We all love a hot summer’s day but winter has its own magic. From snow-covered hills to winter favours, there are plenty of things that will make your winter wedding a beautiful day. We’ve already looked at a few of our favourite winter wedding venues and a few details you can add to your day to make it unique and seasonal.

Pink & gold place setting - winter wedding menu

Now, we’re turning our attention to your wedding menu, and we have to say this is one of our favourite things about winter weddings. Warm, wholesome main courses and rich, decadent desserts play a massive role in your reception at this time of year, along with Christmas treats and festive cocktails.

mint & coral place setting

It’s important not to forget about the menu. Your wedding food is one of the most important parts of the wedding because it’s one of the elements your guests will remember most. Thankfully, we have an expert on hand to create a perfect seasonal menu for you. Here’s a sample winter wedding menu from Oliver Dunne in Tattersalls Country House.

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Green table setting

Christmas canapés

Treat your guests to a glass of mulled wine and some mince pies on arrival at the venue for a wintery treat at your reception.

Starter

A lovely winter warmer starter would be chestnut and wild mushroom soup, soft poached organic hen’s egg and nutmeg to begin with.

Main course

An alternative to the typical fillet of beef would be the delicious slow cooked braised beef cheek, smoked bacon lardons, wild mushrooms and colcannon croquette which will leave your guests licking their lips for more.

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Dessert

For dessert, I would recommend plum pudding with rum foam and mulled wine puree to finish.

An alternative to the traditional plum pudding would be passionfruit and cream panna cotta, pineapple, honeycomb and mint as tropical fruit is in season at the moment.

- Oliver Dunne, Tattersalls Country House

Image credits: Pink table: Rachel May Photography | Coral table: Rasberry Wedding | Green table: Sweet Chic Events