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The Perfect Autumn Wedding Menu

The Perfect Autumn Wedding Menu

As the days start to get shorter and the heat of summer is behind us, there’s no doubt that the seasons are changing. Autumn is here and it’s the time of year when we can enjoy hearty, warming food and the very best produce that the harvest has to offer. If you’re getting married in autumn, then we have some mouth-watering seasonal suggestions for your wedding food. The perfect autumn wedding menu starts right here…

This is the time of year when we all say goodbye to the lighter dishes of summer and say hello to more substantial meals that are packed with flavour and full of seasonal goodness. Lingering a little longer over food is always a good idea, especially on your wedding day and our menus help you do just that.

Your autumn wedding food can start with the most amazing canapés, like these mouth-watering king prawns

Of course, the experience starts for you and your guests well before you take your seats for your wedding breakfast. After your ceremony, start the celebrations with canapes that really showcase the best of the season. We would suggest bitesize delights that are easy to eat and even easier to enjoy! How about crispy risotto balls with woodland mushrooms, truffles and roast baby leeks or spiced lentil tarts with chicken, smoked paprika, coriander yoghurt and friend onions? Perfect for keeping guests warm if you’re outside for photos and giving them a hint of what’s to come!

Give your guests an amazing experience with incredible autumn wedding food on your special day

Once everyone’s taken their seat for your wedding breakfast, it’s time to let your guests relax and what could be a better start to proceedings than a tempting starter served sharing style to tables? Whole baked brie with garlic and rosemary sourdough crostini really sets the tone for a social, enjoyable meal and the food itself is always a conversation starter.

From there, let’s move on to your main course and there are so many wonderful dishes on our autumn menu. Will you choose roast free-range chicken with girolle mousse, fondant potato, shallot puree and white beans with madeira and thyme jus or perhaps roast duck two ways would tempt you? A crisp confit leg with panko crumb and finely sliced breast with juniper is served with red cabbage, salsify and roasted shallot and a redcurrant spiced orange jus. Our vegetarian and vegan options offer just as much comfort and we love our roast baby pumpkins with spiced red lentils, spinach, coriander and coconut sambal.

There are plenty vegetarian and vegan options for autumn wedding food too. Our talented chefs can provide stunning dishes to suit every dietary need Duck is the perfect choice for an autumn wedding menu. Your guests would be delighted to receive this on your wedding day

We always recommend finishing with a memorable dessert and our autumn menus are full of old school favourites and classic dishes. If you can’t decide on one dessert, why not opt for a trio of them? Include panna cotta with a white chocolate and raspberry ganache, treacle tart with salted caramel ice cream and a dark chocolate torte and you’ll have the happiest wedding guests around!

If you can’t choose between desserts, why not pick three autumn wedding food classic and really spoil your friends and family?

Of course, we understand that choosing the perfect wedding menu is a big part of planning your perfect day. Galloping Gourmet are always happy to help and whether you’d like some ideas and inspiration or a little expert advice to help you on your way, we’re here for you.

We love create bespoke, seasonal menus so why not download a copy of our latest menu here? Choose your favourite combination or use it as a starting point to devise your own perfect autumn wedding menu with the help of the Galloping Gourmet team.


Images courtesy of Studio Rouge, Page 7 Photography, Rick Foulsham, Paul Willetts Photography