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Summer Wedding Reception Food You May Have Never Thought Of

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Events, Uncategorized, Weddings

Summer weddings are beautiful, but they’re also pretty hot. If your nuptials are taking place on a day when the temperatures are scorching hot, you’re going to want to think long and hard about your reception food menu. There are a few reasons for this. Most people aren’t interested in eating heavy meals in the heat, the heat can result in some foods spoiling (those having an outdoor wedding), and you’ll need to choose based on what’s in-season. At Atlantis Ballroom and our other wedding venues in New Jersey, we have plenty of reception food options that are sure to match the occasion, be in-season, and appeal to your guests.

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Summer-Theme Options

What does the summertime mean to you? Does it remind you of having picnics in the park, barbecues in your backyard, or trips to the baseball stadium to watch your favorite team? If so, you might consider the Stadium Station package. You’ll find famous foods known for being served in the summer like hot dogs, hamburgers, and more. Served with a side of lemonade or iced tea and this would be a menu that’s reminiscent and refreshing.

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Seafood Entrees

A light, but delicious treat for a summer wedding reception food menu would be seafood entrees for your guests. Instead of going with something more hearty and dense, you can opt for a lighter, seafood option. We have entrees like sesame crusted tuna, mahi-mahi, and more that your guests will absolutely enjoy. Paired with mixed veggies and rice or potatoes, these entrees are top-notch ideas. Since everyone isn’t allowed to eat seafood, it may be ideal to have a lighter chicken option as well.

Fresh Raw Seafood Bar

Do you think your guests will enjoy a light and refreshing seafood raw bar during cocktail hour? If so, try our new High Tide station. This seafood station features fresh shrimp cascading out of an ice sculpture. This ensures they are kept cold and fresh all afternoon or evening long. These shrimp are easy to consume for guests to grab and go as they please. It also includes fresh clams on the half-shell, crab legs, and our chef’s homemade seafood ceviche that is out of this world delicious!

This is only a tiny fraction of the various summer wedding reception food ideas we have available for our happy couples and their guests. We have a ton of stations and customizable packages that make it easy for you to select a menu that is on budget, great tasting, in season, for your guests to enjoy. For more ideas, feel free to give one of our wedding coordinators a call.

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