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Top 5 Wedding Reception Food Ideas

Pizza Van

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Bring in a pizza van where guests can enjoy freshly made pizzas cooked on-site. Offer a variety of toppings, including classic options like margherita, pepperoni, and vegetarian, as well as gourmet choices such as prosciutto and arugula or BBQ chicken. Pizza vans add a fun and interactive element to the reception while providing delicious and satisfying food to keep the party going.

Burger Van

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Set up a burger van offering an assortment of gourmet burgers. Guests can choose from different types of patties (beef, chicken, veggie), buns, cheeses, and toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, bacon, and a variety of sauces. Burger vans provide a convenient and customizable option for guests to enjoy between dance breaks.

Fish and Chip Van

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Add a touch of British flair with a fish and chip van serving up crispy battered fish, chunky chips, mushy peas, and tartar sauce. This classic comfort food option is sure to be a hit with guests and provides a hearty and satisfying meal to keep them energized for more dancing and celebrating.


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Serve a selection of elegant canapés during the drinks reception. Offer bite-sized appetizers such as smoked salmon blinis, miniature beef Wellingtons, goat cheese and caramelized onion tarts, and prawn cocktail shots. Canapés provide a sophisticated and delicious option for guests to enjoy while mingling and socializing, without the need for a sit-down meal which can slow down the energy of the reception. By serving canapés, guests can continue dancing and socializing without being moved away from the dance floor, ensuring the lively atmosphere remains uninterrupted.

Hog Roast

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Treat your guests to a traditional hog roast, complete with succulent roasted pork, crispy crackling, apple sauce, stuffing, and freshly baked rolls. A hog roast adds a festive and communal element to the reception, allowing guests to enjoy delicious food while mingling and dancing the night away.

With the addition of a hog roast, guests can indulge in a hearty and satisfying meal while keeping the energy high on the dance floor throughout the reception.

A dynamic array of food options, including a pizza van, burger van, fish and chip van, canapés, and a hog roast, enhances the experience of your Essex wedding DJ, Samuel Hann, in keeping the dancefloor alive throughout the night. By opting for interactive food choices that allow guests to enjoy delicious bites on the move, rather than a traditional sit-down buffet style, Samuel Hann can ensure a seamless flow of energy and excitement on the dancefloor. With guests free to grab a quick bite between dance breaks without leaving the vicinity of the dancefloor, the lively atmosphere of your wedding reception remains uninterrupted. From savoring gourmet burgers to relishing the aroma of freshly roasted hog, each food option complements the vibrant ambiance, creating an unforgettable celebration where music, dancing, and culinary delights blend harmoniously to elevate your special day.


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