The wedding menu is one of the most important considerations when planning your special day. Of course, you won’t want rumbling stomachs and “hangry” guests to ruin the occasion, so it is vital that you meticulously plan what you intend to serve your friends and family as they celebrate your marriage. 

When it comes to the catering, you might feel pressured to conform to the status quo or just opt for the usual wedding fare. But remember, this is your day so you can do whatever you want when it comes to your food and beverage choices. Be imaginative, especially if you are considering having a themed wedding in Northampton. To give you some ideas, our team at Crockwell Farm have prepared some suggestions to help you choose creative yet delicious catering options for your wedding.

Popcorn station

Food stations are all the rage these days, just ask our caterers Ross & Ross Events! Because a wedding can last all day, you can bet your bottom dollar that some guests will be on the lookout for a quick bite to eat. One way of ensuring that no one is left hungry throughout the day and night is to have a popcorn station. This is an even better idea if your wedding theme is something to do with the movies. You could even put the popcorn in wooden buckets to add to the rustic look and feel. By having popcorn available all day, or other snacks for that matter, you can be sure that none of your guests go hungry even if the wedding speeches take longer than anticipated. 

Fancy something else besides popcorn? Simply let us know and we will make sure that your favourite snacks are always available. At Crockwell Farm, we want you and your guests to have a great time so you can count on us to go the extra mile to provide you with a high-quality service.

Gorgeous aperitif bar

Of course, you won’t want any of your guests getting too drunk at the start of your celebrations. For this reason, having an aperitif bar at your reception is a great idea. With ingredients that include wine, herbs and spices, aperitifs are lighter than cocktails. As an added bonus, they also go well with any food and help stimulate the appetite. 

As aperitifs are also bright and festive, they will bring a splash of colour to your reception. In fact, their exceptional quality means that they are a classy addition to your hors d’oeuvres, especially during cocktail hour. 

Are you having a hard time figuring out what to serve during cocktail hour? Don’t fret. At Crockwell Farm, we can offer you a wide range of excellent food and beverage choices, whether it’s for your cocktail hour or the main menu. Our caterers Ross & Ross Events specialise in providing wedding food and drink so you can be sure that you will be in good hands.

A station for refreshing summer beverages

For obvious reasons, summer is the most popular season to get married. There is no better time to tie the knot than when the sun is shining brightly and there is no threat of rain to spoil your big day. If you have decided to have the ceremony in Crockwell Farm’s Orchard Pavilion, why not keep your guests hydrated by setting up a refreshment bar or a self-service drinks station? You could offer juices, lemonade or infused water in sophisticated glasses or dispensers. 

Your guests will undoubtedly appreciate this gesture as it will help them keep cool and hydrated in the warm weather as they wait for the ceremony to begin. If you have other types of refreshment in mind, please let us know and our team will make the necessary arrangements.

Comfy winter drinks to keep everyone warm

On the other hand, if you are planning a winter-themed wedding in Northampton and you still want to have an outdoor ceremony, a hot beverage station is a great idea to help keep your guests warm and cosy. You could serve homemade hot cocoa with your favourite fixings, coffee, tea or perhaps even mulled wine to help keep the cold at bay. Even in beautiful Northampton, it can get a little chilly in the winter months!

Comforting drinks can also give everyone a sense of nostalgia. By setting up a hot beverage station, you can bet that your friends and family will feel warm and giddy as they watch you exchange your vows. 

Crockwell Farm is a wedding venue for all seasons. Whether you are planning a glorious summer wedding or a stunning winter celebration, you can count on our team to help you organise one of the best days of your life. From cocktail stations to a hot beverage bar, or maybe something equally fun, we love coming up with creative ideas to ensure your reception goes off with a bang.

Arty sharing boards

If you are looking for a more sophisticated alternative to a buffet, sharing boards are a good option as they allow you to create arty platters of meat, fruits, vegetables and other scrumptious treats that match both your tastes and the theme of your wedding. At the same time, they provide your guests with a unique dining experience and also encourage them to mix, mingle and socialise. 

Our caterers, Ross & Ross Events, are masters at whipping up delicious sharing boards. With their expertise, you can be sure that your guests will leave your wedding with memories of a fabulous food experience.

Cupcakes and cake pops

When it comes to the wedding cake, if you want to forego tradition and try something different, cupcakes are an ideal choice. As they are available in various designs and colours, they are both fun and fanciful. In fact, if you combine them with cake pops, you will definitely be a hit with the children and grown-ups alike. Cake pops are quite delicious and a beautiful addition to your dessert table. 

Besides cupcakes and cake pops, our team at Crockwell Farm can also provide you with other helpful suggestions if you are unsure about what to serve for dessert. As we have been hosting weddings for more than 15 years, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will enable you to offer food and drink that is unique.

Start Planning Your Unique Wedding Catering

Planning the wedding catering can be a fun yet daunting experience. Nevertheless, no matter what choices you make, it is important that you plan a menu that you actually like. This will ensure that your guests are not the only ones enjoying the food and drinks on offer! 

Crockwell Farm is more than a wedding venue. Our team of expert wedding planners can offer you the assistance you need so you can host a wedding you and your guests will never forget. With the help of our caterers, Ross & Ross Events, we can help you plan a feast for the senses. Get in touch with us today and we will discuss how we can make your dream wedding come true.