10 Food Station Ideas We’re Drooling Over


After attending dozens and dozens of weddings, it’s been our experience that banquet meals have these things in common: they’re boring, uninventive, often luke-warm and underwhelming. Yawn! Thus, we’re excited to see many couples thinking outside the box when it comes to the food they serve and how they serve it at their reception. Instead of traditional sit-down meals (which have mistakenly been regarded as the most elegant option — not true!), couples are choosing stations, buffets, family-style dining and food carts to serve local specialties and their personal favorites.

From sushi bars to low country boils, burgers and taco bars, here are 10 food station ideas that have us salivating. Wouldn’t you want to chow down on some of this grub? We know we would.

1. PIES ON DECK

Made to order pizza station at wedding reception. Captured By: Erica Chan Photography http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/06/20/handcrafted-barn-wedding-2/
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2. PASTA BAR

If we cater ourselves, like the idea of different pastas--with sign!
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3. BUTTER MY BISCUITS

23 food station ideas. I like the pasta bar, French fry station and taco station, hope the caterers can do this
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4. BURGERS, BABY!

wedding hamburger bar | this post with a lovely burger bar wedding. Didn’t I tell you burger ...
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5. SUSHI BAR

Sushi Bar. Could be a chunk of our appetizers- we could just pick it up that day and keep it cold till we serve - maybe avoid ones with raw fish if we don't serve it on ice
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6. FIESTA FARE

Looking for a different twist on your wedding meal, why not try a gourmet taco bar?... Sooo cool!
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7. ALL ABOUT SPUDS

spud bar table - love my taters!
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8. LOW COUNTRY BOIL

low country boil - Google Search
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9. TAPAS BAR

Photo by Tanveer Badal at Brooklyn Winery #Weddings #Food #NYC
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10. OYSTER SHOOTERS

Yum! Oyster bar at nautical and secret garden inspired wedding on San Juan Island with photos by Laurel McConnell Photography | junebugweddings.com
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