Catering Ideas for your Summer Wedding

As summer finally seems to be approaching after a long and rainy (and sometimes snowy!) winter, our minds at Chives are inevitably turning to food. When are they not?


Warmer weather and seasonal fruit and vegetables all make for plenty of new dishes that just weren’t right to eat in the cold. From berry puddings to vegetable tarts, we’re very excited to get tucking into these flavoursome treats!


Summer Wedding Menu

If you’re planning a wedding for the summer season, it’s important to consider what food will work best for the time of year – and, of course, take advantage of all that’s on offer in the warm weather! To help you out, our culinary experts at Chives have put together some of our favourite dishes for a summer wedding menu to inspire you. We’ve compiled the collection from our own catering menu and some dishes from others that we absolutely love.


Gin Cured Salmon on Wholegrain Toasts

Everyone loves a gin in the summer, but have you ever tried it with salmon? Our caterers at Chives can confirm that this is one tasty starter – we wouldn’t have put it on our menu otherwise!


Griddled baby courgettes drizzled with mint oil and crumbled feta

A simple starter that’s totally effective, these baby courgettes are light enough to allow your guests to save room for the main-course but lack nothing in flavour. The mint oil is refreshing on a hot day and there’s something about creamy feta that we just love in summer! Suitable for vegetarians, this is certain to be a crowd pleaser.


Pea and Feta tarts

From our own menu, we again couldn’t keep ourselves away from the feta (can you tell we love it?), but this time it’s in the form of little tarts. A lightweight pastry and the taste of fresh peas means you can’t go wrong with these Vegetarian treats that ooze summer flavours!


Chilli-Lime Rubbed Chicken Breasts

As summer catering ideas go, we love the sound of these chicken breasts. With the fruity zest of lime and a little kick from the chilli, you don’t have to worry about boring chicken! Chuck them on the BBQ for a truly flavoursome result.


Mini Beef, Pork or Lamb Sliders (Mini Burgers)

There was no way we could have a wedding menu at Chives without burgers, but our sliders option is usually a better choice for summer. Smaller and more manageable, they’re less heavy than normal burgers and twice as tasty!


Moroccan Summer Vegetable Tagine

Not only is this dish vegetarian, it’ll also keep anyone who lives on a vegan diet happy – and it’s incredibly delicious! Full of flavoursome spices and plenty of summer vegetables, pair with either rice, quinoa or couscous for a light yet filling summer meal.


Raspberry and Coconut Cake with Raspberry Coulis

Nothing says summer like raspberries and coconuts, making the cake on our summer wedding menu a wonderful choice. Sweet and fruity with a tangy coulis, it’s a winner in our books!


Mini Meringues with Pimm’s and Mint Berry Compote

How delicious is this for wedding food ideas? We love the use of small meringues, creating a lighter desert, and the use of Pimm’s will give an unmistakable summer taste! The mint berry will be both fruity and refreshing; a treat on a hot day.


For your big day, our chefs at Chive Caterers want you to have the perfect summer wedding menu, which is why we’ll help you to create one that you and all your guests will love. Using our abundance of wedding food ideas and specially crafted selection of dishes, you’ll be spoilt for choice! We have plenty of experience in catering for weddings, so you can trust us to make your day – and your food! – absolutely perfect.