11 Fab Food & Drinks Ideas for Winter Weddings

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Food is a massive part of weddings and one thing guests seriously look forward to! Food has changed at weddings over the years with personality now playing a big part. Creative couples are keen to include food and drinks they love whether it’s fancy or informal. When it comes to winter weddings, comfort is key. It’s all about homely food and drinks that will warm everyone up! Today we’re focusing on the little extras – there are so many yummy options you can roll out for either your drinks reception, dessert time or late night feast. We’ve rounded up some fab food and drinks ideas for winter weddings that are sure to be a hit with guests!

Fab Food & Drinks Ideas for Winter Weddings

Warm Drinks Station

Photo via The Pretty Little Horsebox

We’re a big fan of having a drinks station waiting outside your ceremony to greet chilly guests with a variety of hot drinks! It’s a gorgeous touch – a great way to get everyone mingling and of course keep everyone snug. There are several Irish companies that can offer this service including Bean & Gone – Mobile Coffee Bar, The Irish Horsebox Bar, The Pretty Little Horsebox, Vintage Vanp, Nom Nom Cafe- Mobile Coffee Bar, Collins Coffee Camp, and T2 Coffee Van – Vintage Mobile Cafe & Bar.

Soup Shooters/Toasties

Gina Brocker Photography via Wedding Wire

We’re all about the warmth come winter time and bet guests will be delighted to feast their eyes on some yummy soup shooters and mini toasties come drinks reception time!

Mulled Wine & Mince Pies

Samuel Docker Photography via Rock My Wedding | Leah Lombardi Weddings via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Mulled wine is without a doubt the best festive tipple! If you’re tying the knot around Christmas, it’s the perfect welcome drink to warm up guests – and will be delish with a few equally festive mince pies too.

Scone Station

Photo by Kim Hawkins via Love My Dress

If you’re after something tasty for your drinks reception, we’re a big fan of the scone station. Guests will be chuffed to be greeted by a table brimming with an assortment of warm scones, butter, jam and lashings of cream for them to jazz them up with.

Hot Chocolate Bar

via Mountain Modern Life

This time of year calls for hot drinks on demand and it doesn’t get any tastier than hot chocolate! If you’re looking to spoil guests with a toasty tipple, this one is a winner. You can pair it with some toppings like cream, marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles for added yumminess.

Chocolate Fountain

Photo from Jayann & Darren’s real wedding by Paul Duane Photography | Chocolate Fountain from Carolyn’s Sweets 

Another mouth-watering winter wedding idea for chocolate fanatics has to be a chocolate fountain. What’s not to love about dunking fruit or marshmallow skewers in a river of warm chocolate? If you’re looking for a chocolate fountain for your own Big Day, you can hire one from Candylady, S.Pro Entertainment, Chocolate & Decorations and Carolyn’s Sweets.


Crepe Wagon Dublin

If you’re after a sweet treat for guests, crepes should be a serious contender! Crepe Wagon Dublin can serve up sweet and savoury crepes with an array of toppings outside the ceremony or at the main event. Whatever you opt for, watch the queue form fast!


Rebecca Yale Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings

Churros are one to watch! These tasty Spanish fried dough pastry treats will be popping up at plenty of 2020 weddings we’re betting. We’d eat them any time of year but they’d be perfect at an autumn or winter bash. If you’re looking to get your hands on some for your own celebration, Tara’s Sweet Treats and Crepe Wagon Dublin offer this service.

Warm Cookies & Milk

Kaitlin Powell Photography via Burgh Brides

Another comforting treat that will be a big hit at winter weddings is cookies. Serve them warm with milk or tea and coffee as a tasty pick me up either at the drinks reception or later in the evening!

Pie Station

Amy Carroll via Once Wed

Winter is all about comfort foods and it doesn’t get any better than a slab of warm pie with whipped cream! If you’re after a tasty and homely dessert idea, why not have a bar full of yummy pies and crumbles. You could even get family and friends to help by making their signature dish.

Comforting Late Night Eats like Pizza

Dough Kitchen- Woodfired Pizza | Kono Pizza

After a few hours on the dance floor, guests will be after a little pick me up. During the chillier months, the likes of pizza or pizza cones oozing with hot cheese will be the ultimate treat. You can arrange to have Kono Pizza serve up their redesigned pizza – cones created to provide guests with authentic Italian pizza made from only high-quality ingredients, with mobility in mind! And Dough Kitchen- Woodfired Pizza can dish up homemade gourmet pizzas with a sourdough (natural yeast) pizza base and homemade wood roasted tomato base. Nom.