Fall Wedding Dishes: Top Choices This Year

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Wedding planning can be stressful but choosing your reception menu is definitely one of the most exciting parts. It’s your opportunity to view (and maybe even taste) a wide range of dishes and choose the best a caterer has to offer. If you’re planning your wedding for Fall, you’ll find incredible options available. Here are some of the top choices this Fall season:


Potato Soup

Potato and leek soup is a warm and comforting appetizer choice, a great way to get bellies warm as the party starts. It might not feel like wedding food, but in the form of a shooter with croutons sprinkled on top for garnish, it can be transformed into the perfect appetizer.

pork steaks on barbecue grill with flames

Cranberry Salad

Chicken salad is a delicious summer snack, but when you incorporate cranberries and use Greek yogurt instead of mayo, you’re onto a special Fall edition. A healthy, delicious appetizer served on apple slices is easy for guests to grab as they mingle.


Many couples are moving toward more casual fare. In a bid for authenticity, they’re embracing menus with the food they truly enjoy.


Barbecues in Fall are always a great hit – they can incorporate a wide range of dishes. Pulled pork, hot wings, brisket, hot dogs, burgers, and sides are among the traditional barbecue options. Opting for a barbecue gives guests a wide variety of options to choose from and you can match it to suit any drinks, appetizers and desserts.


If you are planning a rustic wedding, a wood-fired pizza oven is a fantastic option for your mains. You might worry it’s too casual, but if you can dress up your pizzas with anything you like – from simple meat options to olives and shrimp! Pizza looks colorful, it tastes amazing, and with endless choices for flavors (and of course, gluten-free bases as well) you can tailor it to suit all your guests.


Typical autumn foods and flavors include squash, cinnamon, and apples. So, light options like fish might not meet your menu needs. Instead, roast pork with candied carrots and spiced apples is something more in keeping with the season.


While some people don’t bother with dessert at their wedding (there’s always wedding cake), if you do decide to include both, there are some great wedding dessert options to choose from. Fall is the season of pumpkins, who why not incorporate this delicious vegetable into your dessert menu? How?

A praline pumpkin pie! The creaminess of the traditional pumpkin pie combined with crunchy brown sugar pecans takes it to the next level. Or, a pumpkin roulade with white chocolate shavings and mascarpone.


No menu is complete without a selection of beverages, alcohol or otherwise. Mulled wine, apple ciders, pumpkin beer, maple-flavored beers, or a caramel apple martini. There are plenty of autumn-inspired drinks to please a crowd.

Hire A Professional Caterer

Rather than painstakingly curating your menu, why not call in professional caterers to tackle the tough bits for you? If you’re planning a wedding or hosting an event, call a reliable caterer with a history of hosting successful events. From hog roasts to full wedding packages, DRJ Catering has it all.