedding-news.co.uk is the medieval-style banquet, where guests eat at two or three long tables instead of several small ones. Ideal for a historically-themed wedding, this layout is ideal for getting guests to integrate with each other.