2 Menu Options For Your Destination Wedding On The Beach

From sending out the invitations and choosing a color scheme to booking the venue and planning a honeymoon, it is easy to see the stressful nature of wedding planning. Considering 1 in every 4 weddings is a destination wedding, you may want to consider this less overwhelming option for your own special day. While wedding planners help coordinate décor, entertainment, and accommodations, you can help create a catering menu that suits your destination wedding. Using these unique menu options, your destination wedding at the beach will be memorable, stylish, and delicious.

Seafood Boil

To make your reception on the beach truly unique, consider serving your guests a classic seafood boil.  Featuring fresh shrimp and vegetables, the seafood boil will be delicious and entertaining. To ensure you have a sufficient amount to serve all of your guests, add the following ingredients for each person at your reception:

  • 8 Large Shrimp – Be sure to choose fresh shrimp that is local to your destination.
  • 3 Links of Polish Sausage
  • 3 New Potatoes
  • 2 Onions – Slice the onions thick.
  • 2 Corncob Halves

Add specialized seafood seasoning, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper to give the ingredients the true seafood boil taste. Place all ingredients in a large pot of water and boil for 20 minutes. Cover and let simmer, but stir occasionally.

Spread sheets of brown paper or newspapers across tables for your guests. Pour the shrimp boil over the table and allow guests to dine casually.

A seafood boil may seem like a messy option, but it can be a fun, delicious, and memorable way to celebrate your wedding on the beach.

Classic Beachside Dinner

If you prefer a more formal menu, consider a classic beachside dinner. Work with your wedding planner to design seating for your guests directly on the beach. Round tables with white linens add a simple elegance to your special day, but the overall look works well with a beach wedding and reception.

For a formal menu, consider the following options:

  • Grilled Salmon, Chicken, or Filet – Including a few protein options is imperative, since many guests may have allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Rice, Sweet Potatoes, or Pasta
  • Side Salad or Grilled/Roasted Vegetable Medley

For a special dessert, consider shell-shaped chocolates, miniature key lime cupcakes, or parfaits featuring fresh fruits local to your wedding destination.

A destination wedding at the beach is a beautiful option for celebrating your special day. Using these unique menu options, your wedding on the beach will be truly memorable. 

To learn more, contact a catering company like Pollard’s Catering

Author: Anne Mackay

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